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Old 07-19-18, 03:26 PM
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Rode 17 miles, West on LIE service road. There was an elderly woman in the middle lane who wasn't going any faster than I was. And I had to take the lane to prevent people from passing her on her right. Dicey. went on for more than a mile. Went South on Lakeville road, then West to Queens line and doubled back on Jericho tpke.
Came home on train from Mineola.
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Old 07-19-18, 07:19 PM
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Awesome weather, so I couldn't not go for a ride... 28 miles.
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Beautiful morning for a ride JB to Tobay Cedar Creek Park then back. One of the nicest days so far. Too bad the rain is a coming
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Beautiful morning for a ride JB to Tobay Cedar Creek Park then back. One of the nicest days so far. Too bad the rain is a coming
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Mrs and myself were down there today with a bunch of fellow riders, sans bikes for a day at the beach. Did you notice any sign of the (hopefully) impending extension of the MUP out to Captree? Construction of the West End extension has begun.

We got another group together for a 5pm evening ramble of 34 miles last night, including a couple of tandems. Sunsets ain't getting later any more..........
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Old 07-20-18, 04:39 PM
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Had the plumbers over for $1800 worth of new sewer trap and associated piping. 107 yr. old house will eventually have some of its original parts go bad. Dont ask how I discovered the leak.

Its a good thing I am getting a lot of riding in, as the bikes are in the basement, thus I notice things.......

OTOH, I did get time after for a quick 20 miler “attitude adjustment ride”. Glad it wasn’t hot.
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Old 07-20-18, 04:58 PM
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Of interest to local riders. If link doesn't work, head on over to Newsday under your own power I guess.



https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/re...ens-1.19960845

And we ain't ALL senior citizens, yet, anyway. Thankfully, I'm only momentarily visible.
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Originally Posted by kaos joe
Of interest to local riders. If link doesn't work, head on over to Newsday under your own power I guess.

https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/re...ens-1.19960845

And we ain't ALL senior citizens, yet, anyway. Thankfully, I'm only momentarily visible.
Ooo, Oooo, Ooo I SAW YOU !, NO HELMET, NO HELMET !. Shame on you.
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Old 07-20-18, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Ooo, Oooo, Ooo I SAW YOU !, NO HELMET, NO HELMET !. Shame on you.


Not so fast, Chief.

I don't put it on until we're about to roll.
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Old 07-20-18, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by kaos joe
Not so fast, Chief.

I don't put it on until we're about to roll.
Oh, I figured, but you know it reflects badly on the club.


JK ! !, !.
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Old 07-21-18, 01:16 PM
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I meant to check it out but I was running a little late.
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Old 07-21-18, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by kaos joe
JustTrying,

Mrs and myself were down there today with a bunch of fellow riders, sans bikes for a day at the beach. Did you notice any sign of the (hopefully) impending extension of the MUP out to Captree? Construction of the West End extension has begun.

We got another group together for a 5pm evening ramble of 34 miles last night, including a couple of tandems. Sunsets ain't getting later any more..........
No,I meant to check it out but I was running a little late
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Originally Posted by justtrying
No,I meant to check it out but I was running a little late
OK. Driving into Tobay, I couldn't see anything either. I doubt they would start a project that might have an impact on beach traffic until after the busy season, but you never know......
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Oh, I figured, but you know it reflects badly on the club. JK ! !, !.
I am clearly a disgrace to the jersey.

What a fantastic day to be out; did a 41 mile loop up through Huntington Bay. It seems every time Mrs Kaos announces that she feels tired starting out, she turns out to be an absolute powerhouse.
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I knew this morning that it was going to get bad in the afternoon. Ended up at 88 in Brooklyn, 70% humidity, S wind at 15.

So this was a "Park and Ride day" where I leave the car in Woodmere in the AM, bike the 19 to work, then back to car in PM. Not too bad a RT. Today I had to watch the weather. The original forecast said high of 82. Not sure where though, as it was bad in Brooklyn. I got a few weather alerts of T-storms.

Photo of an empty boardwalk. I think everybody was heading to shade at this point.

Then I spotted an obelisk in the 5 Towns. Village of Woodsburgh. Who knew there's a village called Woodsburgh. The obelisk - while not a NY State historical marker, had an interesting plaque on it.

The things you see on a bike !

