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07-19-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,867
Posted By mr_bill

18 thoughtless replies to this thread. Good day...

18 thoughtless replies to this thread. Good day sir.

-mr. bill
07-04-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By mr_bill

Use the ToS Luke. SECTION 18 - GOVERNING LAW...

Use the ToS Luke.

SECTION 18 - GOVERNING LAW
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of...
07-03-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,050
Posted By mr_bill

Everyone is different. But I spent all of...

Everyone is different.

But I spent all of 2021 in active treatment. GG5.

Six months ADT+clinical trial, RALP in mid-July, then 35 radiation treatments beginning mid-September through...
06-23-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,523
Posted By mr_bill

I need to repair my bike repair stand. Does...

I need to repair my bike repair stand.

Does anyone know where I can get a good bike repair stand repair stand?

-mr. bill
06-21-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,491
Posted By mr_bill

Snell Foundation conducts ongoing random sample...

Snell Foundation conducts ongoing random sample tests on production helmets that they buy at retail. If any fail, they conduct a follow up test. If any of those fail, the manufacturer loses...
06-20-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By mr_bill

John Snow delivered babies. That was his "area of...

John Snow delivered babies. That was his "area of expertise."

He also developed anesthesia, medical hygiene, and yes, epidemiology and public health.

According to some here, he should have...
06-11-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,032
Posted By mr_bill

Now, that’s just unfair. By this “logic,” anyone...

Now, that’s just unfair. By this “logic,” anyone hurt in a motor vehicle crash is COMPLETELY to blame.

Even if someone crashed their car into a your bedroom in your home, YOU are at fault for...
06-11-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By mr_bill

There’s a reason why the cable stop on your...

There’s a reason why the cable stop on your Intenso stood so proud from the chainstay.

Before you continue, with that “close enough” (it’s not close at all) cable stop it’s likely your bare shift...
06-09-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,212
Posted By mr_bill

I have to admit that when I was on a knee scooter...

I have to admit that when I was on a knee scooter (while recovering from achilles tendon surgery), I didn't wear a helmet. Even though my peak speed was equivalent to slow running, where I also don't...
06-08-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,212
Posted By mr_bill

With counterfeit CE certification marks. ...

With counterfeit CE certification marks.

Real mark (note that the "c" and "e" form a sideways "8"):
https://i.imgur.com/1ZKn1IT.jpg

Counterfeit marks (note that the "c" and "e" are too close...
06-07-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,212
Posted By mr_bill

Damn slippery when wet too. And it's also town by...

Damn slippery when wet too. And it's also town by town, the town boundary is at 14 seconds and the "Ooopsies" on the wet patches is about a second later.

I know it doesn't look that dramatic,...
06-05-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By mr_bill

This Park Tool video gives you a good walkthru. ...

This Park Tool video gives you a good walkthru.

Pay particular attention to the tool selection.

Your pic isn’t clear enough to definitively answer which tool you need, it’s too hard to count...
05-31-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By mr_bill

Right after my achilles tendon healed, my rear...

Right after my achilles tendon healed, my rear derailleur stop failed. (Similar injury, lol.)

I ran full cable from the front cable stop to the derailleur under the bottom bracket, and all was...
05-16-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,797
Posted By mr_bill

https://youtu.be/VTOdmp8pHuI -mr. bill

https://youtu.be/VTOdmp8pHuI

-mr. bill
05-16-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,797
Posted By mr_bill

Hope Paul doesn't ride in NOLA. See this...

Hope Paul doesn't ride in NOLA.

See this (typoed) requirement for DRL:



Note.

"In use." We don't have to argue about where, because it's wherever in NOLA YAT.
05-13-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,309
Posted By mr_bill

Lucas Brunelle flows so well that after he...

Lucas Brunelle flows so well that after he clobbered a pedestrian while "flowing" through a red light, he tried to push her into a cab for the hospital. The cabbie objected, things quickly escalated...
05-06-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,691
Posted By mr_bill

He didn't see the Corolla coming? (The driver of...

He didn't see the Corolla coming? (The driver of the Corolla sure as hell saw him coming.)

-mr. bill
05-05-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By mr_bill

FFS. The question isn’t about reduce. (Patch...

FFS.

