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Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8,844
Views: 1,003,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

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[color=#333333] [/QUOTE][/quote][color=#333333]:lol: [/QUOTE]Two Golden Oldie songs come to mind::thumb:[/quote]
05-24-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Jim from Boston

Flag Jersey for Safety.I posted to your recent,...

Flag Jersey for Safety.I posted to your recent, now-closed thread:[/quote][/quote][color=#333333]Besides avoiding the careless driver, I think wearing a rearview mirror would be unexpected to the...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8,844
Views: 1,003,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote]I commute via Rte 1A from...

[/quote][/quote][/quote]I commute via Rte 1A from Dedham to Norwood, and it's a nice route, and is pretty good down to Walpole but I have better routes south of Norwood.That whole area, to include...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,867
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote] Iíve been following this, and...

[/quote][/quote] Iíve been following this, and the other companion threads from the beginning, and earlier posted, partly for the romantic intrigue, and also because[/quote]. In particular I...
05-22-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Actually, IMO in these discussions...

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Actually, IMO in these discussions about rearward traffic, I consider my main defense the use of a rearview mirror. Recently I participated (link) in a thread, to answer this complaint:...
05-22-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Jim from Boston

Riding Solo Safety...

Riding Solo Safety [/quote][/quote][/quote]ĒFrankly my dear, I donít think they will give a damn.Ē IMO, as a belligerent driver sees a slow poke cyclist ahead, their irritation will fester as they...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Jim from Boston

Park & Pedal experiment, Middlesex County, MA ...

Park & Pedal experiment, Middlesex County, MA This, like many route maps of regions I donít know well as described in the Metro Boston thread appears confusing. During the years I was exploring my...
05-21-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] Actually, not bad at all. My adult son...

[/QUOTE] Actually, not bad at all. My adult son is also in Boston working from home, and the family gets together on weekends up there. The level of recreational activities, including restaurant take...
05-20-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jim from Boston

Things you'll never do again (probably)In a...

Things you'll never do again (probably)In a somewhat similar vein, my wife and I are social ballroom dancers. To quote Ann Landers, "Dancing is a vertical sublimation of a horizontal inclination."...
05-19-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,282
Posted By Jim from Boston

An expert on CNN says youíre not likely to...

An expert on CNN says youíre not likely to contract a virus biking :crash: [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]FWIW here Boston, the experts are chiefly M.D.s at the Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospitals,...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,867
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄:twitchy:[/quote][/quote][/quote]He died in...

˄˄˄˄:twitchy:[/quote][/quote][/quote]He died in 2016[/color]
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,867
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your nice, candid reply, Chrisp72....

Thanks for your nice, candid reply, Chrisp72. Again, I donít have any specific advice, but Toronto has been a favorite city of mine, and have posted about two visits that included...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,867
Posted By Jim from Boston

Riding with a New Romantic Partner...

Riding with a New Romantic Partner :rolleyes:[/color][/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote] I lurk and read these personal relationship threads as I similarly read the Boston Globe mainly for the advice...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,867
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ However if he relationship is good, and...

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However if he relationship is good, and the camping works, but the cycling is not in the cards, I liked this romantic accommodation:Such excursions would seemingly be applicable to camping,...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,867
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote]I got lucky during the Golden Age...

[/QUOTE][/quote]I got lucky during the Golden Age Bike Boom of the 1970s: We toured in Michigan and Ontario.

In 1977 we moved to Boston on our bikes, as a bicycling honeymoon from Los Angeles to...
05-18-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ I have previously posted to this thread:...

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I have previously posted to this thread: So I was pleased with this progress to make cycling safer in Boston, especially since I have previously posted:
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05-18-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jim from Boston

I previously posted to this thread,"As a Bike...

I previously posted to this thread,"As a Bike Commuter - What kind of video content would you want to see?": ...
05-17-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ New A&S Sticky...

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New A&S Sticky Suggestion:innocent:[/i][/quote]FYA, I previously posted to a now-closed thread:and...
05-17-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Jim from Boston

New A&S Sticky...

New A&S Sticky Suggestion[color=#333333][/quote]Speaking of stickies, there was a unique feature of the Fifty-Plus Forum that IMO deserved a sticky:
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05-17-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,771
Posted By Jim from Boston

I posted the most recent entry to this thread on...

I posted the most recent entry to this thread on 5/10/20, 9:05 AM; it is now 5/17/20, about 10:30 AM. IMO. a one-week hiatus on the Winter Cycling Forum signals the end of Winter..Posted from...
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Jim from Boston

If you are as flexible as you describe, I...

If you are as flexible as you describe, I perennially post to these US tour queries, about cycling in Metro Boston: and also by way of personal experience: [/color]
05-17-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ:rolleyes:[/quote]historically, back in the...

ɅɅɅɅ:rolleyes:[/quote]historically, back in the 19th century when cycling was a new, innovative mode of transportation, advocates like the league of american wheelman were powerful enough to agitate...
05-17-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jim from Boston

Death of VC thread [/QUOTE]...

Death of VC thread [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]As you may be aware livedarklions, users of the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington, MA have reported a great increase in riders as well as diminished...
05-17-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bike Accessories?:foo:[/QUOTE]Rearview mirrors;...

Bike Accessories?:foo:[/QUOTE]Rearview mirrors; Take-a-Look eyeglass mounted recommended.Probably it is cool because I don't wear full kit, and come across as a rugged...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,844
Views: 1,003,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your reply rumrunn6, Those so-common...

Thanks for your reply rumrunn6, Those so-common paper masks are quite flexible and easily manipulated. As I mentioned, air-flow is good when lowered below the nose,

I think your pictured mask does...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8,844
Views: 1,003,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Note to rholland1951, jimmuller, and...

