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    15 miles on the Minuteman tonight. Strange ride:...

    15 miles on the Minuteman tonight. Strange ride: I felt like I was crawling, but when I checked the stats afterwards, it was one of my faster times. Feeling weary, the long weekend won't come a...
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    Continued......

    Continued...

    County Turnpike delivered me to Jenkins Brook Road, Chelsea, after a net descent of 500'. Stopped at the corner of Jenkins Brook Road and Vershire Center Road for a little lunch, and...
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    Took the GT Karakoram out for a standard evening...

    Took the GT Karakoram out for a standard evening mental health ride, 10 miles. The Arlington DPW, or perhaps marauding beavers, have made short work of the tree that had fallen across the trail: here...
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    I've read about folks riding the gravel roads of...

    I've read about folks riding the gravel roads of Vermont, and so I jumped at the chance to play hooky from the Jenny Brook bluegrass festival on Saturday, riding a 23-mile loop up from the Tunbridge...
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    Took the Trucker DeLuxe out for an evening ride...

    Took the Trucker DeLuxe out for an evening ride on the Minuteman, 15 miles. Towards the turnaround point (Bedford Street, Lexington), I came upon an older* man bent over his bicycle, fiddling with...
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    Took the LHT out for a mental health ride this...

    Took the LHT out for a mental health ride this evening, ten miles out to Lexington Center and back. Got caught in a bicycle traffic jam in Arlington Center, pretty funny. More crowds on the...
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    Took the old GT Karakoram out for an evening ride...

    Took the old GT Karakoram out for an evening ride on the Minuteman, floating along on the 55 mm balloon tires for what the pocket devil's weather radar assured me would be a ride between storms. For...
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    Continued... I've noticed Balls Hill Road as...

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    I've noticed Balls Hill Road as I've passed it on many a ride, sometimes getting a chuckle out of the name if the ride was a long one and I'd had about enough time in the saddle. I...
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    Took the DeLuxe out today on a hilly variant of...

    Took the DeLuxe out today on a hilly variant of the North Bridge loop, 38 miles with 3788' of climbing through Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, Waltham, Lincoln, Concord, Carlisle, and Bedford. Climbed...
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    15 miles on the Minuteman this evening, a lazy...

    15 miles on the Minuteman this evening, a lazy spin outbound, something of a sprint on the way back.

    Arlington DPW has posted signs at Mill Street, Arlington, and Bow Street, Lexington, about the...
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    Took the DeLuxe out to Lexington and back, 10...

    Took the DeLuxe out to Lexington and back, 10 miles, Ra low and dazzling on the way out.
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Bs_6qTVxe3U/VYNjuTPqf_I/AAAAAAAAYzg/tAV6J1DVtYw/s800/20150618_193150.jpg
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    Partial closure of the Minuteman in Arlington next week

    The Arlington DPW has announced it will be doing tree work in Arlington Heights next week, so the Minuteman will be closed between Bow Street, Lexington, and Mill Street, Arlington, Monday to...
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    14 miles on the Minuteman after work and after...

    14 miles on the Minuteman after work and after the warm front, with its attendant storms, blew through. The warm, humid air was like bathwater, and combined with the pervasive greenery gave a...
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    Continued... This left me with a conundrum. I...

    Continued...

    This left me with a conundrum. I couldn't ride the aqueduct (not without some bolt cutters and a riding lawnmower, anyway). Sunset was going to commence in about half an hour. I could...
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    Today's ride, like many another, started with a...

    Today's ride, like many another, started with a bit of staring at Google Maps, and getting a peachy keen idea therefrom. Today's ride, like many another, also started a few hours later than was...
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    If you ride Route 16 in Medford, please take note...

    If you ride Route 16 in Medford, please take note of this hazard alert:



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    Took the DeLuxe out on the Minuteman this...

    Took the DeLuxe out on the Minuteman this evening, 10 miles, the heat of the day just beginning to give way to the cool of the evening. The green season is fully established: the knotweed and...
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    Yesterday, picked up the Trucker DeLuxe...

    Yesterday, picked up the Trucker DeLuxe (26" LHT with S&S couplers) from Paramount Bicycle Repair, Ball Square, Somerville. This evening, took it out on the Minuteman to see what was what: Tyler and...
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    Perhaps he was using his finger to establish...

    Perhaps he was using his finger to establish clearance?

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    With the afternoon air warm, moist, and windy,...

    With the afternoon air warm, moist, and windy, and the weather radar https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wgidh6Nc0rA/VXdwxIenowI/AAAAAAAAYiY/w_Ewux6BLis/s144/Screenshot_2015-06-09-17-48-02.png looking...
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    10 miles on the Minuteman this evening, breezy...

    10 miles on the Minuteman this evening, breezy and comfortable. Lots of birdsong on the way out, some new bugsong, soothing and pervasive, on the darker ride home....
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    Powder House Square = rotating anarchy

    Powder House Square = rotating anarchy
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    Took the GT up to Lexington this morning to...

    Took the GT up to Lexington this morning to attend a meeting of the bicycle committees of Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford to discuss the Minuteman and other topics of common interest. Lots of...
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    10-mile mental health ride on the Minuteman in...

    10-mile mental health ride on the Minuteman in the bright, cool evening; a brisk pace dispelled the work week's mental fatigue.

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    Low energy ride on the Minuteman late this...

    Low energy ride on the Minuteman late this afternoon, a little chilly and with enough crowding and bad choreography to bump up against my misanthropy threshold. However... some bodhisattva has...
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