Author Archives: Rebecca

About Rebecca

I am an out and about type of cyclist. I am a confident, friendly, assertive cyclist here on the streets of Boston where I have been riding bikes since 1973. I love riding my Dutch bicycle bought in Amsterdam in 2008 and my folder bicycle which has accompanied me on trips to Washington DC, New York City, a week-end on my son’s Maryland college campus, a visit to my sister in Saratoga Springs, NewYork, a visit to see my son, now living in Holland, Michigan and twenty days of cycling in the Netherlands. My husband and I are moving to the Netherlands in three years. We look forward to bicycling in the world’s best country for bicycles!

Protected Bike Lane in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge’s first protected bike lane. This is on Vassar Street. It should be wider. Nonetheless, I like it a lot! Yesterday and today, while riding on it, heading towards the river, a man, maybe the same one, was walking in … Continue reading

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Bicycle Detour – November 20, 2014

Yesterday, while I was out playing Tag ‘n Brag with Paul and Brendan, I came across this bicycle detour sign. I returned today to take a photo of it but it was not there! The workmen there asked me, “Where’s … Continue reading

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The Dutch Postman And Our American Postman

I love that the mail in Amsterdam is delivered by bicycle. We saw the  postman in Amsterdam in 2013, when we were on our way to the bike shop where I bought my bike in 2008. I stopped him in … Continue reading

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Strolling Through Noordermarkt, Amsterdam’s Organic Market 5/31/2014

Saturday I went to the Noordermarkt at Westerstraat, an organic market. My cousin’s son  had told me about it. At the entrance and inside the market musicians were playing. At one stand bread was being baked. The market, abutting a … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Adventures Friday, May 23rd to Sunday, June 1st, 2014

I traveled to Amsterdam to spend nine glorious days in the land of bicycles. Here bicycles are king!! Even the Dutch king and queen and their three small daughters ride bikes on the streets regularly. Having just finished thirty lessons … Continue reading

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The Door Zone

Being doored is among the most common type of crash for a cyclist in a city. Many people think that it is inevitable. I disagree. Boston bike lanes are generally five-feet wide. In some cities they are as narrow as … Continue reading

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Gatherinng Ginkgo Fruit and the Gingko Leaf drop on Naples Road

Bicycling home on upper Naples Road on October 23rd, I saw an older Asian woman accompanied by her adult son collecting ginkgo fruit. The man explained to me in halting English that they gathered the fruit, extracted the nut from … Continue reading

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