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Forum: Northeast
07-22-21, 08:05 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Wednesday, took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on a...

Wednesday, took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on a fast-for-me sprint up to Lexington Center on the Minuteman before dinner....
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By Ghazmh

Im hoping the pathology report is promising and...

Im hoping the pathology report is promising and you can get back on your bike soon.

Robotic surgery? I think I know the guy who installs and services the da Vinci for intuitive.
Forum: Northeast
07-19-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Friday morning, I put the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on...

Friday morning, I put the Surly Trucker DeLuxe on the hitch rack on the Prius, and drove up to Beverly to pick up my daughter Betsey and her Surly Cross Check. From there we headed up to Rockport,...
Forum: Northeast
07-17-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By Ghazmh

Today I decided to try out Esterbook rd. At one...

Today I decided to try out Esterbook rd. At one point it was at a slight incline after crossing a small stream, the road/trail itself was a stream for a few dozen muddy yards. I was particularly...
07-16-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Triangle Bikeworks

I wanted to give a shout out to Triangle Bikeworks/Spok'n Revolutions (https://www.spokenrevolutions.org/_about/). This non-profit advocacy group was founded 10 years ago with the intent to provide...
Forum: Northeast
07-15-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

My fingers and toes are crossed on your behalf. ...

My fingers and toes are crossed on your behalf.

rod
Forum: Northeast
07-14-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

In spite of a certain weariness, I took the Surly...

In spite of a certain weariness, I took the Surly out on the Minuteman for a quick ride through the warm and muggies before dinner....
Forum: Northeast
07-13-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

It's easy to forget that we've been in drought...

It's easy to forget that we've been in drought conditions for much of the previous year or two. I got into the habit of using the North end of the Cambridge Reservoir as an instrument to gauge that:...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By drewguy

A nice article about biking up to Cape Ann -...

A nice article about biking up to Cape Ann - https://nyti.ms/3jSdChe
Forum: Northeast
07-12-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Spent a certain amount of time this afternoon...

Spent a certain amount of time this afternoon squinting at the weather radar, trying to calculate exactly the right moment to take the bike out without getting drizzled on. I eventually realized that...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

I did, in fact ask Mr. Google about the progress...

I did, in fact ask Mr. Google about the progress on the Grand Junction MUP (https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3b3a21b0f0f84f4e801c9a645bd4cea4), and learned a few things... Turns out its design...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Elsa wandered off to New Brunswick, and the sun...

Elsa wandered off to New Brunswick, and the sun came out around 4pm....
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

I took the Surly out Thursday afternoon, figuring...

I took the Surly out Thursday afternoon, figuring to get a ride in before yesterday's no-name thundershowers started. A craving for relative novelty led me to ride down to Harvard Square, over the...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Late Wednesday afternoon, I took the Surly out...

Late Wednesday afternoon, I took the Surly out the Mystic Valley Parkway along the East bank of the Mystic Lakes, to once again enjoy the riding-next-to-water groove and observe the Summer scene,...
07-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,853
Posted By Sorg67

Did my 50 mile loop on Monday. 42 miles Sunday. ...

Did my 50 mile loop on Monday. 42 miles Sunday. First time doing back to back "long" rides (long for me). Was a bit beat towards the end but felt good. Targeting 60 miles next weekend. Longest...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By autonomy

*shudder* I can just hear my chain slapping the...

*shudder* I can just hear my chain slapping the chainstay :lol:



Pretty sure they have - I didn't try going in, but the locks were 'green'.
...
06-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,853
Posted By Sorg67

Thirty miles on Sunday. Gravel bike seems...

Thirty miles on Sunday. Gravel bike seems comfortable. I want to do a 50 mile loop this coming Sunday. Too big of a jump? 30 miles on Sunday seemed easy. I feel like 50 miles would be doable.
06-10-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,853
Posted By Sorg67

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles...

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles on Gravel bike regular seat yesterday. Planning 15 miles on Gravel bike Friday and longer on Sunday. Regular seat on Gravel bike was a bit tender...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram out for a mix of old,...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram out for a mix of old, new, and some things so old they've become new again. I headed N up the Mystic Valley Parkway, along the Eastern shore of the Mystic Lakes, and...
06-01-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,853
Posted By OldTryGuy

AWESOME!! :thumb: :thumb:

AWESOME!! :thumb: :thumb:
06-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,853
Posted By xenabr549

Good for you,, Be careful and listen to your...

Good for you,, Be careful and listen to your body..
Forum: Northeast
05-16-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Fractals are like that, of course. And while I...

Fractals are like that, of course. And while I haven't crunched the numbers, I expect at least half of it was probably on the Minuteman... ;-)

Saturday afternoon, I took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By jimmuller

I tried that once but I got wet and couldn't...

I tried that once but I got wet and couldn't breathe very well once the water got deep enough.:p

We took our tandem out again today. We're gradually increasing our mileage, did 38.75 miles today....
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By drewguy

Is there a trick? 10 in rack (1 a bit...

Is there a trick?



10 in rack (1 a bit hidden by sign), 1 being ridden
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Named for the cemetery, I believe. We've been...

