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Forum: Northeast
05-14-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rumrunn6

rode some forest trails down in Carver today. a...

rode some forest trails down in Carver today. a cpl video frames
forest road
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x511/forest_road_098a9f47227cd5d8029d6817b6991790f7a1e61f.jpg...
Forum: Northeast
04-27-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,696
Posted By rumrunn6

the bike will be out of the shop in 2 weeks &...

the bike will be out of the shop in 2 weeks & I'll be looking for pay-back, for the slam, from the forest ;-)
Forum: Northeast
04-21-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rholland1951

Nice route. You've mentioned Elm and Mongo Brooks...

Nice route. You've mentioned Elm and Mongo Brooks previously. I'm used to thinking of Elm Brook as domething I cross on other routes. Am curious about where you're picking these up, and where they're...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rumrunn6

https://youtu.be/9sDo27beUWw

https://youtu.be/9sDo27beUWw
Forum: Northeast
04-04-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,696
Posted By rumrunn6

w/ these guys running around no one will bother a...

w/ these guys running around no one will bother a guy on a bicycle. (plus any exclusions may not include bicycles)
https://youtu.be/VgrAD5oFGxA

the power lines on Cape Cod only have signage for...
Forum: Northeast
03-23-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rumrunn6

true that. just because someone is on a bike,...

true that. just because someone is on a bike, doesn't mean they aren't a moron
Forum: Northeast
03-23-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By mr_bill

Lots of medical appts. Out to Lexington for...

Lots of medical appts.

Out to Lexington for blood tests on Friday. What a gorgeous day.

Some Zwifties emerged from their bike caves, riding in a small group and yacking. May they quickly learn...
Forum: Northeast
03-16-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By bike_tom

I took my vintage Fuji out for the first time in...

I took my vintage Fuji out for the first time in 2022 this afternoon. It was a fine ride out and back to the Bedford Depot on the MM.

Arlington Great Meadows has not woken up yet:
...
03-12-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By ZIPP2001

The fight is on !

It's that time of year when winter and spring start to fight over the weather pattern. We get snow then some nice weather, then snow, and nice weather. This tends to go on for about a month. So,...
Forum: Northeast
02-27-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rholland1951

After doing a bit of remedial snow shoveling,...

After doing a bit of remedial snow shoveling, then tramping around Spy Pond with spikes fitted to my boots, I took the GT, shod with spikes of its own, for a sunset ride on the Minuteman. This was in...
02-26-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,749
Posted By davester

I like the Raceface Chesters and some of the...

I like the Raceface Chesters and some of the other wide platforms shown here. However, be aware that all of those little studs sticking up can severely punish your shins if you're not careful. You...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out at midday...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out at midday Monday for another shakedown ride, and once again was pleased at its newly-renewed mechanical condition. Bravo to the folks at Battle Road Bikes! The day...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rumrunn6

5:25pm Saturday, at about Franklin, MA, driving...

5:25pm Saturday, at about Franklin, MA, driving back from the cape, roads in good condition, driving typical highway speeds, heading North on route 495, a crazy, blinding whiteout squall, with side...
Forum: Northeast
02-19-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rholland1951

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

Saturday afternoon I took the 1987 GT Karakoram, its Nokian tires bristling with carbide studs, and rode East....
02-16-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By ZIPP2001

Shake and Bake ride !

I found a fun little side trail that was frozen footprints and crusty snow and made for a fun workout.
Ice Breaker / Shake and Bake / Cycling Past Sixty - YouTube
Forum: Northeast
02-14-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,696
Posted By rumrunn6

I realize/remember why I have no saved video of...

I realize/remember why I have no saved video of the trail around the lake, from the previous trip. w/ little exception, it is a foot trail, covered in roots & rocks & my cam has ZERO image...
Forum: Northeast
02-14-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

I wouldn’t say that I feel safer exactly. I feel...

