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Forum: Northeast
10-20-19, 07:15 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Sounds eerie. rod

Sounds eerie.

rod
Forum: Northeast
10-19-19, 03:45 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Out to Lexington Center and back on the Minuteman...

Out to Lexington Center and back on the Minuteman this afternoon. Aside from a few sawed logs by the side of the trail, there was little trace of the storm two days after the fact. Typical weekend...
Forum: Northeast
10-17-19, 08:23 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

True. I reckon we'll have another round of...

True. I reckon we'll have another round of Bikeway Cyclocross after the wind subsides.

rod
Forum: Northeast
10-16-19, 09:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out to Depot Square on a...

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out to Depot Square on a gray and breezy afternoon before the big weather got here, temperatures falling through the 50s....
Forum: Northeast
10-15-19, 04:46 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks, it's a pleasure to be riding again. ...

Thanks, it's a pleasure to be riding again.

I took the Rawland out again today, this time to Depot Park. What a pretty day for a ride! Nothing fell off....
Forum: Northeast
10-14-19, 06:23 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Off with the splints, on with a pair of leather...

Off with the splints, on with a pair of leather gloves, and onto the Rawland Nordavinden for a rolling rehab ride. Had a jolly time, and a little judicious twisting of the barrel adjuster for the...
Forum: Northeast
10-14-19, 06:04 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Suggest you call Quad Cycles, in Arlington. If...

Suggest you call Quad Cycles, in Arlington. If anyone offers this service, I expect they'll know who it is.

rod
10-07-19, 11:36 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Build more of these?...

Build more of these?...
10-07-19, 08:02 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

This Boston Globe article on the BMX cruiser kids...

This Boston Globe article on the BMX cruiser kids scene in Lynn (https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/07/18/the-cruiser-kids-lynn/aQQBCB862WwNBW1DAOkI2O/story.html) provides a rare look at the...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-19, 04:27 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Uncle Sam likes it! rod

Uncle Sam likes it!

rod
Forum: Northeast
10-04-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Wrenching was ok, I've learned to work around the...

Wrenching was ok, I've learned to work around the busted middle finger and pinkie on my left hand, and they're in much better shape now than a month ago. The folks in the Mt Auburn ER did the initial...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-19, 07:38 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Going a bit nuts after a month off the bike, I...

Going a bit nuts after a month off the bike, I bought a 1982 Specialized Sequoia from another member of the BOB list. It arrived Wednesday, and I spent the next day and a half down in the basement,...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-19, 08:03 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

It's rare (like any other moving violation...

It's rare (like any other moving violation enforcement in this state), but it does happen. I've seen it twice: once in Arlington Center and once in Concord, at the intersection of Sudbury Road and...
Forum: Northeast
09-24-19, 09:20 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I'm still about three weeks from getting back on...

I'm still about three weeks from getting back on the bike, but I did pull the noon to one shift on today's Minuteman count. Beautiful day for it....
Forum: Northeast
09-23-19, 07:34 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Minuteman Bikeway user count: call for volunteers

[/COLOR]Counting will be done at Swan Place, adjacent to (or, in case of inclement weather, in) Kickstand Cafe. I'll be taking the noon shift on Tuesday. Please sign up if you can.

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-15-19, 12:09 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I believe the statement that the Arlington...

I believe the statement that the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee voted in favor of a 15 mph posting is in error.

Just for the record, I think it's bone-stupid.

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-11-19, 09:05 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Welcome to the thread! rod

Welcome to the thread!

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-11-19, 08:45 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

That made my day. A rare jest! Bravo, sir! ...

That made my day. A rare jest! Bravo, sir!

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-10-19, 09:18 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

That looks like an absolutely lovely tour! Enjoy!...

That looks like an absolutely lovely tour! Enjoy!

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-10-19, 03:22 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Someone headed outbound tried to pass other...

Someone headed outbound tried to pass other outbound riders who were proceeding two- (three- ?) abreast across Mill Street, and came swooping across my bow as I was headed inbound across the...
Forum: Northeast
09-08-19, 12:14 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Guys, many thanks for the good wishes. I'll be...

Guys, many thanks for the good wishes. I'll be working the issue of lane discipline in Minuteman/road intersections with ABAC, while seeing if I can overcome my distaste for the stationary bicycle...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-19, 10:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT for a ride up to Lexington on...

Took the LHT for a ride up to Lexington on Minuteman before dinner, Thursday. It seemed routine enough: I was just one more herring in the shoal at the Mass & Mystic intersection in Arlington Center....
Forum: Northeast
09-03-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Trucker DeLuxe on a mid-afternoon ride...

Took the Trucker DeLuxe on a mid-afternoon ride out to Depot Park and back. Kept a brisk pace, enjoyed the people and dogs (including one combination I dubbed "Corgi and Bess")....
Forum: Northeast
09-03-19, 07:56 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

It wasn't until the third reading that I read...

It wasn't until the third reading that I read "compatible donor frame" rather than "compatible door frame". Time for more coffee, I think. Best of luck with the revivification (or reincarnation) of...
Forum: Northeast
09-02-19, 04:21 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode East on the LHT, aiming to get some hilly,...

