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04-03-20, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for the explicit details. :innocent: I...

Thanks for the explicit details. :innocent: I googled and found:

https://dcbikeride.com/

It has been postponed to the Fall, 2020.
04-02-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,317
Posted By Jim from Boston

I think your message would be much easier to read...

I think your message would be much easier to read if it was divided into manageable paragraphs, FWIW.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,767
Posted By Jim from Boston

What is it like having a road bike? As an...

What is it like having a road bike? As an extension of your question, I have posted about riding an expensive (i.e carbon fiber) bike vs a more ordinary but fine steel bike (a Bridgestone RB1), that...
03-31-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 937
Posted By Jim from Boston

Wave rate I have previously posted:I do have...

Wave rate

I have previously posted:I do have a seemingly unique greeting besides, or in addition to a wave. I yell a hearty “YO.” It’s an easy syllable to shout, and IMO expresses a crusty...
03-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jim from Boston

Jim's Famous Trick for Rear-view Mirror Goggles...

Jim's Famous Trick for Rear-view Mirror Goggles [/QUOTE][/quote]My wife and I are ballroom dancers, but I don’t know those steps. I do dance in traffic though. [/quote]
03-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your reply, and thanks for the title...

Thanks for your reply, and thanks for the title of this thread, as a tag for my perennial post in reply to the Winter eyeglass / fogging problem..
03-26-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,317
Posted By Jim from Boston

Off the pandemic topic, but about the wife's...

Off the pandemic topic, but about the wife's tolerance of posting to BF. Our relationship early on was very bike-oriented with touring, including a cross country cycling honeymoon in 1977. So she is...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,556
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your reply. I recognize the early Bell...

Thanks for your reply. I recognize the early Bell Helmets. When we rode we only had the leather "hairnet" type. As I noted we met a 1976 Bikecentennialist in Garden City KS. [/color]Speaking of...
03-25-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,385
Posted By Jim from Boston

Since Take-a-Look is a favorite brand of many, I...

Since Take-a-Look is a favorite brand of many, I just posted to this aforementioned thread, Jim's Famous Trick for Rear-view Mirror Goggles [/QUOTE][/quote]...
03-25-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
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: Touring
03-24-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,556
Posted By Jim from Boston

TransAmerica Trail Bike Tour, The Dreaded Middle...

TransAmerica Trail Bike Tour, The Dreaded Middle Third I have posted about our cross country cycling honeymoon from LA to Washington DC in 1977, the first year after Bikecentennial, the forerunner of...
03-23-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]Dittoes to the above wishes ...

[/QUOTE]Dittoes to the above wishes BlazingPedals. Years ago I had painless hematuria and thought “Oh man…I’ll have to have my bladder removed.” Turned out to be a ureteral stone, and I had...
03-23-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,317
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]After this announcement I called my bike...

[/QUOTE]After this announcement I called my bike shop (Back Bay Bikes) because I needed a job done. They stated that they would remain open because to the best of their knowledge they are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim from Boston

Amazon Prime Delivery Vans This topic was...

Amazon Prime Delivery Vans

This topic was discussed in a similar pre-COVID-19 thread, 9/6/19:[/color]
03-23-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,317
Posted By Jim from Boston

Essentially all my cycling is my minimal...

Essentially all my cycling is my minimal multimodal 5 mile, usual 14 mile, or longer extended cycling commute. Fortunately I have a work ID at an "essential": workplace, and my routes are nearly all...
03-23-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,317
Posted By Jim from Boston

I think the Arlington in this quote is the...

I think the Arlington in this quote is the Minuteman Bikepath in Arlington, MA [/quote] [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/color]
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,222
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,222
Posted By Jim from Boston

First road bike under 1500 From my own personal...

First road bike under 1500 From my own personal experience I have gone from a high end carbon fiber road bike to a heavy duty hybrid, so here's my specific suggestion for your stated price FWIW: ...
03-19-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,317
Posted By Jim from Boston

Riding in a Pandemic Here’s an on site...

Riding in a Pandemic

Here’s an on site report from Boston this morning:[/quote][/color]
Forum: Introductions
03-16-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hello from DetroitI noted this post and wanted to...

Hello from DetroitI noted this post and wanted to respond because I grew up on the East Side of Detroit near the City Airport:[/quote][/quote][/color][/color]
Forum: Northeast
03-16-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8,687
Views: 988,112
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]That’s a nice way to to mingle (long...

[/quote]That’s a nice way to to mingle (long distance, time consuming) cycling with family activities. I have posted on a few threads: [/color] [/quote]
Forum: Northeast
03-16-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8,687
Views: 988,112
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]Hi jimmuller, Dittos to all the...

[/QUOTE]Hi jimmuller,

Dittos to all the above wishes, When I read the first line of your post, taking a spill at walking speed, I thought maybe you were starting to learn clipless pedals....
Forum: Northeast
03-15-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8,687
Views: 988,112
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi Ghazmh, I enjoyed and was impressed by...

Hi Ghazmh,

I enjoyed and was impressed by your ride description, especially so early in the year. As I have posted about this Metro Boston thread, [/quote] FYA there is a thread on the general...
Forum: Foo
03-15-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi Rollfast, Thanks for that video. My wife...

