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Forum: Northeast
06-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

You're still going to need a bigger box. If...

You're still going to need a bigger box.

If I'm counting right, that's about 16 heading to the Gibbs (Middle, Sixth Grade) School in East Arlington, plus a couple of commuters heading to Alewife...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

‘Tis June. https://i.imgur.com/nvM431r.jpg ...

‘Tis June.

https://i.imgur.com/nvM431r.jpg

Brief Pills and Ills update.

In the early spring, other than a vague unpleasantness at the start of a hot flash, they were mostly manageable by...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

Lovely short ride to Davis Square for Saturday...

Lovely short ride to Davis Square for Saturday afternoon Bluegrass outdoors behind The Burren.

Sat in the last table in the back left and locked up my bike. Turns out I was the footy bikey...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

No trick. I didn't notice the person on the bike...

No trick. I didn't notice the person on the bike when I took the shot.

On the p.s. Yes, Arlington was renamed from West Cambridge to Arlington in honor of Arlington National Cemetery. The monument...
04-21-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,232
Posted By mr_bill

Wonderful to hear from you, but please know that...

Wonderful to hear from you, but please know that you don't have to update us, but also know that you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts. (Returning home after surgery is a huge...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

BTW, yesterday was so gorgeous that I didn't even...

BTW, yesterday was so gorgeous that I didn't even signal with the finger adjacent to the index finger at mr. mobile cutting the corner. (And yes, someone on a bike pulled up next to me before we...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

Couldn’t resist this shot. BLUEskies and...

Couldn’t resist this shot. BLUEskies and BLUEbikes.

https://i.imgur.com/tmHLIqN.jpg

(Bonus points to whoever finds 11 bikes in this picture.)

p.s. That’s the Civil War Memorial in Arlington...
04-12-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,421
Posted By mr_bill

In Connecticut (and most other states), the...

In Connecticut (and most other states), the alternative right hand right turn signal is "official":

"§ 14-286c(b) Each person riding a bicycle, an electric bicycle or an electric foot scooter upon...
04-12-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,183
Posted By mr_bill

I understand the Dutch hate automobiles too,...

I understand the Dutch hate automobiles too, which explains Max Verstappen. (He's the one not wearing a helmet.)
...
04-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By mr_bill

"He will bring experience taking on the...

"He will bring experience taking on the car-centric street designs that have dominated the American landscape, but which many urban leaders are striving to undo in the face of rising pedestrian...
04-11-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,563
Posted By mr_bill

So, which roads didn’t you ride in NOLA? ...

So, which roads didn’t you ride in NOLA?

-mr. bill
04-10-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,563
Posted By mr_bill

I’ve yet to see anyone dashboard tv-ing, and I...

I’ve yet to see anyone dashboard tv-ing, and I suspect you haven’t either.

p.s. After you gave up, in the before times, I rode your roads of death. I did not die.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
04-10-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

So, I’ve been avoiding this post, because I’m...

So, I’ve been avoiding this post, because I’m doing OK.

Pills and Ills update:

At the beginning of the pandemic I got one of the last “annual physicals” before they shut down “non-essential”...
04-09-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,183
Posted By mr_bill

A Dutch Bike shop that does not sell "Dutch...

A Dutch Bike shop that does not sell "Dutch Bikes." In Amsterdam on Haarlemstraat. (From the before times. Yes, I should have gotten a better shot. Noticed it on a Sunday morning.)

...
04-06-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,232
Posted By mr_bill

You've already crossed a metric century. Know...

You've already crossed a metric century. Know that once you've done a metric century, you CAN do a century. You have NOTHING to prove. After, OR before.

Please double check with your docs about...
04-06-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By mr_bill

Just to remind people of this friendly reminder,...

Just to remind people of this friendly reminder, which I forget sometimes.

If someone keeps trying to inject partisan politics into this conversation, we don't have to feed that distraction.
...
04-05-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,376
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 505,152
Posted By mr_bill

[/quote] Just a quick note that back in 2008...