Rode East on the LHT, aiming to get some hilly, urban, 3D pavement miles in before the heavy rains and noisy electrical storms started....
Forum: Northeast
09-02-19, 04:06 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Is this a CF story? rod

Is this a CF story?

rod
Forum: Northeast
09-01-19, 08:10 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Trucker DeLuxe for a quick sprint to...

Took the Trucker DeLuxe for a quick sprint to Lexington Center and back, on a cool afternoon that started gray and brightened considerably. Lots of kids of various ages were out riding, generally...
Forum: Northeast
09-01-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Yikes! rod

Yikes!

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-31-19, 07:26 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

That's West Medford, an at-grade crossing and...

That's West Medford, an at-grade crossing and stop on High Street, with a flagman.

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-30-19, 07:52 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT and rode East....

Took the LHT and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
08-30-19, 07:35 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

If U-Haul trucks are rented in a bar, that would...

If U-Haul trucks are rented in a bar, that would explain a great deal...

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-29-19, 06:46 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Trucker DeLuxe for a quick sprint up to...

Took the Trucker DeLuxe for a quick sprint up to Lexington Center and back, then mowed the lawn. The most interesting thing about this ride was the dog that didn't bark: despite the downpours we had...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 07:57 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT for a late-afternoon ride out to...

Took the LHT for a late-afternoon ride out to Depot Park. Somebody had given the drivers in Arlington Center Stupid Pills: there was a line of them idling on the bike lane on Mass. Ave. westbound (I...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-19, 08:11 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Those guys always make me smile. rod

Those guys always make me smile.

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-25-19, 04:22 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

It's a good place to ride, for sure. The Causeway...

It's a good place to ride, for sure. The Causeway will be rebuilt this Fall, which will make it somewhat more accessible, and is a creditable investment by local government in a unique resource. We'd...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-19, 04:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

We'd been watching the weather forecasts since...

We'd been watching the weather forecasts since the beginning of the tour, and the Pocket Devil had a new story for Wednesday every few hours, all involving thunderstorms with various probabilities in...
Forum: Northeast
08-24-19, 09:47 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Tuesday, our touring goal was Isle La Motte, the...

Tuesday, our touring goal was Isle La Motte, the most out-of-the-way of the Champlain Islands that has road access. Getting there entailed a transportation stage on US-2 across North Hero Island and...
Forum: Northeast
08-24-19, 08:36 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Last Sunday, my daughter Betsey and I loaded our...

Last Sunday, my daughter Betsey and I loaded our bikes on the back of her Subaru and drove out to Burlington, Vermont. Monday morning, we started a 3-day credit-card tour of the Champlain Islands by...
Forum: Northeast
08-23-19, 08:19 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Bravo! rod

Bravo!

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-21-19, 02:54 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

He was turning a corner. No harm, no foul. And he...

He was turning a corner. No harm, no foul. And he provided me with a useful prop that reinforced the fishiness of the Fish Pier.
))=8> <------fish wearing Groucho glsses

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-16-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

Hopped on the Trucker DeLuxe and rode East, stiff...

Hopped on the Trucker DeLuxe and rode East, stiff climbs and brisk descents, urban and suburban streets, in, out, and around potholes, picking routes through work zones, running with the bulls....
Forum: Northeast
08-15-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

Time was short, so I took the LHT on a very quick...

Time was short, so I took the LHT on a very quick (for me) sprint up to Lexington Center, shaving 10 minutes off my usual time. Made me happy....
Forum: Northeast
08-14-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 937,334
Posted By rholland1951

Got out on the Trucker DeLuxe for what was in...

Got out on the Trucker DeLuxe for what was in effect a do-over of the ride to Boston that got rained out last week. The destination was Castle Island via a roundabout route that took me down the...
Forum: Northeast
08-13-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT out on the Minuteman five-ish, yet...

Took the LHT out on the Minuteman five-ish, yet another little ride before dinner.

This dude ran the light at Mass. Ave. and Mystic Street, about as incompetently as possible without actually...
Forum: Northeast
08-13-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

Porsche? That would certainly restore the order...

Porsche? That would certainly restore the order of the universe w.r.t. e-bikes.

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-13-19, 07:29 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Ghazmh, that sounds wonderful! 'Tis the season! ...

Ghazmh, that sounds wonderful! 'Tis the season!

rod
Forum: Northeast
08-12-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out on the Minuteman...

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out on the Minuteman before dinner, admiring the Deep Summer afternoon. The purple loosestrife was doing battle in slow motion with the cattails in Arlington's Great Meadow....
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

I think that's in the Waltham segment. It's not...

I think that's in the Waltham segment. It's not developed yet, but whether there's a usable trestle you could rough it on, I don't know. Perhaps better to take 117 for now, and pick up MCRT in...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT up the Minuteman to Lexington Center...

Took the LHT up the Minuteman to Lexington Center for a ride before dinner to dispel a sense of weariness from godnose what source. Lots of jolly people, some of them quite small, out riding and...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,444
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Posted By rholland1951

I tend to post routes via Google Maps with the BF...

I tend to post routes via Google Maps with the BF posts to which they pertain, referenced through a link that's part of the description of the route.

rod
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