I wouldn’t say that I feel safer exactly. I feel enabled to ride on terrain and conditions that would have been too much for my 29er hybrid with the Schwalbe 4 row studded 2.5’ tires I had on it...
Forum: Northeast
02-13-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rholland1951

We're riding with you. rod

We're riding with you.

rod
Forum: Northeast
02-13-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By mr_bill

Continuing my leaner’s permit adventures in...

Continuing my leaner’s permit adventures in motorcars, drove down and back to Newport Rhode Island for The Newport Biennial. Very thankful that I had an artist in residence in the passenger seat...
Forum: Northeast
02-13-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rumrunn6

Saturday was a road trip to help my parents....

Saturday was a road trip to help my parents. today I opted for a forest down in Carver (Myles Standish). just enough snow to be fun, for a studded 29r MTB
...
Forum: Northeast
02-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

Saturday I rode my Honey Allroads off season road...

Saturday I rode my Honey Allroads off season road bike for 32 wet sandy glorious miles. It felt blissfully fast to be on a bike without studded tires even though I wasn’t breaking any speed records....
Forum: Northeast
02-13-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,696
Posted By rumrunn6

Super Bowl Sunday, got out for a snowy loop...

Super Bowl Sunday, got out for a snowy loop around East Head Pond Trail (https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/massachusetts/east-head-pond-trail?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map) (foot...
Forum: Northeast
02-05-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rumrunn6

excellent! I got out too. happy to report the MM...

excellent! I got out too. happy to report the MM is plowed in Bedford. rode it from there to Spy Pond in Arlington where the wind was feirce. it was windy all day but really windy at the water. the...
02-05-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By ZIPP2001

3 Fat Bikes are better than 1

I stopped groups rides many, many years ago, and if I do ride with anyone now it's always friends. But as I was leaving the house today for men's breakfast, I get a message on a Facebook site from a...
Forum: Northeast
02-05-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

Today was a great day to Fatbike, last weekends...

Today was a great day to Fatbike, last weekends snow was sun kissed enough to be shallower, hard and crusty with a thin veneer of fresh icy snow. Having learned the hard way last week that even a...
02-03-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,059
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I'm ready to move on just from the bike...

I'm ready to move on just from the bike maintenance and clothing logistics aspects. We have a high of 2F for today but the wind is fortunately pretty light. A couple of days ago with a balmy 15F,...
Forum: Northeast
01-29-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rholland1951

Beautiful! And COLD!!! Bravo! rod (now...

Beautiful! And COLD!!! Bravo!

rod

(now off to annoy the accumulated snow)
Forum: Northeast
01-29-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,751
Posted By rumrunn6

got on the paved trail to S. Acton train station,...

got on the paved trail to S. Acton train station, then headed back toward the river last night. got lucky w/ a narrow window of opportunity. raging winter storm just a few hours later
...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rholland1951

While I'm certainly helping, the shop seems quite...

While I'm certainly helping, the shop seems quite busy for the season. Some of these projects are best done in Winter. Come April, the circus will be in town, and the shop will be full of elephants...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

This morning I squeezed in a relatively short 19...

This morning I squeezed in a relatively short 19 mile ride. I was aiming for about 20 but didn’t realize that skipping going around the North bridge via Liberty rd would cause me to miss my goal by...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,302
Posted By CliffordK

Blowouts are rare, and generally have a cause...

Blowouts are rare, and generally have a cause that you can point to.

For example, beware of brakes rubbing the side of the tire. Or, the tire wearing thin. Perhaps skid patches. Also, I've...
Forum: Northeast
01-24-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

Now that my off season road bike is out of...

Now that my off season road bike is out of commission for a while my Evergreen gravel bike get to accumulate miles doubling as my off season road bike. Something it is quite good at since my Allroads...
Forum: Northeast
01-15-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

Today I went out for only 12 miles. I could’ve...

