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Got a question about how to stay warm, what to wear, how to ride in the slush. Ask them here and I (and everyone else), will do our best to answer them.
Tags: open thread, questions, winter riding
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Post your best rain day adventures in the comments.
Tags: OH YEA!, open thread, rain day
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Its simply too nice for you to be inside, but if you are stuck share your favorite sunny day rides in the comments.
Where do you ride when the weather is nice?
Tags: open thread, sunny day
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I rode into work through the Back Bay area today. It was very strange. Bomb sniffing dogs, national guard with rifles, absolute gridlock bumper to bumper traffic, and lots and lots of media trucks with cameras and reporters.
The entire thing felt surreal, is this really happening in our sleepy little metropolis? Its been so…weird…just so nuts the last few days. So many emotions, and they surge and fade. I keep thinking about losing a leg, and not being able to ride my bike the same way as before, and what those poor families who have lost loved ones must be going through. And why for the love of all things good and pure someone would do such a horrible and useless act. I am not sure I will ever understand fully, or really ever come to terms with this, but I think the best thing we can do is continue to do what we did before. Live our lives, live them free, and full of love and compassion.
I do have a couple of suggestions for folks thinking about going anywhere downtown in the next couple days/weeks:
Leave your car at home. You will not be going much faster than a toddler waddles, and I saw more than one car overheating in the gridlock.
Get on your bike, its gorgeous out there, and its really the fastest way to get anywhere these days.
Tell the people close to you that you love them.
I want to here from you, what have your experiences been like? Have you been riding in that area? Leave your thoughts and comments below.
Tags: love all you, marathon bombing, open thread
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(Get your bike off the street, or it could end up like this poor soul)
Who rode into work today? Who is planning on doing a little snow biking? Any adventure, plans, parties? Want to talk about anything else? Blizzard day snowy open thread below, leave your thoughts in the comments.
I rode in today, and hope to escape before the real bad stuff starts. In case anyone is wondering the secret to riding in a blizzard, its to wait till a truck rolls down the street then ride in the tire track. Go slow, in a straight line, take the lane, and don’t lean into the turns.
Tags: blizzard, open thread, snow day
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When I got to work today I was covered in a quarter inch of snow, after shaking it off like a dog I realized that it had insulated me and kept me both warm and dry.
Anyone else have adventures today?
Open thread below.
Tags: open thread, slush day
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Not sure where to fucking vote, find it here.
Vote tomorrow, take a friend. Ride your bike, and you wont have to worry about parking.
This blog isn’t about politics, but I suggest you vote for the candidates that will best support the environment, good transportation policy, and health care (things we cyclists need most). In my opinion those issues are best supported by Barack Obama and Elisabeth Warren.
Which politician party is better for cycling? Who are you supporting? Whats your prediction for the electoral college vote break down? Will you be staying up late to watch?
Political open thread in the comments. Get it all out of your system, because its all going to be decided soon (hopefully).
Tags: go fucking vote, open thread, politics
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This week I saw some crazy shit on my bike.
A guy holding an iguana riding around JP.
two guys in a honda pushing a guy in a minivan, ostensibly because the minivan had no engine.
The Boston Cyclist Union handing out big ass cookies in front of North Eastern.
About a million very attractive cyclists beating the heat in style.
Several hundred guys/ladies in suits from the Bio conference clog up down town like glue.
What did you see this week? What do you want to talk about?
open thread in the comments below!
Tags: im lazy, its hot, open thread
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