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Old 01-13-17, 07:41 AM
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Old 01-13-17, 08:19 AM
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No photomic dominance to report but I have ridden to/from work. Well, yesterday it was to/from but so far today it is only to/.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
No photomic dominance to report but I have ridden to/from work. Well, yesterday it was to/from but so far today it is only to/.
Well, I can confirm jim rode to work yesterday (hi again). Unfortunately, I don't run the gopro while walking, so no pics.

I rode later yesterday, biking to Lexington Center for a Credit Union errand.

(Insurance Companies, Car Dealers & Banks/Credit Unions. All compete on price and service, and frankly no complaints about either price or service. But damn if it doesn't take too many hours to do what should be a simple transaction.)

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Originally Posted by rholland1951
Near TJs, I encountered this, which I took for a car on the Minuteman (not without precedent, after all). Turned out to be a couple of guys on bikes, riding two-abreast, amiably chatting while achieving TOTAL PHOTONIC DOMINANCE.


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If i had seen that coming I would for sure thought it was a car and headed for the side of the trail quicksmart, you never know these days with those Hybrids and Electric cars they are super quiet! I wonder what lights they had? They look blindingly good!

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30 cold, unceremonious miles Friday afternoon with another 20 cold and almost miserable miles Saturday morning. It felt good to be on a road bike after a few weeks even if they were borderline torturous. Friday was with my regular cold weather road ensemble of Castelli balaclava, 45Nrth Sturmfist gloves, and Spec. Defroster SPD shoes. Saturday being colder had the aforementioned gear plus ski goggles, a face mask, and chemical inserts in the gloves and shoes.

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Took the LHT out for a short ride up to Lexington Center in the early afternoon, temperatures clawing their way up to 30 with a bit more breeze than expected. Goals were to keep the moving parts moving, and begin to evaluate some gloves for use in these conditions. The austere light, crystalline air, and sharp shadows were a treat after so many rides in the dark. By the end of the ride, the cold had reached me, and I resisted without difficulty the temptation of a longer ride.












I encountered a man propelling his bike with a back-and-forth-reciprocating-motion of his arms; "What do you call that thing?" I asked. "It's a rowbike," he said. And so it was; turns out that's a thing.


If we consider the rowbike, the elliptigo, and the street stryder as an equivalence class, we may see that at least some of our fellows regard our bikes as stationary bicycles with wheels.

There are now two wigwams visible from the Arlington segment of the Minuteman. I'm not certain, but I think another was taken down.




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Old 01-14-17, 08:56 PM
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rode Stow to Arlington round trip today (41.36 miles). if it got up to 30 today it wasn't for long. used the heated bathrooms at Bedford Depot & Lexington Visitor's center. & glad to get an indoor seat this time at the Kickstand Cafe. on my way back home almost stopped again at the Great Meadows, Concord bathroom but it was getting dark & I had 8 miles to go, so I skipped it
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
rode Stow to Arlington round trip today (41.36 miles). if it got up to 30 today it wasn't for long. used the heated bathrooms at Bedford Depot & Lexington Visitor's center. & glad to get an indoor seat this time at the Kickstand Cafe. on my way back home almost stopped again at the Great Meadows, Concord bathroom but it was getting dark & I had 8 miles to go, so I skipped it
That's a long ride on a cold day. How were conditions on the unpaved portions of your route?

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Originally Posted by rholland1951
How were conditions on the unpaved portions of your route?
little patches of ice for a little while but they were easy to avoid. the dirt was hard but bumpy as heck. had to tighten a couple wing nuts on my rear rack. but it was pretty easy with the road bike cuz everything was so hard. one weird section near a field in Bedford had some annoying soft sand that was squirmy as heck especially on the ride back. oh and had to watch out for the frozen ruts from bikes that went thru before it all hardened up. when my wheel caught a groove it was tricky. avoided most of them, should have avoided all of them
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
... oh and had to watch out for the frozen ruts from bikes that went thru before it all hardened up. when my wheel caught a groove it was tricky. avoided most of them, should have avoided all of them
Ruts are the devil.

