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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,818
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote] I have posted on several...

[/quote][/quote][/quote] I have posted on several threads my semi-quantitative use of a Relative Perceived Exertion Scale to set my pace for fitness, at an enjoyable level:[/url]My basic training is...
06-26-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By Jim from Boston

Not to be a Captain Bringdown, but since you...

Not to be a Captain Bringdown, but since you consider a helmet, "fun," a[/color]s usual on such threads, even after 10 replies, no one recommends a rearview mirror. Many subscribers comment that they...
06-25-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bridgestone RB-1 - Modify or Original?I had...

Bridgestone RB-1 - Modify or Original?I had posted to this thread:Unfortunately in 2012, I was hit from behind by a hit-and-run, who turned himself in the next day...[/color]

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06-25-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Jim from Boston

Cheap Entry Level Road Bike What is your price...

Cheap Entry Level Road Bike What is your price range if I may ask? I have posted previously: [/quote][/quote]Just last night, my 30-year-old son asked me about buying a bike though he is welcome to...
06-24-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Jim from Boston

Are there any booties/toe warmers that will work...

Are there any booties/toe warmers that will work with non-cycling shoes? [/quote]I have previously posted about using Totes shoe covers, with additional Gore-Tex wrap-around covers for added...
06-23-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,197
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄[/quote] My wife and I are social ballroom...

˄˄˄˄[/quote] My wife and I are social ballroom dancers, and I have been an adult saxophone student, preferring Golden Oldies and the Big Bands.
06-23-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,197
Posted By Jim from Boston

Old farts music:lol: [/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote]Hey...

Old farts music:lol: [/quote] [/QUOTE][/quote]Hey man, :wtf:[/quote][/quote][/i]Indeed, his birthplace is a notable attraction onI have even attended two live Welk touring performances (after he...
06-21-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bike Gloves alternative [[/quote][/quote][/quote]...

Bike Gloves alternative [[/quote][/quote][/quote] [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]I have previously posted:I seek out those tan linesI was once asked if I am a golfer from that pattern, but I think golfers only...
06-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Jim from Boston

N+1 but do you have a favorite? [[/quote]I have...

N+1 but do you have a favorite? [[/quote]I have previously posted: [/quote]:rolleyes:[/quote][/quote]The Lamborghini wins hands down.[/color]
06-21-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Speaking of recovery after cresting a...

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Speaking of recovery after cresting a hill, I posted to this thread. “Oh No! i just realized that i coast too much” :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
06-21-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hills: Mash or Spin? [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] FWIW, I...

Hills: Mash or Spin? [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE] FWIW, I have posted about riding on the moderate hills of Metro Boston.[/url][/color]My basic training is to ride at my RPE of 50% for six miles to warm up,...
06-19-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Jim from Boston

.[color=#333333][/QUOTE]I have quoted this...

.[color=#333333][/QUOTE]I have quoted this diatribe by @B.Carfree on a few threads, including;:lol:[/quote][/quote]
06-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,611
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have posted myself about similar close...

I have posted myself about similar close occurences. [/QUOTE]
06-19-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,611
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄+100 to this attitude. I have similarly...

˄˄˄˄+100 to this attitude. I have similarly posted: [/quote][/quote][/color]

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06-19-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,611
Posted By Jim from Boston

If you get doored, whos at fault? ...

If you get doored, whos at fault? [/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]Having been hit from behind and securing a legal judgement, IMO the subsequent outcome was not worth the disabilities and hassles. So while...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Jim from Boston

First Commute Ditttoes to the above. FYA,...

First Commute

Ditttoes to the above. FYA, see this thread, "Describe Your Commute" (link).:thumb:.
06-18-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By Jim from Boston

Do you miss cycling? [/QUOTE] [/i]I have posted...

Do you miss cycling? [/QUOTE] [/i]I have posted about two occasions in my decades-long cycling lifestyle I was hampered from cycling.

