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Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By autonomy

IMHO, from an engineer's point of view,...

IMHO, from an engineer's point of view, expiration dates on helmets and child car seats are BS. We don't have expiration dates on other plastic things in our cars. From an Occam's razor viewpoint,...
10-15-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By autonomy

Hold it, we were talking about high-speed...

Hold it, we were talking about high-speed pursuits, not idling. Also, when you're maxing out your top gear to do 110mph on the AutoBahn, you're going to be in the 3 to 4K RPM range - depends on the...
10-15-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By autonomy

I don't think there's a big necessity for a...

I don't think there's a big necessity for a second cooling system for high speed chases. How long are typical chases and what is the typical speed? None of the cars I've ever driven had any trouble...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,772
Posted By autonomy

Does it really say "Froomey" on your bike?...

Does it really say "Froomey" on your bike? :foo:
10-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,913
Posted By autonomy

This thread is funny. It's like saying "finally...

This thread is funny. It's like saying "finally got a Honda". Which Honda? With a cutout or not? (yeah, I see it mentioned/lost later in the thread)
And the one poster who said "No padding??! I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,238
Posted By autonomy

You just need to create a second account!

You just need to create a second account!
Forum: Northeast
10-09-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,401
Posted By autonomy

Yeah, that's tough then. Maybe at least be aware...

Yeah, that's tough then. Maybe at least be aware when the hunting season is and don't go then? AFAIK, there are specific dates for specific animals but with overlap they might have no 'hunting...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By autonomy

I had some leftover retro-reflective tape from...

I had some leftover retro-reflective tape from when I outfitted my daughter's stroller, so I cut 4 pieces of it and placed it on the opposing side of the rim, like this, but not all the way around:
...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,363
Posted By autonomy

26" clip-on fenders from an MTB installed on a...

26" clip-on fenders from an MTB installed on a bike with 700cc wheels. Been running like that for 2 years, can't see enough reason to spend the $50 or so for correctly-sized fenders.
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,401
Posted By autonomy

No hunting in Mass on Sundays. ...

No hunting in Mass on Sundays.
https://www.mass.gov/guides/common-questions-about-hunting-in-massachusetts#-why-is-sunday-hunting-prohibited?-

But looks like people are trying to get some...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,401
Posted By autonomy

Even with hi-viz, I'd rather not take the chance...

Even with hi-viz, I'd rather not take the chance these days. If you're a weekend warrior, ride these spots on a Sunday.
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By autonomy

Yessss ...

Yessss
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/10/04/yes-there-are-lot-acorns-ground-this-season-here-why/RxvCFvTh2AVA3XYfNHG14K/story.html
Forum: Northeast
09-27-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

On nice spring days and afternoons Arlington...

On nice spring days and afternoons Arlington seems to post police officers on the Minuteman at the Lake St. and - less commonly - at the Mill St. crossings to educate cyclists that they don't have...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

I'm all for speed limit signs on the path, but...

I'm all for speed limit signs on the path, but all they'll ever do is "keep the honest people honest". There is way more that needs to be done to educate everyone to be courteous.

I try to refrain...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By autonomy

Well, that's a neat solution. FWIW, as...

Well, that's a neat solution.

FWIW, as already mentioned, Ortliebs can be found for reasonable prices at Sierra. I have been commuting for a few years with mine.
Pros: Waterproof and dustproof....
09-18-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By autonomy

What kind of bike? What is the purpose of the...

What kind of bike? What is the purpose of the rack? (touring, commuting, grocery shopping) Do a search, this has been answered
- P-clamps
- Seat-post clamp with rack mounts (e.g....
09-18-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By autonomy

That was my experience as well. Very twitchy at...

That was my experience as well. Very twitchy at the speed you'd like to go. A scooter with bigger wheels - say 16 would be much better, but not as compact of course.
09-18-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,361
Posted By autonomy

One of the commuter roads around here has a...

One of the commuter roads around here has a slight bend which seems to be very difficult for some drivers to negotiate. You can see in the Google Street View how that Prius is very close to the curb....
Forum: Northeast
09-13-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

Timely ...

Timely
https://lexington.wickedlocal.com/news/20190913/proposal-for-speed-limit-signs-on-bikeway-gains-traction-in-lexington
Forum: Northeast
09-12-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

Ouch! It seems the new school year brought out an...

Ouch! It seems the new school year brought out an influx of stupidity not to just the roads, but also to the trails. Hope you have a speedy recovery!
09-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,321
Posted By autonomy

Totally correct, if you're just putzing along 2...

Totally correct, if you're just putzing along 2 miles from pt. A to pt. B on your Dutch bike with the rear cog going click click click, you can wear anything you want. If you're doing a half-century...
09-10-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By autonomy

Pretty cool but I prefer bike soccer ...

Pretty cool but I prefer bike soccer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfTM1mMce40
09-09-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,705
Posted By autonomy

This should be the summary answer to every single...

This should be the summary answer to every single "can I use my smartphone as a bike computer" question. I already have an old unused Android phone and if it breaks (unlikely), I don't care. My rides...
09-09-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,423
Posted By autonomy

I like descriptive names Stroller Slalom...

I like descriptive names

Stroller Slalom (https://www.strava.com/segments/1139021) - local MUP, very true, THE busiest stroller and dog section on the whole thing
Outrunning the M*******s...
08-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,576
Posted By autonomy

So... not knowing the whole story, is there a...

So... not knowing the whole story, is there a local law that states that a cyclist is not allowed to dismount in a crosswalk on a MUP? I just can't see that happening. What if were simply walking my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 294,627
Posted By autonomy

Cape Cod, MA with a bonus rainbow. ...

