Why I ride a Bike
I have known Joan, the founder and president of Super Sized Cycles for over 3 years. She is a wonderful person. We became friends since both of us love bike riding and both of us have started a bicycle company. The bike I ride is a Chicago bicycle bike that I made back in 1996 in Chicago. My bike has black fenders, 7 speed internal shifter, back peddle brakes, which I can skid my bike with, a comfortable saddle, big tires and a kool radio that sits on my handle bars.
I am 58 years old and I really love my bike. If I still made my bikes I would recommend buying one, but since I don’t, I can think of no other bike company I would recommend more then Joan’s company for riders like myself. The number reason I would recommend Super Sized Cycles is that they are the strongest, most comfortable bikes made.
When you ride the streets and bike paths like I do, you often hit bumps and potholes.
When you hit a bump on a bike, it is very comforting to know that you’re riding a safe bike that can handle poor road conditions with ease.
I ride a bike for many reasons, for health, it is a green thing to do and I save money. But mostly, I ride my bike for fun.
Every Sunday, during football season, I ride to watch my favorite team play football, the Buffalo Bills. Right after going to church, I begin to get ready for my ride.
My bills backers club has moved from a location right across the street from the Boston garden to a new bar and restaurant, called the Bleacher bar which is located right in famous Fenway park.
First I check out on google maps the route I am going to take. The ride is about 4 miles.
Then I put my bike radio on my bike, pack my backpack, dress appropriately with sunglasses of course and cruise out of my driveway.
I ride about one mile to Harvard square, right past the spot where George Washington took over as general of our revolutionary army and I cross the path that Paul revere made his famous ride. After past famous Harvard University, the first university in the USA, I make my way over to the Charles river bike path. I ride the bike path for about a mile. Maybe people are running on the path, funny how runners never look happy.
Sunglasses on, I ride quickly past the runners with my smiling face and radio blaring.
The river is beautiful with majestic crew boats. The third bridge I come up to is the bridge for me to cross. It is an old bridge with even better views of the river.
I then take a left onto Commonwealth Ave, which is a busy Boston street that takes me right to Fenway Park. On the way, I cross over interstate 90, The Mass Turnpike, and pedal along most of Boston University Main campus.
When I see the big CITGO Gas Station Sign I know I am 3 blocks away from my destination. I pull right next to the entrance of the Bleecher bar, take my glasses off, keep my smile on and go inside for the next 3 hours of my football game, chicken wings and some beer to wash them down. Now, doesn’t that sound like fun?
The ride in detail
1. Head southeast on Concord Ave toward Appleton St – 0.6 mi
2. Continue onto Garden St – 0.3 mi
3. Slight right at Massachusetts Ave/Massachusetts 2A E – 0.3 mi
4. Turn right at Plympton St – 0.2 mi
5. Turn left at Massachusetts 3A S/Memorial Dr – 256 ft
6. Turn right toward Charles River Bike Path – 26 ft
7. Turn left at Charles River Bike Path – 1.2 mi
8. Slight right at Boston Univ Bridge/MA-2 E Continue to follow MA-2 E – 0.2 mi
9. Turn left at Commonwealth Ave – 433 ft
10. Turn right at MA-2 W/Mountfort St/University Rd – 72 ft
11. Turn left at Commonwealth Ave/US-20 E – 0.6 mi
12. Turn right at Commonwealth Ave – 43 ft
13. Turn left to stay on Commonwealth Ave – 95 ft
14. Turn right at Brookline Ave – 0.2 mi
15. Turn left at Jersey St/Yawkey Way Destination will be on the left – 282 ft
Arrive at: Bleacher Bar 4 Yawkey Way Boston, MA 02215-3409