November 2011

Excellent bike riding weather through November.  I have been out on my Giant road bike a few times.  The other day I took a hike through the town woods and determined that despite the October Nor’easter and Hurricane Irene, a couple of the main trails are clear.  So I may pull out my C-Dale F3 mountain bike for a spin and to burn off some frustrations.  The only problem is that it is almost dark when I get home.  Stay safe for now.

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Ayer Rail Trail

I have ridden the Ayer Rail Trail twice. Once in the summer at a leisurely pace on my mountain bike and the other this past Sunday November 13th on my road bike.  I really wanted to push it this past ride, but the number of limbs down narrowed the trail in many spots where only one bike could get through at a time.  The limbs also made it difficult to see ahead in several spots, which was a speed limiter.  Overall, I managed the trail end-to-end, up and back a distance of about 24.5 miles.  I did this in about 90 minutes, which comes out to almost 16 mph, per my gps.  I plan on doing this trail again as it is very scenic, and hopefully next time the limbs will be clear and I can keep my speed up.  However, if I want to do a fast ride with no cars I guess I will negotiate the baby strollers, dog walkers, joggers and roller bladders on the Minuteman Bike-way.

I have added two pictures taken from my low quality cell phone camera and posted them in my photo gallery on bike rides.  A.J.

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August 21, 2007

Well I have good news.  My video editing computer seems to be working now.  When I get some time I will start going through my video.   In the meantime, if the weather holds out, I plan to be trackside on the eastern and middle parts of the CSX Boston Subdivison or whatever the call the old B&A or Conrail’s Boston Line.  Hopefully the trains will cooperate along with the weather.

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