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About Nathan

Nathan is a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience. He thinks parenting is way more fun when you don't have to worry about car seats.

Family Bike Shopping part II: The first bike we almost bought, Sun Atlas Cargo

Back in part I, I described why we decided to wade back into family bike shopping. At first, we were just looking to find a longbike that would be easy for Angela (5′ 1″) to get on and off of, … Continue reading

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Family Bike Shopping Part I: Why another bike?

At long last, we’ve settled on a new family bike. Family and cargo bike shopping can be a daunting process, with limited access to test rides (see our previous desperate plea), limited knowledge available at local bike shops, conflicting info … Continue reading

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True Life Stories of the Carfree — Stacy, Brent, London (9), Elliot (7), Avery(4) & Oliver (1), Huntington WV

As the third in our series about families living carfree (that aren’t us, see also part I and part II), we have a wonderful contribution from Stacy, a mom of four (four!). Her family decreased from two cars to one … Continue reading

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Hub on Wheels 2011

I rode the 2011 Hub on Wheels 10 mile ride today with friends Jesse, Brian & Maggie and their kids. This was the first big organized ride I’ve done (at all, not just with kids in tow) and we had … Continue reading

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True Life Stories of the Carfree- Mary, Xaq and Darwin (3), Rochester NY

In the second of our series (see part I here) of guest posts and interviews with families (that aren’t us) living carfree, we introduce Mary, Xaq and Darwin (age 3) living completely carfree in Rochester NY, despite some truly impressive … Continue reading

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True Life Stories of the Carfree- Mira, James & Jesse in Arlington, MA

Welcome to the first post in an occasional series about families (that aren’t us) living carfree. We’re hoping to share stories of how families make carfree life work in different areas, using a variety of solutions for transportation and other … Continue reading

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Seeking test rides — Zigo Leader, Madsen, Nihola, Sun Atlas Cargo

We’re considering adding a bike to our fleet (more details on why will follow, presumably when we figure out what we’ll get, if anything), but alas, Cambridge is not Portland, and rustling up test rides of family and cargo bikes … Continue reading

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Accidents happen.

I was in a minor bike accident with the kids last week. We’re all OK now. We’re even all back up on the bike. But it was really scary. And it was 100% my fault. At the end of a … Continue reading

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Kidical Mass, July 24 2011, Somerville

Our friend Brian is rounding folks up for another Kidical Mass, this time in Somerville (see here for the report on last summer’s ride) We’ll be gathering at Somerville City Hall (93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA) at noon on July … Continue reading

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CFWK “rules” for strollers on transit

In case you haven’t heard (this is old news), according to a report in the globe several weeks ago, the T will NOT be moving forward with a ban on open strollers at this time. Many thanks to the folks who … Continue reading

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