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01-13-19, 04:33 PM
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Posted By capejohn

Wickid Pissah

Wickid Pissah
12-23-18, 07:24 AM
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Views: 386,416
Posted By capejohn

December Full Moon Bike Ride Video

https://vimeo.com/307911956
12-10-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,329
Posted By capejohn

I put on headphones, close my eyes and before...

I put on headphones, close my eyes and before long I'm at a wonderful concert.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By capejohn

Annually this time of year, I volunteer to drive...

Annually this time of year, I volunteer to drive the Salvation Army Bell Ringers to their destinations. I like to ride my bike the six miles to the office. It’s usually my introduction to winter...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By capejohn

p.s. I do most of my forum activity at...

p.s. I do most of my forum activity at bikejournal.com. I usually post videos of bike events I work as a videographer or simply bring my camera on group rides. Below is a video of a fundraiser I did...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By capejohn

Commuting for a few weeks

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I retired from my daily commuting job in June of 2010. Since...
10-28-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By capejohn

We have very mild winters here on the South Coast...

We have very mild winters here on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Breezes from the 70 degree ocean temperatures keeps our average summer temperatures in the 80's and the 38 ish winter waters gives...
01-04-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,738
Posted By capejohn

I ride every day in single digit and low teen...

I ride every day in single digit and low teen temperatures the gym, the market and putzing around town. It's not a big deal.
11-25-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 386,416
Posted By capejohn

Do videos count?

Full moon ride video.
https://vimeo.com/241299602
Forum: Commuting
11-25-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By capejohn

In my commuting days I also had a locker and a...

In my commuting days I also had a locker and a shower. I bought an iron and board, had all the toiletries, a decent pair of shoes and some backup clothing stored like underwear, a shirt etc. I used...
08-11-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,094
Posted By capejohn

Happy retirement: Since I retired in 2010 I'm...

Happy retirement: Since I retired in 2010 I'm living like a teenager. I ride every day around town and do two or three long rides a week. I don't go fast any more but I do average about 180 miles...
04-24-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By capejohn

2800 plus did the ride this year. 300 of us put...

2800 plus did the ride this year. 300 of us put our bikes on trucks near South Station, took the commuter rail to Southboro and rode the four miles to the start in Hopkinton. Some rode both ways,...
04-24-17, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By capejohn

Nice video. I rode the Midnight Marathon Ride for...

Nice video. I rode the Midnight Marathon Ride for the 4th time this year. It's the first time it wasn't really cold. It's one of my favorite events. I did a video HERE (https://vimeo.com/213549953)
02-14-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,690
Posted By capejohn

I have done a few. I'll link you to my tours...

I have done a few. I'll link you to my tours and you can peruse and maybe get some insight and ideas.
Click Here (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/directory/?o=tS&user=capejohn&v=M)
02-12-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,622
Posted By capejohn

My post wasn't to be harsh. It was my intent to...

My post wasn't to be harsh. It was my intent to lighten things up.
02-11-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,516
Posted By capejohn

Riding in the snow in New England can be fun. Or...

Riding in the snow in New England can be fun. Or should I say usually is fun.
Click Here (https://vimeo.com/198375293) for the video
(https://vimeo.com/198375293)
02-11-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,464
Posted By capejohn

Even though we are in plain sight, some people...

Even though we are in plain sight, some people don't see us. I have noticed people looking right at me and I can tell they don't see me because it's not something they expect to see....
02-11-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,622
Posted By capejohn

Before I read any reply I thought. boy this guy...

Before I read any reply I thought. boy this guy is going to get hammered. And you did. Good for you. :beer:
02-11-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By capejohn

Fractured clavicle is the badge of honor for bike...

Fractured clavicle is the badge of honor for bike riders, especially if you race. The good thing is that they usually heal nicely.
02-11-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 31,559
Posted By capejohn

You may have been able to get a better deal but...

You may have been able to get a better deal but so what. Enjoy your new bike and don't second guess your choice.
02-11-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,817
Posted By capejohn

Good choice. Actually any bike is a good choice...

Good choice. Actually any bike is a good choice if you use it. As to resale. Not many of us sell bikes. We collect them.
02-11-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By capejohn

Pretty good video and music. Happy Birthday. ...

Pretty good video and music. Happy Birthday. Next time ride faster so you can get the whole thing in before the batteries die. I do a lot of riding in and around Lafayette CO where #1 son lives....
01-30-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,874
Posted By capejohn

Tennis, grocery shopping, liquor runs, beach.the...

Tennis, grocery shopping, liquor runs, beach.the fitness club. In short pretty much ride to anything within five miles.
11-23-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,612
Posted By capejohn

It's something that we adjust to doing. If you...

It's something that we adjust to doing. If you ride in the cold, it's no big deal. If you don't, you kind of thing those who do are a bit off.
10-06-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,539
Posted By capejohn

Over the past few years, kids biking to middle...

Over the past few years, kids biking to middle school in my town has increased dramatically. I am constantly biking around town and the number of kids on bikes is refreshing. The town also has a...
10-06-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,311
Posted By capejohn

I was having the same problem for a long time. ...

I was having the same problem for a long time. On a whim, I began going to yoga classes. All that stretching and movement has allowed me to ride comfortably again, and I am able to turn and look...
09-11-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By capejohn

Sometimes It's Just A Simple Day

https://amidnightrider.com/2016/09/11/a-simple-day/
09-11-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,782
Posted By capejohn

I'm with you on a couple of points. I do like...

