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    15 miles on the Minuteman after work, hot and...

    15 miles on the Minuteman after work, hot and dazzling at first, then shady and cooler as I got into the leafier bits. Took the DeLuxe on this one, and had an interesting demonstration of how quickly...
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    Apparently, things have gotten moving since then....

    Apparently, things have gotten moving since then. I was inclined to do a little reconnaissance, but I inferred that they were trying to keep folks out of the asphalt until it was complete, and...
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    Wow, Jim, I keep going back and staring at that...

    Wow, Jim, I keep going back and staring at that bird. Helluva photo.

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    Thanks, Jim! The point about training rides is...

    Thanks, Jim! The point about training rides is well-taken: one thing this ride wasn't was fast. I suppose that would change somewhat with familiarity, but frequent stops are frequent stops...

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    Continued......

    Continued...

    One of the things that is new (since 1974, anyhow) is the relatively good cycling and pedestrian connection between Charlestown and Cambridge. I started on the homeward leg, still not...
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    Continued......

    Continued...

    Boston Harbor is a mix of working harbor and recreational resource. This tug is token of the former....
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    Started today's frivolity by riding over to...

    Started today's frivolity by riding over to Arlington Center to take a 2-hour shift in the Minuteman count (coordinated with Lexington and Bedford, I believe). Who should immediately stand up to be...
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    Yikes! That interval off the bike suggests the...

    Yikes! That interval off the bike suggests the crash wasn't negligible... Good to have you back and pedaling!

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    Ten miles on the Minuteman this evening. Lubed...

    Ten miles on the Minuteman this evening. Lubed the LHT before I set out and was rewarded with a fast pace. Sighted another run of Burma Shave signs in Lexington....
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    10 miles after work in the cooler, drier, clearer...

    10 miles after work in the cooler, drier, clearer air we had today, New England weather on its best behavior....
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    If the weather gods smile, you could do worse...

    If the weather gods smile, you could do worse than taking the ferry, then riding from there. That would get you the Rose Kennedy Greenway, among other things. Out of curiosity, what's your final...
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    Cooled my hot head by starting this evening's...

    Cooled my hot head by starting this evening's ride in the gentle margins of a shower, which gave the streets an oneiric sheen, setting the tone for the whole ride, even the dry bits. ...
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    I'm informed by a colleague that in some circles,...

    I'm informed by a colleague that in some circles, this apparition is known as "PonyHenge". Turns out it has its own hashtag, and a Google search is productive...

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    Good job staying upright: those were some...

    Good job staying upright: those were some exciting milliseconds you had there.

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    Took the GT out for 10 miles on the Minuteman in...

    Took the GT out for 10 miles on the Minuteman in the sultry evening weather that was occasionally improved with a few drops of cooling drizzle, sometimes watching people, sometimes watching out for...
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    Evening ride on the Minuteman as the heat of the...

    Evening ride on the Minuteman as the heat of the day abated. The Friends of the Lexington Bikeway have put up sequential signs with safety messages, inspired by the Burma Shave signs that decorated...
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    Hi, Jim! Yup that was me, exchanged greetings...

    Hi, Jim! Yup that was me, exchanged greetings with Sharon on the Minuteman as we whizzed past each other, you inbound, me outbound. I had the definite impression that you were focused on your...
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    15 miles on the Minuteman this evening. A jolly...

    15 miles on the Minuteman this evening. A jolly mob of mostly families with small children were enjoying a performance by the 215th Army Band, out of Fall River, on the lawn at the Lexington...
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    10 miles on the Minuteman this cool, gray...

    10 miles on the Minuteman this cool, gray evening.
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    10 miles on the Minuteman this Summer evening...

    10 miles on the Minuteman this Summer evening before sunset, the air like bathwater.
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    Found myself in Hudson today; found the LHT there...

    Found myself in Hudson today; found the LHT there too, and took the opportunity to ride an 18-mile loop, climbing into the Bolton hills, and then descending briskly through Berlin, returning to...
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    Oh, memory, that's a habitual route. But I lose...

    Oh, memory, that's a habitual route. But I lose track of the Concord-Carlisle border.

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    Errr... River Road, Carlisle? Unless it's on the...

    Errr... River Road, Carlisle? Unless it's on the wrong side of that pesky line...

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    Spent some time yesterday swapping the front and...

    Spent some time yesterday swapping the front and rear tires on the Long Haul Trucker. These are 38mm Compass Bicycles Barlow Pass Extralights, supple, light, cushy, and a lot of laughs, but not...
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    DBrim, sorry to hear about the hit-and-run on...

    DBrim, sorry to hear about the hit-and-run on Railroad Ave. Sounds like you did the right thing by the victim.

    Question: how were conditions on Reformatory Branch trail yesterday? I'm specifically...
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