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    10 miles on the Rawland at sunset, the day...

    10 miles on the Rawland at sunset, the day yielding its warmth slowly, August to the last, promising just a little more Summer....
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    London! Enjoy! rod

    London! Enjoy!

    rod
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    Took the Rawland Nordavinden out for a 31 mile...

    Took the Rawland Nordavinden out for a 31 mile ride through Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, Waltham, Lincoln, and Concord, with 2762' of climbing over Belmont Hill and lesser lumps. Chose the route...
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    An eccentric causal chain resulted in my bringing...

    An eccentric causal chain resulted in my bringing the Rawland Nordavinden and my riding gear to work (on the back of the car; we're not talking about honest cycle commuting here), and I took...
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    Took the Rawland out for 15 muggy miles on the...

    Took the Rawland out for 15 muggy miles on the Minuteman tonight, lots of company, mostly unobjectionable, rang the bell a lot....
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    Took the Rawland out for 10 miles on the...

    Took the Rawland out for 10 miles on the Minuteman before dinner: energetic, peaceful....
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    Took the LHT on a big loop to the NW...

    Took the LHT on a big loop to the NW yesterday, 84.45 miles with 7031' elevation gain, max speed 41.14 mph (wheee!), through Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, Concord, Acton, Littleton, Harvard, Ayer,...
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    Minuteman partial closure in Arlington extended into the coming week

    From the Town of Arlington:


    I guess chainsaws and thunderstorms don't mix well.

    rod
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    Took the venerable GT Karakoram out for a spin...

    Took the venerable GT Karakoram out for a spin after work, 15 miles on the Minuteman rolling along on the 55mm Schwalbe Big Ben balloon tires it wears at this time of year, pumped up (or down) to...
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    Tweaked the pre-load on the Rawland's headset...

    Tweaked the pre-load on the Rawland's headset again, a little tighter, a little righter, and rolled out the Minuteman to Depot Park, Bedford, and back, 20 miles at a brisk pace, yippee!!! Along the...
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    Took the old GT Karakoram with the balloon tires...

    Took the old GT Karakoram with the balloon tires for a street-clothes ride up to Arlington Center for an ABAC meeting, 3 miles. That sort of incidental urban riding is one of the roles that has...
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    Sounds good. That's a pretty part of the state. ...

    Sounds good. That's a pretty part of the state.

    rod
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    Perhaps unwisely, took the Rawland out on the...

    Perhaps unwisely, took the Rawland out on the Minuteman for 15 miles at sunset, tempting the Weather Gods who were playing with a couple of big storms that the weather radar suggested might roll over...
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    15 miles on the Minuteman tonight, a real sunset...

    15 miles on the Minuteman tonight, a real sunset ride for a change; this, of course, is a token of the fact that we're in mid-August, and the days are getting shorter. Things were still pretty hot...
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    Jim, every time I see the Masi, I think, "Damn!...

    Jim, every time I see the Masi, I think, "Damn! That's a beautiful bike!" It's now a well-established conditioned reflex; at least it doesn't involve drooling...

    rod
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    The Town of Arlington has announced a partial...

    The Town of Arlington has announced a partial closure of the Minuteman this week:


    rod
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    Took the Trucker DeLuxe...

    Took the Trucker DeLuxe out in the late morning Saturday, not knowing where I was going but figuring I'd get a clue at Depot Park. Stopped there for a little break, and had a nice conversation with...
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    After 165 frisky miles, the Rawland turned up...

    After 165 frisky miles, the Rawland turned up lame: a loose, bent spoke on the rear wheel; this was nothing I noticed while riding, but found it by chance while putting air in the tire before this...
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    Ten miles this evening on the Minuteman, just...

    Ten miles this evening on the Minuteman, just enough later by clock and calendar to provide solar dazzle at the start, a vivid sunset on the ride out, and nightfall before I reached home. Summer for...
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    10 miles on the Minuteman this lovely, clear...

    10 miles on the Minuteman this lovely, clear evening, keeping a quick and easy pace on the Rawland, lots of company out there, but most of it moving in good order....
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    Fraid I didn't notice, but the behavioral...

    Fraid I didn't notice, but the behavioral signature sounds like a match...

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    Took the LHT out for 15 muggy, drizzly, drippy,...

    Took the LHT out for 15 muggy, drizzly, drippy, puddle-splashy miles this evening.

    One mysterious doorway......
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    The very thing!...

    The very thing!

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    Managed to fit a 20-mile ride in before dinner by...

    Managed to fit a 20-mile ride in before dinner by not dawdling; the Rawland conduces to not dawdling, of course. In Bedford, Elm Brook was lit by the low sun, glowing through the greenery....
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    I'm glad. I live close to it, and often find my...

    I'm glad. I live close to it, and often find my only time to ride is in the late afternoon/early evening, so the Minuteman gets more of my miles than it otherwise would, a car-free route at rush...
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