The question isn’t about reduce. (Patch your tubes until the patches have patches?)
It isn’t about reuse. (How many uses are there around the house?)
It’s about recycling.

So yeah, it’s...
05-03-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,831
Posted By mr_bill

Of course you haven't. And no matter how...

Of course you haven't.

And no matter how common it is, how much proof that it is common, it won't be common enough for you, it won't be proof enough for you.

Trying not to get this punted to...
04-19-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,344
Posted By mr_bill

Just a SWAG. I don’t thing there are any farmers...

Just a SWAG. I don’t thing there are any farmers on farmforums who are complaining about farmers driving on roads.

-mr. bill
04-06-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 888
Posted By mr_bill

https://youtu.be/D_sc9tqB81g -mr. bill

https://youtu.be/D_sc9tqB81g

-mr. bill
04-04-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,082
Posted By mr_bill

Another p.s. https://youtu.be/TSkwY9EuP5E ...

Another p.s.

https://youtu.be/TSkwY9EuP5E

And, highly recommend Rev Laura Everett’s short book “Holy Spokes.”

I guess by definition, whatever she rides is a pastoorfiet.
...
04-04-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,082
Posted By mr_bill

I’m lucky that I can walk to a LBS and get a...

I’m lucky that I can walk to a LBS and get a dutch bike.

From your story, it sounds like bridges were burned. (Passive voice, not judging who held the matches.)

Anyhow, there are a few US LBS’s...
03-30-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By mr_bill

https://i.imgur.com/7t4i0Zc.jpg -mr. bill

https://i.imgur.com/7t4i0Zc.jpg

-mr. bill
03-25-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,179
Posted By mr_bill

Sigh. Peak estimates of the carbon footprint...

Sigh.

Peak estimates of the carbon footprint of manufacture and transportation to point of sale for a bicycle is 150 Kg CO2 equivalent.

That's about 60 gallons of gasoline. Or less than three...
Forum: Northeast
03-25-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10,142
Views: 1,248,603
Posted By mr_bill

Just a pic of the new Arlington High School...

Just a pic of the new Arlington High School entrance.

With old bike parking at capacity.

Plus a few bikes locked where they aren't supposed to be.

Plus many more bikes locked (off frame)...
03-23-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,309
Posted By mr_bill

M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 14 -mr. bill

M.G.L. Chapter 90 Section 14

-mr. bill
03-23-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,309
Posted By mr_bill

True fact. In Massachusetts, people on bikes...

True fact.

In Massachusetts, people on bikes don’t have to stop for stopped school busses.

People on school busses don’t know this.

I always stop.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
03-23-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10,142
Views: 1,248,603
Posted By mr_bill

Lots of medical appts. Out to Lexington for...

Lots of medical appts.

Out to Lexington for blood tests on Friday. What a gorgeous day.

Some Zwifties emerged from their bike caves, riding in a small group and yacking. May they quickly learn...
03-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,050
Posted By mr_bill

Welcome to Bike Forums. Sorg67 hasn't...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Sorg67 hasn't visited bike forums for several months, so if he does pop in it would be great to hear how he's doing.

However, my RALP (I laugh every time at that...
03-11-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,224
Posted By mr_bill

Can't tell if it is boos or ahs unless you tell...

Can't tell if it is boos or ahs unless you tell us what color. [insert silly smiley face]

Hoping for a speedy delivery for you.

-mr. bill
03-08-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,224
Posted By mr_bill

Stores that sell higher end saddles will sell you...

Stores that sell higher end saddles will sell you a higher end saddle - usually with a trial period - even if you didn't buy the bike from them. Don't hesitate. Ask.

(I still use a cut-out saddle...
03-07-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By mr_bill

Makes me wonder. And it makes me think of...

Makes me wonder.

And it makes me think of the couple, their family, friends, and acquaintances.

And it makes me wonder what their family, friends, and acquaintances would think of bikeforums.
...
03-07-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By mr_bill

I had a problem with a tire order at Amazon ONCE,...

I had a problem with a tire order at Amazon ONCE, ten years ago. The tires arrived in large plastic bags but the bead was damaged in shipping.
(Wow, amazing how poor cameras on smart phones were a...
03-04-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,844
Posted By mr_bill

Full stop. Maybe you want to consider why you...

