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08-25-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,161
Posted By Jim from Boston

See my addendum, written before reading this...

See my addendum, written before reading this post, since you are quick to admonish.

Any further discussion will have to wait until tomorrow.

Incidentally, regarding the initial post,...
08-25-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,161
Posted By Jim from Boston

My reply was more tongue in cheek. I used the...

My reply was more tongue in cheek. I used the :mad: smilie in reference towards "the antipathy expressed to seemingly healthy drivers with handicapped parking placards."

Not to be critical, but...
08-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,161
Posted By Jim from Boston

+10 I posted earlier to this thread, and...

+10

I posted earlier to this thread, and elsewhere: Also has disc brakes.[/quote]
08-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,161
Posted By Jim from Boston

This sounds like a tenuous solution. Besides if...

This sounds like a tenuous solution. Besides if too many cycle commuters latch on to it, the thieves will catch on, and may become even more active, similar to the antipathy expressed to seemingly...
08-24-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]Speaking of family rides I can remember...

[/QUOTE]Speaking of family rides I can remember only three; one with the family; two with my son (only), and none with our daughter. :love: [/quote]
08-24-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By Jim from Boston

Must have gear for new cycling family [/QUOTE]...

Must have gear for new cycling family [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]

I note that in the Opening Post, and all subsequent replies, isuhunter does not further describe his family, in...
08-23-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,161
Posted By Jim from Boston

Here's another accounting trick to justify the...

Here's another accounting trick to justify the cost. So, here’s one way to think about the price you pay; you get a discount the more you ride: I posted earlier on this thread about my $8K MSRP...
Forum: Northeast
08-23-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,617
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi Papa Tom, Thanks for the reply. My...

Hi Papa Tom,

Thanks for the reply. My advice is based on a strategy I use when looking for reasonably priced accommodations in a convenient location in a city I don’t really know. We belong to...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,703
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]I have posted on my informal Cyclists’...

[/quote]I have posted on my informal Cyclists’ Guide to Metro Boston:[/quote][/quote]
Forum: Northeast
08-22-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,617
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi PapaTom, At first I was surprised to see...

Hi PapaTom,

At first I was surprised to see a post by you, a diehard Long Islander, on this Metro Boston thread but then I was amused when I read the content. In 2013 you posted a similar request...
08-22-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,199
Posted By Jim from Boston

Courtesy on the bike paths.... [/quote]...

Courtesy on the bike paths.... [/quote] PASSING[/quote][/quote] BEING PASSED[/quote][/quote][/COLOR]
08-22-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,161
Posted By Jim from Boston

Why Expensive Commuter bikes? [/QUOTE][/quote] I...

Why Expensive Commuter bikes? [/QUOTE][/quote] I have an $8K Specialized S-Works (bought half off) that I use for a one-way 14 mile commute on the mean streets of Boston, with secure parking @ work....
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Jim from Boston

I can't wear cycling goggles over my glasses, any...

I can't wear cycling goggles over my glasses, any suggestion? [/quote]I have frequently posted about safety goggles, particularly for Winter, but also as general eye protection: [/quote] My eye...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,703
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]This Way to Rockefeller Center (Radio...

[/QUOTE]This Way to Rockefeller Center (Radio City Music Hall) ?
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

PS to ˄˄˄˄[/COLOR]JFB has repeatedly said he...

PS to ˄˄˄˄[/COLOR]JFB has repeatedly said he isn't really interest in being other than self-serving/self-centered. [/quote][/QUOTE] Indeed, I’m so persnickety and egocentric that I even edit posts...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]As I posted previously on this thread,...

[/QUOTE]As I posted previously on this thread, .[/quote][/quote]Kind of like power tools that demand careful safety of a woodworker who previously only used hand tools.

While my colleague may have...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

Got a new printer today: let the writing begin. ...

Got a new printer today: let the writing begin. [/quote][/quote]Apropos of the question in the OP, [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote]Just this morning, I realized that for the past few years, I have probably...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/quote]I made up the...

[/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/quote]I made up the term “normolexic.” My first inclination was ”eulexic” (“eu” = “true, "genuine”) but that seemed too obscure. (but without prejudice, e.g. "euthyroid" as...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote] Obviously a reply to your...

[/quote][/quote] Obviously a reply to your preceding informed post. Made sense when I remembered DogBoy’s long ago post.
Forum: Northeast
08-17-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8,341
Views: 917,617
Posted By Jim from Boston

Nice travelogue, RHolland, of my “stomping...

Nice travelogue, RHolland, of my “stomping grounds." I was not aware of a “no-bikes policy." FYA, my last visit there was memorable, via your stomping grounds.[/quote][/quote]
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]Obviously to me is that the...

[/quote][/quote]Obviously to me is that the perception of the written word by a dyslexic is foreign to me as a “normolexic.” I was particularly intrigued by your apparent neologism, “wordness.” It’s...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

∆Ʌ∆Ʌ [/COLOR]JFB has repeatedly said he isn't...

∆Ʌ∆Ʌ
[/COLOR]JFB has repeatedly said he isn't really interest in being other than self-serving/self-centered.[/QUOTE]I will continue to post in my style since I have not been banned for violating...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote] In my case, I can be as creative as...

[/quote]

In my case, I can be as creative as I want in content, so long as that creativity stays within the structure of the medium I'm submitting it to. Otherwise, if they open it and it doesn't...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your admonition KraneXL, but as I...

Thanks for your admonition KraneXL, but as I perenially post: [COLOR=#333333][/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote] .[/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]So, with all due respect,[COLOR=#333333]...
08-16-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,436
Posted By Jim from Boston

Nice sentiment and graphic arrangement of the...

