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Forum: Northeast
04-19-24, 02:53 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

I decided to ride over to Charlestown this...

I decided to ride over to Charlestown this morning. My route made use of the Minuteman, Alewife Linear Park, and the Somerville Community Path.

It was relatively quiet. Here's the older section of...
Forum: Northeast
04-16-24, 04:30 PM
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Posted By EVlove

I was too busy to take advantage of the weather...

I was too busy to take advantage of the weather yesterday, and a little grumpy about that, too. But today, assignments dried up around 2pm, and so I took the Bianchi and rode south (with my apologies...
Forum: Northeast
04-15-24, 07:29 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

Hey Rod. Tough Ruck 2024 was yesterday, April...

Hey Rod. Tough Ruck 2024 was yesterday, April 14th: https://www.toughruck.org/
I saw the golf carts zipping back and forth from the gathering at the Visitor's Center, so I associated them with that....
Forum: Northeast
04-15-24, 05:47 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

Got out for a Patriots Day ride to Bedford this...

Got out for a Patriots Day ride to Bedford this morning.

My arrival in Lexington coincided with a patriotic gathering there:
...
Forum: Northeast
04-10-24, 11:49 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

wow!

wow!
Forum: Northeast
04-10-24, 11:48 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

very cool!

very cool!
Forum: Northeast
04-10-24, 11:47 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

well done!

well done!
Forum: Northeast
04-10-24, 07:55 AM
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Posted By EVlove

I noticed the same evenly spaced lumps of snow...

I noticed the same evenly spaced lumps of snow somewhere out here in and around Chelmsford, although I can't remember now where that was. Not along the BFRT, as it doesn't get plowed.

I haven't...
Forum: Northeast
04-08-24, 03:11 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

Happy Eclipse day. It wasn't super dramatic in...

Happy Eclipse day. It wasn't super dramatic in metro Boston, but it did get darker/cooler. I made some pinhole viewers - my wife and I were able to discern the moon taking a varying chunk out of the...
Forum: Northeast
03-31-24, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By bike_tom

I took the Checkpoint for an Easter morning ride...

I took the Checkpoint for an Easter morning ride up the Minuteman to Bedford Depot Park. It was still breezy, but not nearly as gusty as the past few days.

A lot of other folks were also inspired...
Forum: Northeast
03-22-24, 03:54 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

I bundled up today and took a ride to Charlestown...

I bundled up today and took a ride to Charlestown via the Minuteman and the Somerville Community path.

I'm always grateful there's a dedicated light for cyclists to cross Mass Ave:
...
Forum: Northeast
03-20-24, 11:09 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

wondering when Bedford Depot & the new Great...

wondering when Bedford Depot & the new Great Meadows restrooms, will open for the season
Forum: Northeast
03-20-24, 11:06 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

yikes! knew I shudda got more riding in this...

yikes! knew I shudda got more riding in this winter! maybe a ride after work won't be so bad, eh?
Forum: Northeast
03-20-24, 11:02 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

wow evidence of fire on all 3 floors, looks deadly

wow evidence of fire on all 3 floors, looks deadly
Forum: Northeast
03-20-24, 11:01 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

lol yup. more than once, I've had eye contact w/...

lol yup. more than once, I've had eye contact w/ a "mature rider" coming the other way & thought "is that? should I? nah, better not"
Forum: Northeast
03-20-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By bike_tom

No, that wasn't me. By the time my brain...

No, that wasn't me. By the time my brain registers an acquaintance going the other way, its usually too late for a shout out.
Still, I keep on the lookout and call out when I can.

Tom
Forum: Northeast
03-16-24, 02:33 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

I decided it was high time to take the classic...

I decided it was high time to take the classic Fuji out for a ride, heading up the Minuteman to Depot Park right after lunch.
I normally don't ride the MM on the weekends during the high season, but...
Forum: Northeast
03-13-24, 04:10 PM
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Posted By bike_tom

This afternoon we finally had the combination of...

This afternoon we finally had the combination of mild temperatures and light wind that has been so elusive recently.
Not having been out to Concord in awhile, I decided it was time to check out the...
Forum: Northeast
03-01-24, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By bike_tom

With the long range forecast showing a lot of...

With the long range forecast showing a lot of rain, I made sure to get out for a ride today. Just went up the Minuteman to Lexington Center, with a detour up the Vinebrook Trail, via the Fletcher Ave...
Forum: Northeast
03-01-24, 01:54 PM
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Posted By rumrunn6

bathroom ... cool yeah I often wondered...

bathroom ... cool

yeah I often wondered about that wooden path
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when I ride it I...
Forum: Northeast
02-27-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By bike_tom

I like that aspect of the Extension: Hills!...

I like that aspect of the Extension: Hills! Turns! A nice occasional change from the Minuteman, in addition to the urban scenery.
BTW: I am sure you have noticed the crossing, I think at School St,...
Forum: Northeast
02-27-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By EVlove

The salt storm, I like that. It was indeed, out...

