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Forum: Touring
03-02-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,138
Posted By thehum

Update: I'm going to Austin TX to ride around...

Update: I'm going to Austin TX to ride around Texas Hill Country on the ACA route! (thanks Mev and BlarneyHammer for the suggestion, I wouldn't have thought to go there otherwise!) Thank you everyone...
Forum: Touring
01-29-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By thehum

tHANK YOU i"M wORKING oN cOMMUICCATING...

tHANK YOU i"M wORKING oN cOMMUICCATING CONFIDENTly
:)
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,413
Posted By thehum

Ditto. I love my quad lock but haven't done...

Ditto. I love my quad lock but haven't done rain-navigation with the waterproof case yet. Glad to know I can :)

Also,vI used to have a lifeproof case and can also attest that touchscreen is...
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,138
Posted By thehum

Wow, so you when you say it gets it over with in...

Wow, so you when you say it gets it over with in a hurry, do you mean a matter of minutes, hours, or days?
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,138
Posted By thehum

Have you ridden the AZ roads before? Any insight...

Have you ridden the AZ roads before? Any insight into their condition?

Didn't realize Santa Barbara has an airport I can fly into, but I might just fly there and pick up where I left off on my...
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,138
Posted By thehum

Thanks for the link I have not seen the...

Thanks for the link I have not seen the interactive ACA map before!

Which route do you think you'll be taking? I've heard mixed reviews about the roads/shoulders in AZ. Anyone have insight into...
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By thehum

I’ve been rocking Ergon GP-1 size small on...

I’ve been rocking Ergon GP-1 size small on nashbar butterfly’s since 2009. On my 3rd pair of ergons on butterflys since the rubber seems to wear our and become sticky after a couple of years./ Love...
Forum: Touring
01-25-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,138
Posted By thehum

Wow thanks for these fantastic suggestions...

Wow thanks for these fantastic suggestions everyone!

1. Continuing where I left off from LA down the coast to San Diego is tempting. Iíve done a day century from Idllwyld to Carlsbad before so I...
Forum: Touring
01-24-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,138
Posted By thehum

1-week Winter Escape Tour - Souhtwest/Southern US Ideas?

Hi all, I'm currently a grad student in Boston looking to escape the New England winter for spring break in mid-March and do a 5-6 day tour in a warmer climate, 50-70miles/day. Currently...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,661
Posted By thehum

I was running 1x9 because I ride in a relatively...

I was running 1x9 because I ride in a relatively flat city 90% of the time, but the capreo doesn't have a great range on the lows so any kind of touring meant installing the second front chainring,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,661
Posted By thehum

I was running 1x9 because I ride in a relatively...

I was running 1x9 because I ride in a relatively flat city 90% of the time, but the capreo doesn't have a great range on the lows so any kind of touring meant installing the second front chainring,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,661
Posted By thehum

Alfine 11 on Bike Friday - pedal drag?

Anyone out there riding a folding bike with a shimano alfine 11 internal gear hub? Do you also notice drag while pedaling?

I had a my LBS install a Shimano Alfine 11 a few months ago on my Bike...
Forum: Northeast
03-10-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8,909
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By thehum

This was my Friday commute: ...

This was my Friday commute:

https://vimeo.com/61440630
Forum: Northeast
10-30-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8,909
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By thehum

Went out riding around Cambridge/Boston...

Went out riding around Cambridge/Boston yesterday, and it was very, very windy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=BlVuABMofDI

I rode to the water with two other friends, where there were lots of...
Forum: Northeast
03-14-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8,909
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By thehum

Last night half of Boston lost power:...

Last night half of Boston lost power: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6981421739_3581a9c85d_z.jpg
Police cruiser lights practically lit up the city:...
01-20-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,227
Posted By thehum

Hah, this is inspiring; I'm in my 20s, and here...

Hah, this is inspiring; I'm in my 20s, and here in Boston bike-dates have become a normal thing, fortunately. For the few non-biker ladies I've dated, when asked why it didn't work out, all I had to...
Forum: Northeast
01-17-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8,909
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By thehum

Last night it snowed during my commute home. ...

