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01-28-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,495
Posted By parkbrav

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/ Metro...

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/

Metro Boston has received approximately 5 inches of rain this January. The Globe cut off on January 25, which may have failed to measure the 1+ inches of rain on...
01-26-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By parkbrav

Massachusetts is supposed to get a secondary rain...

Massachusetts is supposed to get a secondary rain storm this weekend.

Have a great road trip!
01-26-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By parkbrav

New Winter Storm Warning

There's an unnamed winter storm forecast for this weekend. It is slated to extend from NW Idaho and stretch to Northern New England and every where in between.

Southern Massachusetts might get...
01-19-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,495
Posted By parkbrav

Yes RR, it will be classic Route 38 N S storm. Ch...

Yes RR, it will be classic Route 38 N S storm. Ch 7 says it will be all rain over night and all snow tomorrow morning. Classic.
01-17-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 949
Posted By parkbrav

One of my Monkeylectric lights burned out this...

One of my Monkeylectric lights burned out this week when the lithium energizer batteries did not replenish the light. So I guess the shelf life on the Monkeylectric is 6 years (good deal).

I am...
01-10-23, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,495
Posted By parkbrav

I'm feeling proud of myself because yesterday I...

I'm feeling proud of myself because yesterday I took advantage of the higher temperatures and washed the bike. I noticed a lot of road-sand but not much evidence of salt.
01-04-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,495
Posted By parkbrav

oh gosh, you're right about that. sorry for the...

oh gosh, you're right about that. sorry for the inaccuracy - glad it worked out well for the victim.

you would not believe how busy I've been lately. I'm also still short on sleep
01-03-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,495
Posted By parkbrav

graupel - yep, around here in January it comes...

graupel - yep, around here in January it comes down a lot like a mixture of sleet and heavy wet snow, generally because it's too dry to precipitate and it's too warm to snow. Or replace "Slush" with...
01-03-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,495
Posted By parkbrav

I've been living in Southern New England for 6...

I've been living in Southern New England for 6 going on 7 years. My experience is that winter does not kick in until late January.

Late January - frost
last week of January into the first full...
12-22-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By parkbrav

Winter Weather Alert

Winter Storm Elliot is making its way from Iowa and Missouri to Virginia and all the way up to Northeast Maine. It will hit New England with southeasterly winds.

I do not recall the last...
12-17-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 949
Posted By parkbrav

Someone once told me, the morning commutes are...

Someone once told me, the morning commutes are usually chill because people are in no hurry to go to work. But the evening commutes are much more dangerous because people are often in a rush to get...
12-14-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 949
Posted By parkbrav

Great topic RR! Absolutely, I get up early and...

Great topic RR! Absolutely, I get up early and try to get as much cycling in during daylight hours. I will even try to convince the boss to adjust my work hours so that I can get home during dusk or...
10-07-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By parkbrav

In Praise of a Member of Bike Forums

I hope I'm not embarrassing anybody so I apologize in advance. In advance of our next winter cycling season, I wanted to thank RumRunn6 for his immeasurable contributions to Bike Forums and...
10-06-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By parkbrav

And just to crystalize my thoughts, I am just...

And just to crystalize my thoughts, I am just saying that something ridiculously simple like a broken axle clasp (too easily broken) or a pinched valve can trigger a million different theories as to...
10-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By parkbrav

Interesting, the tv channels sure are driven by...

Interesting, the tv channels sure are driven by ratings. But all of the channels around here rely on the NOAA services to be accurate since they use NOAA's numbers in their reports. And to their...
10-05-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By parkbrav

heh it did help to calm my nerves, I was worrying...

heh it did help to calm my nerves, I was worrying someone was taking out air out from the tires. Or it could just be something simple like a pinched tube. Anyways, thanks for reading lol
10-05-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By parkbrav

Frost Warning - Boston

Boston is expecting its first frost this Saturday night into Sunday 10/8-10/9

It looks like we may have a "real" winter here this year - it hasn't happened for a while, at least not in my neck of...
10-05-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By parkbrav

I have many learnings to share here. So the...