For the past few years,My (our) hobby/amateur pursuit during...
06-17-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,197
Posted By Jim from Boston

Old farts musicA technologist about 30 years my...

Old farts musicA technologist about 30 years my junior mentioned that she admired and wanted to buy a house on Baker Street in her town. So I played the song for her and she knew it, and it captured...
06-16-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ I have previously...

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I have previously posted:[/quote][/quote][/color][/color]
06-16-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By Jim from Boston

The option to delete a thread is gone? [/QUOTE]On...

The option to delete a thread is gone? [/QUOTE]On a Living Car Free thread was a dust-up about deleting threads with (others') past posts. [/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote]˅˅˅˅[/color]
06-16-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote] FWIW, I previously posted to this...

[/quote] FWIW, I previously posted to this thread,"As a Bike Commuter - What kind of video content would you want to see?" [/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote] These videos are graphic and frightening...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,379
Posted By Jim from Boston

Waving[/QUOTE][/quote]Besides a nod, a “finger...

Waving[/QUOTE][/quote]Besides a nod, a “finger wave” is also casual and non-assertive, but acceptable.:rolleyes:[/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote][/quote][/color]
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,908
Views: 1,015,778
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]Nice hearing from you as a fellow cyclist...

[/QUOTE]Nice hearing from you as a fellow cyclist in my stomping grounds, NomarsGirl, diametrically opposite the usual Minuteman and Metrowest ride reports....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By Jim from Boston

Small backpack for an overnighter? I have...

Small backpack for an overnighter? I have investigated various seatbags meant for road bikes on this thread, “ Road bike Rear Rack...no eyelets" (link) and my choice is, I think the capacity of that...
06-07-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,471
Posted By Jim from Boston

People are Mesmerized[/QUOTE] I recently posted...

People are Mesmerized[/QUOTE] I recently posted to this recent thread, “Bike Accessories?” [/quote][/quote][/quote]On one Halloween,
06-04-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,861
Posted By Jim from Boston

ɅɅɅɅ There is a thread on the Northeast...

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There is a thread on the Northeast Regional Discussion Forum, that I consider the de facto Metro Boston thread that since 2009 IMO has maintained that comeraderie I found on Fifty-Plus...
06-04-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,861
Posted By Jim from Boston

Sign of the times? [/QUOTE]Thanks for the nod, ...

Sign of the times? [/QUOTE]Thanks for the nod, downhillmaster, though frankly my interpretation is diametrically opposite. So when I joined Bike Forums, I was a new kid on the block. When I found...
06-03-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,861
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄and...

˄˄˄˄and https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1200257-listening-music-via-headphones.html

ps: Thread has been closed.[/quote]
06-03-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,861
Posted By Jim from Boston

Sign of the times Senior Ryder 00, I note that...

Sign of the times Senior Ryder 00, I note that your avatar is entitled “Old bikes, older guy,” so you may be amused by my reply to this thread on the Fifty-Plus Plus Forum: [/quote][/quote]˅˅˅˅
Forum: Northeast
06-03-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Jim from Boston

I have been fitted by Back Bay Bikes, an...

I have been fitted by Back Bay Bikes, an excellent shop in Boston. They have a sister shop in Portsmouth, NH called Papa Wheelies (same owner, who lives up there).
05-31-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By Jim from Boston

Garmin Varia Radar vs Rear View Mirror or Camera ...

Garmin Varia Radar vs Rear View Mirror or Camera

I posted earlier with some skepticism about radar, but I was impressed by the above endorsements. Most of my riding in urban and near-suburban...
05-31-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,040
Posted By Jim from Boston

I am a laid-back guy. [/quote]I have previously...

I am a laid-back guy. [/quote]I have previously posted to several threads with this recurrent theme: [/QUOTE][/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]
Forum: Northeast
05-30-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,669
Posted By Jim from Boston

Researching to buy a decent bike for road and...

