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Forum: Northeast
06-17-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

High time for a little contribution from me. I've...

High time for a little contribution from me. I've been out on the BFRT as usual, and mostly picking the Lotus of late, to celebrate the fact that the two of us just reached a combined age of 100...
Forum: Northeast
06-03-24, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Thanks Rod for keeping the thread going, and for...

Thanks Rod for keeping the thread going, and for finding new and unexpected observations on mostly familiar rides. A skill I lack, and appreciate in others.
Forum: Northeast
05-01-24, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I looked it up before my post, and found most of...

I looked it up before my post, and found most of the same information. I didn't closely follow the 2022 update to specifically include class 1 and 2 ebikes, but it looks like they forgot to clarify...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

It certainly doesn't, and that description makes...

It certainly doesn't, and that description makes it a motorized bicycle under MA law, which means not only are MUPs off limits, but the driver needs a license and registration.
Forum: Northeast
04-30-24, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By EVlove

I've been here since 2001. I suppose the change...

I've been here since 2001. I suppose the change from B&A to CC is that sale in 2004 you found.
Forum: Northeast
04-16-24, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I was too busy to take advantage of the weather...

I was too busy to take advantage of the weather yesterday, and a little grumpy about that, too. But today, assignments dried up around 2pm, and so I took the Bianchi and rode south (with my apologies...
Forum: Northeast
04-10-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I noticed the same evenly spaced lumps of snow...

I noticed the same evenly spaced lumps of snow somewhere out here in and around Chelmsford, although I can't remember now where that was. Not along the BFRT, as it doesn't get plowed.

I haven't...
Forum: Northeast
02-27-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
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
02-25-24, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

And a "Dislike" for the toppled bike, of course....

And a "Dislike" for the toppled bike, of course. Not sure I would have confessed to that myself :innocent:
Forum: Northeast
02-08-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
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
01-22-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
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
01-16-24, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

No pictures but I went on a chilly early...

No pictures but I went on a chilly early afternoon ride on the BFRT yesterday, Chelmsford center to Route 225, which is just over 10 miles out and back. Legs and feet were comfy but I could have used...
Forum: Northeast
01-13-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By EVlove

Ah, I see what you mean. Yes, that first section...

Ah, I see what you mean. Yes, that first section was challenging, and I probably should have turned around. But I figured it had to get better, since Chelmsford got among the highest snowfall totals....
Forum: Northeast
01-12-24, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

45 degrees and bone-dry roads, except for some...

45 degrees and bone-dry roads, except for some runoff, so I went out for a mid-day ride. I wanted a good workout in the short time I would have, so I picked the single-speed Van Dessel, but lowered...
Forum: Northeast
01-12-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By EVlove

Ah, not really. About 14 miles out and back, at a...

Ah, not really. About 14 miles out and back, at a modest pace and all flat, except where the BFRT briefly leaves the old rail bed at NARA Park.
Forum: Northeast
01-11-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By EVlove

I did have time for an extended recon ride today,...

I did have time for an extended recon ride today, from Chelmsford center to NARA Park. I parked at the library and made my way past this impressive flow (Beaver Brook, one wonders how many hundreds...
Forum: Northeast
01-10-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By EVlove

Word on the Friends of the BFRT Facebook group is...

Word on the Friends of the BFRT Facebook group is that either "everything melted" or "there is still slushy snow." I might get a ride in tomorrow.
Forum: Northeast
01-09-24, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By EVlove

There've been a few skiing and snowshoeing...

There've been a few skiing and snowshoeing pictures from the BFRT on social media. It's their turn now! I did occasionally see people training on roller skis throughout the summer.
Forum: Northeast
01-08-24, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I think I've just about had it with gas engines!...

I think I've just about had it with gas engines! We only have a small single-stage snowblower. I don't want the complexity of a bigger machine, and I don't have room for one in the off-season. But...
Forum: Northeast
01-08-24, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Chelmsford. This morning I measured 14 inches on...

Chelmsford. This morning I measured 14 inches on the lawn, but it's always more as it's coming down, before the compaction. I probably shoveled 2 feet, 12" + 6" + 6".
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
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
01-06-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
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
01-03-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I was watching that and planning to get a ride...

I was watching that and planning to get a ride in, but work intervened. And on Saturday, I might need to get the snowblower ready, current forecast up here is upwards of 6 inches.
Forum: Northeast
12-31-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
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
12-10-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Back on a bike as well yesterday, for the first...

Back on a bike as well yesterday, for the first time in almost three weeks in my case. An attempt to clear my head. Literally, from a still-lingering cold, and figuratively, from news of an old...
Forum: Northeast
12-01-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

We left on Thanksgiving day for a quick trip to...

We left on Thanksgiving day for a quick trip to see family and friends back in Germany. I didn't get to ride all week--we had mostly dreadful weather for it, anyway--and despite the mild and dry...
Forum: Northeast
11-20-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Chelmsford DPW was out blowing leaves off the...

Chelmsford DPW was out blowing leaves off the BFRT today. I can vouch for High St to the Westford line, which is what I rode, and it looked like they continued on towards town center. In Westford and...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

^^Ha! Looks like you got there a little earlier...