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Old 07-27-18, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
I knew this morning that it was going to get bad in the afternoon.....Then I spotted an obelisk in the 5 Towns. Village of Woodsburgh. Who knew there's a village called Woodsburgh. The obelisk - while not a NY State historical marker, had an interesting plaque on it. The things you see on a bike !
Now, that is extremely cool for this history nerd!! Now I gotta research Mr. Telewana. I remember Frank Peckham telling me a story that as a boy, he went fishing along the then lightly developed shore somewhere in the Massapequa/Seaford area. He found an age-old barbed harpoon point, carved from bone or antler. Being a kid, he put it in his fishing bucket, pedaled home, to find it had bounced out and was lost.

Rode 30odd miles last evening, hate this humidity, so sat things out today, doing LOTS of deferred maintenance including the complete off the bike cleaning of no fewer than 6 chains. Wife is about to get home and ask "what's that smell?" I'm making a nice dinner so I won't be in too much trouble.

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Old 07-27-18, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve B.




I knew this morning that it was going to get bad in the afternoon. Ended up at 88 in Brooklyn, 70% humidity, S wind at 15.

So this was a "Park and Ride day" where I leave the car in Woodmere in the AM, bike the 19 to work, then back to car in PM. Not too bad a RT. Today I had to watch the weather. The original forecast said high of 82. Not sure where though, as it was bad in Brooklyn. I got a few weather alerts of T-storms.

Photo of an empty boardwalk. I think everybody was heading to shade at this point.

Then I spotted an obelisk in the 5 Towns. Village of Woodsburgh. Who knew there's a village called Woodsburgh. The obelisk - while not a NY State historical marker, had an interesting plaque on it.

The things you see on a bike !
Steve, about what time were you in Woodsborgh today? I was riding down there this morning 9:20-10:00 am
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Originally Posted by justtrying

Steve, about what time were you in Woodsborgh today? I was riding down there this morning 9:20-10:00 am
I was on Neptune, Browers Point, Pond then Railroad and down thru the Woodmere Club just after 8 this morning. I had 2 guys on road bikes catch me thru there, one asked what I had in 2 panniers (clothes, lunch, shoes, etc...). I park at the ToH lot at Brower and Broadway. Makes for an acceptable round trip distance. If I go all the way - Brooklyn to Home it's 28 one way and that's a ***** of a RT these days.
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Thanks’ I will generally cut through East Rockaway loop thru Hewlett Harbor then go by the Woodmere club and then to the Isle of Wight then back home
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Thanks’ I will generally cut through East Rockaway loop thru Hewlett Harbor then go by the Woodmere club and then to the Isle of Wight then back home
Where's the "Isle of Wight ?". I assume the area SW of the Woodmere club, feels like an island, isolated as it is, just not sure of the area names.
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It is adjacent to & dead ends bythe Cedarhurst Yacht Club. Techinally it is in Lawrence It looks like at one time it was a summer community.





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It is adjacent to & dead ends bythe Cedarhurst Yacht Club. Techinally it is in Lawrence It looks like at one time it was a summer community.
I had a feeling that was where I was thinking of. I go down there on occasion. There used to be a nice view from the yacht club lot, then they blocked it off.

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I hated to do it, but allowed common sense to prevail, and went to bed when I got home from work this morning. Woke up at 3 and Mrs K and I took a quick 20 miler to Jones Beach to get me some fresh air. She didn't need it as she walked around 7 miles whilst I snored but hopped on anyway. Speaking of fresh air, there was a row of port-potties set up down there for some concert, and the stench was beyond eye-watering. I work in a hospital so am not easily impressed.
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Damn, it was a hot one.

Headed out early and rode to Sagamore Hill and then Oyster Bay. Felt pretty good so I headed to Cedar Creek and then to Tobay. 68 miles @ 15.5mph.

I'm a hot mess and looking for a cold shower.
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Damn, it was a hot one.

Headed out early and rode to Sagamore Hill and then Oyster Bay. Felt pretty good so I headed to Cedar Creek and then to Tobay. 68 miles @ 15.5mph.

I'm a hot mess and looking for a cold shower.
Yes, it was hot by 9:30. We did a quick and short 30, started at 7:30, last 1/2 hr. were a bit of a slog. Came home and took a nap,
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We split the difference, started at 8 and finished a 44 miler to Bayville at 11. I do remember sweating a bit.
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