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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-01-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By buzzman
Where I was in 60's and 70's? Well, yeah, I came...

Where I was in 60's and 70's? Well, yeah, I came in on that tide of ridership you mention. I was in Rhode Island and the youngest member of a small cadre of cyclists that resurrected an old cycling...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-01-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By buzzman
Thanks for this thread. It was kind of fun...

Thanks for this thread.

It was kind of fun to do a thread search of "Citibike" back to when the program first started and re read the prognosticators of doom at all levels. How it won't work,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-30-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By buzzman
I agree. I tend to favor the West Side MUP...

I agree.

I tend to favor the West Side MUP and cut over to it even if it takes me slightly off course- I don't mind the extra distance. It's far more pleasant, more scenic, better air. I ride it...
Forum: Northeast 01-26-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,723
Posted By buzzman
When I returned from Boston tonight the path was...

When I returned from Boston tonight the path was clear- it melted from the parking lot in Brighton, past the kiddie park, by the Boathouse. I expected the melt but I didn't expect the warm temps this...
Forum: Commuting 01-26-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,934
Views: 45,096
Posted By buzzman
Boston dodged the big storm. After last winter we...

Boston dodged the big storm. After last winter we deserved a break. Got some snow but not much and today much of it melted away. Even the bike path was easily passable.A nice ride in and a nice ride...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-22-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,310
Posted By buzzman
Or behind the keyboard of a computer. :rolleyes:

Or behind the keyboard of a computer. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting 01-15-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,961
Posted By buzzman
As of a week ago I am now back on the winter...

As of a week ago I am now back on the winter bike. Studs on an old Specialized Mountain bike. Taking the Charles River bike path for much of the way. One thing to remark on is that I have been using...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-15-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,901
Posted By buzzman
Can't get here soon enough IMO.

Can't get here soon enough IMO.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-09-15, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By buzzman
I am curious as to whether you currently ride in...

I am curious as to whether you currently ride in Boston or if you have ever ridden here.

And where in the US have you ridden or currently ride?. And where in Europe have you ridden to make such a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-08-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By buzzman
B.Carfree's contrarian commentary aside it's nice...

B.Carfree's contrarian commentary aside it's nice to feel included in the Overview:

<<A 60-year-old, life-long, dailycommuting bicyclist. He prefers direct routes to his destinations to save...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-15, 11:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,386
Posted By buzzman
I won't count the years of riding before age 16...

I won't count the years of riding before age 16 and my first official job at the A&P because it wasn't really commuting.

But started cycling to work in 1970 and have ridden to virtually every...
Forum: Northeast 04-28-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By buzzman
There are almost too many great climbs in MA and...

There are almost too many great climbs in MA and NH to list here. But certainly the loop around the Kancamangus Highway gives you some great climbs and vistas. In Massachusetts Mt. Greylock gives you...
Forum: Commuting 03-04-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,964
Posted By buzzman
Just realized today that I have managed to get...

Just realized today that I have managed to get through what's turning into Boston's snowiest coldest winter ever and never had to take the bus. Mostly because the city was shut down when the storms...
Forum: Commuting 03-01-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,964
Posted By buzzman
So, the other day I've got a minute to kill and I...

So, the other day I've got a minute to kill and I try to upload a picture of my bike parked in Boston and a little post about my studs handling the ice and a snarky comment about parking. It never...
Forum: Commuting 02-21-15, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,964
Posted By buzzman
Plodding along in the Boston tundra. My usual...

Plodding along in the Boston tundra. My usual route on the bike path is under somewhere between 6-8' of snow and ice so I'm doing my streets route, which is lined by 12' piles of snow at some...
Forum: Northeast 02-19-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,723
Posted By buzzman
I'm riding a Nokia Hakkepalitta front and...

I'm riding a Nokia Hakkepalitta front and Schwalbe rear.
Forum: Commuting 02-13-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,203
Posted By buzzman
Still doing my daily commute from Newton into...

Still doing my daily commute from Newton into downtown Boston. No more bike path, too bad because I could avoid cars entirely if the path were plowed consistently. Instead it's a streets route as I...
Forum: Northeast 02-13-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,723
Posted By buzzman
Just checking in with the Boston crowd. I'm still...

Just checking in with the Boston crowd. I'm still managing to get around by bike these days but its a challenge.

The grid lock downtown makes it really tough.

People who don't wipe off their...
Forum: Northeast 12-09-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,723
Posted By buzzman
Whew, rainy commute today or what??

Whew, rainy commute today or what??
Forum: Commuting 10-16-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,007
Posted By buzzman
I would like to re-emphasize the seemingly...

I would like to re-emphasize the seemingly innocuous "puddle". be it winter or midsummer puddles can conceal a myriad of dangers.

This past summer I had a rather serious crash at walking speed-...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-13-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,821
Posted By buzzman
Other than the fact that it was a statement...

Other than the fact that it was a statement included in the page linked in the OP...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-13-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By buzzman
** quote pulled from another thread.. Many...

** quote pulled from another thread..

Many times in these threads there is a great deal of advocacy for "cyclist education". Rather than simply dismissing these individuals as self destructive...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-12-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,821
Posted By buzzman
I guess you've kind of answered what I just asked...

I guess you've kind of answered what I just asked in the other thread I created to address this issue, which, for me, is a separate issue than the "come from behind issue" of the OP. If you don't...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-12-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By buzzman
While I understand the desire to expand the...

While I understand the desire to expand the definition to include some of the devices you mention, especially with regards making our streets and cities more people friendly and less auto centric, I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-12-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,821
Posted By buzzman
Looks like ILTB beat me to it but I will add a...

Looks like ILTB beat me to it but I will add a voice to the chorus. Yes, you are right I do have issues. I have issues with those who claim the moniker (self identify) as "cyclists" and presume to...
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