Hi Rollfast,

Thanks for that video. My wife and I are ballroom dancers, and I have shared that video with dancing friends. Recently I downloaded a You Tube video of Fred Astaire dancing with...
03-14-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,154
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: 70
Views: 2,154
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]
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have posted about another enjoyable bus service...

I have posted about another enjoyable bus service between New York City and Boston::([/quote]
Forum: Foo
03-14-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,496
Posted By Jim from Boston

Toilet paper wars?[color=#333333][/QUOTE]Singer...

Toilet paper wars?[color=#333333][/QUOTE]Singer Sheryl Crow has posted her estimates:
03-14-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,385
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...
03-14-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,535
Posted By Jim from Boston

What mirror do you use? The Take-a-Look mirror...

What mirror do you use? The Take-a-Look mirror can become an item of daily living outside of cycling:On a more serious note, I recently had thought that I lost one of my Take-a-Look mirrors (I wear...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,930
Posted By Jim from Boston

I commiserate with you, and cringe at how you...

I commiserate with you, and cringe at how you feel. A pannier would seem to be a highly visible and unusual debris on the road, and with ID would hopefully be returned to you.

I know when I have...
03-11-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote]FWIW, I just recalled that I had...

[/QUOTE][/quote]FWIW, I just recalled that I had posted in 2018 to a now-closed thread:Nonetheless, I still read and post to favorites:[/color][/i]
03-11-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi BobbyG, Thanks for that nice comment,...

Hi BobbyG,

Thanks for that nice comment, and I always read, and frequently LIKE your posts whenever I encounter them.

In my introduction to Bike Forums in 2008, I wrote:[/quote]
03-10-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ I once suffered a corneal abrasion...

ɅɅɅɅ

I once suffered a corneal abrasion (link), and for a while I wore the goggles during the nice weather until
03-10-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ[/quote]…what the heck…one less thing to do...

ɅɅɅɅ[/quote]…what the heck…one less thing to do today..
[Some manipulation of the face covering is necessary. For example I lower the mask when at rest or riding uphill. After a few minutes...
03-10-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By Jim from Boston

Jim's Famous Trick for Rear-view Mirror Goggles...

Jim's Famous Trick for Rear-view Mirror Goggles Hi parkbrav et al,

Thanks for the nod and I did think that I was the Jim to whom the title referred. I have frequently posted about my goggles and...
03-09-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Jim from Boston

Where should we go in...

Where should we go in August?[/quote][/quote][/quote] As you may know, Michigan has two peninsulas, the Lower shaped like a Mitten, and the remote Upper, both with an extensive coastline. My personal...
03-08-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Jim from Boston

Where should we go in August?Howdy neighbor, ...

Where should we go in August?Howdy neighbor,

Noting that you post from Manhattan, I have perennially posted:

I really enjoy showing visitors around Boston on informal walking tours [or bikes],...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,173
Posted By Jim from Boston

Indeed:[color=#333333][color=#333333][color=#33333...

Indeed:[color=#333333][color=#333333][color=#333333]So that “Bermuda Rectangle” suffers in comparison to her glamorous neighbors.[/quote]:innocent:[/quote]
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,173
Posted By Jim from Boston

Your video nicely captures and reminds me of the...

Your video nicely captures and reminds me of the joys of summer cycling, and I better get my @$$ bike in gear now in the tail of winter and into spring to prepare :twitchy:. [/quote]Thanks for the...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,173
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅI previously posted to this...

ɅɅɅI previously posted to this thread:[/quote][/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote][/color][/color]
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,173
Posted By Jim from Boston

Do you record?@Hey[/url] rumrunn6, Thanks...

Do you record?@Hey[/url] rumrunn6,

Thanks for the video,and I did peruse it. If I may ask where did you ride. I have posted,

Your video nicely captures and reminds me of the joys of summer...
Forum: Foo
02-29-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By Jim from Boston

I recall you once posted about neighbors visiting...

I recall you once posted about neighbors visiting Boston (“Neighbors just back from Boston”). While I tout Boston particularly for Italian and seafood, we have a few “premium” burger joints not...
02-28-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Jim from Boston

On the other hand, posting as the last known post...

On the other hand, posting as the last known post will be an unbiased opinion, based only on the preceding known posts.
02-28-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,755
Posted By Jim from Boston

Pictures Of Your...

Pictures Of Your Route[:[/quote][/quote][/quote]The title of that thread with the above quoted OP is “Metro Boston: Good ride today?,” IMO the de facto Metro Boston subforum on the Northeast Regional...
02-28-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,755
Posted By Jim from Boston

Pictures Of Your Route So many beautiful rual and...

Pictures Of Your Route So many beautiful rual and scenic vistas. I’m mainly an urban commuter, as a lifestyle, and I have posted: "Best cycling city in USA?":[/quote][/quote][/color]
02-26-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By Jim from Boston

On city streets, I ride right down the middle of...

On city streets, I ride right down the middle of the road. [/quote][/quote][/quote]I have described a form of lane positioning I use, mainly when I visit Metro Detroit to see family, for wide eight...
Forum: Introductions
02-26-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hello all from Michigan Hi areyes163 I...

Hello all from Michigan Hi areyes163

I noted this post, and wanted to reply as a Michigan native where I too got my start in cycling, in the East Side of Detroit:[/quote][/quote][/color][/color]
02-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
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: 33
Views: 2,866
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...
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