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Forum: Northeast
05-18-24, 10:02 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I returned from California Friday, decided...

I returned from California Friday, decided Saturday's forecast looked likely, and took the Sam Hillborne for a ride East....
Forum: Northeast
05-10-24, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Late Friday afternoon, I had a quick spin,...

Late Friday afternoon, I had a quick spin, lickety-split, up the Mystic Valley Parkway and along the Eastern shore of the Mystic Lakes. A series of quiet scenes prevailed there, a few canoes or...
Forum: Northeast
05-09-24, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Seven out for a quick spin late Thursday...

Took the Seven out for a quick spin late Thursday afternoon, pleased that the Sun continued to shine. It was a jolly ride. Lots of company on the Minuteman, but nothing too much....
Forum: Northeast
05-07-24, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Tuesday was the second day of extraordinarily...

Tuesday was the second day of extraordinarily good weather in a row and the the trail was thronged. For the most part, I avoided photographing the throngs, and I absolutely avoided colliding with...
Forum: Northeast
05-04-24, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

What to do with a sunny Saturday, just a little...

What to do with a sunny Saturday, just a little on the cool side? I took the Seven and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
05-03-24, 10:47 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I've never been too much a fan of riding...

I've never been too much a fan of riding two-abreast on a bike trail, but a Friday afternoon ride on the Minuteman with my son John is causing me to rethink that. We rode out to Depot Park together,...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-24, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

I got out for a walk on Thursday afternoon:...

I got out for a walk on Thursday afternoon: lovely and warm. Had a bit of time for a ride a little later in the afternoon, and dressed for lovely and warm, got windy and cold. It's all relative, of...
Forum: Northeast
05-01-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

And that's the heart of the matter. rod

And that's the heart of the matter.

rod
Forum: Northeast
04-30-24, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

I've temporarily sidelined the 44mm Rene Herse...

I've temporarily sidelined the 44mm Rene Herse Manastash Ridge Extralights with Schwalbe SV-17 tubes on the Seven in favor of a pair of 44mm Rene Herse Snoqualmie Pass Extralights with Rene Herse TPU...
Forum: Northeast
04-29-24, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Another afternoon ride on the Minuteman on...

Another afternoon ride on the Minuteman on Monday, quick in both senses, on the Rivendell Rambouillet this time, yet another steel-frame sport-touring bike set up with friction shifting and supple...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-24, 07:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden, sleek, fast, agile,...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden, sleek, fast, agile, with a lively frame and low-trail geometry, out on the Minuteman in the late afternoon. Nice to be able to do that when there's still some daylight...
Forum: Northeast
04-27-24, 10:21 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon I took the Ebisu All Purpose...

Saturday afternoon I took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
04-26-24, 04:44 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday, took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle for a...

Friday, took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle for a mental health ride in the 54 sunny-breezy afternoon, up the Mystic Valley Parkway, along the Eastern shore of the Mystic Lakes. Stopped at the Bacow...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-24, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the 1982 Specialized Sequoia into Arlington...

Rode the 1982 Specialized Sequoia into Arlington Center to attend a Bikeway Block Party meeting with Jim Caidenhead. I took the Sequoia because it has no decals, and so is presumably a lower-profile...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-24, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

The Nobilette had been hibernating over the...

The Nobilette had been hibernating over the Winter, but its number for a pedal upgrade came up, and I took it on a shakedown cruise to try out the new pedals and get reacquainted with the bike....
Forum: Northeast
04-20-24, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Pretty much as soon as the rain blew out to sea...

Pretty much as soon as the rain blew out to sea on Saturday, I put the Rivendell Sam Hillborne back in the rotation and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
04-19-24, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday, I rode the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out...

Friday, I rode the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out the Minuteman to Battle Road Bikes, to take its turn getting its pedals swapped for something wider. Along the way, we stopped to talk to Sam, who was...
Forum: Northeast
04-18-24, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Thursday was cold (spoiled already!), windy, and...

Thursday was cold (spoiled already!), windy, and gray. It was also forecast to be wet, but was drier than that when I set out....
Forum: Northeast
04-17-24, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Wednesday was cool and breezy, but with plenty of...

Wednesday was cool and breezy, but with plenty of sunshine. Good day for a ride, if you dressed for it....
Forum: Northeast
04-15-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Tom, I think the golf cart people were affiliated...

Tom, I think the golf cart people were affiliated with the Tough Ruck race. We've seen that before.

rod
Forum: Northeast
04-15-24, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

So, the week began with the Battle of Menotomy,...

So, the week began with the Battle of Menotomy, an insurrection with time travelers. Some of the time travelers had bicycles....
Forum: Northeast
04-13-24, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon I took the Rivendell...

Saturday afternoon I took the Rivendell Rambouillet and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
04-10-24, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

The Rivendell Appaloosa just had its turn for a...

The Rivendell Appaloosa just had its turn for a pedal upgrade, along with a little opportunistic tweaking of the new drive train, so I took it out for a shakedown ride on the Minuteman. It was...
Forum: Northeast
04-08-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

The GT was back from the shop from its Spring...

The GT was back from the shop from its Spring tune-up, having done Winter Bike duty in this somewhat questionable Winter. Aside from a new pair of pedals, the studded Nokian W240 559-47 snow & ice...
Forum: Northeast
04-08-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

I think you were wise. I walked part of the...

I think you were wise. I walked part of the Concord section of the RBT over the weekend. Not only were selected sections muddy in an unprepossessing way, the Great Meadows NWR was flooded to an...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-24, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Sunday was a bit more of the same in terms of...