Last night it snowed during my commute home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dpKR2JaOg2g

Today all the snow was gone.
01-11-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By thehum

Awesome! I think Josh(BikeSafeBoston) hired a...

Awesome! I think Josh(BikeSafeBoston) hired a graphic artist to design these, so I could understand why they're trying to design the cards themselves rather than releasing an "open source" version...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-12, 02:53 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 55,042
Posted By thehum

http://thehum.bostonbiker.org/files/2010/07/SDC103...

http://thehum.bostonbiker.org/files/2010/07/SDC10377.jpg

Nashbar Trekking bars, Ergon Grips, TrueValue Bucket, Zildjian 8" splash, LP jam block/cowbell
Forum: Commuting
01-07-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By thehum

He has a pretty awesome blog...

He has a pretty awesome blog (http://bikesafeboston.com) and twitter feed (https://twitter.com/#!/bikesafeboston)where he talks about stuff he uses on occasion you should definitely check out.
01-06-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,416
Posted By thehum

Very sorry to hear about your unfortunate...

Very sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident, you're right, storm grates can be dangerous. However, the storm grates on the bridge are fairly small, slightly recessed, and the slits run...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By thehum

Awesome! You're very welcome, just trying to do...

Awesome! You're very welcome, just trying to do my small part for a worthy cause :thumb:

P.S. love your sig, it gave me quite a good laugh
01-05-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By thehum

Bike Accident Report Cards for Your Wallet! Help Make it Come to Your State!

Great things are happening here in Boston; bike accident lawyer Josh Zisson (http://www.bikesafeboston.com) created the awesome Bike Accident Report Card (http://bikesafeboston.com/cards)for us here...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-12, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By thehum

Bike Accident Report Cards for Your Wallet! Help Make it Come to Your State!

Great things are happening here in Boston; bike accident lawyer Josh Zisson (http://www.bikesafeboston.com) created the awesome Bike Accident Report Card (http://bikesafeboston.com/cards)for us here...
01-05-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,416
Posted By thehum

This is an example of how bike lanes encourage...

This is an example of how bike lanes encourage riders to learn to ride with traffic. On a macro scale, when lots of people make the decision to ride less on sidewalks (which is slow and dangerous on...
12-31-11, 03:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,416
Posted By thehum

I thought this too. A one-lane bottleneck is a...

I thought this too. A one-lane bottleneck is a one-lane bottleneck. And actually, the bottleneck is really in the intersections. Livable Streets blogger Steve miller points this out: Full post...
12-30-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,416
Posted By thehum

Exactly my point. Thanks for chiming in, and glad...

Exactly my point. Thanks for chiming in, and glad to see you're still around.
12-30-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 115,691
Posted By thehum

I started this thread over at bostonfixed...

I started this thread over at bostonfixed (http://bostonfixed.us/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=3043), which has taken a life of its own. here's my latest:
...
12-29-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,789
Posted By thehum

There are some more updates on this story over at...

There are some more updates on this story over at BostonBiker (http://bostonbiker.org/2011/12/28/cyclist-killed-in-collision-with-18-wheeler-in-cambridge/)
12-28-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,416
Posted By thehum

As degnaw pointed out, one 10-foot car lane was...

As degnaw pointed out, one 10-foot car lane was removed and split into two 5-foot bike lanes, which is pretty good considering most other bike lanes in Boston are 4-feet wide. I was at the public...
12-28-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,416
Posted By thehum

BU Bridge Bike Lanes Complete! (Major Bike Advocacy Victory 3 years in the works)

*Title typo:Advocacy not Advcacy

It's been three years since discussion began to install bike lanes on the BU Bridge, and two years since plans for bike lanes were finalized and construction...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,159
Posted By thehum

This is not the first time CM has circle-corked...

This is not the first time CM has circle-corked an intersection.

Ironically enough, riding Boston critical mass a few years ago for the first time was an inspiration for me to become involved in...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By thehum

Boston Hubway Bike Share Coming: Tell the City Where You Want Rental Stations

In case you haven't heard, bike share is coming to Boston this month (http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-21/news/29460074_1_bike-bicycles-kiosks), and the city wants your input.