I'm with you on a couple of points. I do like solo and group rides. However, because I always carry and use a camera when riding, I end up quite often riding by myself in group rides.
Forum: Touring
08-25-16, 05:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By capejohn

When I rode the GAP, I got on my bike in...

When I rode the GAP, I got on my bike in Pittsburgh and started riding. The only planning I did was to get to Pittsburgh on a certain day. It's an easy ride to Cumberland and there are plenty of...
08-25-16, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By capejohn

I have been told often that hills and wind are...

I have been told often that hills and wind are our friends. Really? In all my years of riding I have never looked forward to meeting a friend named wind or hill.
08-25-16, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By capejohn

The 102 miles we did on day one of the tour from...

The 102 miles we did on day one of the tour from Fairhaven to P-Town was mostly on quiet back roads and bike paths. We did around 20 miles on bike friendly 6A from Sandwich to Dennis and a couple of...
08-23-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By capejohn

Short Tour of Cape Cod

I posted this on the Touring section, but because most of my posts are in the 50 +, I also added it here.

Last week, and at the last minute, I asked for a route from Bourne to Provincetown on...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By capejohn

Short Tour of Cape Cod

Last week, and at the last minute, I asked for a route from Bourne to Provincetown on Cape Cod. I also downloaded a route onto my Garmin Edge Touring GPS. As often happens when on tour, planning...
08-17-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By capejohn

Thanks for that advice. We have moved up our...

Thanks for that advice. We have moved up our ride to Thursday morning and will be using your directions. We were able to get accommodations for the night in Truro. The reason for the extra day is...
Forum: Touring
08-17-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By capejohn

Bourne To Provincetown Routing Assistance

I am riding to Provincetown on Thursday August 18 with a 16 year old, and am looking for a route from Bourne to Truro. All I can find online is the PMC route which adds a lot of extra miles.
This...
08-17-16, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By capejohn

Cape Cod Route Help

I am riding to Provincetown on Friday August 19 with a 16 year old and am looking for a route from Bourne to Truro. All I can find online is the PMC route which adds a lot of extra miles.
This is a...
08-08-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By capejohn

Summer Bike Tour

I had to cancel in June and figured 2016 would be the year to break the annual bike touring streak. Things are working out. A young son of a good friend wants to do a 90 mile ride to Provincetown,...
Forum: Touring
05-28-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,962
Posted By capejohn

I'm leaving for my annual tour on June 3. Four,...

I'm leaving for my annual tour on June 3. Four, five, six or maybe seven days riding Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. i have no plans on where to go or where to stay, I'm going to wing it.
05-03-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By capejohn

I have done this ride 8 times and have always...

I have done this ride 8 times and have always parked in Staten Island. It's an easy getaway.
05-03-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By capejohn

It wasn't bad till around 10:30. I was in the...

It wasn't bad till around 10:30. I was in the first start group and finished around 11:30 so I only suffered for an hour. It was an hour of cold rain, wind and that last 7 miles of climbing on the...
05-03-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By capejohn

NYC Five Boroughs and the Boston Midnight Marathon Rides

There are two really great rides in the Northeast. One in Boston (https://amidnightrider.com/2016/05/02/nyc-five-boroughs-ride/) , that this year drew over 3000 riders. Two weeks later 32,000 rode...
02-15-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By capejohn

It's often very practical to rent a bike on my...

It's often very practical to rent a bike on my travels. It's great for sight seeing, visiting landmarks and evening dinners. I often wonder what it would be like to bring a bike to a high end...
Forum: Touring
02-14-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,198
Posted By capejohn

You just saved me a lot of money. Thanks

You just saved me a lot of money. Thanks
01-25-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By capejohn

I'm waiting for my set of studded tires. They...

I'm waiting for my set of studded tires. They were difficult to find locally and online at this late date. I have a mix of bare streets and never plowed bike path so 700x35 with 130 studs should...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,363
Posted By capejohn

I don't remember your accident in 2012, I may...

I don't remember your accident in 2012, I may have missed it, but am happy to see things getting back to normal for you. I very seldom visit the commuter section since retiring in June of O 10 and...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,363
Posted By capejohn

It's good to see your still commuting and still...

It's good to see your still commuting and still talking about it here.
12-28-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,560
Posted By capejohn

Too many carbs and too much sugar get converted...

Too many carbs and too much sugar get converted into insulin. The excess insulin is stored in our bellies. To get rid of the gut fast, find an eating plan that cuts down both of those belly fat...
12-18-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,380
Posted By capejohn

The Drunk Driving laws in Austin are very strict....

The Drunk Driving laws in Austin are very strict. I would have a very difficult time walking back to my hotel at night. For those two reasons, when I do my annual visit to Austin, I always rent a...
12-06-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By capejohn

Rides like your Solstice one are great fun....

Rides like your Solstice one are great fun. Newport R.I. Ten Speed Spoke (http://www.tenspeedspokes.com/) bike shop organizes a shortest day of the year ride. They also do a longest day in June. ...
11-05-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,602
Posted By capejohn

Two days ago I got on the East Bay path and rode...

Two days ago I got on the East Bay path and rode the other way. To Providence, over the Washington Bridge. Through Providence, Pawtucket, Cenral Falls and into Cumberland to get to Blackstone River...
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