I have many learnings to share here.

So the comment by RR about alignment is exactly right. There are multiple issues with Trek FX wheels, especially rear wheels. I was doing a deep-clean the bike...
09-07-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By parkbrav

heh, I solved my own problem. The front...

heh, I solved my own problem.

The front fender was just out of position. I adjusted it back into position by hand and now the front tire rides freely.

The rear fender was loose due to an...
07-03-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

Quiet Morning with low traffic, so I decided to...

Quiet Morning with low traffic, so I decided to take advantage with a 18 mile fun ride for exercise.

I decided to visit the world famous Wilmington Apple Monument, dedicated to the first butter...
04-02-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By parkbrav

I just took the studs off. Only took 45 minutes....

I just took the studs off. Only took 45 minutes. The rear winter tire needed a visit with Professor WD-40. Other than that, they slid right on. Very Psyched for some summer riding!
03-26-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

3rd fun ride of the week, trying to lose some...

3rd fun ride of the week, trying to lose some weight so I thought I'd grab some exercise.

At a straightway in a rural area, an area in which I clearly had right-of-way, car #1 comes accelerating...
03-26-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

I was out for another "fun ride" last night and I...

I was out for another "fun ride" last night and I noticed that some baby trees and shrubs are already sprouting green leaves up here in NW Boston. Not to brag or anything. March 25th. Early Spring!
03-23-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By parkbrav

Yesterday, I took your advice and went for a "fun...

Yesterday, I took your advice and went for a "fun ride" after work, to enjoy the nice weather and extra daylight.

When cycling on Route 38 area, I came across a small "rafter" (flock) of 4 female...
03-02-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By parkbrav

The meteorological seasons are defined by the...

The meteorological seasons are defined by the calendar months. So, literally, the passage of time defines the meteorological seasons.

Meteorological Winter: defined as December, January and...
03-01-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By parkbrav

Well it's a winter cycling thread in the sense...

Well it's a winter cycling thread in the sense that the traffic cones were set up to protect winter cyclists especially during the unique winter darkness.

And the vandalism resulted in the...
03-01-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By parkbrav

Well, Mr. Zip, the calendar said so. Today is the...

Well, Mr. Zip, the calendar said so. Today is the first day of Meteorological Spring. But it sure does seem a lot like Winter still!

cue Pat Metheny's track "Spring Ain't Here" - and yes I did...
02-16-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By parkbrav

we have the melodious love song of the chickadee...

we have the melodious love song of the chickadee this morning up here in Route 38
02-16-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By parkbrav

It's so cold the North Wind has gone South for...

It's so cold the North Wind has gone South for the winter!
02-13-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By parkbrav

Brief Editorial on Car Ownership

Soap box moment: any one check out the current price of gasoline in your city and then remember that you bike all year?
02-12-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By parkbrav

I love the comment about thinner ice this year. I...

I love the comment about thinner ice this year. I heard the same to be true here in the northeast.

I did see one weekend of pond hockey after a particularly cold "cold-snap." But one weekend is...
02-06-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By parkbrav

Gotta "love" those ice/sleet/slush storms, RR....

Gotta "love" those ice/sleet/slush storms, RR. And we're getting at least one more on Monday, possibly another on Tuesday.

But these rest of the week will be in the 40s and Wednesday will be sunny
02-06-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By parkbrav

Yep, we currently have about 10 hours of daylight...

Yep, we currently have about 10 hours of daylight here in the northeast. Since the birds like 10 hours of daylight minimum, it may be just a matter of time until the birds start returning. I mean...
02-01-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By parkbrav

I sure do, RumRun! I was watching Channel 5 when...

I sure do, RumRun! I was watching Channel 5 when one of the reporters stationed out in Brockton had so much sleet and wind that she had to put the snow goggles on!

