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02-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Jim from Boston

I'm exhibiting at a sustainability fair - need...

I'm exhibiting at a sustainability fair - need tipsThough I had posted earlier on this thread, back around 1971, early in my cycling lifestyle, :rolleyes:[/quote]
02-25-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ.Not to be a Captain Bringdown, but I have...

ɅɅɅɅ.Not to be a Captain Bringdown, but I have posted on several threads:It’s very rare that any door-to door cycle commute would totally exclude any non-residential road; see these two recent...
02-25-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By Jim from Boston

IMO, as a decades-long cycle-commuter in Boston,...

IMO, as a decades-long cycle-commuter in Boston, while I might smile at a driver making eye contact, I would not necessarily trust any directive given by a motorist, While looking in your direction,...
Forum: Foo
02-21-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By Jim from Boston

Why not skip the bun for lower carbs? Most...

Why not skip the bun for lower carbs? Most places. e.g. Burger King will do it sans bun (specifically as "low carb"). A few upscale burger joints I have visited will serve it with a lettuce wrap.
02-20-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] ”Calculating wind chill…”...

[/QUOTE] ”Calculating wind chill…” [/quote][/quote]
02-20-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By Jim from Boston

The windchill factor of pedaling and other...

The windchill factor of pedaling and other off-season Q's [/quote]IMO, what difference does it make? I have frequently posted:[/color]
02-19-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,918
Posted By Jim from Boston

Sidewalks Another popcorn thread about sidewalks....

Sidewalks Another popcorn thread about sidewalks. Why not just do a poll: Yes, No, Sometimes? :rolleyes: From a current thread, "Thinking of no longer riding on roads":[/quote][/quote][/quote]This...
02-10-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,514
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]I agree that non-vehicular...

[/quote][/quote]I agree that non-vehicular hazards may indeed be at least, if not more serious and frequent concerns to cyclists.[/quote]I frequently have posted about my mindset (link) to avoid such...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ More recently I posted specifically...

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More recently I posted specifically about recent improvements in Boston MUPS If interested I have posted a more detailed Cycling Guide to Metro Boston (link).

I really enjoy showing...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jim from Boston

How is your pathway's bicycle friendliness ? :I...

How is your pathway's bicycle friendliness ? :I previously posted to this thread:"Best cycling city in USA?" [/quote][/quote][/quote]↓↓↓↓
02-08-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,450
Posted By Jim from Boston

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02-08-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,450
Posted By Jim from Boston

Test Riding and what to look for as a complete...

Test Riding and what to look for as a complete beginner[/quote]I have previously posted on several threads, e.g.:FWIW as decades-long lifestyle cyclist (touring, year-round urban commuting and road...
Forum: Foo
02-06-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,181
Posted By Jim from Boston

Craziest/most fun thing you've ever done. Other...

Craziest/most fun thing you've ever done. Other than our cross country cycling honeymoon in 1977, acrobatic swing dancing lessons in 1986, in October of 2016 (presidential election year) on the...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,111
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Thanks for your remarks djb; one of our...

[/quote]Thanks for your remarks djb; one of our first tours out of Boston was to Montreal in September via the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont.

I’m mostly...
Forum: Touring
02-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,111
Posted By Jim from Boston

USA touring suggestions wanted[/quote]I refrained...

USA touring suggestions wanted[/quote]I refrained from posting in to this thread when I read the OP but reconsidered after the second post above, to suggest Metro Boston, with possible extensions...
02-03-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,227
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote] Thanks for that tip jppe, but...

[/QUOTE][/quote] Thanks for that tip jppe, but it also occurs in June, and the whole month is socked in by other’s vacation requests.

That ride seems even more convenient than GOBA, besides...
02-01-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,227
Posted By Jim from Boston

What Cycling Events or Trips Do You Have Planned...

What Cycling Events or Trips Do You Have Planned for 2020?I know jppe as a strong rider, who's retired, and sometimes his wife drives the sag wagon.

I'm still working, though with generous time...
01-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,289
Posted By Jim from Boston

How to ride on Multi-use paths (a rant) [/quote]...

How to ride on Multi-use paths (a rant) [/quote] [/quote] [/quote]I have posted on a few threads about MUP riding: [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]Most recently,[/color][/color][/color]
01-26-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ Speaking of flying dreams, I have...

ɅɅɅɅ Speaking of flying dreams, I have posted:[/QUOTE]
01-26-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By Jim from Boston

Disastrous ride that happened in your dreamLast...

Disastrous ride that happened in your dreamLast year was this similar thread on Fifty-Plus, “Weird cycling dreams.” [/QUOTE]↓↓↓↓
Forum: Commuting
01-26-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,265
Posted By Jim from Boston

I recently posted to this...

I recently posted to this thread,[/quote]Similarly as I replied to BobbyG, I see similarities with my situation and Steely Dan [/QUOTE][/quote]
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,343
Posted By Jim from Boston

Longest Ride, Average Ride, Shortest You'll Go...

Longest Ride, Average Ride, Shortest You'll Go Out For

100 miles (at most once or twice a year)

14 miles usual commute (can be extended occasionally to 20 to 30 miles when training for a...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,265
Posted By Jim from Boston

Commitment to commuter cyclingNice summary ...

Commitment to commuter cyclingNice summary BobbyG, and very similar to my preferences and situation.

However, Boston City Proper is quite amenable to a car-free, and detrimental to a car-intense...
01-24-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your consideration of my previous...

Thanks for your consideration of my previous post. Again may I offer this suggestion: [/quote]That would seem to offer much additional facial skin protection, as well as ventilation of exhaled moist...
01-23-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Thanks for the nod, parkbrav, Speaking of...

