Let's visit the bike path !

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Zipp2001, 8 Apr 2019.

  1. In some parts of the States, the speed limit is 55, but in my part I think it is 70 on interstate highways. It used to be 55 everywhere, during and after the gas crisis of the 70's, but now varies. Massachusetts is 65 in rural areas, 55 urban. Some states are 75.
     
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    Zipp2001 Well-Known Member

    I'm in Winchendon (Central Mass) near Gardner, and I know Worcester quite well. I ride out on the airport hills all the time and visit George Street every time I'm out there. I also work in the 5th hilliest city in the US (Fitchburg) so even though I'm a Clydesdale I still like to play on hills.
     
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    Zipp2001 Well-Known Member

    Route 140 which is the road I was on is 50 mph but if your doing the speed limit you will be passed like your standing still. The major highway in the region rte. 2 is 65 mph.
     
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  4. ericmark

    ericmark Regular

    Location:
    North Wales
    Didn't know there was an airport at Worcester, and I thought a Clydesdale was a shire horse? I will assume Worcester is another English town name which has been used in USA? I thought for years the song King of the road when it said Bangor Main was referring to a railway station in Wales, since the town had two stations the big one was called Bangor Main. Clearly I was wrong. Bangor is it seems a popular town name at least 3 in UK, two north Wales and one in Ulster.

    I find it interesting learning things we have not picked up from US TV.
     
  5. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    No. Our Motorway would be the equivalent of their Interstate. What they call a highway, we would call an A-road
     
  6. rivers

    rivers Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    It actually depends on the state... in MA, a highway is the motorway, some states it's the freeway. roads that are similar to A-roads are referred to by their route name (IE route 66, route 20, rt 146, rt 2, etc)
     
  7. rivers

    rivers Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    It's not very big. Up until fairly recently, there were only private planes that flew out of there. Now I think there are a couple of flights to Florida and maybe a few other places. It's by no means a hub.
    And there is also a Bangor, in the state of Maine
     
  8. rivers

    rivers Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I know that bit of the state pretty well. I have friends who lived in Gardner, Leominster, Fitchburg areas, spent many a winter at Wachusett. Also, I used to visit Whalom Park as a kid.
     
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  9. In the States, a male rider 200+ pounds is referred to as a Clydesdale. Women,same, referred as Athenas.
     
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    Zipp2001 Well-Known Member

    Spend a lot of my youth at Whalom Park, and was born and raised in Leominster. I would guess I've cycled up Wachusett well over 100 times.
     
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