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  1. Thread: Surly Pugsley

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    Surly Pugsley

    Does anyone know where in New England I can rent a Surly Pugsley? or Moonlander?

    Thanks
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    I walked here today, and there are a few new...

    I walked here today, and there are a few new things, at least new since my last ride here-the path is now paved to the trolley bridge over the AMTRAK line. The pavement looks brand new and goes...
  3. Thread: Block Island

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    Block Island

    The other day I went to Block Island. I love it out there. I have been down for 4 seasons with knee problems and this was the ride I thought about most while recovering from my latest knee surgery....
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    Interesting. I was going to go there this week...

    Interesting. I was going to go there this week and was going to try to get to the Hudson River bridge by starting in Hopewell Junction. I hear that another bridge is the last link and is close to...
  5. They do whatever they want. In Connecticut if you...

    They do whatever they want. In Connecticut if you buy a banana in a grocery store it is not taxed, as food is not taxed in that state. If you buy a banana in Dunkin Doughnuts, they charge sales tax...
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    If you don't mind graded dirt paths you can avoid...

    If you don't mind graded dirt paths you can avoid both areas by going south to Bluff Point State Park and riding a dirt road/trail that run along RR tracks and then go north over RR tracks on the...
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    Thanks for the info. Interesting. I have been...

    Thanks for the info. Interesting.

    I have been riding the coasts of CT and RI for decades and these two places are the worst; we all know what I mean but these people are the worst.

    I used to...
  8. Thread: D2r2?

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    Thanks. I meant the Connecticut River. I misread...

    Thanks. I meant the Connecticut River. I misread an earlier post and thought it went into Leverett.

    Neat maps.
  9. Thread: D2r2?

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    D2r2?

    Was part of D2R2 on the east side of the river this year?
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    I am sorry that I did not reply your post this...

    I am sorry that I did not reply your post this before your ride. I used to go that way as a commuting route and also a ride before and after work. Makes a nice quiet way to the sound.

    That little...
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    The main loop on BI is a paved 17 miles and...

    The main loop on BI is a paved 17 miles and pretty much the rest of roads are dirt. You don't really need one, but a hybird type with beefier tires will be better suited for the dirt roads. If you...
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    Congrats. Greylock is a great climb esp for those...

    Congrats. Greylock is a great climb esp for those of us who are older or-like me- could be referred to as clydesdales.

    I am hoping to go up sometime soon after I recover from this latest knee...
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    Adaptive Cycling in New England

    Does anyone know of any links to adaptive cycling organizations in southern New England, Boston? Can anyone recommend an orthopedic, physical therapist, or exercise physiologist who rides? Or a...
  14. Thread: Knee Flexion

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    Knee Flexion

    Hello,

    Does anyone know how many degrees of knee flexion one needs to ride a recumbent? Is it the same as an upright?. I can't bend my knee enough to ride anymore and was wondering if a...
  15. When I was your age I was doing my highest...

    When I was your age I was doing my highest mileages....cycling will keep you young.

    Yes 184 is sort of hilly but avoids other hills and heavy traffic of Rte 1

    Ever think about a Port...
  16. That is my commute. I would avoid Rte 1...

    That is my commute. I would avoid Rte 1 completely as you can go on 184 from the bridge to the headwaters of the Mystic River estuary. Better yet you could use the old Groton and Stonington trolley...
  17. CT River ferries being closed by state of CT

    Anyone know of any bicycling activity to save the two ferries on the lower Connecticut River?. The state is planning on closing them in late August as a budget cutting move
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    One nice thing about NBW rides is that if you...

    One nice thing about NBW rides is that if you can't make it on the Sunday of the ride you can follow the painted arrows.

    There is a large library of maps on the club web site.
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  19. It is about a 20 mile ride from the ferry slip in...

    It is about a 20 mile ride from the ferry slip in New London to the RI border. once in RI, a costal route near the coast is about 35 miles; a more direct inland route is probabaly a little less. ...
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    The South County Bike Path was open and OK last...

    The South County Bike Path was open and OK last week after the floods,
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    I grew up in Quaker Hill and I used to ride to...

    I grew up in Quaker Hill and I used to ride to QH Elem school, which involved a nice climb home. That was a long time ago.

    As far as longer rides go, you can head south through New London(a...
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    Eastern Long Island

    I was thinking of taking the ferry to Orient Point and riding down to Montauk Point. I have books and maps but was wondering if there were any bike route paint markings put down from club or group...
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    I don't think that the club allows selling or...

    I don't think that the club allows selling or transferring registration.
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    The metric doesn't include the two big climbs...

    The metric doesn't include the two big climbs of the century and while the longer ride was beautiful, I thought that the scenery was nicer on the metric.

    Can't make it this year but it hope to...
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    I'd suggest western Mass, say the upper CT River...

    I'd suggest western Mass, say the upper CT River Valley, the Mohawk Trail, maybe check out the new pavement on Greylock.

    The are a few books with bike routes as well as numerous ride ideas at...
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