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Routes / Amtrack "Downeaster"
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:22:01 am »
For those who don't know, just found out the Downeaster now goes to Freeport & Brunswick Maine.

Routes / Re: Best route to Cape Cod from Atlantic Coastal route?
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:17:09 am »
Check out the Rubels bike maps for Mass.   The Claire Saltonstall route & the sites
The Outriders route is well marked on the road, I used it once.

Routes / Re: Atlantic Coast Questions
« on: October 27, 2012, 04:24:22 pm »
Salem Ma.  has a town owned CG and when I was there I was given a discount.
There is a nice state campground in Salisbury Ma. on the water.

Routes / Re: Any advice for route Boston to Fitchburg MA??
« on: August 24, 2012, 05:52:03 pm »
Take the Charles River paths to Waltham and connect to Rt 117 East.  Follow 117 to Leominster connect to RT.12 North into Fitchburg.  Check out Goobahs on Main near thetrain station for good pizza / subs

General Discussion / Erire Canal Bike tour
« on: June 12, 2012, 05:22:49 pm »
If you are on the Erire Canal Bike Tour next month and live in the Springfield MA are and want to car pool, please send a note to me off list.  Room for 1 to share gas/tolls/parking to from Albany


General Discussion / Re: Bon Ton Roulet
« on: May 29, 2012, 08:32:37 pm »
I've done this 2x.  2, 30 liter bags should be fine.  Make sure you line them with plastic bags as they get put on the wet ground if it rains.  Food at the colleges was great and there is usually a adult beverage truck on hand (donations) except for the high school stops.  At watkins glen make sure you see the gorge.  There is an adult beverage store within walking distance of  the high school, and some nice bars / restaurants you can walk to.  Watkins Glen State Park has  free swimming pool.  Walmart in town too.  You can sleep in most gyms if the weather turns, no extra charge

Look into for cyclists who host.  As far a routes, getthe Rubels bike maps for Mass.

Gear Talk / Re: How to clean a hydration system (tube)???
« on: February 03, 2012, 07:58:11 am »
Camelback does have a long wire with brush on the end.  It would fit easily in your pannier and you could clean the hose all the time.  You could also add  the thermal cover / director to keep the hose from geetting too warm.

General Discussion / Re: Why is it so difficult to find front racks?
« on: November 18, 2011, 08:22:45 am »
Check out the Jandd site.

Gear Talk / Re: "SKS" Fenders??
« on: August 01, 2011, 08:01:56 am »
1.  Is it me, or in that picture the fender looks upside down?
2. Check out the Planet Bike site   for fenders

everyday hose clamps with old tire pieces under sothe fram won't get scratched.
Look at the Minoura site  too

This what you looing for?

 specialized water bottle cage black alloy
The ultimate in aluminium bottle cage design. 6.2 ...  £6.99    add to basket
I found these here:

Routes / Re: Storms Destroying East Coast
« on: June 02, 2011, 07:03:59 pm »
I have lived here over 20 years and have never seen a tornado here in Springfield.
There was one a few years ago in the Berkshires

Routes / Re: Storms Destroying East Coast
« on: June 01, 2011, 06:55:17 pm »
Springfield Mass. got hit with a tornado today

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