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    Historian-Philly Cheesesteak Ride II?

    Neil,

    How about the Philly Ride again. Maybe we can stop in Manayunk or begin nearer the City and go to University City or South Street and find a place.

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    I've been waiting for a date too; although now that the heat and humidity has finally arrived Sept/Oct sounds better. During the numerous trips into Jefferson Hospital for wife I had a chance to see if a diner I remember is still at 21st and Race, behind Franklin Institute. And yes it is, they are open Saturdays, and the cheesesteak was great.
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    I would love to come along for this ride! I can't give a definitive yes or no until a final date is hammered out thought.

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    I would drive from DC for this... I am a guy that loves cheese steak after all.
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    Weekend of August 21 is out - I'm driving up to Wellsboro to ride in PA's Grand Canyon. Second weekend in September, folks? Same meetup point, except I'll add a glutton option of starting from my home, an additional ten miles out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alhanson View Post
    I would drive from DC for this... I am a guy that loves cheese steak after all.
    Now we have to hold it. Although I fear ALHanson will smoke everybody now that he's riding unloaded. He pretty much did that on tour last month:


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    LOL. In my defense... I only had one gear for the first three days. not like I am greased lightning. I remember two hills I had to walk the first day and another the second.

    And if ya fear I am going to be fast I promise to eat two and dare I try three of the cheese steaks to add some poundage.
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    Me and the Mrs. could make the 2nd Saturday in Sept. after 10:30 at the dog park. Other Sept. Saturdays at 9:30 works. Sunday is a possiblility, but 2nd choice.

    Neil, We were at the PAGC last weekend! I was at a traditional archery shoot in Coudersport, but we have friends w/property that backs to the GC. What beautiful country. Have fun!
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    I'd love to do it too. There's a vegan cheese steak place on South Street that I have never been able to make it to, but would very much like to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCosmo View Post
    I'd love to do it too. There's a vegan cheese steak place on South Street that I have never been able to make it to, but would very much like to.

    How the hell do you make a vegan cheese steak?
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    While I would like to make the second cheesesteak ride, I made the first, no need to alter date for me. This of course leads up to Sept 12th, which is the busiest day for events I'd like to participate in. Currently 3 events on my schedule. Cheesesteak would be 4. I'm already committed to one. I would certainly prefer the 19th or 26th. I also see the Scenic Schuylkill Century is scheduled on the 12th. I'm not going, just wondering if any of that runs on the trail. As to a vagan cheese steak, I can't see it; although I do enjoy eggplant Parmesan. Can't really tell it's missing meat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_m_shooter View Post
    How the hell do you make a vegan cheese steak?
    I haven't been there, but it's either made from wheat gluten, tofu, seitan, or a combination of them.

    http://www.giannasgrille.com/vegetarian.html

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    OK, here's the date:

    September 19th, 2009, rain or shine.
    9:30 AM at the "dog park" - Port Providence trailhead on the Schuylkill River Trail. The "glutton for punishment" group starts from my home at 8:00 AM, adding an additional 22 miles to the route round trip. The 'short' route is 52 miles, the 'glutton' route 74. Please be prepared for the miles, since we have no SAG service. Also bring materials for fixing a flat, etc. And water, since water stops and restrooms are few and far between.

    For safety's sake, I'm going to require all riders keep together for the two miles or so we pass through Norristown. Otherwise this is a set your own pace ride, although it's also a no-drop. (Any ride I lead is 'no drop', since I'm incapable of dropping anyone.)

    Like last time, we will use the Manayunk Canal towpath through Manayunk. Be prepared for about four or so miles of pea gravel.

    PM me for further information or for directions to my home or Port Providence trailhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_m_shooter View Post
    How the hell do you make a vegan cheese steak?
    TVP and soy, marinated in hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCosmo View Post
    I'd love to do it too. There's a vegan cheese steak place on South Street that I have never been able to make it to, but would very much like to.
    There's a nice vegan Chinese place in Malvern I've been to with another Bike Forums poster.

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    Might or might not make any difference to anyone, but September 19 is Rosh Hashanah this year.

    As far as I'm concerned a vegan cheesesteak seems like alcohol-free near-beer, or decaf coffee; what's the point
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoste View Post
    Might or might not make any difference to anyone, but September 19 is Rosh Hashanah this year.

