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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....
Forum: Northeast
11-16-21, 10:53 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out on another...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out on another blustery day, this time with a frank headwind outbound on the Minuteman, and a hospitable tailwind inbound on Mass. Ave....
Forum: Northeast
11-16-21, 12:08 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Arf! Second term in the series. Off to gather...

Arf! Second term in the series. Off to gather data...

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-16-21, 09:10 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

I have a "Just say 'maple' reflex that covers my...

I have a "Just say 'maple' reflex that covers my ignorance in such cases. If I'm out that way today, I'll try to get a close look at some of the leaves.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-16-21, 09:07 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Bike racks save the day once again! rod

Bike racks save the day once again!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-15-21, 10:46 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Blustery day, temperatures in the mid-40s with a...

Blustery day, temperatures in the mid-40s with a stiff breeze that had ambitions to be more and most often came at an oblique angle that was neither headwind nor tailwind, inconvenient to all comers....
Forum: Northeast
11-15-21, 09:01 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Looks like Driving While Vague to me. rod

Looks like Driving While Vague to me.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-14-21, 06:22 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

n+1, hurrah! rod

n+1, hurrah!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-13-21, 11:21 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe with its...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe with its newly-refurbished front derailleur out and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
11-13-21, 10:43 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

New Bike Day, yeah! Tell me about those 45North...

New Bike Day, yeah! Tell me about those 45North tires. I know 45North mostly as a vendor of studded tires, but these look like different beasts.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-13-21, 10:00 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

That's beautiful! Also an impressive...

That's beautiful! Also an impressive demonstration riding partially submerged without tipping over or getting a wet foot. Where were you? I was guessing Assabet River NWR, but "guessing" is the...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-21, 06:01 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

It's a Rivendell Appaloosa that was offered as a...

It's a Rivendell Appaloosa that was offered as a complete, somewhat eccentric, build as a "Web Special". How eccentric? V brakes, Billie bars, a 1 x 10 drivetrain, and René Herse Fleecer Ridge tires...
Forum: Northeast
11-12-21, 05:24 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rainy day wrenching. The thing in my basement now...

Rainy day wrenching. The thing in my basement now looks less like an owl pellet, and more like a bike....
Forum: Northeast
11-12-21, 05:22 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Amen. mr bill, thank you for sharing that Homeric...

Amen. mr bill, thank you for sharing that Homeric epic. Much to ponder here.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-11-21, 12:02 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1982 Sequoia for a shakedown ride on the...

Took the 1982 Sequoia for a shakedown ride on the Minuteman Wednesday afternoon, in daylight, for once....
Forum: Northeast
11-09-21, 11:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

New bike box day? Until the box that UPS brought...

New bike box day? Until the box that UPS brought is opened, that's what it is. To be continued, maybe tomorrow......
Forum: Northeast
11-08-21, 11:48 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT up the Minuteman around sunset. I'm...

Took the GT up the Minuteman around sunset. I'm enjoying the evening ride groove, something I tend to forget when the days are longer and brighter. Quiet rides with a different perspective....
Forum: Northeast
11-07-21, 11:58 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Got out on the Rawland Nordavinden after the Pats...

Got out on the Rawland Nordavinden after the Pats game, with the gaudiest displays of sunset colors just past, and rode off into such sunset as remained....
Forum: Northeast
11-06-21, 10:43 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Gave the Nordavinden a rest, and took the 1987 GT...

Gave the Nordavinden a rest, and took the 1987 GT Karakoram and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
11-06-21, 04:50 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! Can't get a better reference than that!...

Thanks! Can't get a better reference than that! I'm sold, and will start streaming my embarrassingly long backlog of repair and build jobs his way.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-05-21, 10:19 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman once again Friday evening, a sunset ride that allowed me to continue grooving on the recently restored Rawland and also to test some specific...
Forum: Northeast
11-05-21, 09:11 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Hmmm... Looks like they're fundamentally a repair...

Hmmm... Looks like they're fundamentally a repair shop. I'm looking for a good bike mechanic. Maybe I'll give them a try. Thanks!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-04-21, 10:13 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman again on Thursday in the late afternoon, keeping moving to stay warm as much as to make time. A sunset display of clouds and colors was slowly...
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