Nice to see that there is a couple of muni riders out there in the Boston area. However, this topic seems a bit hibernating but I hope it is just because you are dealing directly with each other now.
I am living in Arlington and working in Waltham.
Anyway, if there is riders interested for a ride, let me know. It is always funnier to be several rider together (no matter what the level is) than just riding alone (this includes off course riding attempts in the snow the past weekend :D).
I live in Littleton, a little further outside the city. I’ve been thinking about staging a sort of Muni flash mob up at Great Brook park in Carlisle. It’s got a bit of everything - road, easy dirt road, and a more challenging single track so everyone could have fun. I guess now that I’ve mentioned it ill have to pick a date.
As far as me if qualify myself as an advanced beginner muni rider; I’ve never ridden with another uni rider so it would be a fun experience.
I cant ride yet =P But I bought a muni last month and once the weather permits, will be learning to ride. I’m in the metro-west area myself just off 495. Getting into shape on my exercise bike / losing some weight so I dont break my shiny new unicycle while learning =D Don’t want to blow the spokes off my unicyle going off of something just because I’m 20lbs over weight =)
For those of you that haven’t been there, there are routes to suit any level, from a nice meandering paved road popular with road bikes, to broad, flat dirt bridal paths, to the more challenging, well maintained MTB trail loops. Nothing too long, but plenty to keep things interesting. It may be a little muddy in places, but my guess is that it will be pretty dry if the weather stays as forecasted.
I’ve never ridden with another unicylist, so don’t be afraid to show up if you haven’t either. I’ll probably be sticking to the easy dirt for the most part.
I’m going to plan on being there around 2. As a gastric motivator I may bring some of my traditional Deviled Peppered Purple Pickled Easter Eggs for anyone that wants to try them…
I am away for work and will be back only on April 6th.
So for me it will be next time
For the riding spots, I tried last summer with a good friend of mine the Fire track in the Fells Reservation and it was a nice ride mostly rolling and accessible (the technical spots are few and short enough to be walked through).
On my todo list, there is two spots nearby Milton: Cutler Woods & Great Blue Hills.
Finally got a 36er, now learning to ride it. Getting together with Leeway283 on Sunday for our first ride together in Springfield. Would love to head east at some point to join a ride. Wanna try some single-track with the 36er, if for nothing else than a good laugh! Yes, interested!
I’m on South Shore MA but would be willing to either travel to meet or organize something at Duxbury woods or Wompatuck SP. Both great BIG wheel areas. Weekends best. You could post meet spots in Mountainuninrides on FB too.
Location: Arlington, MA Wheel sizes for off-road: 26 or 29 Type of ride: anything is fine for me, I will pick the wheel accordingly (everything up to heavy muni => 26, XC to light muni => 29) Distance during the week: anything under 30 min drive is okay (for after work riding) Distance during the week-end: more distance is okay but I am far less available
Location: Springfield, MA
Wheel sizes for off-road: 36 (beginner)
Type of ride: XC to beginner muni
Distance during the week: local, availability varies greatly
Distance during the weekend: Further is ok, availability varies
I’m very close to Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, for more challenge (lots of rocks) Russell Mill trails are even closer. Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro forest is another good spot. Have made trips to Harold Parker to meet up with others but don’t know it very well.
Hardly ever on 24, 29, 36
36 Riding Almost 90% of rides, I love the distance you can cover. But for a more technical ride, I will ride 1/2 and 1/2 with a uni swap.
All good suggestions And ridden a bunch of them. As a middle ground, Vietnam in Milford or Callahan SP in Southboro might work for Springfield folks and others to meet in the middle. Duxbury Woods and Wompatuck are favorites for me, on your way to the Cape.
Wheel sizes for off-road: Probably 26, but maybe 36 if the terrain is mild.
Type of ride: Up for anything, although I’m a beginner when it comes to Muni. The past year I’ve been mainly doing distance riding on roads and bike paths on my Coker. I recently purchased a Nimbus 26-inch and taken it off-road a few times. My Muni ability is extremely limited, but I’m definitely up for challenging myself.
Distance during the week: Tuesday or Thursday, any time, anywhere
Distance during the week-end: Anywhere if it’s in the morning. Must be at work around 3:30 p.m.