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Forum: Northeast
06-11-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

I think my main issue is the elementary school by...

I think my main issue is the elementary school by the traffic light in East Arlington, as the 7:30-8:30a block has a lot of parents taking their kids to school along the trail. I rode a little after...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Still getting out for my morning simulated...

Still getting out for my morning simulated commutes up and down the community path and minuteman. I've been a bit mystified by the traffic patterns on the latter lately, trying to figure out when the...
Forum: Northeast
06-06-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

The map is generated with my Garmin Edge 130+ and...

The map is generated with my Garmin Edge 130+ and displayed with the Garmin connect app
Forum: Northeast
06-05-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By DBrim

Locally, this is one of the most popular strava...

Locally, this is one of the most popular strava segments, and it is a decent ride, a five mile loop with minimal traffic lights and mostly wide shoulders, other than a few sections of route 3. It's...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Was hoping to get out early this morning but I...

Was hoping to get out early this morning but I overslept, so instead I rode in the 90 degree heat this afternoon. Thankfully humidity was present but not overwhelming. Today's route could best be...
Forum: Northeast
06-03-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Spun out some of my work-related frustrations on...

Spun out some of my work-related frustrations on a 14 mile ride today, up to Arlington center via the community path and the minuteman, then with a loop around the mystic lakes. It felt like I was...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

The public restrooms at depot park were open...

The public restrooms at depot park were open today.
Forum: Northeast
05-31-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Needed to shake my cabin fever this afternoon...

Needed to shake my cabin fever this afternoon after hiding inside from the cold rain for most of this weekend, so I rode out to the end of the Minuteman and back, saying hello to the train of Depot...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Same ride both yesterday and today, out to...

Same ride both yesterday and today, out to Arlington Center and to the end of the Fitchburg Cutoff and back. Yesterday's pace was brisk, today's was leisurely, hampered by tree pollen-induced brain...
Forum: Northeast
05-25-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Managed to squeeze in a bit more than an hour on...

Managed to squeeze in a bit more than an hour on the bike today, riding up a bit beyond Arlington Center and back along the Minuteman and Somerville paths. I decided to leave the geese and geeselings...
05-20-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,232
Posted By DBrim

Switched mine over to Schwalbe Marathon Plus...

Switched mine over to Schwalbe Marathon Plus (700x35c) a couple weeks ago because I'm not doing much unpaved riding with it right now. They put up a fight to get on but I've been very happy with them...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Thanks for all the great info! My only bike right...

Thanks for all the great info! My only bike right now has 35mm tires that are not particularly optimized for off-road. I've ridden Reformatory Branch with the stock tires (which weren't great) and...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

I've done the reformatory branch before but never...

I've done the reformatory branch before but never battle road, how do the two compare in terms of surface quality? I've done similar loops in the past but I always took 2A back through the Minuteman...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Rod, question for you. Does your lock rattle...

Rod, question for you. Does your lock rattle around when it's secured like that? Or do you have additional tie-downs (bungees/velcro etc?) I had to take off the frame mount for my lock because it was...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Got some new tires on the commuter bike on Friday...

Got some new tires on the commuter bike on Friday and took them for a spin today, mostly on the Minuteman up just beyond Lexington Center. Saw 9.2 on the Garmin when I took a snack break in the park...
Forum: Northeast
05-14-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

No pictures but yesterday I completed my bike...

No pictures but yesterday I completed my bike commute from this apartment in Somerville to my office in downtown Boston, despite living here for five years. It was also my first time in the office...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

I live fairly close to the future Gilman Square...

I live fairly close to the future Gilman Square station and from the Walnut Street bridge I am not entirely clear on what they are currently doing with the path. It seems like there may be a ramp in...
Forum: Northeast
05-10-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

I'll have to give that a shot. I've indeed been...

I'll have to give that a shot. I've indeed been trying pick up on your side method. It sort of works on the way down, though I can't shoulder the bike because there's a low ceiling (I'm 6'2" and can...
Forum: Northeast
05-09-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

I've been off the bike for quite some time but...

I've been off the bike for quite some time but I'm trying to get back into things lately. Today I took the Trek for a dry run of my future cycling commute from Union Square-ish in Somerville to...
Forum: Northeast
05-10-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Sounds like the planned extension of the...

Sounds like the planned extension of the Somerville community path has been a victim of the turmoil surrounding the green line extension:
The Green Line extension is moving forward, but the saga is...
Forum: Northeast
02-01-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

The saddle was the one that came with the...

The saddle was the one that came with the relatively cheap bike, so ultimately it wasn't a big loss. Unfortunately the only saddles in the bike shop without several inches of padding started at $85,...
Forum: Northeast
01-31-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Today's ride was ... eventful. I've mostly...

Today's ride was ... eventful.

I've mostly been riding inside these days, but the good weather meant that today was a good day for a ride out to Depot Park on the Minuteman....
Forum: Northeast
07-21-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

A note: I was out that way on July 4th and the...

A note: I was out that way on July 4th and the Revere section didn't look remotely close to done, or like they were working on it at all. Might have to keep waiting for awhile.
Forum: Northeast
07-04-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Occasional patches but all avoidable

Occasional patches but all avoidable
Forum: Northeast
07-03-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Had a pretty good day: ...

Had a pretty good day:
http://i.imgur.com/LoLPxJml.png

Up the Minuteman (starting in Arlington), then connecting to the Reformatory Branch Trail:
http://i.imgur.com/N4ohomBl.jpg

Into Concord,...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Very quick (for me) run out to Lexington and back...