Cape Cod, MA with a bonus rainbow.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20190825_071300_45ff93d20a57231d284cedc1578a68adbb8ac376.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 325,486
Posted By autonomy

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1365/20190825_071202_3dcc7e171d0d54bcda24811ca7066b65c778b0ee.jpg
08-27-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,544
Posted By autonomy

No one is doing that. Most of the time you'll...

No one is doing that. Most of the time you'll never know someone commutes by bike. I suggest you educate yourself via https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/
Forum: Northeast
08-27-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

It's getting to be the worst time of the year for...

It's getting to be the worst time of the year for stupid. 1.5ish months of horrendous backups while people are trying to figure out commutes with schools in effect. Low morning sun. Bleh.



Ha!...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By autonomy

Hmm, I learned something new! There's also a...

Hmm, I learned something new! There's also a Cross Vermont trail that connects to the Cross NH trail.

Cross Vermont Trail Association - Guidebook (http://crossvermont.org/our_trail/mapindex.htm)...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

Congrats! What a nice trip! Love...

Congrats!



What a nice trip! Love seeing reports like this, especially about local-ish places. And great to see you sharing the experience with your daughter.

I was on the Cape this weekend...
08-20-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 993
Posted By autonomy

Garmin replaced my Vivoactive!

I had a Vivoactive HR that I used VERY heavily and very often to track my outdoor activities. At about 4 years old the screen died all of a sudden. The watch would turn on, connect to my phone,...
Forum: Northeast
08-19-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

D2R2 weekend! I dragged (rather pushed) the wife...

D2R2 weekend! I dragged (rather pushed) the wife along the new 50-mile paved route and, amazingly, she finished. It was a really challenging one with nearly 5000 feet of climbing. The hills were long...
08-09-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,364
Posted By autonomy

https://omata.com/ does this count? :) ...

https://omata.com/ does this count? :)



A better first post than most these days...
08-08-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,371
Posted By autonomy

That's quite a bit of rust on those bikes on...

That's quite a bit of rust on those bikes on parts that theoretically shouldn't be rusting... I actually have that same rack as in the picture. I use a cable lock through the two loops on the bottom...
Forum: Northeast
08-08-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

Thanks! I didn't want to duplicate any of yours....

Thanks! I didn't want to duplicate any of yours. Except for a brief 4-lane stretch where 225 merges with 110, it's good quality suburb riding and very easy to follow. Now I need to find more...
08-07-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,873
Posted By autonomy

Sock height. Steel is real/carbon assplodes.

Sock height. Steel is real/carbon assplodes.
Forum: Northeast
08-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,768
Posted By autonomy

Some NH rides I had saved as ideas ...

Some NH rides I had saved as ideas
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25466229 - on my 'bucket ride' list
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25466176
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24490194 - just a local...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

So, thanks for the tip. I had a long, crappy day...

So, thanks for the tip. I had a long, crappy day at work yesterday and decided to do a longer-than-usual Wednesday morning ride and then work from home as I had no meeting scheduled. Just doing a...
Forum: Northeast
08-06-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

Fascinating! Just added it to my routes. Found...

Fascinating! Just added it to my routes.
Found this informational 'photo' on Google Maps as well:...
Forum: Northeast
08-06-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

Wow, this is awesome, didn't know we had this in...

Wow, this is awesome, didn't know we had this in our back yard. Some of that equipment looks like it is in less-than-perfect shape, unfortunately. Is all of it in active use?
Forum: Northeast
08-06-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

Wonder if this was going on:...

Wonder if this was going on: https://maynard.wickedlocal.com/photogallery/WL/20190805/NEWS/805009985/PH/1 (love the fashionable "tactical" boots and the haircuts)
08-05-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By autonomy

Really good advice. Some additional...

Really good advice. Some additional comments/thoughts:
- You can go with a regular tag-along/trail-a-bike or a Weehoo. The Weehoo is not super portable, it's pretty heavy, but does allow your kid to...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,835
Posted By autonomy

Mass Ave in Lexington is going on a road diet in...

Mass Ave in Lexington is going on a road diet in preparation for the bikeway repairs. Seems like it was sketched out but not yet striped for narrower driving lanes, then parking, then bike lanes,...
07-30-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By autonomy

I've had the Vivoactive HR for 3 years until it...

I've had the Vivoactive HR for 3 years until it finally died - from a kiddy pool, too!

It is aging but have been awesome in practical use to do on-demand GPS logging for my bike rides and hikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,901
Posted By autonomy

I'd hate to be the on to tell you how schools and...

I'd hate to be the on to tell you how schools and roads work in this country...

Regarding tap water - I'll drink it in my state, rarely, but only because I generally know where it's coming from....
Forum: Northeast
07-23-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,692
Posted By autonomy

Hmmm. Lots of good suggestions already. I presume...

Hmmm. Lots of good suggestions already. I presume you will be driving in? You are much better off ditching your car either at your hotel or at one of the MBTA garages/parking lots (though places like...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,828
Posted By autonomy

Your prejudices are outdated. The a-holes have...

Your prejudices are outdated. The a-holes have switched to Audis by this point.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,512
Posted By autonomy

Among the people making poor/unsafe decisions...

Among the people making poor/unsafe decisions around me, I would still rather deal with longboarders, e-bikers, etc. over drivers piloting heavy vehicles with uknown to them dimensions.
07-22-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,130
Posted By autonomy

I'm probably half the average age here and I use...

I'm probably half the average age here and I use my left arm to signal. Don't care if no one recognizes it, that's the way I learned and that's the right signal. But the biggest reason I do it is...
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