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Old 05-18-17, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by kaos joe
107!!!!!!!

Are you daft, man?
Hehe! Well, it seemed no worse than Woodhaven Boulevard.
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Old 05-18-17, 12:58 PM
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Felt like summer.

68 miles @ 15.8mph and 2600c.

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Old 05-18-17, 07:00 PM
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Easy 36 with a friend recovering from knee surgery. He was laid low by a grandchild's toy on Christmas Eve, & today was only his 3rd ride. He did fine. It pays to be in good shape.

Riding with him again tomorrow, and the Mrs is off! I think I'll wear the red tandem tomorrow.....
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Road to Rocky Point along the north shore and too the "easy" way home. 92 miles @ 15.1mph... i'm tired.

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3.7-mile bike parade on June 11 at 10:30 AM at the Herricks Community Center (999 Herricks Rd, New Hyde Park, NY 11040) to advocate for bike safety and promote biking in the community. It would be great if you could come and invite others to this event! I am attaching the link for the event: sites.google.com/view/herricksbikeparade.

Dear Mr. Donohue,

Here are the directions:
1. Leave the Community Center's parking lot and turn left on Shelter Rock Road
2. Turn right on I. U. Willets Road
3. Turn left on Elm Drive
4. Turn right on Dogwood Road
5. Turn right on Searingtown Road
6. Turn left on I. U. Willets
7. Turn right on Miles Avenue-which turns into Wentworth Avenue and then Collins Avenue
8. Turn right on Center Street
9. Turn right on Herricks Road
10. The community center is on the left

We will be trying to stay together as we will have the police escort us. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you for registering and I look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,
Jasmine Kamdar

3.7-mile bike parade on June 11 at 10:30 AM at the Herricks Community Center (999 Herricks Rd, New Hyde Park, NY 11040) to advocate for bike safety and promote biking in the community. It would be great if you could come and invite others to this event! I am attaching the link for the event: sites.google.com/view/herricksbikeparade.

I also have a petition for the addition of "(Bicycles) May Use Full Lane" signs on major intersections in the Town of North Hempstead. These signs are an easy way to make riding a bicycle a more safe and comfortable idea, as it tells drivers to keep an eye out for bicycles.

I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you!

Sincerely,
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Old 05-22-17, 02:39 PM
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Sunday, just about perfect weather. A nice group of about 10, kept the speed in the sedate high teens so we could BS. 43 miles to Crab Meadow Beach in Northport, where there is a very nice pavilion in which to take a mid-ride break, especially once the hot weather comes. A kindly employee opened up the restrooms when asked by the lovely ladies present on the ride.
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Old 05-27-17, 11:40 AM
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Rode to Ft. Salonga (42 miles) with the Bethpage group.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Rode to Ft. Salonga (42 miles) with the Bethpage group.
We were pulling out of the lot when you were pulling in, with a long string of riders behind you. I'm surprised we didn't see your group on the road; we went past Ft. Salonga to Kings Park, which was 48. What a beautiful morning.

Ft. Salonga was the destination of our first MPBC ride on the old Burley Duet tandem in 1993.
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Did a B+ ride with MBC to Bayville - Mill Neck and back. It was more of a A ride with 18+mph flats, lots of hills and his 35mph on Wheatly road heading to 25A.

It was brutal.

40 miles @ 16.2mph, 1800' and 1600c.

Gonna take a shower and a nap.

I'm on the far right.

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Old 06-01-17, 05:42 PM
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40 miles @ 15.5mph.

Awesome day.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
40 miles @ 15.5mph. Awesome day.
Glad to see the Man in Red spent his first day of retirement properly.

I headed to the local hardware place for paint rollers, like I promised, but I did it via Caumsett St. Park A bit of meandering made it a 53 mile trip to the store.

Multiflora rose is blooming in quantity along the Bethpage MUP. I know it's an invasive but it smells so nice......

Awesome day.
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Just did a fast 15 miles... too nice to stay inside.

So riding north on the Bethpage MUP I saw a cyclist go down where the path crosses at the "circle". The was a large amount of sand that collected where the path crosses the road. The sand washes down the road running to the club house and was over an inch thick.

So I decided to do something about it. When I got home I changed into street cloths and put a shovel and broom in the car and headed back. It was actually about an inch and a half thick where the pavement changes from part to road.

