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Old 11-27-21, 10:49 PM
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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 match, and rode East for an afternoon tour of the hills and flats of Arlington, Medford, Malden, Melrose, and Stoneham. This was the most comprehensive challenge to date of the drivetrain work that the folks at Battle Road Bikes recently performed on this bike, and the new-old bits did just fine with hill-climbing duty.

The hills themselves were a timely source of heat. I was wearing enough clothing to crank through the cold air, but not enough to sit around idly. Soon enough,the late November sun set early, and afternoon ride became evening ride. The hills, of course, didn't care about that. I took my cue from them, and just kept cranking. The planet Venus didn't care either, and floated over the hills, a disinterested observer.

As the darkness deepened, I followed my headlights back to Arlington.


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