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Forum: Northeast
09-20-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

I haven't been riding as often or as far as I...

I haven't been riding as often or as far as I would like to recently. Not a good preparation for my first planned century (NH Seacoast Ride)! So on Saturday I executed a very last-minute, late-night...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By autonomy

Very useful info. My understanding of seatpacks...

Very useful info. My understanding of seatpacks is that they were solving specific problems (rear suspension or carbon bike = no rack, narrow trails = snagging on vegetation) but they've also become...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By autonomy

I'm excited! I have been to Wellfleet only a...

I'm excited! I have been to Wellfleet only a handful of times (rail trail, riding through on the way to PTown), never enough to explore, but I just booked a weekend in August at the Wellfleet Hollow...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

Congrats on the new wheels! Now the next natural...

Congrats on the new wheels! Now the next natural thing, of course, is to definitely put bigger tires on it!
I was pleasantly surprised to see the Trek store in that plaza as well as a new beer...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/42.46399/-71...

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/42.46399/-71.35789
I always wondered about those sections, they must be secluded and overgrown. Post some pics if you make it there.

I have been to this...
Forum: Touring
05-20-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By autonomy

Nooo, you can't talk about PTdN without...

Nooo, you can't talk about PTdN without mentioning in the Véloroute des Bleuets (https://veloroutedesbleuets.com/)!
A couple more Canadian ones:
Cabot Trail...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By autonomy

My route separately, since I can't attach more...

My route separately, since I can't attach more than 10 images
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/730x776/quabbin_gate_40_92842afa6983d6e43128e2970d31a3c2c5148079.png
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By autonomy

Quabbin Watershed

I didn't see a separate Quabbin thread, seems like it's worth creating one to collect ideas and experiences. Lots of good riding in the area.
A couple weeks ago I got a chance to go out on an...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,677
Posted By autonomy

I didn't use a flush toilet but bathroom seemed...

I didn't use a flush toilet but bathroom seemed OK, maybe a 4/5. One of the faucets didn't work and the floor was totally wet. Shower was pretty good, individual 'rooms' with a small lobby. There was...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,677
Posted By autonomy

Sharp eye! The reason I started from P7 was...

Sharp eye! The reason I started from P7 was because I camped the night before at Curlew Pond (drove there first, they sent me to HQ for my pass, drove back...). In the morning, since I wasn't sure...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,677
Posted By autonomy

Yup! I have been meaning to make it out here for...

Yup! I have been meaning to make it out here for a looong time, your posts have inspired me. This place turned out to be way bigger than I thought (that's always my problem with maps). I am starting...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,677
Posted By autonomy

Continued due to image limit ...

Continued due to image limit


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1440/20220515_105208_2_b74d85e48dfbe0a8087f09e215b31416f5cf4771.jpg
This is where it turned into type II...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,677
Posted By autonomy

That's the official DCR trail map...

That's the official DCR trail map (https://www.mass.gov/doc/myles-standish-trail-map/download) and it's pretty good. I wish DCR would use different colors to denote trail use, rather than dashes,...
05-10-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,481
Posted By autonomy

I only clicked on that link an didn't bother with...

I only clicked on that link an didn't bother with the rest because of this:



Yeah, that's not an indication of a problem with disc brakes and QR. More like "preventing a rare accident in case...
05-10-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,481
Posted By autonomy

And those tires! 40mm party in the front, 25mm...

And those tires! 40mm party in the front, 25mm business in the back? What am I looking at?

P.S. I've ridden two mountain bikes and now an adventure bike with disc brakes for the last 20 years, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,867
Posted By autonomy

I had that same observation at the last couple of...

I had that same observation at the last couple of events I was at. So many shiny, new, 'serious'-looking bikes! It was nice to ogle some of them. But also plenty of older bikes, guys just riding.
...
Forum: Northeast
03-16-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

You just wait until it's July, then it'll all be...

You just wait until it's July, then it'll all be mud and rocks around that island! :O
Forum: Northeast
02-03-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

Not sure what your goal is, free parking near the...

Not sure what your goal is, free parking near the Minuteman in Lexington? If so
- don't think you can park at the Scottish center, they have signs there saying it's for patrons only
- Clarke St....
Forum: Northeast
02-01-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

Gah, you're welcome, but I should clarify my...

Gah, you're welcome, but I should clarify my poorly-worded claim. The unplowed line has been around those streets in the past. I haven't actually gone out there after this storm!
Forum: Northeast
02-01-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

Grrr, that's good-looking snow over there, I...

Grrr, that's good-looking snow over there, I haven't had the time so far to make it out there but usually there's good skiing - unless people walk in the ski tracks, and they do! The lots get plowed...
01-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,348
Posted By autonomy

Amazing scenery and photos, love these!

Amazing scenery and photos, love these!
Forum: Northeast
01-11-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

Wowza, looks like one heck of a workout there! I...

Wowza, looks like one heck of a workout there! I switch to a different mode of transport in those condition :)
...
01-11-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,771
Posted By autonomy

Welcome, please go to the membership services...

Welcome, please go to the membership services tent for your flannel shirt!
01-06-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,771
Posted By autonomy

I think the ultimate deciding question is this -...

I think the ultimate deciding question is this - do your tires have tan sidewalls?
Forum: Northeast
11-11-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

Dang, that already looks beautiful!

Dang, that already looks beautiful!
Forum: Northeast
10-27-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

The Minuteman was a bit of a disaster zone this...

The Minuteman was a bit of a disaster zone this morning with a ton of small fallen branches. Arlington DPW was cleaning up near TJs. There's also a tree down across the Alewife brook bridge right as...
Forum: Northeast
10-27-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By autonomy

Dang, I beat it this time! Never know when the...

