bigmetalthings

Big Metal Things

When I bike, I’m pretty by the book when it comes to the rules of the road. It used to be that I expected everyone else to do the same. But experience has made...

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swerve

Finding My Voice

Sometimes when you’re on a bike, you need to make some noise. And I don’t mean a bicycle bell. Watching others, it seems yelling works best. People naturally respond when they hear a...

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ninja

See the Lights

The other day I was biking home after work when out of nowhere… It gets dark early these days. That means lights are something to plan on having. But even some folks that...

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lone-cyclist

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...

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invisible

Invisibility

Sometimes when I’m riding I feel like I have a certain superhero power. Which turns out isn’t all that super. Because I’m not made of steel. And even if I could find a...

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doors

The Doors!

You’ve just parked, turned off your car, and given a sigh of relief that you’re no longer stuck in traffic. You reach for your things, kick open your door and CRASH! Okay, so...

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huh

Middle of the Road

Whenever a person first discovers I bike, they reply with a story. And it’s always the same story. “I was driving down [insert any road name] when all of the sudden I saw...

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safety_chart2_feat

Serious about Safety

Every bike commuter knows is that safety is a complicated issue. They face it every day. However, some safety campaigns focus entirely on helmets. But that means there’s been a crash. What if it...

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loud

Thick Skin

It’s not good to honk at a cyclist because, well, it’s startlingly loud: I can understand the need to communicate, but horns don’t do the trick. But even when some folks use their...

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