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06-03-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,041
Posted By AlmostTrick

Pedestrians have the right of way. Proceed with...

Pedestrians have the right of way. Proceed with the knowledge that every intersection, driveway, doorway etc. is a potential day or life wrecker.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,723
Posted By hrdknox1

I wave to cyclists, runners, and walkers because...

I wave to cyclists, runners, and walkers because I am having a great time. Most of the people I see routinely wave back at me, but there are a few who don't so I've stopped waving to them.
05-31-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Iride01

I ride with my son that uses a Garmin Varia and I...

I ride with my son that uses a Garmin Varia and I must say that I'm impressed with it. He doesn't enable the alert sound so he isn't bothered by the "alarm fatigue". Alarm fatigue is a real thing...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8,871
Views: 1,006,937
Posted By sherbornpeddler

Met a friend for a ride from Lincoln Sudbury High...

Met a friend for a ride from Lincoln Sudbury High School parking lot south along Water Row and River Road to one of the Sudbury centers and back. Bicycling is an ideal way to time travel through...
05-28-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By greatscott

Varia is another do nothing expensive...

Varia is another do nothing expensive technological piece of BS that people will buy because they love technology.

Why is it BS you scream? Because it does the same thing that a mirror will do if...
05-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,413
Posted By jon c.

Respect right of way. Everything else is...

Respect right of way.

Everything else is situational.
05-27-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By OldTryGuy

I ONLY had nuns in Kindergarten because parents...

I ONLY had nuns in Kindergarten because parents sent sister and me to Public School. Turns out that in that First Grade I met a girl that I went all through school with to H.S. Graduation rarely...
05-26-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute and have been using a...

I mostly commute and have been using a glasses-mount take-a-look mirror for decades. I also have a bar-end mirror on all my bikes. I usually see vehicles coming up behind me, but there are times...
05-26-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By wilsoncb

Good input. That video of the vehicle nailing...

Good input. That video of the vehicle nailing the guy at 55 is probably a bikers worse nightmare. To me it demonstrates what they don't consider about the bike passing rule that says a car needs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,723
Posted By shelbyfv

I think BF should require a grace period between...

I think BF should require a grace period between waving threads. This last one isn't even dead yet. https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1201682-some-cyclists-arrogance-6.html:foo: Maybe they...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8,871
Views: 1,006,937
Posted By rumrunn6

what? no Glory Days by...

what? no Glory Days by Springsteen?[/color][/color]
05-24-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,214
Posted By philbob57

There are a lot of situations in which a cable...

There are a lot of situations in which a cable lock is all that's needed - suburbs, especially higher end suburbs. On group rides, a cable lock can lock multiple bikes at once for, say, a lunch stop....
05-24-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,214
Posted By Miele Man

They're fairly compact and a lot of them will go...

They're fairly compact and a lot of them will go around a larger object than a U-type lock will. A lot of people use a cable lock as a snatch-and-ride preventative. That's where someone grabs an...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,032
Posted By rumrunn6

ah youth, I remember torturing Wifey w/ long...

ah youth, I remember torturing Wifey w/ long treks on skiis in Februray. she was a sport & passed the tests w/ flying colors. now I see my Daughter being tested by her fella with backpack camping &...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By noodle soup

I always mark the seatpost prior to moving it,...

I always mark the seatpost prior to moving it, and replace it to the original position.
05-21-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,190
Posted By downtube42

I think flag is probably not going to hurt. ...

I think flag is probably not going to hurt.

Note that when people yell, honk, blow smoke, and spin tires at you, that means they saw you, which is a good thing. They are not trying to kill you, so...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By rumrunn6

took me a long time to memorize my 22 work...

took me a long time to memorize my 22 work commute route. plotted in google, strapped a car gps to my bars, got lost a cpl times, had a flat once. started riving it in both directions instead of my...
05-20-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 961
Posted By mr_bill

Drive your drive. Ride your ride. You can’t...

Drive your drive. Ride your ride.

You can’t control others behind the wheels or behind the handlebars.

-mr. bill
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,032
Posted By Chrisp72

JImfromBoston...I guess I'll get into the...

JImfromBoston...I guess I'll get into the specifics of the situations as it's good for me to put it right in my head...

Sophie and I are both near 50 in age. She's a professed couch potato but is...
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By 2cam16

R.I.P. "Eddie Haskell"

Love the show and still watch it every morning. I didn't know he became a cop after acting:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/18/entertainment/ken-osmond-dead/index.html
05-18-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,453
Posted By Miele Man

Here's a video that shows how far away from a car...

Here's a video that shows how far away from a car you can be and still NOT be safe from a suddenly opened car door.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxExtgNYcFg

This one shows what can happen if...
05-18-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,453
Posted By AlmostTrick

Haha, thanks for the modified Hot Rod Lincoln...

Haha, thanks for the modified Hot Rod Lincoln video, Jim from Boston .
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By TakingMyTime

I couldn't have said it any better. His deadpan...

I couldn't have said it any better. His deadpan humor and ability to appear oblivious to what was really going on was priceless.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,032
Posted By alan s

If you are in better shape, carry all the gear...

If you are in better shape, carry all the gear and let her ride an unloaded bike. That should even things out until she is able and willing to carry more of the load.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,032
Posted By Chrisp72

Thanks for your input everyone!!! I'm...

Thanks for your input everyone!!!

I'm excited about the prospect of going on adventures together. This relationship shows a lot of promise after a very short time so I'm jumping in with both feet....
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,032
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps you're putting the cart before the...

