Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-10-05, 01:34 PM   #1
thouis
since when?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Arlington, MA
Bikes: Ross (studded & fixed for winter)
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello from Somerville, MA (and MIT)

Hi all from Somerville (home) and MIT area (work). I'm trying to get back into cycling. I used to commute by bike, but now walk to take my son to day-care. I'm hoping to get a second bike to park at MIT to take rides during the day.

Cheers,
Ray Jones
thouis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 07:00 PM   #2
aj in ma
there ARE no bad rides
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Western Massachusetts
Bikes: Gary Fisher Tassajara mountain bike and an Iron Horse Triumph road bike
Posts: 148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome Ray,
I'm from Mass also.....Berkshire County, out West. I have a daughter in Somerville (Walnut St). That's a great city, seems to be going through a transition of sorts. Kind of like North Adams, where I live. Actually, she's in the process of moving to Cambridge .
The only biking I've done out there is the Minuteman Rail Trail. The roads have a little too much traffic for me, I tend to be a bit of a country bumpkin.
aj
aj in ma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 07:58 PM   #3
thouis
since when?
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Arlington, MA
Bikes: Ross (studded & fixed for winter)
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, the roads take a while to get used to. I've started biking in the evenings (9pm and later) to avoid the traffic. The weather's been perfect for it.

I live near the trail. It's a great place to go when I'm towing my son around. I'm not comfortable taking him on the roads very often. Hopefully they'll extend it out of Davis Square to Boston before too much longer.

I haven't spent much time around Berkshire, other than the one time I camped out there to attend a Tanglewoods concert series a few nights. I hope to do that again soon, maybe combined with some bike touring. It's a beautiful area.
thouis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 06:24 PM   #4
aeser
B-Ville Chingaling Hustla
 
aeser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cambridge, MA
Bikes: IRO Mark V
Posts: 228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i love the berkshires, my wife and i go to tanglewood every year, trying to go more often than once a year but it's pretty far and the traffic on the pike in western mass is insane. took us almost 4 hours to get home last time because of a traffic jam of doom. but it is so gorgeous and peacefull out there. some of my best memories are from out there.
aeser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 AM.