Category Archives: Bicycling

Rules of The Road

Everybody loves a guy on a bike. Except when you’re driving alongside one. Then you just want that bicycle gone. As a man who cycles for primary transport, with a track record of pedaling pretty far, automobile drivers often pinhole … Continue reading

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Recuperation

How quickly one routine evaporates and another congeals. Out on the road I thrive on ride/talk/write. The balance between physical exertion and mental analysis, sociability and isolation is near perfect. Then – bang – bike meets Porsche. Within two weeks … Continue reading

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Leap Year Leap

On February 29 I turned off Alabama Highway 98 to visit the historic town of Fairhope. An elderly Porsche driver took a sudden left turn across my path. I tried to veer away. Surly’s front tire hit the vehicle’s passenger … Continue reading

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Emergency Room Regression Analysis

The next time you’re in a moving metal object which makes contact with another moving metal object and lands you in the Emergency Room, make sure to get a cubicle near the nurse’s station and leave your curtain open. Ignore … Continue reading

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Extreme Sports

Last weekend I bicycled 200 miles as part of the Courage Classic, a fund raising event for the Colorado Children’s Hospital. It was my fourth year participating in the three-day ride that traverses four major passes, crosses the Continental Divide, … Continue reading

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Route 6A Brewster

Bicycling to Cape Cod is becoming an annual tradition. This week I rode to Eastham to visit Jan and Mike Golan, pedaled to Falmouth to see my son, and then returned to Cambridge.   Cape Cod Baseball League game each night, … Continue reading

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Wishing me Gone

Cambridge is a great bicycle city. We have more bicycle lanes per square mile than neighboring communities. We have protected cycling lanes, Hubway bike stations, designated parking areas, public repair stations, even a bicycle jug handle in Harvard Square.  I … Continue reading

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