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Fred Langa
I didn't invent ones and zeros, but I went to high school with the guy who did.
I didn't invent ones and zeros, but I went to high school with the guy who did.
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An experiment, Parts 1 and 2
I’m trying something new: producing quick-and-dirty video
guides to some local bicycling trails.  Two early samples are attached, below. This all is fallout from last May, when I got an e-bike --- a
mostly-pedal bike with a user-controllable electric motor ...
An experiment, Parts 1 and 2
An experiment, Parts 1 and 2
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An experiment, Parts 1 and 2
I’m trying something new: producing quick-and-dirty video
guides to some local bicycling trails.  Two early samples are attached, below. This all is fallout from last May, when I got an e-bike --- a
mostly-pedal bike with a user-controllable electric motor ...
An experiment, Parts 1 and 2
An experiment, Parts 1 and 2
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Boston Habah under pre-Jose skies (180 panorama)
Boston Habah 180 panorama under pre-Jose skies. Right to left: Boston Navy Yard, the Bunker Hill Monument, the Cassin Young, the USS Constitution, the Museum of Science Zakim Bridge, TD Garden, the North End, the Coast Guard station, the financial district,...
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I recently traveled to Wyoming for the eclipse (very nice; we had a great clear-sky viewing location in the high desert, virtually dead center in the totality band, far from any crowds). After the eclipse, we spent a week exploring, and eventually ended up ...
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Thanks, Michael Wiens. Yes, I was on my Evelo electric bike (a "pedal assist" model; it's not an electric scooter).

IMO, the major issue with electric bikes is that most electric bike companies are brand-new, and their products are Version 1.0 or nearly so. In buying a Ver. 1 of anything, you can expect some glitches.

In some cases, underfunded companies may go away before your bike wear out; when you need replacement parts, the company might not exist to provide them.

In other cases, the assumptions made when the bike was engineered may not mesh with reality. In my case, the Evelo's front one-way bearing has been a very, very weak spot. I'm now on my fifth one in a little over a year. So far, Evelo has been responsive with my warranty claims, shipping replacement (and in one notable case, re-engineered) parts at no cost to me. But it's still a PITA.

On the whole I think e-bikes are an interesting and rapidly evolving technology; OK, but don't go into it expecting a fully mature and thoroughly-debugged product.
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Boston Harborwalk Biking Surprise
A 2017-08-02 bike ride along the Charlestown Harborwalk led to a pleasant surprise; I got to see an unpublicized move by the 223-year-old USS Constitution. The move also required that the Cassin Young, a WW2 destroyer on display in the Navy Yard, also be mo...
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Yes! Massachusetts joins the Climate Alliance!
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The ignorance is astonishing
Trump: No Politician 'Has Been Treated Worse Or More Unfairly' Than Me Presidents assassinated 1 Abraham Lincoln 2 James A. Garfield 3 William McKinley 4 John F. Kennedy Serious assassination plots and attempts 5 Andrew Jackson 6 Abraham Lincoln 7 Wil...
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You know you're old when...
I was out walking and passed a storefront where two employees were looking concernedly at the sidewalk. One stooped to pick something up. The other said, "Ugh, don't touch it!" I got closer and saw it was a freshly dead green-yellow bird; apparently just ha...
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Exploring Boston: Where was the first restaurant in North America?
I was surprised to learn to that the likely first restaurant in America opened in in 1793 in what is now Boston’s Post Office Square. I was further surprised to learn that the word “restaurant,” in the sense we now use it, is only a few years older, dating ...
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