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Forum: Northeast
10-29-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

At Spy Pond Minuteman Bikeway. The tree house has...

At Spy Pond Minuteman Bikeway. The tree house has gone.

A very good couple of years.

https://i.imgur.com/QpcYyTB.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ifG9AwF.jpg

-mr. bill
10-27-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 983
Posted By mr_bill

Rain and leaves are bad for you. Rain and...

Rain and leaves are bad for you.
Rain and thermoplastic are bad for you.

Rain and your bike?

Wash it.

(If you don’t have access to outdoor water, a five liter hand pumped pressure bottle...
10-24-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By mr_bill

Floyd’s near Harvard Square. There is no...

Floyd’s near Harvard Square.

There is no truth to the rumor that if you speak nothing but Latin within this shop you get a free haircut.

https://i.imgur.com/5yIfeFm.jpg

Next mission - Latin....
10-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,420
Posted By mr_bill

Just dress for the weather (full Frank...

Just dress for the weather (full Frank frankndale):

https://i.imgur.com/sdz1Fnw.jpg

-mr. bill
10-21-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,210
Posted By mr_bill

Speaking of contrarians. How many blinky red...

Speaking of contrarians. How many blinky red lights do bike likers recommend, and how high should they be mounted?

p.s. In Massachusetts, you are allowed to mount all manner and color of lights...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Tactical PSA along the Minuteman in Arlington...

Tactical PSA along the Minuteman in Arlington Center.

Technically not allowed, but wicked charming:

https://i.imgur.com/nqUrCe1.jpg

-mr. bill
10-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By mr_bill

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5f89edd5aafdd03...

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5f89edd5aafdd037851bf1f3/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/NY201026_Kikuo_Johnson_Biking_Masks_story.jpg

"I’ve been reminding myself that New York will, hopefully, never...
10-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By mr_bill

N+16003 -mr. bill

N+16003

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
10-16-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

The new chicane at Minuteman/Lake St: ...

The new chicane at Minuteman/Lake St:

https://i.imgur.com/TJoXk8M.jpg

-mr. bill
10-11-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By mr_bill

re: liker who is broken record TL;DNR ...

re: liker who is broken record

TL;DNR

In USA, women make up a significant percentage of people who play soccer.
WHO THE HELL CARES, nobody plays soccer in the USA. People play football,...
10-09-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By mr_bill

p.s. Nobody who owns their own bike would ever...

p.s. Nobody who owns their own bike would ever use bikeshare.

Except we do.

-mr. bill
10-09-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By mr_bill

FWIW, lots of people on the “utility” spectrum...

FWIW, lots of people on the “utility” spectrum use crowd source fitness apps like Strava, Garmin, Wahoo, Runkeeper, etc....

And Strava can figure out where people lie on the recreational/utility...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Trees at Spy Pond: ...

Trees at Spy Pond:
https://i.imgur.com/VmoW0KJ.jpg

Tree at First Parish:
https://i.imgur.com/yHq90VJ.jpg

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
10-02-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Traffic jam in Arlington Center. Part of the...

Traffic jam in Arlington Center.

Part of the Gibbs School Peleton is in front.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v1B7YzQ7a4

-mr. bill
09-30-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By mr_bill

At the risk of awakening the sleeping VC...

At the risk of awakening the sleeping VC militants, there are three ways for a person on a bike to make a left turn in Virgina Laws for Bicycling and Safety Tips, Changing Directions:...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Minuteman Closed Arlington - Spy Pond (Linwood...

Minuteman Closed Arlington - Spy Pond (Linwood Street) to Lake Street.
Mass Ave detour.


https://i.imgur.com/OlY3LN0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/oq40mJS.jpg

-mr. bill
09-28-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,485
Posted By mr_bill

The yield rules deadlock in this case. Everyone...

The yield rules deadlock in this case. Everyone is yielding to the person on their right.

-mr. bill
09-26-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,485
Posted By mr_bill

Related, with RARE EXCEPTIONS, NOBODY has the...

Related, with RARE EXCEPTIONS, NOBODY has the right of way. (In Massachusetts, first responders responding to an emergency with lights and sirens have the right of way, period. Even so, they can't...
09-26-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,485
Posted By mr_bill

Not just feasibly, you ought not. From UVC: ...

Not just feasibly, you ought not.

From UVC:

"The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device applicable thereto placed or held in accordance with...
Forum: Northeast
09-25-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiQQ7VDSsq8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiQQ7VDSsq8

-mr. bill
09-25-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,504
Posted By mr_bill

You still are getting cred (for whatever it's...

You still are getting cred (for whatever it's worth), just when width resize happens, you scroll off edge left. Here you are in all your glory:

https://i.imgur.com/1kneKfk.png

-mr. bill
09-24-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,504
Posted By mr_bill

Déjà vu ...

Déjà vu



https://i.imgur.com/ynJMUQ5.jpg

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
09-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Ghost Bike of Pikachu, Darryl Willis. ...

Ghost Bike of Pikachu, Darryl Willis.

https://i.imgur.com/gz2ZdEu.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5cGvjw3.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pOZIwqQ.jpg

-mr. bill
09-18-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,331
Posted By mr_bill

No, very good friends in Kill Devil Hills. It's a...

No, very good friends in Kill Devil Hills. It's a small world. Kristopher and Ava in a very short time connected with many people there.

On the tone of these articles, I know what you mean....
09-18-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,331
Posted By mr_bill

Turn off your adblocker. It isn’t paywalled. ...

Turn off your adblocker. It isn’t paywalled.

-mr. bill
09-18-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,331
Posted By mr_bill

Or, you could read the article from this morning....

Or, you could read the article from this morning.

-mr. bill
09-18-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,331
Posted By mr_bill

After a bicyclist is killed, a race begins to...