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
little patches of ice for a little while but they were easy to avoid. the dirt was hard but bumpy as heck. had to tighten a couple wing nuts on my rear rack. but it was pretty easy with the road bike cuz everything was so hard. one weird section near a field in Bedford had some annoying soft sand that was squirmy as heck especially on the ride back. oh and had to watch out for the frozen ruts from bikes that went thru before it all hardened up. when my wheel caught a groove it was tricky. avoided most of them, should have avoided all of them
What tires are you running, 25 or 28? I've been on the RFT with 25s but only in the fall and it was borderline.
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What tires are you running, 25 or 28? I've been on the RFT with 25s but only in the fall and it was borderline.
25s pumped them both to 100 & a tiny bit came out when I removed my pump chuck so figure they were at about 90-95? most of the hard dirt was smooth enough so it was fine. I could have ridden from my house to Bedford Depot on the street but I like the woods
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Had a little extra time this afternoon, so I rode the LHT out to Depot Park, Bedford, and back, 20 miles, temperatures wandering through the mid-to-upper 30s; by this time of year, that counts as comfortable conditions, and I found myself wishing I had time for a longer ride.

Went out at sunset; it was one of those gray-scale evenings, and this little fringe of color over Peepers Pond was about the best that was on offer.


Foundation work was proceeding in darkness at the old farmstead in Bedford, heavy equipment creeping around, some lit, some stealthy, a time-is-money scene with just a hint of nightmare.


Farther along, Elm Brook was reflecting lights from the R.R. Donnelley loading dock.


The Buddliner gleamed in the darkness at Depot Park: familiar turnaround point.


I returned home with the Evening Star over my right shoulder, and various odds and ends at my right elbow, in this case the electrical substation at Tophet Swamp.


I find myself lately thinking about the bogeymen of earlier times, which is probably why I recalled James Watt's doctrine of National Sacrifice Zones when I crossed the Route 128 overpass.


Seeing the Taylor Lane tree lit up and steadfastly illuminating the Winter night seemed like an extra reward, like a cabbie getting a ten-dollar tip on a trip to Logan.


Put the bike away and made some chicken soup.


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Had a mental health ride before dinner, temperatures in the low 40s in East Arlington to mid-30s around Great Meadow, the pavement clear with the exception of a few puddles in the usual low spots. Lots of folks on the Minuteman this evening, including a whole bunch of Invisible Pedestrians, all of whom I missed.


There was a low ceiling reflecting the city lights, and now and then an airplane crept through the lower fringe of clouds.


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Just another 32 mile jaunt with an 8 hour interruption in the middle. It wasn't especially a mental health ride.

And now the sine qua non pictures from the ride home:



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No pics but a nice riding week. I had a few lunchtime rides including a completely soaked 15 mile spin on Wednesday. My not so beloved winter-rain bike is about due for a refresh. I managed a 31 mile ride Friday morning with a bottom bracket that's starting to sound like a coffee grinder and a front derailer that doesn't like being moved. I never did enjoy the ownership experience of 5700 anyways.
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We rode the tandem 43.75 miles today, home to Concord, for a picnic of course. I think we passed mr_bill. At least I think that's who it was. On the tandem I'm always too focused on the road surface to notice other riders until it's too late to speak. Also got caught up at Alewife with lots of people going to the women's rally. Coming home too.

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Originally Posted by jimmuller
We rode the tandem 43.75 miles today, home to Concord, for a picnic of course. I think we passed mr_bill. At least I think that's who it was. On the tandem I'm always too focused on the road surface to notice other riders until it's too late to speak. Also got caught up at Alewife with lots of people going to the women's rally. Coming home too.
I did indeed have a glove in my teeth when you two passed. Missed getting a shot of you two though.
Did get a shot of folks heading to the rally though.



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that's adorable
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saw this gentleman too. bike makes a unique oscillating sound w a squeak, kinda maybe sorta like a seesaw
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Too many days off the bike. Rolled up to Lexington before dinner, riding as far as Taylor Lane to admire the Great Illuminated Tree, then heading back.




The Minuteman surface was generally bare pavement with a few puddles, except for one little ice field near the Woburn Street intersection.