Here's the...
Forum: Northeast
05-03-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By thehum

New England Bicycle Expo: May 7-8

Anyone else on here going? Happening in Somerville, MA. Just got my tickets.

http://www.newenglandbicycleexpo.com/ (http://www.newenglandbicycleexpo.com/)
Forum: Northeast
02-19-11, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8,909
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By thehum

+1, one with nice wide fenders. This week's...

+1, one with nice wide fenders.

This week's the first week since October/November that I've rode without all my winter dress, and it was wonderful. I, for one, welcome the muddy season.
Forum: Northeast
01-24-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8,909
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By thehum

"feels like" -4degrees F in Boston. but I'll see...

"feels like" -4degrees F in Boston. but I'll see y'all out there.
Forum: Northeast
01-24-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By thehum

just saw this. Reporter in this Globe video...

just saw this.

Reporter in this Globe video (http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/downtown/2011/01/bicyclist_34_killed_in_downtow_2.html) says it might have to do with position of sunrise.
...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,909
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By thehum

It was super warm, and it was nice to strip down...

It was super warm, and it was nice to strip down to a light sweater, though I caught a car in Western Ave.'s new bike lane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eEjvn7MyhE

which I blogged about...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,227
Posted By thehum

I've met a few commuters who've bought folding...

I've met a few commuters who've bought folding bikes just so they can commute with their bikes on the MBTA commuter rail during peak hours. Even if you're here for a month, it could be worth it,...
09-26-10, 11:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,459
Posted By thehum

http://baufl.org/images/bauflpngfinal_xwwq.png ...

http://baufl.org/images/bauflpngfinal_xwwq.png

are sold as stickers at BAUFL.org (http://baufl.org/BAUFL_Campain_Stickers.html)

I actually adapted one of their graphics into my own functional...
09-23-10, 12:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,473
Posted By thehum

First of all, I had no idea this would turn into...

First of all, I had no idea this would turn into such a great discussion. Thanks for the questions, criticisms, and clarifications everyone. It's great to hear from people from all over the country. ...
09-20-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,473
Posted By thehum

So I just looked up the Massbike Coalition site,...

So I just looked up the Massbike Coalition site, and here's what they have to say (http://www.massbike.org/resourcesnew/bike-law/bike-law-update/) about 89.2...
09-20-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,473
Posted By thehum

I don't. If I'm sharing a lane drivers probably...

I don't. If I'm sharing a lane drivers probably won't see the sign or change lanes anyway.
09-20-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,473
Posted By thehum

There's a reason why the law citation is only on...

There's a reason why the law citation is only on the upper portion. The Change Lanes to Pass part it not part of the law and is intended as additional instruction for drivers on what to do when they...
09-20-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,473
Posted By thehum

Bicycle May Use Full Lane: Bike Mounted Sign

Hey everyone,

I finally got around to making a waterproof laminated "Bicycle May Use Full Lane" Sign to stick on the back of my bike to let drivers know I have a right to the road. Hopefully it'll...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By thehum

you must pick up the ticket in person at a...

you must pick up the ticket in person at a window. Or you can pay to fill out an application on a train (i've done this before) and bring it to the window to pick up a pass.
Forum: Northeast
09-19-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By thehum

Hey, the schedule is online here at the...

Hey, the schedule is online here at the BostonBikes site (http://www.bostonbikes.org/the-events/td-bank-mayors-cup-2/watch/). You should also consider riding the Hub On Wheels ride...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By thehum

Metro Boston: Boston Biker Forum and Blog Community

Boston-Area cyclists!

I just wanted to let you know about bostonbiker.org, an online community for boston-area cyclists. It provides:

Free Blogs for anyone to create
Discussion Forum

...
08-29-10, 12:01 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 91,149
Posted By thehum

moving to a new apartment five miles away, first...

moving to a new apartment five miles away, first of several loads:

http://thehum.bostonbiker.org/files/2010/08/SDC10363-1024x768.jpg (http://thehum.bostonbiker.org/2010/08/28/bike-move-phase-1/)
08-23-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By thehum

Boys' lobbying nets $50 bike lane fine

Even kids can be effective bike safety advocates:

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/brookline/2010/08/boys_lobbying_nets_50_bike_lan_1.html

Surprisingly, a $100 fine for dooring has existed...
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