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06-10-21, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Sorg67

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles...

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles on Gravel bike regular seat yesterday. Planning 15 miles on Gravel bike Friday and longer on Sunday. Regular seat on Gravel bike was a bit tender...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 10:21 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram out for a mix of old,...

Took the 1987 GT Karakoram out for a mix of old, new, and some things so old they've become new again. I headed N up the Mystic Valley Parkway, along the Eastern shore of the Mystic Lakes, and...
06-01-21, 12:46 PM
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Views: 4,232
Posted By OldTryGuy

AWESOME!! :thumb: :thumb:

AWESOME!! :thumb: :thumb:
06-01-21, 10:10 AM
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Views: 4,232
Posted By xenabr549

Good for you,, Be careful and listen to your...

Good for you,, Be careful and listen to your body..
Forum: Northeast
05-16-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9,327
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Posted By rholland1951

Fractals are like that, of course. And while I...

Fractals are like that, of course. And while I haven't crunched the numbers, I expect at least half of it was probably on the Minuteman... ;-)

Saturday afternoon, I took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe...
Forum: Northeast
05-15-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By jimmuller

I tried that once but I got wet and couldn't...

I tried that once but I got wet and couldn't breathe very well once the water got deep enough.:p

We took our tandem out again today. We're gradually increasing our mileage, did 38.75 miles today....
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,327
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Posted By drewguy

Is there a trick? 10 in rack (1 a bit...

Is there a trick?



10 in rack (1 a bit hidden by sign), 1 being ridden
Forum: Northeast
04-21-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

Named for the cemetery, I believe. We've been...

Named for the cemetery, I believe. We've been trying to change it back ever since, but it pleases the State to hold us to it.

rod
04-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By Sorg67

Had surgery 6 am Monday. Got home yesterday. ...

Had surgery 6 am Monday. Got home yesterday. All good so far. Will get more information from pathology report on Friday.
Forum: Northeast
04-20-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9,327
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT and its new shoes (Rene Herse...

Took the GT and its new shoes (Rene Herse Humptulips Ridge Extralights) out for a quick sprint to Lexington Center before dinner, and found that, despite the throngs, I put in the best average speed...
Forum: Northeast
04-14-21, 02:19 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I took today off work and we took the tandem out...

I took today off work and we took the tandem out to the BFRT (pronounced "brft" I suppose, a.k.a. Bruce Freeman Rail Trail). Started at Heart Pond, went up to Chelmsford, back south to the end just...
Forum: Northeast
04-13-21, 11:10 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the newly revivified Rawland Nordavinden out...

Took the newly revivified Rawland Nordavinden out on the Minuteman Tuesday for a ride before dinner....
Forum: Northeast
04-04-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By jimmuller

Just a little spin from Bedford to Carlisle. And...

Just a little spin from Bedford to Carlisle. And back of course.

Passing through Concord:
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride4.04.2021/SleepyHollow.jpg
04-01-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,421
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm originally from the Boston area, where claims...

I'm originally from the Boston area, where claims of the "World's Worst Drivers" aren't necessarily unfounded.
The use of turn signals there is considered a sign of weakness. It's so bad that the...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9,327
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Posted By rholland1951

Having ridden the GT around over dry, bare...

Having ridden the GT around over dry, bare pavement on crackling studded 559-47 Norkian W240s for the last few weeks, it was a pleasure to take the bike out on the Minuteman at sunset in 20-degree...
01-30-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By jay4usc

try adidas Tiro 3/4 training pants they are...

try adidas Tiro 3/4 training pants they are perfect for SoCal. I live in SoCal and I use the Tiro 19 pants for winter riding and they are perfect for the temperature here.
...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-21, 06:00 PM
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Posted By rholland1951

I had some time to ride this afternoon, before...

I had some time to ride this afternoon, before the snow started, and used it to return to the under-construction Watertown Cambridge Greenway, and to find my way to the established Watertown Greenway...
Forum: Northeast
01-19-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9,327
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Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT out the Minuteman to Depot Park....

Took the GT out the Minuteman to Depot Park. Returning, I was delighted to discover that the big tree at Taylor Lane is lit again this year....
Forum: Northeast
01-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By Ghazmh

Been gravel grinding the past 2 weekends. Last...

Been gravel grinding the past 2 weekends. Last week I rode out to trails in the Winchester Melrose area. Today I rode around Prospect Hill park,

...
Forum: Northeast
10-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

So, this afternoon I went out to the garage to...

So, this afternoon I went out to the garage to collect the Rawland Nordavinden for a ride. The Surly beckoned me (the way bicycles will), and said, "Hey pal. Have a look at my rear tire today....
10-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 128,351
Posted By livedarklions

Nashua: ...

Nashua:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20201025_144221502_bbbcc3297789e96f9222bf70dc8b7163f9f0006c.jpg

Next mission: Grand opening.
10-21-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,285
Posted By livedarklions

"A red taillight meets the legal requirement for...

"A red taillight meets the legal requirement for red at the rear if you are using an amber reflector. " I live in NH and I'm quite sure that's legally correct here. So the amber reflector is in...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9,327
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Posted By rholland1951

Noted, voted, quoted. rod

Noted, voted, quoted.

rod
10-12-20, 05:23 PM
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Views: 2,389
Posted By jon c.

It did not seem to me that the article bragged...

