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Forum: Northeast
06-25-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

Pills & Ills update: I'm up to 80% on my...

Pills & Ills update:

I'm up to 80% on my left leg.

I'm supposed to keep balanced, so that means I use 100% of my left leg on climbs but only supposed to use 80% of my right leg on climbs. So...
06-24-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,108
Posted By mr_bill

I do not understand the fear of must use when we...

I do not understand the fear of must use when we don’t even have frap here.

At least Metropolitan is IRE PROOF.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-24-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

Good tool day. Drivetrain swapped. Was...

Good tool day.

Drivetrain swapped.

Was 105 drivetrain, 52/36 semicompact with 11-28 cassette.

Now Achilles friendly Ultegra drivetrain, 50/34 compact with 11-34 cassette (HG-800).

I know...
06-24-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,821
Posted By mr_bill

Or someone confusing a person on an e-bike with a...

Or someone confusing a person on an e-bike with a motorcycle rider.
06-24-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,821
Posted By mr_bill

Somebody scolded me for riding this...

Somebody scolded me for riding this (https://www.xootr.com/kick-scooter-mg.html) on the Minuteman. “THOSE AREN’T ALLOWED!”

At least nobody yelled at me for riding this...
06-24-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By mr_bill

Truck Driver arrested....

Truck Driver arrested. (https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/06/24/randolph-bikers-fatal-crash-driver-fugitive-arrested)

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-23-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

Drop dead gorgeous weekend. Frances...

Drop dead gorgeous weekend.

Frances Appleton:

https://youtu.be/DdCsIQU43-U

-mr. bill
06-23-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,108
Posted By mr_bill

Eek! "Walkies" on a bike. So "dangerous!" ...

Eek! "Walkies" on a bike. So "dangerous!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oppn7U_g31k

-mr. bill
06-20-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,821
Posted By mr_bill

I think the real issue is that people hate...

I think the real issue is that people hate pelotons of MAMILs who deliver pizzas while riding hacked crabon e-bikes with strobe lights taking a break and blocking the MUP.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-20-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

Doors appear closer than they are. So do people...

Doors appear closer than they are. So do people walking. For example, the "thread the needle" at the U-Haul is over 7 feet wide.

But yeah, I cringed too at spots.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-20-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

So, this is from that beautiful Saturday on my...

So, this is from that beautiful Saturday on my new bike. Relatively quiet (for Harvard Square). (The reason I leave the protected bike lane is that there was absolutely no traffic behind me.)

I...
06-20-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By mr_bill

More details at the Mirror (including gratuitous...

More details at the Mirror (including gratuitous picture.) (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-phone-stepped-front-cyclist-16536074)

There are two intersections with a pedestrian refuge...
06-20-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,602
Posted By mr_bill

Plea deal - Guilty...

Plea deal - Guilty (https://303cycling.com/driver-who-hit-triny-willerton-pleads-guilty-sentenced/?fbclid=IwAR3kRn2j8vLJzDuj5Kwu00XnV2I-j1OJJUSeftiITdpXPfxFJ4QBBb8d-N8)

“June, 17th 2019, Longmont,...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

Mustache is funny. ...

Mustache is funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chHxNAJ8B1U

-mr. bill
06-14-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By mr_bill

But you are a crosswalk painter designer? ...

But you are a crosswalk painter designer?

-mr. bill
06-14-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By mr_bill

“Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk” Properly...

“Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk”

Properly designed, should such a sign be at every painted crosswalk, or every unpainted crosswalk, or both?

-mr. bill
06-14-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By mr_bill

Count the actual crosswalks. Count the painted...

Count the actual crosswalks.
Count the painted crosswalks.

(Count the miles of roads without paint. Count the miles of roads with centerlines, curblines, anylines.)

Are we really dumbing down...
06-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By mr_bill

Stay tuned.... But the Media Lab is very...

Stay tuned....

