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02-22-24, 04:05 PM
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Posted By bharrisonb

Got out today in 35 deg F temps. Coffee break at...

Got out today in 35 deg F temps. Coffee break at the Cut Bridge in Gloucester. The bridge tender never raised the bridge for me to steam out to the harbor....
Forum: Northeast
02-15-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11,136
Views: 1,432,848
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
02-11-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11,136
Views: 1,432,848
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 ...
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01-11-24, 02:19 AM
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Posted By bharrisonb

Hi SpedFast ... look closely, the front tire...

Hi SpedFast ... look closely, the front tire shows a track in the sand, and the rear tire shows the track to the left of the car tire.
01-10-24, 07:49 PM
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Posted By bharrisonb

Yesterday I was xc skiing ... then, today, it hit...

Yesterday I was xc skiing ... then, today, it hit 53 deg F ... snow melted. So, was able to go on my first ride of 2024 ...
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Forum: Northeast
12-27-23, 08:48 PM
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Views: 1,432,848
Posted By bharrisonb

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

44 deg F in Gloucester today ... let's keep on riding
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12-25-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27,045
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Posted By bharrisonb

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Full moon over Thacher Island -...
12-24-23, 12:40 PM
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Posted By bharrisonb

Needed to procure some scallops for tomorrow's...

Needed to procure some scallops for tomorrow's Christmas dinner ... a quick ride to the pier, and then a bit of a loop ... Turned a 3 mile round trip chore into an 11 mile ride!
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12-17-23, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21,517
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Posted By bharrisonb

A nice mid December ride today to Singing Beach,...

A nice mid December ride today to Singing Beach, Manchester By The Sea, Massachusetts. How many more rides will I be able to get in before the New Year?
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Forum: Northeast
12-16-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11,136
Views: 1,432,848
Posted By bharrisonb

Raleigh Sports at the Lobster Trap Tree in Gloucester, Massachusetts

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At the Harbor Loop, next to USCG Station, Gloucester
11-30-23, 09:11 PM
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Views: 149,206
Posted By bharrisonb

Artsy ! ? Taken this week along the Gloucester,...

Artsy ! ? Taken this week along the Gloucester, Massachusetts coast ...
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11-29-23, 05:19 PM
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Posted By bharrisonb

OK, it's getting late in the season here in...

OK, it's getting late in the season here in Massachusetts ... but I had to get out for a spin ... here's Salt Island, off Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester (33 deg F). On a comfortable 1971 Raleigh...
11-28-23, 04:54 PM
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Posted By bharrisonb

This past weekend I began hearing a clanging /...

This past weekend I began hearing a clanging / metal on metal noise in the front end of my 1971 Raleigh Sports. I convinced myself that it was the front mudguard scraping against the front tire,...
11-25-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,900
Posted By bharrisonb

It was a great year for riding ... a tad over...

It was a great year for riding ... a tad over 4000 miles, mostly during early morning rides. The highlight was finding a Raleigh Sports from 1971 --- saved from trash pickup. 800 of those miles was...
Forum: Northeast
11-20-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11,136
Views: 1,432,848
Posted By bharrisonb

This morning's 27 mile Cape Ann Loop --- started...

This morning's 27 mile Cape Ann Loop --- started at 29 degF with steady 15 mph NW winds. Warmed up to 34 degF by the ride's end. Enjoyed the briskness, but had to wonder if daily rides are coming to...
11-17-23, 10:53 AM
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Posted By bharrisonb

On the way to Crane Beach, Ipswich, Mass this...

On the way to Crane Beach, Ipswich, Mass this morning --- here's the view of the Great Marsh from Old Essex Road on the Ipswich / Essex town line.
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Forum: Northeast
11-17-23, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11,136
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Posted By bharrisonb

We have our share of roads marked "Private Road"...

We have our share of roads marked "Private Road" / "For Residents Only" in Gloucester. Believe it or not, they are all still public rights of way, and the city DPW clears their streets of snow ,...
11-15-23, 06:55 PM
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Posted By bharrisonb

On my way to being an "old people" ... today's...

On my way to being an "old people" ... today's ride ... a 1971 Raleigh Sports ... younger than me.
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11-10-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21,517
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Posted By bharrisonb

The Paper House in Rockport, Massachusetts during...

The Paper House in Rockport, Massachusetts during this morning's ride (41 deg F) on the Raleigh Sports ...
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11-02-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27,045
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Posted By bharrisonb

Nice ride to Rockport, Mass. this morning ... ...

Nice ride to Rockport, Mass. this morning ...
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At the end...
10-31-23, 03:08 PM
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Views: 3,071,783
Posted By bharrisonb

Rode today ... starting temp, 35 degF, ending...

Rode today ... starting temp, 35 degF, ending temp 39 degF. Brrrr. Still, fun!
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10-26-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,447
Posted By bharrisonb

The bike I took cross country in 1979 ( NYC to...