Dang, I beat it this time! Never know when the snow is going to show up. BTW, I did a '3NaaP' version of this:
https://bikenewengland.com/2017/06/21/four-notches-and-a-pass-4naap-new-hampshire/...
10-20-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,293
Posted By autonomy

Could benefit from raising his saddle a few...

Could benefit from raising his saddle a few feet... plus what's up with his index finger? Or left foot?



:lol:
Like this but applied to the bike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0...
Forum: Northeast
10-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By autonomy

Oct 2021 update: disappointingly, this lot is now...

Oct 2021 update: disappointingly, this lot is now gated off with plenty of 'no parking' signs around it. I drove to the White Mountains Visitor Center (https://goo.gl/maps/HgdLEjS8Smz4y3JS8) and...
10-08-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,669
Posted By autonomy

The White Mountains (NH) are at it again. ...

The White Mountains (NH) are at it again.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/bearn_83f123400f32e58e926816c53c06a4a4fc89fa76.jpg
...
10-07-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By autonomy

My 0.02: 1. You are very unlikely to tell the...

My 0.02:
1. You are very unlikely to tell the difference between 43mm and 45mm tires (e.g. GravelKings). BTW, GravelKing SK Plus comes in MTB size of 2" (50mm) - 29 and 700c are the same.
2. Knobs...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By autonomy

Well, here's the thing - are you even able to...

Well, here's the thing - are you even able to find an available spot? Nickerson is usually booked solid, although probably not as much mid-week in the fall. If you had a vehicle, you'd also pay $30...
Forum: Northeast
08-16-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By autonomy

I always wondered about those trails, and the...

I always wondered about those trails, and the unpaved, unnamed roads on the other side of 'the highway'

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/41.9516/-70.0167

Lots you can learn from scouting...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By autonomy

OB to Lighthouse Beach would be a much shorter...

OB to Lighthouse Beach would be a much shorter ride and more pleasant ;)
Forum: Northeast
08-09-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By autonomy

Hehehe, the mad scramble to the other port is...

Hehehe, the mad scramble to the other port is very familiar to me! First time ever wife and I did take the shuttle, but never after that. It was as much of a confusing mess as getting on the ferry...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By autonomy

:eek: That's my problem with riding on the Cape...

:eek:
That's my problem with riding on the Cape or The Islands - it's great if you hit it during a good time, like a lazy September weekend or an early summer Sunday. There are limited ways to get...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By autonomy

Also these: ...

Also these:
https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/riding-into-the-sunset/Content?oid=2137896
https://bikenewengland.com/bicycle-rides-in-vermont/
Forum: Northeast
08-02-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By autonomy

The most I've done was this 50-miler: ...

The most I've done was this 50-miler:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1224x727/vineyard_circumnav_c658ae3e6acf346e6bee9717f6da08379b344942.png
I am of the opinion that...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 287,299
Posted By autonomy

My best find ever thanks to a pothole-ridden...

My best find ever thanks to a pothole-ridden highway overpass!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/756x1008/20210704_194825_2_8944e0799716b6361973ace190daa57809992b76.jpg ...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

*shudder* I can just hear my chain slapping the...

*shudder* I can just hear my chain slapping the chainstay :lol:



Pretty sure they have - I didn't try going in, but the locks were 'green'.
...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,063
Posted By autonomy

Gah, it's a bad year for ticks. Stay safe!

Gah, it's a bad year for ticks. Stay safe!
Forum: Northeast
07-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

Every couple of years I get the urge to ride...

Every couple of years I get the urge to ride Estabrook Rd and as soon as I get on it remember why I think it should be called Estabrook Trail; the rockiness of it quenches the urge for another couple...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By autonomy

As you've discovered, there are a lot of great...

As you've discovered, there are a lot of great rural-ish roads in the western suburbs - which is what I'm most familiar with. Are you familiar with the Strava Heat Map?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,749
Posted By autonomy

Same here. 40mi D2R2 Green River route on 28mm -...

Same here. 40mi D2R2 Green River route on 28mm - most of it looked like that. Just don't overcook in the turns and watch out for deep sand.



Correct, one should use the right tool for the job....
Forum: Northeast
05-25-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By autonomy

One more thread on Cape biking I ran across, with...

One more thread on Cape biking I ran across, with pictures/videos: https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/1184419-cape-cod-fall-biking.html
There's probably more in the forum if you do a search.
Forum: Northeast
05-24-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By autonomy

You're correct about the National Seashore,...

You're correct about the National Seashore, https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/biking-at-cape-cod-national-seashore.htm Bicycles are not permitted on hiking trails or on beaches.
Some more...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10,221
Views: 1,257,709
Posted By autonomy

One of my favorite trail/gravel loops these days...

One of my favorite trail/gravel loops these days is the triple-trail: Narrow Gauge, Reformatory Branch, Battle Road. They're all well-packed down and I typically do them on 40mm MSO XPlor but it's...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By autonomy

I'm going to link to an overview from TrailForks:...

I'm going to link to an overview from TrailForks: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/map/?nearby=1&activitytype=1&z=11.4&lat=41.70975&lon=-70.04944

You've got the Old Colony RT...
05-18-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,648
Posted By autonomy

Why are there so many threads about cheap/light...

Why are there so many threads about cheap/light bikes around here this spring? Are people salty that good bikes are still sold out in many places? On the other hand, I am somewhat amused by the irony...
05-13-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By autonomy

Quality thread! All 'em rich folks showing off...

Quality thread! All 'em rich folks showing off their wealth riding their $500+ bikes... smh
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