Boston Doctor: “Why I Ride to Work”

I work as a doctor in Boston. I ride to work about 3 or 4 days a week, more in good weather, less in bad. I do it because I like being on my bike, don’t like driving and it’s the most efficient ay to get to work. The bus is good too, since it gives me a chance to read the newspaper.I initially worked in New York City, where it was an easier to bike commute than you would … [Read more...]

Swimming, Cycling and Triathlons

First day of orientation at UC Davis, an agricultural college town up in Northern California, was confusing to say the least.  I remember standing in countless registration lines, usually having no idea what they were for, signing a document only to start over again..  About three or four lines into it I realized I was in line for bike registration.  Really?  My confusion … [Read more...]

Earth Day – Better By Bike

In the fast-paced world of today, it is becoming increasingly difficult to comprehend the ecological effect of the daily rituals, perhaps shortcuts, which have become second nature to many of us. If you get your coffee in Styrofoam instead of a personal mug, opt for paper and plastic instead of using reusable bags at the grocery store, or drive your car to work instead of using … [Read more...]

Cross-Training for Runners

If there is one thing that pushes runners to get outside and run, it's a goal.  Whether it be extending the usual route a quarter mile or qualifying for a marathon, many runner's use goals as a means of improving their personal best and overall fitness.  If there is one thing that holds a runner back, however, it's a nagging injury or nasty weather. So what does a runner do … [Read more...]