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Middlesex County, MASS Rail Trails

 
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LDPKahuna



Joined: 24 Apr 2012
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Location: Littleton MA age:53

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Middlesex County, MASS Rail Trails  Reply with quote

New member, first post. Here is a list of the rides in the area. Over the past 3 years, I have yet to see another LDP pumping skateboarder on these trails. Once in a while I'll see slow pushing riders.

Nashua River Rail Trail Ayer MA to Nashua NH,
   20miles round trip. Mostly flat. Scenic ride. Ice cream shop in Pepperall MA, coke/water machine near the NH border on the trail.
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Westford MA to Lowell MA
   14 miles round trip, smooth asphalt, mostly flat. Swimming beach/parking midway in Chelmsford MA
Assabet River Rail Trail
   Gradual descent from start in Marlborough to Hudson center (3.5miles),
   continues along through Hudson for a few more miles.
Minuteman Bikeway
   I've only done a short section. A bit bumpy, I liked it, need to return. Trail head in Bedford MA
Granite Town Rail Trail (Milford MA)
   2.9 miles, Haven't rode this one yet.
Blackstone River Bikeway
  48miles (incomplete) open section in RI and Worcester MA
   Haven't ridden this one yet, I've heard good things about this trail

What else? Where do ya'll ride in MA/NH?

Heading out for a lunch time ride on the Assabet trail now!
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coochmon



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:21 am    Post subject: Boston area LDP Reply with quote

I LDP the Minuteman every once in a while, Arl to Lex and back.   Mostly do shorter sessions in the cemetery near my house on weekends.   I've ridden the Cape Cod trail in Brewster as well.   Have to hook up sometime.  Weekends are busy with 2 kids however.

I ride mostly tranny tho - driving up to Rye or Newburyport on Wed nights (my skate night).  Sometimes Andover Skatepark on a Friday late on the way home from work.  If you also ride transition you should join us sometime - www.goneskating.org   (gone = geezers of new england).

Steve (coochmon)
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shawnjon



Joined: 20 Mar 2013
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Location: Quincy, MA

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to resurrect this thread in hopes of finding more people who ride these trails. I've rode Minuteman and Bruce Freeman, heading to Ayer this Sunday AM to do Nashua trail. I can't wait to get on an open stretch to test my latest upgrades.
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LDPKahuna



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:07 am    Post subject: Ayer trail Reply with quote

@Shawn

I think we may have crossed paths on the Freeman trail. Was that you skating with the LDPEnthusiast? I was skate-joring with my dog George.

Sure, we should all meet up for a ride. My dog takes the summer off, too hot for him. I'll check my schedule to see if I can meet you for the Sunday ride.

I ride most every day, either before or after work. At lunch time I ride the Assabet River Rail Trail.

--Neil
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LDPenthusiast



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Location: Framingham, MA

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shawnjon wrote:
I'm going to resurrect this thread in hopes of finding more people who ride these trails. I've rode Minuteman and Bruce Freeman, heading to Ayer this Sunday AM to do Nashua trail. I can't wait to get on an open stretch to test my latest upgrades.


You will get plenty of open stretches for miles on end at Nashua this Sunday Smile.
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shawnjon



Joined: 20 Mar 2013
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Location: Quincy, MA

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Ayer trail Reply with quote

LDPKahuna wrote:
@Shawn

I think we may have crossed paths on the Freeman trail. Was that you skating with the LDPEnthusiast? I was skate-joring with my dog George.

Sure, we should all meet up for a ride. My dog takes the summer off, too hot for him. I'll check my schedule to see if I can meet you for the Sunday ride.

I ride most every day, either before or after work. At lunch time I ride the Assabet River Rail Trail.

--Neil


Haha Yes that was me
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LDPKahuna



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Ayer trail Reply with quote

Shawn, send me a PM and I'll give you my contact info.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well LDPenthusiast and myself hit up Nashua Trail today. Our time was roughly 2:18:03 for 24.5 miles with an average of 11mph. It was my first time there so I didn't know what to expect as far as pavement conditions, elevation etc. I was definitely glad I had my mods on my setup. It made a huge difference maintaining a pump up the hills. It was definitely a great day and an excellent workout. I'm beat and I need more food!!!
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peter



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Location: salem mass

PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minuteman bike path has a lot of new pavement.Its real nice Hope all of  you  are still pumping. Send me a pm if you want to ride. I have all types of set up you can try.

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