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Old 06-08-18, 07:33 PM
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Mr. Kaos, a thanks for a suggestion for a linking road - Brenner Ave., to link Farmedge in Levittown to Stewart. Used that today for a nice 30 out of my house. Good route.
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Mr. Kaos, a thanks for a suggestion for a linking road - Brenner Ave., to link Farmedge in Levittown to Stewart. Used that today for a nice 30 out of my house. Good route.
​​​​​​​Glad to be of some use. Crossing Wantagh Ave and 107 is a nasty business though, especially during the week.
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Hope to be back in the saddle tomorrow after dealing with a family issue for the past 2 weeks.
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Bike Path leaves Horace Harding before the L.I.E. Merge (path leads onto 248th st.)


Path leading from LIE service road, before the Cross Island (leads into Alley Pond Park).


Alley Pond Park, barricade blocks auto but allows bikes (upper right, grey line)


My route, 22 miles, took LIRR train home .
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Old 06-16-18, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Hope to be back in the saddle tomorrow after dealing with a family issue for the past 2 weeks.
Hey OldnSlow, hope all is well.
Thought we might see you this morning. Small group did 40 miles to Northport where a nice festival is in progress down by the harbor. Most of our regulars are en route to Montauk right now on the annual Ancient Mariner century. No way we could leave our very aged mutt unattended all day, so not this time for us.
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My mom passed last week and I just finished Shiva.This morning i was at synagogue, then came home and cut the lawn. I'm gonna cool off and get out on the bike. I need it to clear my head.
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Old 06-16-18, 01:15 PM
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OldNSlw,

Condolences to you and your family.

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Originally Posted by Steve B.
OldNSlw,

Condolences to you and your family.

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Thanks.... it was time and she went out the way she wanted to.
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I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Hang in there.
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Sorry for your loss. If I recall correctly you post d a lovely picture of your Mom and you last year when you visited Florida.
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When I work 2 consecutive nights I really should sleep in between.

Bah. It was a gorgeous day and the other kids were out. Crab Meadow beach in Northport, 44 miles. I'll sleep tomorrow.

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Old 06-18-18, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Billy1111
sat did 84 st to floyd bennett and sunday did 84 st to ft tilden......i really like this run and its close to me ....guys are actually trying to pass you on that marine pkwy bridge with trafffic coming each way and its about 3ft wide....i felt like stiff arming one of 'm
Sorry about that. That may have been me 😶😶😂😂
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Originally Posted by Papa Tom
Canarsie Pier had a great pizza stand for a while. Is it still there? And how are the checker tables holding up?
Nope
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Originally Posted by DynoD500_SR20-d
Sorry about that. That may have been me 😶😶😂😂


LOL that would be me now also!!
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Old 06-18-18, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DynoD500_SR20-d
Sorry about that. That may have been me 😶😶😂😂
I know that feeling yesterday on the Cedar Creek Bike path the bridge was up for about 15 minutes.The bridge goes up and there were quite a bit of all types of cyclists patiently waiting to go in both directions. Needless to say 1 jerk could not wait and on the north end of the bridge he forced his way they like he was at the rail at the Belmont Stakes. A gentleman passed me shortly thereafter and commented if the rider waited a minute the path would have opened up.
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23 mph cross wind, made it a tough 36 miles.
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Mr. Kaos, a thanks for a suggestion for a linking road - Brenner Ave., to link Farmedge in Levittown to Stewart. Used that today for a nice 30 out of my house. Good route.
I rode to my wife's office the other day to retrieve things I had left in her car........west of Farmedge I use Orchid Rd for a stretch. I noticed this at the corner of Orchid and Skimmer Ave. I always thought the Vanderbilt Pkwy right of way was now the power line, but this marker was north of that. The history nerd in me likes to puzzle these things out.

Note the first domestic car to win was the "Locomobile". I think there are more of those on the road now than in 1908.
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The Google map satellite image shows the ROW as just north of Orchid. I’ve seen this sign before.

I too love discovering this kind of historical tidbits of L.I.
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Finally done with Florida. I did a 31 mile ride at 16.5mph.

When I was there I saw a cyclist out at 2:30pm. It was 95*, humid and he was on a concrete road that was straight as an arrow without a tree for shade anywhere. I don't know how he can ride in those conditions. Give me a Long Island snow storm and i'll be out as soon as it ends.
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
The Google map satellite image shows the ROW as just north of Orchid. I’ve seen this sign before.
I too love discovering this kind of historical tidbits of L.I.
Yes, I see it on the satellite image. Going to need to poke around there one of these days.

I always thought the ROW was the power line corridor south of Cornflower. To the east, south of the King Kullen office in Bethpage, some of the original banked turns are still existent leading into the power line corridor.
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Originally Posted by kaos joe
Yes, I see it on the satellite image. Going to need to poke around there one of these days.

I always thought the ROW was the power line corridor south of Cornflower. To the east, south of the King Kullen office in Bethpage, some of the original banked turns are still existent leading into the power line corridor.
My earliest recollections of mt. biking in BP was when one of the Motor Parkway bridges still existed over on the east side. For whatever reasons, the park management removed it. That was back in ‘89 or ‘90 or so and I know they’d get a ton of grief if they tried that today.

Theres been talk of trying to connect the assorted sections of the MP in Nassau as a bike/hiking path. Not much county money to get it done I suspect.
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I remember that bridge. I took an epic face plant into deep mud there at about age 14.

there is another set of vanderbilt bridge abutments further east, just into Suffolk Co. near Baylis Rd. I think there is a NYS historical marker at that one.




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2 fantastic days to ride! I missed riding my age by a mile yesterday; went up to Nissequogue River St. Pk. which is a shuttered psychiatric hospital. Some sad sights there. The buildings have been deemed unusable due to asbestos IIRC.
bricked up windows, a canvas for youth group artists


must be 50 mile views from here
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Hundreds of forgotten souls here.
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