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Author:  RideHard [ Thu May 26, 2011 4:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

Im stuck taking a few summer courses at UMass Lowell for the summer...what sucks is I have to get here for 8am and then have another at 7-10pm, with gas at 4$ a gallon I cant afford several trips a day back to the rockport area....So im looking for something to do during the days, Any good riding around here? Its been a long time since ive ridden anything besides highland/lynn/north shore around here. Looking to keep it within 30mins away from the area to keep gas down.

You can send me a message if you dont want to post, I have a car and am down for shuttles, all mountain, DJ... anything but spandex xc.


I dont know the area very well but from the surface of it Lowell sucks

Author:  SlapheadMofo [ Thu May 26, 2011 5:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

As a start...

viewtopic.php?f=75&t=55017

When you get bored with that stuff then you've got more than 100 miles of trail (yes, that's what I said) up the road in and around Groton. There's also a handful of skateparks in the city, as well as plenty of off-the-beaten path trails and spots to mess around. Plenty of patio bars too. :drinking:

Author:  slacker [ Fri May 27, 2011 11:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

I work in Lowell and there are some fun places very local.

If you want to do some XC rides, no spandex here, I can give you tour. I usually go after work and sometimes during lunch.

Author:  RideHard [ Sat May 28, 2011 10:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

awesome guys, thanks a ton for the responses. I am going to be pretty busy this week and still have a few bike repairs to get around to, but I will try touch base next week sometime for a ride.

mmm patio bars :drinking:

Author:  SlapheadMofo [ Mon May 30, 2011 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

Definitely put Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro (LDT) forest a the top of your list. Some really fun stuff in there.

Author:  lalocotequinta [ Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

Lucky you, Highland is about 1 hour and 10 mins from Lowell.

Author:  RideHard [ Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

I wish highland was a bit closer but an hour 10 is a bit too far, hour to lowell, 2 hours to and back from highland then an hour home, with gas prices right now im not made of money

Hitting Lynnwoods thursday round 11am then LDT most likely friday sometime mid-day. Once I get the feel for the area again I will be going on weekly rides if anyone wants to tag along

Author:  RideHard [ Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

Lynn ballpack 11:15am tomorrow, planning to ride for a good portion of the day, give a shout if your in the area


Anyone know a good local lunch spot in lowell? Looking for good grinders or something up that ally. Also trying to find a good cafe to study and a good patio bar with cheap afternoon specials. Yea I tried to look but got hopelessly lost as usual.

Author:  slacker [ Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

Sal's is pretty good and very easy to find. They are good for quick stuff.

Jimmy's Too is really good.

Those are just two out of many.

Author:  SlapheadMofo [ Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

You on the North or South campus? (Assuming your classes are at U-Mass..)

Author:  RideHard [ Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

SlapheadMofo wrote:
You on the North or South campus? (Assuming your classes are at U-Mass..)


Hit lynn yesterday despite the heat wave, went to all the usual stuff...I had forgotten how flat some of those landings were


North campus

Author:  dills84 [ Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

Tyngsboro Sate forest has some good trails, along with Russell Mills trails in chelmsford. Good local spots to tool around on!

Author:  RideHard [ Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

dills84 wrote:
Tyngsboro Sate forest has some good trails, along with Russell Mills trails in chelmsford. Good local spots to tool around on!



thanks I will check those out later on this week.

Riding Lowell dracut forest today, give me a shout if your in the area. Black sxt as usual

Author:  RideHard [ Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

Hit LDT today, I had a map in my bag thanks to splat and planned on using it but I met lowells healthy population of horsefly's and decided to keep on the move as much as possible. I hit pretty much everything

Now for my good deed for the day: I found a tool on the trail, If you lost something today shoot me a pm where you lost it and what it is/brand/color/ect and I will get it back to you.

Next ride on wednesday, hopefully somewhere with a bit more freeride...might just bite the bullet and go check out nam

Author:  dills84 [ Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Im stuck in Lowell for the summer...

I've been heading down to burlington and riding the "landlocked forest" lately. Reaaaallly cool, lots of man made stuff and difficulty levels.

Its on the Burlington/Lexington line and runs parallel to route 3 (literally hugs the rock faces on the highway.)

highly recommended if you get bored of LDT

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