Everybody Get a Bike

Recently there was a report how to sell people on biking. Turns out that even though safety is a real concern, dwelling on safety messages kind of turns people off. Is this really that surprising? Any salesperson would understand why. (That’s why fine print was invented.) So this got me thinking about advertising bicycling. What kind […]

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Utility vs. Sport

Because I bike everywhere and that is odd to many people, I get a lot of odd questions. Explaining the difference between utility cyclist and sport cyclist has gotten old. So I’ve just started playing dumb and asking them if they do this when they drive: Just for the fun of making them explain the […]

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Romancing the Bike

It seems some people can’t see anything romantic about biking in the city. To me, that seems ridiculous. Bicycling is full of meet-cute situations, laughter, and the chance of romance all with a beautiful city backdrop- just like in a movie. Except it’s better than a movie because you can live it. In this world, the bicycles […]

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Bike Jam

Not to long ago, there weren’t that many people riding bicycles around Boston and surrounding areas. The few who did were pretty badass. Badass and lonely.     Now the lone cyclist is not alone. Roads are changing, more people are riding bicycles…   …and people are learning how to ride around other people who […]

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Not Athletic

Because people notice I bike somehow I keep finding myself in this conversation: It’s funny people think I’m athletic. Obviously they didn’t know me way back when. I only survived gym class because I pretended to be really angry when the game didn’t go my way. Taking a game too seriously seemed to be the […]

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