Skating west from Lexington Center to 128 today, I noticed first that conditions are brilliant (for January), second that I ended 2011 with a very short brake pad, and third that there are half a dozen lines marked in fluorescent orange crossing the trail. Those last probably relate to some recent mail from Joey Glushko on the ABAC list, announcing drainage work on Minuteman Bikeway in Lexington. There might be partial or complete closures as work progresses near the Hartwell Avenue landfill (opposite Tophet Swamp), Revere Street, Bow Street, and Seasons Four. All these sections are troubled by flooding or debris following storms. There are often sand bars west of Bow Street, for example.
Today: 4 miles. This year: 4 miles.