Tom Brady, and Baby Jack, Bike in Boston


As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I’m pretty much required to hate Tom Brady. However, two Super Bowl wins in the last four seasons (that’d be six all told, but who’s counting?) have salved the wounds of those AFC championship losses at the hands of Brady in 2001 and 2004. And hey, the man rides a bike.

Here’s Brady with son Jack and dog Vida, photographed in Boston after a Patriots practice session earlier this week.

Also to Brady’s credit: Unlike certain Albany legislators, he and the Patriots are big believers in camera technology.

  • Larry Littlefield

    If I’m not mistaken, wasn’t there a Streetsblog entry some time back on Gisele Bundchen on a bicycle in NYC?

    Amazing what a supermodel can get you to do. I’ll bet five years ago Tom was a playboy in a Hummer. The transport shift might extend his career, which is not good news for the Jets.

  • Ha! Brad, that last link was such a cheap shot!

  • Guilty as charged.

  • Brooklyn

    Cycling is also great knee rehab — there’s no lateral stress on the joint, while making the surrounding muscles and tendons stronger.

  • Man in regular clothes, slowly cruising on a bike, with a basket, and a “baby on board”. Poster boy for the urban mode of biking for everyday getting around… (and Boston doesn’t even have as many bike lanes as NYC does).

  • This could easily make one a Patriots fan.

  • I \v/ NY

    i’m with danlatorre, “Man in regular clothes, slowly cruising on a bike, with a basket, and a baby on board” (and building cycle tracks) will make cycling mainstream and attractive to many more americans. and i am not a regular bike rider.

    bikes need to be seen as normal.

  • Riding New Yorkers looking for a challenge, a great ride, and a great cause can find it all at Braking the Cycle. Boston to New York 275 miles, 3 Days with friends and the occasional road rocket. This 7 year odl charoty ride has successfully raised 1.8 million in the fight against AIDS. Please check out the video:
    and the web site :http:/ You will be glad you joined us.


Today’s Headlines

Detroit Bailout Deal Imminent; Bush Would Appoint Car Czar (NYT, AP) Tom Friedman Wants Hybrid Electric Cars and a Carbon Tax (NYT) Building Owners’ Rep Invokes Threat of Terrorism at ‘Bikes in Buildings’ Council Hearing (City Room) Fordham Road Merchants Blame Select Bus Lane for Drop in Sales (News) Paterson: It’s Up to Albany to […]

Today’s Headlines

Bus Rapid Transit Can Save the World: TransMilenio Gets Full Multi-Media Feature in the Times Senate Dems Give Embarrassing Turncoat Pedro Espada a Raise (NYT, News, Post) LaHood to States: Spend Transpo Stim Cash in Economically Depressed Areas (WSJ) Our National Transit Nightmare Continues: Fare Hikes in Boston as Drivers Pony Up Zilch (Globe) MTA […]

NACTO 2012: Leading City DOT Commissioners Talk Transportation Politics

“To me, the single most fascinating element of politics is the alchemy by which something becomes an issue,” said Chris Hayes, MSNBC host and moderator of the commissioners’ panel on the politics of transportation at the October NACTO Designing Cities conference. The panel, captured in its entirety by Streetfilms, featured NYC DOT’s Janette Sadik-Khan, Chicago […]

New Bikeway Design Guide Could Bring Safer Cycling to More American Cities

Better bicycling infrastructure could be coming to a city near you thanks to an initiative of the National Association of City Transportation Officials. NACTO’s Cities for Cycling committee today released its anticipated Bikeway Design Guide, a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in bicycle infrastructure that is intended to advance state and national policy. Created […]

Boston Gets Serious About Bike-Share

That’s Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in the blue track suit. Photo: Boston Globe. The AP reports that Boston is looking to launch a bike-share program — and not the skimpy, half-hearted variety: The city has put out a request for proposals to create a bike share program. The proposal envisions a network of 150 stations […]