04 Aug '12, 2pm

Musician Ben Sollee and Band Touring by Bike: Cadence and Good Infrastructure

Musician Ben Sollee and Band Touring by Bike: Cadence and Good Infrastructure

© Kip Pierson Guest blogger and musician Ben Sollee is contributing a series of articles from the road about his Ditch the Van tour. He's traveling by bike, unsupported, throughout New England. Cadence Where do I belong? Where do I think I belong? Where do the drivers think I belong? Those three questions swirled around in my head today as we improvised our route out of Boston through the sprawl. There was very little in the way a dedicated bicycle infrastructure and the cars were not as generous with the road as we had hoped. Our best option was to stay hyper alert and try to represent our road rights. © Kip Pierson Boston, MA to Newburyport, MA: 44 miles One of the positives of the ride out was all the traffic circles. These dynamic intersections can be intimidating to newer urban cyclists, but they are actually pretty rider friendly. In a typical intersection we have to ...

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