Posts Tagged ‘bike’

I’ve been riding the bakfiets full time since Mr. Blazer mashed up my Raleigh. I love my LBS, but they’re a tiny shop. With Memorial Day weekend coming up, they said they’d need at least a week and a half to order the rim and build the wheel. I could have gone to the other […]


After eight years of commuting by bike, I got hit by my first car today, Bike to Work Day. I’m fine, by the way. I came to a stop at a T intersection. I positioned myself in the cross walk because I like to be as far out as possible so everybody sees me. A […]


Warning: toddler video.



It’s a box of cushions, so it doesn’t weigh as much as it looks it might, but it’s still a huge awkward box. The bakfiets doesn’t care. The only differences between carrying this and other loads is you need a little more room around cars and you can’t see exactly into which potholes the front […]


We have a perverted work ethic. What may have started as a religious drive to be closer to God or the effort needed to coax blood from the field stones of New England to survive has in the intervening years turned into nothing more complicated than brute-force quantity over all else. Our work days make […]


Maybe no landscape is more common or more recognizable in America than the big box retail highway. It’s everywhere and everywhere it’s the same: four lanes of traffic, lights at the major street intersections and mall entrances, miles and miles of empty sidewalks. What zoning relic mandates those interminable sidewalks? If you want to visit […]


Thank you for the kind words of encouragement, concerned passer-by! Fortunately, for every grouchy old man on the street who disapproves of the bakfiets, we pass dozens of others who are fascinated by the whole endeavor. We met old man on the way to the twins’ 15-month doctor’s appointment this afternoon. On the way back, […]


Heavy

10Apr10

Big bag of nails in there somewhere, too.