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Forum: Northeast
09-21-20, 10:28 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

So, Sam, I said, sell me this bike. Oh, you'll...

So, Sam, I said, sell me this bike. Oh, you'll like it, he said, it has fat tires and it comes apart in the middle. Comes apart, I said, isn't that dangerous? Oh no, he said, it never does that when...
Forum: Northeast
09-20-20, 12:00 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Having driven through Arlington Center and noted...

Having driven through Arlington Center and noted the swarms of bikes coming to and going from the Minuteman like so many ants, I tried out an 11-mile North-South route...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-20, 06:25 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

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

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
09-17-20, 10:57 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Needed a quick ride before dinner, and got it on...

Needed a quick ride before dinner, and got it on the Rawland, sprinting around the Mystic Lakes on the usual route...
Forum: Northeast
09-16-20, 11:18 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland on a late afternoon ride up...

Took the Rawland on a late afternoon ride up Mass. Ave. and clockwise around the Battle Green. The Sun was filtered through a milky sky, thanks to California fires and the jet stream. Glad that stuff...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-20, 04:38 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The Blue Biking of Arlington continues, at...

The Blue Biking of Arlington continues, at Broadway and Grafton Street......
Forum: Northeast
09-14-20, 10:14 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I spun out to Depot Park on the Rawland, before...

I spun out to Depot Park on the Rawland, before dinner. For some reason the Minuteman and its habitués reminded me of a street scene in an R. Crumb comic, but without the Sewer Snoids. I rode along...
Forum: Northeast
09-13-20, 08:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Had a quick sprint around the Mystic Lakes...

Had a quick sprint around the Mystic Lakes (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1lMXvzMaWq63QFXEvNrc-BvgcMXXL1TlV&usp=sharing) on the Rawland in the late afternoon, after having spent much of the...
Forum: Northeast
09-13-20, 08:39 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Bravo! That's a serious adventure! All's well...

Bravo! That's a serious adventure! All's well that ends well.

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-13-20, 07:24 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

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

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe East and into the hills on Saturday afternoon, cranking up and whizzing down a gamut of grades in Medford, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, and Winchester, beginning and...
Forum: Northeast
09-11-20, 06:54 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Needed a quick ride after breakfast, got it with...

Needed a quick ride after breakfast, got it with a loop with Mystic Valley Parkway and Main Street, Winchester, outbound, Playstead Road (Medford) and Harvard Ave. inbound, keeping a quick pace...
Forum: Northeast
09-10-20, 11:37 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Tuesday morning, I took the Rawland up the...

Tuesday morning, I took the Rawland up the Minuteman and happened upon the small, intimate installation ceremony for the Cary Coovert memorial bench. These days, ceremonies are small for a reason, so...
Forum: Northeast
09-07-20, 11:31 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Surly Trucker DeLuxe clockwise around...

Rode the Surly Trucker DeLuxe clockwise around the Battle Green after breakfast. Labor Day on Mass. Ave. was a good bet; to say I saw more bikes than cars there would be a gentle exaggeration, unless...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-20, 09:00 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland for a sunset ride on the...

Took the Rawland for a sunset ride on the Minuteman before dinner. The outbound leg was more of a solar glare ride, once or twice blindingly so. After the turnaround, the clouds began to be washed...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-20, 10:51 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly East on Saturday, for a ride in...

Took the Surly East on Saturday, for a ride in the hills of Medford, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, and Winchester, cranking up and whizzing down. Fun with gravity and grade. No phone, so no map, so I...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-20, 08:33 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Sprinted around the Mystic Lakes on the Surly...

Sprinted around the Mystic Lakes on the Surly Friday morning, the ride composed of pedal strokes and glimpses, dwell time lengthening only for stoplights. Another phone-free ride.

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-03-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,028
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland clockwise around the Battle...

Took the Rawland clockwise around the Battle Green in the mid-afternoon Thursday. Phoneless again, and only found myself reaching for it a couple of times, gradually relaxing out of the photographic...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-20, 12:11 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

That sounds like a great end-of-summer tour!...

That sounds like a great end-of-summer tour! Enjoy!

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-03-20, 07:32 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rain, rain, go away! rod

Rain, rain, go away!

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-01-20, 01:22 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks to a rare episode of sleeping in, I found...

Thanks to a rare episode of sleeping in, I found myself riding the Surly out to Depot Park and back at noon. Noon on a weekday is not a bad time to be on the Minuteman, and I kept a good pace; the...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-20, 02:22 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland on a quick sprint around the...

Took the Rawland on a quick sprint around the Mystic Lakes this morning. That, and three cups of coffee, cleared the cobwebs out.

Rolled out again before dinner, up the Minuteman to Lexington...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-20, 10:47 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly out on the Minuteman before dinner...

Took the Surly out on the Minuteman before dinner on Sunday, and found myself on a very busy MUP indeed, the day, the hour, and the weather drawing all sorts of people to it. Nonetheless it was...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-20, 10:24 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

sherbornpeddler, that ride sounds lovely. One of...

sherbornpeddler, that ride sounds lovely. One of these days I'll sneak past the I-90 barricade and roll around your neighborhood.

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-29-20, 10:20 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Kept an eye on the weather radar Saturday, and...

Kept an eye on the weather radar Saturday, and got out in the afternoon as soon as the last of the rain had blown by Arlington. Took the Rawland up the Minuteman, and had the thing more or less to...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-20, 10:11 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

That sounds absolutely wonderful! All this and...

That sounds absolutely wonderful! All this and clams, too!

