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Forum: Northeast
07-31-21, 09:58 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

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

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
07-29-21, 04:00 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Speaking of bicycle therapy, I took the Surly out...

Speaking of bicycle therapy, I took the Surly out noonish today, intending to spend the afternoon revisiting some old haunts. All this depended on the weather behaving itself, of course, but I had...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-21, 09:42 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

:D These fits of literal-mindedness come and go....

:D These fits of literal-mindedness come and go. Yeah, the shoes are salient indicators of me-ness until the cold weather returns. Time for another course of bicycle therapy...

rod
Forum: Northeast
07-28-21, 07:04 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly for a fast-for-me sprint on the...

Took the Surly for a fast-for-me sprint on the Minuteman to Lexington Center and back, the basic before-dinner ride. I was making sufficiently good time that I observed some of the behaviors of the...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-21, 09:48 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I managed to get started a bit earlier than usual...

I managed to get started a bit earlier than usual on Tuesday afternoon, which created some ride opportunities, but not quite as early as I had hoped, which ruled out some options. In the event, I...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-21, 10:51 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Colorless, odorless, and tasteless would have...

Colorless, odorless, and tasteless would have been a serious improvement on the air we had on Monday afternoon, blown across the continent from the Pacific Northwest, full of particulates, and...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-21, 10:01 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out and rode...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
07-23-21, 10:25 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

If you ride out the Minuteman......

If you ride out the Minuteman......
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, 11:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Riding more frequently than writing again, file...

Riding more frequently than writing again, file under First World Problems. Here's what's been happening.

On Saturday, I rode East for the usual hills-and-traffic fun....
Forum: Northeast
07-19-21, 10:57 PM
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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
07-19-21, 10:09 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

It's a great place to have in the neighborhood....

It's a great place to have in the neighborhood. Sounds like it's a little swampy just at the moment.

rod
Forum: Northeast
07-19-21, 09:49 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Phew! Six hours is a lot of robot-assisted...

Phew! Six hours is a lot of robot-assisted anything! Wishing you a minimum of wickedness.

rod
Forum: Northeast
07-15-21, 10:44 PM
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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
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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
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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, 06:44 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,...
Forum: Northeast
07-06-21, 01:03 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Sprinted to Lexington Center on the Minuteman...

Sprinted to Lexington Center on the Minuteman with the Surly Trucker DeLuxe at noon, in a successful bid to get home again before the dunderheads and downpours came roaring through.

Question: if...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,408
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Posted By rholland1951

So, for the last week I've been riding rather...

So, for the last week I've been riding rather than writing; good trade, as the old joke has it. Here's a brief synoptic report.

Tuesday, the temperature hit 97degF, and I took the Surly for a...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-21, 03:06 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

For example, this:...

For example, this:...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-21, 07:40 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Haven't had the pleasure since they rebuilt it...

Haven't had the pleasure since they rebuilt it during the plague year. Have they opened their public toilets yet? That would be a boon.

rod
Forum: Northeast
06-28-21, 10:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took a little ride on the Minuteman noonish on...

Took a little ride on the Minuteman noonish on Monday, temperatures bubbling up towards the mid-90s, just how high depending on who you asked, and relative humidity reported around 40% or so. I took...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-21, 10:41 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and headed East on...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and headed East on Saturday afternoon, the air a little warm, a little muggy, a little breezy, altogether pleasant if you like that sort of thing (I do)....
Forum: Northeast
06-25-21, 12:36 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

While Estabrook Road retains modern, paved...

While Estabrook Road retains modern, paved sections in Concord and Carlisle, the unpaved, stony core, in use at least since the 18th Century, was abandoned by the Town of Concord in 1932, and forms...
Forum: Northeast
06-23-21, 05:02 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The last time I rode the Surly, it reminded me...

The last time I rode the Surly, it reminded me that I owed it some lubrication to make up for the long ride in the rain I had taken it on the other day. This afternoon, after a day spent waiting for...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-21, 10:59 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out to Depot Park...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out to Depot Park on Monday afternoon. The sultry weather was balanced by a playful breeze that managed to be cooling in spite of the humidity....
Forum: Northeast
06-20-21, 10:53 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT Karakoram out the Minuteman for a...

