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Forum: Northeast
01-26-23, 11:33 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Wary of ice in spite of the thaw conditions, I...

Wary of ice in spite of the thaw conditions, I rode the GT, with its studded Nokians, to an appointment Thursday afternoon at Battle Road Bikes....
Forum: Northeast
01-25-23, 03:06 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The snow is slow to arrive. Perhaps the rain will...

The snow is slow to arrive. Perhaps the rain will be, too. Sporting propositions are attractive, but betting against Ma Nature is fraught with peril.

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-19-23, 09:28 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I know! It's set up 39. I find that works...

I know!

It's set up 39. I find that works well with friction shifting.

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-19-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

A call Wednesday afternoon from Pete at Battle...

A call Wednesday afternoon from Pete at Battle Road Bikes had me stopping by the shop late Thursday morning to have a look at the cockpit setup on the Nobilette project bike....
Forum: Northeast
01-17-23, 11:08 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday I indulged in my other Winter sport, snow...

Monday I indulged in my other Winter sport, snow shoveling. Tuesday afternoon I took the GT Karakoram, in its ice bike persona, fenders, studded Nokians and all, out for a ride on the Minuteman....
Forum: Northeast
01-15-23, 07:38 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Yikes! That's more than the usual CT...

Yikes! That's more than the usual CT unpleasantness!

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-13-23, 05:50 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

This afternoon, between the rains, I took the LHT...

This afternoon, between the rains, I took the LHT out on the Minuteman to enjoy riding in temperatures in the mid-50s. The wetlands appear to be getting wet again. ...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-23, 11:43 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

After contemplating the question of black ice...

After contemplating the question of black ice Saturday afternoon, and deciding it was unlikely, I took the Sam Hillborne and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
01-05-23, 04:15 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I realized that, between one thing and another, I...

I realized that, between one thing and another, I hadn't been on the bike this year. So I put on some layers and took the Sam Hillborne out in the cool and damp (but not raining or freezing)...
Forum: Northeast
12-31-22, 06:18 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

On Saturday, I checked the weather forecast...

On Saturday, I checked the weather forecast twice, then took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler and rode East. ...
Forum: Northeast
12-30-22, 05:50 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took yet another get-acquainted ride on the Sam...

Took yet another get-acquainted ride on the Sam Hillborne today, this one on the familiar route out to Lexington Center and back on the Minuteman, one of those all-I-had-time-for rides that seems to...
Forum: Northeast
12-29-22, 11:06 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Mid-afternoon Thursday, I took the Sam Hilborne...

Mid-afternoon Thursday, I took the Sam Hilborne out for a short spin up to the Eastern shore of the Mystic Lakes, to see what I could see. The sun was already low, temperatures in the low 50s....
Forum: Northeast
12-22-22, 05:45 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Sam Hillborne out on the gray eve of the...

Rode the Sam Hillborne out on the gray eve of the promised storm. Didn't quite get rained on. ...
Forum: Northeast
12-20-22, 06:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Got a bit of time this afternoon on the Sam...

Got a bit of time this afternoon on the Sam Hillborne, and took it on a spin up the Minuteman to Lexington Center and back, all the schedule would allow, but radically better than nothing. Spent a...
Forum: Northeast
12-18-22, 12:01 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

The rain stopped, whatever snow we had happened...

The rain stopped, whatever snow we had happened while I wasn't looking, and the temperature stayed commendably above freezing, in the low 40s by the early afternoon when I took the Sam Hillborne and...
Forum: Northeast
12-15-22, 11:49 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

In the intermission between rainstorms, I puzzled...

In the intermission between rainstorms, I puzzled over the extent of the thaw, then took the 1987 GT Karakoram shod with carbide-studded Nokian W240 559-47 tires out for a short spin on the...
Forum: Northeast
12-12-22, 07:44 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Certainly, some winter crud... rod

Certainly, some winter crud...

rod
Forum: Northeast
12-12-22, 04:17 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

He seemed happy... And the brakes, while...

He seemed happy... And the brakes, while encrusted, functioned adequately. Which made me happy, when I needed to stop.

rod
Forum: Northeast
12-11-22, 05:27 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

It wasn't snowing when I took the Sam Hillborne...

It wasn't snowing when I took the Sam Hillborne out on the Minuteman this afternoon, although Bert and Ernie assured me that if the sky wasn't falling now, it soon would be. Said it was the Principle...
Forum: Northeast
12-09-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! It's definitely got possibilities. It may...

Thanks! It's definitely got possibilities. It may take until Spring before the bike gets enough use to manifest some of them.

rod
Forum: Northeast
12-09-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

I got a call from Battle Road Bikes this...

I got a call from Battle Road Bikes this afternoon, to let me know that the Atlantis had morphed from Project to Bicycle. Hurray! I drove out to Lexington and put the Atlantis on the car's bike rack,...
Forum: Northeast
12-07-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Beautiful night photography! rod

Beautiful night photography!

rod
Forum: Northeast
12-07-22, 12:05 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Tuesday afternoon we were headed for a grayscale...

