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Forum: Northeast
10-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

So, this afternoon I went out to the garage to...

So, this afternoon I went out to the garage to collect the Rawland Nordavinden for a ride. The Surly beckoned me (the way bicycles will), and said, "Hey pal. Have a look at my rear tire today....
10-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By livedarklions

Nashua: ...

Nashua:
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Next mission: Grand opening.
10-21-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,210
Posted By livedarklions

"A red taillight meets the legal requirement for...

"A red taillight meets the legal requirement for red at the rear if you are using an amber reflector. " I live in NH and I'm quite sure that's legally correct here. So the amber reflector is in...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Noted, voted, quoted. rod

Noted, voted, quoted.

rod
10-12-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By jon c.

It did not seem to me that the article bragged...

It did not seem to me that the article bragged about " the positive effects of advocacy efforts on bicycle commuting." It seemed pretty clear that the increase was entirely attributable to Covid. ...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

I've been wondering lately about the harvest at...

I've been wondering lately about the harvest at the Cranberry Bog in Carlisle/Chelmsford, tended to, I believe, by the farmers at Great Brook Farm State Park. This can be tricky to find timely...
09-30-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By cyccommute

Well you really broke the thread with that one,...

Well you really broke the thread with that one, didn’t you? I don’t think we have gone 7 days without anything ever. I bit the bullet and did the damn ride for ya, you worthless, lazy gits!

...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Tuesday...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Tuesday afternoon for an 18-mile loop on paved roads (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1eMMIcyYLXso1njXvdlJ1j8AFS3jAf-x2&usp=sharing) circling the Middlesex...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East....

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East....
08-27-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,039
Posted By BobbyG

March 8, 2032.

March 8, 2032.
08-26-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By DrIsotope

No giant bug, but I do has this fella: ...

No giant bug, but I do has this fella:
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The Western trucks used to be yellow, and...
08-26-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,412
Posted By Hypno Toad

What's your ******* point?!?

What's your ******* point?!?
08-25-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,412
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, it's "practicable", but I think the...

Actually, it's "practicable", but I think the difference between practical and practicable is that saying practicable makes you sound drunk.
08-25-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,412
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, but you live in a Frappe state, whatever...

Yeah, but you live in a Frappe state, whatever the hell a frappe is.

It's a milk shake, dammit!
08-25-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By flangehead

La bicicleta de comida mexicana. Next: Exterminator

Originally Posted by Thruhiker
Next Mission: AN ADVERSITEMENT WITH A BICYCLE FOR A PRODUCT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CYCLING.
...
07-10-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By velopig

This thread is why you don't turn to forums like...

This thread is why you don't turn to forums like this. Basically the three standard responses for everything is;

1. You are screwed and got screwed, this thing is a death trap caused by a massive...
07-10-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By Litespud

I agree - the beautiful smooth and seamless weave...

I agree - the beautiful smooth and seamless weave you frequently see on frames etc is usually a cosmetic layer and doesn’t reflect the multilayered structural- and frequently less aesthetic nature of...
07-10-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By ljsense

I can't believe how much bad advice you're...

I can't believe how much bad advice you're getting.

There is nothing wrong with the bike. If you look at carbon layups with clear coats, you can see something like this on pretty much every piece...
07-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By dsaul

That frame was not constructed from tubes. It...

That frame was not constructed from tubes. It was laid up in a mold from small sheets of woven carbon and the sheets overlap, leaving lines like that. Some manufacturers will paint those sections...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Took another clockwise turn around the Battle...

Took another clockwise turn around the Battle Green this morning. Today the color pink was salient.

First, in Lexington Center, Cake....
Forum: Northeast
07-07-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

After the guy finished cleaning the burners for...

After the guy finished cleaning the burners for the steam heat I hope not to need for at least the next five months, I had time for an afternoon ride, and realized that all I really wanted was an...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly out on the morning of the 4th of...

Took the Surly out on the morning of the 4th of July, up Mass. Ave. to Lexington....
Forum: Northeast
06-30-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Set the alarm to roust me out of bed for a ride...

Set the alarm to roust me out of bed for a ride before breakfast Tuesday, but one look at the weather radar sent me back to bed again. The ride before breakfast ultimately became the ride before...
Forum: Northeast
06-27-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

I spent the afternoon with my grown daughter,...

I spent the afternoon with my grown daughter, celebrating her birthday with a ride (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=11AeKPU34wj4BUHYpbQF6iH9s8wvmcDZB&usp=sharing) through Wenham, Hamilton, and...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Rolled out on the Surly around noon Friday, warm,...

