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Forum: Northeast
09-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,038,965
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
09-19-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
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: 74
Views: 2,401
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: 74
Views: 2,401
Posted By mr_bill

Turn off your adblocker. It isnít paywalled. ...

Turn off your adblocker. It isnít paywalled.

-mr. bill
09-18-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,401
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: 74
Views: 2,401
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: 9,028
Views: 1,038,965
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,...
09-15-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,401
Posted By mr_bill

Aren’t there more appropriate places for this...

Aren’t there more appropriate places for this “enlightening discussion?”


Ava has returned home along with Kristopher Cotton’s ashes....
Forum: Northeast
09-14-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,038,965
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: 61
Views: 1,557
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...
09-09-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,557
Posted By mr_bill

Uh, NHTSA on bicycle hand signals....

Uh, NHTSA on bicycle hand signals. (https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/8009-handsignals.pdf)

My opinion, most people understand the straight arm hand signals, few people understand...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,038,965
Posted By mr_bill

Cary Coovert's memorial bench has been installed...

Cary Coovert's memorial bench has been installed at the side of the Minuteman, just a little eastbound from his ghost bike.

https://i.imgur.com/meMZVCc.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/w8laF5H.jpg...
09-08-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,401
Posted By mr_bill

Next time you want to point out there are zero...

Next time you want to point out there are zero details, stop.

-mr. bill
09-07-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,401
Posted By mr_bill

TBH with this little known I would not have...

TBH with this little known I would not have blamed the victim. But like dogs to a tree, some here are always ready to speculate.

Most people have the human decency to heel their dog in a cemetery....
09-03-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By mr_bill

The 0.8 is probably rim width in inches. ...

The 0.8 is probably rim width in inches.

That could be interior, which is 21mm, so you have 622 x 21c rims.
But some marketeers put outside rim width, which probably means 622 x 17c rims.

So...
08-31-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,065
Posted By mr_bill

I think Guido says “Cosa sai!” ...

I think Guido says “Cosa sai!”

https://youtu.be/MryXa6ipMQM

-mr. bill
08-31-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,264
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...
08-30-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By mr_bill

Small moves. Talk to your doctor/physical...

Small moves.

Talk to your doctor/physical therapist.

They may suggest you first try moving your cleat back a few mm, see if that helps. Repeat if necessary.

(Note possible toe overlap with...
08-29-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
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: 15
Views: 563
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By mr_bill

NTSB recommendation was met with outrage then...

NTSB recommendation was met with outrage then crickets.

Otherwise, let's see.

Cuomo suggested mandatory helmets for some e-bike users at the end of January. But he opposed increasing increasing...
08-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,570
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...
08-27-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By mr_bill

And this thread is destined for the everlasting...

And this thread is destined for the everlasting gobstopper thread in 3, 2....

-mr. bill
08-26-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,593
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
08-26-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By mr_bill

OK, this is getting beyond silly. The OP is from...

OK, this is getting beyond silly. The OP is from Massachusetts, and the only way you'd walk a broken bike on 10 miles of rocky trail is if you are lost and going around in circles.

-mr. bill
08-26-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
Posted By mr_bill

More accurate headline: Cambridge waited for yet...

More accurate headline: Cambridge waited for yet another road killing before painting...
08-25-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,751
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: 2,751
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: 747
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: 610
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.
...
08-25-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By mr_bill

I walked six miles today to pick up fresh chive...

I walked six miles today to pick up fresh chive gnocchi. (I can walk and telecon, but I can't ride and telecon.)

-mr. bill
08-25-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,751
Posted By mr_bill

There are three people in this story, the cager,...

There are three people in this story, the cager, the cop, and the person on the bicycle. From what I see NONE of them have learned ANYTHING.

p.s. There is a whole subforum dedicated to all lanes...
08-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,751
Posted By mr_bill

OK, I usually hate to do this, but really. A...

OK, I usually hate to do this, but really.

A 13 wide curb lane at a the top of a T intersection is wide enough to share with a Honda Accord.

Don't lead with your chin and then complain about...
08-25-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By mr_bill

BTW, I'll see your clown shoes and raise you...

BTW, I'll see your clown shoes and raise you clown shoes:

https://i.imgur.com/ODUEBak.jpg?1

-mr. bill
08-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By mr_bill

They made me an offer too good to refuse. ...

They made me an offer too good to refuse.

Plus they match my clown frame.

They made me an offer too good to refuse.

-mr. bill
08-25-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By mr_bill

First, you will NOT wear out the soles of most...

First, you will NOT wear out the soles of most SPD shoes in only 10 miles of walking.

But here's the question. How comfortable DO YOU feel walking 10 miles no matter the shoes?

SPD shoes come...
08-24-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,764
Posted By mr_bill

You're trying to everlasting gobstopper thread a...

You're trying to everlasting gobstopper thread a covid19 thread?

Unbelievable. Strike that. Too believable.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
08-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,038,965
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: 129
Views: 8,264
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,458
Posted By mr_bill

That, and the fact that All City has pictures of...

That, and the fact that All City has pictures of the inside of a Maxway factory in a “blog” post (https://allcitycycles.com/blog/all_respect_to_the_craftspeople_handmade_in_taiwan) on their website....
08-23-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,458
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...
08-21-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
Posted By mr_bill

The 5 cents safety tip is typically given by...

The 5 cents safety tip is typically given by people who don’t in fact ride around trucks, busses, parked cars, Harvard Square, Porter Square.....

But thank you for your helpful hint.

(No matter...
08-21-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
Posted By mr_bill

ALL of the witnesses should be considered...

ALL of the witnesses should be considered unreliable. Including his niece. Just leave it at that.



Making it clear, that's a pull quote from Richard Curran, Sharon Hamer's husband.
...
08-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
Posted By mr_bill

I ride and walk through that very location all...

I ride and walk through that very location all the time.

So, to dispense with some of the conjecture. Havard Square is a 20 mph "safety zone." It is also state road 2A, so it is a truck route.
...
08-20-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,457
Posted By mr_bill

They are uh-gleee. Though one won the all time...

They are uh-gleee. Though one won the all time uh-gleee prize:

Monte Carlo Aerocoupe (https://journal.classiccars.com/2018/10/08/monte-carlo-aerocoupe-was-a-stock-car-racing-special/)
...
08-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,457
Posted By mr_bill

Rode past seven in a row auto-folding mirror...

Rode past seven in a row auto-folding mirror vehicles this afternoon.

Why Bill, how does that help?

Well, when a driver LOCKS their car from the outside, the mirrors on SOME vehicles auto-fold....
08-19-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,277
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: 9,028
Views: 1,038,965
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: 48
Views: 1,277
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: 48
Views: 1,277
Posted By mr_bill

You havenít watched me, but then again, Iím the...

You havenít watched me, but then again, Iím the guy who signals on a knee scooter.

-mr. bill
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