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07-15-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By mr_bill

And the food! And the art. And the sunsets that...

And the food! And the art. And the sunsets that take forever.

-mr. bill
07-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By mr_bill

Please tell me that you’ve enjoyed the many free...

Please tell me that you’ve enjoyed the many free jazzfest concerts in the parks, and Fringefest.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
07-15-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Bow & Minuteman: ...

Bow & Minuteman:

https://i.imgur.com/UhVxRKM.jpg

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
07-15-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Saturday "walking" through Davis Square, Art Beat...

Saturday "walking" through Davis Square, Art Beat (https://somervilleartscouncil.org/artbeat/2019).

Note that Johnny D's (https://johnnyds.com/) on the left side is slowly morphing....
...
07-10-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,144
Posted By mr_bill

My most memorable “best” rides have been far far...

My most memorable “best” rides have been far far shorter than your rides.

And those “best” rides had many many “recovery” days before my next “best” ride.

Just ride and just enjoy.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
07-09-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

New pedestrian crossing signs, together with...

New pedestrian crossing signs, together with "SLOW" and "LOOK" at the intersection of Hurd Field and the Minuteman behind Trader Joe's and Starbucks in Arlington Heights:
...
07-08-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By mr_bill

Have you tried your other eye? -mr. bill

Have you tried your other eye?

-mr. bill
07-03-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By mr_bill

Crossing the town line at 0:13, and first town...

Crossing the town line at 0:13, and first town doesn’t crack seal so it’s thread the potholes, second town does crack seal.

Yes they are very slippery when wet, yes they can down a person on a...
06-28-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By mr_bill

Wow! Hip surgery and upper leg surgery to PT...

Wow! Hip surgery and upper leg surgery to PT latency always amazes me.

Congrats, sorry about the nerve block, and good luck.

-mr. bill
06-28-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,959
Posted By mr_bill

Operators education is indeed sadly lacking. They...

Operators education is indeed sadly lacking. They *used* to teach know your no zone, and they *used* to teach how to properly turn in an intersection. Actually, they still do, but it's clear that...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Anyone buy a vintage French Motobecane Grand...

Anyone buy a vintage French Motobecane Grand Touring bike, canary yellow with straight handlebars at a garage sale in Newton? Or seen it riding by?

Big oops!...
06-28-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,531
Posted By mr_bill

On Tuesday, the NYPD still did not know squat...

On Tuesday, the NYPD still did not know squat about the accident ... but they sent a bicycle unit to Sixth Avenue near the crash site to ticket people on bikes.

-mr. bill
06-27-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,531
Posted By mr_bill

Actions, not words. This isn’t about one random...

Actions, not words. This isn’t about one random officer. Not this time, not the last time, not the time before that....

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Grossly unjust.

-mr. bill
06-27-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,959
Posted By mr_bill

Rule number two - if you can see their face they...

Rule number two - if you can see their face they may not be looking anyway.

-mr. bill
06-27-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,531
Posted By mr_bill

There is no factual basis to blame them, yet NYPD...

There is no factual basis to blame them, yet NYPD blamed them and went on yet another ticket cyclists spree.

This is PRESENT miscarriage. Again.

-mr. bill.
06-27-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,531
Posted By mr_bill

Consider ticketing, I don’t know, commercial...

Consider ticketing, I don’t know, commercial operators? (https://gothamist.com/2019/06/27/drivers_kill_cyclists_punished_nypd.php)

Antonio Garcia received five equipment violation summons. Then...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Finally got out for an errand to Davis Square and...

Finally got out for an errand to Davis Square and a shakeout.

So so nice.

I believe I can climb
I believe I can force the rhyme
I think about it every night and day
push my legs and climb...
06-25-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,137
Posted By mr_bill

My younger brother got the angler gene, I got the...

My younger brother got the angler gene, I got the bike gene.

Around here multi-pole, vertical. (https://www.onthewater.com/a-guide-to-canal-bikes) When rolling looks like a shrimp trawler (nets...
06-25-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,148
Posted By mr_bill

Wow. Just wow. Anyhow, e-Bike = Vroom vroom!...

Wow. Just wow.

Anyhow, e-Bike = Vroom vroom! (https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/25/here-is-bmws-new-electric-motorcycle-concept/)

Oops, off brand.

-mr. bill
06-25-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,750
Posted By mr_bill

This. Just this. Really. For *every*...

This. Just this. Really.

For *every* blame-the-victim thread here, this.

-mr. bill
06-25-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,531
Posted By mr_bill

זה מספיק Dayenu That's Enough

STOP KILLING US! (https://gothamist.com/2019/06/25/cyclist_killed_vigil_hightman.php)

Stop blaming us! (https://gothamist.com/2019/06/25/cops_ticketing_cyclists_nyc.php)

-mr. bill
06-25-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,148
Posted By mr_bill

What is *PARTICULARLY* ironic, this is yet...

What is *PARTICULARLY* ironic, this is yet another if you are faster get out of my way thread.
Which has morphed if you are faster, if you are slower, get out of my way.

Nah, it's just get out of...
06-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,148
Posted By mr_bill

GET OFF MY ROAD! GET OFF MY MUP! GET OFF MY...

GET OFF MY ROAD! GET OFF MY MUP! GET OFF MY SIDEWALK! GET OUT OF MY WAY!

ALL YOUR SPACE BELONG TO US!

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-25-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Pills & Ills update: I'm up to 80% on my...

Pills & Ills update:

I'm up to 80% on my left leg.

I'm supposed to keep balanced, so that means I use 100% of my left leg on climbs but only supposed to use 80% of my right leg on climbs. So...
06-24-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,589
Posted By mr_bill

I do not understand the fear of must use when we...

I do not understand the fear of must use when we don’t even have frap here.

