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01-26-20, 09:06 AM
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Posted By mr_bill

Not an entry, but walking on the Minuteman...

Not an entry, but walking on the Minuteman Bikeway this morning saw a “rainbow” in Pokemon Go Land. It went away before I could grab my bike, and not sure how to get my bike in there anyway.
...
01-25-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Sorry, I think the current mission remains "real...

Sorry, I think the current mission remains "real rainbow," with extra credit for double (or triple).

Beginning Sunday, January 26, 2020 the mission becomes "real rainbow, or graphical...
01-25-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 427
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Posted By mr_bill

Not an entry, but from a few years ago. Double...

Not an entry, but from a few years ago. Double even.
01-25-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By mr_bill

No, it's not clear. At all. It took you...

No, it's not clear. At all.

It took you several replies to say what FUNCTIONS you wanted.

What does the "luddite" NOT want?

Is BlueTooth LE a dealbreaker for you? Coincells?

What?
01-24-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Sorry about all the confusion. I was riding back...

Sorry about all the confusion. I was riding back from Harvard Square when I saw the big green lizard out of the corner of my eye, so had to stop and take a snap even if it wasn't a living lizard.
...
01-22-20, 01:57 PM
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Posted By mr_bill

The Lizard Lounge at Cambridge Common in...

The Lizard Lounge at Cambridge Common in Cambridge (our fair city) MA.

(Sorry, didn’t see the above post. Our living lizards are unavailable at this time. We don’t hibernate though.)

In case...
01-22-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By mr_bill

For $50.00, you get the Elemnt Mini + Wahoo Speed...

For $50.00, you get the Elemnt Mini + Wahoo Speed Sensor. The speed sensor alone costs $40.00. You can configure it to pair with the speed sensor without ever pairing it to a phone. You'll get time,...
01-22-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By mr_bill

Briefly, there are three major tire/tyre...

Briefly, there are three major tire/tyre standards orginizations:

TRA (Tire and Rim Association) - US
ETRTO (European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization) - EU
JATMA (Japanese Automobile Tyre...
01-21-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By mr_bill

In the US: Gouda is a generic term for...

In the US:

Gouda is a generic term for semi-soft washed pressed and waxed young cheese, and can be made anywhere.

Swiss is a generic term for a US cheese (some made in Canada, tiny amount made...
01-20-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By mr_bill

The OP’s choice has something more. For you,...

The OP’s choice has something more.

For you, suggest my first bike computer with speedometer, odometer and nothing more:


Schwinn...
01-20-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,297
Posted By mr_bill

Can you point me to a distance of the circuit...

Can you point me to a distance of the circuit calculator on the interwebs? Sheldon Brownís pages might be a place for you to start.

It always amazes me how often we forget the basics. For example,...
01-20-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,297
Posted By mr_bill

There is near zero wear of an N-link chain on an...

There is near zero wear of an N-link chain on an N-tooth chainwheel.

It won’t take you long to palm your own face.

-mr. bill
01-20-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,297
Posted By mr_bill

Ratios. 1.5, 2.0, 2.5.... Well, you get the idea....

Ratios. 1.5, 2.0, 2.5.... Well, you get the idea.

-mr. bill
01-20-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,297
Posted By mr_bill

It can happen on any single chain ring...

It can happen on any single chain ring drivetrain, but only if the length of the chain is an unfortunate ratio of the chain ring size. So, maybe if you have a long tail with a 1x11 drivetrain, or if...
01-17-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By mr_bill

Iíve seen people crash while counting. -mr....

Iíve seen people crash while counting.

-mr. bill
01-17-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By mr_bill

Except for thirty days on either side of the...

Except for thirty days on either side of the summer solstice, it must have Nokian tyres.

Everything else is your choice.

-mr. bill[/color]
01-17-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Civil Wars...

Civil Wars (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_civil_wars)
Latvian War of Independence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvian_War_of_Independence)

-mr. bill
01-17-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By mr_bill

Note that GPS-only speed isn't that accurate (and...

Note that GPS-only speed isn't that accurate (and sometimes distance is inaccurate too), so with the Lezyne you may need bluetooth speed sensors too?

Without using a phone with the Wahoo ELEMNT...
01-17-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By mr_bill

Yes. Works fine, but requires a smart phone to...

Yes. Works fine, but requires a smart phone to pair for GPS functions. Which makes it a nogo for the OP?

And no mapping. (Or breadcrumbs.) Can't tell if that's important, or not.

Coincell...
01-16-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By mr_bill

The frankndale is a rule breaker too. -mr....

The frankndale is a rule breaker too.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
01-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8,601
Views: 969,274
Posted By mr_bill

There’s a local group who call themselves “The...

There’s a local group who call themselves “The Rippers.” Never seen them, but have seen their signs.

https://i.imgur.com/38xRvCp.jpg

-mr. bill
01-16-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,477
Posted By mr_bill

Stem Captain (https://stemcaptain.com/) has a...

Stem Captain (https://stemcaptain.com/) has a series of one function Cycle Computers for Luddites.

Before you ride you decide if you need the clock function, the temperature function, or the...
Forum: Northeast
01-16-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8,601
Views: 969,274
Posted By mr_bill

So, yes, was crazy enough to go out in the winds...

So, yes, was crazy enough to go out in the winds all last weekend. But it was SO beautiful. And even crowded on the Minuteman on Sunday.

Cross posting some of these pics from the Mission pic game...
01-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By mr_bill

Lots of rule breakers here (my favorite "rule"...

Lots of rule breakers here (my favorite "rule" here is that the chain should match the pedals):

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

-mr. bill
01-16-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Sitting this one out, so non-entry, but this...

