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Forum: Northeast
07-31-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

So, obviously still not yet ready for saddle...

So, obviously still not yet ready for saddle time, but can still enjoy bikes, Ideas Not Theory at the ICA:

https://youtu.be/8CE5Of2eHjc

(Pills and Ills Update - pathology and bone scans back...
07-30-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 25,320
Posted By mr_bill

Avoiding spoilers, but every time she walks up to...

Avoiding spoilers, but every time she walks up to the spot….

https://i.imgur.com/9Wl11Gj.png

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
07-18-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

Pills and Ills Update The robotic-assisted...

Pills and Ills Update

The robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) went well, but very long (over six hours, scheduled for under four).

I’m in no pain and no narcotics, was...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

I got out on foot early this morning during the...

I got out on foot early this morning during the lighter bands, but did take refuge during a particularly heavy band. Saw a friend ride by on their Dutch bike (a real Dutch bike, they are from...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

Pills and Ills-ish update: Yesterday another...

Pills and Ills-ish update:

Yesterday another BIDMC run. Crack o' dawn appointment, so I got to ride in the passenger seat while my spouse drove me in. Non-essential escorts are still verboten, so...
Forum: Northeast
06-27-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

Brief Pills & Ills update: So, I've...

Brief Pills & Ills update:

So, I've (temporarily, but....) hung up my khakis and bikis, at least when it comes to roads. (Negotiated with the devils, while they "strongly recommend" I no longer...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

You're still going to need a bigger box. If...

You're still going to need a bigger box.

If I'm counting right, that's about 16 heading to the Gibbs (Middle, Sixth Grade) School in East Arlington, plus a couple of commuters heading to Alewife...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

ĎTis June. https://i.imgur.com/nvM431r.jpg ...

ĎTis June.

https://i.imgur.com/nvM431r.jpg

Brief Pills and Ills update.

In the early spring, other than a vague unpleasantness at the start of a hot flash, they were mostly manageable by...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

Lovely short ride to Davis Square for Saturday...

Lovely short ride to Davis Square for Saturday afternoon Bluegrass outdoors behind The Burren.

Sat in the last table in the back left and locked up my bike. Turns out I was the footy bikey...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

No trick. I didn't notice the person on the bike...

No trick. I didn't notice the person on the bike when I took the shot.

On the p.s. Yes, Arlington was renamed from West Cambridge to Arlington in honor of Arlington National Cemetery. The monument...
04-21-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,867
Posted By mr_bill

Wonderful to hear from you, but please know that...

Wonderful to hear from you, but please know that you don't have to update us, but also know that you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts. (Returning home after surgery is a huge...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

BTW, yesterday was so gorgeous that I didn't even...

BTW, yesterday was so gorgeous that I didn't even signal with the finger adjacent to the index finger at mr. mobile cutting the corner. (And yes, someone on a bike pulled up next to me before we...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

Couldn’t resist this shot. BLUEskies and...

Couldn’t resist this shot. BLUEskies and BLUEbikes.

https://i.imgur.com/tmHLIqN.jpg

(Bonus points to whoever finds 11 bikes in this picture.)

p.s. That’s the Civil War Memorial in Arlington...
04-12-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,409
Posted By mr_bill

I understand the Dutch hate automobiles too,...

I understand the Dutch hate automobiles too, which explains Max Verstappen. (He's the one not wearing a helmet.)
...
04-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,188
Posted By mr_bill

"He will bring experience taking on the...

"He will bring experience taking on the car-centric street designs that have dominated the American landscape, but which many urban leaders are striving to undo in the face of rising pedestrian...
04-11-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,924
Posted By mr_bill

So, which roads didnít you ride in NOLA? ...

So, which roads didnít you ride in NOLA?

-mr. bill
04-10-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,924
Posted By mr_bill

Iíve yet to see anyone dashboard tv-ing, and I...

Iíve yet to see anyone dashboard tv-ing, and I suspect you havenít either.

p.s. After you gave up, in the before times, I rode your roads of death. I did not die.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
04-10-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,613
Posted By mr_bill

So, Iíve been avoiding this post, because Iím...

So, Iíve been avoiding this post, because Iím doing OK.

