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Forum: Northeast
06-17-19, 07:44 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode up to Depot Park on the Trucker DeLuxe, 20...

Rode up to Depot Park on the Trucker DeLuxe, 20 miles to clear the cobwebs....
Forum: Northeast
06-12-19, 11:16 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Played I-don't-have-time-for-a-longer-ride on the...

Played I-don't-have-time-for-a-longer-ride on the Minuteman in the mid-afternoon, rolling cheerfully on the Rawland Nordavinden. This newish graffito tickles my fancy, for whatever reason....
Forum: Northeast
06-11-19, 11:08 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! That one's a puzzler. Test 1:...

Thanks! That one's a puzzler.

Test 1:...
Forum: Northeast
06-11-19, 07:59 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Mid-afternoon Monday, I headed up the Charles...

Mid-afternoon Monday, I headed up the Charles River as far as the Moody Street fish ladder, to see if the river herring were still running, and to see to it that I was riding. They weren't, I was,...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-19, 06:29 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT for a quick sprint up to Lexington...

Took the LHT for a quick sprint up to Lexington Center before dinner. A lot of solar dazzle on the outbound leg....
Forum: Northeast
06-08-19, 11:04 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode East on Friday, pursued by a large red dump...

Rode East on Friday, pursued by a large red dump truck, among other things....
Forum: Northeast
06-06-19, 07:12 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Time was short for a ride before dinner, so I...

Time was short for a ride before dinner, so I took the Rawland Nordavinden for a quick sprint on the Minuteman, turning around at Maple Street, 9 miles that whizzed right by. Spat a gnat....
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 07:08 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out to Depot Park on...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out to Depot Park on a warm, mid-afternoon ride, the putative thunderstorms still well over the horizon.

Anybody know if Ant Bicycles is still a going concern? Sure...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 11:17 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

The trick is to take Riverside Ave. East from...

The trick is to take Riverside Ave. East from Medford Square, then turn right onto Freedom Way to find the trailhead. Traffic by that route is urban but manageable, not the kamikaze mission getting...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 08:35 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT on a 28-mile circuit...

Took the LHT on a 28-mile circuit (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nfgBgbeheUMRyr7YEaS2OLR7dUor7z-e&usp=sharing) through Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, Concord, and Lincoln, following the Minuteman...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 11:28 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

It's towards the east end of the Mystic River...

It's towards the east end of the Mystic River State Reservation park in Medford, on one of the several tracks marked "River Path" on the Google map, a bit before you reach the Fellsway. Here's a bit...
Forum: Northeast
06-03-19, 08:29 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rolled up to Lexington Center on the Rawland...

Rolled up to Lexington Center on the Rawland before dinner, a cool and breezy evening ride....
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 10:49 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks! rod

Thanks!

rod
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 07:24 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Trocadile, With all the excitement about...

Trocadile,

With all the excitement about MCRT-Wayside that your post engendered, the minivelo that you rode it on went unremarked. That's an interesting class of bicycle, could you say more about...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-19, 01:57 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

This is the Weston segment of the Mass Central...

This is the Weston segment of the Mass Central Rail Tail, a LONG trail to be built on the abandoned road bed of the old Mass Central Railroad, which was knocked out by the 1938 hurricane and never...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-19, 09:24 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

They paved it!?! That's wonderful! Never thought...

They paved it!?! That's wonderful! Never thought Weston would get around to that...

rod
Forum: Northeast
06-01-19, 07:00 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

The combination of the handlebar camera's barrel...

The combination of the handlebar camera's barrel distortion and the Stata Center's whimsy is a very happy accident, indeed!

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-31-19, 07:05 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out of the garage and...

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out of the garage and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
05-30-19, 09:01 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The only ride I took today was around the block,...

The only ride I took today was around the block, just a little testing on the new front tire and brake I spent yesterday's rainy day installing on the old Rivendell Rambouillet I found at Bikes Not...
Forum: Northeast
05-27-19, 07:00 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Hopped on the LHT and rode East....

Hopped on the LHT and rode East....
Forum: Northeast
05-26-19, 08:22 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT out this afternoon, not to the leafy...

Took the LHT out this afternoon, not to the leafy green exurbs, but down to Harvard Square, onto the closed-to-auto-traffic Memorial Drive, and on down the North bank of the Charles River. Fooled...
Forum: Northeast
05-23-19, 09:08 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode the big-footed Trucker DeLuxe on one of the...

Rode the big-footed Trucker DeLuxe on one of the variants of the North Bridge loop this afternoon, 32 miles, out via the Minuteman, Route 225, Skelton Street, River Road, and Monument Street......
Forum: Northeast
05-22-19, 10:21 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The Future arrived, boisterous on bicycles....

The Future arrived, boisterous on bicycles....
Forum: Northeast
05-21-19, 06:30 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out on the Minuteman for...

Took the Trucker DeLuxe out on the Minuteman for a late afternoon ride, sunny, cool, and windy. When I played GUESS WHAT TO WEAR for this ride, I chose shorts and a short-sleeved jersey, and was...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-19, 05:16 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland up the Minuteman late Sunday...

Took the Rawland up the Minuteman late Sunday afternoon. Appreciated the fine weather, tweaked the saddle height for yet another bike, dodged the numerous children, and encountered Justin, a former...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-19, 04:17 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rode up to Arlington Center to take a turn...

