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09-11-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By bike_tom

Yes, thank you. I enjoyed reading that. FYI, WaPo...

Yes, thank you. I enjoyed reading that. FYI, WaPo usually let's you read one article, during some interval, without a subscription. That was the case for me.
Forum: Northeast
09-05-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

I took an early morning ride today,Sunday, to...

I took an early morning ride today,Sunday, to beat both the weather and the crowds, heading east into Cambridge and then Somerville, to check out the progress of the ongoing path work. First I rode...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

Yesterday my wife and I went riding on the Bruce...

Yesterday my wife and I went riding on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT) for the first time in awhile. We started from the parking lot at Brooks St, Acton. Initially we went as far East as we...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

I was curious to see what progress had been made...

I was curious to see what progress had been made hooking up the Somerville Community Path extension to the existing path, so I took an early morning ride today to the turnaround at Lowell St. In...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

The surface conditions are similar. If you are...

The surface conditions are similar. If you are comfortable on the Reformatory, you'll be comfortable on Battle Road. Battle Road is a bit more interesting because, not being a rail trail, it has some...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

On Monday I rode a loop I had enjoyed several...

On Monday I rode a loop I had enjoyed several times last year: Minuteman to Bedford Depot, Reformatory to its end at Lowell Rd, then a short backtrack to Great Meadows NWR. From there, Monsen Rd,...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

Yes, its the Watertown Cambridge Greenway I was...

Yes, its the Watertown Cambridge Greenway I was thinking of. I need to explore the paths from Alewife to the Fresh Pond Reservation and then see how much of the new Greenway is open.
This page ...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

Happy Spring everyone. It's nice to see those of...

Happy Spring everyone. It's nice to see those of us who took a winter break from cycling back on the road. This week I decided to take a break from my usual rides to the west and ride east (from...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

I rode out to Concord this morning on the MM and...

I rode out to Concord this morning on the MM and the Reformatory Trail. Traffic was light and the weather great, maybe a bit warm for the season. I saw a new artwork installation on the MM in...
07-18-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,027
Posted By bike_tom

They don't come out, but they fold pretty flat,...

They don't come out, but they fold pretty flat, as you can see.
I've ridden in the back of a 2017 and it definitely felt tighter than ours. I think the latest gen is roomier again.
07-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,027
Posted By bike_tom

I second the idea of putting the bikes inside the...

I second the idea of putting the bikes inside the SUV. Here's two bikes inside a 2010 RAV4:

...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
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
03-28-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

I got out early today and rode the MM from East...

I got out early today and rode the MM from East Arlington to the Bedford Depot. It was fairly quiet on the way out, a bit busier on the way back, especially approaching Arlington Center. I did my...
Forum: Northeast
11-30-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving...

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving (and is ready for the coming snowstorm.)
I decided I deserved a break from raking leaves yesterday afternoon, so I took a quick ride up the...
Forum: Northeast
11-30-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

Was that a reference to the dearly departed...

Was that a reference to the dearly departed Christos Fruit Market in East Arlington?
I miss Chris and Georgia and all the wonderful things they had there.
Forum: Northeast
11-10-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

Rode out to Concord today on the Minuteman and...

Rode out to Concord today on the Minuteman and Reformatory trails. It was one of those days where the wind was gusty and changing direction a lot, but it was still a great ride. Overall, it was...
Forum: Northeast
08-17-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

My wife and I took a ride on the BFRT today. We...

My wife and I took a ride on the BFRT today. We parked at the Brook St lot and rode up to Chelmsford Center. It was a peaceful ride, especially in comparison to how crazy the Minuteman is on...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

Was off today so had a chance to take an early...

Was off today so had a chance to take an early ride out to Concord on the MM and the Reformatory Trail. Before noon the weather was fabulous for riding.
Overall it was pretty quiet, though I had a...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

On my way to Concord today, I noticed a portable...

On my way to Concord today, I noticed a portable electronic sign on the MM at Season's Four, directly across from the ghost bike (in the shade under the tree on the left.) I took a movie, but it did...
Forum: Northeast
05-23-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

I took a ride out to Concord this afternoon via...

I took a ride out to Concord this afternoon via the Minuteman and the Reformatory trail. The weather was great and the trails were relatively quiet. The Reformatory trail was mostly dry, just a damp...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

My wife and I took a short ride on the Minuteman...

My wife and I took a short ride on the Minuteman today out to Lexington - her first ride of the season. Had not been that way in a few weeks, and I was surprised to see that the Lexington visitor's...
Forum: Northeast
04-12-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

I took a ride this afternoon out to Bedford on...

I took a ride this afternoon out to Bedford on the Minuteman. Saw the ghost bike memorial at Seasons Four. Very sad. Also noticed a fresh asphalt patch at the driveway crossing there, where the...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 1,137,083
Posted By bike_tom

Hi all. Been following this thread for awhile,...

Hi all. Been following this thread for awhile, thought I should make a contribution.
Got out for my 4th ride of the season today after coming out of winter cycling hibernation just a few weeks ago....
Forum: Introductions
02-18-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By bike_tom

Welcome! I too joined recently after following...

Welcome! I too joined recently after following the forum for a few years.
Getting a new bike definitely gets one to ride more, not matter how much one loves a trusty old companion.

Enjoy.
Forum: Introductions
02-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By bike_tom

Welcome from another metro Boston newbie. Glad...

Welcome from another metro Boston newbie.
Glad to hear that you are not letting one misfortune turn you off from biking.
Forum: Introductions
01-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By bike_tom

Duh, I just got it. Juhryzee shauw indeed!

Duh, I just got it. Juhryzee shauw indeed!
Forum: Introductions
01-07-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By bike_tom

Welcome from another newbie. I know where...

Welcome from another newbie. I know where Flatbush is, but not Juhryzee. And Google maps is no help!
Forum: Introductions
01-01-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By bike_tom

Hey Aquamach - welcome from another newbie! ...

Hey Aquamach - welcome from another newbie!

I'm about the same age as you, so your story resonated with me.
My first bike was a Royce Union (20" wheel I think) . It started out as a very staid...
Forum: Introductions
01-01-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By bike_tom

Hi StanSeven and Trsnrtr, thanks for your...

Hi StanSeven and Trsnrtr, thanks for your welcoming replies.

I just wanted to add that although I have done some biking my whole adult life, I have gotten much more into it the past few years....
Forum: Introductions
01-01-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By bike_tom

Hey gopher. Thanks for that info about bike lanes...

Hey gopher. Thanks for that info about bike lanes where you live - it sounds pretty good.
I am in metro Boston area, and protected bike lanes are still not common here. Most bike lanes are a painted...
Forum: Introductions
12-31-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By bike_tom

Hey gopher, welcome from another newbie. I'm...

Hey gopher, welcome from another newbie.
I'm curious: how good is the bike infrastructure for commuting where you are?
(protected lanes and such)
Forum: Introductions
12-30-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By bike_tom

Hello and Happy New Year

Hi all. I've been following some threads on this forum for a while, so I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself. I ride recreationally, mostly on rail trails. My most common ride is on the...
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