The salt storm, I like that. It was indeed, out here in Chelmsford, as well. A few people lost their gruntles over what was perceived as disproportionate preparations.

I was kept off the bike...
Forum: Northeast
02-26-24, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By bike_tom

I got out today for the first time since the salt...

I got out today for the first time since the salt storm we had two weeks ago, judging the roads sufficiently rinsed clean. I took the Checkpoint out to Bedford Depot Park.

There was quite a...
Forum: Northeast
02-25-24, 01:08 PM
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Posted By EVlove

And a "Dislike" for the toppled bike, of course....

And a "Dislike" for the toppled bike, of course. Not sure I would have confessed to that myself :innocent:
Forum: Northeast
02-21-24, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11,199
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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
02-15-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11,199
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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
02-13-24, 10:01 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

critters are happy ...

critters are happy
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Forum: Northeast
02-11-24, 11:45 PM
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Posted By Velo Mule

Hempstead Lake State Park again

I was able to get out for a ride today. Hempstead Lake Park again. I can ride there, so it is my most common ride. Despite the way that the trail appears in the picture below there were plenty of...
Forum: Northeast
02-11-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11,199
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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
02-09-24, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By bike_tom

Hey Rod. Glad you enjoyed the maintenance report....

Hey Rod. Glad you enjoyed the maintenance report. I find working on the bikes satisfying, especially in a warm basement on a cold winter day. (not that we've had much of a winter this year...)
I...
Forum: Northeast
02-09-24, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11,199
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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, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By EVlove

Always good to read what you're up to,...

Always good to read what you're up to, rholland1951 . It's appreciated, and deserves more than just clicking the Like button.

I've been riding pretty consistently during this winter of mostly dry...
Forum: Northeast
01-22-24, 03:47 PM
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Posted By EVlove

Unlike Rod, I don't like riding on ice and snow...

Unlike Rod, I don't like riding on ice and snow at all, and so this last week was spent completing my selection of gears for the track bike, and working out chain lengths for each. I now have three...
Forum: Northeast
01-16-24, 12:52 PM
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Posted By rumrunn6

fyi - Tewksbury be like ... ...

fyi - Tewksbury be like ...
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Forum: Northeast
01-16-24, 07:15 AM
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Posted By EVlove

No pictures but I went on a chilly early...

No pictures but I went on a chilly early afternoon ride on the BFRT yesterday, Chelmsford center to Route 225, which is just over 10 miles out and back. Legs and feet were comfy but I could have used...
Forum: Northeast
01-15-24, 08:03 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

whoa! :eek:

whoa! :eek:
Forum: Northeast
01-12-24, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By EVlove

45 degrees and bone-dry roads, except for some...

45 degrees and bone-dry roads, except for some runoff, so I went out for a mid-day ride. I wanted a good workout in the short time I would have, so I picked the single-speed Van Dessel, but lowered...
Forum: Northeast
01-11-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,321
Posted By EVlove

I did have time for an extended recon ride today,...

I did have time for an extended recon ride today, from Chelmsford center to NARA Park. I parked at the library and made my way past this impressive flow (Beaver Brook, one wonders how many hundreds...
Forum: Northeast
01-08-24, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11,199
Views: 1,463,586
Posted By rumrunn6

I'll bet the MM Bedford to Arlington gas been...

I'll bet the MM Bedford to Arlington gas been plowed & has that wonderful thin layer of hard packed snow that is luxurious to ride over :D
Forum: Northeast
01-08-24, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11,199
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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, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By EVlove

I think I've just about had it with gas engines!...

I think I've just about had it with gas engines! We only have a small single-stage snowblower. I don't want the complexity of a bigger machine, and I don't have room for one in the off-season. But...
Forum: Northeast
01-08-24, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By EVlove

Chelmsford. This morning I measured 14 inches on...

Chelmsford. This morning I measured 14 inches on the lawn, but it's always more as it's coming down, before the compaction. I probably shoveled 2 feet, 12" + 6" + 6".
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By rumrunn6

approx. where are you? I'm near Stow/Acton/Sudbury

approx. where are you? I'm near Stow/Acton/Sudbury
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11,199
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Posted By EVlove

I had 12 inches in my driveway two hours ago when...

I had 12 inches in my driveway two hours ago when we finished our first round of shoveling. The snowblower turned out to be useless; it starts with fluid, but dies under load. Probably just a carb...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,199
Views: 1,463,586
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, 04:15 PM
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Posted By EVlove

Today I did get my snowblower running, sort of...

Today I did get my snowblower running, sort of (it has decided this year it needs starter fluid to get going, this despite fresh gas and a new plug) with enough time to spare to get my first few...
Forum: Northeast
01-04-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11,199
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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, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11,199
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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: 11,199
Views: 1,463,586
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11,199
Views: 1,463,586
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...
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