[/quote]

Just a quick note that back in 2008 when Retro Grouch wrote that, baby boomers were not yet 65.

Sorry for the interloping, may be back in a couple of years.

-mr. bill
04-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

You might want to do some interval training if it...

You might want to do some interval training if it takes you 90 minutes to ride a few miles.

-mr. bill
04-05-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

You can’t be riding into a blinding sunset, then...

You can’t be riding into a blinding sunset, then minutes later, it’s completely dark.

That’s not how sunset works.

-mr. bill
04-05-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

You are the OP. How odd that with “hundreds”...

You are the OP.

How odd that with “hundreds” of cars, not one of their drivers chose the right hand through lane.

Perhaps a less Darwinian tale than you regale us with.

But damn, a few miles...
04-05-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

That's "duh." -mr. bill

That's "duh."

-mr. bill
04-05-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

If you've ever encountered them, they are...

If you've ever encountered them, they are unforgettable. Oh, wait. No, they are "shoulders!"

-mr. bill
04-05-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

Actually, with pocket bike lanes between high...

Actually, with pocket bike lanes between high speed through lanes and high speed right turning lanes, they are DESIGNED so that the person on the bicycle has to COUNT on people driving behind to SLOW...
04-05-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

The OP is mistaken....

The OP is mistaken....
04-05-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

They are retroreflectored up the wazoo. (Shoes,...

They are retroreflectored up the wazoo. (Shoes, socks, shorts, jacket, and seatbag from what we can see, perhaps more.)

-mr. bill
04-05-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

Just so you know, wearing ankle band reflectors...

Just so you know, wearing ankle band reflectors during the day accomplishes nothing. (Actually, all the retroreflectors during the day accomplish nothing, but it's bloody inconvenient to repeatedly...
04-05-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

[/QUOTE] When I'm on the road night or day,...

[/QUOTE]

When I'm on the road night or day, I have my lights ON! Having lights "with you" is like hanging your helmet on the handlebars.

p.s. Are you really ranting about group rides -- again?...
04-05-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By mr_bill

LOL - "Do the research!" I'm trying to...

LOL - "Do the research!"

I'm trying to decide if I wouldn't mind some secret service agents guarding my bicycle while it's locked up.

I usually lock up near bicycles locked by someone...
04-05-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

Well, it's got the bell anyhow. ...

Well, it's got the bell anyhow.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/Eureka_No._1_-_Arlington%2C_MA_-_DSC07477.jpg/1280px-Eureka_No._1_-_Arlington%2C_MA_-_DSC07477.jpg

-mr....
04-05-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

BMC bikes are not sold with reflectors or lights....

BMC bikes are not sold with reflectors or lights. They don't have to be. Quoting from their manual:

"The respective national guidelines on bike reflectors and lights vary greatly. When riding your...
04-05-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By mr_bill

Another in the "duh" series rants. ...

Another in the "duh" series rants.



Reflective elements, meeting CA requirements , can be seen on:

Shoes
Socks
Shorts
Jacket
04-03-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By mr_bill

“DC: Buttigieg departs cabinet mtg on a bike. ...

“DC: Buttigieg departs cabinet mtg on a bike.

Pool: 04:34 Thursday Apr 01 2021”

I wonder why Dinesh D’Souza would lie? (I’m lying, I don’t wonder.)

-mr. bill
04-03-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By mr_bill

Especially a video taken on April 1st. (Did you...

Especially a video taken on April 1st. (Did you also know the moon landing was fake and the Earth is flat?)

-mr. bill
04-02-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By mr_bill

Germany is VERY car friendly. AND bike friendly....

Germany is VERY car friendly. AND bike friendly. (An occasional few blocks of a city without cars is NOT car unfriendly.)

Maybe we can learn something? Nah.

-mr. bill
04-01-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By mr_bill

There are lots of sidewalks that are not...