Rode up to Arlington Center to take a turn counting Minuteman users. Nice day for it, lots of folks to count. Lots of bikes, lots of walkers, fewer runners, very few skaters, one electric unicycle....
Forum: Northeast
05-18-19, 11:08 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

We're in violent agreement, as far as the age of...

We're in violent agreement, as far as the age of the sign goes. The outbound Yield sign went in when the corner access curved section had been installed, but before the old straight segment was...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-19, 08:16 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

You may have to squint, but the Yield sign is...

You may have to squint, but the Yield sign is visible from this photo taken on 9-17-17, on the occasion of Arlington Town Day....
Forum: Northeast
05-15-19, 10:51 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT out on the Minuteman for a...

Took the LHT out on the Minuteman for a mid-afternoon ride on a day that was grayer, cooler, and breezier than I had expected, and perhaps improved later. I spent most of my time titrating the saddle...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-19, 10:36 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I think the key is the big blue Minuteman banner,...

I think the key is the big blue Minuteman banner, now fronting grass. At one time, that marked the terminus of that arm of the bike trail; I think the Yield sign dates from the period when that was...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-19, 03:20 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Rolled out Monday afternoon on the Trucker DeLuxe...

Rolled out Monday afternoon on the Trucker DeLuxe and its 55mm Compass Rat Trap Pass Extralights, on a cool, breezy, gray afternoon, temperatures falling through the 50s and into the 40s, with a...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-19, 07:13 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland out on the Minuteman before...

Took the Rawland out on the Minuteman before dinner. A jolly crowd thronged the path on a beautiful Spring Saturday evening....
Forum: Northeast
05-09-19, 02:50 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT for a spin up to Lexington Center...

Took the LHT for a spin up to Lexington Center and back, turning around somewhat sooner than I might have on the advice of my goose pimples, having misjudged the weather when dressing for the ride....
Forum: Northeast
05-08-19, 11:33 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Another fine Spring day, and I brought another...

Another fine Spring day, and I brought another bike up from the basement and took it for a spin. This time, it was the Surly Trucker DeLuxe, a 26" touring bike with S and S couplers that Surly made...
Forum: Northeast
05-08-19, 11:28 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Jim Muller has a number of posts earlier on this...

Jim Muller has a number of posts earlier on this thread reporting on his adventures in that neck of the woods on road bikes. Worth doing a little thread archaeology to read 'em.

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-07-19, 06:45 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Brought the Rawland Nordavinden up from the...

Brought the Rawland Nordavinden up from the basement and put it on the road for the season. First ride was up to Depot Park on a beautiful Spring day. Once I got there, dark clouds followed me home,...
Forum: Northeast
05-07-19, 07:36 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

I look forward to sitting in my kitchen and...

I look forward to sitting in my kitchen and drinking coffee while the runners are running. :)

rod
Forum: Northeast
05-06-19, 11:56 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Out of the house, onto the bike, and up the...

Out of the house, onto the bike, and up the Minuteman for a lovely Spring ride....
Forum: Northeast
03-29-19, 08:36 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT up to Depot Park, Bedford, thus...

Took the LHT up to Depot Park, Bedford, thus ending a hiatus that started with that unseasonable cold snap in late November. That was the first time in 7 years I hadn't simply bundled up, put the...
Forum: Northeast
11-18-18, 12:49 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Yeah, Bedford does plow that stretch, but they're...

Yeah, Bedford does plow that stretch, but they're easy graders (no pun intended) and seem to conflate a minimal effort with a successful outcome. This has been the status quo for years.

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-18-18, 08:31 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Headed East on the LHT yesterday, on the theory...

Headed East on the LHT yesterday, on the theory that less snow fell there, so less should remain. That worked out pretty well....
Forum: Northeast
11-07-18, 06:43 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

It's November, and a quick ride before dinner...

It's November, and a quick ride before dinner means a ride in the dark; I reached for the Nordavinden again, that bike is simply a pleasure to ride....
Forum: Northeast
11-05-18, 04:32 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Got out on the Rawland Nordavinden this afternoon...

Got out on the Rawland Nordavinden this afternoon for a little ride between the showers on the Minuteman, low clouds and temperatures in the lower 50s. The Mile 4.0 Cairn Builder is back at it; this...
Forum: Northeast
10-29-18, 07:28 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the venerable 1987 GT Karakoram out on the...

Took the venerable 1987 GT Karakoram out on the Minuteman after the rain stopped, a cool, gray, breezy ride....
Forum: Northeast
10-29-18, 11:08 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Yow! rod

Yow!

rod
Forum: Northeast
10-27-18, 01:37 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Thanks for that... :thumb: rod

Thanks for that... :thumb:

rod
Forum: Northeast
10-26-18, 07:47 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

It was a brilliant day, on the boundary between...

It was a brilliant day, on the boundary between cold and cool....
Forum: Northeast
10-26-18, 07:40 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

They will, of course, vanish. But they'll still...

They will, of course, vanish. But they'll still be there. Your headlight is good for it though, no sweat...

rod
Forum: Northeast
10-25-18, 07:00 AM
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Posted By rholland1951

Amen, brother! rod

Amen, brother!

rod
Forum: Northeast
10-24-18, 08:48 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

The North Wind blew the last of the clouds off to...

The North Wind blew the last of the clouds off to Plymouth County in time to let me roll out on the Trucker DeLuxe for a little ride up to Lexington before dinner, out with the sunset and back at...
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