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Forum: Northeast
07-21-20, 09:46 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out at nine this...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out at nine this morning, aiming for one of the now-customary quick rides up to Lexington Center and back. When I got to the Mass. & Mystic intersection, no one was in...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-20, 01:01 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Out on the Rawland Nordavinden at 0900 for a...

Out on the Rawland Nordavinden at 0900 for a clockwise circuit of the Battle Green in the shady-breezy-warm-and-moist air, before the worst of the heat, humidity, and ground level ozone got its act...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-20, 11:52 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Mindful of the impending heat, humidity, and...

Mindful of the impending heat, humidity, and ground level ozone, I took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out at 0830 for an easy spin up to Winchester Center and back, riding along the East bank of the...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I took off on the Rawland Nordavinden around 0930...

I took off on the Rawland Nordavinden around 0930 Saturday morning, a little later than I like these morning rides to start, and rolled up to Arlington Center and lined up to get on the Minuteman. I...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-20, 08:10 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland out to Lexington Center on the...

Took the Rawland out to Lexington Center on the Minuteman before dinner, making the most of the shade in the Summer heat.

Arlington: Queen Anne's Lace, Ice Cream, and XXX....
Forum: Northeast
07-08-20, 04:57 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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....
Forum: Northeast
06-25-20, 11:32 AM
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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...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-20, 01:11 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland on a little ride around the...

Took the Rawland on a little ride around the Battle Green this morning, before breakfast and before the heat settled on us like a brooding hen. The streets were pretty close to empty, of cars at...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-20, 09:24 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly out on a warm Summer day for 20...

Took the Surly out on a warm Summer day for 20 miles on a route...
Forum: Northeast
06-13-20, 10:33 PM
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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....
Forum: Northeast
06-09-20, 10:27 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe for a 34-mile...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe for a 34-mile ride...
Forum: Northeast
06-08-20, 09:46 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Rawland out Mass. Ave. to Lexington...

Rode the Rawland out Mass. Ave. to Lexington Center, then continued on past the North side of the Battle Green on Bedford Street, continuing to the aptly-named Hill Street. Took that past the Poor...
Forum: Northeast
06-06-20, 10:44 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

As soon as the Saturday afternoon line storm blew...

As soon as the Saturday afternoon line storm blew on past, I took the Surly out for a quick ride up to Lexington Center and back. I had a hunch that the Minuteman would be relatively quiet for a...
Forum: Northeast
05-29-20, 09:28 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden up to Lexington...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden up to Lexington Center and back on Mass. Ave. in the late afternoon, joined by plenty of other cyclists and more cars than I've had the luxury of getting used to lately....
Forum: Northeast
05-26-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly around the Mystic Lakes this...

Took the Surly around the Mystic Lakes this afternoon, 8 miles, a sort of miniature ride...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Took a late-afternoon ride on Sunday, 16 miles on...

Took a late-afternoon ride on Sunday, 16 miles on an improvised route...
Forum: Northeast
05-23-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland up to Lexington Center on Mass....

Took the Rawland up to Lexington Center on Mass. Ave., a short ride to keep the moving parts moving, the ride there was time for. Figured out, somewhat belatedly, that the proper turnaround for this...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks, Jim. I attribute the habit of adding...

Thanks, Jim. I attribute the habit of adding photos to ride reports to your request, some years ago, that I photograph the Buddliner at night. ;-)

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-21-20, 09:36 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rolled out on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe to ride a...

Rolled out on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe to ride a route that stitched together a number of known routes into 29 miles of climbing and descending...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-20, 08:36 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Welcome! rod

Welcome!

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-19-20, 10:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

autonomy suggested Paul Revere Road, and when I...

autonomy suggested Paul Revere Road, and when I looked at the map, I realized that it allowed climbing the Stone Store hill on Mass. Ave. from W to E, without the need to cross Route 128 (a.k.a.,...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I'm fairly certain I've never ridden Paul Revere...

I'm fairly certain I've never ridden Paul Revere Road; many of the Lexington neighborhoods remind me of the "seven tightly-folded dimensions" of some of the recent physics theorizing; I'll give it a...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode out to Lexington Center on Mass. Ave., then...

Rode out to Lexington Center on Mass. Ave., then improvised a loop that continued on Mass. Ave. as far as Worthen Road, then followed that to the end, picked up Kendall Road, took that to Marrett...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-20, 08:59 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden up to Lexington...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden up to Lexington Center and back before dinner, pearly gray sky and benign air.