Nice sentiment and graphic arrangement of the smilies. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jim from Boston

In a somewhat similar vein, our family used to...

In a somewhat similar vein, our family used to vacation for a few summers in rental homes in the resort town of Rockport, MA. Then we bought our own place there. On one early trip to the new place, I...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

Interesting comment. In the past I have posted a...

Interesting comment. In the past I have posted a training schedule[/quote] using Courier font (I don’t think it was “New"). I couldn’t print it out but that is a screen shot.
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

Interesting description of a private personal...

Interesting description of a private personal perception.
08-15-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By Jim from Boston

August 14 Thanks for the nod, jppe [/quote]So,...

August 14 Thanks for the nod, jppe [/quote]So, many pleasant thoughts to you over the next few weeks.

BTW, I recently LIKED this post by TimothyH::D[/quote]
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jim from Boston

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/463x829/clipboard01_057584acbc0d61ed6cedafe933d6908851474e56.jpg
This reply too, is not a submission, but an observation. It looks like the...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote]Last night as I was...

[/quote][/quote][/quote]Last night as I was replying (link) to a thread, I analyzed what I was underlining in a quote box of the OP. In particular I do so to indicate the issue in the OP’s post to...
08-14-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,407
Posted By Jim from Boston

As a solo cyclist, commuter and road, though I...

As a solo cyclist, commuter and road, though I see pacelines in popular cycling areas I don’t make any attempt to join.

I rarely participate in (mass) organized rides with determined routes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]For a 400 mile drive to Pennsylvania for...

[/quote]For a 400 mile drive to Pennsylvania for an organized bicycling weekend, I posted:[/quote][/quote]I also bring a rear view (Take-Look) mirror.

BTW,:thumb:[/quote]
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]PS to ...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]PS to chas58: I note you post from Michigan. I grew up on the East Side of Detroit, and I remember wide, long, straight residential streets in the City...
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Hi Machka, Thanks for that feedback....

[/quote]Hi Machka,

Thanks for that feedback. I note that the above links refer to dyslexic readers. As a "normolexic" reader/writer, in my mind I have a hierarchy of typography for emphasis, in...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/QUOTE][/quote]Be it...

[/quote][/quote][/QUOTE][/quote]Be it typewritten, electronically printed, or online, in my 20th century mind, attention to the rules...grammar, compostion, typography...in other words style, implies...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

��️ Got a new printer today: let the writing...

��️ Got a new printer today: let the writing begin. [/quote]:lol:[/quote][/quote]Apropos of “misleading” titles, just this morning I posted to: “Have You Ever Been Hit By A Car?” [/QUOTE][/quote]
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By Jim from Boston

renting bikes instead of traveling with bike...

renting bikes instead of traveling with bike [/quote][/quote] Usually on my trips, conferences or family activities take precedence, and I only get to ride in the early morning for maybe 10 to 20...
08-13-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By Jim from Boston

Late to the party in 1995? Actually, you were...

Late to the party in 1995? Actually, you were really late to the Bike Boom of the 1970’s, Sonny Boy.:50:

[/QUOTE][/quote]For me personally, the 1990’s were the doldrums of bicycling, as the...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,634
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for that cautionary tale, audiomagnate. I...

Thanks for that cautionary tale, audiomagnate. I once lost a small bag with some important items, mainly spare eyeglasses, on my Boston commute. There was no ID, but a name and contact information...
08-12-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,991
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote] [/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote]In my...

[/quote] [/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote]In my description of training using Relative Perceived Exertion (RPE),

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/borg-scale/

when workload increases,...
08-12-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,991
Posted By Jim from Boston

FWIW, I have posted, including earlier on this...

FWIW, I have posted, including earlier on this thread, that cadence decreases with increasing work load, as determined by Relative Perceived Exertion:[/quote]

My basic training is to ride at my...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,455
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have posted: [/quote]but,...

I have posted: [/quote]but, :thumb:[/quote][/quote][/quote][/color]
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By Jim from Boston

Anyone else feel this way on their weekend rides?...

Anyone else feel this way on their weekend rides? [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/QUOTE]See this thread, “Commuting as Training.”[/quote]
Forum: Foo
08-11-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ [/quote] I was dissuaded from reading ...

˄˄˄˄
[/quote] I was dissuaded from reading Rollfasts’s quote. In your reply there is no mention of IMO a cardinal rule of good writing, often violated on Bike Forums….paragraphs should be no more...
Forum: Foo
08-11-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for that thoughtful reply, KraneXL. A key...

Thanks for that thoughtful reply, KraneXL. A key point of my preceding post is: Now of course, I’m gratified that other subscribers do read, and indeed reply to my posts....
Forum: Foo
08-11-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,541
Posted By Jim from Boston

Got a new printer today: let the writing begin. ...

Got a new printer today: let the writing begin.
Since you asked...

Having grown up in the typewriter era, writing papers was the bane of my existence since I seek perfection, at least in the...
08-10-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,035
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE].[/QUOTE]From a utilitarian...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE].[/QUOTE]From a utilitarian view, as a cycle commuter, I have posted: [/quote][/quote][/quote]
08-09-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,254
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]:eek: [/QUOTE]I ‘ve previously...

[/quote][/quote]:eek: [/QUOTE]I ‘ve previously posted about yoga and cycling:[/quote]Epilogue: One day in August 2016 I was doing a position that involved standing on one foot, and I had a sudden...
08-09-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,254
Posted By Jim from Boston

To Stretch, or Not To Stretch: that is the...

To Stretch, or Not To Stretch: that is the question [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote]I have posted that warm-up riding is my way to “using (loosening up) the joints.” [/color]I had previously replied last...
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