Pills and Ills update:

At the beginning of the pandemic I got one of the last ďannual physicalsĒ before they shut down ďnon-essentialĒ...
04-09-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,409
Posted By mr_bill

A Dutch Bike shop that does not sell "Dutch...

A Dutch Bike shop that does not sell "Dutch Bikes." In Amsterdam on Haarlemstraat. (From the before times. Yes, I should have gotten a better shot. Noticed it on a Sunday morning.)

...
04-06-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,867
Posted By mr_bill

You've already crossed a metric century. Know...

You've already crossed a metric century. Know that once you've done a metric century, you CAN do a century. You have NOTHING to prove. After, OR before.

Please double check with your docs about...
04-06-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,188
Posted By mr_bill

Just to remind people of this friendly reminder,...

Just to remind people of this friendly reminder, which I forget sometimes.

If someone keeps trying to inject partisan politics into this conversation, we don't have to feed that distraction.
...
04-05-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,430
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 513,818
Posted By mr_bill

[/quote] Just a quick note that back in 2008...

[/quote]

Just a quick note that back in 2008 when Retro Grouch wrote that, baby boomers were not yet 65.

Sorry for the interloping, may be back in a couple of years.

-mr. bill
04-05-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,188
Posted By mr_bill

LOL - "Do the research!" I'm trying to...

LOL - "Do the research!"

I'm trying to decide if I wouldn't mind some secret service agents guarding my bicycle while it's locked up.

I usually lock up near bicycles locked by someone...
04-03-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,188
Posted By mr_bill

“DC: Buttigieg departs cabinet mtg on a bike. ...

“DC: Buttigieg departs cabinet mtg on a bike.

Pool: 04:34 Thursday Apr 01 2021”

I wonder why Dinesh D’Souza would lie? (I’m lying, I don’t wonder.)

-mr. bill
04-03-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,188
Posted By mr_bill

Especially a video taken on April 1st. (Did you...

Especially a video taken on April 1st. (Did you also know the moon landing was fake and the Earth is flat?)

-mr. bill
04-02-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By mr_bill

Germany is VERY car friendly. AND bike friendly....

Germany is VERY car friendly. AND bike friendly. (An occasional few blocks of a city without cars is NOT car unfriendly.)

Maybe we can learn something? Nah.

-mr. bill
04-01-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,188
Posted By mr_bill

There are lots of sidewalks that are not...

There are lots of sidewalks that are not wheelchair accessible. Hell, when I was using a knee-scooter and there were times I had to “take the lane,” because sidewalk. (Or trash day, and most days are...
04-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,867
Posted By mr_bill

You are in our thoughts. My only advice: ...

You are in our thoughts.

My only advice:

Listen to your body, and tell your doctors what your body is telling you.

Listen to your doctors, do what they ask of you, and just as importantly,...
03-31-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By mr_bill

I didn't think this needed to be said, but.... ...

I didn't think this needed to be said, but....

....that's a picture from Google's street view. That's not the driver's vehicle (the driver's vehicle was a dark sedan, not a Ford Pickup), and that...
03-31-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By mr_bill

Spoken like someone who has NEVER seen someone...

Spoken like someone who has NEVER seen someone get out of a car in the left hand lane.

In THIS case, do you have ANY reason to believe that your assumption is true?

Remember, the COURT found...
03-31-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By mr_bill

Exactly! Even after a court determined that...

Exactly!

Even after a court determined that the dooring was 100% the fault of the motor vehicle driver and passenger, there are those here who can't figure that out.

-mr. bill
03-31-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By mr_bill

She was passed by a DRIVER. Tell me, if she's...

She was passed by a DRIVER. Tell me, if she's riding over the sharrows, is the driver driving in the left lane or the right lane or both lanes? Can't be the right lane, because then this would be a...
03-31-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By mr_bill

No bikelane. No squeeze....

No bikelane. No squeeze. (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.947822,-90.0658988,3a,75y,15.61h,90.97t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sI4oC5wIbrJR3iI4pJW7M2A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) The driver of the motor vehicle...
03-31-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By mr_bill

Cars in the US don't have driver side doors?...

Cars in the US don't have driver side doors? IDNKT.

-mr. bill
03-30-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,692
Posted By mr_bill

Of course it could never happen to you. You'd...

