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Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By Jim from Boston

Commuting rituals? [/QUOTE] Checking the weather...

Commuting rituals? [/QUOTE] Checking the weather and dressing are the essentials of my pre-commute, especially for inclement / winter weather: [/quote] The finishing touches are precisely timed: to...
10-19-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jim from Boston

Knowing you post from...

Knowing you post from Toronto,:troll:[/quote][/quote][/COLOR][/quote]
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jim from Boston

Climbers With a Fear of Heights While I am not...

Climbers With a Fear of Heights While I am not incapacitated by heights, I do dislike them. In my cycling experiences in the few mountains I have climbed, including Rockies, Allegheny, and...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Jim from Boston

Small town commuter to City, winter specific. I’m...

Small town commuter to City, winter specific. I’m a decades-long, year-round commuter in Boston. Besides advice about picking routes as above, specifically for winter riding I have studded tires on...
10-15-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jim from Boston

I once put costume antennae on a headband and...

I once put costume antennae on a headband and poked the antennae through the helmet vents and affixed two plastic eyeballs at the tips.

I then painted my face and exposed skin green, put on those...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Jim from Boston

When I get a chance, I'll watch the video, but...

When I get a chance, I'll watch the video, but FYA, I recently described a five mile trek through the most dense parts of Boston, in reply to this thread,
Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Jim from Boston

Colder weather - glasses fog up issue. [/quote]I...

Colder weather - glasses fog up issue. [/quote]I perenially post my approach to the problem, most recently on the Winter Cycling Forum. Considering how frequently this question arises I have also...
10-12-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,991
Posted By Jim from Boston

I approach stopped buses with even more vigilance...

I approach stopped buses with even more vigilance than riding by parked cars, since they are probably stopped to discharge passengers who will pass in front of the bua and suddenly appear in my lane....
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By Jim from Boston

Early Winters is a good name.[/QUOTE]...

Early Winters is a good name.[/QUOTE] [/color][/QUOTE]

Thanks for the lyrical reply especially about the pastel skies, but as a cyclist reading a bicycling Forum, I was tweaking a California...
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By Jim from Boston

Early winters is a good name :notamused:[/QUOTE]...

Early winters is a good name :notamused:[/QUOTE] I have previously posted,[/QUOTE]
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By Jim from Boston

Dittoes to the above comments. Regarding...

Dittoes to the above comments. Regarding familiarity on my routes,I was particularly intrigued by the video. The camera placement seems very precise. Are those shots the same times of day?

Our...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Jim from Boston

As a Bike Commuter - What kind of video content...

As a Bike Commuter - What kind of video content would you want to see? @Paul Barnard asked this question, “Has A&S Changed Your Behavior?” What kind of safety messaging works with you? When we learn...
10-08-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Jim from Boston

Winter is right around the...

Winter is right around the corner[/QUOTE][COLOR=black]On several threads, I have posted my slogan for winter riding, “Gear and Gumption,” obviously mostly clothing. For me, it takes a while to make...
10-08-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,835
Posted By Jim from Boston

Why do you ride? Many dittoes to all the...

Why do you ride?

Many dittoes to all the posts above.

FWIW, I have posted a few times about my "existential" reason to ride:[/QUOTE]
10-08-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,412
Posted By Jim from Boston

What's your go to bike?I have previously...

What's your go to bike?I have previously posted:My preference for "dry" roads extends to those I consider "damp," with no puddles and no active rain.[/QUOTE]
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8,440
Views: 936,864
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote]When my visitor and I...

[/quote][/quote][/quote]When my visitor and I arrived at the Farragut statue, I pointed out Castle Island and Fort Independence, and mentioned jppe’s destination. Turns out he too had read jp’s trip...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8,440
Views: 936,864
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]I have a routine walking tour of Boston,...

[/quote]I have a routine walking tour of Boston, especially for first time visitors:[color=#333333] This Saturday I had the pleasure of taking a first time visitor on a cycling tour of the Olde...
10-07-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cold weather gearIn scanning thorough this...

Cold weather gearIn scanning thorough this thread, I saw only perfunctory references to eyewear: [/QUOTE]I have posted frequently, including this recent thread: Follow the link for further...
10-02-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]Cycling indeed is good training...

[/quote][/quote]Cycling indeed is good training for driving. I am attuned to look out for fast-moving seemingly evanescent hazards such as we are.
10-02-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,889
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄I like that idea, and look foward to trying...

˄˄˄˄I like that idea, and look foward to trying it out.

BTW, scoatw, FYA, I have previously posted:
10-02-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,889
Posted By Jim from Boston

Winter Cycling Goggles?? [/QUOTE]Hi ...

Winter Cycling Goggles?? [/QUOTE]Hi Canuckophile,

I note this is a zombIe thread.I presume OTG = over the eyeglasses. I have previously posted several times: Follow the link for further...
10-01-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]Who cares? Among my most...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]Who cares? Among my most important safety aphorisms: :thumb:[/quote]
10-01-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim from Boston

Keep your head up I occasionally have to remind...

Keep your head up I occasionally have to remind myself to look farther ahead, at least about 20 to 40 feet, than just focus on the immediately preceding (about 10 feet) road surface. Of course I...
10-01-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By Jim from Boston

Ride Frequency [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]If fitness is...

Ride Frequency [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]If fitness is your goal, FWIW here is the concensus opinion of two Fifty-Plus all year round commuters: [/quote]
10-01-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,991
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ ...How do we improve car culture? ...

