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Forum: Northeast
02-24-24, 06:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon was cold and blustery, so I...

Saturday afternoon was cold and blustery, so I took the LHT and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
02-22-24, 05:32 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly LHT out early Thursday afternoon...

Took the Surly LHT out early Thursday afternoon on the Community Path Extension, which today seemed to me to be a climbing structure for bicycles (and cyclists)....
Forum: Northeast
02-21-24, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By EDP

Love the Minuteman Rail trail in the winter....

Love the Minuteman Rail trail in the winter. Sometimes it is the only option among rail trails since it gets plowed in the winter. It is nice to explore more towards Boston once you get to Alewife on...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-24, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Had a brief spin out the Minuteman to Lexington...

Had a brief spin out the Minuteman to Lexington Center, temperatures in the mid-30s with a breeze from the SE....
Forum: Northeast
02-20-24, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

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

Tuesday afternoon, it occurred to me that the Green Line Extension Path is a ride in itself, as well as a connector to various other destinations. I set out on the Surly Long Haul Trucker to test...
Forum: Northeast
02-19-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

On the Monday holiday, I moved the Surly Long...

On the Monday holiday, I moved the Surly Long Haul Trucker into the rotation for the first time since May of last year, giving the Sam Hillborne a rest until later this Spring. I've got 13799 miles...
Forum: Northeast
02-17-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Checked the weather forecast, thought a bit about...

Checked the weather forecast, thought a bit about road conditions, then took the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
02-15-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By bharrisonb

Read it! Seriously cold and windy in Gloucester...

Read it! Seriously cold and windy in Gloucester today ... a no ride day for me.
Forum: Northeast
02-15-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb, equipped...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb, equipped with Nokian W240 47-559 studded tires, up the Minuteman at the end of the day, temperature in the mid-30's....
Forum: Northeast
02-13-24, 10:01 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

critters are happy ...

critters are happy
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Forum: Northeast
02-12-24, 11:53 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Late Monday afternoon I took the Seven up the...

Late Monday afternoon I took the Seven up the Minuteman to Lexington Center for a sunset ride, the last on that bike, perhaps, for that unknown number of days until whatever sand and salt that is...
Forum: Northeast
02-11-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By bharrisonb

It hit the mid 40s today on Massachusetts' North...

It hit the mid 40s today on Massachusetts' North Shore ... time for a ride to visit all the spots I love on the Raleigh Sports ...
...
Forum: Northeast
02-10-24, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the custom Seven Evergreen SL out Saturday...

Took the custom Seven Evergreen SL out Saturday and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
02-09-24, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By bike_tom

I too have enjoyed the ongoing dialogue here. As...

I too have enjoyed the ongoing dialogue here. As for me, today I got out for a ride for the first time since early January.

During that hiatus, I got caught up on bike maintenance. The Fuji and my...
Forum: Northeast
02-08-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! I feel the same about your contributions...

Thanks! I feel the same about your contributions here, EVlove . You've enriched the scope of this thread.

rod
Forum: Northeast
02-07-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Seven out Wednesday for a sunset ride on...

Took the Seven out Wednesday for a sunset ride on the Minuteman, cold and fast. Sam thought the bike was "shiny". "Takes one to know one, Sam," I said....
Forum: Northeast
02-05-24, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Monday I took the Seven for a late afternoon spin...

Monday I took the Seven for a late afternoon spin up the Minuteman to Lexington Center, with temperatures falling from 40° down to 35° in the course of an hour, making me glad of the long johns....
Forum: Northeast
02-03-24, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon I took the Sam Hillborne and...

Saturday afternoon I took the Sam Hillborne and rode East on a cool, bright, blustery day....
Forum: Northeast
02-02-24, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Seven out for a late-afternoon spin up...

Took the Seven out for a late-afternoon spin up the Mystic Valley Parkway......
Forum: Northeast
01-28-24, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Having squinted at multiple weather forecasts on...

Having squinted at multiple weather forecasts on Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon I took the Sam Hillborne and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
01-22-24, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram with its Nokian ice...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram with its Nokian ice shoes up the Minuteman again Monday, turning around at Lexington Center....
Forum: Northeast
01-19-24, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the icebike (Winter avatar of the 1987 GT...

Took the icebike (Winter avatar of the 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb shod with 47-559 Nokian W240 tires, 240 carbide studs per tire for ice, and an aggressive tread for plain old snow, along with full...
Forum: Northeast
01-16-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rumrunn6

fyi - Tewksbury be like ... ...

fyi - Tewksbury be like ...
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Forum: Northeast
01-15-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram rolling with Nokian...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram rolling with Nokian W240 47-559 studded tires up the Minuteman as far as Lexington Center, looking for ice in the 31°F Winter weather.....
Forum: Northeast
01-13-24, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Sam Hillborne out Saturday afternoon and...

Took the Sam Hillborne out Saturday afternoon and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
01-12-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Non-bicycle priorities were looming this...

Non-bicycle priorities were looming this afternoon, but I did manage to take the Seven up the Mystic Valley Parkway and check on the scene at the Mystic Lakes. I rode N, then doubled back at the...
Forum: Northeast
01-11-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,976
Posted By rumrunn6

EVlove wow, that's a workout!

