Category Archives: commuting

How to bathe your Brompton

Pop him in the shower!  Much more convenient than lugging out the garden hose. There’s a lot of salt on the roads; I wanted to wash off any stray bits before they harmed Monty’s lovely complexion. ≈

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Don’t think. Just ride.

I had an epiphany on the subway home last night, as I endured yet another dig in the ribs* and backpack in the face. If I’m going to be miserable in winter, I might as well be getting some exercise … Continue reading

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We don’t melt.

That’s my stock reply when anyone says, “You’re riding in this?”  Monty and I are not water-soluble. We do, however, get utterly, thoroughly, you-can’t-get-any-wetter soaked. (Jeans may not have been the best choice today. Why is wet denim so…icky?) We paused at … Continue reading

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Rider in the Rain

Monty and I had our first experience in drizzle today, and all went well. Cycling in warm summer rain makes me happy. I got to try out the Origin 8 light bars, which are easy to operate and very bright. … Continue reading

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Commute photos du jour

A favorite vista in Riverside Park Maggie checks out the transport competition

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Here, there and everywhere

“You run errands on your bike? That must eat up so much time!” said a friend. Well, no. For one thing, to paraphrase what Colette (or Freud or May Sarton – maybe all three) said of cats, time spent on a … Continue reading

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Hudson River/Riverside Park

Southbound in the morning –   North in the evening –  

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A Brompton kind of day

As a relatively new member of the Brompton cult community, I still get excited when I pass another on the road, especially if there is acknowledgement or conversation.  Yesterday there were both. On the bike path downtown,  I caught up to … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Rides Past

It’s National Bike to Work day, and I took the subway. The promise of heavy rain, and a dinner commitment in Brooklyn requiring semi-fancy duds, made me leave Maggie at home.  (I love riding in spring/summer rain, but the drowned rat … Continue reading

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A few random photos…

…to distract from the lack of more energetic cycling content. I loved the look of these bars against the sky and buildings.   Spring is in full swing at our farmers’ markets. Asparagus! I grilled some fat spears. Even Mr. Meat … Continue reading

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