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02-10-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,176
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]I agree that non-vehicular...

[/quote][/quote]I agree that non-vehicular hazards may indeed be at least, if not more serious and frequent concerns to cyclists.[/quote]I frequently have posted about my mindset (link) to avoid such...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 916
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ More recently I posted specifically...

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More recently I posted specifically about recent improvements in Boston MUPS If interested I have posted a more detailed Cycling Guide to Metro Boston (link).

I really enjoy showing...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 916
Posted By Jim from Boston

How is your pathway's bicycle friendliness ? :I...

How is your pathway's bicycle friendliness ? :I previously posted to this thread:"Best cycling city in USA?" [/quote][/quote][/quote]↓↓↓↓
02-08-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,358
Posted By Jim from Boston

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02-08-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,358
Posted By Jim from Boston

Test Riding and what to look for as a complete...

Test Riding and what to look for as a complete beginner[/quote]I have previously posted on several threads, e.g.:FWIW as decades-long lifestyle cyclist (touring, year-round urban commuting and road...
Forum: Foo
02-06-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 967
Posted By Jim from Boston

Craziest/most fun thing you've ever done. Other...

Craziest/most fun thing you've ever done. Other than our cross country cycling honeymoon in 1977, acrobatic swing dancing lessons in 1986, in October of 2016 (presidential election year) on the...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,504
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Thanks for your remarks djb; one of our...

[/quote]Thanks for your remarks djb; one of our first tours out of Boston was to Montreal in September via the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont.

I’m mostly...
Forum: Touring
02-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,504
Posted By Jim from Boston

USA touring suggestions wanted[/quote]I refrained...

USA touring suggestions wanted[/quote]I refrained from posting in to this thread when I read the OP but reconsidered after the second post above, to suggest Metro Boston, with possible extensions...
02-03-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,678
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote] Thanks for that tip jppe, but...

[/QUOTE][/quote] Thanks for that tip jppe, but it also occurs in June, and the whole month is socked in by other’s vacation requests.

That ride seems even more convenient than GOBA, besides...
02-01-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,678
Posted By Jim from Boston

What Cycling Events or Trips Do You Have Planned...

What Cycling Events or Trips Do You Have Planned for 2020?I know jppe as a strong rider, who's retired, and sometimes his wife drives the sag wagon.

I'm still working, though with generous time...
01-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,215
Posted By Jim from Boston

How to ride on Multi-use paths (a rant) [/quote]...

How to ride on Multi-use paths (a rant) [/quote] [/quote] [/quote]I have posted on a few threads about MUP riding: [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]Most recently,[/color][/color][/color]
01-26-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ Speaking of flying dreams, I have...

ɅɅɅɅ Speaking of flying dreams, I have posted:[/QUOTE]
01-26-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By Jim from Boston

Disastrous ride that happened in your dreamLast...

Disastrous ride that happened in your dreamLast year was this similar thread on Fifty-Plus, “Weird cycling dreams.” [/QUOTE]↓↓↓↓
Forum: Commuting
01-26-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Jim from Boston

I recently posted to this...

I recently posted to this thread,[/quote]Similarly as I replied to BobbyG, I see similarities with my situation and Steely Dan [/QUOTE][/quote]
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,229
Posted By Jim from Boston

Longest Ride, Average Ride, Shortest You'll Go...

Longest Ride, Average Ride, Shortest You'll Go Out For

100 miles (at most once or twice a year)

14 miles usual commute (can be extended occasionally to 20 to 30 miles when training for a...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Jim from Boston

Commitment to commuter cyclingNice summary ...

Commitment to commuter cyclingNice summary BobbyG, and very similar to my preferences and situation.

However, Boston City Proper is quite amenable to a car-free, and detrimental to a car-intense...
01-24-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your consideration of my previous...

Thanks for your consideration of my previous post. Again may I offer this suggestion: [/quote]That would seem to offer much additional facial skin protection, as well as ventilation of exhaled moist...
01-23-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Thanks for the nod, parkbrav, Speaking of...

˄˄˄˄ Thanks for the nod, parkbrav, Speaking of good ideas, I have also recently posted:[/quote][/color]
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01-23-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Jim from Boston

Goggles fine, but now glasses fog... ...

Goggles fine, but now glasses fog... ​​​​​​​FWIW, see my perennial post with further discussion: [/quote][/color]
01-22-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Jim from Boston

Get rid of political ads [/QUOTE]FYA, rumrunn6,...

Get rid of political ads [/QUOTE]FYA, rumrunn6, your fellow Metro Bostonian cyclists posted similar, seemingly inconguous replies to this thread on Forum Suggestions & User Assistance: “Weight...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By Jim from Boston

People who honk because they want you to move...

People who honk because they want you to move over 10+ for use of a mirror, and I may use a “hold back” signal, but I never wave them though.[/quote][/quote][/quote]
01-21-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,723
Posted By Jim from Boston

One hazard of wind not mentioned in this thread...

One hazard of wind not mentioned in this thread as far as I recall is blowing dust affecting the eye. Several years ago on a routine commute with nondescript wind, I suffered a corneal abrasion:I...
01-20-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Jim from Boston

"go to quoted post" link intermittent [/quote]I...

"go to quoted post" link intermittent [/quote]I usually copy and paste the number of the quoted post into my current post. I often check the link, and on a few occasions the "little blue [>] for 'go...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,548
Posted By Jim from Boston

May I suggest that trespasses against cars are...

May I suggest that trespasses against cars are Mortal Sins, and against pedestrians and other cyclists are Venial Sins (in the Catholic Tradition). My thusfar not reported Mortal Sin is riding the...
01-17-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,743
Posted By Jim from Boston

Personally, I would not trust a permission given...

