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Forum: Northeast
09-29-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

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Here I am while getting an evil hex removed from my Roubaix.
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09-05-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,085
Posted By E53

I was getting pain in all those places until I...

I was getting pain in all those places until I got a pro fit, and went to a chiropractor.
09-05-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By E53

There's been some great responses to this post so...

There's been some great responses to this post so far, and I'm glad I posted it. It all makes sense, and I'm going to try fumbling around with my Garmin to see if a change of settings will produce...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I got out to Harvard today for a 53 mile round...

I got out to Harvard today for a 53 mile round trip. This time I took Littleton County Road just for a change of scenery. After making my way to Carleson's Orchard to purchase a few apples and some...
09-05-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By E53

Okay, I guess I shouldn’t take the whole segment...

Okay, I guess I shouldn’t take the whole segment thing too seriously then. 😊
09-01-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By E53

Strava Segment time discrepancies

I have a Strava segment which is driving me nuts. A couple of years ago I did my pb at 1 minute and 41 seconds. I ride with a Garmin 1000, and with Garmin Connect turned on. Today I rode that segment...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By E53

1000 miles on a patch with my "Lucky Tube"

Back in June I was doing a fifty mile ride, and I of course got a flat. I found the cause right away, and of all things: it was a spring from a clothespin which was right in the middle of the tire. I...
Forum: Northeast
08-24-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

Absolutely great news!

Absolutely great news!
Forum: Northeast
08-18-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

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Forum: Northeast
08-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I visited someone in Harvard recently who uses...

I visited someone in Harvard recently who uses the "Nextdoor" email app. He said there were references to "Tour De France wannabees" tearing it up on the downhills, and being a nuisance.
Never once...
Forum: Northeast
08-06-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

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I don't know exactly how far they got into it before it was figured...
Forum: Northeast
08-03-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

This was a day to remember! It was supposed to...

This was a day to remember! It was supposed to rain at some point, but I took a chance. After I left Fern's, I headed up 225, and a couple of guys on Harleys passed me going up the first hill. I...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

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I went out for a quick 25 today. My first stop was at Fern's in Carlyle,...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,707
Posted By E53

The depot is at the intersection of Harwood St...

The depot is at the intersection of Harwood St and King Street in Littleton. I was in that building a few years ago, and it was a shop for restoring old coal and wood fired kitchen stoves. I don't...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,707
Posted By E53

I had a great 4th of July ride today from my...

I had a great 4th of July ride today from my summer home in North Billerica to Harvard. I've been out there a few times before, but this time I took a new...
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,684
Posted By E53

I'm more interested in comfort, but since there...

I'm more interested in comfort, but since there are a fair amount of hills where I live, perhaps something a little lighter than a Giro would be a better choice.
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,684
Posted By E53

Okay, The one that blew my mind was an Aero CA...

Okay, The one that blew my mind was an Aero CA 3.0. For me though, a touring bike would be suitable I think.
How is the Giro for climbing?
Forum: Recumbent
06-26-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,684
Posted By E53

After being rapidly overtaken by a Bacchetta...

After being rapidly overtaken by a Bacchetta while riding on my Roubaix, I'm sorta looking for one of these myself. I've found a few (Giro 20s) on Craigslist, but the sellers are asking double...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I went out to Bolton yesterday this time using...

I went out to Bolton yesterday this time using Rte. 111. It was a nice ride through West Acton, and cool because I'd never been there before. I have a "thing" for cool mailboxes, and this one caught...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

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It's been a long time since I rode my bike to a candy store, but I did it...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I did a nice 40 mile ride yesterday through...

I did a nice 40 mile ride yesterday through Carlisle, Concord, Sudbury and Wayland. The aches and pains came on after about 25 miles. As much as I hate taking pills, I think a couple of Alleve might...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I finally got out after a two week layoff due to...

I finally got out after a two week layoff due to a cough, and the fact that my mother needed surgery which was pretty serious. Anyway, it was great to get back on the Roubaix and do my usual...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By E53

Mostly, I've seen that type of bs when I sell...

Mostly, I've seen that type of bs when I sell something. They want to send a "shipper" to pick up the item and pay by Western Union or some such nonsense. I don't even respond to those idiots. Sadly,...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By E53

Thanks, that sounds like a good suggestion....

Thanks, that sounds like a good suggestion. Trouble is, I gave up my Facebook account years. Maybe I'll try it again someday, but not at the present time.
Forum: Northeast
04-24-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By E53

Suspicious Craigslist Deals

I've been looking on Craigslist just for the fun of it to see whats out there for sale. I've noticed a few ads with fishy sounding similarities. They are ads for fairly new carbon road bikes priced...
Forum: Northeast
04-15-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I reported the Auburn grate, and stressed that it...