But the Media Lab is very much antidisciplinary. What can be implemented? What are the implications? They ask questions, but may not have the answers you seek. They encourage YOU to...
06-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By mr_bill

"Have you ever ridden with North Shore Cyclists?"...

"Have you ever ridden with North Shore Cyclists?" A question during one of my exams.
At one hospital there are so many bike racks filled with bicycles of the many staff who ride to the hospital...
06-13-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By mr_bill

It’s only 14% for about 100 meters.... ...

It’s only 14% for about 100 meters....

https://i.imgur.com/8cljFTU.png
https://i.imgur.com/bg9vTcG.png

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
06-12-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

Just have to note that Metro Pedal Power has...

Just have to note that Metro Pedal Power has powered off. Sigh.

-mr. bill
06-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,108
Posted By mr_bill

This one in in fact is 6 feet wide, with a three...

This one in in fact is 6 feet wide, with a three foot buffer (that makes NINE feet), plus no gutter pan, but there is a granite curb.

https://i.imgur.com/s55qzKO.png

-mr. bill
06-11-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,108
Posted By mr_bill

Impossible!...

Impossible! (https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3674188,4.8899446,3a,53.2y,209.07h,87.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfZ9TruKOy1sy940-Jtwyvg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

-mr. bill
06-11-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,108
Posted By mr_bill

I'm all for a critique of a poor design. But...

I'm all for a critique of a poor design. But critique, don't stereotype.

So let's review your "critique:"

There is not even a bike lane, not a sharrow, not nothing on the segment of Mass Ave...
06-10-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By mr_bill

I shooda left well enough alone after running...

I shooda left well enough alone after running full length shifter cable.

So just a bit sad that I let a damn good bike down.

-mr. bill
06-10-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,233
Posted By mr_bill

2013-08-29. p.s. Bonus points 1991-12-04....

2013-08-29.

p.s. Bonus points 1991-12-04. (Hint 1968-03-02 premier 1968-03-03 nationwide.)

-mr. bill
06-10-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By mr_bill

So, follow up. Had the cable stop...

So, follow up.

Had the cable stop professionally repaired.

The “permanent” fix lasted a month. Like I said, “Cable stops take more load than most people imagine.”

LBS was wonderful. Great...
06-10-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,108
Posted By mr_bill

Eek! A bikelane! Or worse, a MUP. I simply...

Eek! A bikelane! Or worse, a MUP.

I simply do not get the “I can ride a bike anywhere” crowd who can’t ride a bike anywhere.



Heaven helped?
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

So, no pics yet. Saturday morning out on the...

So, no pics yet.

Saturday morning out on the Minuteman on the Kneerover Go when a friend comes riding up behind me bemoaning "Back on your scooter again, what happened?"

Nothing has happened,...
06-08-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By mr_bill

If only the off-duty officers had cameras on...

If only the off-duty officers had cameras on their bikes they could have caught him?

-mr. bill
06-07-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By mr_bill

Tendon injuries and recoveries are so individual....

Tendon injuries and recoveries are so individual.

Yes, I’ve recovered from:

Torn (partial) right proximal quadriceps tendon.
Left Achilles insertional tendonitis.
Left Achilles avulsion...
06-07-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By mr_bill

And it has indeed turned out HUGE!...

And it has indeed turned out HUGE! (https://www.mass.gov/info-details/speed-limits-in-thickly-settled-or-business-districts#municipalities-that-have-notified-massdot-of-opt-in-)

p.s. In the EU,...
06-06-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By mr_bill

The pretty shots are the stills...

The pretty shots are the stills (https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/03/volvo-car-bicycle-crash-tests-poc/#slide-7589071).

That probably is a real engineer in the still. Even a few decades later I...
06-06-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By mr_bill

So that makes the test useless in your expert...

So that makes the test useless in your expert opinion?

Baby steps.

Learn what you can with a slightly modified test protocol, analyze.

