These are the unexpected words of Car Talk host Tom Magliozzi,
who likely uttered them when his current heap of a car wouldn’t start.
Tom’s unexpected death ended a celebrated career spreading joy
with his infectious laugh and sage advice.
“Don’t Bike Like My Brother” is the theme
of this year’s Cambridge Bicycle Committee’s spring ride
honoring Tom. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 16. We’ll be
meeting at the
, 449 Broadway, at 9:30 AM and starting
the ride promptly at 10:00 AM.
During the two-hour ride, we’ll pass by more than a dozen of
Tom’s landmarks in Our Fair City, including the house and neighborhood
where he grew up, the schools he attended, the places he avoided working,
and the cafés where he preferred spending his time.
and you’ll have a chance to view cycling from
a different perspective. Cambridge DPW is parking a large truck at the library
and inviting us to sit in the driver’s seat, to get a better
understanding of what a driver can and can’t see.
If you have small children and prefer riding away from city streets, take a look at
Fresh Pond Day
. On May 30, there’ll be a bike parade, face painting, games,
live music, live wildlife demos, nature tours and more, from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Join the ride mailing list
to stay informed as the tour develops. We’ll be sharing trivia
about the history of Tom and Ray’s Good News Garage, the origin
of the names “Click and Clack”, and other esoteric knowledge,
as well as ride details.