Author Archives: crankycoffey

Open letter to the city

Tweethello, I live a few streets away from Seaver Street in Roxbury, and was at the community meeting last year at the church regarding the bike lanes on Seaver. One loudmouthed community member (who is not a cyclist) shouted everyone … Continue reading

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good morning!

TweetI managed to get out of the house before it was too hot this morning, and had a nice ride to work. THREE drivers let me go at intersections! Four if you include the lady at the 4-way stop sign … Continue reading

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use yah blinkah!

TweetYou know how annoying it is when a car in front of you doesn’t signal, right?  I hope, as a driver, that you always signal, knowing how cyclists appreciate it. I had a funny experience the other day.  I was … Continue reading

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ladies who cycle

TweetThe city of Boston has posted bike statistics here: I’m really shocked by the gender gap.  During my ride to work this morning I made my own survey.  Granted, a quarter of that ride took place in Cambridge, but I … Continue reading

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miserable bike trip – a vision of the future

TweetThis past Wednesday evening I had one of the worst bike trips in recent memory. Going to a friends’ for dinner around 6pm, I found the stretch down Beacon Street Cambridge from Inman Square to Park Street to be THE … Continue reading

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Dangerous intersection!

TweetGood evening.  This morning, I was on my usual route to work. I was in line behind a few cars, making a left from Winsdor onto Main Streets in Cambridge.   An 18 wheeler tried to negotiate [an illegal] right on … Continue reading

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Boston, you’re OK. Cambridge, get it together!

TweetDuring my morning commute today, I got cut off by not one but THREE drivers in the space of one block on Mass Ave.  The offending block?  Probably the worst one on my commute on a good day – between … Continue reading

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The Fall

TweetAh, Boston, fall is upon us.  Time for my yearly blog post!  (Suzanne, I know you’ve missed me!) I love riding my bike every day in Boston and Cambridge.  Anywhere, really.  But we are presently in my least favorite time … Continue reading

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and a good morning to you, too!

TweetCommuting to work this morning on Mass Ave near the intersection of Tremont Street, I witnessed a particularly grimace-worthy altercation. A young man on a fixed gear was riding down the center of the right hand lane, no helmet, no … Continue reading

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tractor trailers in the city

TweetI was riding to work on Mass Ave in the pouring rain on Tuesday, not having a bad time, when I got to the intersection of Albany Street, where that big construction site is.  A huge tractor-trailer truck was making … Continue reading

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