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09-04-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,981
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ [/QUOTE] Local Comedian Steve Sweeney had a...

˄˄˄˄ [/QUOTE] Local Comedian Steve Sweeney had a reply to such a quip:
Forum: Commuting
08-14-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,153
Posted By Jim from Boston

I'm in the Medical field. I have posted on a few...

I'm in the Medical field. I have posted on a few threads about my Commuting advantage:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,360
Posted By Jim from Boston

Do you now carry a face mask in your saddle bag...

Do you now carry a face mask in your saddle bag or jersey pockets? [/QUOTE]I have posted:

There have been recent reports of vigorous law enforcement of wearing masks, e.g. a young mother arrested...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Jim from Boston

I too like Cateye. I have had a few cycle...

I too like Cateye. I have had a few cycle computers, always with a cadence function. Some needed replacements, e.g. lost the unit when not securely mounted (my fault).

On my usual commute I have a...
07-06-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,376
Posted By Jim from Boston

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Forum: Northeast
07-03-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄[/quote]...as well as my son. [/color]...

˄˄˄˄[/quote]...as well as my son. [/color] [/QUOTE][/color]
Forum: Northeast
07-03-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi Rod, It’s always a joy to ride with...

Hi Rod,

It’s always a joy to ride with someone dear to you, as I have with my wife, for many years. I have previously replied to the occasional ride description that you do in a region remote from...
06-26-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,238
Posted By Jim from Boston

Not to be a Captain Bringdown, but since you...

Not to be a Captain Bringdown, but since you consider a helmet, "fun," a[/color]s usual on such threads, even after 10 replies, no one recommends a rearview mirror. Many subscribers comment that they...
06-19-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,676
Posted By Jim from Boston

If you get doored, whos at fault? ...

If you get doored, whos at fault? [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]Having been hit from behind and securing a legal judgement, IMO the subsequent outcome was not worth the disabilities and hassles. So while...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,252
Posted By Jim from Boston

Waving[/QUOTE][/quote]Besides a nod, a “finger...

Waving[/QUOTE][/quote]Besides a nod, a “finger wave” is also casual and non-assertive, but acceptable.:rolleyes:[/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/color]
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]Nice hearing from you as a fellow cyclist...

[/QUOTE]Nice hearing from you as a fellow cyclist in my stomping grounds, NomarsGirl, diametrically opposite the usual Minuteman and Metrowest ride reports....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Jim from Boston

Small backpack for an overnighter? I have...

Small backpack for an overnighter? I have investigated various seatbags meant for road bikes on this thread, “ Road bike Rear Rack...no eyelets" (link) and my choice is, I think the capacity of that...
06-07-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,760
Posted By Jim from Boston

People are Mesmerized[/QUOTE] I recently posted...

People are Mesmerized[/QUOTE] I recently posted to this recent thread, “Bike Accessories?” [/quote][/quote][/quote]On one Halloween,
06-04-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,590
Posted By Jim from Boston

Sign of the times? [/QUOTE]Thanks for the nod, ...

Sign of the times? [/QUOTE]Thanks for the nod, downhillmaster, though frankly my interpretation is diametrically opposite. So when I joined Bike Forums, I was a new kid on the block. When I found...
05-28-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bike Trip Status Update......Everything's...

Bike Trip Status Update......Everything's cancelled!!![color=#333333]All our normal larger organized rides in the Southeast have been cancelled.

I'm glad they are postponing the events. Heck, I'm...
05-28-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,251
Posted By Jim from Boston

Best Accessories to Start With?Only one out of 11...

Best Accessories to Start With?Only one out of 11 preceding replies recommends a rear view mirror. :(
05-26-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,210
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]FWIW I replied about that to this...

[/QUOTE]FWIW I replied about that to this now-closed thread, “Listening to Music via Headphones?,” without comment about listening to music:[/quote]In particular for hilly curvy roads:...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

Similarly, I had started a thread in 2015,...

Similarly, I had started a thread in 2015, "Describe Your Commute" as a listing of selected features of the Commute, with 109 replies:There have been changes since then, mainly in bikes and...
Forum: Northeast
05-25-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote] Speaking of Holliston, again this thread...

[/quote] Speaking of Holliston, again this thread has wandered into my (and sherbornpeddler’s) little-reported sector of Metro Boston.

I have previously posted:[/quote][/color]
Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

[color=#333333]...

[color=#333333] [/QUOTE][/quote][color=#333333]:lol: [/QUOTE]Two Golden Oldie songs come to mind::thumb:[/quote]
Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote]I commute via Rte 1A from...

[/quote][/quote][/quote]I commute via Rte 1A from Dedham to Norwood, and it's a nice route, and is pretty good down to Walpole but I have better routes south of Norwood.That whole area, to include...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Jim from Boston

Park & Pedal experiment, Middlesex County, MA ...

Park & Pedal experiment, Middlesex County, MA This, like many route maps of regions I don’t know well as described in the Metro Boston thread appears confusing. During the years I was exploring my...
05-20-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,900
Posted By Jim from Boston

Things you'll never do again (probably)In a...

Things you'll never do again (probably)In a somewhat similar vein, my wife and I are social ballroom dancers. To quote Ann Landers, "Dancing is a vertical sublimation of a horizontal inclination."...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,044
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your nice, candid reply, Chrisp72....

Thanks for your nice, candid reply, Chrisp72. Again, I don’t have any specific advice, but Toronto has been a favorite city of mine, and have posted about two visits that included...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,044
Posted By Jim from Boston

Riding with a New Romantic Partner...

