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Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
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]
03-25-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
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: 1,270
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: 70
Views: 2,206
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: 2,206
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: 62
Views: 3,615
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...
03-10-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
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: 1,525
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...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,528
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, 04:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,528
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...
02-25-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
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...
02-25-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By Jim from Boston

IMO, as a decades-long cycle-commuter in Boston,...

IMO, as a decades-long cycle-commuter in Boston, while I might smile at a driver making eye contact, I would not necessarily trust any directive given by a motorist, While looking in your direction,...
Forum: Foo
02-21-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By Jim from Boston

Why not skip the bun for lower carbs? Most...

Why not skip the bun for lower carbs? Most places. e.g. Burger King will do it sans bun (specifically as "low carb"). A few upscale burger joints I have visited will serve it with a lettuce wrap.
02-20-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] ”Calculating wind chill…”...

[/QUOTE] ”Calculating wind chill…” [/quote][/quote]
Forum: Foo
02-06-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,003
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
02-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,860
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...
01-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,792
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]
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,705
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: 1,443
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...
01-22-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
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...
01-21-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,976
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...
01-05-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,812
Posted By Jim from Boston

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

ɅɅɅɅ

@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...
01-03-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
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]
01-01-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
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...
12-29-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,465
Posted By Jim from Boston

Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from...

Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from people driving cars?Wow. :twitchy:

Since it’s early Sunday morning, I seem to be one of the first to see this post. At least weapons were not...
12-26-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,243
Posted By Jim from Boston

Stay away from turning trucks and busses I...

Stay away from turning trucks and busses

I was surprised to read this resurrected zombie thread, which was already long in 2015. That accident in the OP happened about one block from our condo in...
12-26-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,386
Posted By Jim from Boston

“Stationary bikes are creating elite athletes” ...

“Stationary bikes are creating elite athletes”

See the infamous Peleton ad:”Peloton sparks sexism mockery over commercial.” From the now-closed thread:[/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote]
12-22-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,760
Posted By Jim from Boston

What are the closest calls you've had that...

What are the closest calls you've had that could've been deadly?These incidents remind me of two recent threads to which I subscribed: [/quote]and[/color]
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12-19-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,425
Posted By Jim from Boston

:foo:[/color][/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote] ...

:foo:[/color][/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]
[/QUOTE]I'm reminded of these photographs linked to a thread that introduced me to the term MAMIL...a more realistic depiction of the punchline:...
12-14-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,425
Posted By Jim from Boston

Took two separate views to get the joke. BTW, I...

Took two separate views to get the joke. BTW, I note your avatar, iconic of one of my favorite comedians. :lol:
12-12-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,425
Posted By Jim from Boston

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/463x829/humor_6568732484d60e9cd1c03e0e9d7b8992d0c2daee.jpg


My attempt:[/QUOTE]
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,989
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for the reply, but I can't think of...

Thanks for the reply, but I can't think of another "best city," better than Boston according to my personal preferences, cycling from Kenmore Square.

Just a couple of minutes ago I posted to a...
12-10-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,684
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]A common...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]A common conclusion from many safety threads is not necessarily specific practices, but how to actively maintain situational awareness. I have often posted:...
12-10-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,403
Posted By Jim from Boston

Need suggestions to make my wife fasterand have...

Need suggestions to make my wife fasterand have her video herself thoroughout the year, and enjoy them next Christmas. :D
12-09-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,684
Posted By Jim from Boston

Tricyclist Killed in Portland Suburb :crash:...

Tricyclist Killed in Portland Suburb :crash: [/QUOTE][/quote]When I read the OP, and the linked article, I did anticipate further details. .[/color]...kind of a "cycling...
Forum: Northeast
12-09-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8,696
Views: 988,831
Posted By Jim from Boston

Very nice tribute, rholland1951, especially since...

Very nice tribute, rholland1951, especially since my son is a devoted fan of the Mighty, Mighty Bosstones.
12-09-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,465
Posted By Jim from Boston

How to deal with harassment from people driving...

How to deal with harassment from people driving cars? [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]+10 to above, especially to t@bpcyclist. I have posted, in particular about urban cycling,Indeed at about 6AM...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]Thanks for your reply, rseeker. That...

[/quote]Thanks for your reply, rseeker. That conversation happened at the end of a legal meeting, and we soon left on an amicable note. I just hope that I did not get the husband in trouble about...
12-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Jim from Boston

As I posted above,[/quote][/quote][/quote]

As I posted above,[/quote][/quote][/quote]
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,733
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]While I don’t need to carry clothing,...

[/QUOTE]While I don’t need to carry clothing, other than needed for the ride, sometimes I do carry shoes, namely running shoes to wear at work. [/QUOTE]On my carbon fiber road bike without eyelets...
12-04-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Jim from Boston

Which neoprene shoe covers for road...

Which neoprene shoe covers for road cycling?[color=#333333]I have recently posted to this thread, [/QUOTE]
12-04-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,465
Posted By Jim from Boston

Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from...

Enforcement - How to deal with harassment from people driving cars? FYA, see also this similar thread from August:[/color] “How Do You Deal With Harassment?”and berner posted to this current thread:...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ [/i]On Bike Forums, we frequently and...

˄˄˄˄ [/i]On Bike Forums, we frequently and candidly post about our close calls and actual mishaps, not just to “one-up” each other but most considerately to advise. ....kind of a "cycling...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8,696
Views: 988,831
Posted By Jim from Boston

FYA, the Charles Ro Supply Company...

FYA, the Charles Ro Supply Company (http://charlesro-com.3dcartstores.com/) in Malden MA adverises itself as one of America's largest model train stores.

My wife and I have frequently gone dining...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,903
Posted By Jim from Boston

Object of lust...[/quote][/quote]Previously...

Object of lust...[/quote][/quote]Previously posted:[/color] [/i]:notamused:[/QUOTE][/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote]
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,620
Posted By Jim from Boston

Indeed it is a pain to clip / unclip/ clip /...

Indeed it is a pain to clip / unclip/ clip / unclip… When I occasionally do a multimodal commute, bike ~ 2 miles to train in the city, train to an outlying suburban station, then cycle ~ 5 miles to...
Forum: Northeast
11-22-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,478
Posted By Jim from Boston

:notamused:[/quote][/quote]Thanks for your...

:notamused:[/quote][/quote]Thanks for your considered reply, livedarklions. Notably apropos of your comments. I LIKED this post on the Commuting Forum, “SouthSide Chicago Ghetto Commute”:...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Jim from Boston

Carbon Commuter? I have previously...

Carbon Commuter? I have previously posted:[/quote][/quote][/quote]I put my pristine carbon fiber bike away in the Wet (grimy roads) and Winter weather to protect the metallic components. Otherwise I...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jim from Boston

Improving visibility on rain and dark [/quote]I...

Improving visibility on rain and dark [/quote]I have previously posted. [/quote][/color]I’m not trying to be contrarian about any methods used, but I am zealous because fogging is a difficult and...
11-18-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,172
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. [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]I too have had metaphysical musings about cycling. For example:...
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