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10-15-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By mr_bill

It’s a bike-rack! It’s a sculpture! It’s a...

It’s a bike-rack! It’s a sculpture! It’s a bike-rack AND a sculpture!!!! (https://pdxccentric.wordpress.com/b2-nick-racks/)

But wait, there’s more....

-mr. bill
10-15-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By mr_bill

This mini-Fremont bridge?...

This mini-Fremont bridge? (https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5300417,-122.6838138,3a,49.8y,59.91h,86.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRWJ_VqU-CKKauF9ZUfLgVg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
10-14-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,894
Posted By mr_bill

So, brought out the Xootr MG on Saturday to head...

So, brought out the Xootr MG on Saturday to head to Davis. (Last year I used the knee scooter.) Rode switch again, and the hills are flattening. Actually saw another nut on the way home.

Sunday...
Forum: Northeast
10-14-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,894
Posted By mr_bill

The other alternative is a friend in the Longwood...

The other alternative is a friend in the Longwood Medical Area. jk.

-mr. bill
10-14-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By mr_bill

And if you want to keep it that way continue to...

And if you want to keep it that way continue to be glad that there is no bike rack at your local CU.

p.s. Boston is not Amsterdam.

-mr. bill
10-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By mr_bill

That works great - but doesn't scale. Let's just...

That works great - but doesn't scale. Let's just say that bringing this many bikes inside galleries is a bit of an issue and leave it at that.

-mr. bill
10-11-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,701
Posted By mr_bill

I’ll get snarked at two-ways, but the Green Line...

I’ll get snarked at two-ways, but the Green Line still stops in the middle of the street on South Huntington with passengers stepping off into the road.

BTW, while people driving cars have to...
10-11-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,701
Posted By mr_bill

Or as we might call them around here, trackless...

Or as we might call them around here, trackless trolleyless trolleys.

The issue isn't battery buses. Alburquerque chose their provider poorly.

(Battery buses have been deployed in many cities....
10-11-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,701
Posted By mr_bill

The ART is Albuquerque's Bus Rapid Transit. To...

The ART is Albuquerque's Bus Rapid Transit. To say that there have been problems would be an understatement. (https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/abq-ride-showcasing-new-art-buses/)

The...
10-10-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By mr_bill

Would it surprise you that the investigation...

Would it surprise you that the investigation found the driver was going 85 mph?

DA’s, especially in Mississippi don’t bring a case to a grand jury without beyond probable cause. But secrecy...
10-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By mr_bill

Sharrows are supposed to be placed in shared...

Sharrows are supposed to be placed in shared lanes where you are LIKELY to encounter bicycles. For one-way roads, that would be the right lane and the left lane. See this study...
10-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By mr_bill

Most miles of roads do not have centerline...

Most miles of roads do not have centerline markings. While a *few* drivers seem to have the impression that such roads are one way (their way), MOST drivers get the keep right (or left) thing with or...
10-10-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By mr_bill

A friend but she doesn't ride bikes, before or...

A friend but she doesn't ride bikes, before or after. As her kid says, she kicked cancer's butt.

And a friend of a friend. Ezra Caldwell, of Fast Boy Cycles. He continued to ride bikes. When his...
10-10-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By mr_bill

Anyhow, I'll strongly disagree. Turn around...

Anyhow, I'll strongly disagree.

Turn around on SE Ankeny Street....
10-10-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By mr_bill

Marrett Road posted at 40 mph (or higher) *IS*...

Marrett Road posted at 40 mph (or higher) *IS* absurd. But it's an alternate state road, paralleling a limited access state road. So even though every other similar road in Lexington is 25 mph, the...
10-09-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By mr_bill

Yeah, nobody sells specialty cleaning and care...

Yeah, nobody sells specialty cleaning and care products for bicycles (http://www.finishlineusa.com/).

However, currently for a finishing product with UV protection you will have to go to...
10-08-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By mr_bill

No, 79pmooney used to live in the northeast....

No, 79pmooney used to live in the northeast. Several of us live in potholandia.

Suggest that rather than worrying about your fork, you learn when and how to get out of your saddle, and also learn...
10-08-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By mr_bill

Bedford MA? Welcome. Anyhow, agree that...

Bedford MA?

Welcome.

Anyhow, agree that the Chicago study is multiply flawed. Census block ACS data is beyond noisy. Further, primary means of transport to work is NOT a good stand in for who...
10-08-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By mr_bill

Yeah, enjoy your bike and don't listen to people...

Yeah, enjoy your bike and don't listen to people yapping on about 2"+ tires.

-mr. bill
10-08-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By mr_bill

I suppose when you have a hammer, all the world...

I suppose when you have a hammer, all the world looks like nails.

Oddly, people ride all kinds of bikes, even in Buffalo, New York.

-mr. bill
10-08-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By mr_bill

Just saying the obvious, but putting a 2”+...

Just saying the obvious, but putting a 2”+ ”lightweight and fast tire” into a fork (or frame) without adequate clearance turns a “nice used road bike in perfect condition with an aluminum alloy frame...
10-08-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By mr_bill

Steady 30mph that afternoon, gusts to ~50mph. ...

Steady 30mph that afternoon, gusts to ~50mph.

Note the flags at the beginning and end of the clip. What caught me completely offguard was the wind blew down the facade of the Cathedral and turned...
10-07-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By mr_bill

Longboard:Skateboard :: BMX Cruiser:BMX ...

Longboard:Skateboard :: BMX Cruiser:BMX

(Thank <diety> these “analogies” were removed and these yoots will never know their “joy.”)

-mr. bill
10-07-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By mr_bill

The DA recently brought the case before a grand...

