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Forum: Northeast
07-03-20, 11:33 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Rawland clockwise around Battle Green...

Rode the Rawland clockwise around Battle Green this morning, the weather cool but not too cool, gray but not raining. The Mass. Ave. traffic was moderate, and a few other bikes were out. The...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-20, 02:13 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe...
Forum: Northeast
07-01-20, 08:54 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Another morning ride, this one after breakfast,...

Another morning ride, this one after breakfast, rather than before anything in particular. Took the Rawland up the Minuteman to Lexington Center again, interesting how quickly I've gotten back into...
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
06-29-20, 05:49 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Back to morning rides on Monday, taking the...

Back to morning rides on Monday, taking the Rawland up to Lexington Center on the Minuteman, during an interval in which the storms paused. The clouds looked chancy from Arlington Center, but the...
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
06-24-20, 10:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Wednesday...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Wednesday morning on a little 8-mile ride up the East side of the Mystic Lakes on the Mystic Valley Parkway, then back on the somewhat hillier terrain immediately to...
Forum: Northeast
06-23-20, 02:25 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! Hooda thunk it? rod

Thanks! Hooda thunk it?

rod
Forum: Northeast
06-23-20, 12:50 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland out for the third morning ride...

Took the Rawland out for the third morning ride in a row, 16 miles of the Hill Street-Paul Revere Road-Mass. Ave. hill climb...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-20, 04:04 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland for a Monday morning ride. Since...

Took the Rawland for a Monday morning ride. Since the Mass. & Mystic intersection was devoid of bike shoals, I picked up the Minuteman and had a nice little ride up to Lexington Center and back,...
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
06-20-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

That's the best software debugging scene in film....

That's the best software debugging scene in film.

rod
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
06-10-20, 08:47 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland for a quick ride up to Lexington...

Took the Rawland for a quick ride up to Lexington and around the Battle Green in the late afternoon. Arlington Center was already hopping as I rolled out, folks forming up for the evening's...
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
06-05-20, 10:35 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Got out for a mid-afternoon ride around the...

Got out for a mid-afternoon ride around the Battle Green and back, taking Mass. Ave. in both directions. I'd been off the bike for a couple of days, seemingly having pulled something in my left leg,...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-20, 04:06 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Franklin County is still there, of course... ...

Franklin County is still there, of course...

rod
Forum: Northeast
06-01-20, 11:18 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Nordavinden to Lexington Center and...

Took the Nordavinden to Lexington Center and back, out the Minuteman for the first time in what feels like a couple of weeks, and back on Mass. Ave. Traffic was light-to-moderate in both directions,...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8,912
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Posted By rholland1951

It'd been a while since I'd passed that way, so I...

It'd been a while since I'd passed that way, so I took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East...
Forum: Northeast
05-30-20, 08:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly for a spin around the Battle Green...

Took the Surly for a spin around the Battle Green before the day disappeared. It's been many a year since the Lexington Green has been graced with livestock, but it's still suitable for a pastoral...
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: 8,912
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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
05-26-20, 11:31 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Ah, that's making the Rat Trap Pass tires on the...

Ah, that's making the Rat Trap Pass tires on the Surly itch! Thank you!

rod
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Forum: Northeast
05-25-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8,912
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Posted By rholland1951

For many years, my standard 1-hour ride was 11...

For many years, my standard 1-hour ride was 11 miles (which I called 10 miles) on the Minuteman, with the turn-around at Woburn Street, which I referred to as Lexington Center. This has been replaced...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8,912
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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: 8,912
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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: 8,912
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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
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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
Replies: 8,912
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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
05-16-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,912
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Posted By rholland1951

That sign's brilliant. I saw a couple of earlier...

That sign's brilliant. I saw a couple of earlier drafts. It turned out well!

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8,912
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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, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8,912
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Posted By rholland1951

Nice build, nice bike. Good thing it's not my...

Nice build, nice bike. Good thing it's not my size!

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8,912
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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: 8,912
Views: 1,016,153
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: 8,912
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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
Replies: 8,912
Views: 1,016,153
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
05-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8,912
Views: 1,016,153
Posted By rholland1951

Another afternoon with better than anticipated...

Another afternoon with better than anticipated weather had me out on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe again, up to Lexington Center and back on Mass. Ave....
Forum: Northeast
05-07-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8,912
Views: 1,016,153
Posted By rholland1951

Aye. I'm used to an instance of chain suck on the...

Aye. I'm used to an instance of chain suck on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe, in which the chain gets lodged between the small cog and the chainstay. This thing with the Rawland was more exotic, involving...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8,912
Views: 1,016,153
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: 8,912
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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: 8,912
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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....
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