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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...
04-09-21, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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...
03-25-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By mr_bill

AB-122 applies to people on bicycles (including...

AB-122 applies to people on bicycles (including e-bikes) at STOP signs allowing them to treat them as yield signs.

The alleged carnage and confusion caused by traffic lights and people on bikes...
03-05-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By mr_bill

Have you ever used a bikeshare bike? WHAT rear...

Have you ever used a bikeshare bike? WHAT rear rack? There are no rear racks on a Capital Bikeshare bike. You bring your own bag. If the bag is small enough, you can put it in the small front rack....
01-21-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,847
Posted By mr_bill

Update: Vidiot claims the top speed was achieved...

Update: Vidiot claims the top speed was achieved by pedaling downhill.

Revision:

Click-bait: Idiots on e-bikes may be wicked dangerous.
Also: Idiots may be wicked dangerous while operating...
01-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,847
Posted By mr_bill

For those who didn't watch, bottom line: ...

For those who didn't watch, bottom line:

Click-bait: A chipped e-bike may be wicked dangerous.
Also: Idiots may be wicked dangerous.

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
01-05-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

"Candy Canes" near Alewife, with antlers,...

"Candy Canes" near Alewife, with antlers, because....

https://i.imgur.com/5SBJ1Vd.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/O3kyBSH.jpg

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
11-30-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

Someone doesn’t like masks, Uncle Sam, or both....

Someone doesn’t like masks, Uncle Sam, or both. Thorndike/Magnolia on the Minuteman almost in Cambridge (our fair city) MA:


https://i.imgur.com/A4brQ7I.jpg


p.s. The westernmost Bluebike...
11-04-20, 08:46 PM
Forum: Northeast
10-29-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

At Spy Pond Minuteman Bikeway. The tree house has...

At Spy Pond Minuteman Bikeway. The tree house has gone.

A very good couple of years.

https://i.imgur.com/QpcYyTB.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ifG9AwF.jpg

-mr. bill
10-27-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,576
Posted By mr_bill

Rain and leaves are bad for you. Rain and...

Rain and leaves are bad for you.
Rain and thermoplastic are bad for you.

Rain and your bike?

Wash it.

(If you don’t have access to outdoor water, a five liter hand pumped pressure bottle...
10-24-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 128,352
Posted By mr_bill

Floyd’s near Harvard Square. There is no...

Floyd’s near Harvard Square.

There is no truth to the rumor that if you speak nothing but Latin within this shop you get a free haircut.

https://i.imgur.com/5yIfeFm.jpg

Next mission - Latin....
10-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,351
Posted By mr_bill

Just dress for the weather (full Frank...

Just dress for the weather (full Frank frankndale):

https://i.imgur.com/sdz1Fnw.jpg

-mr. bill
10-21-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,285
Posted By mr_bill

Speaking of contrarians. How many blinky red...

Speaking of contrarians. How many blinky red lights do bike likers recommend, and how high should they be mounted?

p.s. In Massachusetts, you are allowed to mount all manner and color of lights...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

Tactical PSA along the Minuteman in Arlington...

Tactical PSA along the Minuteman in Arlington Center.

Technically not allowed, but wicked charming:

https://i.imgur.com/nqUrCe1.jpg

-mr. bill
10-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,389
Posted By mr_bill

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5f89edd5aafdd03...

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5f89edd5aafdd037851bf1f3/master/w_2560%2Cc_limit/NY201026_Kikuo_Johnson_Biking_Masks_story.jpg

"I’ve been reminding myself that New York will, hopefully, never...
10-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 128,352
Posted By mr_bill

N+16003 -mr. bill

N+16003

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
10-16-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

The new chicane at Minuteman/Lake St: ...

The new chicane at Minuteman/Lake St:

https://i.imgur.com/TJoXk8M.jpg

-mr. bill
10-11-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,389
Posted By mr_bill

re: liker who is broken record TL;DNR ...

re: liker who is broken record

TL;DNR

In USA, women make up a significant percentage of people who play soccer.
WHO THE HELL CARES, nobody plays soccer in the USA. People play football,...
10-09-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,389
Posted By mr_bill

p.s. Nobody who owns their own bike would ever...

p.s. Nobody who owns their own bike would ever use bikeshare.

Except we do.

-mr. bill
10-09-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,389
Posted By mr_bill

FWIW, lots of people on the “utility” spectrum...

FWIW, lots of people on the “utility” spectrum use crowd source fitness apps like Strava, Garmin, Wahoo, Runkeeper, etc....

And Strava can figure out where people lie on the recreational/utility...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

Trees at Spy Pond: ...

Trees at Spy Pond:
https://i.imgur.com/VmoW0KJ.jpg

Tree at First Parish:
https://i.imgur.com/yHq90VJ.jpg

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
10-02-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

Traffic jam in Arlington Center. Part of the...

Traffic jam in Arlington Center.

Part of the Gibbs School Peleton is in front.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v1B7YzQ7a4

-mr. bill
09-30-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By mr_bill

At the risk of awakening the sleeping VC...

At the risk of awakening the sleeping VC militants, there are three ways for a person on a bike to make a left turn in Virgina Laws for Bicycling and Safety Tips, Changing Directions:...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,714
Posted By mr_bill

Minuteman Closed Arlington - Spy Pond (Linwood...

Minuteman Closed Arlington - Spy Pond (Linwood Street) to Lake Street.
Mass Ave detour.


https://i.imgur.com/OlY3LN0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/oq40mJS.jpg

-mr. bill
09-28-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,912
Posted By mr_bill

The yield rules deadlock in this case. Everyone...

The yield rules deadlock in this case. Everyone is yielding to the person on their right.

-mr. bill
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