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07-21-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By rumrunn6

I like spd compatible mtb shoes w flat soles but...

I like spd compatible mtb shoes w flat soles but you might like the ones w knobby edges for better grip for worse terrain than I ride for pedals there are lots of choices but I’ve been happy with big...
07-21-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By rumrunn6

Inspect them closely when fully inflated for dry...

Inspect them closely when fully inflated for dry cracks or anything else that doesn’t look normal. If a tire passes a close visual inspection you should be good to go
07-21-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By rumrunn6

Here’s a vote for another bike

Here’s a vote for another bike
Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8,251
Views: 904,206
Posted By rumrunn6

brilliant!

brilliant!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,819
Posted By rumrunn6

This note came w the replacement tire ...

This note came w the replacement tire

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Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8,251
Views: 904,206
Posted By rumrunn6

Doug Aiken exhibit at Decordova in Lincoln MA ...

Doug Aiken exhibit at Decordova in Lincoln MA

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Forum: Northeast
07-20-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By rumrunn6

Old Ironsides if they still give tours or get...

Old Ironsides if they still give tours or get west to visit the re enactors out by battle road etc Fenway park tour or get in line at window on side of the green monster st 6am to get standing room...
07-20-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By rumrunn6

Yup we have to know they’re there know there...

Yup we have to know they’re there know there speed relative to us and the target zone and need to know how many of them there are yesterday I was way ahead but not moving as quickly as the car which...
07-19-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By rumrunn6

Coming home this afternoon I took the lane at...

Coming home this afternoon I took the lane at that spot - the auto behind me was not entirely happy about it - no pedestrians in sight
07-19-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By rumrunn6

I think maybe you bought those cheap Chinese...

I think maybe you bought those cheap Chinese knock offs, cuz yeah they stink. I tried one too so I would have a back up. this is the real deal original Magicshine but with a better battery. I also...
07-19-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 53,906
Posted By rumrunn6

PART B for sunny rides home - sunglasses...

PART B
for sunny rides home
- sunglasses (bought a pair cuz I forgot to leave a pair at work) moved my mirror from the clear glasses to the dark shades
- mount a quick release mount to my summer...
07-19-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,730
Posted By rumrunn6

last night I took some doses of magnesium ...

last night I took some doses of

magnesium
potassium
calcium

these morning's 1.5 hr ride was cool

brought more of the same to work which I will take an hour or two before my 2 hr ride home...
07-19-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 985
Posted By rumrunn6

junk in a junk sandwich. it's not working out...

junk in a junk sandwich. it's not working out very well. especially not those gas station sandwiches ... ;-(
07-19-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By rumrunn6

I use the light I have, which has an external...

I use the light I have, which has an external battery pack which mounts under the top tube. I move the setup from bike to bike. here's my road bike in commuter mode
...
07-19-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By rumrunn6

where is the hole? what does it look like? I...

where is the hole? what does it look like? I wonder if the exterior dimple will attract other stuff to enter the same spot again
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,542
Posted By rumrunn6

when I first started riding w a bike computer I...

when I first started riding w a bike computer I too tried to get the best possible readings. now I just keep track & loosely use the stats for comparison ride-to-ride. meaning can I get a better...
07-19-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By rumrunn6

traffic calming squeeze play

always gotta keep an eye out for these, right? meaning if we're enjoying the free shoulder on the right the sidewalk bump-out, combined with the plastic warning sign forces us & passing traffic into...
07-19-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 53,906
Posted By rumrunn6

Friday 7-19-19 (3rd round trip work commute) ...

Friday 7-19-19 (3rd round trip work commute)

PART A
5:44 am left home 65 degrees (high humidity)
6:39 am pit stop 12 miles (approx.. 1/2 way)
7:27 am at work (approx 70 degrees)
21.66 miles...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,819
Posted By rumrunn6

was topping off my tires w air last night, cuz I...

was topping off my tires w air last night, cuz I rode to work today. noticed the tire rub from a few weeks ago (6-14-19) (as a result of a broken spoke) caused some excessive sidewall wear, creating...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By rumrunn6

cpl days ago boss-man suggested I take Friday off...

cpl days ago boss-man suggested I take Friday off cuz it's slow. But today (Friday) was the day I was planning to bike to work, so I took yesterday (Thursday) off instead. Wifey had a procedure I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,542
Posted By rumrunn6

seeing a max speed on your computer for a stretch...

seeing a max speed on your computer for a stretch of road isn't an average speed for the entire ride. I don't think the OP was saying that
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,374
Posted By rumrunn6

I wonder if SpitFireVRR has joined the work force...

I wonder if SpitFireVRR has joined the work force by now & maybe bike commutes? :D
07-17-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,831
Posted By rumrunn6

call the buyer & explain. give him a chance to do...

call the buyer & explain. give him a chance to do the right thing & take the bike he originally paid for
07-17-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By rumrunn6

I thought the video clip(s) explained she was...

