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Forum: Northeast
03-22-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Greetings gang. Windshield protection meant I...

Greetings gang. Windshield protection meant I only wore a sweater under a windbreaker for downtown...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-18, 07:09 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

RR. Takes one to know one. Thank you for being...

RR. Takes one to know one. Thank you for being so thoughtful as always. I'm working my way back to more active and consistent. The community that is this forum is such a nice mix of information,...
Forum: Northeast
08-04-18, 12:23 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

The photography here is amazing. Clouds and...

The photography here is amazing. Clouds and trains have similarities when the photography is so amazing.
No pictures here but I was moving slower than the clouds or trains two days ago when I set...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-18, 06:43 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

NATBC, I wish I could pose with the grace of...

NATBC,
I wish I could pose with the grace of that electric fan, make sense of of things like that sign post and put life into perspective like that chain link fence. Failing all those I did manage...
Forum: Northeast
02-22-18, 04:59 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Spring like

Back when I used to ride, bikes were steel and February was cold and there was ice. Now that I am old and there is new tangled warm weather I went out for a 20 mile loop through Sherborn, Holliston...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-17, 09:43 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

It is nice to say hello. Thank you Rod. Thanks...

It is nice to say hello. Thank you Rod. Thanks very much.
Forum: Northeast
08-02-17, 08:55 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Greetings Folks. I've been riding a little and...

Greetings Folks. I've been riding a little and not very interesting rides but yesterday was for me a bit more inspired. I rode to Natick, took my single speed on the 12:56 train to Back Bay and biked...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-17, 02:11 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Greetings Kids, I've been reluctant to post...

Greetings Kids,
I've been reluctant to post anything because I've been such an erratic a rider. I rode today so here goes.
Rode a 29 mile loop from Sherborn into Dover nipping bits of Westwood and...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-17, 05:49 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

New year

My only ride has been to Holliston and west on the Upper a Charles trail. The highway department salted it for the popular New Year's Eve walk so it was clear of ice all the way to Highland and...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-16, 06:36 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

I had a nice ride yesterday afternoon. It seemed...

I had a nice ride yesterday afternoon. It seemed to cloud up and cool off from the scorching mid day temps. I wonder if this balmy 40F mid day weather will last and we won't get any snow? ...
Forum: Northeast
11-29-16, 09:50 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

G, Your post and Rod's follow up sums it all up. ...

G, Your post and Rod's follow up sums it all up.
dipping milage, mild weather spirited rides, entwined go fast bike and snow and ice optimism.
Forum: Northeast
11-28-16, 08:07 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

The expertise and experience in this trail...

The expertise and experience in this trail lighting discussion shines brightly. Decades old agreements about lighting were made without the benefit of your considerable Minuteman expertise. Good...
Forum: Northeast
11-27-16, 07:06 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

No straps but no equipment problems for me on an...

No straps but no equipment problems for me on an organized 46 mile ride today from Wellesley through Dover, Westwood, Walpole, down to Sharon and back north through Walpole and Medfield. Nice back...
Forum: Northeast
11-27-16, 06:25 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Well done! In field repairs are tricky but...

Well done! In field repairs are tricky but you've got to feel pretty good about coming up with such a clever solution. I hope you were able to get a pretty good gearing combination. Can you get...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-16, 05:23 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

I am niether nimble or scampable but I did get...

I am niether nimble or scampable but I did get out yesterday afternoon for a 37 mile wet leaf ride on the loop de loop through Dover, Dedham, Westwood, Medfield and back to Sherborn. A silver, two...
Forum: Northeast
11-14-16, 05:50 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Sunday was a nice day. I rode an organized ride...

Sunday was a nice day. I rode an organized ride from Concord up through Carlisle, Chelmsford Bedford and back to Concord. I tried using my phone for navigation with poor success because I couldn't...
Forum: Northeast
10-30-16, 10:08 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Carlisle plan.

We met up at the Citgo in downtown Sherborn and as stated I wanted to go north to Carlisle and another rider suggested we go south so we compromised and went south. Either way the weather was...
Forum: Northeast
10-29-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

These are great discussions. I try to compare...

