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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-29-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Jim from Boston
Nostalgic rides [/QUOTE]Thanks for this...

Nostalgic rides

[/QUOTE]Thanks for this thread, and the chance to reminisce. Since my most recent decades have been spent in Boston, I consider the whole riding environment here “contemporary,”...
Forum: Commuting 07-29-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 464
Posted By Jim from Boston
[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]I cycle commute at least 14...

[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]I cycle commute at least 14 miles,and longer, one way for fitness, so sweat is unavoidable. I do have shower facilities available, including towels but because I’m very busy on...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-29-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 170
Posted By Jim from Boston
Thanks for your reply, @NYMXer...

Thanks for your reply, @NYMXer (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=424062). I'm glad you got the message about at least one of the Fifty-Plus Annual Rides that were held in Boston in 2014 and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-29-16, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By Jim from Boston
Just yesterday, I posted about my concept of...

Just yesterday, I posted about my concept of Riding Safety Aphorisms ("The Sayings of Chairman Jim"), little sayings that come to mind when I encounter a situation where unseen dangers may lurk, such...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-28-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 170
Posted By Jim from Boston
Just my humble opinon, but count yourself lucky....

Just my humble opinon, but count yourself lucky. After my injury, I couldn’t wait to get back (start all over again), as I watched a perfect summer slip away. FWIW, I wrote to this thread, "Coping...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jim from Boston
I have previously posted [/QUOTE]While I’m a...

I have previously posted [/QUOTE]While I’m a mirror maven, I do like your comment about “the unrestricted sensory experience” which I think is enhanced by a mirror. In any case that is one of my...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jim from Boston
OTOH,as a diehard bike lover, including...

OTOH,as a diehard bike lover, including self-supported touring, road cycling and year-round cycle commuting for decades, I am in general well-satisfied with my accessories, and the prices, that are...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 05:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jim from Boston
One of my Riding Safety Aphorisms that I l keep...

One of my Riding Safety Aphorisms that I l keep in mind to stay safe is “When riding at night, look for cars, not just headlights.” More likely if a cager is driving without headlights, he/she is...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-27-16, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By Jim from Boston
+1. I’ve fallen four times within about six...

+1. I’ve fallen four times within about six months during the learning phase, all while stopping. My rule is even when thinking about slowing down or stopping, its a good idea to unclip one foot, the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-26-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Jim from Boston
A valuable tip I learned from Bike Forums...

A valuable tip I learned from Bike Forums courtesy of local Metro Bostonian, @buzzman (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=44085) , is to watch the front tires of a car rather than the body or the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jim from Boston
[/QUOTE]Well put. Though I promised not to post,...

[/QUOTE]Well put. Though I promised not to post, you nicely represented IMO, the main function of a mirror…not to avoid an imminent collision, but to anticipate and avoid in advance.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Jim from Boston
The video will spook you, but the damage was not...

The video will spook you, but the damage was not terrible, seemingly with carelessness by both parties. BTW, while I always ride wide of parked cars, I have had doors open just as I pass. On all...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 03:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Jim from Boston
[/QUOTE]For a terrifying real-time video of such...

[/QUOTE]For a terrifying real-time video of such a situation see this video (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/police-urged-to-charge-passenger-after-cyclist-cardoored-in-cbd-20140318-34zr2.html)...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Jim from Boston
Hi JoeyBike, I am assuming that this current...

Hi JoeyBike,

I am assuming that this current thread is a corollary to the concurrent A&S thread “Mirrors???.” After numerous posts to these mirror popcorn threads, I decided “No mas.” My most...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-23-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,189
Posted By Jim from Boston
Hi @Oddjob...

Hi @Oddjob (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=305894),

Thanks for that nice tribute to Detroit. I grew up there from the 1950s to the 1970s on the East Side near the City Airport and I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By Jim from Boston
Hey, thanks for your acknowledgement, @wphamilton...

Hey, thanks for your acknowledgement, @wphamilton (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=227213).By way of explanation (to our OP, et al) here’s my Annual Explanation of my Posting Philosophy and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By Jim from Boston
And yeah Jim, I definitely agree that mileage...

And yeah Jim, I definitely agree that mileage isn't the end-all for cycling fitness. The time component is also important.

I think I'll try to work into intervals at a reasonable rate on...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By Jim from Boston
FYA, I posted about cadence in my above-mentioned...

FYA, I posted about cadence in my above-mentioned training program, on a General Cycling Forum thread, “Cadence.”


My basic training is to ride at my RPE of 50% for six miles to warm up, then...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By Jim from Boston
FWIW, I recently posted about my...

FWIW, I recently posted about my self-developed,pragmatic training program based on "Relative Perceived Exertion" to a Training & Nutrition Forum thread, “commuter training.”
I’m still riding it,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-20-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By Jim from Boston
I replied just recently to this similar...

I replied just recently to this similar situation:


[/QUOTE]and,


[/FONT][/COLOR]Finally,

And
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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-19-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Jim from Boston
New Old Guy on the Road Dittoes to all the...

New Old Guy on the Road

Dittoes to all the above. I recently posted to this Fifty-Plus Forum, “Always fun watching a fellow 50+ take up this great sport.”

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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By Jim from Boston
Worst city for cycling? FYA, earlier this...

Worst city for cycling?

FYA, earlier this year I started two threads with the intent of getting descriptions of the cycling scene in various cities, intended for a visitor or newly located...
Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By Jim from Boston
Back in 1977, my wife and I crossed the country...

Back in 1977, my wife and I crossed the country on paved roads, self-supported with full loads, not knowing any better, on sew-up tires, probably 23C. :foo: (We had French Mercier road bikes.)

Our...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-18-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By Jim from Boston
Hey, I resemble that remark. :crash: In...

Hey, I resemble that remark. :crash:

In response to this Living Car Free Forum, “What is it like where you are” (in Boston, if you can't guess).

Boston gets its reputation from the narrow,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-18-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,506
Posted By Jim from Boston
on your left My call-out is “Coming up,” or...

on your left

My call-out is “Coming up,” or when farther away, just “Yo,” and then I prepare for the response. Many similar threads about passing note that often the pedestrian (or slower cyclist)...
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