˄˄˄˄ Thanks for the nod, parkbrav, Speaking of good ideas, I have also recently posted:[/quote][/color]
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01-23-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Jim from Boston

Goggles fine, but now glasses fog... ...

Goggles fine, but now glasses fog... ​​​​​​​FWIW, see my perennial post with further discussion: [/quote][/color]
01-22-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Jim from Boston

Get rid of political ads [/QUOTE]FYA, rumrunn6,...

Get rid of political ads [/QUOTE]FYA, rumrunn6, your fellow Metro Bostonian cyclists posted similar, seemingly inconguous replies to this thread on Forum Suggestions & User Assistance: “Weight...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jim from Boston

People who honk because they want you to move...

People who honk because they want you to move over 10+ for use of a mirror, and I may use a “hold back” signal, but I never wave them though.[/quote][/quote][/quote]
01-21-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,750
Posted By Jim from Boston

One hazard of wind not mentioned in this thread...

One hazard of wind not mentioned in this thread as far as I recall is blowing dust affecting the eye. Several years ago on a routine commute with nondescript wind, I suffered a corneal abrasion:I...
01-20-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Jim from Boston

"go to quoted post" link intermittent [/quote]I...

"go to quoted post" link intermittent [/quote]I usually copy and paste the number of the quoted post into my current post. I often check the link, and on a few occasions the "little blue [>] for 'go...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,639
Posted By Jim from Boston

May I suggest that trespasses against cars are...

May I suggest that trespasses against cars are Mortal Sins, and against pedestrians and other cyclists are Venial Sins (in the Catholic Tradition). My thusfar not reported Mortal Sin is riding the...
01-17-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,808
Posted By Jim from Boston

Personally, I would not trust a permission given...

Personally, I would not trust a permission given in advance, since it will likely be from a different person than you encounter at check-in.

I just do it: "Easier to ask for forgiveness than...
01-16-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,116
Posted By Jim from Boston

I just read this joke; change motorcyclist to...

I just read this joke; change motorcyclist to bicyclist:
01-12-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,750
Posted By Jim from Boston

What’s too windy to ride? How Much Wind Do You...

What’s too windy to ride? How Much Wind Do You Tolerate? I have previously posted about assessing wind speed semi-quantitatively while on the road without an anemometer to this thread, "What’s too...
01-12-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim from Boston

Everybody Complains About the...

Everybody Complains About the Weather...[/quote]IMO Doppler is the most beneficial for making more immediate go-no-go decisions. The Weather.com Doppler also projects images at about hourly intervals...
01-08-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,172
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]So indeed you can assure the...

[/quote][/quote]So indeed you can assure the donors that their donation is 100% tax deductible (and entirely) goes to the DFCI, but the resources of the ride are of monetary value not tax deductible,...
01-08-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,172
Posted By Jim from Boston

I presume that the entry fee is nominal, compared...

I presume that the entry fee is nominal, compared to the donation?

I have done charity rides with less expensive minimal donations funded entirely by me, and I have donated to the PMC at the...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,583
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cross-country US bike tour [/QUOTE]Howdy...

Cross-country US bike tour [/QUOTE]Howdy neighbor,

I have been cycling in Metro Boston since 1977.The forerunner of ACA, Bikecentennial, had been founded in 1976 with just one cross country route....
01-08-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,172
Posted By Jim from Boston

Pan Mass Challenge [2020][/quote] I have...

Pan Mass Challenge [2020][/quote] I have previously posted… [/quote]So instead of merely soliciting donations, those organizations provide a tax-deductible experience for a “gallant” cause....
01-06-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,396
Posted By Jim from Boston

He is a cycling legend, and that shop a cycling...

He is a cycling legend, and that shop a cycling landmark.[/quote]
01-05-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,396
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ @Berner and I posed to this thread,...

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@Berner and I posed to this thread, ”Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from people driving cars?” re the stresses of “larger political unions” and the cars needed to traverse them. As...
01-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,396
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] Thanks for the clarification, ironwood;...

[/QUOTE] Thanks for the clarification, ironwood; Wikipedia was my source, and the context of my original reply was: in a subsequent post, prairiepedaler reported more detail, with diagrams:...
01-03-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote] Earlier on this thread I...

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Earlier on this thread I posted: On the various clipless pedal threads I have read over the years, I don't recall reading about slippery pedals until recently.

When I'm on an...
01-03-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jim from Boston

FYA, just today I posted to your current thread,...

FYA, just today I posted to your current thread, [/color][/i]
01-03-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bike Tights with Windproof Front-recommendations...

Bike Tights with Windproof Front-recommendations Earlier today I posted to this current Winter Cycling Forum, “Keeping the legs warm”: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/url] Frankly though, I...
01-03-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Jim from Boston

Problem with clip-in road pedals, looking for...

Problem with clip-in road pedals, looking for advicesJust today, including a few minutes ago I posted to this thread,”SPD Pedals for Commuting”: [color=#333333]After a few early falls when learning...
01-03-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ I also posted about these additional...

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I also posted about these additional considerations for legs: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]
Forum: Commuting
01-03-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Thanks for the reply CliffordK. As was...

[/quote]Thanks for the reply CliffordK. As was posted earlier on this thread:[/quote]I’m not particularly conversant with all the pedal types discussed, but mine clip only on one side. Clipping in...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jim from Boston

SPD Pedals for Commuting[/quote] I have...

SPD Pedals for Commuting[/quote] I have previously posted to this thread:After a few early falls when learning to ride with clipless pedals, I now unclip the right foot when there is the least...
01-03-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote] @ironwood also replied...

[/quote][/quote][/quote] @ironwood also replied with a similar sentiment to this thread: :bang:[/QUOTE] [/quote]Nonetheless, I do agree with this opinion by livedarklions: [/color]
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