I reported the Auburn grate, and stressed that it is a safety hazard. I rode over the route 27 grate last weekend. That one should be reported too. Maybe the more complaints that are generated the...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

Mailbox Tour

One ride I love to do is the ride from Auburn back home to Billerica. It's 55 miles of varied terrain. My route starts off near the Auburn Mall on Pakachoag Road where the town has installed this...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

After a quick stop at Fern's in Carlisle, I hit...

After a quick stop at Fern's in Carlisle, I hit the hills on 225 toward Westford. I love the cool weather for doing hills. Listening to the voices in my head, I went to Maynard and hung out with the...
Forum: Introductions
03-29-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By E53

It's been a dream of mine to ride in the UK. Good...

It's been a dream of mine to ride in the UK. Good to have you here!
Forum: Northeast
03-29-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

Despite the threat of rain, I thought it would be...

Despite the threat of rain, I thought it would be a good idea to try to squeeze in 25 miles. The "threat" turned into a promise fulfilled, but it was great none the less! I rode into Concord and set...
Forum: Northeast
03-24-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

You weren’t alone. Still it was great to get out...

You weren’t alone. Still it was great to get out on the road.
11-04-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By E53

Gives me an idea...find a way to install your...

Gives me an idea...find a way to install your ride computer on it so you can log some miles.
Forum: Northeast
10-22-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I cheated a bit and had my son bring my truck, so...

I cheated a bit and had my son bring my truck, so I just put it in the truck bed very carefully. I had a load of pine boards in the bed, so it nestled in nicely.
Forum: Northeast
10-20-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

Not a good ride today, my chain broke a few miles...

Not a good ride today, my chain broke a few miles out. Luckily, someone was home to rescue me. I'll be packing a master link and pliers from now on....
Forum: Introductions
10-20-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By E53

I won't tell you where to post, but I will say;...

I won't tell you where to post, but I will say; "welcome" :)
Forum: Introductions
10-20-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By E53

Glad you're here, make yourself at home!

Glad you're here, make yourself at home!
Forum: Introductions
10-20-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By E53

I missed out on a nice looking Cervelo on...

I missed out on a nice looking Cervelo on Craigslist a little while ago. Good luck with your quest, and welcome aboard!
Forum: Introductions
10-20-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By E53

It looks like you have a great place to ride. Now...

It looks like you have a great place to ride. Now you also have a great place to talk about it. Welcome!
Forum: Introductions
10-20-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By E53

Good to see you here. I'm a Roubaix guy as well....

Good to see you here. I'm a Roubaix guy as well. Great bike!
10-15-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,494
Posted By E53

Diesel is certainly one of the worst, gas can be...

Diesel is certainly one of the worst, gas can be annoying too though. Yesterday, I was passed by a couple of t-buckets. They were cool to look at, but it smelled like half burned gas was coming out...
10-14-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,494
Posted By E53

Smells of the Road

Maybe my sense of smell is getting better because my eyesight and hearing are getting worse, but one thing I notice more and more are the different smells I come across on my rides. Sometimes its...
Forum: Northeast
10-14-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

This morning my wife said she was going Auburn,...

This morning my wife said she was going Auburn, so my bike and I hitched a ride and rode home to Billerica from there. The ride started on Pakachoag St. where they have a slotted storm drain/bicycle...
10-07-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,376
Posted By E53

I have a Roubaix with the "Future Shock" front...

I have a Roubaix with the "Future Shock" front fork and the Zertz in the seat post, plus 28mm tires. It is a huge difference over my previous Roubaix without the future shock. There is one particular...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

Feel empowered... I guess

Feel empowered... I guess
Forum: Northeast
09-30-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

My first stop is always at Fern's in Carlisle....

My first stop is always at Fern's in Carlisle. From there, I always decide (roughly) which way I want to head. Today I decided to go up Westford Rd. and take on the hills there. I was pleasantly...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I did a little cross-country ride today from...

I did a little cross-country ride today from Auburn to Billerica using Strava to plot my route. Just about at the beginning there was a monster of a hill which is near the Auburn Sportsman Club....
Forum: Northeast
09-09-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I'm still trying to find my perfect fifty-mile...

I'm still trying to find my perfect fifty-mile route. From North Billerica, I go to Ferns, then Concord Center, Walden Pond, then I follow 126 to Rt 27. I normally take 62 back into Concord Center,...
Forum: Northeast
09-02-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

Fifty five miles today: Ferns to Concord Center,...

Fifty five miles today: Ferns to Concord Center, then out to Walden and I followed 126 to Rt 27. From there I got back to West Concord via 62 where my trusty Dunkin' Donuts was waiting for me on...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

I rode 52 miles last Sunday. I took 126 past...

I rode 52 miles last Sunday. I took 126 past Walden, and eventually wound up in Framingham. I got back to Concord in time to catch a traditional dance performance. Here they are just before the...
Forum: Northeast
08-19-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8,435
Views: 935,782
Posted By E53

A funny thing happened today. I got to a "T"...

A funny thing happened today. I got to a "T" intersection, and at about the same instant, three bikes (including mine) stopped at all three stop signs. Now it was nice day today, and there were a...
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