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February 21, 2021

Boston Fools

These two guys went out riding on a semi-frozen stretch of the Charles River in Allston, a neighborhood of Boston. The Charles does not freeze over solid every year, but some years it does. Judging from the conditions in the parking lot alone, it was not cold enough for the river to freeze to a safe thickness. A better place to try this would have been in the Charles River Basin, that is the area from around the BU Bridge downstream to the dam by North Station. These guys were further upstream where there is still a significant current.

Even if they had ignored all the warning signs, just a look at the ice itself should have told them it was unsafe, and they seemed to be trying to ride as close to open water as they could.

Filed under Cycling | permalink | February 21, 2021 at 09:00 PM


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