Personally, I would not trust a permission given in advance, since it will likely be from a different person than you encounter at check-in.

I just do it: "Easier to ask for forgiveness than...
01-16-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,971
Posted By Jim from Boston

I just read this joke; change motorcyclist to...

I just read this joke; change motorcyclist to bicyclist:
01-12-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,723
Posted By Jim from Boston

What’s too windy to ride? How Much Wind Do You...

What’s too windy to ride? How Much Wind Do You Tolerate? I have previously posted about assessing wind speed semi-quantitatively while on the road without an anemometer to this thread, "What’s too...
01-12-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim from Boston

Everybody Complains About the...

Everybody Complains About the Weather...[/quote]IMO Doppler is the most beneficial for making more immediate go-no-go decisions. The Weather.com Doppler also projects images at about hourly intervals...
01-08-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]So indeed you can assure the...

[/quote][/quote]So indeed you can assure the donors that their donation is 100% tax deductible (and entirely) goes to the DFCI, but the resources of the ride are of monetary value not tax deductible,...
01-08-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By Jim from Boston

I presume that the entry fee is nominal, compared...

I presume that the entry fee is nominal, compared to the donation?

I have done charity rides with less expensive minimal donations funded entirely by me, and I have donated to the PMC at the...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cross-country US bike tour [/QUOTE]Howdy...

Cross-country US bike tour [/QUOTE]Howdy neighbor,

I have been cycling in Metro Boston since 1977.The forerunner of ACA, Bikecentennial, had been founded in 1976 with just one cross country route....
01-08-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By Jim from Boston

Pan Mass Challenge [2020][/quote] I have...

Pan Mass Challenge [2020][/quote] I have previously posted… [/quote]So instead of merely soliciting donations, those organizations provide a tax-deductible experience for a “gallant” cause....
01-06-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,350
Posted By Jim from Boston

He is a cycling legend, and that shop a cycling...

He is a cycling legend, and that shop a cycling landmark.[/quote]
01-05-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,350
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ @Berner and I posed to this thread,...

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@Berner and I posed to this thread, ”Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from people driving cars?” re the stresses of “larger political unions” and the cars needed to traverse them. As...
01-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,350
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] Thanks for the clarification, ironwood;...

[/QUOTE] Thanks for the clarification, ironwood; Wikipedia was my source, and the context of my original reply was: in a subsequent post, prairiepedaler reported more detail, with diagrams:...
01-03-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote] Earlier on this thread I...

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Earlier on this thread I posted: On the various clipless pedal threads I have read over the years, I don't recall reading about slippery pedals until recently.

When I'm on an...
01-03-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jim from Boston

FYA, just today I posted to your current thread,...

FYA, just today I posted to your current thread, [/color][/i]
01-03-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bike Tights with Windproof Front-recommendations...

Bike Tights with Windproof Front-recommendations Earlier today I posted to this current Winter Cycling Forum, “Keeping the legs warm”: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/url] Frankly though, I...
01-03-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Jim from Boston

Problem with clip-in road pedals, looking for...

Problem with clip-in road pedals, looking for advicesJust today, including a few minutes ago I posted to this thread,”SPD Pedals for Commuting”: [color=#333333]After a few early falls when learning...
01-03-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ I also posted about these additional...

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I also posted about these additional considerations for legs: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]
Forum: Commuting
01-03-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,782
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Thanks for the reply CliffordK. As was...

[/quote]Thanks for the reply CliffordK. As was posted earlier on this thread:[/quote]I’m not particularly conversant with all the pedal types discussed, but mine clip only on one side. Clipping in...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,782
Posted By Jim from Boston

SPD Pedals for Commuting[/quote] I have...

SPD Pedals for Commuting[/quote] I have previously posted to this thread:After a few early falls when learning to ride with clipless pedals, I now unclip the right foot when there is the least...
01-03-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote] @ironwood also replied...

[/quote][/quote][/quote] @ironwood also replied with a similar sentiment to this thread: :bang:[/QUOTE] [/quote]Nonetheless, I do agree with this opinion by livedarklions: [/color]
01-03-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jim from Boston

Keeping the legs warm [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]I...

Keeping the legs warm [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]I keep my legs warm with layer(s) of tights (base layers) of light, medium, and heavyweight material, and use the various combinations according to the...
01-03-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,758
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Recently,[/color] I have posted to this...

[/quote]Recently,[/color] I have posted to this thread: “As a Bike Commuter - What kind of video content would you want to see?"; see especially the link to the second video, "Cyclist Rear Ended at...
01-02-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,758
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have previously posted to this thread: "Anyone...

I have previously posted to this thread: "Anyone been honked at lately??"[/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote]
Forum: Touring
01-01-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/url] FYA an "Annual Fifty-Plus Ride" (link and...

[/url] FYA an "Annual Fifty-Plus Ride" (link and following posts) was held on the Natchez Trace in 2012, though I did not attend.
01-01-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Jim from Boston

+10 jimmuller. Earlier this year I...

+10 jimmuller. Earlier this year I posted:[/quote]
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,589
Posted By Jim from Boston

Fave ride of the year?2019 was not a great...

Fave ride of the year?2019 was not a great cycling year, mostly sporadic commuting, but one ride stands out: [/color]
01-01-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Jim from Boston

Happy place?[/quote]Indeed a (specific) "happy...

Happy place?[/quote]Indeed a (specific) "happy place” is hard to pinpoint, especially after a decades-long cycling lifestyle, e.g. [/quote]As to a specific environment, similar to the OP, I have...
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