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Old 05-18-20, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by jonnybgoode
Has anyone biked around Kings Park asylum? How close can you get to the buildings Iíve always wonder if you can bike real close to them. Iíd love to see them up close
Be careful, the building might be a big mirror!
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Old 05-18-20, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jonnybgoode
Has anyone biked around Kings Park asylum? How close can you get to the buildings Iíve always wonder if you can bike real close to them. Iíd love to see them up close
Yes you can. Most of the area is now Nissequogue River State Park. Explore away.
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Old 05-18-20, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jonnybgoode
Has anyone biked around Kings Park asylum? How close can you get to the buildings Iíve always wonder if you can bike real close to them. Iíd love to see them up close
My son did a cyclocross race there years ago.
Another windy day, so I went out anyway.

47 miles and i'm just tired.
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Old 05-19-20, 04:56 AM
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20 miles in Calverton yesterday, windier than I thought it would be. Supposed to be over 20 mph winds here today, may just do the elliptical.
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28mph gusts... not riding today.
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Stay away from the Jones Beach MUP this weekend.

With Nassau and Suffolk closing the county beaches to residents only, expect a massive influx of NYC residents at Jones.
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Stay away from the Jones Beach MUP this weekend.

With Nassau and Suffolk closing the county beaches to residents only, expect a massive influx of NYC residents at Jones.
I've stayed away for 2 mos. On a drive along Ocean Parkway a few days ago with my wife, the TOBAY path was just packed with cyclists at 2PM. It was nuts. As well I was just amazed at the numbers of cars parked on the grass and sand out near the Gilgo area, likely 50 -70 or more cars ignoring the fact that there are signs like every 100 ft. stating no stopping or parking. The JB parking lots were all closed at this point. Then just north of the southern most bridge on the Meadowbrook we saw a huge gathering of personal watercraft, like 30 or so on a beach. The ToH police boat was there and I'm certain telling folks to disperse. Gotta' wonder what's going thru their heads.

This weekend is going to be a difficult one for law enforcement.
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Old 05-20-20, 09:42 AM
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When itís still windy, head to the woods !. Took the gravel bike with my 45mm Riddler gravel tires, newly installed as tubeless. Was at Edgewood doing 3 laps on the dirt roads and white trail. Easier to avoid ticks on the wider trails. Was early enough at 8:30 so nobody at the place, mostly. Cool also at 53 so could wear leg warmers and not worry about ticks as much. Fun ride.


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Old 05-20-20, 10:15 AM
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Sweet bike, Steve.
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Originally Posted by GlennR
Sweet bike, Steve.
It is. My goal is to find some longer decent dirt roads out east. I think Manorville Hills has possibility as well as maybe some stuff out near SE Riverhead.

@GR I think your C-Dale also has a 2nd set of wheels, which is how I use this, it'll be my commuter bike to Brooklyn when we return to work.
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@GR I think your C-Dale also has a 2nd set of wheels, which is how I use this, it'll be my commuter bike to Brooklyn when we return to work.
Yes,
I have Zipp 30 Course with 32mm all weather road tires and the stock wheels with 35mm knobby.
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
When it’s still windy, head to the woods!.....
Or, get on your tandem and winch your way into it for 26 miles until out of dry land, then turn around........and go not too much faster with the tailwind because now you can relax, enjoy the surroundings and actually have conversation!

2 tandems, Mattituck to Orient and back.


Ps. Steve that really is a nice rig there.
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32 miles in Calverton today, perfect temps, sunny, little wind. Up and down Mill rd, the hard way and the less hard way.
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Just finished 58 miles. Lighter winds but still 9mph.
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Long Beach Boardwalk

I am aware LB beaches are only open to residents. Can non residents cycle the boardwalk providing your off it by 10am?
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Seems to be the case since they don't have any setup to monitor who is or isn't a resident except at the booths to get to the beach.
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FFFFFinally a day without gale force winds, and I commit myself to help a friend move a 16 long-arm safe to a new house and up a set of stairs. Oh well. A good day anyhow. And I did manage to sneak in a Sunset Cruise.



I'm nowhere near this tall
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Old 05-23-20, 08:25 AM
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Really? Really?