These are great discussions. I try to compare many of them to the MAPC trail map. It is pretty good but doesn't go out of State or to Korea. I travelled to Korea many times and walked and jogged but...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-16, 06:27 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Stability in gusts was an issue but not as much...

Stability in gusts was an issue but not as much as expected. Planning to meet up with friends at a CRW ride from Hopkinton we decided to reschedule due to concern about yesterday's rain and today's...
Forum: Northeast
10-21-16, 05:00 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

DOn't you hate it when a knucklehead driver yells...

DOn't you hate it when a knucklehead driver yells as they accelerate past? One time a guy stopped and actually insisted I bike on the right side of the white stripe; which varied between 0 and 20"...
Forum: Northeast
10-19-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

I'd plead double jeopardy based on stopping and...

I'd plead double jeopardy based on stopping and anything over 100 psi tires? Or clips pedals?....forget I asked that.
Forum: Northeast
10-18-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Is it just me or are bright colors and clear sky...

Is it just me or are bright colors and clear sky higher contrast than any other time of the year? There is more motion this time of year with colors in the trees and leaves on the road. The leaves...
Forum: Northeast
10-13-16, 11:41 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Snett

RR6, the SNETT may be more to your liking and is well defined on the DCR (http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-central/southern-new-england-trunkline-trail.html) and NEMBA...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-16, 04:09 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

RR6, nice list. The Upper Charles trail won't...

RR6, nice list. The Upper Charles trail won't get you muddy in Milford as that is all asphalt and 2/3 of the part in Holliston is very smooth, new stone dust. I meet folks who like to park at...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-16, 05:29 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Bees, Halloween decorators are out. All I got in...

Bees, Halloween decorators are out. All I got in was a short errand rides on the Upper Charles trail and found more orange, this time from early Fall leaves. No problem yet but they serve as a...
Forum: Northeast
10-09-16, 04:26 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

No mud for me. Saturday I rode down to RI on...

No mud for me. Saturday I rode down to RI on Burnt Swamp Rd. and enjoyed great weather. The Diamond Hill reservoirs are like others, very low. 39 miles. Stopped by the LBS for a new chain.
...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

I used to see how far I could walk on a rail past...

I used to see how far I could walk on a rail past that depot. I did put a penny on the track to flatten it but didn't find it later.

Jim, Sweet thing you did by enhancing jppe's already great...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-16, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Felt like summer was just around the corner. I...

Felt like summer was just around the corner. I left at noon on a ride I've not made in 2 years and it was grand. 67 miles. Not much traffic, up through Dover and Wellesley then into Weston and...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-16, 09:46 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

I did get out for what turned out to be a...

I did get out for what turned out to be a pleasant 37 mile ride in mist this afternoon. Rode my single speed because those fenders were just right on very well paved roads in Sherborn, Dover,...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-16, 09:27 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

The Middlesex Canal is an amazing trip. The...

The Middlesex Canal is an amazing trip. The Museum at the Concord River high point is well done and the Shawsheen River Aqueduct is hard to imagine. Rod, Did you see the grooves in the rock and the...
Forum: Northeast
09-12-16, 09:45 AM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Rod, your Lincoln ride and then Fairhaven route...

Rod, your Lincoln ride and then Fairhaven route were your usual superb. Thank you again for your adventure and observations. My ride yesterday was like your pasela tire treads; eventually. Wife...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-16, 08:08 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

I marvel at dried up Minuteman, knotweed, Hart...

I marvel at dried up Minuteman, knotweed, Hart Pond, Mass Ave movies and the Tobin belly. I wish I knew Sutton to Sturbridge better. Google mapping bats about as well as Jackie Bradley which would be...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-16, 08:47 AM
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Views: 916
Posted By sherbornpeddler

Any update? This is a great question and a good...

Any update? This is a great question and a good start on the information needed to make decisions. I'm interested as well.
Forum: Northeast
08-19-16, 10:18 PM
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Speaking of compact cranks...anyone have...

Speaking of compact cranks...anyone have experience twisting a chain so it slips and slips? Today we were riding along and my biking courage twisted his chain. First I tried a quick repair by using...
Forum: Northeast
08-19-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 892,144
Posted By sherbornpeddler

You also have a great memory and an ability to...