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-29-20, 08:54 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on another...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on another iteration of the east-facing Rivers & Hills route (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1GZF4K3b1MImhvf0PWBiMWxQ4hi3_J4AI&usp=sharing) on Friday afternoon,...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-20, 10:27 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland out Thursday morning after...

Took the Rawland out Thursday morning after breakfast. As I was proceeding clockwise around the Battle Green, a single rumble of thunder served as a tip from one of the celestial bureaucrats of...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-20, 10:19 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Riding and wrenching are two dogs chasing each...

Riding and wrenching are two dogs chasing each other's tails down the road.

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-26-20, 11:20 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Tuesday morning I had another quick sprint around...

Tuesday morning I had another quick sprint around the Mystic Lakes, on the Surly this time. Any bumblebees in the area declined to crawl into my jersey....
Forum: Northeast
08-26-20, 04:31 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday afternoon, I was back on the Rawland again...

Monday afternoon, I was back on the Rawland again for a ride that covered 24 miles (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1T9EZdZNlcIHmxlp4nWLFNb4asFiEpARr&usp=sharing) and 1200' of elevation gain,...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-20, 04:20 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday morning, I took the Rawland Nordavinden...

Monday morning, I took the Rawland Nordavinden out for a quick sprint around the Mystic Lakes, N on Mystic Valley Road, Medford, Arlington Street, Medford, and the Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford and...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-20, 03:56 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out on Saturday...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out on Saturday afternoon for another iteration of the Rivers & Hills route (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1GZF4K3b1MImhvf0PWBiMWxQ4hi3_J4AI&usp=sharing), an...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Welcome! Allston riding conditions must be...

Welcome! Allston riding conditions must be morphing daily, given all that's going on right now.

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-23-20, 06:41 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Jim, Hope to see you out there. There's...

Jim,

Hope to see you out there. There's still a bit of Summer left, and September has its own charms. Glad Sharon has healed up.

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-21-20, 10:56 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Rawland Nordavinden on a quick sprint...

Rode the Rawland Nordavinden on a quick sprint around the Mystic Lakes late Friday afternoon. Summer's definitely back....
Forum: Northeast
08-21-20, 11:10 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Bluebikes coming to Arlington

The placement of the first few Bluebikes docks in Arlington has been announced.

https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/News/News/10459/16?backlist=%2fhome

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-20-20, 11:11 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Rawland Nordavinden clockwise around the...

Rode the Rawland Nordavinden clockwise around the Battle Green Thursday morning. The Battle Green was at peace....
Forum: Northeast
08-19-20, 10:21 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly on a quick sprint around the...

Took the Surly on a quick sprint around the Mystic Lakes (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1uhTxr4zPuvdmSe2JchCuZgzwMf4JU3pd&usp=sharing), N on the Medford bank, S on the Arlington bank, with...
Forum: Northeast
08-18-20, 01:19 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

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

Took the Rawland up to Lexington Center on the Minuteman after breakfast. The Mile 4.0 Cairn Builders continue on their whimsical evolutionary program....
Forum: Northeast
08-17-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9,028
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly out again Monday afternoon, on a...

Took the Surly out again Monday afternoon, on a 49-mile route (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1B25WX8PDcKh4Z_se_hwMdcfyNH4K0jS_&usp=sharing) through Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, Concord,...
Forum: Northeast
08-17-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9,028
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Posted By rholland1951

Any vehicle marked U-Haul is guaranteed to have...

Any vehicle marked U-Haul is guaranteed to have an unqualified driver. One of life's verities.

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-17-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9,028
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly for a little ride after breakfast....

Took the Surly for a little ride after breakfast. While I was standing with the bike at the top of my driveway, trying to get the Pocket Devil to do my bidding and record a GPS track, a helmetless...
Forum: Northeast
08-16-20, 11:06 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland out the Minuteman Sunday...

Took the Rawland out the Minuteman Sunday afternoon, before dinner and before the rain began to fall in earnest. At the Mass. & Mystic intersection, there were a dozen or so kids, middle school and...
Forum: Northeast
08-16-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9,028
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon, headed East for another...

Saturday afternoon, headed East for another variation of the Rivers and Hills (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Hx1DiFUl288iAaa7vLxX1YUU5MADZAKA&usp=sharing) ride through Arlington, Medford,...
Forum: Northeast
08-14-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,038,965
Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Surly Trucker DeLuxe clockwise around...

Rode the Surly Trucker DeLuxe clockwise around the Battle Green after breakfast. Weather was splendid, Mass. Ave. traffic approximated tranquil. Kept a good pace....
Forum: Northeast
08-13-20, 08:57 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

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

Took the Rawland up to Lexington Center on the Minuteman before dinner. Nice day for it, cooler air under a milky sky. Not so many people on the Minuteman, but a certain behavioral sloppiness was the...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9,028
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Posted By rholland1951

Took a turn around the Mystic Lakes after...

Took a turn around the Mystic Lakes after breakfast. Spent a few minutes poking around the trail network on the SE fringe of the Lower Mystic Lake, where it flows into the first few hundred yards of...
Forum: Northeast
08-11-20, 11:50 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out after breakfast...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out after breakfast and chased my shadow up the hill from East Arlington to Lexington Center. I believe it chased me back to East Arlington again, but I didn't look...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-20, 04:45 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The rides have been coming faster than the...

The rides have been coming faster than the reports lately. That's not a bad thing, but here's a consolidated report for the last three days.

Saturday was a variant of the Rivers & Hills route that...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,038,965
Posted By rholland1951

An emergency babysitting gig with my...

An emergency babysitting gig with my granddaughter caused me to punt on my planned morning ride (I was already in the riding togs when the call came). However, I did get to put in 17 miles before...
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