I thought the video clip(s) explained she was turning right, into the same direction the guys were moving, but I may be mis-remembering. if she hit them while making a left, it would be real hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By rumrunn6

um ... er ... well ... actually ... I haven't...

um ... er ... well ... actually ... I haven't changed it yet. it still works but but I have ground down some of the burs w/ a rotary tool, because I got some chain suck when the rings & chain got...
07-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By rumrunn6

good point, I've noticed mine, in my car, block...

good point, I've noticed mine, in my car, block my view of things & depending on my movement & the objects movement the view of that object can be obscured for more than a split second
07-17-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By rumrunn6

the first line in that article talks about...

the first line in that article talks about traffic violence
Forum: Northeast
07-17-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,251
Views: 904,206
Posted By rumrunn6

the air was still like that, when I let the cats...

the air was still like that, when I let the cats out this morning at 5am
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By rumrunn6

oh man, right? ...

oh man, right?

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07-17-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By rumrunn6

this morning, on the same highway, going approx...

this morning, on the same highway, going approx 70 mph, some guy flies up to my rear bumper, way too close. I maintain my safe following distance from the car in front of me, but when I see an...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By rumrunn6

fwiw: my commuting bikes evolved over a cpl years...

fwiw: my commuting bikes evolved over a cpl years until I settled on a light, drop bar, road bike. the time, energy & money I spent on 2 MTBs, 2 old road bikes (+ a dozen or so old bikes for parts) &...
07-17-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By rumrunn6

I believe my front strobe does the same. many...

I believe my front strobe does the same. many times a car will be coming from my right, a driveway or a road & they're anticipating a rolling stop but when they see my strobe, they stop their car....
07-17-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By rumrunn6

I almost hit a kid on a bike one sidewalk as I...

I almost hit a kid on a bike one sidewalk as I was exiting a McDonalds, one time. I stopped & looked both ways, as usual, but I had to keep looking left for oncoming auto traffic. when I turned to...
07-17-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By rumrunn6

in looking at those pics again the trees are too...

in looking at those pics again the trees are too tall to obstruct the driver's view. that sign doesn't obscure all the view. maybe while approaching, but there's a line of sight (if she stopped at...
07-17-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By rumrunn6

cops are ppl too & they can make dumb mistakes...

cops are ppl too & they can make dumb mistakes too
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By rumrunn6

cuz they are more stretched & more likely to...

cuz they are more stretched & more likely to puncture?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By rumrunn6

nice reminder tho, that if we have an option, a...

nice reminder tho, that if we have an option, a little smaller might make tube changing, roadside, easier/faster
07-16-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By rumrunn6

that's certainly something to replace. kinda...

that's certainly something to replace. kinda don't know how long it would last. I once rode a '70s era bike w/ possibly original tires. I did a test commute & about 3/4 the way there the sidewalls...
07-16-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By rumrunn6

ugh rush hour ... 3rd fatal bike crash in last 3...

ugh rush hour ... 3rd fatal bike crash in last 3 months for that city. wonder where the driver was coming from in that parking lot & if she stopped to look. wonder if that sign & those trees obscured...
07-16-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,569
Posted By rumrunn6

where is this happening?

where is this happening?
07-16-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By rumrunn6

saw a guy getting loaded onto a stretcher this...

saw a guy getting loaded onto a stretcher this morning on the highway, when I drove up to the accident. he looked mostly OK. backed up the highway for miles. all the cars, including mine, had only...
07-16-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By rumrunn6

just remembered that I got back into cycling &...

just remembered that I got back into cycling & commuting when I found an old MTB on top of a mountain of trash bags outside a dorm at Harvard Uni. the only thing I needed help with was a bent crank...
07-16-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,565
Posted By rumrunn6

wonder how many times ppl tried to get some air...

wonder how many times ppl tried to get some air on those rollers by exceeding that speed limit
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By rumrunn6

this seems like an ideal or perfect reason for...

this seems like an ideal or perfect reason for doing so. but can you add: why you bike at all?
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By rumrunn6

which must come with a fee ...?

which must come with a fee ...?
07-15-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,815
Posted By rumrunn6

apparently London has had their fist e-scooter...

apparently London has had their fist e-scooter fatality. a youtube celeb, Emily Hartridge. may she rest in peace
07-15-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By rumrunn6

one can choose a bike that suits a trail, or...

one can choose a bike that suits a trail, or choose a trail that suits a bike
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By rumrunn6

flip it & buy something else?

flip it & buy something else?
07-15-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,905
Posted By rumrunn6

you gonna carry it on your bike?

you gonna carry it on your bike?
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