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Forum: Northeast
06-19-20, 09:24 PM
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Views: 1,017,481
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
06-14-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE]Nice hearing from you as a fellow cyclist...

[/QUOTE]Nice hearing from you as a fellow cyclist in my stomping grounds, NomarsGirl, diametrically opposite the usual Minuteman and Metrowest ride reports....
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

Today I rolled out just before 0700 for 58.5...

Today I rolled out just before 0700 for 58.5 miles on my Redsky. It was an absolutely perfect Sunday ride in all the ways we want Sunday rides to be. My route brought me through in the following...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By NomarsGirl

Got out for my longest ride of the year so far...

Got out for my longest ride of the year so far yesterday. Just about 11 miles. Out and back to the lake in Sharon.somehow, it is uphill both ways.
Forum: Northeast
06-13-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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
06-06-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

Well instead of a sunny day on the CCRT it was...

Well instead of a sunny day on the CCRT it was wet and grimy. I got rained on almost the entire ride including a brief downpour to ensure I was completely soaked upon arriving at the parking lot in...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

After capping off a mega miles May with Sundays...

After capping off a mega miles May with Sundays 74 mile ride I needed a few days off of the saddle. It was my highest mileage month in my life, 1047. My third 1000 month ever as well. The others were...
Forum: Northeast
05-29-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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
05-28-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8,914
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Posted By Ghazmh

Yesterday and today were pretty similar 31 mile...

Yesterday and today were pretty similar 31 mile rides. The difference being today I decided to take a left on Virginia rd to Old Bedford Rd to approach Concord Center instead of yesterday’s right...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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, 05:12 AM
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Posted By Jim from Boston

Similarly, I had started a thread in 2015,...

Similarly, I had started a thread in 2015, "Describe Your Commute" as a listing of selected features of the Commute, with 109 replies:There have been changes since then, mainly in bikes and...
Forum: Northeast
05-25-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

52 more miles on familiar Weston, Lincoln,...

52 more miles on familiar Weston, Lincoln, Concord, Carlisle, Acton, and Sudbury roads. Another good Sunday ride on a holiday Monday. I was a little sore from yesterday’s ride which followed...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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
05-15-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rumrunn6

had a nice 27 mile ride (no mask) on Routes 62,...

had a nice 27 mile ride (no mask) on Routes 62, 225 & 4, Stowish, Acton, Concord & Bedford 77 - 79 degrees!...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rumrunn6

over the length I rode I only saw two of those...

over the length I rode I only saw two of those signs & didn’t see any enforcement. there’s a mix of users with & without a face cover. seems easy enough to comply

glad you’re finding other places...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By autonomy

That's kind of ridiculous, and this is coming...

That's kind of ridiculous, and this is coming from a person who was wearing a mask to the store back at the end of March. But I guess it's also the reason why I've been staying away from the...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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
05-03-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

Wednesday morning I rode 26 miles on my Allroads....

Wednesday morning I rode 26 miles on my Allroads. It put me up to and just over 2000 miles for the year. Thursday I rode 28 more and although it wasnít supposed to rain until 8:00 AM. I got rained on...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By bike_tom

I took an early morning ride from East Arlington...

I took an early morning ride from East Arlington to Bedford this morning. The weather was beautiful. I took the Minuteman outbound (fairly quiet), but to avoid the increasing activity in Lexington...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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
04-25-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

This has been a diecent week when viewed from the...

This has been a diecent week when viewed from the saddle. Tuesday morning I set out just before sunrise for 33 miles. I felt strong and really appreciated the Spring morning chill with birdsongs...
04-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By ZIPP2001

The Darkside is Calling !

I haven't been to the upper entrance of The Darkside yet this year. So today it was off to checkout how well the trails faired from winter and roll out a 3+ hour ride. I even had a welcomed surprise...
Forum: Northeast
04-23-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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
04-21-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By mr_bill

Taraís finish line: ...

Taraís finish line:

https://i.imgur.com/RRPQ5nw.jpg

-mr. bill
Forum: Northeast
04-19-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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
04-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By jimmuller

I'm reading about all of y'all's riding exploits...

I'm reading about all of y'all's riding exploits and wishing I could ride too. My sweetie won't let me and truth be told, as high-risk person I'd be a bit cautious anyway.

Instead I ride in the...
Forum: Northeast
04-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

So I rode 21.1 miles in all. It was obviously...