Sitting this one out, so non-entry, but this (non-functional) howitzer represents musical instruments played for the Boston Pops each Fourth of July:

https://i.imgur.com/vU7hN4d.jpg
...
01-15-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

I was thinking of flying a quadcopter over my...

I was thinking of flying a quadcopter over my bike, so those are proper copters.

Who cares if they are also propless copters.

-mr. bill
01-15-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,356
Posted By mr_bill

What is the source of your "data?" Sadly...

What is the source of your "data?"

Sadly FARS has a new query system that currently doesn't allow you to query much. (But it finally is giving us visibility into estimated road injuries.)
...
01-15-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

If anyone else is having trouble remembering. ...

If anyone else is having trouble remembering.

All the missions to date, with who proposed the mission:


red house (3S1M)
stream, creek, or bayou (FiftySix)
antique auto (flangehead)
...
01-13-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Nilsson Schmilsson You put the coconut in...

Nilsson Schmilsson

You put the coconut in the lime (https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/coconut-stuffed-limes)

Sorry about the blur btw, pre-smartphone cameras were meh, and long exposure if...
01-13-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Woburn, the oddly named Waltham St which turns...

Woburn, the oddly named Waltham St which turns into Ridge Street.

As far as full recovery? I still have a bit to go, but being able to climb again is really sweet.

Coincidently, a year ago...
01-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Of course. But itís just a steep hill, not a...

Of course. But itís just a steep hill, not a mountain. First time Iíve done it post achilles surgery though.

-mr. bill
01-11-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Staying with signs theme. Signs of...

Staying with signs theme.

Signs of confusion.

Example, is West left or is West right? (Neither. West is straight.)

https://i.imgur.com/g4BhFKP.jpg

Feel free to be creative. You may...
01-11-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

https://i.imgur.com/2iRIP2d.jpg -mr. bill

https://i.imgur.com/2iRIP2d.jpg

-mr. bill
01-10-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Day job and canít get a good/safe shot at night...

Day job and canít get a good/safe shot at night got in the way, but just a few miles along a ridge is the odd upgrade warning. Itís a short mur (wall) though.

-mr. bill
01-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

I suspect someone will get this one soon. ...

I suspect someone will get this one soon.

-mr. bill
01-09-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By mr_bill

Trailers feel weird. Rear child carriers feel...

Trailers feel weird. Rear child carriers feel weird. Front child carriers feel weird. You may have forgotten how weird it was.

You’ve gotten used to the weird of the trailer, and haven’t yet got...
01-09-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By mr_bill

There is no shame walking up a hill. There is...

There is no shame walking up a hill.
There is no shame on flatlanding as much as possible.

One day soon they’ll pull (really push) their weight, and you’ll have to negotiate the captain/stoker...
01-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Boston Area Castles: The Castle at Park Plaza...

Boston Area Castles:
The Castle at Park Plaza (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armory_of_the_First_Corps_of_Cadets)
Castle Island (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Island_(Massachusetts))


...
01-08-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By mr_bill

Have you tried torquing the seatpost binder to...

Have you tried torquing the seatpost binder to 6NM (https://www.cannondale.com/-/media/files/manual-uploads/manuals/019_137369_oms%20my20%20supersix_en.pdf)?

-mr. bill
01-08-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

The time is "readable" - it's consistent with the...

The time is "readable" - it's consistent with the clock reading 1:00. Not as good a picture of a black hole, but....

https://i.imgur.com/uvSA5Ij.png

-mr. bill
01-07-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Yeah, around here our local banks that still have...

Yeah, around here our local banks that still have the old time/temp clocks got purchased by non-local banks so the displays have gone blank.

Schools too are back to the futured, permanently right...
01-07-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By mr_bill

Besides checking with your local bike shop where...

Besides checking with your local bike shop where you purchased your bike:

* Who told you electrical tape? They are wrong!
* Check interface paste is correct. Carbon/carbon or metal/carbon?
*...
01-07-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,441
Posted By mr_bill

Just a reminder of what a typical (in this case...

Just a reminder of what a typical (in this case alluminum) frame buckling looks like:
...
01-04-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By mr_bill

Had road debris jam in my rear derailleur this...

Had road debris jam in my rear derailleur this spring.

If you aren’t pedaling no drama.

If you are pedaling in the saddle you’ll tear the derailleur off the hanger if you are lucky, otherwise...
01-03-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By mr_bill

https://www.docketalarm.com/cases/Illinois_State_C...

https://www.docketalarm.com/cases/Illinois_State_Cook_County_Circuit_Court/2018-L-003118/JANET_KOWAL_v._GIANT_BICYCLE_INC_et_al./

-mr. bill
12-31-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By mr_bill

After every run I disassemble, then reassemble....

After every run I disassemble, then reassemble. Oh wait, that’s top fuel.

Obviously, too little of a good thing can be very bad, but too much of a good thing is also very bad.

So periodic...
12-29-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Sorry DrIsotope, if you took a pic without your...

Sorry DrIsotope, if you took a pic without your bike maybe.

I-Like-To-Bike gets it.

-mr. bill
12-28-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

Good eyes. Next mission if my pic is...

Good eyes.

Next mission if my pic is accepted.

Since 20s is rolling around again, circa 1920 theater (which I’ll define as anything pre WWII.)

Extra points for a well preserved facade and...
12-28-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 29,740
Posted By mr_bill

John Weeks footbridge. Frequent cameo for Harvard...

John Weeks footbridge. Frequent cameo for Harvard Catalogues:

https://i.imgur.com/ssvlx1t.jpg

-mr. bill
12-28-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,872
Posted By mr_bill

You are going to want to read the whole owner’s...

You are going to want to read the whole owner’s manual. (https://wp.bellhelmets.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Bell-Helmets-Bike-Helmet-Manual-B5000433-F-INT.pdf)

“Bell also recommends that...
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