Researching to buy a decent bike for road and gravel
FWIW, I have previously posted about my buying strategy, with personal recommendations: To add to that good, general basic...
05-28-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ I have also perennially posted:[/i]

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I have also perennially posted:[/i]
05-28-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Jim from Boston

Bike Trip Status Update......Everything's...

Bike Trip Status Update......Everything's cancelled!!![color=#333333]All our normal larger organized rides in the Southeast have been cancelled.

I'm glad they are postponing the events. Heck, I'm...
05-28-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By Jim from Boston

Best Accessories to Start With?Only one out of 11...

Best Accessories to Start With?Only one out of 11 preceding replies recommends a rear view mirror. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,379
Posted By Jim from Boston

Earlier on this thread: [/QUOTE][/quote][/color]

Earlier on this thread: [/QUOTE][/quote][/color]
05-27-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Speaking of OCD, a colleague of mine and I...

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Speaking of OCD, a colleague of mine and I were discussing our mutual professional reports and he cited this adage, “Don’t let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good.” I replied that the nuns in...
05-27-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim from Boston

Completing a CRASH INTERUPTED RIDE ...

Completing a CRASH INTERUPTED RIDE [/QUOTE][/color][/i]I had a somewhat converse experience on an organized ride touted as a Century (The Third Annual Fifty-Plus Forum Ride held with the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Jim from Boston

If Metro Boston is en route, consider me a...

If Metro Boston is en route, consider me a resource. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,379
Posted By Jim from Boston

waving[/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]So to this...

waving[/QUOTE][/quote][/quote]So to this recurrent popcorn subject, I have previously posted my unwavering opinion:
[/color]I do have a seemingly unique greeting besides, or in addition to a wave. I...
05-26-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Jim from Boston

Hello fellow “seasoned” riders !...

Hello fellow “seasoned” riders ! [/QUOTE][/quote]Hi Tomm Willians,

Dittoes to all the above posts. Since you are such a well-appointed cyclist, if I may ask, how long have you been cycling?...
05-26-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]FWIW I replied about that to this...

[/QUOTE]FWIW I replied about that to this now-closed thread, “Listening to Music via Headphones?,” without comment about listening to music:[/quote]In particular for hilly curvy roads:...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8,908
Views: 1,015,778
Posted By Jim from Boston

Similarly, I had started a thread in 2015,...

Similarly, I had started a thread in 2015, "Describe Your Commute" as a listing of selected features of the Commute, with 109 replies:There have been changes since then, mainly in bikes and...
Forum: Northeast
05-25-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8,908
Views: 1,015,778
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote] Speaking of Holliston, again this thread...

[/quote] Speaking of Holliston, again this thread has wandered into my (and sherbornpeddler’s) little-reported sector of Metro Boston.

I have previously posted:[/quote][/color]
Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8,908
Views: 1,015,778
Posted By Jim from Boston

[color=#333333]...

[color=#333333] [/QUOTE][/quote][color=#333333]:lol: [/QUOTE]Two Golden Oldie songs come to mind::thumb:[/quote]
Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8,908
Views: 1,015,778
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote][/quote]I commute via Rte 1A from...

[/quote][/quote][/quote]I commute via Rte 1A from Dedham to Norwood, and it's a nice route, and is pretty good down to Walpole but I have better routes south of Norwood.That whole area, to include...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,049
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/quote][/quote] I’ve been following this, and...

[/quote][/quote] I’ve been following this, and the other companion threads from the beginning, and earlier posted, partly for the romantic intrigue, and also because[/quote]. In particular I...
05-22-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,489
Posted By Jim from Boston

˄˄˄˄ Actually, IMO in these discussions...

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Actually, IMO in these discussions about rearward traffic, I consider my main defense the use of a rearview mirror. Recently I participated (link) in a thread, to answer this complaint:...
05-22-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,489
Posted By Jim from Boston

Riding Solo Safety...

Riding Solo Safety [/quote][/quote][/quote]”Frankly my dear, I don’t think they will give a damn.” IMO, as a belligerent driver sees a slow poke cyclist ahead, their irritation will fester as they...
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