The DA recently brought the case before a grand jury.
But the grand jury did not indict.

-mr. bill
10-07-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By mr_bill

I follow SE Bikes on Facebook. Some here...

I follow SE Bikes on Facebook.

Some here sure do try hard to separate us into thems.

BTW, onewheel_nick from Haarlem on Instagram....
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,894
Posted By mr_bill

In the summer time you can still tell as you ride...

In the summer time you can still tell as you ride past one of our Irish Rivieras.
10-07-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By mr_bill

The "bike gang," "little jerks," "menace," and...

The "bike gang," "little jerks," "menace," and "punks," and NINE Lowell Police Officers.

https://www.lowellsun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LOW-L-badbikes.jpeg?w=767


Left as an excersize...
10-07-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By mr_bill

Find the word “wheelie” in the Masslive or Lowell...

Find the word “wheelie” in the Masslive or Lowell Sun articles. I’ll wait.

-mr. bill
10-06-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By mr_bill

YOU saw these yoots in Lowell and called 911? ...

YOU saw these yoots in Lowell and called 911?

-mr. bill
10-06-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By mr_bill

Eek! Yoots were reported gathering. Your meter...

Eek! Yoots were reported gathering. Your meter needs new batteries.

BTW, if I only had two wheels. If you commute by unicycle is that a wheelie, or just dangerous?
10-05-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,969
Posted By mr_bill

Apparently those aren’t well thought out either...

Apparently those aren’t well thought out either since that sends the message that religion is dangerous.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
10-04-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,894
Posted By mr_bill

Rod style - The Frankndale: ...

Rod style - The Frankndale:

https://i.imgur.com/ggQz5mR.jpg

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
10-04-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,894
Posted By mr_bill

So no pics yet, but the Frankndale build is done....

So no pics yet, but the Frankndale build is done.

My first contemporary frameset build. Internal electrical wires not hard to put together, though testing the pieces before the bottom bracket went...
10-04-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By mr_bill

If I only had a braid. BTW, Damn straight...

If I only had a braid.

BTW, Damn straight I'm going to "reflexively come to the defense" of these children....
10-01-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,813
Posted By mr_bill

Prorogue much? In fact, had he had a...

Prorogue much?

In fact, had he had a warrant, he would have been arrested, but then may have been released due to the error.

However, had the search subsequent to arrest turned up something as...
10-01-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By mr_bill

I carry a LOT less in my kit near civilization. ...

I carry a LOT less in my kit near civilization.

-mr. bill
10-01-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,813
Posted By mr_bill

In almost every jurisdiction in the US...

In almost every jurisdiction in the US hitchhiking is prohibited. But in a jurisdiction where it is not prohibited, stopping a hitchhiker and asking for ID to run for warrants is explicitly NOT their...
10-01-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,442
Posted By mr_bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlTz8BqmIIc ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlTz8BqmIIc

-mr. bill
09-30-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By mr_bill

Everyone will choose different kits, but basics...

Everyone will choose different kits, but basics include:

* Sterile Gloves (also handy for bike repairs)
* Pain reliever of your choice
* Sterile Bandaids
* Sterile Gauze Dressing Pads
*...
09-28-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,969
Posted By mr_bill

Contrary to the wiki article, Massachusetts does...

Contrary to the wiki article, Massachusetts does not ban memorials.

-mr. bill
09-28-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,701
Posted By mr_bill

Yeah, Joey made stuff up. He would tell people to...

Yeah, Joey made stuff up. He would tell people to never ride on Magazine Street, he just made videos of himself riding on Magazine Street (in the door zone and on the center line no less).

He also...
09-27-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By mr_bill

Yes? -mr. bill

Yes?



-mr. bill
09-26-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,921
Posted By mr_bill

Media Lab has been in the news for other than A&S...

Media Lab has been in the news for other than A&S reasons, however....



Kickstarter started. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shanren/raz-pro-an-expert-bike-tail-light)


-mr. bill
09-26-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By mr_bill

Effectively whispernet about a year ago. I...

Effectively whispernet about a year ago.

I happened be the one who called 911, but the workers in the adjacent building told me that they weren't the first who went down on that tree root, second...
09-26-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By mr_bill

You probably aren't aware of the injuries on...

You probably aren't aware of the injuries on American MUPs because injuries are not widely reported, and there is near ZERO mechanism to gather injury data on MUPs. It would not be unfair to say that...
09-26-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,969
Posted By mr_bill

Streetview of the memorial site....

Streetview of the memorial site. (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7001074,-73.986309,3a,75y,90.92h,64.94t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sTdmWSU6Qc5yNA2nw_H_4tA!2e0!5s20170901T000000!7i13312!8i6656)

-mr. bill
09-25-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 270,813
Posted By mr_bill

Riding in any city is often FAST! -mr. bill

Riding in any city is often FAST!

-mr. bill
09-25-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 270,813
Posted By mr_bill

Why should EVERY road be the way you think it...

Why should EVERY road be the way you think it should be?

Helpful hint - you can ride MUCH faster in a crosswind if you ride in an echelon. Wouldn't suggest doing so on a road that's open, but...
09-25-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 270,813
Posted By mr_bill

That STYLE is riding a bike. From one place to...

That STYLE is riding a bike. From one place to another. Get off the bike, do things, get back on the bike, stop, get off the bike, do things, get back on the bike, lather rince repeat.

I love...
09-25-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 270,813
Posted By mr_bill

Much of the infrastructure (in cities) is...

Much of the infrastructure (in cities) is designed to make EVERYTHING slower.

Which makes riding a bike an absolute delight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNFm5N4CjPk

-mr. bill
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