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Forum: Northeast
06-26-22, 10:26 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Sunday was another hot one. I took the...

Sunday was another hot one. I took the Rambouillet out for a late afternoon spin on the Mystic Valley Parkway, quick reconnaissance of the Mystic Lakes scene. Shannon Beach was jumping; everywhere...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-22, 11:08 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out in the heat...

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out in the heat of the day Saturday and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
06-24-22, 10:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

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

Friday afternoon, it occurred to me that the Brooks C17 saddle on the Appaloosa was too far forward. I moved it as far back as practicable, and was delighted to see that my pedal strokes gained...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-22, 10:43 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The sunny, breezy afternoon beckoned, and I took...

The sunny, breezy afternoon beckoned, and I took the Rivendell Appaloosa out for a quick spin on the Minuteman. This is the bike I picked up as a Rivendell "web special", a prototype build that made...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-22, 10:46 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

My son John and I went for a Summer Solstice...

My son John and I went for a Summer Solstice ramble along the Charles River, as far as the Moody Street Fish Ladder, 27 miles...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-22, 06:56 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Fled the World's Vexations, which were certainly...

Fled the World's Vexations, which were certainly vexing enough, out the Minuteman on the Rawland Nordavinden, a bicycle whose praises I have sung at length elsewhere. ...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-22, 09:38 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out Saturday...

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out Saturday and rode East, dancing the bike up and down the hills and in and out of traffic through Arlington, Medford, Malden, Melrose, and Stoneham. Logged a 31...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-22, 07:00 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out on the...

Took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out on the Minuteman before dinner. Was mindful of the drivetrain setup, selected the appropriate gear ratio, and cranked like the dickens. The Ebisu was pleased to...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-22, 10:41 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Thursday...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Thursday afternoon, rolling across the land beach buggy fashion thanks to a pair of 559-55 Compass Rat Trap Pass Extralight tires. I rode as far as North Bridge,...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-22, 10:15 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Good weather again! I took the Surly Long Haul...

Good weather again! I took the Surly Long Haul Trucker up to Lexington on the Minuteman towards the end of the afternoon, the standard ride to keep the moving parts moving and enjoy whatever the day...
Forum: Northeast
06-13-22, 10:45 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Rivendell Appaloosa up Mystic Valley...

Rode the Rivendell Appaloosa up Mystic Valley Parkway, along the Eastern shore of the Mystic Lakes, with the usual errand of seeing what folks were making of the water on a sultry afternoon....
Forum: Northeast
06-11-22, 10:58 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

My son John and I rode out the Minuteman to Depot...

My son John and I rode out the Minuteman to Depot Park, and then back to the Lowell Street terminus of Somerville Community Path, 26 miles in all, with a promising peek at the Green Line Extension. I...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-22, 11:00 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday afternoon, I took the Ocean Air Cycles...

Friday afternoon, I took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
06-09-22, 09:53 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I've fallen behind a few days and a few rides....

I've fallen behind a few days and a few rides. Let's see...

Monday afternoon, I took the Rambouillet out for a spin on the Minuteman, the quick ride up to Lexington Center and back....
Forum: Northeast
06-06-22, 03:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Unleash the Kraken! rod

Unleash the Kraken!

rod
Forum: Northeast
06-05-22, 07:18 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out for a spin...

Took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out for a spin on the Minuteman before dinner and before the Celtics game. I found myself noticing again that I built this bike with higher gear ratios than most of...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-22, 06:59 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Yikes! Our thoughts go with you and your dad....

Yikes! Our thoughts go with you and your dad. Drive carefully down there.

rod
Forum: Northeast
06-04-22, 09:36 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler and rode...

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
06-03-22, 09:48 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday, I took the Rawland Nordavinden for quick...

Friday, I took the Rawland Nordavinden for quick sprint up the Mystic Valley Parkway, to see what was shaking on the Mystic Lakes on the warming end of a cool afternoon.....
Forum: Northeast
06-02-22, 06:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The Appaloosa was looking ignored in the garage,...

The Appaloosa was looking ignored in the garage, so I took it for a lazy spin on the Minuteman before dinner....
Forum: Northeast
06-02-22, 06:51 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Good things coming! Thanks for the update. ...

Good things coming! Thanks for the update.

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-31-22, 08:03 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rambouillet out to Depot Park this...

Took the Rambouillet out to Depot Park this afternoon, a gentle spin....
Forum: Northeast
05-30-22, 06:48 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The other day, I took delivery from Battle Road...

The other day, I took delivery from Battle Road Bikes of the old Rivendell Rambouillet (there are no NEW Rivendell Rambouillets). It had been in the shop for some tweaking of the front derailleur,...
Forum: Northeast
05-29-22, 05:27 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I rode the 40-mile segment of the MassBike...

I rode the 40-mile segment of the MassBike Charlie Proctor Memorial Ride. Charlie Proctor, of course, was killed by a driver at the notorious Appleton Street/Mass. Ave. intersection in Arlington....
Forum: Northeast
05-28-22, 09:50 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday was another little slice of Summer daze,...

