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Forum: Northeast
01-22-22, 10:08 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon, I took the 1987 GT Karakoram...

Saturday afternoon, I took the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid MTB sporting the now-not-for-sale Nokian W240 26" studded tires and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
01-22-22, 07:54 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Yup, in for winter maintenance. There was...

Yup, in for winter maintenance. There was actually another lurking in the pile, something that hasn't been so often seen here. And another in the basement, waiting for a part... Love those guys!
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Forum: Northeast
01-21-22, 11:35 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Clothes--and other gear--for winter riding is a...

Clothes--and other gear--for winter riding is a sub-discipline unto itself. I find what works for a given ride varies somewhat as the temperature falls by 5° increments, and attention must be paid,...
Forum: Northeast
01-20-22, 11:22 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The rain stopped, the wind rose, temperatures...

The rain stopped, the wind rose, temperatures dropped through the 30s, and I took the GT out for a mid-afternoon ride on the Minuteman. Puddles here and there held the sky and the treetops, now and...
Forum: Northeast
01-19-22, 07:07 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rolled out on the GT Wednesday evening for a...

Rolled out on the GT Wednesday evening for a sunset ride on the Minuteman, temperatures in the balmy mid-40s, wind from the SW about 20mph when it felt like it, which was most of the time....
Forum: Northeast
01-15-22, 09:29 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I've been finding that the KN-95 respirators that...

I've been finding that the KN-95 respirators that have gotten me through the pandemic so far have the interesting side-effect that they effectively warm inhaled air (I suppose, through mixing with...
Forum: Northeast
01-15-22, 12:08 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday afternoon, I took the 1987 GT Karakoram...

Friday afternoon, I took the 1987 GT Karakoram running studded Nokian W240s and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
01-13-22, 10:13 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Yum! rod

Yum!

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-11-22, 02:30 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I took the 1987 GT Karakoram in its ice bike...

I took the 1987 GT Karakoram in its ice bike persona--studded Nokian W240s and fenders--on an opportunistic ride up the Minuteman to Lexington Center on Monday, when the temperature was hovering in...
Forum: Northeast
01-08-22, 12:04 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Zipp is one of the founding members of this...

Zipp is one of the founding members of this long-running thread. Hey, Zipp!

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-08-22, 12:11 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

A new domain! Bravo! rod

A new domain! Bravo!

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-07-22, 10:13 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Snow! Bravo! No more false alarms! Where's my...

Snow! Bravo! No more false alarms! Where's my shovel?
Forum: Northeast
01-07-22, 12:02 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thursday, I found a sliver of time in the early...

Thursday, I found a sliver of time in the early afternoon to take the Rivendell Appaloosa for a quick ride up the Minuteman, just seven miles, but that was enough to convince me that the bike was...
Forum: Northeast
01-06-22, 11:41 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Enjoy! rod

Enjoy!

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-06-22, 09:32 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Much like Santa Claus, Spell Check Is Watching...

Much like Santa Claus, Spell Check Is Watching You.

Best wishes for the coming year!

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-06-22, 07:46 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

SBP! Happy New Year! rod

SBP! Happy New Year!

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-05-22, 10:31 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Late Tuesday afternoon, I took delivery of the...

Late Tuesday afternoon, I took delivery of the Rivendell Appaloosa that I had bought new from Rivendell, had shipped here, then (after some tinkering on my part), had handed over to Battle Road Bikes...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-22, 06:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday, I made a game attempt to dress for the...

Monday, I made a game attempt to dress for the weather that had blown in with the cold front, 26degF, breezy, and admirably devoid of snow (that stuff went further South), then took the GT Karakoram...
Forum: Northeast
01-02-22, 10:42 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! rod

Thanks!

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-01-22, 10:38 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT out on what was a New Years Day...

Took the LHT out on what was a New Years Day ride, and incidentally a birthday ride, a meditative spin on a day that started out drizzly and ended foggy. A 3-layer Taiga shell and Polartec fleece...
Forum: Northeast
01-01-22, 01:06 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT with its newly-reinstalled Nokian...

Took the GT with its newly-reinstalled Nokian W240s out again on New Year's Eve, as the sun set, for a follow-up shakedown ride. It was full dark by the time I got to Arlington's Great Meadow......
Forum: Northeast
12-31-21, 09:47 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

On Christmas Eve, I returned from a three-weeks'...

On Christmas Eve, I returned from a three-weeks' masked sojourn in Italy, apparently uninfected. The wisdom and vicissitudes of Pandemic Tourism are out of scope here, but I did notice that e-bikes...
Forum: Northeast
12-07-21, 08:19 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT out on the Minuteman at lunchtime,...

Took the GT out on the Minuteman at lunchtime, conditions cold and windy and most folks somewhere else. Nice day if you don't like crowds

rod
Forum: Northeast
12-07-21, 12:43 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday, I took the newly restored LHT out for a...

