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Rockland County NY - Sept 18th C&V Cruise

Old 09-10-10, 08:24 AM
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Rockland County NY - Sept 18th C&V Cruise

When: Sept. 18
Where: Leaving from Spring Valley, NY (meeting point to be determined)
What: 20 mile scenic C&V Ride

Sailorbenjamin, myself and Noglider are getting together a 20ish mile loop starting in Spring Valley and heading through the backroads of Rockland County.
The initial idea for this ride was to ride a pack of Raleigh Super Courses and do some bike swapping along the way. But hey, the more the merrier...you don't need a Super Course...just come on up to Spring Valley September 18th (thats a saturday) if you want to head for a cruise.

It should take no more than 2 - 2.5 hours, and the weather has been wonderful and leafs will be starting to turn....this isn't gonna be a 17mph+ club ride or anything crazy. A 3 speed would probably suffice.

There's a lot of apple orchards out that way, if there's interest we could make the route swing by an orchard.

sailorbenjamin is familiar with the starting area, so I'll defer to him to suggest a starting point.
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My little guide book (Short Bike Rides, New York City, Phil and Wendy Harrington) shows a hilly 26 miler from Piermont North along Tweed Boulavard past Blauvelt park up to lake De Forest, over to Rockland lake and back down to Piermont.
There's a 9 mile ride (with an optional hilly 14 mile detour to Bear Mountain) from Stony Point loosely following General "Mad" Anthony Wayne's attack on the British in 1779.
Just south of here in New Jersey, there's a mostly flat 14 miler from Harrington Park down around Orodell Lake, up to lake Tappan and back to Harrington Park again.
Or a 16 miler, hilly, arouind lake Hoptatcong.
I'll keep hunting, but that's a start.
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Cool!

I have the back hub of my old Windsor Carrera Sport apart at the moment, looking for new bearing cones. I suppose I could ride it with the old ones, but...

(The hub is a 1980 Shimano [date code EH], by the way, if anyone happens to have them.)
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Sorry I can't go, guys. Saturday is Yom Kippur, and I'll be observing it and also singing in the choir in my synagogue. The following day, we'll be heading out to Washington State to drop my younger daughter off at college. I'll be an empty nester.
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mcgreivy, your LBS should have the cones. AFAIK they're the same on most japanese hubs...mine let me have a handful of cones, spacers and locknuts just for being a nice guy...they have a huge bin of em.


We could also do a loop that starts in Sloatsburg and goes all around Harriman State Park.
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What time are you firing it up, fellas? There's a chance I might go, but I just went through a horrible stretch of consecutive weekends on the NYC highways. Blech.
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My LBS claims they don't have them, and can't get them (I may have just talked to the wrong guy). I went to the Bicycle Workshop in Tenefly, since they seem to do old-bike stuff. He didn't have any on hand, but ordered some for me. But yeah, I wouldn't think a 1980 Shimano hub would be an odd-ball item. I just don't have time this week to run around looking for the right place. Where did you go, Zaphod?

I guess I'm partial to a Piermont starting point, since it's easy for me to get to without the car. But Spring Valley or someplace else is doable, as well.

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I've got a lot of spare cones here. And I worked at Bicycle Workshop back in 1983 and 1984. That was my last bike shop job before I went into the computer biz.
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mcgrievy I went to Bicycle Tech in Lincoln Park.
Also I think if your planning to take the train, and it goes through Seacaucus Junction you can probably take it out to Spring Valley or Suffern.

How does something like 10-11am start time sound to you folks?

Jesse, could you take a train from brooklyn and avoid the traffic issue?

So we've got a vote for Piermont....any others?
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Which one has the best pub?
10-11 is fine with me.
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You know, I hadn't thought of this, but it is really the most important question, isn't it?

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Which one has the best pub?
10-11 is fine with me.
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Went to Bicycle Tech today. They didn't have the right cones. The couldn't find an exact match in their catalogs, either, but said they could get some "wrong" ones that would work. We'll see if Bicycle Workshop comes through, first. But maybe I should start looking for a wheel, anyway. Only the rim is original.

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mcgrievy I went to Bicycle Tech in Lincoln Park.
Also I think if your planning to take the train, and it goes through Seacaucus Junction you can probably take it out to Spring Valley or Suffern.

How does something like 10-11am start time sound to you folks?

Jesse, could you take a train from brooklyn and avoid the traffic issue?

So we've got a vote for Piermont....any others?
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crap man, i'm sorry. I figured for sure they'd have that on hand....good folks in there though. If you roll up there again...I'm about 1/2 mile from the bike shop So if you're ever looking to ride or a spare hand wrenching give me a shout.

I will restart route hunting shortly and use a good pub as a reference
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Not sure I'd be able to make either, but here are two ideas:

Walkway Over the Hudson: http://www.walkway.org/

Bikeforums thread with some talk of connections to local trails: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ver-the-Hudson!!

And I saw this on the Classic Rendezvous list (apparently the Bronx River Parkway is closed a few Sundays this fall):

Just a reminder that I will be riding up the (closed to cars from 10-2)
Bronx River Parkway with as many of you vintage bike enthusiasts as care to
join me. Leaving at 10:30AM from the Scarsdale Road entrance to the BRP,
continuing up the bike path from the County Center to Kensico Dam, then into
Valhalla for lunch. Return the same way. Total trip should be a little over
20 miles, with all but 2 minutes car-free. Please call or write if you need
directions or more info!

http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.as...11009.0391.eml
Also some talk of it on Bikeforums: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ster-County-NY)
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I've heard the ride on the Bx river Parkyway is awesome.
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I've heard the ride on the Bx river Parkyway is awesome.
We went there a few weeks ago but had missed the time of closure. That night, I drove home on it, and yes, it would be super awesome. It's one of the first parkways, and it's incredibly narrow and twisty for a highway. Speed limit is 40 mph, and you'd be foolish to try to exceed it in a car, and probably on a bike, too.
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i believe replacement cones are available though wheels manufacturing. any lbs can order these
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Piermont works for me.
If you take the train from Penn Station to Pearl River you end up about 3 mile from my house. I could pick you up there.
Call me if you want, 845 825 2199. I'll be up till at least 11 tonight and up at 8ish tomorrow.
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Will it be Piermont, then? But elsewhere would work for me as well.
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How do you get there from here? Or I should ask, where exactly in Piermont does one go? I've heard it's nice and easy to get to but I've not been there.
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Oh, and 10 or 11?
Shall we just split it and say 10:30?
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If you're driving, I guess a good place to meet would be in the parking lot by the bike shop.

http://www.piermontbike.com/

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=o...8,0.00353&z=18

But the red Google maps pointer places Piermont Bike in the wrong spot. It's actually two blocks east (toward the river) of the indicated location, in the building were "Pasta Amore Piermont Landing" is (the building takes up the whole block between Ash and Spuce there). The parking lot is actually Spruce St--or rather, Spruce St is actually the parking lot.

But as I said, I can meet elsewhere, as well. Who's going?
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At this point let's say Piermont.
I'll be there, 10:30, sound good?
Any changes, call me at the number above.
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sailorbenjamin and I had a pleasant, liesurely ride from Piermont to Nyack (via Sparkill) on the rail trail. Then back to Piermont by way of paved roads. We made a stop for lunch at the Runcible Spoon, where the Cervelos and their ilk gave our old steel a wide berth. I think I heard a carbon fiber frame sneeze.

I got to meet Mrs. sailorbenjamin, and see his wooden canoe project, as well. Good day.

Gotta get more guys out another time, eh?
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