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Old 10-04-22, 07:07 PM
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I can still be surprised on the Minuteman:


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Old 10-04-22, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
I can still be surprised on the Minuteman:

https://youtu.be/cgO2w6iXR8Y

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Surprise on the Minuteman is a renewable resource... Thanks for that!

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Old 10-04-22, 09:57 PM
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I took the OAC Rambler out around lunchtime Tuesday, the idea being to be back before the rain started on a gray, chilly, breezy day, just the standard short ride up the Minuteman to Lexington Center and back. Paused on Broadway to take the bike's picture in front of the best surviving example of the Greek Revival style in the neighborhood.


Why are the plants pink? It's a clever campaign to publicly identify invasive species before eradicating them.


The leaves are starting to change, and the occasional interval on the Minuteman is becoming handsome with their colors. Nobody painted these. More of this should follow.


The Mile 4.0 Cairn Builders are at it again. Don't know about anyone else, but I see three little animal totems here. Or maybe petrified meatballs.


One of the abutters at the Maple Street ramp is determined to give us More Better Spooks this year.


The poster for Hazel's Flying School is noteworthy; somebody gave this a little thought.
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The light dims and the fun begins.

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Old 10-05-22, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
I can still be surprised on the Minuteman:
https://youtu.be/cgO2w6iXR8Y
wonder what his average forward speed is. & can you imagine him, at home, thinking "yeah, I can do this, why not?!"
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Old 10-05-22, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by rholland1951 View Post
The poster for Hazel's Flying School is noteworthy; somebody gave this a little thought.
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haha that's great. "since 1693" & is she wearing a garter belt in the illustration? I guess it has it's uses
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Old 10-06-22, 10:44 PM
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The weather on Thursday afternoon was benign, Indian Summer but for the detail that we haven't had a freeze yet. I took the Rawland Nordavinden out for a quick sprint up the Minuteman to Lexington Center and back, wearing shorts and short sleeves while the weather supported it. With its lively frame, low-trail geometry, and light, supple Grand Bois Cypres Extra Leger tires, the Nordavinden danced over the root heaves and other pavement anomalies, and flew over the smooth stuff.


Plato's bicycle?


The Mile 4.0 Cairn Builders have hit their stride again, with a series of totemic triads. Here's the latest.


And lastly, a whirly-gig.


rod

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