EVlove wow, that's a workout!
Forum: Northeast
01-09-24, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Well, so, I did take the icebike out. It's been a...

Well, so, I did take the icebike out. It's been a while, so it's worth naming the parts: a 1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb shod with 47-559 Nokian W240 tires, 47mm tires in a 26" wheel size with 240...
Forum: Northeast
01-09-24, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,976
Posted By rumrunn6

fwiw - South of the Acton train station there's...

fwiw
- South of the Acton train station there's a packed down foot track that looks terribly bumpy & icy
- further North, I saw no center foot track & lots of trees hanging down over the path
Forum: Northeast
01-08-24, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rumrunn6

oh yeah, you guys got more than us. I could tell...

oh yeah, you guys got more than us. I could tell this morning, as I was driving North on Route 27. the trees were so pretty but hanging low over 27, then as I got further North of Acton, the hanging...
Forum: Northeast
01-08-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

One of the neighbors has an electric. Seemed to...

One of the neighbors has an electric. Seemed to do the job yesterday, not that Arlington got particularly walloped in this storm.

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

So, to continue the theme, I too put the bike...

So, to continue the theme, I too put the bike aside in order to pursue my other Winter sport: snow shoveling. I started with an actual shovel, and did the wet'n'heavy stuff that way. I was planning...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rumrunn6

just about 6" but it started snowing again ...

just about 6" but it started snowing again
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Forum: Northeast
01-06-24, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Saturday afternoon, I took the Rivendell Sam...

Saturday afternoon, I took the Rivendell Sam Hillborne out and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
01-05-24, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Friday afternoon, I rolled out to Battle Road...

Friday afternoon, I rolled out to Battle Road Bikes on the Seven Evergreen SL to have a pair of "monarch wings " installed on the already in place MKS Gamma pedals. The wings, really bolted-on...
Forum: Northeast
01-04-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

Thursday, towards sunset, I took the Rivendell...

Thursday, towards sunset, I took the Rivendell Appaloosa, recently rebuilt as an honest touring bike from its original beach cruiser incarnation, out the Minuteman for a shakedown ride. Nothing fell...
Forum: Northeast
01-04-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rumrunn6

here too, "Metrowest" close to Stow each...

here too, "Metrowest" close to Stow

each year, I reluctantly put the summer patio stuff away kicking & screaming. looks like this is the kick-in-the-pants I needed to put the last few items away....
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rholland1951

I've seen that grin. "I'm not your dog," it says....

I've seen that grin. "I'm not your dog," it says.

rod
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11,138
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Posted By rumrunn6

yup and despite high temps above freezing the...

yup and despite high temps above freezing the nite temps will be in the teens
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rumrunn6

Coyote crossed in front of me at night one time....

Coyote crossed in front of me at night one time. My lights were on but no camera. I made note of particulars.

grey

healthy & healthy coat

danced quickly past me efficiently, effortlessly,...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

I took the Seven Evergreen SL out for a shakedown...

I took the Seven Evergreen SL out for a shakedown cruise, first ride since 700C x 44mm Rene Herse Manastash Ridge Extralight tires, lights, fenders, a rear rack, bottle cages, a bell, a Brooks...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By bike_tom

Happy New Year fellow Metro Boston riders. I...

Happy New Year fellow Metro Boston riders.

I got out for my first ride of 2024 today. I felt like riding the Cannondale hardtail - so I did.
I ended up taking the Minuteman out to Depot Park, and...
Forum: Northeast
01-02-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rumrunn6

some weather moving in. temps fluctuating but...

some weather moving in. temps fluctuating but there's gonna be enough to get the winter play started. get yer dry road bike & tire rides in now :D
Forum: Northeast
12-31-23, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

End of the day, end of the year, took the...

End of the day, end of the year, took the Rivendell Atlantis out the Minuteman for a New Years Eve ride, meditative and quiet except for several minutes spent chatting with an older man (read: my own...
Forum: Northeast
12-30-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rumrunn6

went for a nature hike w Wifey at Great Meadows...

went for a nature hike w Wifey at Great Meadows Concord but we didn’t get far

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Forum: Northeast
12-27-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By bharrisonb

44 deg F in Gloucester today ... let's keep on...

44 deg F in Gloucester today ... let's keep on riding
...
Forum: Northeast
12-27-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rumrunn6

got out late in the day. 51 degrees. where's...

got out late in the day. 51 degrees. where's winter?
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Forum: Northeast
12-26-23, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1982 Specialized Sequoia out on Boxing...

Took the 1982 Specialized Sequoia out on Boxing Day for a sunset ride on the Minuteman. Rode along briskly while the Night Chorus sang, looking for colors....
Forum: Northeast
12-26-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By bike_tom

Today I checked a ride off my punch-list for the...

Today I checked a ride off my punch-list for the year: a loop of Somerville Community Path, Charles River (aka Dudley White) Path on the Boston side, and Watertown Cambridge Greenway.

I've done...
Forum: Northeast
12-25-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

A pause in the Mid-Winter Visiting activity gave...

A pause in the Mid-Winter Visiting activity gave me an opportunity to take the Rivendell Atlantis out for a quick but satisfying Christmas morning ride up the Mystic Valley Parkway along the Mystic...
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