^^Ha! Looks like you got there a little earlier than I did:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x675/img_20231117_151157506_ed904fc85e2b7ebdc4f4305fce0221e4e83cb3ab.jpg

I...
11-10-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By EVlove

What I don't get is that the forum software won't...

What I don't get is that the forum software won't let us use certain banned words, but these guys have been posting basically the same spam a gazillion times. Time to update the banned words list? I...
Forum: Northeast
11-09-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By EVlove

I never noticed that particular one before,...

I never noticed that particular one before, either, but as you say that's a bad crossing and I keep my eyes on the road. It's the same design as several others that were installed near NARA Park...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Around Halloween we spent a week in Florida, on...

Around Halloween we spent a week in Florida, on both coasts, for a family wedding, and to see an old friend. Gorgeous weather, right around 90, but not very humid and with a good breeze. I noticed...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Great to see so many varied rides and locations....

Great to see so many varied rides and locations. We are set for another stretch of warm weather so rholland1951 , I hope you can go on that ride to Haystack!

I've been out riding but not in a mood...
Forum: Northeast
10-18-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By EVlove

Belated Happy Anniversary! We had ours...

Belated Happy Anniversary!

We had ours recently, too, and because of some upcoming trips and associated expenses, went modest. Sichuan Gourmet in Burlington. Highly recommended! It was busy and...
10-17-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By EVlove

Still listed here:...

Still listed here: https://woohoobikes.com/en/70-spokes

For SLE spokes it says galvanized steel in the listing.

No experience with this shop; they're in Poland. I doubt it's economical with...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

On what might just be the last day for riding in...

On what might just be the last day for riding in shorts this season, first I did a rare grocery run on the Dawes (4.6 miles) and then I headed out on the BFRT once again. All the way to the Donelan's...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Good grief. This is why I'm glad to be out here!...

Good grief. This is why I'm glad to be out here! And trending even further out on my rides. I'm hoping to check out a trail or two in southern N.H. this weekend. Sunday looks like the better bet.
Forum: Northeast
10-06-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that project. $19...

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that project. $19 million, ouch. I don't suppose it's going to happen anytime soon then.
Forum: Northeast
10-04-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I took a quick ride on the Dawes in what was left...

I took a quick ride on the Dawes in what was left of the daylight. My wife only had time for a brief walk together, and it felt like that wasn't doing justice to this amazing weather. A simple 9.2...
Forum: Northeast
10-02-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Two shots from a quick late Sunday afternoon ride...

Two shots from a quick late Sunday afternoon ride on the Zizzo. I had been out for a pretty fast 25 miles (West Concord and back on the BFRT) on Saturday and wanted to force myself to take it easy,...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Love the Fuji! I was just going through part of...

Love the Fuji! I was just going through part of the sport touring thread over in C&V the other day and saw it there. I missed out on a slightly older S12-S LTD over the weekend that somebody put on...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I managed to get a ride in on Saturday morning,...

I managed to get a ride in on Saturday morning, before the weekend turned rainy once again. Got to the cranberry bog and even played around in there a bit, which given the day, and the forecast,...
Forum: Northeast
09-20-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I am, and glad to hear you are on the mend. My...

I am, and glad to hear you are on the mend. My wife has caught some kind of bug (not that one, we tested) that's been making her feverish and miserable since last night.

I haven't been riding...
Forum: Northeast
09-13-23, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Not on Friday, no. We were away in Maine with old...

Not on Friday, no. We were away in Maine with old friends and cut the weekend short when we read about the damage in Chelmsford. Turned out our house was unaffected except for a 15 hour power outage....
Forum: Northeast
08-31-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I raced for likely the last time this year on...

I raced for likely the last time this year on Tuesday night (tonight is the absolute last event of the season at Northeast Velodrome but I have too much work to go, overall a welcome development) so...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Last Sunday of the track season at Northeast...

Last Sunday of the track season at Northeast Velodrome, and pretty much my last chance to meet a little personal challenge I had been pondering: to ride there from Chelmsford, a distance of about 27...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I guess this had to happen eventually. A quick...

I guess this had to happen eventually. A quick 4.8 mile spin after replacing the rear tire on the Dawes. With two patches on the inner, as the only fresh 27 inch tube I could find in my stash had the...
Forum: Northeast
08-23-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

I got a lot of miles in today, too, but was in a...

I got a lot of miles in today, too, but was in a decidedly unphotographical mood. Went the roundabout way to the BFRT at I-495 and from there northwards to the Lowell end, to confirm something I had...
Forum: Northeast
08-23-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

cough - Chelmsford - cough Belated welcome...

cough - Chelmsford - cough

Belated welcome to my neck of the woods!
Forum: Northeast
08-17-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

Another afternoon without work assignments (not...

Another afternoon without work assignments (not good) so I grabbed the Dawes yet again and headed south on the BFRT. Coming to NARA Park, someone passed me and proceeded through the twists at what I...
Forum: Northeast
08-15-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 1,508,526
Posted By EVlove

So that brief ride was enough to make me want to...

So that brief ride was enough to make me want to take the Dawes on a longer outing. The rain stopped and the roads were beginning to dry sooner than I had expected, and so I decided to put on a...
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