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12-09-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]So. bpcyclist, is there any follow-up?...

[/quote]So. bpcyclist, is there any follow-up? Tricycling accidents seem rarely reported (though I don’t read the recumbent forum). Was this the recumbent tricycle written by an experience cyclist,...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Jim from Boston

Peloton Girl saga continues... A couple hours ago...

Peloton Girl saga continues... A couple hours ago I posted to our Regional Discussion Forum Metro Boston thread: [/color][/quote][/color] Previously,.[/quote] [/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]
12-09-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Jim from Boston

Tricyclist Killed in Portland Suburb :crash:...

Tricyclist Killed in Portland Suburb :crash: [/QUOTE][/quote]When I read the OP, and the linked article, I did anticipate further details. .[/color]...kind of a "cycling...
12-09-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 699
Posted By Jim from Boston

On a cross-country cycle tour, directly from Los...

On a cross-country cycle tour, directly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in the1970's, my recollection from a small sampling mostly outside of cities, was that the nicest drivers were in California,...
12-09-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 699
Posted By Jim from Boston

Anyone been honked at lately? I have previously...

Anyone been honked at lately? I have previously posted:[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
Forum: Northeast
12-09-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

I didn't watch the trailer, but speaking of...

I didn't watch the trailer, but speaking of Boston, bicycles, and American Aviation Gin, per our recent discussion about the "Peleton Girl" in Boston:
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12-09-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Jim from Boston

News Flash: Sun makes an appearance in Chicago! ...

News Flash: Sun makes an appearance in Chicago! [/QUOTE][/quote] Shade and overcast (without rain) are certainly preferable to incessant sunshine on a hot summer day. I have previously posted about...
Forum: Northeast
12-09-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

Very nice tribute, rholland1951, especially since...

Very nice tribute, rholland1951, especially since my son is a devoted fan of the Mighty, Mighty Bosstones.
12-09-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Jim from Boston

How to deal with harassment from people driving...

How to deal with harassment from people driving cars? [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]+10 to above, especially to t@bpcyclist. I have posted, in particular about urban cycling,Indeed at about 6AM...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Thanks for your reply, rseeker. That...

[/quote]Thanks for your reply, rseeker. That conversation happened at the end of a legal meeting, and we soon left on an amicable note. I just hope that I did not get the husband in trouble about...
12-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Jim from Boston

As I posted above,[/quote][/quote][/quote]

As I posted above,[/quote][/quote][/quote]
12-07-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Jim from Boston

Welcome back. Though we have never personally...

Welcome back. Though we have never personally corresponded, I have quoted you on a few threads, e.g.
And[/quote]
12-07-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Jim from Boston

Just this morning I posted to the Winter Cycling...

Just this morning I posted to the Winter Cycling Forum: [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/color]
Forum: Northeast
12-07-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

I’m at work this morning, and posting has been a...

I’m at work this morning, and posting has been a pleasant break from tediously editing reports. I normally would ride my bike 14 miles home, but due to family activities, I have to rent a car.

My...
Forum: Northeast
12-07-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

:lol:[/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]Only in the...

:lol:[/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]Only in the Hub…:rolleyes:

I thought Weston because outside the window looked more exurban, like Weston, than suburban, like Wellesley, at least to me as a city...
12-07-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Jim from Boston

IMO, rain is an ultimate discouragement, more...

IMO, rain is an ultimate discouragement, more than the usual travails of Winter. For a recreational ride or extended training ride, I probably won’t go.My preference for "dry" roads extends to those...
12-07-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ I have previously posted about my...

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I have previously posted about my positive (prioritizing) motivations for winter commuting:
12-07-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Jim from Boston

This might be a good winter Maybe so, but...

This might be a good winter

Maybe so, but Winter Blahs are always a common condition yet cycling can be the remedy.[/quote][/quote][/quote][/b]For the past few couple years, other than few...
Forum: Northeast
12-06-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

FYA, Earlier today I posted to this thread on the...

FYA, Earlier today I posted to this thread on the Road Cycling forum, “Best cycling city in USA?” [/QUOTE]I have posted about Boston: [/quote][/quote][/quote] Finally, while Massachusetts does have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,241
Posted By Jim from Boston

Best cycling city in USA? [/QUOTE]I have posted...

Best cycling city in USA? [/QUOTE]I have posted about Boston: [/quote][/quote][/quote]Finally, while Massachusetts does have a few named mountains, those of Vermont and New Hamphire are within a few...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]While I don’t need to carry clothing,...

[/QUOTE]While I don’t need to carry clothing, other than needed for the ride, sometimes I do carry shoes, namely running shoes to wear at work. [/QUOTE]On my carbon fiber road bike without eyelets...
12-06-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Jim from Boston

Breathing Mask & Presciption Glasses what...

Breathing Mask & Presciption Glasses what works?FWIW I have often posted: [/QUOTE][/color][/quote][/quote]
12-05-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,088
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]Follow up on the Metro Boston...

[/quote][/quote]Follow up on the Metro Boston thread: [/quote][/quote][/i]
Forum: Northeast
12-05-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

Nice analysis mr_bill. My guess is Weston. :foo:

Nice analysis mr_bill. My guess is Weston. :foo:
Forum: Northeast
12-05-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

Are the Metro Bostonians aware of this locally...

Are the Metro Bostonians aware of this locally inspired brouhaha that has gone viral? [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote] I finally watched the ad and I too thought the performance was over the top but probably...
12-05-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,088
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote] I finally...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote] I finally watched the ad and I too thought the performance was over the top but probably typical of Madison Avenue. As I noted above though, my (female) colleague...
12-04-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,088
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ I posted last year to this thread on...