It's much safer now.
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Old 06-02-17, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
......So I decided to do something about it.. It's much safer now.
You're a good dude.
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Originally Posted by kaos joe
You're a good dude.
These are roads we all ride, so it's worth the time to help maintain them.... the town/county sure don't.
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Old 06-03-17, 05:56 AM
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I'm proud to say I did this once as well. I drove back to clean and sweep up glass from broken beer bottles as left by high school kids that would party at the north end of the bike BP path just after it comes down from crossing the Southern State.

Would drive me nuts to always have to ride through all that. I believe the local residents complained finally and the NCPD put a stop to the parties.
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
I'm proud to say I did this once as well. I drove back to clean and sweep up glass from broken beer bottles as left by high school kids that would party at the north end of the bike BP path just after it comes down from crossing the Southern State.

Would drive me nuts to always have to ride through all that. I believe the local residents complained finally and the NCPD put a stop to the parties.
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We waited out this mornings unpromising skies, and set out from the South Shore at 11am, headed for the North. We had a very nice tandem tandem lunch in Cold Spring Harbor, but, passed on the rolfing. 36 miles for us, about 40 for our friends. Very heavy traffic for a Saturday, but still a "Good Ride Today".
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Quick Question

On Father's Day morning I will be in Huntington and I am thinking of riding from the village to Caumset Park. A friend told me that the road is quite narrow on the north end and he would go directly to the park. I would prefer to ride there. Are the roads biking friendly?
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There's probably not a day, during good weather, that someone is not on the road to Caumset.

If you're comfortable riding on roads, you'll be fine.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
There's probably not a day, during good weather, that someone is not on the road to Caumset.

If you're comfortable riding on roads, you'll be fine.
. Thank you for the quick reply. I am looking forward to riding in some different places
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Rode to Sagamore Hill. On the way back I ran into Joe on the Bethpage MUP.

Good talking to you.
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29 yesterday and 28 today, commutes to and from work in Brooklyn (leaving car at work).

Really nice weather to bike in, 55 degrees this morning in June !.

They finished the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk this winter, 6 miles of wonderful concrete surface, no more clickity clacky wood !.

It's remarkable in 20 years of bike commuting, the stuff that NYC has done to improve conditions for cycling. About 14 miles of my ride is on bike lanes, bike paths or a Boardwalk with dedicated and marked bike lanes all in NYC and zero of that in Nassau.

Oh, and as note, encountered 2 cars this morning driving down the bike path on the east side of lower Flatbush. Just folks lost it seemed like, one following the other and moving at a clip, they drove like they owned the path and expected me to move out of the way (no choice). Then shortly after a guy on a motor scooter on the path waiting to cross Flatbush. He headed down the path to Knapp St. at a pretty good clip as well. The wild, wild east sometimes.

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Originally Posted by justtrying
On Father's Day morning I will be in Huntington and I am thinking of riding from the village to Caumset Park. A friend told me that the road is quite narrow on the north end and he would go directly to the park. I would prefer to ride there. Are the roads biking friendly?
I don't know if you're local, so I'll throw more info to ya....

It's hard to go wrong in the Caumsett area, which is a favored destination for local club rides. A bit of history, too.

As you near Caumsett on Lloyd Harbor Rd., you will pass the Joseph Lloyd house on your left, once the property of the Lloyd family, major landholders of the area. The house was occupied by British troops during the Revolution. It was also a place of residence for a Lloyd family slave named Jupiter Hammon, who became the first African-American writer to have his work published.

If you decide to log some more miles on the very pleasant Lloyd Harbor Rd, taking it to the end brings you to Target Rock Nat. Wildlife Refuge. A 15 minute or so walk brings you to the shore, with a view across Huntington Bay to the Eaton's Neck Lighthouse. On the shore is the eponymous target rock, a big boulder reputedly used as a practice gunnery target by the Royal Navy during the Revolution.

On a more prosaic note, there is a house/compound on the north side of Lloyd Hbr Rd, just past the "causeway" with water on both sides, at the spot where the road bends to the east. The compound is behind a sort-of peach-colored wall, and supposedly used to belong to singer Billy Joel.

Here's a view of Long Island Sound from Caumsett. Enjoy your ride!
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Rode to Sagamore Hill. On the way back I ran into Joe on the Bethpage MUP.
He was too much of a gentleman to say he overtook me handily.
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KJ, Thank you for the added information. While I went to H.S in South Huntington that was over 40 yrs ago and I live and cycle mostly on the south shore or The Bethpage Bike Path. A change of scenery would be nice. Enjoy the weekend.
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