Took the GT Karakoram out the Minuteman for a quick ride up to Lexington Center on a breezy, warm, and humid Fathers Day afternoon, having already saluted my son in his role as father to my...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-21, 10:18 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Surly Trucker DeLuxe East on a hot, hazy...

Rode the Surly Trucker DeLuxe East on a hot, hazy Saturday afternoon, for the usual round of playing in traffic and rolling around the flats and over the hills in Arlington, Medford, Malden, Melrose,...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-21, 08:43 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! It speaks well for the phone's...

Thanks! It speaks well for the phone's watertightness.

rod
Forum: Northeast
06-17-21, 11:38 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

One consequence of the unexpected writer's block...

One consequence of the unexpected writer's block I managed to develop putting together the ride report on the surprising Tri-Community Greenway was a backlog of additional ride reports, seven and...
Forum: Northeast
06-08-21, 10:46 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday was another hot one. I took the GT...

Monday was another hot one. I took the GT Karakoram up the Mystic Valley Parkway, where people (and dogs, specifically the Giant Schnauzer) were very sensibly jumping in the lake....
Forum: Northeast
06-04-21, 04:59 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT out just after noon, ahead of the...

Took the GT out just after noon, ahead of the thunderstorm that, at least in Arlington, never quite got here....
Forum: Northeast
06-03-21, 10:16 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out Wednesday...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out Wednesday afternoon, up the Minuteman to Lexington Center and back, all rail-trail Spring gentleness.

New from the Mile 4.0 Cairn Builders: the invention of...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 10:21 PM
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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...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-21, 10:24 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The weather broke better than I was expecting on...

The weather broke better than I was expecting on Monday, and I took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and headed East at midday. The folks at the Kurukulla Center were washing the stupa....
Forum: Northeast
05-23-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9,408
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the old GT Karakoram with the new tires for...

Took the old GT Karakoram with the new tires for a quick sprint around the Mystic Lakes before dinner, and just after a frisky little thunder shower blew through. There was a confused, cooling wind...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-21, 12:47 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Over the last year, the Bike to the Sea people...

Over the last year, the Bike to the Sea people were reporting progress in upgrading and completing the Northern Strand Community Trail (https://biketothesea.org/category/trail-news/), including...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9,408
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Posted By rholland1951

As I was approaching Arlington Center on the...

As I was approaching Arlington Center on the Rawland, I said to myself, "Those clouds bear watching."...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-21, 10:39 AM
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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
05-13-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9,408
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Posted By rholland1951

Wedged in another quick late-afternoon ride up to...

Wedged in another quick late-afternoon ride up to Lexington Center and back on the Minuteman, this time on the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb wearing Rene Herse 559-53 Humtulips Ridge dual-purpose...
Forum: Northeast
05-09-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9,408
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon, I took the Surly Trucker...

Saturday afternoon, I took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and road East....
Forum: Northeast
05-02-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9,408
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Posted By rholland1951

Wow! Adverse conditions aside, that's quite a...

Wow! Adverse conditions aside, that's quite a ride!

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-01-21, 10:41 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

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

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East, for another afternoon of playing in traffic and surfing the hills fringing the Fells Reservation (sometimes simultaneously). Spring proceeds apace, and...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9,408
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Posted By rholland1951

Is it just me, or have we really been having an...

Is it just me, or have we really been having an unusual number of windy days this year? Either way, today was yet another windy one. I took the Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman for a ride up...
Forum: Northeast
04-27-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9,408
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Posted By rholland1951

Managed to set out Tuesday on the Surly Trucker...

Managed to set out Tuesday on the Surly Trucker DeLuxe with less time than I needed for the ride I had in mind, a lovely ramble through Concord, Lincoln, Wayland, Sudbury, Weston, etc. I more or less...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9,408
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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
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