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Forum: Northeast
12-27-21, 02:32 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

The outside restrooms face Meriam St. They are on...

The outside restrooms face Meriam St. They are on the left as you face the visitor's center from the bike path. I have not been inside the building yet either.
Forum: Northeast
12-27-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Went out for a ride this morning. It was cold -...

Went out for a ride this morning. It was cold - just above freezing. This gave me an opportunity to try out the Pearl Izumi AmFib jacket I got for Christmas. I was very comfortable with that jacket...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-21, 10:50 AM
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Posted By bike_tom

The map I posted is from mobilemaplets.com I...

The map I posted is from mobilemaplets.com
I had an embedded link in my post, but here it is explicitly:

https://mobilemaplets.com/showplace/13347
Forum: Northeast
12-02-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Thanks for the support. I should also thank other...

Thanks for the support. I should also thank other BF members who made me aware of Estabrook Woods, including providing details on which forks to take to stay on the remains of Estabrook Road.

As I...
Forum: Northeast
12-01-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

I finally made it all the way through Estabrook...

I finally made it all the way through Estabrook Woods from Concord to Carlisle today. My previous attempts, back in the summer, were thwarted by mud or mosquitos or both. By contrast, today was a...
Forum: Northeast
11-24-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

I had a great ride today. MM to Bedford and...

I had a great ride today. MM to Bedford and Narrow Gauge Rail Trail (NGRT) up into Billerica. It was brisk but very pleasant. Not may people out, except when coming back just after the schools got...
Forum: Northeast
11-22-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

This afternoon I rode my 1983 Fuji to Lexington...

This afternoon I rode my 1983 Fuji to Lexington Center and back, combining the ride with an errand to obtain a a bike replacement part.
I'm doing end-of-season maintenance on my wife's 2017 Trek...
Forum: Northeast
11-04-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9,723
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Posted By bike_tom

I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that! ...

I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that!
At the time I was at Little Fresh Pond, all the dogs were small. That made me ponder the same naming question you raised.

BTW: Most of the many...
Forum: Northeast
11-04-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Today's ride took me to Fresh Pond to see if...

Today's ride took me to Fresh Pond to see if there was any change with the connection to the Watertown Cambridge Greenway. Modest changes since early September. At the northern entrance, by the...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Its been several (like 5) years since I rode the...

Its been several (like 5) years since I rode the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail (NGRT) from the Bedford Depot. For some reason, I had a negative recollection of what it was like. Today, I decided to give it...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,723
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Posted By bike_tom

My wife and I went out on the Bruce Freeman...

My wife and I went out on the Bruce Freeman today, starting from the Brook St, Acton lot, the one behind Donelans. It was a great early fall day, with some nice foliage.

Here's a pic at Grist...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

I took an early morning ride today,Sunday, to...

I took an early morning ride today,Sunday, to beat both the weather and the crowds, heading east into Cambridge and then Somerville, to check out the progress of the ongoing path work. First I rode...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Yesterday my wife and I went riding on the Bruce...

Yesterday my wife and I went riding on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT) for the first time in awhile. We started from the parking lot at Brooks St, Acton. Initially we went as far East as we...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

I was curious to see what progress had been made...

I was curious to see what progress had been made hooking up the Somerville Community Path extension to the existing path, so I took an early morning ride today to the turnaround at Lowell St. In...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

The surface conditions are similar. If you are...

The surface conditions are similar. If you are comfortable on the Reformatory, you'll be comfortable on Battle Road. Battle Road is a bit more interesting because, not being a rail trail, it has some...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

On Monday I rode a loop I had enjoyed several...

On Monday I rode a loop I had enjoyed several times last year: Minuteman to Bedford Depot, Reformatory to its end at Lowell Rd, then a short backtrack to Great Meadows NWR. From there, Monsen Rd,...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Yes, its the Watertown Cambridge Greenway I was...

Yes, its the Watertown Cambridge Greenway I was thinking of. I need to explore the paths from Alewife to the Fresh Pond Reservation and then see how much of the new Greenway is open.
This page ...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Happy Spring everyone. It's nice to see those of...

Happy Spring everyone. It's nice to see those of us who took a winter break from cycling back on the road. This week I decided to take a break from my usual rides to the west and ride east (from...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

I rode out to Concord this morning on the MM and...

I rode out to Concord this morning on the MM and the Reformatory Trail. Traffic was light and the weather great, maybe a bit warm for the season. I saw a new artwork installation on the MM in...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

I took an early morning ride from East Arlington...

I took an early morning ride from East Arlington to Bedford this morning. The weather was beautiful. I took the Minuteman outbound (fairly quiet), but to avoid the increasing activity in Lexington...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

I got out early today and rode the MM from East...

I got out early today and rode the MM from East Arlington to the Bedford Depot. It was fairly quiet on the way out, a bit busier on the way back, especially approaching Arlington Center. I did my...
Forum: Northeast
11-30-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving...

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving (and is ready for the coming snowstorm.)
I decided I deserved a break from raking leaves yesterday afternoon, so I took a quick ride up the...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Rode out to Concord today on the Minuteman and...

Rode out to Concord today on the Minuteman and Reformatory trails. It was one of those days where the wind was gusty and changing direction a lot, but it was still a great ride. Overall, it was...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

Was off today so had a chance to take an early...

Was off today so had a chance to take an early ride out to Concord on the MM and the Reformatory Trail. Before noon the weather was fabulous for riding.
Overall it was pretty quiet, though I had a...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

On my way to Concord today, I noticed a portable...

On my way to Concord today, I noticed a portable electronic sign on the MM at Season's Four, directly across from the ghost bike (in the shade under the tree on the left.) I took a movie, but it did...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9,723
Views: 1,176,581
Posted By bike_tom

My wife and I took a short ride on the Minuteman...

My wife and I took a short ride on the Minuteman today out to Lexington - her first ride of the season. Had not been that way in a few weeks, and I was surprised to see that the Lexington visitor's...
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