Monday, I took the newly restored LHT out for a roll up the Minuteman to Lexington Center and back, enjoying the cool-not-cold temperatures and breezes that became gusty winds that made the fallen...
Forum: Northeast
12-05-21, 05:21 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thank you, sir! rod

Thank you, sir!

rod
Forum: Northeast
12-05-21, 02:27 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Out Sunday afternoon on the 1982 Sequoia,...

Out Sunday afternoon on the 1982 Sequoia, cranking up the Minuteman at a good clip, not a maximum effort by any means, but enough to flirt with the bike's go-fast build and help us get further...
Forum: Northeast
12-04-21, 11:40 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe with its fat Rat...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe with its fat Rat Trap Pass tires and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
12-03-21, 04:14 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

And then... I stopped by Battle Road Bikes again...

And then... I stopped by Battle Road Bikes again to have some work done on the Rivendell Rambouillet. Aside from bare frameset projects, the whole bike tinkering backlog is now either completed, or...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-21, 05:40 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Wednesday evening, I got a call from Battle Road...

Wednesday evening, I got a call from Battle Road Bikes that my Surly Long Haul Trucker was ready for pick up. This is the 700c touring bike that I put 13566 miles on until that came to an abrupt stop...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-21, 08:22 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

I used to be fond of making a loop involving...

I used to be fond of making a loop involving Estabrook Road out to Carlisle, and Two Rod Road back to Concord. Two Road Road is no longer two rods wide, however, and riding it is a bit of a stunt....
Forum: Northeast
11-30-21, 05:27 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the new-old 1982 Sequoia out for a ride on...

Took the new-old 1982 Sequoia out for a ride on the Minuteman about an hour before sunset, temperatures toppling out of the 40s and plummeting into the 30s....
Forum: Northeast
11-28-21, 10:00 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

That's a good one. Whereabouts did you encounter...

That's a good one. Whereabouts did you encounter it?

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-27-21, 10:49 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took my refurbished 1987 GT Karakoram, complete...

Took my refurbished 1987 GT Karakoram, complete with 2021 René Herse Humptulips Ridge Extralights and SKS Longboard fenders, along with time-traveling NOS 6-speed UNIGLIDE cassette and a chain to...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-21, 09:46 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Somehow, seeing that tandem makes me feel...

Somehow, seeing that tandem makes me feel cheerful.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-26-21, 09:44 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Beautiful! rod

Beautiful!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-25-21, 10:03 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT for a late afternoon ride on the...

Took the GT for a late afternoon ride on the Minuteman, after raking the yard and before going to Thanksgiving dinner, temperatures falling out of the 50s and into the 40s. This ride gave me some...
Forum: Northeast
11-25-21, 07:19 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Many thanks! rod

Many thanks!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-24-21, 09:27 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

1, I think. Main point was 26.6 diameter, old...

1, I think. Main point was 26.6 diameter, old standard.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-24-21, 07:38 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Mr. Google is playing it close to the vest with...

Mr. Google is playing it close to the vest with the URL for Ride Sprinter Van (probably just too much high-frequency interference from "Sprinter Van"). Please, sir, could we have a URL?

Thanks,
...
Forum: Northeast
11-24-21, 07:33 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

At that temperature, I tend to use ever-larger...

At that temperature, I tend to use ever-larger mittens. BarMitts is the logical conclusion of this tendency. Mittens where you actually need them...

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-24-21, 04:35 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1982 Sequoia, also just back from Battle...

Took the 1982 Sequoia, also just back from Battle Road Bikes (new seat post), for a shakedown ride on the Minuteman. Though I've had this bike since October of 2019, I've ridden it almost not at all...
Forum: Northeast
11-24-21, 11:56 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

The proverbial wet blanket, perhaps. But good...

The proverbial wet blanket, perhaps. But good enough for ritual purposes.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-24-21, 08:35 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Hah! wunderground.com is showing a 2-inch...

Hah! wunderground.com is showing a 2-inch accumulation then. Looks like the Nokians go on Sunday afternoon!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-23-21, 10:38 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I had two bikes--the 1987 GT Karakoram and the...

I had two bikes--the 1987 GT Karakoram and the 1982 Specialized Sequoia--in for work at Battle Road Bikes, and took delivery of both on Sunday afternoon. There was no daylight left for shakedown...
Forum: Northeast
11-21-21, 07:47 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Yow! Sounds like a shot of novelty! rod

Yow! Sounds like a shot of novelty!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-20-21, 10:53 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rolled East on...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rolled East on its 55mm Compass Rat Trap Pass Extralight tires, for the usual combination of hills and traffic, traffic and hills. Thanks to recent adjustments at...
Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 07:45 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

CRW is a class act. Enjoy! rod

CRW is a class act. Enjoy!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 07:10 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

That dawn that some of us never see! I eagerly...

That dawn that some of us never see! I eagerly await your posts. Question: where was that? Looked like Fiske Hill to me, but that's just the old brain pattern matching.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 07:03 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Lovely night photography! rod

Lovely night photography!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 12:00 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

I pounced on the good weather this afternoon,...

I pounced on the good weather this afternoon, rolling out to Depot Park on the Rawland Nordavinden in a short-sleeve jersey and short pants. Numerous like-minded souls joined me on the Minuteman....
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