Friday was another little slice of Summer daze, and I took the opportunity to hop on the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler and ride East, another round of the hills-and-traffic drill on paved bits of the...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-22, 08:57 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle over to...

Rode the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle over to Watertown to visit my son, Sam, and his daughter--ipso facto, my granddaughter--Ida. ...
Forum: Northeast
05-25-22, 11:11 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Towards the end of a hectic day, went for a ride...

Towards the end of a hectic day, went for a ride before dinner, and before Town Meeting, to clear my head and oxygenate my blood. Never can tell when you're going to need a little oxygen....
Forum: Northeast
05-25-22, 07:14 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Good day for it, anyhow. rod

Good day for it, anyhow.

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-24-22, 10:34 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Long Haul Trucker out for a ride...

Took the Surly Long Haul Trucker out for a ride on the Minuteman before dinner, enjoying its rock-steady stability, dialed-in comfort--after 13,000 miles and more, it should be dialed in--and...
Forum: Northeast
05-23-22, 08:33 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Good framesets often find surprising uses. In...

Good framesets often find surprising uses. In this case, I got the benefit of the previous owner's go-fast conversion project.

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-23-22, 08:31 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Grabbed the Rawland Nordavinden because I felt...

Grabbed the Rawland Nordavinden because I felt like riding it, took it on a quick sprint to Lexington Center on the Minuteman because that was all there was time for, both "quick" and "sprint" were...
Forum: Northeast
05-23-22, 08:41 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Sunday afternoon, in the heat of the day, I took...

Sunday afternoon, in the heat of the day, I took my somewhat under-utilized 1982 Specialized Sequoia born-again go-fast up the Mystic Valley Parkway to have a look at the Mystic Lakes scene in this...
Forum: Northeast
05-23-22, 08:03 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

We get them more or less yearly, in the Spring,...

We get them more or less yearly, in the Spring, typically for only one day. Amateur ornithological theory is that they are juveniles looking for a flock. They do look kind of clueless, so this theory...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-22, 08:41 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out this...

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out this afternoon and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
05-21-22, 06:32 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The faster I go, the rounder I get. rod

The faster I go, the rounder I get.

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-20-22, 07:30 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday, the last day before the weather gets...

Friday, the last day before the weather gets silly for the weekend, was not half shabby for riding. I took the Rivendell Appaloosa out for a spin before dinner. An angel's wing overspread Arlington...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-22, 09:07 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Lesser Enigmas? rod

Lesser Enigmas?

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-19-22, 10:11 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out the...

Took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out the Minuteman for a ride in the drizzle before dinner. A Taiga shell kept me cozy....
Forum: Northeast
05-18-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10,075
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rivendell Appaloosa out on this...

Took the Rivendell Appaloosa out on this beautiful May afternoon. Vernal greenery dominated the scene....
Forum: Northeast
05-17-22, 10:44 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out to dance...

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out to dance with the wind on the Minuteman before dinner. The low trail geometry and 38mm Soma C Line tires give it both nimbleness and stability. The wind was...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-22, 10:05 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Hobson-Zingo Allen key via Rivendell...

Hobson-Zingo Allen key via Rivendell (https://www.rivbike.com/products/hz-allen-keys).

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-16-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10,075
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Posted By rholland1951

After having done a little research on the...

After having done a little research on the rotating Billie bars problem on the Rivendell Joe Appaloosa, I used a 6mm wrench with a relatively long lever arm (7") to loosen, reposition, and then...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,409
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out on a warm...

Took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler out on a warm and sunny day, and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
05-14-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,409
Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! This thread is pretty special, I think....

Thanks! This thread is pretty special, I think. Congratulations to sherbornpeddler for initiating such a rich and enduring community.

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-14-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,409
Posted By rholland1951

Welcome! Having a baby is THE PROJECT for...

Welcome!

Having a baby is THE PROJECT for many a year. Enjoy!

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-13-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10,075
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rivendell Appaloosa out for a ride in...

Took the Rivendell Appaloosa out for a ride in the beautiful weather Friday afternoon, up the Minuteman to Depot Park, then on to the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail as far as the Billerica line....
Forum: Northeast
05-12-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,409
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out for a...

Took the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle out for a mental health ride on the Minuteman in the late afternoon. The Minuteman disappeared, along with its users, their behaviors, and their little dogs, too....
Forum: Northeast
05-11-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10,075
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Posted By rholland1951

This was one of the perfect riding days:...

This was one of the perfect riding days: temperatures in the low 60s, a gentle NE breeze, 5mph as opposed to 20. Took the Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman for a fast spin out to Lexington...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10,075
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Posted By rholland1951

buzzman, that looks beautiful! Definitely...

buzzman, that looks beautiful! Definitely qualifies for honorary metro status.

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-10-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,409
Posted By rholland1951

Friday, non-bicycle priorities got the better of...

Friday, non-bicycle priorities got the better of me. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, the promised change in the weather occurred, which made the TV weather witches gleeful as it came when conjured from...
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