It did not seem to me that the article bragged about " the positive effects of advocacy efforts on bicycle commuting." It seemed pretty clear that the increase was entirely attributable to Covid. ...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,327
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Posted By rholland1951

I've been wondering lately about the harvest at...

I've been wondering lately about the harvest at the Cranberry Bog in Carlisle/Chelmsford, tended to, I believe, by the farmers at Great Brook Farm State Park. This can be tricky to find timely...
09-30-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 128,351
Posted By cyccommute

Well you really broke the thread with that one,...

Well you really broke the thread with that one, didn’t you? I don’t think we have gone 7 days without anything ever. I bit the bullet and did the damn ride for ya, you worthless, lazy gits!

...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Tuesday...

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe out Tuesday afternoon for an 18-mile loop on paved roads (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1eMMIcyYLXso1njXvdlJ1j8AFS3jAf-x2&usp=sharing) circling the Middlesex...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East....

Took the Surly Trucker DeLuxe and rode East....
08-27-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,847
Posted By BobbyG

March 8, 2032.

March 8, 2032.
08-26-20, 11:59 AM
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Views: 128,351
Posted By DrIsotope

No giant bug, but I do has this fella: ...

No giant bug, but I do has this fella:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1365/41ik4yg_5a67ddb909d23804ad9814e829c986cb1d8a8787.jpg
The Western trucks used to be yellow, and...
08-26-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,511
Posted By Hypno Toad

What's your ******* point?!?

What's your ******* point?!?
08-25-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,511
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, it's "practicable", but I think the...

Actually, it's "practicable", but I think the difference between practical and practicable is that saying practicable makes you sound drunk.
08-25-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,511
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, but you live in a Frappe state, whatever...

Yeah, but you live in a Frappe state, whatever the hell a frappe is.

It's a milk shake, dammit!
08-25-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,565
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Posted By flangehead

La bicicleta de comida mexicana. Next: Exterminator

Originally Posted by Thruhiker
Next Mission: AN ADVERSITEMENT WITH A BICYCLE FOR A PRODUCT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CYCLING.
...
07-10-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This thread is why you don't turn to forums like...

This thread is why you don't turn to forums like this. Basically the three standard responses for everything is;

1. You are screwed and got screwed, this thing is a death trap caused by a massive...
07-10-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By Litespud

I agree - the beautiful smooth and seamless weave...

I agree - the beautiful smooth and seamless weave you frequently see on frames etc is usually a cosmetic layer and doesn’t reflect the multilayered structural- and frequently less aesthetic nature of...
07-10-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By ljsense

I can't believe how much bad advice you're...

I can't believe how much bad advice you're getting.

There is nothing wrong with the bike. If you look at carbon layups with clear coats, you can see something like this on pretty much every piece...
07-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By dsaul

That frame was not constructed from tubes. It...

That frame was not constructed from tubes. It was laid up in a mold from small sheets of woven carbon and the sheets overlap, leaving lines like that. Some manufacturers will paint those sections...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

Took another clockwise turn around the Battle...

Took another clockwise turn around the Battle Green this morning. Today the color pink was salient.

First, in Lexington Center, Cake....
Forum: Northeast
07-07-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

After the guy finished cleaning the burners for...

After the guy finished cleaning the burners for the steam heat I hope not to need for at least the next five months, I had time for an afternoon ride, and realized that all I really wanted was an...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Surly out on the morning of the 4th of...

Took the Surly out on the morning of the 4th of July, up Mass. Ave. to Lexington....
Forum: Northeast
06-30-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

Set the alarm to roust me out of bed for a ride...

Set the alarm to roust me out of bed for a ride before breakfast Tuesday, but one look at the weather radar sent me back to bed again. The ride before breakfast ultimately became the ride before...
Forum: Northeast
06-27-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

I spent the afternoon with my grown daughter,...

I spent the afternoon with my grown daughter, celebrating her birthday with a ride (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=11AeKPU34wj4BUHYpbQF6iH9s8wvmcDZB&usp=sharing) through Wenham, Hamilton, and...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

Rolled out on the Surly around noon Friday, warm,...

Rolled out on the Surly around noon Friday, warm, sunny, with big old fluffy clouds drifting overhead. They were feeding a dragon on Broadway in East Arlington....
06-26-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,700
Posted By Oakman

Not much draft from a hawk

On this morning's ride, over my left shoulder swoops a red-tailed hawk. He dropped down and leveled off directly in front of me, staying about 10 feet ahead for maybe 30 seconds. Then he quickly...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out at 0900 for a...

Took the Rawland Nordavinden out at 0900 for a quick trip up to Lexington Center and back. There was only one other cyclist at Mass. & Mystic, so I hopped on the Minuteman, which presented nearly...
06-22-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 128,351
Posted By YoungSalt

Hope it's ok for a newcomer to join? If so,...

Hope it's ok for a newcomer to join? If so, how's this one?
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0786_2cde6428c895c6fc592bcf6205fec57ce08c58d3.jpg
06-14-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 128,351
Posted By livedarklions

Or just plain clawful.

Or just plain clawful.
06-14-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 128,351
Posted By livedarklions

How about the absolute worst place to get the...

How about the absolute worst place to get the delicacy my region is famous for?
...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9,327
Views: 1,104,703
Posted By NomarsGirl

Got out for my longest ride of the year so far...

Got out for my longest ride of the year so far yesterday. Just about 11 miles. Out and back to the lake in Sharon.somehow, it is uphill both ways.
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