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I posted last year to this thread on Foo:
12-04-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,088
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have been reading this thread, but with no...

I have been reading this thread, but with no intention to reply. But thanks mr_bill for the nod, and for the reference to the Boston Globe. My wife does subscribe, and now have to read it though no...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have heard it as “Close only counts in...

I have heard it as “Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades...and dancing."

Vince Lombardi had said of football, “Dancing [but not bicycling] is a contact sport…football [but certainly not...
12-04-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Jim from Boston

Which neoprene shoe covers for road...

Which neoprene shoe covers for road cycling?[color=#333333]I have recently posted to this thread, [/QUOTE]
12-04-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Jim from Boston

Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from...

Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from people driving cars [/QUOTE]FYA, from this recent thread on the Living Car Free Forum thread, "The Breakdown of Nations" [/QUOTE]...
12-04-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Jim from Boston

Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from...

Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from people driving cars? FYA, see also this similar thread from August:[/color] “How Do You Deal With Harassment?”and berner posted to this current thread:...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ [/i]On Bike Forums, we frequently and...

˄˄˄˄ [/i]On Bike Forums, we frequently and candidly post about our close calls and actual mishaps, not just to “one-up” each other but most considerately to advise. ....kind of a "cycling...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hiding the stuff that happens [/QUOTE][/i] I...

Hiding the stuff that happens [/QUOTE][/i] I don’t mention these things, but there have been times my wife has had to come to my aid.One time recently, I did bring up my accident, with regrets. My...
12-03-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]My only specific preference is for Velcro...

[/quote]My only specific preference is for Velcro rather than zipper closures; easier to fasten. And I also look for thicker (warmer) material rather than just a wind screen.
12-03-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By Jim from Boston

Who is getting a snow storm right now? ...

Who is getting a snow storm right now? [/QUOTE][/quote] This Tuesday (12/3) as of about 11:15 AM, with over three further hours predicted we have.[/color]
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Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Jim from Boston

My Office Built A Bike Room Nice. I am about the...

My Office Built A Bike Room Nice. I am about the only cycle commuter to my work place of 100s, and I found an undisturbed spot within the building, a few yards from my office with a direct door...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,561
Posted By Jim from Boston

THE QUOTES: [/QUOTE]THE CONTEXT:...

THE QUOTES: [/QUOTE]THE CONTEXT: :wtf:[/QUOTE][/quote] :crash:[/QUOTE]"Vigorous debate..."done dozens of times," IMO refutes rather than confirms, "Well, there's really not much debate about it, is...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ A few weeks ago I attended a Comedy...

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A few weeks ago I attended a Comedy Performance by local well-known comedian, Steve Sweeney of Charlestown, with a strong Irish heritage. He explained the concept of the after-life as he...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8,541
Views: 953,858
Posted By Jim from Boston

FYA, the Charles Ro Supply Company...

FYA, the Charles Ro Supply Company (http://charlesro-com.3dcartstores.com/) in Malden MA adverises itself as one of America's largest model train stores.

My wife and I have frequently gone dining...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄[/i]As a similar example, there is a...

˄˄˄˄[/i]As a similar example, there is a well-subscribed thread on the Northeast Regional Discussion Forum, Metro Boston: Good ride today?,” with over 8500 replies since 2009. I have described...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jim from Boston

Attn MODS...Suggestion for a new forumThat said...

Attn MODS...Suggestion for a new forumThat said some bikepackers pack pretty heavy and some bike tourists pack super light. Some bike tourists ride dirt roads in remote places and some bikepackers...
12-02-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By Jim from Boston

Who is getting a snow storm right now?Hi...

Who is getting a snow storm right now?Hi rumrunn6,

Knowing that you post from Maynard, MA, about 25 miles northwest of Boston, are those photos taken from the current storm (Sunday 12/1)? South of...
12-01-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,050
Posted By Jim from Boston

So, alpharalpha, where is “down here?" I’m...

So, alpharalpha, where is “down here?" I’m slightly more peeved by subscribers who give “cutesy” or obscure locations. Not to pick on XXXX, whose posts I routinely read, but as an example:I must...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have previously posted (link) pertinent...

I have previously posted (link) pertinent comments on this current thread. See also: [/QUOTE]
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,402
Posted By Jim from Boston

Object of lust...[/quote][/quote]Previously...

Object of lust...[/quote][/quote]Previously posted:[/color] [/i]:notamused:[/QUOTE][/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote]
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,561
Posted By Jim from Boston

Wireless earbuds while riding? I promised...

Wireless earbuds while riding?

I promised myself that I wasn’t going to reply to this perennial popcorn thread, but these two paragraphs by velopig had some unique comments that I have posted...
11-26-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Jim from Boston

Newbie in need of your bicycle wisdom [/QUOTE]...

Newbie in need of your bicycle wisdom [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]FWIW as decades-long lifestyle cyclist (touring, year-round urban commuting and road cycling) I have posted my basic buying strategy, and a...
11-26-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By Jim from Boston

:lol:[/QUOTE] Why not?...

:lol:[/QUOTE] Why not? [/color]:rolleyes:[/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/quote][/color]
11-26-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By Jim from Boston

Safety tip:foo: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]...

Safety tip:foo: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/color]With all due respect to the oft-maligned rydabent, I think he makes an interesting observation that I've not thought about...
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