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Forum: Northeast
03-01-24, 01:54 PM
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Posted By rumrunn6

bathroom ... cool yeah I often wondered...

bathroom ... cool

yeah I often wondered about that wooden path
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when I ride it I...
Forum: Northeast
02-29-24, 05:39 PM
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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
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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
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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: 11,149
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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
02-27-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By EVlove

The salt storm, I like that. It was indeed, out...

The salt storm, I like that. It was indeed, out here in Chelmsford, as well. A few people lost their gruntles over what was perceived as disproportionate preparations.

I was kept off the bike...
Forum: Northeast
02-26-24, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11,149
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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....
Forum: Northeast
02-26-24, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Late Sunday afternoon, I took another cold ride,...

Late Sunday afternoon, I took another cold ride, this one out the Minuteman on the Seven. I had been watching the road salt accumulations on the roads disappear in the modest rain showers we had a...
Forum: Northeast
02-24-24, 06:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon was cold and blustery, so I...

Saturday afternoon was cold and blustery, so I took the LHT and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
02-22-24, 05:32 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly LHT out early Thursday afternoon...

Took the Surly LHT out early Thursday afternoon on the Community Path Extension, which today seemed to me to be a climbing structure for bicycles (and cyclists)....
Forum: Northeast
02-20-24, 10:41 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Tuesday afternoon, it occurred to me that the...

Tuesday afternoon, it occurred to me that the Green Line Extension Path is a ride in itself, as well as a connector to various other destinations. I set out on the Surly Long Haul Trucker to test...
Forum: Northeast
02-19-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

On the Monday holiday, I moved the Surly Long...

On the Monday holiday, I moved the Surly Long Haul Trucker into the rotation for the first time since May of last year, giving the Sam Hillborne a rest until later this Spring. I've got 13799 miles...
Forum: Northeast
02-17-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Checked the weather forecast, thought a bit about...

Checked the weather forecast, thought a bit about road conditions, then took the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
02-15-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb, equipped...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb, equipped with Nokian W240 47-559 studded tires, up the Minuteman at the end of the day, temperature in the mid-30's....
Forum: Northeast
02-13-24, 10:01 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

critters are happy ...

critters are happy
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Forum: Northeast
02-12-24, 11:53 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Late Monday afternoon I took the Seven up the...

Late Monday afternoon I took the Seven up the Minuteman to Lexington Center for a sunset ride, the last on that bike, perhaps, for that unknown number of days until whatever sand and salt that is...
Forum: Northeast
02-11-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By bharrisonb

It hit the mid 40s today on Massachusetts' North...

It hit the mid 40s today on Massachusetts' North Shore ... time for a ride to visit all the spots I love on the Raleigh Sports ...
...
Forum: Northeast
02-10-24, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the custom Seven Evergreen SL out Saturday...

Took the custom Seven Evergreen SL out Saturday and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
02-09-24, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Yah. Mill Street is another automobile on-ramp...

Yah. Mill Street is another automobile on-ramp for the bike path... ;-)

rod
Forum: Northeast
02-09-24, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

bike_tom , good to hear you're rolling again....

bike_tom , good to hear you're rolling again. Thanks for the bike tinkering report, it was instructive. The old couple driving on the Minuteman is a story that gets reenacted from time to time....
Forum: Northeast
02-08-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By EVlove

Always good to read what you're up to,...

Always good to read what you're up to, rholland1951 . It's appreciated, and deserves more than just clicking the Like button.

I've been riding pretty consistently during this winter of mostly dry...
Forum: Northeast
02-07-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Seven out Wednesday for a sunset ride on...

Took the Seven out Wednesday for a sunset ride on the Minuteman, cold and fast. Sam thought the bike was "shiny". "Takes one to know one, Sam," I said....
Forum: Northeast
02-05-24, 11:39 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday I took the Seven for a late afternoon spin...

Monday I took the Seven for a late afternoon spin up the Minuteman to Lexington Center, with temperatures falling from 40° down to 35° in the course of an hour, making me glad of the long johns....
Forum: Northeast
01-22-24, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram with its Nokian ice...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram with its Nokian ice shoes up the Minuteman again Monday, turning around at Lexington Center....
Forum: Northeast
01-22-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By EVlove

Unlike Rod, I don't like riding on ice and snow...

Unlike Rod, I don't like riding on ice and snow at all, and so this last week was spent completing my selection of gears for the track bike, and working out chain lengths for each. I now have three...
Forum: Northeast
01-19-24, 03:33 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the icebike (Winter avatar of the 1987 GT...

Took the icebike (Winter avatar of the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb shod with 47-559 Nokian W240 tires, 240 carbide studs per tire for ice, and an aggressive tread for plain old snow, along with full...
Forum: Northeast
01-09-24, 06:06 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Well, so, I did take the icebike out. It's been a...

Well, so, I did take the icebike out. It's been a while, so it's worth naming the parts: a 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb shod with 47-559 Nokian W240 tires, 47mm tires in a 26" wheel size with 240...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

So, to continue the theme, I too put the bike...

