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Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Jim from Boston

Do you(would you) ride a bike to a dinner evening...

Do you(would you) ride a bike to a dinner evening party?
[/QUOTE]I have previously posted to this thread: “Getting to a business or social event” [/quote]
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Jim from Boston

Do you(would you) ride a bike to a dinner evening...

Do you(would you) ride a bike to a dinner evening party?
[/QUOTE]I have previously posted to this thread: “Getting to a business or social event”
09-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,914
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cautious? [/QUOTE]Even after a rearward hit and...

Cautious? [/QUOTE]Even after a rearward hit and run with a fractured sacrum at age 62, I returned to year round cycle-commuting and road cycling with particularly good years, four and five years...
09-09-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Jim from Boston

Welcome Way2Slow. I presume that the “City by the...

Welcome Way2Slow. I presume that the “City by the Bay” is not Boston. What kind cycling do you do?

FYA as a subscriber since 2008, and active reader of the 50+Plus Forum I posted about some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have previously posted about my riding...

I have previously posted about my riding experience in Boston:

Exurban (no residences, no commercial buildings)

Residential: Urban (dense, multi-unit dwellings), Suburban (single unattached...
09-04-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,726
Posted By Jim from Boston

On the Forum, Cyclocross and Gravelbiking...

On the Forum, Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) (https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/), is a recent thread, "What's your minimum preferred tire width for gravel...
09-04-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,726
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ [/QUOTE] Local Comedian Steve Sweeney had a...

˄˄˄˄ [/QUOTE] Local Comedian Steve Sweeney had a reply to such a quip:
09-04-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,726
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote]Thanks for the reference, ...

[/QUOTE][/quote]Thanks for the reference, Maelochs; I didn’t note the Boston location in the OP.

To gokhanbas, I live near downtown in Kenmore Square, and I can’t think of any gravel riding well...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,730
Posted By Jim from Boston

I'm in the Medical field. I have posted on a few...

I'm in the Medical field. I have posted on a few threads about my Commuting advantage:
08-02-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,193
Posted By Jim from Boston

Getting to a business or social event[/quote]I’m...

Getting to a business or social event[/quote]I’m a decades-long year-round commuter, 14 miles one way, here in Metro Boston. In my job I work pretty much solo, dressed in surgical scrubs, and I clean...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,832
Posted By Jim from Boston

I’m a year round commuter, 14 miles one-way in...

I’m a year round commuter, 14 miles one-way in Metro Boston. My favorite bike is a carcon fiber Speialized S-Works, with a aluminum Diverge road bike as a beater for bad weather.

I have been...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi kosmo, I’m a decades long lifestyle...

Hi kosmo,

I’m a decades long lifestyle cyclist, mainly year-round commuting and road cycling here in Metro Boston, living in Kenmore Square, and working in Norwood. On a few occasions I have...
07-16-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,055
Posted By Jim from Boston

Route fatigue Metro Boston IMO is a great place...

Route fatigue Metro Boston IMO is a great place to cycle, for me mostly as a commuter, But I have also posted (link) an informal guide to road cycling. Routes are numerous, and I linve in the center,...
07-13-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,145
Posted By Jim from Boston

Arrested Development

Arrested Development
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

Looking for tips to avoid unsafe driving...

Looking for tips to avoid unsafe driving behaviours [/QUOTE][/quote]There seems to be a distinct lack of support for the value of a rearview mirror. That, combined with acute situational awareness...
07-10-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,465
Posted By Jim from Boston

Strava as dating app? [/quote][/quote]I have...

Strava as dating app? [/quote][/quote]I have previously posted: So I’m not in the market, but I have observed:[/quote][/quote]So if you're looking, as Willie Sutton said "Go where the money is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,096
Posted By Jim from Boston

Do you now carry a face mask in your saddle bag...

Do you now carry a face mask in your saddle bag or jersey pockets? [/QUOTE]I have posted:

There have been recent reports of vigorous law enforcement of wearing masks, e.g. a young mother arrested...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Jim from Boston

I too like Cateye. I have had a few cycle...

I too like Cateye. I have had a few cycle computers, always with a cadence function. Some needed replacements, e.g. lost the unit when not securely mounted (my fault).

On my usual commute I have a...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,313
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have also previously posted:

I have also previously posted:
Forum: Commuting
07-08-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,313
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote] [/quote]I have posted about the...

[/quote] [/quote]I have posted about the advantages:
07-06-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,023
Posted By Jim from Boston

I just yesterday posted about my validation as a...

I just yesterday posted about my validation as a Serious Cyclist.[/color]
Forum: Commuting
07-06-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi, Neighbor!... Over the years, I have posted...

Hi, Neighbor!... Over the years, I have posted about (friendly) encounters, including acquaintances, “Anyone been honked at lately?” :[/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/i]
07-06-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,023
Posted By Jim from Boston

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07-06-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,023
Posted By Jim from Boston

Uhh, what's a cyclist? [/QUOTE]...

Uhh, what's a cyclist? [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote]OK, OK, after this thread gets closed you can take your arguments outside.[/quote]˅˅˅˅
07-05-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,563
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote] Sunvisor or baseball cap under helmet.

[/quote]
Sunvisor or baseball cap under helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jim from Boston

What cycling injuries have you suffered over the...

What cycling injuries have you suffered over the years? 2010: 2011: 2012: Hit from behind: fractured sacrum, rib and metatarsal; hip degloving soft tissue injury, shoulder separation.