And Brockton/Stoughton ended up...
01-28-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By parkbrav

Winter Storm Kenan - New England

We're expecting a historic snowfall this evening into tomorrow. Predictions of 12+ inches of snow with high winds from the Northeast.

As far south as Rhode Island and as far north as Maine.

I...
01-07-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By parkbrav

* Summer * Tires

I'm already in the market for new summer tires. I'm looking at the Schwalbe Marathon, anti-puncture, reflective stripe.

More about me: Boston suburbs, on-road cyclist, Trek FX commuter hybrid.
...
01-07-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,865
Posted By parkbrav

I have 3 AA batteries/each for the...

I have 3 AA batteries/each for the Monkey-Electric bike lights. I use the lithium strength batteries and I only need to replace them once a year.

Almost everything else I have - front light, rear...
01-01-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,956
Posted By parkbrav

Thanks everyone! I took your advice, I put the...

Thanks everyone! I took your advice, I put the studs on ... myself this year :eek: !!! with a $$$ ton of savings. If it works, it's a Christmas miracle.

So I just wanted to say thanks to...
04-16-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,907
Posted By parkbrav

9:15am April 16 here, Boston got .75 inches of...

9:15am April 16 here, Boston got .75 inches of rain over night and now my area NW of Boston is getting heavy wet snow showers (that ARE accumulating)!

This is why I keep those winter tires on well...
03-23-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By parkbrav

early spring riding, meh? 2021 style

50s and 60s out here in Boston. I see no snow and I see bulbs poking through!

Anyone else see a few signs of an early spring?
11-27-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,463
Posted By parkbrav

Studs and keep your feet parallel to the ground...

Studs and keep your feet parallel to the ground when anticipating the ice. I tend to keep my feet moving most of the time in anticipation of ice
11-16-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,938
Posted By parkbrav

The Weather channel is predicting La Nina weather...

The Weather channel is predicting La Nina weather patterns this winter - cold and wet for the north.

It's also predicting "much warmer than normal" temperatures for much of the east and north east...
11-15-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,938
Posted By parkbrav

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bedford_train_station_b4f9c0635a7ea3455baa3a9fb0bccebfff1c8997.jpg

So This was the third consecutive weekend that I went cycling for...
11-06-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,400
Posted By parkbrav

I can't say for sure. But I know that my limit is...

I can't say for sure. But I know that my limit is 1 hour in 15F/-10C temperatures with goggles on. At that point, my eyes start freezing shut even wearing the goggles
11-02-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,938
Posted By parkbrav

great video Zip!!! I checked out the local...

great video Zip!!!

I checked out the local bike path yesterday. Most of the snow melted, except there was a small section of frozen slush near the highway overpass. I had the studs on but I still...
10-30-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,938
Posted By parkbrav

Early Winter in New England

Boston is getting clipped by Tropical Storm Zeta, which of course collided with the cold Canadian air that's besetting us this week. So, we got an inch of rain yesterday and now today we're getting...
05-09-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,283
Posted By parkbrav

May 9th and what can only be described as a freak...

May 9th and what can only be described as a freak round of cold Arctic air and non-accumulating snow showers up here in Rt 38 Boston. With a "cold snap" into the mid 40s by day, low 30s by night.
...
04-18-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,283
Posted By parkbrav

April 18th here, Boston is getting a "coating to...

April 18th here, Boston is getting a "coating to 6 inches" of heavy wet snow flakes. Here in my neck of the woods, it is accumulating (slightly) on the grass and melting on contact with the pavement....
03-25-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,938
Posted By parkbrav

yeah, thanks dude. I went to the Take-A-Look...

yeah, thanks dude. I went to the Take-A-Look website https://takealookactive.com/instructions/ and got it to work. Agree, it will need some duct or electrical tape as my safety glasses don't support...
03-16-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,788
Posted By parkbrav

We have blossoming American Elm trees here in...

We have blossoming American Elm trees here in Metro North Boston - expected snow showers tomorrow morning but will warm up to the 50s tomorrow afternoon
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