˄˄˄˄ ...How do we improve car culture?

Earlier this year,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMqVLVi1Zpk
10-01-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,991
Posted By Jim from Boston

I almost got doored - yet most drivers blame me....

I almost got doored - yet most drivers blame me. How do we improve car culture?

A few days ago, I replied to this thread “Cheering on New Bike Lanes...”.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Earlier this year, So I was pleased...

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Earlier this year, So I was pleased with this progress to make cycling safer in Boston, especially since I have previously posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMqVLVi1Zpk
Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cheering on New Bike Lanes.... I know this...

Cheering on New Bike Lanes....

I know this doesn't affect most of you, but I thought I'd share my excitement. What a difference!

There is a current thread on the A&S forum, “I almost got...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,366
Posted By Jim from Boston

I ride with daytime lights. I think it’s safer.

I ride with daytime lights. I think it’s safer.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,366
Posted By Jim from Boston

Why not? Quote boxes are...

Why not? Quote boxes are cool.[color=black]:innocent:[/quote][/quote][/quote]
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,366
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks too for your comment, and not to be...

Thanks too for your comment, and not to be flippant, but I’ve been happily post my way for over 6800 posts over more than 10 years.

Perhaps you noticed that I nested two of your separate posts,...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,366
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote]Thanks for (attempting) to read...

[/QUOTE][/quote]Thanks for (attempting) to read my posts, and for your replies. FWIW, I have several times in the past tried to explain my posting style, including my signature line, but otherwise...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,366
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ …and [/QUOTE] The police were great,...

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…and [/QUOTE] The police were great, and their report at the subsequent trial was spot on and particularly noted my details for visibility, including lights and high vis vest. [/quote]
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,366
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ (see post #19 above) [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] Many...

˄˄˄˄ (see post #19 above) [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] Many disputed safety practices, while maybe ineffective, are of themselves relatively harmless, e,g daytime lights, rear view mirror; perhaps less so, FRAP...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,366
Posted By Jim from Boston

Daytime Lights: Best Thing I Ever Did...

Daytime Lights: Best Thing I Ever Did [/QUOTE][/quote]So Papa Tom, is your current thread actually a reply to this similar current thread, “Daytime Running Lights - Get Them! Video”? There was a lot...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄[/quote][/quote][/quote]I remember distinctly...

˄˄˄˄[/quote][/quote][/quote]I remember distinctly as we speedily descended the pass, as the song, “Take It Easy," went through my mind, solicitously checking my rear view mirror to make sure she was...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By Jim from Boston

I commute solo, and never rode my route with my...

I commute solo, and never rode my route with my wife, but, We toured in Michigan and Ontario.

In 1977 we moved to Boston on our bikes, as a bicycling honeymoon from Los Angeles to Washington, DC...
09-25-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,864
Posted By Jim from Boston

Thanks for your reply, bobwysiwyg, and...

Thanks for your reply, bobwysiwyg, and presumably reading my above post.

While I did agree with your comments, I quoted you not in reply, but as a “talking point” to elucidate my post:...
09-25-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,429
Posted By Jim from Boston

I too have lost those rear blinkies. [/QUOTE]

I too have lost those rear blinkies. [/QUOTE]
09-25-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,864
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]I have posted earlier on this...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]I have posted earlier on this thread:Many disputed safety practices, while maybe ineffective, are of themselves relatively harmless, e,g daytime lights, rear view mirror; perhaps...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By Jim from Boston

For the first time in 12 years, i had a riding...

For the first time in 12 years, i had a riding companion this morning's commute[/quote]Until then, maybe you would find this activity interesting. I replied to this thread, “What to do when bored...
09-24-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]That's what I thought until I...

[/quote]That's what I thought until I read:[/quote][/quote][/quote]:roflmao:[/B]
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09-24-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,864
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] The police were great, and their report...

[/QUOTE] The police were great, and their report at the subsequent trial was spot on and particularly noted my details for visibility, including lights and high vis vest.

The driver got a year in...
09-24-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,429
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote]I left a nice floor pump in a hotel in...

[/quote]I left a nice floor pump in a hotel in Philadephia. :(
09-24-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,864
Posted By Jim from Boston

Just my opinion, but as one who cycles and...

Just my opinion, but as one who cycles and occasionally drives in visually complex urban conditions, I think in ambient lighting a bright pinpoint light. especially flashing, is conspicuous ....
09-23-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] Here’s a link to a well-known procedure...

[/QUOTE] Here’s a link to a well-known procedure for chain cleaning.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
09-23-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,429
Posted By Jim from Boston

What's Your Worst "Loss" While Riding? I...

What's Your Worst "Loss" While Riding?

I previously posted to this comparable thread,"What's your limit to keep what you found on the road?": [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] [/quote]After that memorable,...
09-23-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote]FYA, see this WWII video of...

[/quote][/quote]FYA, see this WWII video of Martha Ray, Carol Landis, and Mitzi Mayfair singing ”SNAFU Song for the Troops,” coyly asking “SNAFU…What is the meaning of SNAFU?”
...
09-23-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,243
Posted By Jim from Boston

FWIW, I was in agreement with your comment about...

FWIW, I was in agreement with your comment about your “predicament” [/quote]and your “solution.” [/quote][/COLOR][/COLOR]The quote chain allows me to quote a few subscribers [and/or myself] on one...
09-23-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have posted to this thread, “How many bikes...

I have posted to this thread, “How many bikes have you owned? How many were "mistakes"?”
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