Medflight...
07-05-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,563
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄From this thread, "Daytime running lamps =...

˄˄˄˄From this thread, "Daytime running lamps = Safer cycling ??” [/quote][/color][/color][/color]
07-05-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,563
Posted By Jim from Boston

How do you convince people you love to use...

How do you convince people you love to use daytime running lights? [/QUOTE]I have previously posted to this more egregious thread, “Riders without lights”: [/quote]˅˅˅˅
07-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Jim from Boston

FWIW, my most important strategy is to keep all...

FWIW, my most important strategy is to keep all my cold weather gear together as I gradually abandon it in the spring, so I can find everthing as I gradually accumulate it in the fall.

In a...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9,029
Views: 1,039,461
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄[/quote]...as well as my son. [/color]...

˄˄˄˄[/quote]...as well as my son. [/color] [/QUOTE][/color]
Forum: Northeast
07-03-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9,029
Views: 1,039,461
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi Rod, It’s always a joy to ride with...

Hi Rod,

It’s always a joy to ride with someone dear to you, as I have with my wife, for many years. I have previously replied to the occasional ride description that you do in a region remote from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,871
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote] I have posted on several...

[/quote][/quote][/quote] I have posted on several threads my semi-quantitative use of a Relative Perceived Exertion Scale to set my pace for fitness, at an enjoyable level:[/url]My basic training is...
06-26-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jim from Boston

Not to be a Captain Bringdown, but since you...

Not to be a Captain Bringdown, but since you consider a helmet, "fun," a[/color]s usual on such threads, even after 10 replies, no one recommends a rearview mirror. Many subscribers comment that they...
06-25-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bridgestone RB-1 - Modify or Original?I had...

Bridgestone RB-1 - Modify or Original?I had posted to this thread:Unfortunately in 2012, I was hit from behind by a hit-and-run, who turned himself in the next day...[/color]

...
06-25-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cheap Entry Level Road Bike What is your price...

Cheap Entry Level Road Bike What is your price range if I may ask? I have posted previously: [/quote][/quote]Just last night, my 30-year-old son asked me about buying a bike though he is welcome to...
06-24-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Jim from Boston

Are there any booties/toe warmers that will work...

Are there any booties/toe warmers that will work with non-cycling shoes? [/quote]I have previously posted about using Totes shoe covers, with additional Gore-Tex wrap-around covers for added...
06-23-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,791
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄[/quote] My wife and I are social ballroom...

˄˄˄˄[/quote] My wife and I are social ballroom dancers, and I have been an adult saxophone student, preferring Golden Oldies and the Big Bands.
06-23-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,791
Posted By Jim from Boston

Old farts music:lol: [/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote]Hey...

Old farts music:lol: [/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote]Hey man, :wtf:[/quote][/quote][/i]Indeed, his birthplace is a notable attraction onI have even attended two live Welk touring performances (after he...
06-21-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,944
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bike Gloves alternative [[/quote][/quote][/quote]...

Bike Gloves alternative [[/quote][/quote][/quote] [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]I have previously posted:I seek out those tan linesI was once asked if I am a golfer from that pattern, but I think golfers only...
06-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By Jim from Boston

N+1 but do you have a favorite? [[/quote]I have...

N+1 but do you have a favorite? [[/quote]I have previously posted: [/quote]:rolleyes:[/quote][/quote]The Lamborghini wins hands down.[/color]
06-21-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Speaking of recovery after cresting a...

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Speaking of recovery after cresting a hill, I posted to this thread. “Oh No! i just realized that i coast too much” :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
06-21-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hills: Mash or Spin? [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] FWIW, I...

Hills: Mash or Spin? [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] FWIW, I have posted about riding on the moderate hills of Metro Boston.[/url][/color]My basic training is to ride at my RPE of 50% for six miles to warm up,...
06-19-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By Jim from Boston

.[color=#333333][/QUOTE]I have quoted this...

.[color=#333333][/QUOTE]I have quoted this diatribe by @B.Carfree on a few threads, including;:lol:[/quote][/quote]
06-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,123
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have posted myself about similar close...

I have posted myself about similar close occurences. [/QUOTE]
06-19-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,123
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄+100 to this attitude. I have similarly...

˄˄˄˄+100 to this attitude. I have similarly posted: [/quote][/quote][/color]

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06-19-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,123
Posted By Jim from Boston

If you get doored, whos at fault? ...

If you get doored, whos at fault? [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]Having been hit from behind and securing a legal judgement, IMO the subsequent outcome was not worth the disabilities and hassles. So while...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Jim from Boston

First Commute Ditttoes to the above. FYA,...

First Commute

Ditttoes to the above. FYA, see this thread, "Describe Your Commute" (link).:thumb:.
06-18-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Jim from Boston

Do you miss cycling? [/QUOTE] [/i]I have posted...

Do you miss cycling? [/QUOTE] [/i]I have posted about two occasions in my decades-long cycling lifestyle I was hampered from cycling.

For the past few years,My (our) hobby/amateur pursuit during...
06-17-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,791
Posted By Jim from Boston

Old farts musicA technologist about 30 years my...

Old farts musicA technologist about 30 years my junior mentioned that she admired and wanted to buy a house on Baker Street in her town. So I played the song for her and she knew it, and it captured...
06-16-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ I have previously...

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I have previously posted:[/quote][/quote][/color][/color]
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