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Pour a cup of coffee or book mark for some lunchtime reading. Great interview.
ANT Bike's Mike Flanigan with a Boston Roadster. Photo via ANT Bike flickr. New England is a stronghold of American custom frame builders. Portland, OR may have more of them, but New Englanders have been at it longer. The U.S. custom frame building business traces its roots to the 1970s when ...
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I have to admit that I love the look of that bike.  Good read :)
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an article where the comments are actually (mostly) kind of funny...  also funny seeing a friend's wideo go viral
The mayor of Boston is urging cabin fever-crazed residents to stop hurling themselves from their windows into snowbanks. “It’s a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a speech Monday, accordi...
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I sure hope the government allows for the residents to get a mortgage bail out...that at least that months payment is deferred to the end of there loans...
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interesting, i've seen fancy new steels come to bike market and dissapear (aermet in the '90s iirc), will be curious to see what impact this has. A few frame builders complain and bitch and some refuse to work with the new stainless tubesets. being able to build with the tubing is just as important as weight and all that...
Metallurgists have developed a new kind of steel which they claim to be stronger, lighter and cheaper than titanium
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He found the original paper, here's his response: "I do not know how it will be possible to weld this material unfortunately :/ you will just make it brittle again once you add heat, the strengthening mechanism is dependent both upon cold working and precipitation... Wish I could play with it, if you could weld it it would be amazing!"
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Yup, that's us, now here...  the storm brings us all out of our houses to collectively shovel or move snow together.

h/t +Meg McMahon for sharing it over there on twitter
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After studying hundreds of centuries-old violins, acousticians and fluid dynamicists at +MIT Mechanical Engineering have identified key design features that boost violins’ acoustic power. 

#music   #violin   #acoustics   #engineering   #MIT  
New study identifies key design features that boost violins’ acoustic power.
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Good read! Thanks for the share +Geoff Williams 
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Tonight I pushed a handful of pictures of over Instagram after the bike commute home. (Username ge_willi over there http://instagram.com/ge_willi/ ) but sometimes the square crop is too limiting....

Here's a link to the flickr album (because they still havent synced to the photos album here)

#alltheplatforms
View the album on Flickr.
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Agreed. Yes it is.
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Most people really don't get how bad it is in Boston. Down here in Providence, we're lucky. Half as much snow, no reliable public transport other than busses (not that any bus stop has been shoveled or plowed) and really no where to put the snow or money to do more than occasionally run a blade on the road and throw some salt. 

Down here in PVD think every other snow storm stuff gets plowed. Not after every storm. 

It is bad. 

If you've never spent time in Boston/Providence/New England, you can't really appreciate how close everything is, how tight it all is, there's really pretty much no room for anything in the summer. Add snow and it is a legit disaster. Snow is one thing. But it usually snows, then melts, maybe snows again, melts. 

Not this year. 

So if you think you're feeling all smug and stuff and better than someone else who's bitching. Give this a read.

And yes. It is bad. And most of the complaints are from people who have a house. Those who don't are much worse off. But the bigger tragedy is for those who were just making it work, two jobs, no car, doing everything in their power to put food on the table for their kids and they haven't been able to this last month. 

If you pay bills, remove your safety net, then cut your income in half and try to imagine what most of the people in the region are going through. 

I'm lucky. For now. But it breaks my heart to see people genuinely struggling made fun of. Laughed at. Or told "it could be so much worse." Maybe it is a character flaw.

It is what it is though.

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Boston is used to snow — but nothing like this year’s blizzards.
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I have a friend who lives near Boston and it's insane amounts of snow with no where to put it.  It's going to be a whole other set of issues, when it all starts to melt.
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Motivational Monday is an on going series highlighting stories of women like you and me.  Rebecca Fahringer is a 25 year-old cyclocross racer for the Jam Fund. A little about myself I am actually h...
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it is about time
One of the longstanding arch-villains in the American diet is being demoted.
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Time to get a bike and make changes to the road structure now. Heck the roads are way narrower than normal. Stripe them now and with the space under the snow - put bike lanes.  h/t +CTodd Lombardo for the link.
Earlier this week, 48 people were stranded for hours before being rescued from a subway train that suffered a power failure in the midst of a blizzard. Firefighters were forced to clear a path through the snow so passengers could make their way to shuttle buses and continue their journey. Part of the problem? A significant portion of Boston's subway cars aren't made for running in heavy snow.
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Mind blown. Best Interview with two of the most brilliant people ever?
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Not a good time of the year for the drivetrain....
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Ugh lol
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So, here I am. Google +.  The debate is how to proceed, which one of me to be.  The Bike Mechanic? The Cyclocross Racer? The Microscopist? The Artist?
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