So, to continue the theme, I too put the bike aside in order to pursue my other Winter sport: snow shoveling. I started with an actual shovel, and did the wet'n'heavy stuff that way. I was planning...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By EVlove

I had 12 inches in my driveway two hours ago when...

I had 12 inches in my driveway two hours ago when we finished our first round of shoveling. The snowblower turned out to be useless; it starts with fluid, but dies under load. Probably just a carb...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rumrunn6

just about 6" but it started snowing again ...

just about 6" but it started snowing again
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Forum: Northeast
01-06-24, 11:50 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon, I took the Rivendell Sam...

Saturday afternoon, I took the Rivendell Sam Hillborne out and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
01-06-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By EVlove

Today I did get my snowblower running, sort of...

Today I did get my snowblower running, sort of (it has decided this year it needs starter fluid to get going, this despite fresh gas and a new plug) with enough time to spare to get my first few...
Forum: Northeast
01-05-24, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday afternoon, I rolled out to Battle Road...

Friday afternoon, I rolled out to Battle Road Bikes on the Seven Evergreen SL to have a pair of "monarch wings " installed on the already in place MKS Gamma pedals. The wings, really bolted-on...
Forum: Northeast
01-04-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

Thursday, towards sunset, I took the Rivendell...

Thursday, towards sunset, I took the Rivendell Appaloosa, recently rebuilt as an honest touring bike from its original beach cruiser incarnation, out the Minuteman for a shakedown ride. Nothing fell...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

I've seen that grin. "I'm not your dog," it says....

I've seen that grin. "I'm not your dog," it says.

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rumrunn6

Coyote crossed in front of me at night one time....

Coyote crossed in front of me at night one time. My lights were on but no camera. I made note of particulars.

grey

healthy & healthy coat

danced quickly past me efficiently, effortlessly,...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

I took the Seven Evergreen SL out for a shakedown...

I took the Seven Evergreen SL out for a shakedown cruise, first ride since 700C x 44mm Rene Herse Manastash Ridge Extralight tires, lights, fenders, a rear rack, bottle cages, a bell, a Brooks...
Forum: Northeast
01-02-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rumrunn6

some weather moving in. temps fluctuating but...

some weather moving in. temps fluctuating but there's gonna be enough to get the winter play started. get yer dry road bike & tire rides in now :D
Forum: Northeast
12-31-23, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rholland1951

End of the day, end of the year, took the...

End of the day, end of the year, took the Rivendell Atlantis out the Minuteman for a New Years Eve ride, meditative and quiet except for several minutes spent chatting with an older man (read: my own...
Forum: Northeast
12-31-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By EVlove

My last miles for 2023! 25.1 of them, to MCI...

My last miles for 2023! 25.1 of them, to MCI Concord and back on the BFRT. This is just south of Route 27/Main St in Acton.
...
Forum: Northeast
12-30-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rumrunn6

went for a nature hike w Wifey at Great Meadows...

went for a nature hike w Wifey at Great Meadows Concord but we didn’t get far

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Forum: Northeast
12-27-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By bharrisonb

44 deg F in Gloucester today ... let's keep on...

44 deg F in Gloucester today ... let's keep on riding
...
Forum: Northeast
12-27-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11,149
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Posted By rumrunn6

got out late in the day. 51 degrees. where's...

got out late in the day. 51 degrees. where's winter?
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Forum: Northeast
12-26-23, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1982 Specialized Sequoia out on Boxing...

Took the 1982 Specialized Sequoia out on Boxing Day for a sunset ride on the Minuteman. Rode along briskly while the Night Chorus sang, looking for colors....
Forum: Northeast
12-25-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By rholland1951

A pause in the Mid-Winter Visiting activity gave...

A pause in the Mid-Winter Visiting activity gave me an opportunity to take the Rivendell Atlantis out for a quick but satisfying Christmas morning ride up the Mystic Valley Parkway along the Mystic...
Forum: Northeast
12-24-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By rumrunn6

whether you celebrate officially or not, it's a...

whether you celebrate officially or not, it's a big day, so I'm wishing you cycling buddies a Merry Christmas & safe travels! I got a small taste today & the all-day all-night travel bonanza, begins...
Forum: Northeast
12-23-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon I took the Sam Hilborne and...

Saturday afternoon I took the Sam Hilborne and rode East in the cold, bright, and breezy....
Forum: Northeast
12-22-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By rholland1951

Friday afternoon I took the Seven out the...

Friday afternoon I took the Seven out the Minuteman in the 33°F weather, rolling quickly through the cold air. I spent a certain amount of time stopping to adjust saddle height and saddle angle,...
Forum: Northeast
12-20-23, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By rholland1951

Wednesday, I took the custom Seven Evergreen SL...

Wednesday, I took the custom Seven Evergreen SL out for a quick spin up the Mystic Valley Parkway before lunch, cutting capers around deserted Shannon Beach, even though this is still a bare bike,...
Forum: Northeast
12-17-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 1,441,594
Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon, I took the Sam Hilborne and...

Saturday afternoon, I took the Sam Hilborne and rode East....
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