Perhaps you're putting the cart before the horse..or the panniers in front of the rack..or..

I'd suggest you find a nice bike that fits her** and see if she'd like to go for a ride and if so, then...
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By canklecat

From the time he was on Fernwood Tonight or Mary...

From the time he was on Fernwood Tonight or Mary Hartman (I don't remember when I first saw him), Fred Willard always played Fred Willard. But he was brilliant at being that guy.

He was even in...
05-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By Russ Roth

You don't give nearly enough information about...

You don't give nearly enough information about your business and why you randomly sell bicycle accessories for anyone to give a reasonable answer to what you need. It can vary from place to place and...
05-17-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By hillyman

Presta valve caps, wheel reflectors and cassette...

Presta valve caps, wheel reflectors and cassette spoke protectors. All popular with the Roadies. A carbon fiber handlebar basket would be a hit.
05-13-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,184
Posted By phughes

Seriously people, do you listen for cars while...

Seriously people, do you listen for cars while driving a car? No, you use a mirror. This is ridiculous. If you choose to use earphones, use them, but be cautious as you always should. If you are...
05-12-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,184
Posted By DrIsotope

I almost spit out my cereal when I read that one....

I almost spit out my cereal when I read that one. Pull the other one while you're at it. On a typical 30 mile ride, I probably get passed by 400 cars-- because I trend toward lower traffic roads....
05-11-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,471
Posted By jefnvk

I like how the local Performance Bike used to do...

I like how the local Performance Bike used to do things: when they had multiple mechanics on duty, one was assigned to "quick" jobs. Need a tube changed, a new chain, an accessory you bought...
05-11-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,184
Posted By caloso

I don't see why this is so difficult. I call out...

I don't see why this is so difficult. I call out whenever I am passing. But I also don't assume they have heard me so I give them as much space as is safe. When I move to pass, I check over my...
Forum: Northeast
05-10-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Pfhlick

They are definitely heavy and not so nimble. I...

They are definitely heavy and not so nimble. I think they could be plenty useful, if you've got realistic expectations... $99/yr is cheaper than your own bike would be to own and maintain, so if it's...
05-10-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,229
Posted By rumrunn6

don't mind hearing from Californians. reminds me...

don't mind hearing from Californians. reminds me when we took the kids to San Fran one March for a friends party. I was walking barefoot on green grass in shorts & a t-shirt. we rented bikes & rode...
05-10-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 75,626
Posted By dedhed

You know you were replying to an almost 10 year...

You know you were replying to an almost 10 year old post?
05-09-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,229
Posted By parkbrav

May 9th and what can only be described as a freak...

May 9th and what can only be described as a freak round of cold Arctic air and non-accumulating snow showers up here in Rt 38 Boston. With a "cold snap" into the mid 40s by day, low 30s by night.
...
Forum: Northeast
05-09-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,871
Views: 1,006,937
Posted By rumrunn6

now I want cotton candy, fudge & to make spin art...

now I want cotton candy, fudge & to make spin art & maybe have a caricature artist draw me fishing
05-09-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,184
Posted By Camilo

Safe as long as you're a safe rider in general. ...

Safe as long as you're a safe rider in general. Hearing incoming traffic is not impaired in any way that impacts safety, and what does it tell you except not turn into the traffic- which is stupid...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8,871
Views: 1,006,937
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland on a 10-mile loop...

Took the Rawland on a 10-mile loop...
05-05-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,184
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am sorry Jim, I canít follow all the quotes...

I am sorry Jim, I canít follow all the quotes going back and forth. It is not you, I am an old guy who likes to follow thing linearly.

i use the Garmin Varia radar unit. I like the warnings that I...
05-05-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By livedarklions

Leather suit while riding a bicycle? Are you...

Leather suit while riding a bicycle? Are you familiar with the phenomenon of heat exhaustion?

Also, not sure what you think leather is going to do to protect a bicyclist when he/she gets hit by a...
05-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,184
Posted By pcook489

I ride with music every time. I also have a...

I ride with music every time. I also have a mirror to let me know if cars/cyclists are passing me. The bigger issue is knowing your surroundings/threats than being able to listen to tunes while you...
05-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bill in VA

I remember it well! Field of bike racks at...

I remember it well! Field of bike racks at college. Fun times.

I feel today you get way more bang for the buck (usually), especially with tires and drivetrains, but riding is far more dangerous...
05-03-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By OldTryGuy

IMO, that line for myself was and still is drawn...

IMO, that line for myself was and still is drawn with a 3" paint brush!!! It is only a fine line if you allow others to get inside your head and rattle you. AH YES, we're talking the H.S. JOCK...
05-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By hillyman

Anybody got the Cliff Notes on this one?

Anybody got the Cliff Notes on this one?
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8,871
Views: 1,006,937
Posted By sherbornpeddler

It was nice to get out but I quest I went later in the day

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18/30/30/25/15 Yesterday I left Sherborn at about...
05-01-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,467
Posted By cleroica

Haircut.

Haircut.
04-24-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 122,923
Posted By mountaindave

So often we hear about such tragedies where...

So often we hear about such tragedies where drivers are not held responsible for their actions. Amazing that the driver turned themselves in and then actually got jail time. And glad it wasnít worse...
04-24-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,423
Posted By canklecat

I would imagine some folks find comfort or at...

I would imagine some folks find comfort or at least a little less stress when they stick to familiar routines.

Riding the same route every time isn't much different from what most of my cycling...
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