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Originally Posted by kaos joe
Really? Really?


Well on one hand it's offensive as this is a memorial to a kid killed on the path. OTOH, maybe it'll remind the numbnuts to wear or have a mask at hand, which is increasingly a problem.
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Well on one hand it's offensive as this is a memorial to a kid killed on the path. OTOH, maybe it'll remind the numbnuts to wear or have a mask at hand, which is increasingly a problem.
PLUS.....it's on upside down.
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Originally Posted by kaos joe
PLUS.....it's on upside down.
Ya' know, if you weren't in the medical profession a Luddite like yourself might never know !.
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Well on one hand it's offensive as this is a memorial to a kid killed on the path. OTOH, maybe it'll remind the numbnuts to wear or have a mask at hand, which is increasingly a problem.
I've informed a number of people that it's a memorial and should not be a "selfie" opportunity.

But in this case it's a a good idea.
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Went to Caumsett state park to ride this morning and got there before they closed it. Really don't understand what's with the police closing the road or even with closing the park; just seems like an overreach or authority for the sake of doing so as the beach nearby didn't have a close to full parking lot and they closed off access to that as well.
Either way we found an opening to the trails which don't seemed to be marked or directional from anything I could see and spent a full hour just on the trails. Its now my new favorite place to ride though I think it will be even more fun on a cross bike and not pulling a trail-a-bike, we hit one section that was just really fast, flowing, long downhill and that was a total blast, the kids just ripped right along. About 25 min into riding the trails we came across an older gentleman going the other direction who was kind enough to inform me that the trails were too technical for kids my kid's ages, don't think he appreciated the trail-a-bike either. I also wouldn't consider the trails technical in the same way as meadowlark or glacier 8 both of which the kids love, just in handling skills and see them as trails for any skill level, just becomes a matter of how fast you an ride them. This last week both kids got a hydraulic disc brake upgrade with Alivio level discs, m395 brakes which stop really well especially at their weight range and had an earlier this year upgrade to Schwalbe Rocket Rons so they have some better handling bikes for the conditions then most kids their age. Just need to get a better shock.
The kids have also voted to head there again and soon.
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Originally Posted by Russ Roth
Went to Caumsett state park to ride this morning and got there before they closed it. Really don't understand what's with the police closing the road or even with closing the park; just seems like an overreach or authority for the sake of doing so as the beach nearby didn't have a close to full parking lot and they closed off access to that as well.
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I hear you, itís kind of baffling what criteria they use. At the beaches they know the number of parking spaces so are only letting in half that number or some such. Possibly doing the same at places like Caumsett. I think they have no method to determine how people scatter in the woods and on the trails, much less if they keep social distance or not so parking is the only method they can use.

One thing for certain is people have remarkably stopped wearing masks outside of grocery stores, etc..,., About everybody I see walking, jogging, out with babies and dogs, are not wearing masks. I saw a cycling group of 8 this morning in Seaford, nobody had a mask and they were clustered together. There was a post on the CLIMB FB page from a rider who observed a huge cycling group this morning just heading out on a mt. bike ride at Overton. Something like 30 people or so, all wearing the same jersey and pretty much nobody wearing masks or keeping a 6 ft. distance. I am about a week away from starting to hookup with my 3 cycling friends. Thought is Iíve been observing a relaxation of the mask wearing and 6ft. rules for about 3 weeks now and assuming thatís a norm, have not been seeing a trend of increases of CV at the hospitals and for what the governments are reporting. I think people are sensing that.
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Originally Posted by Russ Roth
Went to Caumsett state park to ride this morning and got there before they closed it. Really don't understand what's with the police closing the road or even with closing the park; just seems like an overreach or authority for the sake of doing so as the beach nearby didn't have a close to full parking lot and they closed off access to that as well..
We saw the same thing on an overnight backpacking trip in Harriman/Bear Mtn. 52,000 acres to spread out in, except most roads were closed and trailheads inaccessible.

If you give people the opportunity and authority to make rules, you can rest assured....

RULES WILL BE MADE.


The boys elected to ride the woods, so we got on the tandem with 1 one friend tagging along and went up to Cold Spring Harbor for 36 miles.

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