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Old 08-25-05, 07:35 AM   #1
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Boston Ride Thursday (Today)

As promised, here's your official info post for today's ride up to the boonies. We'll be meeting at Porter Square (in Cambridge) at 4:30 p.m. like we did on Tuesday. This afternoon's route will take us up to Bedford and then out on a loop west to Concord, down toward Lincoln, passing the DeCordova Museum + Sculpture Park (http://www.decordova.org) and the Walter Gropius house (http://www.spnea.org/visit/homes/gropius.htm), back up past Hanscom Field, and returning into Bedford, before we come back down to Cambridge. Total distance: approximately 40 miles. Be advised, I'm going to try to take us on a trail marked as "hard packed dirt". I doubt it will be a problem for anyone's bike, and if it looks too crappy, we can always take a normal road instead, but nevertheless, you've been "warned".
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I wish I could get out of work early and come up from Prov. to jump in with you guys. I get off @ 5 usually and would not make it until after 6 ... sucky. Maybe I can get out early next week make it.
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Sounds like a nice route. Hope you guys have a good time. The tips of two fingers on each hand are still numb from Tuesday. And... I got alot going on today. Hopefully by next Tuesday Ill have made those changes to the bike and I will be able to join you guys.
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What's the pace like? I might be able to play aong but I have some sort of sore throat thing, so I probably shouldn't push it.
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Why did I just tell my boss I'd fill in for one of my sick coworkers today?
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I won't be there today. Trevor, the pace last week was 15-17, pretty relaxed.
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DIT - I'm seriously starting a collection fund for you to get some bar tape at the least. If everyone throws in like $2, we'll probably have enough to get you some Cinelli by next week.

jrowe - You suck. But that's alright, we'll see you soon.

MH - If ya read our Tuesday thread, we said we'd be out again today!

trevor - Man, you always have excuses. But like j said, it's an easy pace with an average speed of no more than 17 mph.
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Don't worry about it. Ill get some tape. No need for you guys to throw down those hard earned dollars. I may actually have a pack in the parts box...now if I could just find the parts box.
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No, no... I always waffle. I only sometimes have excuses!

I was out last Saturday. On the other hand, it's not like we saw you Sunday, hmmm...
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