Bikey Road Conditions

Such a Clatter

Lately I’ve been riding my 50 yr old British 3-speed “Emma Thompson Bike” around town. It’s been pretty hot and a slow upright bike keeps me from rushing and breaking a sweat.   But she is a bit… well… loud.       When riding a wheel on Sheffield steel folks definitely hear you coming. But the […]

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Mazed

Typically, bicycling in winter is a little more complicated but manageable. But after 5 feet of snow has fallen within a month here, this winter is nowhere near manageable. It’s pretty unpleasant to bicycle, I admit it. I’ve considered other options but all of them are even more unpleasant. And just when getting around Boston was bad, it got worse as public transit […]

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Road Demons

Pothole season is in full swing here. Drivers are concerned about potholes because of potential damage to their cars. But I see potholes differently. Gravel or road debris may not even register with drivers except for the outside chance of a cracked windshield. But all I see is: Sometimes I report issues to the city. And […]

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Snow City

This past week the city got a lot of snow all at once. Over night the city transformed to something surreal and monstrous. It was hard to get around since nothing was plowed for bikes or shoveled well for pedestrians. But I think I figured it out- magic! I wonder why I’ve never tried this […]

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Fair Weather

It’s almost winter. The weather has been changing and there have been some pretty rainy days. While the weather’s gross and I have other transportation options, I still end up on my bike.     I’ve been told I’m weird, but it’s all relative. Everybody’s bad weather commute has an element of the ridiculous. And […]

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Boston Beware!

It’s been pretty hot this summer but it’s finally starting to cool off and my energy is starting to return. However, while it is “technically” better biking weather, for me biking is going to get worse before it gets any better. That’s because I live in a city where I pass no less than 5 […]

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