After a bicyclist is killed, a race begins to save his beloved dog, Ava...
Forum: Northeast
09-16-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Nice to leave the heavy u-locks home and not to...

Nice to leave the heavy u-locks home and not to have to worry about my bike at all.

Undock, head into Davis Square, dockit and forgetit.

Eat a wonderful lunch al fresco.

Undock, return,...
Forum: Northeast
09-14-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Blue Bikes Arlington Center: ...

Blue Bikes Arlington Center:

https://i.imgur.com/3kZvKre.jpg

-mr. bill
09-11-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,827
Posted By mr_bill

I signal when I am about to change lanes, when I...

I signal when I am about to change lanes, when I am about to turn, and when I am slowing or stopping.

This is true when I'm behind the wheel or behind the handlebars.

However:



There are...
08-31-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,523
Posted By mr_bill

You are wrong in many perspectives. This varies...

You are wrong in many perspectives. This varies state to state, dramatically. Some states don't even have "points" for example.

Here in Massachusetts, M.G.L. Chapter 85 Section 11 E, the relevant...
08-29-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By mr_bill

Just so you know, someone rides their bike to...

Just so you know, someone rides their bike to Berklee [not a mispeeling] with their contrabass.

We do it here and now.

-mr. bill
08-27-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By mr_bill

Please please talk with your doctor and physical...

Please please talk with your doctor and physical therapist.

Yes, there are some reports that some people find riding a bicycle helpful.

What does that mean for you?

Please talk with your...
08-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,039
Posted By mr_bill

In 35 years, haven't you EVER noticed that the...

In 35 years, haven't you EVER noticed that the anti-bike ranters at town meeting, city council meeting, community boards, etc have almost always been and continue to be OLDER than you are?

And...
08-26-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By mr_bill

I think that gets bonus points just because: ...

I think that gets bonus points just because:
https://www.themightyvanhalen.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/1984-merch-eagle-jersey-front-back-1-scaled.jpg

-mr. bill
08-25-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,412
Posted By mr_bill

As I quickly learned here, a milkshake is milk...

As I quickly learned here, a milkshake is milk and a syrup, whipped in a blender. It is - underwhelming.
A frappe is the above with ice cream.

Why? I think so locals can laugh at tourists, but I...
08-25-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,412
Posted By mr_bill

If I've learned anything at all from the other...

If I've learned anything at all from the other subform it is:

ALL LANES ARE SUBSTANDARD
NO MATTER WHERE IN THE LANE YOU RIDE YOU RODE IN THE WRONG POSITION

(That Honda Accord is 6' 1" wide....
08-25-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By mr_bill

In practice, MHL's are grossly unevenly enforced....

In practice, MHL's are grossly unevenly enforced. (That's putting it in a way that won't punt this to P&R.)

Discuss bicycle helmets with your doctor, not your police officer.

-mr. bill
08-25-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By mr_bill

I'll repeat, for most SPD shoes, NOTHING will...

I'll repeat, for most SPD shoes, NOTHING will happen to the cleat or sole on a ten mile walk. Or a hundred mile walk for that matter. Maybe at 500 miles and 500 more.
...
Forum: Northeast
08-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

In Arlington Center this morning: You cawl...

In Arlington Center this morning:

You cawl that a leaf blowah? THIS is a leaf blowah:
https://i.imgur.com/vavAzSf.jpg

Cutest bike detour sign ever:
https://i.imgur.com/vmRLoVd.jpg

-mr. bill
08-24-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,523
Posted By mr_bill

The Manhattan portion of the Cannonball Run takes...

The Manhattan portion of the Cannonball Run takes about 5 minutes, out of a “race” that takes over 24 hours. To give you an idea how “fast” the "race" is through Manhattan, it takes about ten minutes...
08-23-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,418
Posted By mr_bill

Excerpts of recent events: On Friday, May 21...

Excerpts of recent events:

On Friday, May 21 Case assigned.
On Wednesday, July 8, defendant filed a motion for partial summary judgement.
On Wednesday, July 21, dismissal of partial summary...
08-19-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,740
Posted By mr_bill

You can see me signalling a stop here. You can...

You can see me signalling a stop here. You can determine for yourself just how EFFECTIVE such hand signals are.

https://youtu.be/MlZjJeiggn4

(p.s. Every once in a while a windmill actually...
Forum: Northeast
08-18-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Sadly, another ghost bike soon in Harvard Square....

Sadly, another ghost bike soon in Harvard Square. (Feeling the need to check-in as safe.)

-mr. bill
08-17-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,740
Posted By mr_bill

Almost nobody, but still an optimist at heart, so...

Almost nobody, but still an optimist at heart, so I hope it’s not a complete waste of motion.

But I’m a realistic optimist, only a fool thinks everyone understands, let alone is looking.

-mr....
08-17-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,740
Posted By mr_bill

You haven’t watched me, but then again, I’m the...

You haven’t watched me, but then again, I’m the guy who signals on a knee scooter.

-mr. bill
08-17-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By mr_bill

IF??? -mr. bill

IF???

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
08-17-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By mr_bill

Annual caution, coming early. Due to pandemic,...

Annual caution, coming early. Due to pandemic, move in day is now move in month-ish, and it has just started (BU et al).

So beware of noobs, particularly in U-Hauls, while they get lost and/or...
08-14-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,445
Posted By mr_bill

Sigh. There have been few studies that directly...

Sigh. There have been few studies that directly study DRL's on BICYCLES.


One only studied the conspicuity of "modern bicycle lights", TNO-DV 2008 C238...
08-06-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By mr_bill

The final cut is also a different camera angle,...

The final cut is also a different camera angle, and a different camera.

-mr. bill
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