Today I went out for only 12 miles. I could’ve kept going but my choice of head covering and face wrap had proven to be a bad call. The orange Balaklava quickly froze over and then I had to choose...
01-15-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By ZIPP2001

Trail less traveled.

Riding the trails in the winter is always a great adventure with changing snow conditions. Today's ride was tough and gave me a great workout for a tad under three hours. Then as I'm getting close to...
Forum: Northeast
01-15-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
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....
01-14-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By ZIPP2001

Too much fun !

Well, it took a bit to get into any groove today, so I just had to laugh and enjoy my surroundings. How can you not have fun out in the woods playing in the snow?
Winter Wonderland ! Part 1 -...
Forum: Northeast
01-12-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

Huge difference over the stock Vanhelga tires. I...

Huge difference over the stock Vanhelga tires. I was able to ride up inclines and over rough ice with authority. That sure footedness came at the cost of speed. 252 carbide studs per tire and an...
01-09-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,056
Posted By BrazAd

When you talk to a customer on the phone and...

When you talk to a customer on the phone and having never met or seen each other, they call you "Mr. Gary" by the end of the call.

I'm 62 and ride 7,500 miles annually. Drives me crazy!

Gary
Forum: Northeast
01-08-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

Yeah, I’ve seen a few of his posts with videos....

Yeah, I’ve seen a few of his posts with videos. Today rather than ride the 1.25 miles to the Mass Central Rail Trail end in Waltham and risk slipping on roadside ice I drove to the trailhead in...
Forum: Northeast
01-08-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By rholland1951

A new domain! Bravo! rod

A new domain! Bravo!

rod
01-04-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By ZIPP2001

Enjoying my new ride.

It's early (two rides) but I'm really liking my new Orbea Occam H30. I was eager to get out of work today so I could spend a couple hours getting more acquainted with her and some new trails out in...
Forum: Northeast
01-03-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
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...
01-03-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Bob Ross

6,280 miles for the year. All on a bike,...

6,280 miles for the year. All on a bike, outdoors, "real" road miles. Not bad for a pandemic year (at least ~1,000 miles more than last year) but not as high as some previous years. I get the feeling...
01-02-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Iride01

Embarrassingly less mileage than I've ever done....

Embarrassingly less mileage than I've ever done. So I'd rather not say. I did however ride my bike to 14,130'https://ridewithgps.com/photos/11517470/large.jpg

Thinking about doing Mt Evans again...
01-02-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By caloso

Per Strava. This includes walking, running,...

Per Strava. This includes walking, running, hiking, and skiing, but 90% of the mileage is on a bike.

...
01-02-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By JanMM

Lots of low-mileage rides, some of which were 2-3...

Lots of low-mileage rides, some of which were 2-3 miles towing 50 pounds of grandsons in a trailer around the neighborhood. Grandma escorts us on her e-assist Trek.
Forum: Northeast
12-27-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10,075
Views: 1,231,663
Posted By Ghazmh

Yep, not knowing if they’d be ice or not I...

Yep, not knowing if they’d be ice or not I decided to roll slowly on my cross bike with 4 rows of studs per tire equaling 8 rows of carbide studs clacking along ensuring I didn’t ride too fast. I...
12-26-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By deacon mark

Well I cannot run like I once did if at all so...

Well I cannot run like I once did if at all so the bike is it. I generally like to ride 50 miles but I am retired and 60. Funny thing is I am not a century stalker as I know some like to get a huge...
12-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By ZIPP2001

Christmas Eve Ride !

Now this is how you start a four-day holiday weekend. Out of the house at 9:30am and on the trails by 10. We had a light dusting of snow and freezing temps 23 degrees. I haven't put the studs on this...
12-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By SquishyBiker

I picked this up yesterday - as per what you were...

I picked this up yesterday - as per what you were saying about aluminum shapes, Scott are now putting the rear shocks INSIDE the frame on these alloy bikes...
...
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