linepainter

My Fantasy Shopping Guide

A reader asked me to do a shopping guide for cyclists. After looking around a bit I realized the things that I would recommend for bike Christmas don’t actually exist. So I decided...

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bitch2

Christmas by Bike

It’s Christmas time which means everyone is dashing about the city with a long list of errands and shopping to do. It also means hauling stuff. It’s easy to think you need a car...

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padding

Bracing for Winter

It will not be my first New England winter, but it will be my first biking winter. Currently the weather is unusually fall-like but I am trying to wrap my head around approaching...

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repairs

My Dirty Secret

I have a confession. I really don’t know that much about bikes. I just like to ride them. For me it’s more about lifestyle. So when it comes to bike repairs sometimes I...

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trainer

Office Shower Politics

They are installing showers in my office building. As the one that bikes to work, everyone is eager to know my thoughts. “Are you excited?”, “Will you use them?”,  “Aren’t you glad they’re accommodating...

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bigbeard

Winter Perks

It’s that time of year, the leaves are falling from the trees, it gets dark at 4pm, and the Hubway bikes are going away. Which means winter is coming and it’s going to...

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girl

If Butts Could Talk

If you bike on the street you are familiar with the “door zone” (also known as the “bike lane.”) You are probably also familiar with another frequent obstacle in the bike lane. Butts....

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crowd

Dear Future Cyclists of America,*

*MBTA Passengers Does your commute look like this? Or like this? You’re probably nervous about biking on the roads, but maybe it’s time to consider a change. But if you’re not ready to...

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night

See Any Bikes?

Last night I had some time to kill which I spent walking around Kenmore square watching cyclists. This is what it looked like: Okay, can you tell how many cyclists are in this...

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