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Big Trucks Have Big Blind Spots

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 23

Be alert, be safe.


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Cyclist Hit In Inman Sq, Around 230pm Today

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 22

Got this from a reader today (thanks Ben), looks like the cyclist is going to make it, but be careful out there people. Could be a left hook situation, or could have been a red light running situation, who knows. More info if I get it.


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I Felt Like This Today

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 15

Windy out there!


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Bike Thefts Up In JP Take Precautions

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 23

Got this over the Jp Bikes Mailing list. Put your bikes indoors people! Also just a free bit of advice, cable locks don’t work, not at all, get a good U-lock, you will thank me later.

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Hello JP Bikers–

This is from the Neighbors for Neighbors blog report–from E-13 officer William Jones:

A quick heads up for JP residents…

We seem to be experiencing a spike in bicycle thefts around JP. In the last 30 days, 15 bicycles have been stolen from all around JP. A few of these bikes have been left unlocked, but many have been reported secured/locked to banisters, porches, fences, etc. Some have even been secured inside building hallways. I would like to suggest that “out of sight is out of mind”. For some it may be difficult to secure bike inside property, but it appears that the suspect(s) are bent on taking whatever they are able to see. Our best recourse appears to be to conceal the bike if at all possible, preferably inside your property. Also, anything of value that is visible can potentially draw the attention of would be thieves, so remember it is always better to keep items of value out of direct view to persons outside of property. Keep windows, doors secured when not at home.

If in fact your bike is stolen, having serial numbers handy could possibly help in the locating of stolen property.

As always, be safe, and don’t approach suspects…call 911.

P.O. Officer William B. Jones

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Something You Never Want To See

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 23

They have installed a ghost bike for Tracy Milillo…be careful out there folks.

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    • Snowtacular Open Thread January 26, 2015
      Tweet   What do you plan to do during the mega storm?  I am sorta tempted to try riding down the big hill near my house once everything is covered with a foot of snow and no one is on … Continue reading →
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    • Winter Mega Storm Aught 15 To Close Hubway Stations January 26, 2015
      TweetIn case you couldn’t figure out from the apocalyptic messages emanating from every media device, its going to snow, a lot, Tuesday.  Stay inside, bust out the trainers, and sweat out some holiday calories while watching a movie, oh also … Continue reading →
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    • Action Alert: Help MassBike With The Bike Safety Bill January 23, 2015
      TweetFrom MassBike:   This month marks the start of a new two-year session in the Massachusetts Legislature, and MassBike has filed two bills designed to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable road users: the “Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users” and … Continue reading →
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    • PARKWAYS MOVING FORWARD: DCR is Not The Highway Department January 21, 2015
      It’s a pleasure to be able to praise a government agency: civil servants who try to live up to their public service mission are over-worked and underpaid relative to private sector peers – and always under appreciated! It’s particularly a pleasure to praise the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR), a woefully underfunded agency whose […]
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    • Another Winter Rider! January 20, 2015
      Tweet Doug looking great in safety yellow! Still have two books left, get yours!
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    • Another Winter Rider! January 20, 2015
      Tweet Doug looking great in safety yellow!  Also is that a built in headlamp?! Still have two books left, get yours!
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    • Turning The Loss Of Cycling Ability Into A Gain January 19, 2015
      TweetLife starts with almost unlimited and unknown potential. A newborn is a mystery in that he or she might be anyone, might do anything and might even make a difference in the world we live in. But, the farther along … Continue reading →
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    • The Fundamental Problem with Vehicular Cycling January 17, 2015
      TweetThe fundamental problem with the Vehicular Cycling (VC) approach to cyclist safety is it promotes mobility of the Strong & Fearless cyclist over the safety of all other cyclists. Doing so promotes their own self interest at the cost of … Continue reading →
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    • Mini-Contest Still On! January 16, 2015
      TweetI still have a handful of books to give away, send me a picture of you in your full winter riding gear and get free stuff!
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    • Site Updated January 16, 2015
      TweetJust updated the code base, you shouldn’t notice anything except the site running a little better. Let me know if I broke anything.
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