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05-15-21, 06:24 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

We've been stretching our tandem mileage. Today...

We've been stretching our tandem mileage. Today we did 38.75. We could have hit 40 but I skipped on little loop because traffic was getting heavy. A nice day to ride.
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Forum: Northeast
05-15-21, 06:19 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I tried that once but I got wet and couldn't...

I tried that once but I got wet and couldn't breathe very well once the water got deep enough.:p

We took our tandem out again today. We're gradually increasing our mileage, did 38.75 miles today....
Forum: Northeast
05-14-21, 12:14 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Wow, green bikes where blue bikes ought to be,...

Wow, green bikes where blue bikes ought to be, unknown work on bike paths, commuting through traffic anyway! Lots of stuff going on. I took today off work and went for a ride on the Masi. Had to...
05-14-21, 12:07 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I took yet another Friday off from work and took...

I took yet another Friday off from work and took a bike ride. (What a great idea! A bike ride instead of work! Well, the company still owes me a few days from last year.) 28.55 miles on the Masi. Had...
05-11-21, 03:42 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

More tube length to apply more blue paint.

More tube length to apply more blue paint.
Forum: Northeast
05-10-21, 04:01 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Nice report. Looks like a good day! There...

Nice report. Looks like a good day!

There is a trick to negotiating stairs. Most people stand beside the bike, pick it up, and try to walk up or down stairs (remembering to pick up the bike so...
05-10-21, 10:28 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

As far as I know there haven't been many reports...

As far as I know there haven't been many reports of chicken rustlin' over the last few years.
05-09-21, 01:36 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

We took the tandem out for a spin, ended up with...

We took the tandem out for a spin, ended up with 31.55 miles. Maximum speed 27.2mph! We had some tailwind. Lots of traffic; rt 4 heading up toward Chelmsford was crazy. Still, the weather made up for...
05-07-21, 06:00 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

To my backside and legs sewups are smoother and...

To my backside and legs sewups are smoother and easier rolling, but what do I know?

You have the spare concept down pat.

+1 on tire sealant. The first time I had a puncture with one it sold me....
Forum: Northeast
05-07-21, 01:15 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I took another day off work today and rode the...

I took another day off work today and rode the Motobecane for 27.8 miles. The usual haunts.

The river is up, which isn't surprising after all the rain we've had lately....
05-07-21, 01:13 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

You guys are killing me with all the travelogue...

You guys are killing me with all the travelogue pics!
I took another day off work and rode the Motobecane for what DeLorme Street Atlas tells me is 27.8 miles. I could've sworn it was more like...
05-07-21, 01:05 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Maybe. A half-dollar bill would have cost only...

Maybe. A half-dollar bill would have cost only half as much, but you can recover that cost if the bill isn't too mangled.
05-07-21, 01:04 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

You couldn't feel the difference in the color of...

You couldn't feel the difference in the color of the tube? It's obvious! Orange is close to red, and red bikes are the fastest. Everyone knows that.


What DiabloScott said.
05-07-21, 01:00 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Do we need another blue bike? Of course we do! ...

Do we need another blue bike? Of course we do! (In any case, what's need got to do with it?)

From today's ride:

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride5.07.2021/HighWater.jpg
05-06-21, 10:19 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Sorry to be so long replying. I like this...

Sorry to be so long replying.

I like this bike very much, but I may have overstated the case for original equipment. I consider wheels and hubs to be more or less replaceable. If I recall...
05-03-21, 12:58 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

As the song used to go: I got sunburned on a...

As the song used to go:
I got sunburned on a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside I got the month of May...

Nice pics of what must hve been a really nice ride.
Forum: Northeast
05-02-21, 02:13 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Mike, nice! We took our tandem out early...

Mike, nice!

We took our tandem out early this morning with the expectation that it might be a tough day. The wind gusts made us decide to terminate the ride early. So we ended up with only 10.4...
04-30-21, 03:56 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Anyone know where I can get a new Like button? ...

Anyone know where I can get a new Like button? Mine is wearing out.
04-27-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

fabiofarelli, non-fixie, your pictures are...

fabiofarelli, non-fixie, your pictures are fantastic! And non-fixie, you are making me hungry.

I took today off work and went for a ride. Only about 30 miles through the towns west of Boston,...
04-27-21, 02:29 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Good point! With that I cannot quibble, for I...

Good point! With that I cannot quibble, for I have been there myself.

However I can state truthfully and proudly (which will certainly make a spoke break tomorrow) that I have never broken a spoke...
04-27-21, 03:30 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Sound reasoning. Of course the overarching...

Sound reasoning. Of course the overarching question on a wheel like that is "Why?"

When I first started riding 32's I thought I could feel the difference between a 32 and a 36, other things being...
04-24-21, 03:00 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

We took the tandem out again today for a bit...

We took the tandem out again today for a bit under 25 miles. If you weren't here you missed a gloriously spectacular day for riding, temps in the upper 60's this morning, just enough moderate wind...
04-23-21, 08:00 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

duh...you are correct.

duh...you are correct.
04-23-21, 03:05 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Not necessarily. It was "thing" back then, so I...

Not necessarily. It was "thing" back then, so I understand. Jobst Brandt's book talks about various spoke patterns and IIRC he says that tying/soldering the crossovers doesn't make much difference....
04-23-21, 02:53 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Count me in the column of those who did. Don't...

