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Family Biking: Tangerine Dream

We got a new cargo bike and it’s a doozie. Meet the very last Metrofiets box bike: Tangerine! Okay, that’s just the frame, and yes, we already have a cargo bike, but hang on… Metrofiets made front-loading box bikes in … Continue reading

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Climate and Kids

Perhaps you’ve seen this breakdown of actions and choices that can be made to help us adapt to climate change, and for our children to survive global warming. It’s pretty great because it quantifies how effective our choices really are. The part … Continue reading

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PR in Space

When I was a kid, my parents let me watch the Space Shuttle launches. They were often delayed, so I remember waiting in the morning, watching the countdown and liftoff, then running off late to 2nd grade. Then in 1986, … Continue reading

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To Outwit a Bike Thief

How to keep your bike from being stolen:  My favorite advice is “Have a really expensive looking Bike… Lock. (and a crummy looking bike)” Even new bikes can be made less shiny. Ride it everywhere: dirt/mud/let your kid ride it! … Continue reading

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Can we afford to repeal the ACA?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare” or “The ACA”) has been panned for not living up to its promises, but I think what hasn’t been talked about is it’s usefulness as a safety net.  The “Patient Protection” part … Continue reading

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Family Bike, part 2: NEW BIKE!

I’m finally getting a family & cargo bike. I mean, I’ve had one for a while. Any bike can be a cargo bike, as they say! Just add a bungee… but I have been trying to dial this in for … Continue reading

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Family Biking, Take 1

“I want to haul a kid around on an electric bike.”

“Can’t do it, I think that’s illegal”, they said. Continue reading

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