Sunday was a bit more of the same in terms of weather, a boreal breeze that moved mid-40s air around whether you wanted any part of it or not. Still, a bright day, and much of the previously-fallen...
Forum: Northeast
04-05-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

On Friday, after all that rain, snow, wind, and...

On Friday, after all that rain, snow, wind, and what-have-you blew out to the Gulf of Maine, I took the LHT and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
04-02-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Seven for a late-afternoon ride on the...

Took the Seven for a late-afternoon ride on the Minuteman to Depot Park on Tuesday, and got a little cold drizzle for my pains. Rain, rain, go away, I said....
Forum: Northeast
03-30-24, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon I took the LHT and rode...

Saturday afternoon I took the LHT and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
03-29-24, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

So, I did take a look, and it seems the last time...

So, I did take a look, and it seems the last time I was translated laterally on Winslow Street, I was riding my Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle equipped with 32mm Compass Stampede Pass Extralights....
Forum: Northeast
03-29-24, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

The rain finally went out to sea, good place for...

The rain finally went out to sea, good place for it, and I took the transmogrified Rivendell Appaloosa for another shakedown ride out the Minuteman. It was a cool and breezy day, of the sort that...
Forum: Northeast
03-25-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday afternoon I took the Rivendell Appaloosa...

Monday afternoon I took the Rivendell Appaloosa out for a spin up the Minuteman to Lexington Center and back. This was only the second time I'd ridden it since I had Battle Road Bikes transmogrify it...
Forum: Northeast
03-24-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Late Sunday afternoon, after various non-bicycle...

Late Sunday afternoon, after various non-bicycle priorities had come and gone, I took the LHT out for a spin up the Minuteman, temperatures in the low 40s, wind from the NNW. Another cold one, but...
Forum: Northeast
03-22-24, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11,228
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday was another cold, dry day, but not as...

Friday was another cold, dry day, but not as windy as Thursday and not as wet as Saturday, so I took the Seven and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
03-20-24, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Had a little slot in the schedule that could...

Had a little slot in the schedule that could accommodate a little ride up the Mystic Valley Parkway, a quick roll up to the Mystic Lakes. Past Shannon Beach, I followed the old berm that is all...
Forum: Northeast
03-20-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

It is a puzzlement, as the King of Siam said on...

It is a puzzlement, as the King of Siam said on Broadway. But everybody's on the Minuteman, at one time or another.

rod
Forum: Northeast
03-19-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

We got the wind, tossing the tree-tops, yup, yup,...

We got the wind, tossing the tree-tops, yup, yup, we got the wind. Sunny, cold ride in the Tuesday mid-afternoon. The Seven went slithering between the gusts, we got the wind.....
Forum: Northeast
03-17-24, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Sunday afternoon had patchy weather, sometimes...

Sunday afternoon had patchy weather, sometimes cloudy-rainy, sometimes sunny, always windy. I took the Seven out in it, and made my standard sprint up to Lexington Center and back, with a headwind...
Forum: Northeast
03-17-24, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

That Fuji is a beauty, for sure! rod

That Fuji is a beauty, for sure!

rod
Forum: Northeast
03-16-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon I took the Surly Long Haul...

Saturday afternoon I took the Surly Long Haul Trucker and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
03-14-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Another little ride at the end of the day, this...

Another little ride at the end of the day, this one out to the Mystic Lakes at speed. The Seven lends itself to that, runs like a whippet. Quickest way I know to have my legs feel like they've been...
Forum: Northeast
03-13-24, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Towards the end of Wednesday afternoon, I took...

Towards the end of Wednesday afternoon, I took the Seven for a sprint out to Lexington Center and back on the Minuteman. Between the lightweight frame and fork, and the apparent and unexpected...
Forum: Northeast
03-12-24, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Although I declined to ride in Monday's big wind,...

Although I declined to ride in Monday's big wind, I did take the Seven out in Tuesday's lesser winds. I experimented with layering variations, and mostly got that wrong, which suggested a shorter...
Forum: Northeast
03-09-24, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

The clouds returned on Saturday, but didn't bring...

The clouds returned on Saturday, but didn't bring the rain along with them, and I took the LHT and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
03-08-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Today I had the pleasure of riding on a sunny...

Today I had the pleasure of riding on a sunny day. A bit of breeze flew the flag....
Forum: Northeast
02-29-24, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

On Thursday, the Seven befriended the West Wind,...

On Thursday, the Seven befriended the West Wind, a cold wind in February, whatever may be true in May, June, July, or August. I rode up the Minuteman in the teeth of the gale, and returned with the...
Forum: Northeast
02-28-24, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Wednesday afternoon, the South Wind wanted to...

Wednesday afternoon, the South Wind wanted to play. Here it is pushing up waves on the Lower Mystic Lake....
Forum: Northeast
02-27-24, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Agreed. It's a whole lot of fun. Also a bit...

Agreed. It's a whole lot of fun. Also a bit haphazardly constructed. I guess we need to count our blessings that something with this much hilarity made it through the multi-step review process. With...
Forum: Northeast
02-27-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Had time for a mid-afternoon ride on the Seven...

Had time for a mid-afternoon ride on the Seven out the Community Path Extension and its precursors (Minuteman, Alewife Linear Park, Somerville Community Path). I've been riding the Extension on the...
Forum: Northeast
02-26-24, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 1,486,667
Posted By rholland1951

Followed up a productive trip to the dentist's...

Followed up a productive trip to the dentist's with a quick spin up the Minuteman on the Seven. I cranked right along, passing some and being e-passed by others....
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