The bike I took cross country in 1979 ( NYC to Vancouver,BC) was stolen in 1980 ... never saw it again.

Here is was, fully loaded (a Panasonic frame with Suntour Cyclone / Sugino components) ,...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11,136
Views: 1,432,848
Posted By bharrisonb

This morning from Gloucester to Independence Park...

This morning from Gloucester to Independence Park in Beverly ... starting temp : 46 deg F, ending temp 51 deg F. A delightful mid fall ride.
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10-20-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,949
Posted By bharrisonb

I agree ... ...

I agree ...

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Precious Rolling Rock cargo on the 1971...
10-16-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27,045
Views: 3,071,783
Posted By bharrisonb

Did my Cape Ann Loop (Gloucester / Rockport) ...

Did my Cape Ann Loop (Gloucester / Rockport) this morning .. a bit of light rain, but nice color in Annisquam ...
10-11-23, 03:30 PM
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Posted By bharrisonb

Eastern Point, Gloucester, Mass. Celebrated 500...

Eastern Point, Gloucester, Mass. Celebrated 500 miles on a bike I saved from the tip in May ...
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10-10-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27,045
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Posted By bharrisonb

Gloucester to Dane Street Beach in Beverly, MA...

Gloucester to Dane Street Beach in Beverly, MA (and back) this morning ...
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10-02-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21,517
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Posted By bharrisonb

I just had to bike to the 1606 site explored by...

I just had to bike to the 1606 site explored by Samuel de Champlain, only a few miles from my home in Gloucester, Mass. Two years before he founded the city of Quebec in 1608.

Only a vintage...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11,136
Views: 1,432,848
Posted By bharrisonb

This morning's ride ... Gloucester, Essex,...

This morning's ride ... Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, Essex, MBTS, back to Gloucester
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09-27-23, 04:35 AM
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Posted By bharrisonb

I was out two times ... once for a nice loop...

I was out two times ... once for a nice loop around Cape Ann, and then shopping for beer. Panniers are so useful....
09-21-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By bharrisonb

New Penny Good Luck Charm

My Raleigh Sports is dated 1971 ... the same year the UK decimalised (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_Day) their currency ... introducing the New Penny. Well, I got one today, and I'll be...
09-16-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 1,036,060
Posted By bharrisonb

My new Cannondale Adventure Neo Allroad E-Bike in...

My new Cannondale Adventure Neo Allroad E-Bike in Rockport, Massachusetts ... A very nice bike, even in non e-Bike mode.

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Forum: Touring
09-15-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 407,745
Posted By bharrisonb

My favorite photo from my cross country bike tour...

My favorite photo from my cross country bike tour ( NYC to Vancouver, BC) in 1979 (http://ccbt1979.blogspot.com/). In Wyoming , after climbing / descending the Big Horn Mountains.
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09-15-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27,045
Views: 3,071,783
Posted By bharrisonb

Today's ride ... I am 12 years older than this...

Today's ride ... I am 12 years older than this bike ...
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09-14-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By bharrisonb

OK, now I can post photos ... slide a 1/4" ID ,...

OK, now I can post photos ... slide a 1/4" ID , 1/2" OS, 1/8" thick nylon washer for (white) between the tension shackle and the tension pin stop. On newer sprung saddles, you may not have enough...
09-13-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 30,982
Posted By bharrisonb

Well, I tried to get over the "Cut Bridge" in...

Well, I tried to get over the "Cut Bridge" in Gloucester, but had to wait for boat traffic.
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Forum: Northeast
09-13-23, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11,136
Views: 1,432,848
Posted By bharrisonb

Cycling Cape Ann ...

Hi bike_tom (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bike_tom-477925.html) ... Indeed ... check out my rides on Strava (https://www.strava.com/athletes/16384281) ... I ride to Dane Street (or sometimes...
09-12-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,377
Posted By bharrisonb

I'm a red led "blinka"(as we say in...

I'm a red led "blinka"(as we say in Massachusetts). Between my front / rear LEDs (both blinking in daylight) and my high viz jacket or vest, I know I'm more visible to vehicles ...

Now, whether...
Forum: Northeast
09-12-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11,136
Views: 1,432,848
Posted By bharrisonb

I live on Cape Ann ... there are several great 25...

I live on Cape Ann ... there are several great 25 to 40 miles loop rides from Gloucester. Today, I cycled from Good Harbor to Singing Beach and back ... along the coast (White/Black/Gray beach MBTS...
09-11-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27,839
Views: 4,433,069
Posted By bharrisonb

This summer I rescued (from the trash) a 1971...

This summer I rescued (from the trash) a 1971 Raleigh Sports ... I needed to replace the tubes / tires, cables, and brake pads --- and to tune , lubricate and adjust to get it road worthy. Then, I...
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