Count me in the column of those who did. Don't recall when I started. Probably 1975 or so.
Forum: Northeast
04-20-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Nice. I had the pleasure of riding it with Pastor...

Nice. I had the pleasure of riding it with Pastor Bob and Prowler, two fine gentlemen who hang out of the C&V forum, a few years ago. I rode my trusty UO8 which handled the gravel quite well.
04-19-21, 02:49 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Good ride reports, all. non-fixie , that cow must...

Good ride reports, all. non-fixie , that cow must be standing on the most amount of elevation difference in all of your fine country.:lol:

I went out twice today. First for about an hour on the...
04-19-21, 08:29 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

This riding area also has a number of horse...

This riding area also has a number of horse farms. Their scent is also distinkly different.
04-18-21, 07:50 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Pics! Or it didn't happen!

Pics! Or it didn't happen!
04-18-21, 02:19 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

One of the things I love about this thread is how...

One of the things I love about this thread is how I get to experience diverse parts of the world in adjacent posts, especially places I will likely never get to experience in person.

Today we took...
04-16-21, 09:01 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

A Swedish car and a Swedish-English dictionary in...

A Swedish car and a Swedish-English dictionary in back-to-back postings? Coincidence??? (Queue weird music...oooeeeoooooo).
04-14-21, 02:24 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I took today off work and we took the tandem out...

I took today off work and we took the tandem out to the BFRT (pronounced "brft" I suppose, a.k.a. Bruce Freeman Rail Trail). Started at Heart Pond, went up to Chelmsford, back south to the end just...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-21, 02:19 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I took today off work and we took the tandem out...

I took today off work and we took the tandem out to the BFRT (pronounced "brft" I suppose, a.k.a. Bruce Freeman Rail Trail). Started at Heart Pond, went up to Chelmsford, back south to the end just...
04-11-21, 10:00 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

My sweetie and I took the tandem out this...

My sweetie and I took the tandem out this morning, first road ride in over a year! Only 15 miles, a cool day, cloudy except during our short stop at the North Bridge. Up on the hill is the Buttrick...
Forum: Northeast
04-10-21, 05:02 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Sorry to read about your prostate cancer but sure...

Sorry to read about your prostate cancer but sure glad to hear you doing okay and riding. May you recover fully! And quickly.
04-10-21, 05:11 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Wow, that's different!

Wow, that's different!
04-08-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

He once rode the Kessel run in under twelve...

He once rode the Kessel run in under twelve parsecs.
04-08-21, 02:52 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Today being a stupendously lovely spring day, I...

Today being a stupendously lovely spring day, I went out for a 50 minute spin on the Motobecane this morning. No pics, just a tiny word report. I rode part of the commute I was doing up until this...
04-07-21, 07:30 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Yep. I had that happen with a slew of clincher...

Yep. I had that happen with a slew of clincher tubes. Never on a tubular though.

I haven't had a flat in over a year. Of course I went for a year without riding...
04-06-21, 02:54 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

You replaced the high heels? I say pics or it...

You replaced the high heels?
I say pics or it didn't happen.
04-04-21, 11:21 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Well harrumph. We have no more snow in this neck...

Well harrumph. We have no more snow in this neck of the woods. However it was still cool this morning when I started out.

Time to start riding the western suburbs again. It's been a year or more....
Forum: Northeast
04-04-21, 11:15 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Just a little spin from Bedford to Carlisle. And...

Just a little spin from Bedford to Carlisle. And back of course.

Passing through Concord:
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride4.04.2021/SleepyHollow.jpg
04-02-21, 03:55 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Unfortunately "flatten the curve" also means...

Unfortunately "flatten the curve" also means "fatten the curve".
04-01-21, 05:55 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I thought I posted earlier today but the note...

I thought I posted earlier today but the note doesn't seem to be here. Oh well.

We haven't ridden the tandem but once in the last 12 months and that for just 10 minutes. We were hoping to start...
03-30-21, 02:45 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Well, now I'm feeling ambiguous, or ambivalent,...

Well, now I'm feeling ambiguous, or ambivalent, or ambidextrous or something. Uncertain at least. I looked at the USA catalogs in bikeboompeugeot.com (I am forever grateful for people who maintain...
03-30-21, 01:29 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Yes, well, we had 55mph gusts yesterday so I did...

Yes, well, we had 55mph gusts yesterday so I did not ride. But I did get out today on a different French bike, the Motobecane, believed from lots of circumstantial evidence but no real proof, to be a...
03-29-21, 06:47 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Thanks for the note. I think I believe I remember...

Thanks for the note. I think I believe I remember that this was sold to me as an '83 but if you are sure it is '82 I will change my bike list to reflect that.

You can't see it on the black...
03-28-21, 02:20 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

:thumb: for the jab. (I got my second Moderna...

:thumb: for the jab. (I got my second Moderna shot a week or so ago.) I prepped my Motobecane for a spin this morning but the weather made me say no. I't been raining all day. So I rode indoors.
Forum: Northeast
03-28-21, 02:16 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Hi, Mike! You probably did pass me. (Nobody...

Hi, Mike! You probably did pass me. (Nobody passes me unless going the opposite direction.:p) Yeah, it has been a while. Hope you had a good year. We had a reasonable year and stayed healthy.
Forum: Northeast
03-28-21, 05:17 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

Thanks.

Thanks.
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