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Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]Your scheme then is apparently...

[/quote][/quote]Your scheme then is apparently specific for winter cycling. My system is year round and by 45°F, I’m into my level 2, with similar apparel, though I wear at least lightweight knitted...
11-11-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cyclists vs. Bikini Barista Owners in PDXI[/URL]...

Cyclists vs. Bikini Barista Owners in PDXI[/URL] had to ask the question, "What is a Bikini Barista"? Then there was this comment on the Website..."Nice tah tahs crummy coffee"

Hooters for Coffee...
11-11-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Jim from Boston

"The Breakdown of Nations"[/quote]Those comments...

"The Breakdown of Nations"[/quote]Those comments are indeed IMO, in agreement with the posted text...not IMO with the “Breakdown of Nations.

I have posted about my seemingly trivial but...
11-11-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Jim from Boston

:crash:[/quote][/quote][/quote]And yet the League...

:crash:[/quote][/quote][/quote]And yet the League of American (then known as) Wheelman agitated for paved roads in the late 19th Century.

From the Website (https://www.bikeforums.net/[/color)...
11-11-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for the tip; I was not familiar, did not...

Thanks for the tip; I was not familiar, did not even know what OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is, though not necessary to quote in Bike Forums.

I've already posted my comments about the OP......
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]Hi wipekitty, I note that you...

[/QUOTE]Hi wipekitty,

I note that you describe winter clothing in levels 1 and 2...any more? I have posted about my apparel for all year round cycling as levels 1 to 6. [/quote]My sister-in-law...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Jim from Boston

Looking for a road bike for my girlfriendHi ...

Looking for a road bike for my girlfriendHi datlas,

As you note, the OP has had about 18 years to decide. :lol:

Back in my courtin' days,[/quote]I specifically replied to this post though...
11-10-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Jim from Boston

Frankly, this was IMO a lazyman's post...a...

Frankly, this was IMO a lazyman's post...a picture of a text of an excessively long paragraph that would have to be re-typed in order to excerpt portions to agree or refute various points; and then...
11-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Jim from Boston

FWIW, I posted to this thread,...

FWIW, I posted to this thread, [/quote]and[/quote][/quote]
11-10-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]I posted a LIKE to this recent post by ...

[/quote]I posted a LIKE to this recent post by livedarklions because indeed sometimes in the urban environment there is no better choice. Here in Boston, I have considered the ever-expanding system...
11-09-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By Jim from Boston

Winter is right around the corner ...

Winter is right around the corner [/QUOTE][/quote] Today (11/9/19) it was 23°F (-5°C), and snow is predicted for Tuesday (11/12). That still seems a little early for studded tires, and I anticipate...
11-07-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,717
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi canklecat, Thanks for that reply. ...

Hi canklecat,

Thanks for that reply.

Whenever criticism of my posting style comes up unrelated to the topic of a thread, I usually don’t reply until a couple more syncophants chime in as on...
11-07-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,942
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your reply, livedarklions. That...

Thanks for your reply, livedarklions. That picture is a stock photo. As I posted: Though I have not used one yet. I know you post from New Hampshire, and I take note of your encounters. :twitchy:
...
11-07-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,942
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your reply. That picture is a stock...

Thanks for your reply. That picture is a stock photo. As I posted: Though I have not used one yet. I know you post from New Hampshire, and I take note of your encounters.

I wonder if a pool noodle...
11-07-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,942
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi Maelochs, Thanks for the nod, assuming...

Hi Maelochs,

Thanks for the nod, assuming it's me since since I live about two miles from Harvard ("Hahvud") University, and about 20 miles from Harvard, MA; and thanks for your sagacious post.
...
11-07-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,717
Posted By Jim from Boston

Any noteworthy bike purchase regrets? ...

Any noteworthy bike purchase regrets? [/QUOTE][/quote]I have previously posted:[/quote]
11-06-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,258
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi MNHarv, You may recall I likened your...

Hi MNHarv,

You may recall I likened your signature line to a Road Cyclist's Prayer, "Dear Lord, Just three paved feet to the right of the white fog stripe is all I need."

I’m a native of...
11-06-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,758
Posted By Jim from Boston

What's the best deal you've gotten on a bike?...

What's the best deal you've gotten on a bike? [/quote][/quote][/quote]For me only two bikes are necessary: a fine road bike and a quality beater.My five best deals:[/color]

After the introduction...
11-06-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By Jim from Boston

+10. I frequently post:[/quote][/color]

+10. I frequently post:[/quote][/color]
11-06-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Watch the video and then you decide....

[/quote]Watch the video and then you decide. video (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/police-urged-to-charge-passenger-after-cyclist-cardoored-in-cbd-20140318-34zr2.html)
11-06-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,942
Posted By Jim from Boston

I skimmed the lengthy review and noted: FWIW as a...

I skimmed the lengthy review and noted: FWIW as a mirror advocate, and not to scoff at the product[/I], I had posted on a previous thread: "Cyclist Rear Ended at 55mph":[/QUOTE][/quote]
So I think...
11-05-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,546
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]I once whimsically described my "moves"...

[/quote]I once whimsically described my "moves" in traffic: [/quote][/quote][/quote]
11-04-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,546
Posted By Jim from Boston

Posted to this thread, “Are most avid/experienced...

Posted to this thread, “Are most avid/experienced cyclists knowledgeable of laws, safety practices?” :lol:
11-04-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,546
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cyclist driving habits [/QUOTE]I posted to this...

Cyclist driving habits [/QUOTE]I posted to this thread "When YOU are the Motorist":[color=#333333] [/quote]
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi BobbyG, Thanks for the MENTION; I just...