Tuesday afternoon we were headed for a grayscale sunset. It was still too bright to be gloomy, but no pink would come of it....
Forum: Northeast
12-04-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Sunday evening, I took the Sam Hillborne out for...

Sunday evening, I took the Sam Hillborne out for a sunset ride on the Minuteman....
Forum: Northeast
12-01-22, 06:58 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! There is a missing part to upgrade the...

Thanks! There is a missing part to upgrade the electrical service that is yet another supply-chain practical joke that must be waited on before it really becomes practicable, but so far, so good.
...
Forum: Northeast
11-30-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Home improvement projects have been cutting into...

Home improvement projects have been cutting into my riding time lately. This week, HVAC techs installed the Kraken in my basement. They said it was a heat pump. The horror......
Forum: Northeast
11-27-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Yah. Now more than ever. rod

Yah. Now more than ever.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-27-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

That was all very well, except that the bike I...

That was all very well, except that the bike I was on was NOT the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle, it was the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler. Sheesh! I guess I was tired when I wrote that ride report. Here's a...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-22, 10:48 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Dressed for the seasonal weather, then took the...

Dressed for the seasonal weather, then took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
11-21-22, 11:08 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rambouillet out on the Minuteman for an...

Took the Rambouillet out on the Minuteman for an hour this afternoon, temperatures in the mid-30s, the sky bright blue, the low sun dazzling, a stiff breeze blowing from the SW. I made a few changes...
Forum: Northeast
11-19-22, 06:28 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

What, it's Saturday? Took the Ocean Air Cycles...

What, it's Saturday? Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
11-18-22, 08:02 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Found some warm gloves, and took the Sam...

Found some warm gloves, and took the Sam Hillborne for a ride on the Minuteman after lunch, in the blustery dazziling chilly day....
Forum: Northeast
11-18-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

One observation: we've seen numerous signs of...

One observation: we've seen numerous signs of development along the Reformatory Branch Bedford segment in the last few years. This, in combination with the new developments in apparent ownership of...
Forum: Northeast
11-18-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks for the update. So I guess Bedford will...

Thanks for the update. So I guess Bedford will continue to roll in the mud.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-14-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Sam Hillborne out on the Minuteman along...

Took the Sam Hillborne out on the Minuteman along about sunset. Temperatures were in the low 40s to start....
Forum: Northeast
11-14-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

I expect to ride all Winter. I've got clothes...

I expect to ride all Winter. I've got clothes that can cope with it, a mix of merino wool and synthetic items that I've learned to combine to keep me more or less comfortable down into the 20s, plus...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-22, 07:57 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

DCR is doing a good job continuing the stone...

DCR is doing a good job continuing the stone markers tradition, I think. Memory...

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-12-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Sam Hillborne at midday and rode East,...

Took the Sam Hillborne at midday and rode East, up hill, down dale, and in and out of traffic....
Forum: Northeast
11-11-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

Friday, continued to put miles on the Sam...

Friday, continued to put miles on the Sam Hillborne, taking it for a visit to my son Sam and granddaughter Ida. This gave me an opportunity to enjoy my favorite Belmont traffic sign....
Forum: Northeast
11-10-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

New Bike Day! Enjoy! rod

New Bike Day! Enjoy!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-09-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

Today, the short-ride-sized hole in the schedule...

Today, the short-ride-sized hole in the schedule was found at noon, as the UU clock tower tells it. I took the Sam out into the cool and bright, after spending a bit of time in the morning...
Forum: Northeast
11-08-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

I decided to get me some of that seasonably...

I decided to get me some of that seasonably cooler weather, so I dressed for the occasion, took the Rambler out, and got some....
Forum: Northeast
11-07-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Sam Hilborne out in actual daylight....

Took the Sam Hilborne out in actual daylight....
Forum: Northeast
11-06-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By rholland1951

Sunday, by the time my schedule freed up (read:...

Sunday, by the time my schedule freed up (read: by the time the Pats game ended), it was 4:30 EST, and the sun had just set. Insert the set of all relevant timezone rants here. But I rolled out on...
Forum: Northeast
11-05-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

Saturday, I took the Rivendell Sam Hillborne and...

Saturday, I took the Rivendell Sam Hillborne and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
11-04-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

Friday developed as another day with a (short)...

Friday developed as another day with a (short) ride sized hole just before dinner. I rolled out on the newly-fledged Rivendell Sam Hillborne a few minutes before sunset....
Forum: Northeast
11-04-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

That avatar is a keeper. rod

That avatar is a keeper.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-03-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Sam Hillborne out for a spin on the...

Took the Sam Hillborne out for a spin on the Minuteman towards sunset. It was comfortable and quick. I'm quite happy with how it handled, and how responsive it seems. And it's a pretty bike, of...
Forum: Northeast
11-02-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

Stopped by Battle Road Bikes to say hi and tell...

Stopped by Battle Road Bikes to say hi and tell tall tales, and discovered that they had finished up one of the last 3 project bikes left in my bike-tinkering backlog that they've been drawing down...
Forum: Northeast
10-31-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,453
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out for a...

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out for a Halloween spin as the light faded....
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