At least Metropolitan is IRE PROOF.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-24-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Good tool day. Drivetrain swapped. Was...

Good tool day.

Drivetrain swapped.

Was 105 drivetrain, 52/36 semicompact with 11-28 cassette.

Now Achilles friendly Ultegra drivetrain, 50/34 compact with 11-34 cassette (HG-800).

I know...
06-24-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,148
Posted By mr_bill

Or someone confusing a person on an e-bike with a...

Or someone confusing a person on an e-bike with a motorcycle rider.
06-24-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,148
Posted By mr_bill

Somebody scolded me for riding this...

Somebody scolded me for riding this (https://www.xootr.com/kick-scooter-mg.html) on the Minuteman. “THOSE AREN’T ALLOWED!”

At least nobody yelled at me for riding this...
06-24-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By mr_bill

Truck Driver arrested....

Truck Driver arrested. (https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/06/24/randolph-bikers-fatal-crash-driver-fugitive-arrested)

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-23-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Drop dead gorgeous weekend. Frances...

Drop dead gorgeous weekend.

Frances Appleton:

https://youtu.be/DdCsIQU43-U

-mr. bill
06-23-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,589
Posted By mr_bill

Eek! "Walkies" on a bike. So "dangerous!" ...

Eek! "Walkies" on a bike. So "dangerous!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oppn7U_g31k

-mr. bill
06-20-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,148
Posted By mr_bill

I think the real issue is that people hate...

I think the real issue is that people hate pelotons of MAMILs who deliver pizzas while riding hacked crabon e-bikes with strobe lights taking a break and blocking the MUP.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-20-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Doors appear closer than they are. So do people...

Doors appear closer than they are. So do people walking. For example, the "thread the needle" at the U-Haul is over 7 feet wide.

But yeah, I cringed too at spots.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-20-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

So, this is from that beautiful Saturday on my...

So, this is from that beautiful Saturday on my new bike. Relatively quiet (for Harvard Square). (The reason I leave the protected bike lane is that there was absolutely no traffic behind me.)

I...
06-20-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,747
Posted By mr_bill

More details at the Mirror (including gratuitous...

More details at the Mirror (including gratuitous picture.) (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-phone-stepped-front-cyclist-16536074)

There are two intersections with a pedestrian refuge...
06-20-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,750
Posted By mr_bill

Plea deal - Guilty...

Plea deal - Guilty (https://303cycling.com/driver-who-hit-triny-willerton-pleads-guilty-sentenced/?fbclid=IwAR3kRn2j8vLJzDuj5Kwu00XnV2I-j1OJJUSeftiITdpXPfxFJ4QBBb8d-N8)

“June, 17th 2019, Longmont,...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Mustache is funny. ...

Mustache is funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chHxNAJ8B1U

-mr. bill
06-14-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By mr_bill

But you are a crosswalk painter designer? ...

But you are a crosswalk painter designer?

-mr. bill
06-14-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By mr_bill

“Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk” Properly...

“Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk”

Properly designed, should such a sign be at every painted crosswalk, or every unpainted crosswalk, or both?

-mr. bill
06-14-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By mr_bill

Count the actual crosswalks. Count the painted...

Count the actual crosswalks.
Count the painted crosswalks.

(Count the miles of roads without paint. Count the miles of roads with centerlines, curblines, anylines.)

Are we really dumbing down...
06-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By mr_bill

Stay tuned.... But the Media Lab is very...

Stay tuned....

But the Media Lab is very much antidisciplinary. What can be implemented? What are the implications? They ask questions, but may not have the answers you seek. They encourage YOU to...
06-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,003
Posted By mr_bill

"Have you ever ridden with North Shore Cyclists?"...

"Have you ever ridden with North Shore Cyclists?" A question during one of my exams.
At one hospital there are so many bike racks filled with bicycles of the many staff who ride to the hospital...
06-13-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,123
Posted By mr_bill

It’s only 14% for about 100 meters.... ...

It’s only 14% for about 100 meters....

https://i.imgur.com/8cljFTU.png
https://i.imgur.com/bg9vTcG.png

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-12-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 901,974
Posted By mr_bill

Just have to note that Metro Pedal Power has...

Just have to note that Metro Pedal Power has powered off. Sigh.

-mr. bill
06-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,589
Posted By mr_bill

This one in in fact is 6 feet wide, with a three...

This one in in fact is 6 feet wide, with a three foot buffer (that makes NINE feet), plus no gutter pan, but there is a granite curb.

https://i.imgur.com/s55qzKO.png

-mr. bill
06-11-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,589
Posted By mr_bill

Impossible!...

Impossible! (https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3674188,4.8899446,3a,53.2y,209.07h,87.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfZ9TruKOy1sy940-Jtwyvg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

-mr. bill
06-11-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,589
Posted By mr_bill

I'm all for a critique of a poor design. But...

I'm all for a critique of a poor design. But critique, don't stereotype.

So let's review your "critique:"

There is not even a bike lane, not a sharrow, not nothing on the segment of Mass Ave...
06-10-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By mr_bill

I shooda left well enough alone after running...

I shooda left well enough alone after running full length shifter cable.

So just a bit sad that I let a damn good bike down.

-mr. bill
06-10-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,988
Posted By mr_bill

2013-08-29. p.s. Bonus points 1991-12-04....

2013-08-29.

p.s. Bonus points 1991-12-04. (Hint 1968-03-02 premier 1968-03-03 nationwide.)

-mr. bill
06-10-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By mr_bill

So, follow up. Had the cable stop...

So, follow up.

Had the cable stop professionally repaired.

The “permanent” fix lasted a month. Like I said, “Cable stops take more load than most people imagine.”

LBS was wonderful. Great...
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