The Masonic Bunker looms over the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Merritt Road....
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 10:18 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Was very pleased to hear that the big line storm...

Was very pleased to hear that the big line storm was going to arrive later than previous forecasts had it, so took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe 18 miles through Arlington, Lexington, and Lincoln, under...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 12:06 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

That corresponded with what I saw on Mass. Ave....

That corresponded with what I saw on Mass. Ave. the other day, but not the scene on the Minuteman in Lexington, where full compliance (mouth+nose) was only around 30-40%. Lexington's different,...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

The sampling bias was on my part, drawing the...

The sampling bias was on my part, drawing the wrong conclusion from a couple of quick views of Minuteman intersections glimpsed as I rode past. I agree with you about the human behavior on display....
Forum: Northeast
05-14-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Beautiful afternoon, and though I didn't have the...

Beautiful afternoon, and though I didn't have the sort of ambition that suggested a long ride with lots of fierce hills, I took the Nordavinden up Mass. Ave. to Lexington Center for my default ride...
Forum: Northeast
05-12-20, 05:24 PM
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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
05-06-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland on a 10-mile loop...

Took the Rawland on a 10-mile loop...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Wherein the bear went over the mountain, pursued...

Wherein the bear went over the mountain, pursued by peacocks...

I had bailed on getting to the top of the hill on Peacock Farm Road the last time I was out there, and was curious about what I'd...
Forum: Northeast
05-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
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: 8,953
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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...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
Posted By rholland1951

Oh man, all-weather riding, the real thing! May...

Oh man, all-weather riding, the real thing! May all your downpours be pleasantly warm.

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
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....
Forum: Northeast
04-30-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Didn't have a lot of time this afternoon, and...

Didn't have a lot of time this afternoon, and somewhat less ambition. Many's the time those circumstances would have conduced to a quick spin on the Minuteman, but under the circumstances I took the...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Donned a mask and took the Rawland Nordavinden...

Donned a mask and took the Rawland Nordavinden out on a variation of the North Bridge loop, 32 miles (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TnDqwXedAV592GsuxsN_dGrvyaOpY2aU&usp=sharing) through...
Forum: Northeast
04-26-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out to race the...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out to race the rain to Lexington Center and back in the early afternoon, on Mass. Ave. the whole way after considering an ill-omened clot of four-abreast pedestrians...
Forum: Northeast
04-25-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
Posted By rholland1951

Needed a short ride this afternoon, so improvised...

Needed a short ride this afternoon, so improvised a ride up the Mystic River in West Medford and continuing by the Mystic Lakes into Winchester, then continuing into the Flats before crossing Route 3...
Forum: Northeast
04-23-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Tinkered a bit with the Rawland Nordavinden to...

Tinkered a bit with the Rawland Nordavinden to increase the pre-load on the Stronglight needle-bearing headset, hoping to cure the shimmy I had encountered at speed on a previous ride, then took it...
Forum: Northeast
04-19-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Put on a mask and took the Rawland Nordavinden...

Put on a mask and took the Rawland Nordavinden out for a 22-mile jaunt, out Mass. Ave. to Lexington Center, picking up Bedford Street to the Minuteman crossing, then down the Minuteman dodging...
Forum: Northeast
04-16-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out for an 11-mile loop...

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out for an 11-mile loop up to Lexington Center and back, out on the mostly-empty Minuteman, back on the even-emptier Mass. Ave. Temperatures in the mid-40s, blustery, with a...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
Posted By rholland1951

Improvised a 10 mile route through Arlington,...

Improvised a 10 mile route through Arlington, Medford, Winchester, and Somerville, starting off along the Mystic Lakes and the Aberjona River, then making a strategic wrong turn that had me rolling...
Forum: Northeast
04-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8,953
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Posted By rholland1951

Riding from Boston to destinations in Middlesex...

Riding from Boston to destinations in Middlesex County, you've got an interesting set of options. First of all, you have to cross the Charles River. There are a series of bridges to help with that....
Forum: Northeast
04-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8,953
Views: 1,028,485
Posted By rholland1951

Buzzman... remember those weekly commutes out to...

Buzzman... remember those weekly commutes out to the Berkshires!?! Hope he's well, and still rolling.

rod
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