    As far as I'm concerned a vegan cheesesteak seems like alcohol-free near-beer, or decaf coffee; what's the point
    Well, I guess it is like those things. All the pleasure, none of the guilt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoste View Post
    Might or might not make any difference to anyone, but September 19 is Rosh Hashanah this year.
    If you practice the holiday I'd like to learn something about it on the ride. Seriously. Prayers, traditions, how you and your family participate/celebrate it.
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    I am so jealous!! You guys are always getting together to ride. I wish I could go along, not that I would be able to keep up yet, you understand. There are a couple of people here in NM but they are in Albuquerque. Now I'm bummed out--think I'll go true my wheels or something!
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    It's so unfair to name a ride after food that's unobtainable on the West Coast. I can still picture a huge open-faced grinder covered with cheese sliding into a sandwich shop oven in Framingham, Mass. (from 30+ years ago).
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
    If you practice the holiday I'd like to learn something about it on the ride. Seriously. Prayers, traditions, how you and your family participate/celebrate it.
    Sorry - Presbyterian here; but 20+ years in one Jewish law firm or another (as the token goy) have, at least, given me some awareness. I find comparative religion to be fascinating.

    Here's what wiki has to say about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlewoman View Post
    I am so jealous!! You guys are always getting together to ride. I wish I could go along, not that I would be able to keep up yet, you understand. There are a couple of people here in NM but they are in Albuquerque. Now I'm bummed out--think I'll go true my wheels or something!
    I think that you'd be able to keep up on this ride. It's almost entirely on old rail/trail so minimal climbing...long way from Santa Fe, though. Why don't you ask at the collective? I'm sure there are group rides. Here are a bunch of NM clubs.

    Quote Originally Posted by rdtompki View Post
    It's so unfair to name a ride after food that's unobtainable on the West Coast. I can still picture a huge open-faced grinder covered with cheese sliding into a sandwich shop oven in Framingham, Mass. (from 30+ years ago).
    But you got these guys:

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlewoman View Post
    I am so jealous!! You guys are always getting together to ride.
    Not so. Trust me, I have to offer the prospect of food to get folks to ride with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    OK, here's the date:

    September 19th, 2009, rain or shine.
    9:30 AM at the "dog park" - Port Providence trailhead on the Schuylkill River Trail. The "glutton for punishment" group starts from my home at 8:00 AM, adding an additional 22 miles to the route round trip. The 'short' route is 52 miles, the 'glutton' route 74. Please be prepared for the miles, since we have no SAG service. Also bring materials for fixing a flat, etc. And water, since water stops and restrooms are few and far between.

    For safety's sake, I'm going to require all riders keep together for the two miles or so we pass through Norristown. Otherwise this is a set your own pace ride, although it's also a no-drop. (Any ride I lead is 'no drop', since I'm incapable of dropping anyone.)

    Like last time, we will use the Manayunk Canal towpath through Manayunk. Be prepared for about four or so miles of pea gravel.

    PM me for further information or for directions to my home or Port Providence trailhead.

    Argghh....I would love to do this, but I am leaving Pittsburgh for a 4 day tour to DC 2 days before

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    OK, here's the date:

    September 19th, 2009, rain or shine.
    9:30 AM at the "dog park" - Port Providence trailhead on the Schuylkill River Trail. The "glutton for punishment" group starts from my home at 8:00 AM, adding an additional 22 miles to the route round trip. The 'short' route is 52 miles, the 'glutton' route 74. Please be prepared for the miles, since we have no SAG service. Also bring materials for fixing a flat, etc. And water, since water stops and restrooms are few and far between.

    For safety's sake, I'm going to require all riders keep together for the two miles or so we pass through Norristown. Otherwise this is a set your own pace ride, although it's also a no-drop. (Any ride I lead is 'no drop', since I'm incapable of dropping anyone.)

    Like last time, we will use the Manayunk Canal towpath through Manayunk. Be prepared for about four or so miles of pea gravel.

    PM me for further information or for directions to my home or Port Providence trailhead.
    Bump!

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    This sounds fun. is it the ride I heard about on WHYY where you ride like a two blocks and have a cheesesteak then gor a another two or three blocks for another?
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