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Note to rholland1951, jimmuller, and whomever:

AnotherďsocialĒ advantage of the mask to hide my ever-increasing scruffy beard. I have looked into beard trimmers, but once had a bad...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8,844
Views: 1,003,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

:lol: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote] My riding...

:lol: [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote] My riding (commuting) has been through Boston, Brookline, West Roxbury, Dedham and Norwood, mostly on lightly trafficked roads with rare cyclists on the opposite side,...
Forum: Introductions
05-14-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hi rmplum, Dittoes to the above greetings....

Hi rmplum,

Dittoes to the above greetings. Iím a native of the East side of Detroit, and I got the cycling bug there. FYA, I posted recently to a current SE Michiganian:Speaking of backdrops to...
05-13-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]I (really) LIKED the above post and the...

[/quote]I (really) LIKED the above post and the follow-up, +10 .[/quote][/quote] [/color]
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Jim from Boston

I wear prescription eyeglasses and I have...

I wear prescription eyeglasses and I have previously posted to this thread:
05-12-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

:innocent:[/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote]I have...

:innocent:[/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote]I have persistently linked to this video as a definitive (vicarious) example of an ultimate collision: On that thread (link) with the explicit video was discussion...
05-12-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

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05-12-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]For me in such a situation a...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]For me in such a situation a rear view mirror allows for nearly simultaneous assessment of the car behind and the road ahead in order to plan, with a decision in mind if the...
05-11-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

I LIKED this post by caloso, and Oneder made...

I LIKED this post by caloso, and Oneder made this reply: [/quote][/color]In a similar vein, [/QUOTE][/quote]I have previously posted to a few threads about this spin-off discussion about MUPS:...
05-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,357
Posted By Jim from Boston

I posted previously on this current thread:Iím on...

I posted previously on this current thread:Iím on a first name basis with the staff there, and they have a friendly nickname for me. Sometimes on long walks through the commercial public...
05-11-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ Over the past two days I have posted on...

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Over the past two days I have posted on the current thread "Listening to Music via Headphones?" to this spin-off discussion about the major safety concern for rearward traffic:...
05-11-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jim from Boston

Back on 4-22, I posted: [/quote]Funny you should...

Back on 4-22, I posted: [/quote]Funny you should ask Daniel4, because just yesterday I noted a ghost bike at the above-mentioned Landmark Center.

More notably,I have perenially posted about my...
05-11-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]Then there was this subquent...

[/quote][/quote]Then there was this subquent post: Indeed I was hit from behind several years ago on a quiet residential road by a distracted (? impaired) hit and run, with six weeks in acute and...
05-10-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

Well, "Take the Lane" vs "As Far Right as...

Well, "Take the Lane" vs "As Far Right as Possible" is another popcorn subject as divisive as Listening to Music via Headphones.:innocent:[/quote]
05-10-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,792
Posted By Jim from Boston

FWIW, see my preceding post (link) on this thread...

FWIW, see my preceding post (link) on this thread in reply to this question:
05-10-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,771
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]We visited San Diego one December and it...

[/quote]We visited San Diego one December and it was indeed different and pleasant, but why do you think they call us ďThe HubĒ? Someone once said all the culture out there is in the...
05-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,771
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ[/QUOTE][/quote]Donít let them gloat, ...

ɅɅɅɅ[/QUOTE][/quote]Donít let them gloat, rumrunn6, As I posted earlier this year to the Metro Boston thread: The OP does not indicate his location, but I think it would be amusing to post your ride...
05-09-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,771
Posted By Jim from Boston

This short, sometimes fleeting Spring is noted by...

This short, sometimes fleeting Spring is noted by several natural and social mileposts: the first crocuses, Red Sox Opening Day (cancelled), the Comm Ave magnolias, The Boston Marathon (postponed...
05-09-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ I think the Bike Boom of the70's was a...

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I think the Bike Boom of the70's was a watershed as far as I could tell for bikes and accessories, and lifestyles, especially having grown up in the car culture in America in the 50s and...
05-09-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Jim from Boston

Boom Goes the Bicycle... [/quote] Thanks for the...

Boom Goes the Bicycle... [/quote] Thanks for the link, BobbyG; it certainly was nostalgic since I got my start back then. Actually IMO the article was too heavy on sociopoliticsÖMo Udall, Woodward...
Forum: Northeast
05-08-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,844
Views: 1,003,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]To further tweak rholland1951 's desire...

[/quote]To further tweak rholland1951 's desire for exploration beyond the confines of the known MetroWest of this Thread, I once posted:[/quote].[/color]
05-08-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,357
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅI have brought two BF subscribers on tour to...

ɅɅɅɅI have brought two BF subscribers on tour to my LBS.[/quote]
05-08-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,357
Posted By Jim from Boston

I want service now. Stop it! [/quote][/quote]I...

I want service now. Stop it! [/quote][/quote]I have a particularly upbeat, decades-long relationship with my LBS.Iím on a first name basis with the staff there, and they have a friendly nickname for...
Forum: Northeast
05-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,844
Views: 1,003,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ.FYA, I found this post from...

ɅɅɅɅ.FYA, I found this post from 2013:[/color]:thumb:
Forum: Northeast
05-08-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8,844
Views: 1,003,705
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]Hi rholland1951 and jimmuller, ...

[/quote][/quote]Hi rholland1951 and jimmuller,

I LIKED the above particular travelogue by rod because riding through Medford, Winchester, and the Fellsway is a favorite ride I donít do too often...
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