So I rode 21.1 miles in all. It was obviously raining and cold. There were inconsequential amounts of slush on the roadside. I didnít encounter any ice so I can feel comfortable saying anyone else...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rumrunn6

Weather tonight, whoís riding in the morning? Iím...

Weather tonight, whoís riding in the morning? Iím tempted but Iím nursing a knee
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

This morning I hit the road before the sun came...

This morning I hit the road before the sun came up with my Honey Allroads for 23 miles. It was cold, 32* to be specific. I wore my winter cycling boots and cold weather gloves. Later on in the...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By ZIPP2001

Where's Roger ?

First off I hope everyone is staying safe and doing what you have to do in this crazy time in history. Second I live about 800 yards away from a back entrance trail into the Lake Dennison area of...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By mr_bill

So, I'm still getting out and about. Just not...

So, I'm still getting out and about. Just not finding the time to pull pictures from my GoPro.

"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." The Yogi Berra-ism has come true. The urban legend...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
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
04-12-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,255
Posted By rumrunn6

here's one for my personal record books. due to...

here's one for my personal record books. due to the current 1st wave of a COVID-19 pandemic I escaped to the penninsula for some cleaner ocean wind.

it's a big effort for me. felt fine during the...
Forum: Introductions
04-10-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By russtopherb

The Southcoast is the greater New...

The Southcoast is the greater New Bedford/Dartmouth/Fall River/Fairhaven area :D
Forum: Northeast
04-09-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rumrunn6

this was last Saturday. Not all Mass Ave but a...

this was last Saturday. Not all Mass Ave but a big chunk in the middle is

https://youtu.be/jwtJuLj4Yjc
Forum: Northeast
04-09-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By rumrunn6

early spring ride after work on a decent day....

early spring ride after work on a decent day. largely quiet a cpl hours before dusk
...
Forum: Northeast
04-08-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rholland1951

As part of my on-going program of Minuteman...

As part of my on-going program of Minuteman Bikeway crowd aerosol minimization, I rode the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on a 19-mile course out Mass. Ave to Bedford Street, Lexington, turning left onto...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rholland1951

Spent a couple of hours in the late afternoon...

Spent a couple of hours in the late afternoon riding in circles through Arlington, West Medford, Winchester, and Woburn, 13 miles of skipping from one body of water to the next: the Mystic River,...
Forum: Northeast
04-05-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out in the late...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out in the late afternoon in the benign air and pearly light for a 13-mile loop (https://drive.google.com/open?id=17rO0afer10xfFCCiL8FnBx1voDc9AmsA) out to Lexington...
Forum: Northeast
04-05-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

79.4 miles to get to Portsmouth using the route I...

79.4 miles to get to Portsmouth using the route I uploaded from Strava to my GPS. From Home to Carlisle Center was familiar. I rode through more towns than I can remember. Lots of hilly side roads. I...
Forum: Northeast
04-05-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rumrunn6

finally did it. just under 44 miles & took the...

finally did it. just under 44 miles & took the route I remembered. but gotta tell ya, not gonna do that again for a while. I went from a rural, spaced out population to a much more concentrated...
Forum: Northeast
04-04-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out in the...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out in the mid-afternoon. In Arlington Center, when the light changed, 12 bikes peeled off onto the Minuteman, 3 others continued on Mass. Ave., including the Norda....
Forum: Northeast
04-04-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

Today was a good ride on my Allroads. I headed...

Today was a good ride on my Allroads. I headed out before the sun came out and seemed to dry the roads. I dressed to get wet but the clouds gave way to sun and I didnít mind. I rode 50.8 miles on a...
03-31-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,105
Posted By rumrunn6

could not be more excited about early spring...

could not be more excited about early spring riding this year. while I like bad / interesting weather, it feels so darn good to get the heck out of the house!
03-29-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By ZIPP2001

He keeps coming back !

It was two years ago I challenged Ed to come out and ride the trails with me. I have extra bikes for friends that want to come try out some trail riding. It only took several rides before Ed went out...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,017,481
Posted By Ghazmh

My original plan for today (conceived 2 weeks ago...

My original plan for today (conceived 2 weeks ago while hoping for nice weather) was to ride to Portsmouth on my 520 with Mrs Ghazmh meeting me up there and drive home. In light of the global...
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