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    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...
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    Sticky: 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...
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    Or behind the keyboard of a computer. :rolleyes:

    Or behind the keyboard of a computer. :rolleyes:
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    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...
  5. Can't get here soon enough IMO.

    Can't get here soon enough IMO.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    I'm riding a Nokia Hakkepalitta front and...

    I'm riding a Nokia Hakkepalitta front and Schwalbe rear.
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    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...
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    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...
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    Whew, rainy commute today or what??

    Whew, rainy commute today or what??
  17. 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-...
  18. 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...
  19. ** 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. Define: "BICYCLIST" or let's at least get clear on the concept!

    BICYCLIST: ??

    For me it's simple: A "bicyclist" is a person riding a bicycle.

    When I advocate for cycling I advocate for "people who ride bicycles" NOT for any exclusive subset, who may deem...
  24. Wow. In my previous post I reference an old...

    Wow. In my previous post I reference an old elitism I found intolerable in the old League of American WheelMEN.

    I guess it still exists when it comes to advocacy today. I prefer advocacy that...
  25. The quote below comes from the link in my...

    The quote below comes from the link in my original post. In a "rural" setting almost 4 times as many accidents occur at non-intersections but that only makes sense doesn't it?- I mean, fewer...
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