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Yesterday I rode my commute. A nice day though the roads were wet in the morning.

Today I rode my commute, but the trip was a bit more eventful. It started with a quick in-passing greeting with mr_bill on the MM. One day we have to stop and engage in a complete conversation.

The ride home had a few events of note. Got a flat near halfway on an uphill section of fairly dark and lightly populated road. I'd had a late start from the office so it was well after dark. Fortunately one house has a brightly lit carport. So I stopped at the edge of their driveway, and surprise, another flood light came on triggered by a motion sensor. So I had plenty of light as long as I move around ever few minutes. After I'd found the leak, removed the glass from the tire, patched the tube, and started replacing the tire someone went in to a house on the other side of the road a hundred yards or so downhill. Their dog must have seen me and started barking. All of a sudden that didn't seem like such a lovely place to be stopped. Well, I got the tire pumped up and continued safely on my way with no canine interference.

Later as I was passing by the doggie playground nearing Alewife a few folks were standing off the trail, one in biking garb and another holding a bike, and maybe another. As I rode by, the guy in the biking garb said "Your light is aimed too high." Okay, let's get a few details straight. I have two lights. Which one you talking about?? I had already pointed the battery one down toward the pavement. The other is a dyno-powered B&M light which meets stringent German standards. It's aimed so that the bright central spot hits the pavement 10 to 15 yards in front of me. Yes it is bright. You'd be surprised how many people walk the MM at night wearing no bright or reflective clothing. (Didn't their mothers ever teach them anything?) Pointing a light forward up the trail is a good idea, and even my bright one doesn't always give me much warning. Sometime I wish it were pointed further forward.

But more to the point, when another bike comes into view I usually reach down and turn it off, then point my battery light down to the ground, and eventually cover it with my glove to cast shadow on the other side of the path. When I go that way I end up riding at least half of my MM section without the B&M light at all. But you, the guy talkin' to me, yeah you, you are on foot, standing still and holding a conversation. You don't know what I do normally and frankly I don't have time to stop right now and explain it to you. I don't feel any need for either courtesy or safety to turn my lights down or off for you. Were you on a bike I certainly would. Until then, don't be so quick to judge or tell others what they are doing wrong.

(I hate being judged by someone who thinks he knows everything but doesn't.)

I made it home by 7:30, a bit later than typical.
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Jim, yeah, one of these days....

I too flatted running errands. Missed four of five potholes in a tight cluster. Nice snakebite. Picked up a bottle of wine, then sat on the stoop to get started fixing the flat. A customer went in when I started, and he was amazed that I was nearly done when he came out. Had a nice conversation with a guy who wanted to know how hard it is to fix a flat.

Jim, I'm impressed you patch in the field. I replace the tube then patch later.

Next stop Penzeys for sesame seeds.



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Originally Posted by mr_bill
Jim, yeah, one of these days....

Jim, I'm impressed you patch in the field. I replace the tube then patch later.

Next stop Penzeys for sesame seeds...
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Ooh, that looks good!

Sometimes the tires really take a beating, don't they?

As for replacing vs. patching, it depends on the circumstances. With a puncture flat I try to find what caused it so it won't just puncture the next tube. On a noisy road finding a tiny leak can be impossible but sometimes the leak is there for the noticing. That makes finding the glass in the tread easier. Once I've gone through the trouble of removing the wheel and the tire and the tube, sticking a patch on the leak takes not much longer than unrolling the other tube and re-stowing the busted one. Then I can ride with the knowledge that I still have a good tube tucked away should I have another flat.

Back in the old days I used not carry a spare tube, always carried a patch kit. It never occurred to me to carry a tube until I had a situation where finding or fixing the leak wasn't possible. That demonstrated that you can teach a young dog old tricks.
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Jim you reminded me of something. a headlamp. there was a time where I rode more during darkness & would carry one. a cpl weeks ago my main headlight battery died 3 miles from home. I neglected to bring a backup cuz it was not fathomable that I was going to be away from home so long. was also kicking myself for not having my headlamp. now, will I remember these things on my next ride?
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