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    Jim, Do you normally ride sewups for commuting?...

    Jim, Do you normally ride sewups for commuting? Do you think they are more, less or equally prone to flats on MetroBoston roads? Do you carry a foldup spare and glue or just inflate enough to hold...
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    I'd tell you about another really cool long road...

    I'd tell you about another really cool long road just recently repaved but....I can't...because it has a good crop of grapes. I did ride south down through Medway and Populatic St then turned east...
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    Rode 22 miles up to Hopkinton State Park and...

    Rode 22 miles up to Hopkinton State Park and back. Grapes are out. I smelled them and will compete with the birds.
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    Rumrunn6, Very nice observation. Seems like so...

    Rumrunn6, Very nice observation.
    Seems like so many contributors take time to observe and contemplate and share things.

    This is the Withywindle that combines moments of silence, Minuteman...
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    Jim, you are smart to take a few days off to...

    Jim, you are smart to take a few days off to recover. Speaking of taking a toll, I am recovering from a few ailments but found the "riding in a cloud", relatively cool, misty weather so pleasant I...
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    Jim from Boston, Thanks! I stayed close to home...

    Jim from Boston,
    Thanks! I stayed close to home today by riding a 37 mile clover leaf in the misty low cloud. It was very pleasant. I saw the feathers from a free range goose or duck on Claybrook...
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    Rode a mid day make-it-up-as-we-go loop south out...

    Rode a mid day make-it-up-as-we-go loop south out of Sherborn then in Millis west on nicely paved Causeway St then south on Holliston St through two of the five villages that are Medway, across the...
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    Ok finally I got in a ride that covered the...

    Ok finally I got in a ride that covered the serious miles. Sherborn to Essex Ship Building Museum. It was a bits and pieces trip with a few assists.....
    120 total miles ........of which only 35...
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    another week catching up on summer rides outside...

    another week catching up on summer rides outside Metro Boston. We visited Gloucester in the first part of the week and enjoyed the majesty of confused seas from an offshore storm and beautiful...
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    Rode trip to Rhode Island between Wickford and...

    Rode trip to Rhode Island between Wickford and Narragansett on Rt 1-A. It was a 24 mile out and back ride along moderately busy beach traffic. Most of the road has a wide bike lane and except for a...
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    Another luxury ride; this time a nice 14 miler...

    Another luxury ride; this time a nice 14 miler from the Fruit Center Market in Hingham on Winter Street to the Hull Life Saving Station Museum. A little provisioning at the market then we rode the...
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    Yikes! Brilliant, resolute, clever, best use of...

    Yikes! Brilliant, resolute, clever, best use of cable ties award!
    I'm going to re-inventory my tool kit to check for tire irons and add some cable ties. Jim you are amazing.
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    datlas, Good for you for going for a run and...

    datlas,
    Good for you for going for a run and still looking for a ride. Cross training is a good idea and can lead to fresh perspective.
    I did a 7 mile shake down ride of my old Raleigh Pro with...
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    There is no correlation between headset preload...

    There is no correlation between headset preload and misanthropy is there? I should check my bike.

    My single speed headset seems okay because yesterday we went on a nice ride on the Old Colony...
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    I rode my retro Raleigh OneWay single speed with...

    I rode my retro Raleigh OneWay single speed with a little lower pressure today on a ride through Natick, Dover, Medfield, Norfolk and Millis. No photos like you all stars but I can report pavement is...
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    No parades, Minuteman egg of the people or howls...

    No parades, Minuteman egg of the people or howls over here on the western front but well pleased with a 34 mile loop de loop on my single speed. That's my longest ride in a long time. The roads up...
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    Newly back to biking, I gingerly rode across...

    Newly back to biking, I gingerly rode across suburban intersections in Holliston, Hopkinton and Ashland. No stupid whims or honking. It was my third 20 mile, tree lined, back road recumbent ride and...
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    Thanks Rod. I've had a number of bumps, knock...

    Thanks Rod. I've had a number of bumps, knock downs and close calls over the years but the last bike/car-crash-hospital was 54 years ago. As cars and bikes get better at all this and my ability to...
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    Rode my comfy, LWB recumbent 8 miles to Holliston...

    Rode my comfy, LWB recumbent 8 miles to Holliston last Friday then 6 miles Saturday and yesterday a nice, fairly flat 20 mile ride down Pleasant St in Millis/Myrtle St. in Norfolk to new pavement on...
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    What a pleasure to read and great perspective. I...

    What a pleasure to read and great perspective. I recall having two rides planned for two weekends in a row when the first was rescheduled to the day before the second ride. I felt good and figured I...
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    Finally I understand the relationship of frame...

    Finally I understand the relationship of frame makers, materials and road weather. It all makes sense.
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    Nice ride around the Charles River Sunday. We...

    Nice ride around the Charles River Sunday. We rode down river from Watertown, stopped for a warm cup of coffee at the Galleria and rode down wind back. Paid homage to the 1630 historical marker...
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    Lake Winthrop

    Gosh all your posts have been great! Road conditions, cleanups, Medford expertise, Bike Lane friendly, photography, Venus and the garage and Midnight Riding. This community collection is great...
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    I gather you were out of the hills and wanted to...

    I gather you were out of the hills and wanted to tighten up the ratios on your freewheel for the flats?
    Neither your freewheel nor that Kohler or American Standard saddle Rod noticed look...
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    I like routine because it is easier to measure...

    I like routine because it is easier to measure progress but too much routine and I like a little change.
    There is just never too much routine in Spring.

    Together we report being grateful for NE...
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