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Forum: Northeast 07-22-16, 12:34 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Had the day off today, and took the Rawland to...

Had the day off today, and took the Rawland to Depot Park mid-morning, warm and breezy, with both the thermometer and the Air Quality Index on the rise, hot and hazy by the end. Vibrant Summer day....
Forum: Northeast 07-19-16, 05:54 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Sometimes I wait for the bus, sometimes the bus...

Sometimes I wait for the bus, sometimes the bus waits for me.
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Forum: Northeast 07-17-16, 07:34 AM
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Posted By rholland1951
Rolled out on the Rawland yesterday morning,...

Rolled out on the Rawland yesterday morning, temperatures in the high 80s and heading up. As sometimes happens, I didn't quite know where I wanted to go, so I headed out the Minuteman and considered...
Forum: Northeast 07-15-16, 08:47 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
By the time I took the Rawland out for an...

By the time I took the Rawland out for an after-work-before-dinner ride, the temperature was down to 92....
Forum: Northeast 07-12-16, 08:55 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Took the LHT out for 10 miles on the Minuteman...

Took the LHT out for 10 miles on the Minuteman this evening, in part to ride test some prior wrenching. Summer's back....
Forum: Northeast 07-09-16, 08:39 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Guy on the radio this morning said Summer had...

Guy on the radio this morning said Summer had been cancelled, at least until Monday. That certainly seemed to be the case when I took an evening ride on the Minuteman, 10 miles with a pearly gray sky...
Forum: Northeast 07-09-16, 08:55 AM
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Posted By rholland1951
Well, folks do, signs for lost dogs, condos for...

Well, folks do, signs for lost dogs, condos for sale, various races, etc.; they tend not to last long. The towns involved actually have pretty restrictive by-laws for signage on the trail (think Lady...
Forum: Northeast 07-09-16, 08:31 AM
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Posted By rholland1951
Thanks, that took me back. I did a short stint as...

Thanks, that took me back. I did a short stint as an actuary's flunky at John Hancock during the 1974 recession, when the cranes were gone but windows were popping out... actually, some of them were...
Forum: Northeast 07-08-16, 05:25 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
10-mile social ride on the Minuteman with Ellen,...

10-mile social ride on the Minuteman with Ellen, street clothes and an easy spin. The Burma Shave signs are back in Lexington, admonishing us to socially responsible behavior. If Jonathan Edwards...
Forum: Northeast 07-07-16, 09:32 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
After Thursday's heat and ozone, and with...

After Thursday's heat and ozone, and with thunderstorms predicted to the West, I headed East this afternoon, seeking a sea breeze and lower temperatures along the Bike to the Sea...
Forum: Northeast 07-06-16, 05:38 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
After 3 days of landscaping, culminating in the...

After 3 days of landscaping, culminating in the final extirpation of a couple of gorgon-headed root balls from a very vigorous volunteer pricker bush, followed by the planting of a well-behaved...
Forum: Northeast 07-01-16, 09:17 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Took Friday off, getting a jump on the long...

Took Friday off, getting a jump on the long weekend, and spent part of it riding a variation of the North Bridge Loop, Reformatory Branch out, Monument Street and River Road back, with the Minuteman...
Forum: Northeast 06-26-16, 06:38 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Saturday's Plan A involved riding in Vermont....

Saturday's Plan A involved riding in Vermont. Plan A got shot to hell, exigent circumstances. Plan B involved taking the Monster Trucker (Surly Trucker DeLuxe, shod with Compass Bicycle 52mm Rat Trap...
Forum: Northeast 06-24-16, 09:30 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Long steerer on that bike, so far leaving most of...

Long steerer on that bike, so far leaving most of it...

rod
Forum: Northeast 06-24-16, 07:13 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Took the Rawland on a 10-mile mental health ride...

Took the Rawland on a 10-mile mental health ride at the end of a taxing work week. ...
Forum: Northeast 06-22-16, 07:21 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
10 miles on the Rawland on the Minuteman this...

10 miles on the Rawland on the Minuteman this evening, the air delicious, the temperature just at the point that a headwind felt like a kiss, rather than an obstruction....
Forum: Northeast 06-20-16, 07:46 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Solstice ride, sunset ride, 10 miles, true...

Solstice ride, sunset ride, 10 miles, true Summer, quiet, nipped right along on the Rawland....
Forum: Northeast 06-19-16, 08:01 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Those tires are a hoot! I'm running mine at 30/35...

Those tires are a hoot! I'm running mine at 30/35 PSI.


rod
Forum: Northeast 06-18-16, 10:29 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
I don't generally transport my bike by car...

I don't generally transport my bike by car (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QGkJkVpuRCg/V2XdnYRTLzI/AAAAAAAAnlg/rQsHtP91iOYEqQH3teJeMMMoW_Qf6MZZQCCo/s800/20160618_161016.jpg) to set up a ride, but...
Forum: Northeast 06-14-16, 08:53 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
10 miles up to Lexington Center and back on the...

10 miles up to Lexington Center and back on the Rawland before dinner, the air with more than a little Summer in it but softened by a zephyr, Ra glaring at all comers outbound, casting long shadows...
Forum: Northeast 06-11-16, 09:14 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
That was a pleasant surprise! And quick: here's a...

That was a pleasant surprise! And quick: here's a picture of you and Sharon receding towards the Eastern horizon on 225. Y'all were moving right along......
Forum: Northeast 06-09-16, 07:11 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Up to Lexington and back on the Nordavinden, a...

Up to Lexington and back on the Nordavinden, a cool evening with a rowdy breeze that seemed to have ambitions to be a headwind from every direction. Was pressed for time and kept a good pace, but did...
Forum: Northeast 06-08-16, 06:34 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
The storms blew elsewhere, so I took the LHT out...

The storms blew elsewhere, so I took the LHT out for a cool and breezy spin on the Minuteman before dinner....
Forum: Northeast 06-07-16, 08:13 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
After playing tag with a couple of 77 buses in...

After playing tag with a couple of 77 buses in Arlington Center......
Forum: Northeast 06-04-16, 08:50 PM
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Posted By rholland1951
Had a hilly 29 mile ride...

Had a hilly 29 mile ride (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mhAOSOv4BBi15nXDWvqCO1i7KHI&usp=sharing) on the Monster Trucker on a warm Saturday afternoon, starting with a climb up Belmont Hill on...
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