You also have a great memory and an ability to pull up nice photos. :thumb:
Forum: Northeast
08-18-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Burnt Swamp

[QUOTE=Jim from Boston;18993096][COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]....BTW,.., last year I rode down to Sheldonville to visit a friend and he said I should check out Burnt Swamp Rd. This year I rode from...
Forum: Northeast
08-17-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

humid

August has been steamy. Last week we rode on the Cape Cod and Old Colony rail trails and stopped to swim in adjacent ponds. Yesterday I rode my favorite 37 mile loop de loop from Sherborn through...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Nice ride today. Rode w good friend Bill and rode...

Nice ride today. Rode w good friend Bill and rode south through Millis, Norfolk and Wrentham into Rhode Island on Burnt Swamp Rd. to Reservoir Rd between Diamond Hill and Arnold Mill reservoirs then...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 892,144
Posted By sherbornpeddler

Pegan

Jim, Bike debates! Tire attributes! All these things are important and I consider them carefully and congratulate myself on which ever I decide. Rarely does it effect my pleasure in the ride. Good...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 892,144
Posted By sherbornpeddler

Leisurely cruise to Dover to trace the route of...

Leisurely cruise to Dover to trace the route of the Dover Time Trial. I picked up my pace for the 7.7 mile loop and estimate I did it in just over 24 min. proving I ain't what I used to be and...
Forum: Northeast
07-31-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Jim, I looked for you kids but didn't see you....

Jim, I looked for you kids but didn't see you. I've taken to wearing bright safety yellow jersey and helmet and until, I can find a safety yellow expression, I'm still wearing the same goofy old one....
Forum: Northeast
07-30-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Longest ride in two years. I met up with an old...

Longest ride in two years. I met up with an old biking buddy in Wellesley and we went up to Concord and back for 51 miles. Last time either of us biked there was over 2 years ago. We started making...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Martha's Vineyard

I rode a moderate 25 miler from Sherborn into Dover and back yesterday and today we escaped to ride 19 miles from the ferry to Middle Road out to Aquinnah. The light rain was cooling and pleasant....
Forum: Northeast
06-05-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Gosh I like reading your Acadia posts. Some...

Gosh I like reading your Acadia posts. Some things never change like Cadillac Mountain and your visits there and your sense of adventure. Am I correct you added a "really" to the hills? Thank you...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 892,144
Posted By sherbornpeddler

525469525470525471Lazy ride home yesterday...

525469525470525471Lazy ride home yesterday afternoon from Boston. I stayed on trails as much as possible once I got out to the Charles River all the way to Waltham and Auburndale. I rode past the...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

So nice to read all your rides. I've snuck out a...

So nice to read all your rides. I've snuck out a few times; pulled out by this magnificent weather.
A few commute rides to downtown Sherborn and a some 15-25 mile regional loops have been my...
Forum: Northeast
03-14-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 892,144
Posted By sherbornpeddler

Yesterday afternoon, by the time I was lounging...

Yesterday afternoon, by the time I was lounging at my cousin's in Boston, I wasn't as cute as your skunk but I might have had other similarities. 7:30 AM I biked to Wellesley where I met up with a...
Forum: Northeast
03-02-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

spring roads

Ditto but 20 miles through Sherborn, Millis and Norfolk. Smaller potholes and more twigs and tree debris than salt and sand. I've done so little outdoor riding this year it felt odd yesterday. I...
Forum: Northeast
02-02-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8,201
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Posted By sherbornpeddler

Jim, Thank you. You certainly know those...

Jim, Thank you.
You certainly know those routes under more conditions than I and I pay attention to your expertise. I feel security in numbers on Beacon going in and for the late afternoon return...
Forum: Northeast
02-02-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 892,144
Posted By sherbornpeddler

Yep, don't disagree but it is a semipartial...

Yep, don't disagree but it is a semipartial correlation. Years ago my chain broke as I approached the same lunch spot. I walked up the hill and found the pin missing from my multi-tool chain tool. A...
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