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Forum: Northeast
02-03-23, 11:59 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

sounds safe, I'll be on the highway tonight &...

sounds safe, I'll be on the highway tonight & most of the day tomorrow
Forum: Northeast
02-03-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By EVlove

Perfect time to do some route planning for the...

Perfect time to do some route planning for the stretch of 40s weather to follow! What a crazy weather pattern.
Forum: Northeast
02-02-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By thin_concrete

Stay safe this weekend everyone. I will be in...

Stay safe this weekend everyone. I will be in the basement Zwifting away, but thatís normal for me this time of year. For everyone that rides throughout the winter, I hope you can stay sane through...
Forum: Northeast
02-01-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

& ppl make fun of schools closed for weather ......

& ppl make fun of schools closed for weather ... they'd think differently if their child had been in that car
Forum: Northeast
01-31-23, 03:50 PM
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Posted By EVlove

So today I did find time for an exploratory ride...

So today I did find time for an exploratory ride on the BFRT. I swapped the Schwalbe cyclocross tires back onto the Lotus--easy job really, and I got some extra repetitive practice doing it because I...
Forum: Northeast
01-31-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By EVlove

Large healthy bobcat in our neighbors' garden...

Large healthy bobcat in our neighbors' garden across the street just a week or so ago, and a bear last fall. Repeated sightings both times, and video to prove it. Fascinating really, particularly...
Forum: Northeast
01-31-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By EVlove

^^That would freak me out. I never ride at night...

^^That would freak me out. I never ride at night anymore. This goes back so far that I honestly don't even know how much better lights have become. It's irrelevant really as my main worry out here is...
Forum: Northeast
01-31-23, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

:thumb: spooky cozy

:thumb: spooky cozy
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

decided on the BFRT because it's just easier. was...

decided on the BFRT because it's just easier. was able to start before dark...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By autonomy

That's been there for at least 3 weeks, I saw it...

That's been there for at least 3 weeks, I saw it twice on my Wednesday commute and I skipped last week. It's an odd sight indeed, and I think your theory about the owner finding it wheelless is...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By bike_tom

This morning I checked out the Cambridge,...

This morning I checked out the Cambridge, Somerville, Watertown, and Belmont paths radiating from Alewife. Nothing really new to report.

Saw this sad Trek 1100 near Alewife:
...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By EVlove

Well, a work assignment just materialized that...

Well, a work assignment just materialized that nixed any ride plans for today. Weather trend is cold to "are you kidding me?" cold for the rest of the week so there goes that...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By EVlove

Yeah I could park at NARA and go south but that...

Yeah I could park at NARA and go south but that feels like chickening out and/or my wife may hand me a grocery list while I'm going anyway :lol:
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

or ride a lower section? peaked at it this...

or ride a lower section?
peaked at it this morning, the lower ends were looking very clear like South Acton, but up by Chelmsford still impressive icy bits
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By EVlove

On more seasonable tires and without the Sunday...

On more seasonable tires and without the Sunday afternoon crowd all getting their walks in before the NFL games, I would probably have pressed on. That section has to be one of the very last...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-23, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

that is one stubborn trail. was gonna peak at it...

that is one stubborn trail. was gonna peak at it this morning on my way to work, in anticipation of a night right after work today. I guess I'll use the MM again, instead
Forum: Northeast
01-29-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By EVlove

I got in on the 50s-in-late-January fun today...

I got in on the 50s-in-late-January fun today with a bit of a rambling (and pictorially undocumented) workout ride just after lunch. I picked the Classique and headed to Chelmsford center to explore...
Forum: Northeast
01-29-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By bike_tom

I had the same experience when those bathrooms...

I had the same experience when those bathrooms first opened.

If you look closely, you will see there is a small (easy to miss) sign at each door that says something like "Push to open, don't turn...
Forum: Northeast
01-29-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

fwiw - the restroom doors at the Lexington...

fwiw - the restroom doors at the Lexington visitors' center can be a little deceiving. the green "vacant" sign may be displayed but if you try to use the door handle to open the door, it doesn't...
Forum: Northeast
01-29-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

great GIFs. love that we see the car GPS blinking...

great GIFs. love that we see the car GPS blinking at the train crossing. how weird
Forum: Northeast
01-28-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By jsilvia

Also got in 25 miles today on my Trek Crossrip,...

Also got in 25 miles today on my Trek Crossrip, It was a Windy very slow ride in Fairhaven . Riding early on Sunday before the wind picks up.
Forum: Northeast
01-28-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By bike_tom

I do recall somebody with an orange sweatshirt! ...

I do recall somebody with an orange sweatshirt!

Speaking of slow, I felt like I was slower than usual today. A lot of hotshots passed me.
Forum: Northeast
01-28-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By rumrunn6

ha! we probably passed each other. did you see a...

ha! we probably passed each other. did you see a slow old guy w/ an orange sweatshirt?
Forum: Northeast
01-28-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By rumrunn6

I got out too. 47 degrees wasn't too bad but it...

I got out too. 47 degrees wasn't too bad but it was windy so it felt like the 30s. cpl years ago Spy Pond was frozen hard & ppl were skating & ice fishing. today just some broken, wind blown surface...
Forum: Northeast
01-28-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By bike_tom

I took that very ride this afternoon, but in the...

I took that very ride this afternoon, but in the opposite direction. The MM was clean, dry, and salt free. I saw a few fancy bikes that probably don't normally come out in January.
It wasn't very...
Forum: Northeast
01-27-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By harrier6

"Ghost riding" a second bike isn't too hard......