Of course it could never happen to you. You'd never be riding an 80 cm frame.

BTW, anything in the details about cell phones? Swerving? Sidewalks? Multiple parked cars? Anything?

(I sure hope...
03-30-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,692
Posted By mr_bill

There are details, but keep claiming there are no...

There are details, but keep claiming there are no details. (https://usa.streetsblog.org/2021/03/25/new-details-emerge-police-declined-to-cite-drivers-in-shawn-bradley-crash/)

The swerve crowd, the...
03-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,867
Posted By mr_bill

In normal times, having another person with you...

In normal times, having another person with you at all times is really good advice.

But right now, in many places, there are no visitor policies. It's definitely wicked harder to do this solo, but...
03-30-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,692
Posted By mr_bill

The "no details" include the detail that there is...

The "no details" include the detail that there is no sidewalk
The "no details" include the detail that there was ONE parked car.

So tell me, why do you all speculate when you don't know what you...
03-29-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,473
Posted By mr_bill

It's a marketing term for people on bikes may...

It's a marketing term for people on bikes may treat a stop sign as a yield sign.

(BTW, Delaware's law is about to sunset and is unlikely to be extended. Also, the 23% reduction in crashes...
03-29-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,692
Posted By mr_bill

Do you know there is NO SIDEWALK? BTW, how do you...

Do you know there is NO SIDEWALK? BTW, how do you ride between a SINGLE PARKED CAR?

-mr. bill
03-25-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,473
Posted By mr_bill

AB-122 applies to people on bicycles (including...

AB-122 applies to people on bicycles (including e-bikes) at STOP signs allowing them to treat them as yield signs.

The alleged carnage and confusion caused by traffic lights and people on bikes...
03-24-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,795
Posted By mr_bill

Exactly! Green does NOT mean you can blindly turn...

Exactly! Green does NOT mean you can blindly turn right without checking if there is anyone in the crosswalk.

Oh, wait, that's not what you meant, is it?

-mr. bill
03-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,692
Posted By mr_bill

Speaking of bias, what if NEITHER of them...

Speaking of bias, what if NEITHER of them swerved? Your obvious bias is showing.

In A&S, when in doubt, assume "details" that will blame the victim.

-mr. bill
03-19-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By mr_bill

There are no part-time shoulder use as travel...

There are no part-time shoulder use as travel lanes in Massachusetts where pedestrians, bicyclists or horses are permitted. (Although in practice horses can’t read the no horses sign.)

WHAT road...
03-17-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,795
Posted By mr_bill

"The niece [of Christine Boyle, Barbara Gibbens]...

"The niece [of Christine Boyle, Barbara Gibbens] said the family was especially grateful for the support provided by bystander Jessica Benavidez, who stayed with Boyle at the scene until first...
03-17-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,795
Posted By mr_bill

Which of you who DID NOT WITNESS THE CRASH, NOT...

Which of you who DID NOT WITNESS THE CRASH, NOT ACCIDENT are an "accredited expert expert in the field of traffic safety as it pertains to bicycles in intersections?"

[Rhetorical question]

-mr....
03-16-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,795
Posted By mr_bill

There are four witnesses. One we can't interview....

There are four witnesses. One we can't interview. One might be lying, because.... Then there are two independent witnesses.

Here's one of them:

https://i.imgur.com/lN8IxGR.png

-mr. bill
03-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,795
Posted By mr_bill

[/quote][/quote] Why would ANYONE local have...

[/quote][/quote]

Why would ANYONE local have knowledge that you don't have?

Explain the gravel spill:

https://i.imgur.com/EHiQSI0.png

-mr. bill
03-16-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,795
Posted By mr_bill

"And I can find neither party 'at fault'." "She...

"And I can find neither party 'at fault'."
"She did everything right."
"I agree the police were wrong to blame Christine."

Think about it for a bit.... [Helpful hint - you don't know what...
03-14-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,795
Posted By mr_bill

Evidence? Facts? We don't need that. Yet...

Evidence? Facts? We don't need that.

Yet another victim blaming thread. From the first reply onward.

(Bonus points for the ENORMOUS yellow image that has NOTHING to do with this crash, not...
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