Hi BobbyG,

Thanks for the MENTION; I just saw it this morning. For some reason, the PC I post from does not show mentions in posts, and not even mentions and quotes by me in my profile. So I did...
11-04-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]I have recently posted,

[/quote]I have recently posted,
11-04-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Jim from Boston

One other danger of Winter Riding I did not see...

One other danger of Winter Riding I did not see mentioned above, which I have focused on (pun intended): [/b]
11-03-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Jim from Boston

Sounds good, especially the wind shell, Resisting...

Sounds good, especially the wind shell, Resisting rain can be an impossible task, but I presume I would wear them below 32°F, where water resistance to snow would be a benefit.

I do have rain...
11-03-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for the reply. So are AmFib tights...

Thanks for the reply. So are AmFib tights better/warmer? Slightly more expensive, but that's not a consideration.

Currently I use light-, mid-, and heavyweight base layers in various combinations
11-03-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bottom 1/2 reccomendations for sub-freezing?...

Bottom 1/2 reccomendations for sub-freezing? (32F->0F) [/QUOTE] [/quote][/quote]Just this morning I was looking online at an LBS website, and decided on getting PI Pursuit Thermal Tights…a perfect...
11-03-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,258
Posted By Jim from Boston

Heya, where is everyone from?...

Heya, where is everyone from? [/quote][/quote][/COLOR] [/quote][/quote]In 1999 I was kind of in the cycling doldrums…Just cycle commuting, not even in winter as I recall. That was between an active...
11-03-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,942
Posted By Jim from Boston

How do you deal with the fear of being ran over...

How do you deal with the fear of being ran over one day? Almost ran over a few times. This topic was also recently thrashed out on this thread, “Tell me why I shouldn't be scared of dying on the road...
11-02-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ To handle the nefarious situations of...

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To handle the nefarious situations of Winter Cycling, see this thread “Emergency Winter Cycling Kit?,” including my measures. Addendum: I just read this tip on the Winter Cycling Forum,...
11-02-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Not to be a Captain Bringdown on Winter...

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Not to be a Captain Bringdown on Winter Cycling…[/quote][/quote]To handle the nefarious situations of Winter Cycling, see this thread “Emergency Winter Cycling Kit?”
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11-02-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Jim from Boston

Overcoming fear of riding in the cold [/QUOTE]...

Overcoming fear of riding in the cold [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote]On the other hand, [/I][/COLOR]
#4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) ) In really bad conditions the...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote]I recently posted about...

[/quote][/quote][/quote]I recently posted about the transition, to this Winter Cycling thread,”Winter is right around the corner.” [/quote][/quote] As for the bicycle, the definitive transition to...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote]Thanks for that aditional...

[/quote][/quote][/quote]Thanks for that aditional description, BobbyG. I have previously posted:[/quote]
10-30-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Jim from Boston

This is why you need a kickstand [/quote]Is this...

This is why you need a kickstand [/quote]Is this what you mean by “on the ground”?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/down_3ec66252f07b041d0f388cebbf5d8884c9cc46fd.jpg...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,069
Posted By Jim from Boston

Another self-satisfied attempt to turn this...

Another self-satisfied attempt to turn this thread into a popcorn one. I frequently post as a decades-long lifestyle cyclist about my mindset to maintain attention, to include the opinions of other...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jim from Boston

I recently quoted to a Railroad cycling disaster...

I recently quoted to a Railroad cycling disaster thread on the Advocacy & Safety Forum:[/QUOTE]My only personal experience with one of those contraptions was: :mad:
Forum: Commuting
10-30-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By Jim from Boston

+10. My motto for Winter cycling (commuting only)...

+10. My motto for Winter cycling (commuting only) is Gear and Gumption. We probably won’t see those conditions until January.

This will be the second winter I commute on well-maintained, but...
10-28-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,031
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]The actions described by BobbyG...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]The actions described by BobbyG are indeed desirable outcomes if intentional malfeasance is occuring, though of course idiocy is no excuse.

I’m skeptical though of the outcome of...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,069
Posted By Jim from Boston

Good strategy, and here’s a real life example...

Good strategy, and here’s a real life example (from a thread, "Daytime Lights: Best Thing I Ever Did"): [/QUOTE] The police were great, and their report at the subsequent trial was spot on and...
10-28-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,031
Posted By Jim from Boston

Not to be argumentative, but what would you have...

Not to be argumentative, but what would you have told them, by the time you got through and the rider was long gone? If identifiable would you call the Dept of Children and Families, which is already...
10-28-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,031
Posted By Jim from Boston

The latest idiotFYA, I have posted about cycling...

The latest idiotFYA, I have posted about cycling on Mass Ave.
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Speaking about Bikecentennial,

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Speaking about Bikecentennial,
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By Jim from Boston

What set you off and started you touring?...

What set you off and started you touring? [/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote] [/quote][/quote]It was interesting to read of these overtures to cycle touring, especially from my...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,069
Posted By Jim from Boston

Tips to stay visible while riding? [/quote] ...

Tips to stay visible while riding? [/quote]
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/922x691/aca_9a4427e6b3d34bfd304f5954590b2bd32a7c3fd7.jpg

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10-26-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,781
Posted By Jim from Boston

The pedestrian RR crossings on the Commuter Rail...

The pedestrian RR crossings on the Commuter Rail lines I am familiar with, including the Beverly Depot station in the OP incident are only a few yards long and wide since the train tracks run closely...
10-26-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,752
Posted By Jim from Boston

I too work in a similar office environment and...

I too work in a similar office environment and have (whimsically) considered and suggested that use to others. I have even posted:On a more serious note, I recently had thought that I lost one of my...
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