Named for the cemetery, I believe. We've been trying to change it back ever since, but it pleases the State to hold us to it.

rod
04-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,853
Posted By Sorg67

Had surgery 6 am Monday. Got home yesterday. ...

Had surgery 6 am Monday. Got home yesterday. All good so far. Will get more information from pathology report on Friday.
Forum: Northeast
04-20-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT and its new shoes (Rene Herse...

Took the GT and its new shoes (Rene Herse Humptulips Ridge Extralights) out for a quick sprint to Lexington Center before dinner, and found that, despite the throngs, I put in the best average speed...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By jimmuller

I took today off work and we took the tandem out...

I took today off work and we took the tandem out to the BFRT (pronounced "brft" I suppose, a.k.a. Bruce Freeman Rail Trail). Started at Heart Pond, went up to Chelmsford, back south to the end just...
Forum: Northeast
04-13-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Took the newly revivified Rawland Nordavinden out...

Took the newly revivified Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman Tuesday for a ride before dinner....
Forum: Northeast
04-04-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By jimmuller

Just a little spin from Bedford to Carlisle. And...

Just a little spin from Bedford to Carlisle. And back of course.

Passing through Concord:
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride4.04.2021/SleepyHollow.jpg
Forum: Northeast
01-30-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Having ridden the GT around over dry, bare...

Having ridden the GT around over dry, bare pavement on crackling studded 559-47 Norkian W240s for the last few weeks, it was a pleasure to take the bike out on the Minuteman at sunset in 20-degree...
01-30-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By jay4usc

try adidas Tiro 3/4 training pants they are...

try adidas Tiro 3/4 training pants they are perfect for SoCal. I live in SoCal and I use the Tiro 19 pants for winter riding and they are perfect for the temperature here.
...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

I had some time to ride this afternoon, before...

I had some time to ride this afternoon, before the snow started, and used it to return to the under-construction Watertown Cambridge Greenway, and to find my way to the established Watertown Greenway...
Forum: Northeast
01-19-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT out the Minuteman to Depot Park....

Took the GT out the Minuteman to Depot Park. Returning, I was delighted to discover that the big tree at Taylor Lane is lit again this year....
Forum: Northeast
01-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By Ghazmh

Been gravel grinding the past 2 weekends. Last...

Been gravel grinding the past 2 weekends. Last week I rode out to trails in the Winchester Melrose area. Today I rode around Prospect Hill park,

...
Forum: Northeast
10-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

So, this afternoon I went out to the garage to...

So, this afternoon I went out to the garage to collect the Rawland Nordavinden for a ride. The Surly beckoned me (the way bicycles will), and said, "Hey pal. Have a look at my rear tire today....
10-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,889
Posted By livedarklions

Nashua: ...

Nashua:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20201025_144221502_bbbcc3297789e96f9222bf70dc8b7163f9f0006c.jpg

Next mission: Grand opening.
10-21-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,581
Posted By livedarklions

"A red taillight meets the legal requirement for...

"A red taillight meets the legal requirement for red at the rear if you are using an amber reflector. " I live in NH and I'm quite sure that's legally correct here. So the amber reflector is in...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Noted, voted, quoted. rod

Noted, voted, quoted.

rod
10-12-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,406
Posted By jon c.

It did not seem to me that the article bragged...

It did not seem to me that the article bragged about " the positive effects of advocacy efforts on bicycle commuting." It seemed pretty clear that the increase was entirely attributable to Covid. ...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

I've been wondering lately about the harvest at...

I've been wondering lately about the harvest at the Cranberry Bog in Carlisle/Chelmsford, tended to, I believe, by the farmers at Great Brook Farm State Park. This can be tricky to find timely...
09-30-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,889
Posted By cyccommute

Well you really broke the thread with that one,...

Well you really broke the thread with that one, didn’t you? I don’t think we have gone 7 days without anything ever. I bit the bullet and did the damn ride for ya, you worthless, lazy gits!

...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Tuesday...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Tuesday afternoon for an 18-mile loop on paved roads (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1eMMIcyYLXso1njXvdlJ1j8AFS3jAf-x2&usp=sharing) circling the Middlesex...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 1,117,897
Posted By rholland1951

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

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East....
08-27-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,920
Posted By BobbyG

March 8, 2032.

March 8, 2032.
08-26-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,889
Posted By DrIsotope

No giant bug, but I do has this fella: ...

No giant bug, but I do has this fella:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1365/41ik4yg_5a67ddb909d23804ad9814e829c986cb1d8a8787.jpg
The Western trucks used to be yellow, and...
08-26-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

What's your ******* point?!?

What's your ******* point?!?
08-25-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,600
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, it's "practicable", but I think the...

Actually, it's "practicable", but I think the difference between practical and practicable is that saying practicable makes you sound drunk.
08-25-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,600
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, but you live in a Frappe state, whatever...

Yeah, but you live in a Frappe state, whatever the hell a frappe is.

It's a milk shake, dammit!
08-25-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 130,889
Posted By flangehead

La bicicleta de comida mexicana. Next: Exterminator

Originally Posted by Thruhiker
Next Mission: AN ADVERSITEMENT WITH A BICYCLE FOR A PRODUCT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CYCLING.
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