Full stop. Maybe you want to consider why you want to share your inexperienced views on safety here?

(I have ridden through such intersections. I also blow a kiss to the ghost bikes installed at...
03-01-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,378
Posted By mr_bill

This subforum is dead. See this thread. ...

This subforum is dead.
See this thread.
q.e.d.

-mr. bill
03-01-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,039
Posted By mr_bill

I have a buttload* of hideous football kit that I...

I have a buttload* of hideous football kit that I only ever wore on the pitch.

But I recently hung up my boots** after my Achille's tendon gave out.

Question, if I wear a Tottenham jersey while...
Forum: Northeast
03-01-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10,142
Views: 1,248,603
Posted By mr_bill

Walked to BI in Lexington (on the Bedford Line)...

Walked to BI in Lexington (on the Bedford Line) yesterday because I was worried about the ice on the Minuteman.
Shoulda taken the bike. Minuteman was gorgeous. Sigh. Wonderful walk though.
...
02-24-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By mr_bill

He lives around the corner. p.s. Little...

He lives around the corner.

p.s. Little known fact. Dilithium alone propels a starship at 1 furlong/fortnight. Warp drive is rounding.
"Cap'n, we can't round anymore, she'll tear herself apart!"...
02-24-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,167
Posted By mr_bill

This thread is of course not going well. ...

This thread is of course not going well.

James Ray Jones has been charged with leaving the scene AND manslaughter.

But please, stop speculating, without evidence, on how Christopher West may be...
Forum: Northeast
02-23-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10,142
Views: 1,248,603
Posted By mr_bill

Glorious short ride on my Frankndale. The...

Glorious short ride on my Frankndale. The Minuteman is slowly flattening for me.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
02-22-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10,142
Views: 1,248,603
Posted By mr_bill

Rode home from oncology again. Got lightly...

Rode home from oncology again. Got lightly drizzled on.

Two more appointments next week, another in four weeks, and then a whole two months off, maybe?


Anyhow, the Blue Bikes clean up nice:...
02-21-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,344
Posted By mr_bill

Oh, I’ve walked to lots more than a couple or...

Oh, I’ve walked to lots more than a couple or three town halls and city halls.

I even walked to Fenway Park for my covid shots, walked to the hospital bunches of times, even when I couldn’t “walk”...
02-21-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,344
Posted By mr_bill

This barely has anything to do with cycling, but....

This barely has anything to do with cycling, but.

We have more people in my town's 5 square miles than in all of Des Moines County's 530 square miles. And we are far more diverse, though that's a...
02-19-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,164
Posted By mr_bill

The "misleading 'no twisty pic'" is where Kent...

The "misleading 'no twisty pic'" is where Kent was killed.

Please, just stop. Stop. Stop. Nobody but you cares about the "twisties." Stop.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
02-17-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10,142
Views: 1,248,603
Posted By mr_bill

There were only a couple of dicey spots along the...

There were only a couple of dicey spots along the Charles. Part of the reason to bum a ride was for reconnaissance. The dog walkers were early in the day, conditions quickly improved.

BTW, all the...
Forum: Northeast
02-16-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10,142
Views: 1,248,603
Posted By mr_bill

This morning, one dog couldn't wait, so the...

This morning, one dog couldn't wait, so the humans are cleaning up and all the other dogs are way beyond patient.

I don't think I could manage this if I was a dog, and I know I couldn't as a...
02-16-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,164
Posted By mr_bill

You know who I know? See if you can connect the...

You know who I know? See if you can connect the dots while you are urinating on his grave.

-mr. bill
02-16-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,164
Posted By mr_bill

Here...

Here (https://www.google.com/maps/@30.4398525,-94.7147086,3a,32.2y,270.38h,80.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scDm1YCvqUnTmGz1IdawxFw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e3) are your "twisties." The "twisties" have...
Forum: Northeast
02-13-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10,142
Views: 1,248,603
Posted By mr_bill

Continuing my leaner’s permit adventures in...

Continuing my leaner’s permit adventures in motorcars, drove down and back to Newport Rhode Island for The Newport Biennial. Very thankful that I had an artist in residence in the passenger seat...
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