Riding with a New Romantic Partner :rolleyes:[/color][/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote] I lurk and read these personal relationship threads as I similarly read the Boston Globe mainly for the advice...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,044
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ However if he relationship is good, and...

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However if he relationship is good, and the camping works, but the cycling is not in the cards, I liked this romantic accommodation:Such excursions would seemingly be applicable to camping,...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,044
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote]I got lucky during the Golden Age...

[/QUOTE][/quote]I got lucky during the Golden Age Bike Boom of the 1970s: We toured in Michigan and Ontario.

In 1977 we moved to Boston on our bikes, as a bicycling honeymoon from Los Angeles to...
05-17-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bike Accessories?:foo:[/QUOTE]Rearview mirrors;...

Bike Accessories?:foo:[/QUOTE]Rearview mirrors; Take-a-Look eyeglass mounted recommended.Probably it is cool because I don't wear full kit, and come across as a rugged...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your reply rumrunn6, Those so-common...

Thanks for your reply rumrunn6, Those so-common paper masks are quite flexible and easily manipulated. As I mentioned, air-flow is good when lowered below the nose,

I think your pictured mask does...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Note to rholland1951, jimmuller, and...

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Note to rholland1951, jimmuller, and whomever:

Another“social” advantage of the mask to hide my ever-increasing scruffy beard. I have looked into beard trimmers, but once had a bad...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

:lol: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote] My riding...

:lol: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote] My riding (commuting) has been through Boston, Brookline, West Roxbury, Dedham and Norwood, mostly on lightly trafficked roads with rare cyclists on the opposite side,...
05-13-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 14,679
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]I (really) LIKED the above post and the...

[/quote]I (really) LIKED the above post and the follow-up, +10 .[/quote][/quote] [/color]
05-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,695
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ[/QUOTE][/quote]Don’t let them gloat, ...

ɅɅɅɅ[/QUOTE][/quote]Don’t let them gloat, rumrunn6, As I posted earlier this year to the Metro Boston thread: The OP does not indicate his location, but I think it would be amusing to post your ride...
Forum: Northeast
05-08-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]To further tweak rholland1951 's desire...

[/quote]To further tweak rholland1951 's desire for exploration beyond the confines of the known MetroWest of this Thread, I once posted:[/quote].[/color]
05-08-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,765
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅI have brought two BF subscribers on tour to...

ɅɅɅɅI have brought two BF subscribers on tour to my LBS.[/quote]
05-08-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,765
Posted By Jim from Boston

I want service now. Stop it! [/quote][/quote]I...

I want service now. Stop it! [/quote][/quote]I have a particularly upbeat, decades-long relationship with my LBS.I’m on a first name basis with the staff there, and they have a friendly nickname for...
Forum: Northeast
05-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ.FYA, I found this post from...

ɅɅɅɅ.FYA, I found this post from 2013:[/color]:thumb:
Forum: Northeast
05-08-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]Hi rholland1951 and jimmuller, ...

[/quote][/quote]Hi rholland1951 and jimmuller,

I LIKED the above particular travelogue by rod because riding through Medford, Winchester, and the Fellsway is a favorite ride I don’t do too often...
04-22-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,086
Posted By Jim from Boston

Boston south end, fatality Thanks for that...

Boston south end, fatality
Thanks for that update rumrunn6.I recall at least two other local fatalities you reported on, in Porter Square, and near the Landmark Center, so close to my neighborhood...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,076
Posted By Jim from Boston

Riding close to the white line?[/quote]I have...

Riding close to the white line?[/quote]I have previously posted,
Forum: Northeast
04-09-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,054,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Wow...that quote from buzzman was from...

[/quote]Wow...that quote from buzzman was from way back in 2009; I haven’t seen a post from him in quite a while; since 8/7/17 according to his profile.

He was (is) a favorite BF subscriber of...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By Jim from Boston

The 'Accidental' Commutist... ...

The 'Accidental' Commutist... [/QUOTE];[/quote]Here in the People’s Republic of Boston, the Rulinig Party is Marxist-Lennonist with this dialectical slogan:
...
04-06-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,042
Posted By Jim from Boston

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Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] I have previously posted:On the other...

[/QUOTE] I have previously posted:On the other hand, as I recently posted:[/i][/i] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/i][/color]
04-06-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,695
Posted By Jim from Boston

The Magnolias on Comm Ave are in full flower;...

The Magnolias on Comm Ave are in full flower; Boston's version of the Washington DC cherry blossoms.
...
03-25-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,952
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]Here’s how I do it. I have to...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]Here’s how I do it. I have to bend the wire holding the prongs open a bit more than for regular eyeglasses. I just secure it with the prongs, and readjust for my prescription...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,196
Posted By Jim from Boston

First road bike under $1500 I previously...

First road bike under $1500

I previously posted to this thread:[/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote]On my carbon fiber road bike for dry paved roads, I prefer 25C tires. While I'm not not especially pushing...
03-14-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,487
Posted By Jim from Boston

If you could only have 3 bikes I recently...

If you could only have 3 bikes

I recently posted to this current thread::rolleyes:[/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/color]
03-14-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,487
Posted By Jim from Boston

If you could only have 3 bikesI have previously...

If you could only have 3 bikesI have previously posted:[/quote][/quote][/quote][/color]
03-14-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,712
Posted By Jim from Boston

I too prefer an eyeglass mount for my...

I too prefer an eyeglass mount for my Take-a-Look. Just a few minutes ago I posted: [/quote]For winter riding I wear goggles over my prescription eyeglasses, but not those with an elastic band that...
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