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Winter commute

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

No traffic jams here.

Charles River Bike Path Storrow Drive Side - Dec 2009

City of Boston Bike Survey

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

First, what a beautiful morning to ride! I love the clear blue skies winter gives us all.

Second, the City of Boston is conducting a bike survey and is looking for as much feedback as they can get.

Some of my answers:

Commute 90%, grocery shopping 5%, fitness 5%
Average ~3,400 miles a year
3 accidents over the past 5 years.

1. Passenger getting out of car at red light doors me. No injuries. Pinky cut and bruised leg. The car was a BMW convertible. The window shattered into million pieces. The fact that the door did not have a window frame made a big difference. Thank you car designer.

2. Ice on the Charles river bike path. Front wheel slides under me. No injuries (my ego may not agree with this)

3. Try to go over frozen foot steps at Charles river bike path. Did not make it 🙂

In winter I no longer try to ride on the charles river path. I rather use Mass Ave.

Share your stories if you want.