In honor of the start of Spring, Cycle Style Boston took a little trip downeast to the quaint Maine seaside village Cabot Cove, where we caught up with its most famous and cycle-stylish resident, the mystery writer Jessica Fletcher. Despite the idyllic scenery, Cabot Cove has a dark side: it has a ghastly high murder rate. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes your friends in the bike community hook you up with cool people to feature on your blog.
Such was the case when my friend Greg Hum recommended I talk to Kati Reusche, a colleague of his who happens to own one of those “invisible helmets” you’ve probably heard about. It’s called a Hövding (pronounced something like “hoov-ding). If you haven’t heard, this Swedish designed product is like an airbag for your head that detects when you’ve been in a collision and inflates automatically to protect your gray matter.
Originally from Germany, Kati works at Boston University and rides her bike from her home in Beacon Hill to work most days throughout the year. After our photo shoot, we caught up via email for a little Q & A. Read the rest of this entry »
Based on his love of winter bike riding, you might not guess that Peter Cheung was born and raised on the tropical island of Aruba. Before bicycles, Peter’s two-wheeled obsession was motorcycles. But after what he says were “too many speeding tickets and eventually getting a motorcycle stolen,” he was drawn to bicycles.
For Peter, a Jamaica Plain resident who rides year round but only occasionally commutes by bike to this workplace in Revere, his biking roots run deep. He owns two road bikes and one mountain bike, and is the Lead Safety Marshal for Boston Bike Party.
He speaks also speaks 5 languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch and Papiamento.
Ride on, Peter!
He works downtown at Safari Books Online, the digital library for Pearson Education and O’Reilly Media, where he manages their software engineering teams. We caught up for an email Q & A after the photo shoot, in which Cris talks about riding at night, staying warm the stylish way, and the fallacy of “waterproof” clothing. Read the rest of this entry »
Aaron is a graphic designer and illustrator who lives in Mission Hill and works at tech firm in Kendall Square. A lifelong enthusiast for all things bike-related, Aaron had a lot to say about the utility and pleasure of riding a bike: Read the rest of this entry »
This is Najah Shakir, Program Manager at Boston Bikes, the City of Boston’s bike department. During the warmer months, you will usually find her riding Hubway to work and around the city, but until the system gets running year round — an idea Cycle Style Boston fully endorses — she rides her Globe Daily 3-speed in the off-season. We caught up with Najah recently for a little Q&A about her work and biking in Boston. Read the rest of this entry »
Readers of this blog may remember my earlier feature on Bekka Wright, the artist and creative force behind the witty, imaginative and popular blog Bikeyface. Earlier this year, my friends over at Momentum Mag got in touch about doing a photo shoot for their BikeStyle series featuring Bekka. The premise? To show Bekka with a drawing of her character, the protagonist of the Bikeyface cartoons. This photo appears in the current issue of Momentum Mag, currently on the shelves. Go pick up your copy today! Here are a few outtakes from the shoot. Read the rest of this entry »