Rolled out on the Surly around noon Friday, warm, sunny, with big old fluffy clouds drifting overhead. They were feeding a dragon on Broadway in East Arlington....
06-26-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,167
Posted By Oakman

Not much draft from a hawk

On this morning's ride, over my left shoulder swoops a red-tailed hawk. He dropped down and leveled off directly in front of me, staying about 10 feet ahead for maybe 30 seconds. Then he quickly...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out at 0900 for a...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out at 0900 for a quick trip up to Lexington Center and back. There was only one other cyclist at Mass. & Mystic, so I hopped on the Minuteman, which presented nearly...
06-22-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By YoungSalt

Hope it's ok for a newcomer to join? If so,...

Hope it's ok for a newcomer to join? If so, how's this one?
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06-14-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By livedarklions

Or just plain clawful.

Or just plain clawful.
06-14-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By livedarklions

How about the absolute worst place to get the...

How about the absolute worst place to get the delicacy my region is famous for?
...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By NomarsGirl

Got out for my longest ride of the year so far...

Got out for my longest ride of the year so far yesterday. Just about 11 miles. Out and back to the lake in Sharon.somehow, it is uphill both ways.
Forum: Northeast
06-13-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Put a little air in the big, soft Rat Trap Pass...

Put a little air in the big, soft Rat Trap Pass tires on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East....
06-12-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By theDirtyLemon

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06-10-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By livedarklions

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Main St Nashua again.
Next mission: Sheep.
06-05-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By livedarklions

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Pretty sure these are delivery and courier vehicles. Agreed?
...
06-01-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By subgrade

Cruiseferry MS Romantika in the passenger port of...

Cruiseferry MS Romantika in the passenger port of Rīga.

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Next...
06-01-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By livedarklions

Frankly, I can't tell if you're arguing with or...

Frankly, I can't tell if you're arguing with or agreeing with me. My point on that particular stretch of road, which looks very similar to many ones I've encountered, is that I would definitely pop...
05-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By Joe Bikerider

All our transportation system is above or on the...

All our transportation system is above or on the ground. But we do have some interesting stuff underground. One is the Mokelumne Aqueduct that brings water 90 miles from the Sierra to the SF East...
05-26-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,210
Posted By phughes

Weight yourself, pick up pick up bike, weigh...

Weight yourself, pick up pick up bike, weigh yourself and bike, do the math.
05-14-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By theDirtyLemon

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Forum: Northeast
05-12-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

That 1982 Specialized Sequoia that I bought as a...

That 1982 Specialized Sequoia that I bought as a sort of PTSD impulse purchase after my bike crash last fall (https://www.bikeforums.net/21149761-post8420.html)caught my eye this week. I put a...
Forum: Northeast
05-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Quick ride on Mass. Ave. to Lexington Center and...

Quick ride on Mass. Ave. to Lexington Center and back on the Nordavinden before dinner, enough wind to fly the flag, clouds like brocade....
Forum: Northeast
05-03-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Set out on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe in the late...

Set out on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe in the late afternoon, no particular route in mind, and ended up improvising a ride that more or less traced the convex hull of Belmont Hill, approximated as a...
05-02-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By livedarklions

My bad, I didn't quote Mr. Bill so he could bless...

My bad, I didn't quote Mr. Bill so he could bless my effort.


Just to clarify, no holiday occuring in the next three months qualifies.
05-02-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By livedarklions

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Next mission: Unseasonable greetings-- holiday display for...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By sherbornpeddler

It was nice to get out but I quest I went later in the day

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18/30/30/25/15 Yesterday I left Sherborn at about...
Forum: Northeast
05-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By rholland1951

Thought I'd do another race-the-weather ride this...

Thought I'd do another race-the-weather ride this afternoon, and I guess technically speaking I did that, but the weather was just so beautiful that it didn't feel like it. Rode the Rawland out Mass....
04-21-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 107,704
Posted By SalsaShark

Fenlon Place Elevator. (Re)Built in 1893; claims...

Fenlon Place Elevator. (Re)Built in 1893; claims to be the shortest, steepest railroad in the world. It is used to transport people (and their bikes, if you wish) up and down the steep river bluff of...
Forum: Northeast
04-18-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By jimmuller

He! Great idea. It would take up most of the...

He! Great idea. It would take up most of the living room! And I'd end up doing most of the work....
Forum: Northeast
04-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9,071
Views: 1,046,974
Posted By jimmuller

I'm reading about all of y'all's riding exploits...

I'm reading about all of y'all's riding exploits and wishing I could ride too. My sweetie won't let me and truth be told, as high-risk person I'd be a bit cautious anyway.

Instead I ride in the...
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