Category Archives: Riding

I just love a good bike trick video…

I just love bike trick videos and this one is pretty damn good.

I like that the tricks are done on a road bike, the sound track fits and the cinematography is great.

Enjoy  😉

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Revamp the great American road trip…

A great example of how bike trips instead of car trips can have a positive economic impact on small towns and rural areas. I know there are plenty of small towns in Massachusetts that would benefit from people taking more bike trips.

Imagine the boost everyone would get from bicycle road trips.

Nothing huge mind you, just a short casual ride for about 4 to 5 hours from your home to a campsite or a Bread and Breakfast.

Spend sometime in the town and boost their economy while meeting some nice people who would be thrilled to have your business.

The next day leave for home just as casually as you left with smile on your face and a little extra money in your pocket because you did not have to gas up the car.

Sounds like  a nice little trip to me.

Let me know…have you ever done a short bike overnight trip?

Have fun, ride safe

Yoooouuuu light up my ride….

You light up the night with lights on your bike…

Why not the day?

Some riders have standard lights and some have LED lights that blink you into an epileptic seizure but the fact is we use them for safety while riding at night.

So why don’t we use them during the day just like our vehicular brothers/sisters?

They have “Day running lights” standard.  Shouldn’t we be doing the same thing?

Vehicle studies by U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have shown that cars running their lights during the day are safer.

DRLs have also been shown to reduce fatal opposite direction crashes between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle by 23 percent.  The results for two-vehicle daytime opposite-direction crashes are statistically significant at the p < 0.10 level, although one would prefer a statistical level of p < 0.05. FARS data were also used to estimate the effectiveness, based on the simple odds, of DRLs in reducing pedestrian/cyclist fatalities in single-vehicle fatal crashes. The analysis shows that DRLs reduced pedestrian/cyclist fatalities by more than 12 percent…

(You can read the report here…http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809760.pdf.)

A more than 12% reduction in cyclist fatalities….WOW.

Wouldn’t it stand to reason that cyclists running their lights during the day would be safer also?

So light up the day people…help them see us.

Also, take a look at Bike Safe Boston for Josh’s article on 10 excuses for riding without lights after dark (and their accompanying refutations)

http://bikesafeboston.com/post/67412182095/seriously

I could not agree more…

Have fun, ride safe

Are you addicted to your bicycle???

Are you addicted to your bicycle?

Are you edgy and easily irritable if you go a few days with out riding or God forbid, a whole week…?

Does your spouse/partner/girlfriend/boyfriend/family/dog or any one you meet know when you have not ridden for a while and cross to the other side of the street when they see you coming?

Are you happy, relaxed, and crazy positive when you have been riding?

If you have answered Yes any or all of these questions, then you my friend are addicted to your bicycle.

Welcome to the club…we do not have a 12 step program and the only support group available is your bike.

Some proof(like we need it):

“…Even as little as 20 minutes a week of physical activity can boost mental health. In a new Scottish study, reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, 20,000 people were asked about their state of mind and how much physical activity they do in a week. The results showed that the more physical activity a person engaged in — including housework, gardening, walking, and sports — the lower their risk of distress and anxiety“.

Translation:  HAPPINESS

There you go…so if the Mondays are kicking your butt…get on your bike, chase them down, and run them over!!!

Have fun, ride safe.

Aaron Fink

This is a nice story about how a love of bicycles can transcend time and injury while being a generational bridge between father and son. I have ridden those same Boston streets as a kid and an adult. It brought a smile to my face.

Cycle Style Boston

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The last time I rode a bike with my dad, Aaron Fink, it was 2008 and we were mountain biking in a wooded park near Gloucester. One wrong move sent him to the emergency room that day, and left him with a fractured tibia and at the start of what would turn out to be a long recovery. There were months of progress and setbacks, and finally a knee replacement surgery. Five years later, it is amazing to see his progress. It’s almost as if nothing had happened.

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FLOW or NO FLOW

Do you flow or no flow???

Flow??? What the hell?

Ya…flow.

Ya know.

This evening I was totally in the flow(say with Jeff Spicoli voice from Fast Times at Ridgemont High).

The riding was grrreat.

I was at an intersection and I looked down….BAM…two dolllars at my foot.

(Now I have this stuck in my head…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpaFEOpQkY8)

Anyway…I continued riding and took a route I usually don’t take and noticed a buddy of mine on the side of the road.

He was having some bad luck.  Flat tire earlier and now a broken chain.

Well, I stopped and walked the mile or so to Wheelworks in Porter Square(http://wheelworks.com/).

Then the magic truly happened…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McaiADeflto.

The heavens parted and I was truly in the flow…traffic surfing with the best.

All the lights were green and I was home fast….awesome.

If you have not expired the FLOW, I hope you do some day.

If you have drop me a line and let me know…

Have fun, ride safe.