Very quick (for me) run out to Lexington and back on the Minuteman today. A hair over 15 miles round trip if I cut over on Broadway to Arlington Center. There was some sort of festival going on in...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Cambridge Cambridge Street!

Cambridge Cambridge Street!
Forum: Northeast
06-16-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Today's commute was definitely what I would...

Today's commute was definitely what I would describe as "soupy." Also fraught with landmines - almost got doored in the bike lane on Cambridge St. But, I didn't, and am here to tell you about it....
Forum: Northeast
06-16-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By DBrim

I really like MA127 between Beverly and Rockport....

I really like MA127 between Beverly and Rockport. That fits your description nicely. MA97 between Beverly and Danvers isn't bad, though a bit faster speed of traffic. The Danvers Rail Trail is very...
Forum: Northeast
06-13-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

I rode through Davis on my way to the Minuteman...

I rode through Davis on my way to the Minuteman and was wondering what was with all of the accordions. Now I know!
Forum: Northeast
06-13-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

The town of Medford has also recently decided to...

The town of Medford has also recently decided to reward my car-light lifestyle (I drive maybe 1-2x/week) by giving me a parking ticket for not moving my car (which is parked in front of my residence)...
Forum: Northeast
06-12-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

First commute to work since moving (and first in...

First commute to work since moving (and first in seven months) today. Pretty good! I added a few miles onto the return leg, and was rewarded by being tailgated heavily by an MBTA bus (maybe two...
Forum: Northeast
06-07-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Life has been crazy busy lately with a bunch of...

Life has been crazy busy lately with a bunch of business travel and the move last week. I finally got out for a bit around my new home (Medford) this weekend.

Saturday morning began with a ride to...
Forum: Northeast
04-15-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Hi MetroBoston! So, I'm going to be moving...

Hi MetroBoston!

So, I'm going to be moving to Medford in June. The apartment I'm moving into is slightly north of Tufts, and my new job is located in East Cambridge, near the Galleria. I'm looking...
Forum: Northeast
04-05-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

The unpaved portion of the Marblehead Rail Trail...

The unpaved portion of the Marblehead Rail Trail isn't quite ready yet.

http://i.imgur.com/ExaauSSl.jpg
Forum: Northeast
04-04-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Managed to get out for my first outdoor ride of...

Managed to get out for my first outdoor ride of the season today. Just 6 miles due to the crazy winds, but good to get the legs moving again regardless.

I've changed jobs since last fall, and my...
Forum: Northeast
12-07-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Didn't get out this weekend (and have been unable...

Didn't get out this weekend (and have been unable to commute to work lately for reasons which are mostly positive), but did say "uncle" and switch over to the studded tires for the season.
Forum: Northeast
12-01-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Managed a 10 mile loop around Salem on an...

Managed a 10 mile loop around Salem on an otherwise quiet holiday weekend yesterday. I would have extended it further, but the Marblehead Rail Trail was impassably muddy from snowmelt. Ah well.

I...
Forum: Northeast
11-19-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Rode into work today, my first subfreezing ride...

Rode into work today, my first subfreezing ride ever (26F). A gusty 20mph headwind did not help. Still, I learned some helpful things. My layering was pretty good in some places (lower body), too hot...
Forum: Northeast
11-16-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

I took the front studded tire off and did about...

I took the front studded tire off and did about 12 miles today. Fall is just about over on the Marblehead Rail Trail:
http://i.imgur.com/Knw4fRMl.jpg

I suppose that the upcoming storm will take...
Forum: Northeast
11-14-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Yeah, I guess I'll go with that. My bike is...

Yeah, I guess I'll go with that. My bike is probably significantly heavier than whatever MapMyRide's "default" road bike is, anyways, especially when I have my commuting gear with me.
Forum: Northeast
11-14-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Schwalbe Marathon Winters. Ended up not really...

Schwalbe Marathon Winters. Ended up not really being necessary, since there wasn't really any accumulation to speak of. It was sleeting on me very lightly when I left, but that was done after three...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Snow tomorrow morning? Okay. ...

Snow tomorrow morning? Okay.
http://i.imgur.com/fPHBYDt.jpg

Just the front for now. It'll come off after tomorrow.
Forum: Northeast
11-11-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

700x35c (what came with the bike). Sidewall of...

700x35c (what came with the bike). Sidewall of the tire recommends 60-80 so I inflate to 75.
Forum: Northeast
11-11-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

My relatively-new-to-cycling flat tire odyssey...

My relatively-new-to-cycling flat tire odyssey did indeed continue today. I commuted in just fine, but noticed that my rear tire was flat yet again early this afternoon. Luckily being indoors and not...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Still didn't find the issue, but the new tube is...

Still didn't find the issue, but the new tube is in and holding so... I don't know. Maybe it fell through. Maybe it was a pinch flat. Maybe I'll get another flat on the way into work tomorrow. If it...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Not to mention that riding on wet leaves is like...

Not to mention that riding on wet leaves is like riding on banana peels.

Rear flat on the commute this morning. Luckily temperatures were comfortable and it's a slow time at work (and my boss is...
Forum: Northeast
11-09-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Planetbike Cascadia...

Planetbike Cascadia...
Forum: Northeast
11-08-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Quick 16 miles around Salem and Marblehead this...

Quick 16 miles around Salem and Marblehead this afternoon. Salem is much more rideable now that the tourists have dispersed. The Marblehead Rail Trail has really changed character in the last month,...
Forum: Northeast
11-05-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 1,141,350
Posted By DBrim

Yeah, the first real night commute was definitely...

Yeah, the first real night commute was definitely an interesting experience for me, particularly because I do not have any night riding experience. To me, pavement variation was much more of a...
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