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07-18-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By bike_tom

They don't come out, but they fold pretty flat,...

They don't come out, but they fold pretty flat, as you can see.
I've ridden in the back of a 2017 and it definitely felt tighter than ours. I think the latest gen is roomier again.
07-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By bike_tom

I second the idea of putting the bikes inside the...

I second the idea of putting the bikes inside the SUV. Here's two bikes inside a 2010 RAV4:

...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

I took an early morning ride from East Arlington...

I took an early morning ride from East Arlington to Bedford this morning. The weather was beautiful. I took the Minuteman outbound (fairly quiet), but to avoid the increasing activity in Lexington...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

I got out early today and rode the MM from East...

I got out early today and rode the MM from East Arlington to the Bedford Depot. It was fairly quiet on the way out, a bit busier on the way back, especially approaching Arlington Center. I did my...
Forum: Northeast
11-30-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving...

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving (and is ready for the coming snowstorm.)
I decided I deserved a break from raking leaves yesterday afternoon, so I took a quick ride up the...
Forum: Northeast
11-30-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

Was that a reference to the dearly departed...

Was that a reference to the dearly departed Christos Fruit Market in East Arlington?
I miss Chris and Georgia and all the wonderful things they had there.
Forum: Northeast
11-10-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

Rode out to Concord today on the Minuteman and...

Rode out to Concord today on the Minuteman and Reformatory trails. It was one of those days where the wind was gusty and changing direction a lot, but it was still a great ride. Overall, it was...
Forum: Northeast
08-17-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

My wife and I took a ride on the BFRT today. We...

My wife and I took a ride on the BFRT today. We parked at the Brook St lot and rode up to Chelmsford Center. It was a peaceful ride, especially in comparison to how crazy the Minuteman is on...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

Was off today so had a chance to take an early...

Was off today so had a chance to take an early ride out to Concord on the MM and the Reformatory Trail. Before noon the weather was fabulous for riding.
Overall it was pretty quiet, though I had a...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

On my way to Concord today, I noticed a portable...

On my way to Concord today, I noticed a portable electronic sign on the MM at Season's Four, directly across from the ghost bike (in the shade under the tree on the left.) I took a movie, but it did...
Forum: Northeast
05-23-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

I took a ride out to Concord this afternoon via...

I took a ride out to Concord this afternoon via the Minuteman and the Reformatory trail. The weather was great and the trails were relatively quiet. The Reformatory trail was mostly dry, just a damp...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

My wife and I took a short ride on the Minuteman...

My wife and I took a short ride on the Minuteman today out to Lexington - her first ride of the season. Had not been that way in a few weeks, and I was surprised to see that the Lexington visitor's...
Forum: Northeast
04-12-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

I took a ride this afternoon out to Bedford on...

I took a ride this afternoon out to Bedford on the Minuteman. Saw the ghost bike memorial at Seasons Four. Very sad. Also noticed a fresh asphalt patch at the driveway crossing there, where the...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,038,145
Posted By bike_tom

Hi all. Been following this thread for awhile,...

Hi all. Been following this thread for awhile, thought I should make a contribution.
Got out for my 4th ride of the season today after coming out of winter cycling hibernation just a few weeks ago....
Forum: Introductions
02-18-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By bike_tom

Welcome! I too joined recently after following...

Welcome! I too joined recently after following the forum for a few years.
Getting a new bike definitely gets one to ride more, not matter how much one loves a trusty old companion.

Enjoy.
Forum: Introductions
02-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By bike_tom

Welcome from another metro Boston newbie. Glad...

Welcome from another metro Boston newbie.
Glad to hear that you are not letting one misfortune turn you off from biking.
Forum: Introductions
01-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By bike_tom

Duh, I just got it. Juhryzee shauw indeed!

Duh, I just got it. Juhryzee shauw indeed!
Forum: Introductions
01-07-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By bike_tom

Welcome from another newbie. I know where...

Welcome from another newbie. I know where Flatbush is, but not Juhryzee. And Google maps is no help!
Forum: Introductions
01-01-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By bike_tom

Hey Aquamach - welcome from another newbie! ...

Hey Aquamach - welcome from another newbie!

I'm about the same age as you, so your story resonated with me.
My first bike was a Royce Union (20" wheel I think) . It started out as a very staid...
Forum: Introductions
01-01-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By bike_tom

Hi StanSeven and Trsnrtr, thanks for your...

Hi StanSeven and Trsnrtr, thanks for your welcoming replies.

I just wanted to add that although I have done some biking my whole adult life, I have gotten much more into it the past few years....
Forum: Introductions
01-01-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By bike_tom

Hey gopher. Thanks for that info about bike lanes...

Hey gopher. Thanks for that info about bike lanes where you live - it sounds pretty good.
I am in metro Boston area, and protected bike lanes are still not common here. Most bike lanes are a painted...
Forum: Introductions
12-31-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By bike_tom

Hey gopher, welcome from another newbie. I'm...

Hey gopher, welcome from another newbie.
I'm curious: how good is the bike infrastructure for commuting where you are?
(protected lanes and such)
Forum: Introductions
12-30-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By bike_tom

Hello and Happy New Year

Hi all. I've been following some threads on this forum for a while, so I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself. I ride recreationally, mostly on rail trails. My most common ride is on the...
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