There are lots of sidewalks that are not wheelchair accessible. Hell, when I was using a knee-scooter and there were times I had to “take the lane,” because sidewalk. (Or trash day, and most days are...
04-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,232
Posted By mr_bill

You are in our thoughts. My only advice: ...

You are in our thoughts.

My only advice:

Listen to your body, and tell your doctors what your body is telling you.

Listen to your doctors, do what they ask of you, and just as importantly,...
04-01-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,421
Posted By mr_bill

I actually live, drive, ride and walk around...

I actually live, drive, ride and walk around heah. Somehow I've managed without the wizahd of "duh" teaching me how to survive.

BTW, around heah, usually when a drivah bothers to use the blinkah,...
03-31-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By mr_bill

I didn't think this needed to be said, but.... ...

I didn't think this needed to be said, but....

....that's a picture from Google's street view. That's not the driver's vehicle (the driver's vehicle was a dark sedan, not a Ford Pickup), and that...
03-31-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By mr_bill

Spoken like someone who has NEVER seen someone...

Spoken like someone who has NEVER seen someone get out of a car in the left hand lane.

In THIS case, do you have ANY reason to believe that your assumption is true?

Remember, the COURT found...
03-31-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By mr_bill

Exactly! Even after a court determined that...

Exactly!

Even after a court determined that the dooring was 100% the fault of the motor vehicle driver and passenger, there are those here who can't figure that out.

-mr. bill
03-31-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By mr_bill

She was passed by a DRIVER. Tell me, if she's...

She was passed by a DRIVER. Tell me, if she's riding over the sharrows, is the driver driving in the left lane or the right lane or both lanes? Can't be the right lane, because then this would be a...
03-31-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,421
Posted By mr_bill

Well, thank <diety> we have people like the OP...

Well, thank <diety> we have people like the OP who are our only hope against certain death.

So many messiahs, so little time.

-mr. bill
03-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,421
Posted By mr_bill

OP: tl;dr In other words, I'm brilliant, but...

OP: tl;dr

In other words, I'm brilliant, but EVERYONE around me are stupid (rant about various stereotypical) cyclists.

BTW, video of someone who is riding 20 mph on a sidewalk or it didn't...
03-31-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By mr_bill

No bikelane. No squeeze....

No bikelane. No squeeze. (https://www.google.com/maps/@29.947822,-90.0658988,3a,75y,15.61h,90.97t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sI4oC5wIbrJR3iI4pJW7M2A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) The driver of the motor vehicle...
03-31-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By mr_bill

Cars in the US don't have driver side doors?...

Cars in the US don't have driver side doors? IDNKT.

-mr. bill
03-30-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By mr_bill

Of course it could never happen to you. You'd...

Of course it could never happen to you. You'd never be riding an 80 cm frame.

BTW, anything in the details about cell phones? Swerving? Sidewalks? Multiple parked cars? Anything?

(I sure hope...
03-30-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By mr_bill

There are details, but keep claiming there are no...

There are details, but keep claiming there are no details. (https://usa.streetsblog.org/2021/03/25/new-details-emerge-police-declined-to-cite-drivers-in-shawn-bradley-crash/)

The swerve crowd, the...
03-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,232
Posted By mr_bill

In normal times, having another person with you...

In normal times, having another person with you at all times is really good advice.

But right now, in many places, there are no visitor policies. It's definitely wicked harder to do this solo, but...
03-30-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By mr_bill

The "no details" include the detail that there is...

The "no details" include the detail that there is no sidewalk
The "no details" include the detail that there was ONE parked car.

So tell me, why do you all speculate when you don't know what you...
03-29-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By mr_bill

It's a marketing term for people on bikes may...

It's a marketing term for people on bikes may treat a stop sign as a yield sign.

(BTW, Delaware's law is about to sunset and is unlikely to be extended. Also, the 23% reduction in crashes...
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