Adapt to make a better test, learn some more, adapt,...
06-06-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By mr_bill

It's not just the EU. Japan too....

It's not just the EU. Japan too. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/03/15/so-uh-whats-this-bowling-ball-test-that-trump-was-talking-about/)

BTW, before the EU and Japanese...
06-04-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,914
Posted By mr_bill

I rarely panic brake, but yeah, all hands on the...

I rarely panic brake, but yeah, all hands on the brake levers for panic braking. However, run of the mill stopping, yes, I signal a stop. Sometimes it's useful. Sometimes it's not. You can see how...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,189
Posted By mr_bill

From Saturday: Somerville Community Path...

From Saturday:

Somerville Community Path unambiguously open:

https://i.imgur.com/v791Ate.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pJcukEV.jpg

Semi-random streets:

Albion St, Somerville:
06-03-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,531
Posted By mr_bill

Well there you have it, free internut medical...

Well there you have it, free internut medical advice is worth every penny.

I will make sure that I correct the obviously deluded medical professionals who worked hard to guide me in restoring the...
05-31-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By mr_bill

B&H photo is running a sale on the Hero 3 Battery...

B&H photo is running a sale on the Hero 3 Battery BacPac.

There are also third party big ”backpacks” you can install.

Also external batteries, care has to be taken to keep it water resistant.
...
05-31-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,700
Posted By mr_bill

But this barrel storage facility is...

But this barrel storage facility is "funny."...
05-31-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By mr_bill

BTW, the hissy fit over bells referenced by Bike...

BTW, the hissy fit over bells referenced by Bike Snob NYC?
Now it's barbies (http://gothamist.com/2019/05/28/nypd_cyclist_bbq_zero_tolerance.php) that they are upset about.

-mr. bill
05-31-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By mr_bill

Shorts are a personal preference, so any of...

Shorts are a personal preference, so any of mountain bike shorts or road shorts or road bibs are fine or pretty much any other shorts that you are comfortable wearing on the bike.

(I often wear...
05-30-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,700
Posted By mr_bill

The subway ends in Jamaica, Queens. Horrors! What...

The subway ends in Jamaica, Queens. Horrors! What is your point?

BTW, while YOU wouldn't ride your bike to the Forest Hills station, it looks like she might....
05-30-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,700
Posted By mr_bill

What an amazing crop. The MAJOR bike lane that...

What an amazing crop. The MAJOR bike lane that you’ve cropped out would take you to the 59th Street Bridge.

Feelin’ Groovy.

-mr. bill
05-30-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By mr_bill

Bike Snob NYC on “Bike-Outs”...

Bike Snob NYC on “Bike-Outs” (https://www.outsideonline.com/2397235/bike-out-teenagers-new-york)

BTW, a “swarm” of yoots went “wild” in Union Square in Allston. Yup, six yoots, on six bikes, two...
05-30-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,700
Posted By mr_bill

There are many urban bicycle racks with abandoned...

There are many urban bicycle racks with abandoned and intact nice bicycles that have slowly rusting chains. Other than the abandoned bike takes up a parking space, usually a great sign that you can...
05-30-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,700
Posted By mr_bill

No....

No. (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7200748,-73.8448884,3a,15.1y,102.72h,70.29t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s4B0ROTbopAyWrxSeEDhWgQ!2e0!5s20140801T000000!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e3)

-mr. bill
05-30-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,700
Posted By mr_bill

My work took me? Did you actually *RIDE* in your...

My work took me? Did you actually *RIDE* in your "nightmare?"

BTW, a few blocks away....
05-29-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,200
Posted By mr_bill

Someone in this thread survived a steel and...

Someone in this thread survived a steel and aluminum fork “asplosion.” Suggest you broaden your doubts.

-mr. bill
05-28-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,785
Posted By mr_bill

Cycliq. -mr. bill

Cycliq.

-mr. bill
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