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Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Halloween skull bike bicycle stem

Halloween Skull bike bicycle stem

Shopping Day

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Here are some photos I’ve had sitting around (you can tell by the summer clothes on the lower image), but which show that we use bikes to haul our things around Boston.

Well done ladies!

bicycle transportation
bicycle shopping

Squinting into the sun

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

male cyclist Boston tie
I hope he gets rid of those suicide levers soon but I’m glad he’s out riding his bike!

Boston Bike Parking

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Boston bike parking
Notable because we’re finally getting some!

This does have a distinctive “Boston” look, don’t you think? (even if it isn’t an ideal design)

She needs a bike

Monday, October 27th, 2008

red bicycle MIT
He has a red bike to match his MIT varsity jacket, but he’s walking it because his lady friend has no bike at all. It would be so much nicer if they were cruising together.

*cue Huey Lewis and Gweneth Paltrow*

Boston Bicyclist Advisory Board call for new members

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The City of Boston is currently soliciting members of the bicycling community to join the Boston Bicyclist Advisory Board and help make Boston a world-class bicycling city. The Board provides advice on bicycling-related issues to the Director of Bicycling Programs and other City staff. Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in substantial work projects.

Ideal board members bring the widest variety of perspectives on bicycling and its potential to improve urban life in Boston together in a constructive and cooperative manner. Interested bicyclists who live, work, or do business in Boston are encouraged to apply. Connections to other relevant community groups and institutions are considered a strong plus.

Application for board memberships consists of a short letter describing the potential member’s interest in joining the board, along with his or her relevant experience, affiliations, and contact information.

Applications should be sent by electronic mail (strongly preferred) or postal mail to:

Nicole Freedman
Director, Boston Bikes
One City Hall Square, Rm 932
Boston, MA 02201
(617) 918-4456

The deadline for the receipt of applications is November 7, 2008.

Seen on the sidewalk

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

broken cable lock
The only bike I’ve had stolen was locked with a cable lock. Be careful out there.

Uncertain Times

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

An article in today’s New York Times says that there are a few things worth splurging on in a down economy, and specifically mentions a bicycle as a wise investment for all the reasons readers of this blog are familiar with – dayrides with friends, commuting by bike to save money, doing both to become healthier. In any economy I agree with the author’s advice for spending:

“…it’s about investing money tactically in our relationships with one another, building bonds that last beyond ones to any particular employer or a house that we may no longer be able to afford.”

Experiences ‘in the bank’ are riches that one can never lose.

Definitely Autumn Here

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Time to bust out the sweaters and gloves and go see all the pretty foliage.

Bike Corsage

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

bike bicycle flowers corsage DIY accessory
Like a lovely lady, this bike was sporting a small corsage made of tiny silk flowers. It somehow seems a bit ironic (in a good way) on a bike for sport and reasonable speed, though it would also be beautiful on slower bikes around town.

I wanted to save this post for Mother’s Day, but I knew I couldn’t wait. Remember this, though, for a novel way to give your mother a corsage next May.

I think my road bike may need a little accessorizing!

bike corsage mother's day close up