"Ghost riding" a second bike isn't too hard... unless you need to turn, swerve, or stop for any reason
Forum: Northeast
01-27-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By rumrunn6

haha that's great. I love riding 1 bike to the...

haha that's great. I love riding 1 bike to the shop & another home!
fwiw - the BFRT still has long stretches of hard frozen footprints. lot's of long dry stretches too. it gets worse the further...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

yeah maybe I was being a bit too optimistic....

yeah maybe I was being a bit too optimistic. today would have been nice day if one could find something to ride on. I'm guessing they've been plowing the Minuteman. the BFRT is hopeless once the snow...
Forum: Northeast
01-24-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

riding conditions 4pm Thursday. 1st # is temp,...

riding conditions 4pm Thursday. 1st # is temp, 2nd # is "feels like"
...
Forum: Northeast
01-24-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By thin_concrete

Wouldnít that be nice? Place to warm your hands...

Wouldnít that be nice? Place to warm your hands in the winter, or make a hot dog in the summer!
Forum: Northeast
01-23-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By rumrunn6

commendable! is that a gas line right there in...

commendable! is that a gas line right there in the middle sticking up?
Forum: Northeast
01-23-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By EVlove

First day of work on the Sudbury section today!...

First day of work on the Sudbury section today! Clearing vegetation. Photo shamelessly grabbed off the BFRT Facebook page.
...
Forum: Northeast
01-22-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By bike_tom

Terrific picture - the lead rider looks like she...

Terrific picture - the lead rider looks like she is having a great time!
Forum: Northeast
01-21-23, 04:19 PM
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Posted By rumrunn6

was nice to see I wasn't the only crazy one today...

was nice to see I wasn't the only crazy one today

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x494/a_passing_riders_0344bf843179721a7d36afd5b950839a753134b0.jpg
Forum: Northeast
01-19-23, 09:17 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

One of these days, we are going to arrive at that...

One of these days, we are going to arrive at that bench at the same moment...

How many rear cogs do you have on that bike? (can't quite make it out from the drive side pictures)
Forum: Northeast
01-19-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

in the western suburbs, the light users are more...

in the western suburbs, the light users are more agreeable. not like the panic stricken on the MM. no one freaking out flashing their lights or shouting things. no need to go minimal w/ your...
Forum: Northeast
01-19-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By bike_tom

For various reasons I didn't take advantage of...

For various reasons I didn't take advantage of the mild weather the last couple of days, but I did get out this afternoon just before the rain. The weather folks were saying it would be dry till...
Forum: Northeast
01-18-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By rumrunn6

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x474/boardwalk_841aa76d5e08daff0ea3465ea741f4499d1208fd.jpg
Forum: Northeast
01-18-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10,507
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Posted By rumrunn6

45 degrees, quiet & dry, out my way ...

45 degrees, quiet & dry, out my way

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x506/a_trail_2_e0d9cd2fab4a9fe78d670195e3d6936d8fb3f7c5.jpg
Forum: Northeast
01-18-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By EVlove

Not much to report but near as I can tell, and...

Not much to report but near as I can tell, and care, I broke 100 total miles for the year today with a simple grocery run on the Zizzo. Which is not something I do very often, as I don't like the...
Forum: Northeast
01-18-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By rumrunn6

:thumb: thank you for sharing. I'm expecting...

:thumb:

thank you for sharing. I'm expecting our metro-west rail trails will be clear as well
Forum: Northeast
01-17-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By EVlove

There wasn't much daylight left when I got a...

There wasn't much daylight left when I got a chance to head out today but I wasn't going to let a 50 degree spell in mid-January go by. My favorite pump was AWOL (still is, and I know for sure I last...
Forum: Northeast
01-17-23, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By rumrunn6

awesome, thats New England for ya! road bike one...

awesome, thats New England for ya! road bike one day, fat bike just a cpl days later. well played, Sir
Forum: Northeast
01-17-23, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By Ghazmh

MCRT ON Saturday; ...

MCRT ON Saturday;

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MCRT on Monday;

...
Forum: Northeast
01-16-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By rumrunn6

:thumb: gonna be melt/refreeze, melt/refreeze w/...

:thumb: gonna be melt/refreeze, melt/refreeze w/ dashes of more mixed precip this week & next. timing will be everything
Forum: Northeast
01-16-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By thin_concrete

Iím not far from there and that pic couldíve been...

Iím not far from there and that pic couldíve been taken in my driveway. Definitely the heavy wet stuff. Letís see how tomorrow shakes out. I am firmly in the Zwift camp this time of year, but Iíd...
Forum: Northeast
01-16-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By rumrunn6

Acton 4pm ...

Acton 4pm

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very wet, very compactable, good for snowmen but your gloves...
Forum: Northeast
01-15-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By rumrunn6

it was cold today! I had to work (indoors...

it was cold today! I had to work (indoors thankfully)
& yes, it's football playoff season. keep an eye out for the Super Bowl soon
Forum: Northeast
01-15-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By EVlove

^Scary stuff Just dropping in briefly to pat...

^Scary stuff

Just dropping in briefly to pat myself on the back for today's ride. The day seemed agreeable enough when I set out, at 2:30 or so, and except for my thumbs and toes when going...
Forum: Northeast
01-15-23, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 1,289,532
Posted By rumrunn6

had a road trip out of state yesterday & have to...

had a road trip out of state yesterday & have to work today. around 8am in CT the roads were littered w/ wrecked 18 wheelers & route 84 was completely shut down on the eastbound side in 2 separate...
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