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Solitary Group Ride. Harumph.

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Well, I rode by myself on Saturday. C’mon people! I thought you liked bicycles?!?!

Anyways, the weather was not bad. Cool but not rainy. I rode the route posted previously in reverse, with slight modification. It was a there-and-back to Short Beach, traveling through the Flowerfield/SBU R&D park, St. James, Head of the Harbor, and Nissequogue. It was a great spring day, and I was able to see and hear a lot of spring migrant birds from my bike, with especially nice views of Snowy Egret, Yellow Warbler, and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Next week, there is a plant sale out at the Hamlet Organic Garden and I would like to do some riding out there. Its over 18 miles out to the farm, and much of that route is along traffic heavy routes, like Nicholls Rd and Horseblock Rd. The best way to enoy the south shore might be to carpool there with our bikes and then ride from there.

Given the low turnout so far, I guess its time to ask some questions…

Are you interested in riding?

Where would you want to ride?

When would you want to ride (day of the week/time of day)?

How long of a ride do you want to go on (in miles or hours)?

Just leave your comments here, or email me at fwcoord AT gmail DOT com

Update: I’ll probably hold off on the South Shore for now. Maybe in June we’ll ride there. I’m up for a short ride on Saturday morning if anyone wants to join me, 10am at the fountain. Route TBD.

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4 thoughts on “Solitary Group Ride. Harumph.

  1. Had to go back to the city that weekend =(

    Are you interested in riding?
    Uh-huh

    Where would you want to ride?
    Not too familiar with the neighborhood, gone to Port Jeff 2x

    When would you want to ride (day of the week/time of day)?
    Not during finals week! Are you guys around during the summer?

    How long of a ride do you want to go on (in miles or hours)?
    Doesn’t matter…

  2. oh yea.. not gonna be there for next week, it’s Mother’s Day weekend!

  3. Hey Preston-
    I think its a great idea to ride locally and help people get familiar with what can be reached by bike. You might be surprised!

    Several people from Freewheel will be around during the summer and the shop will be open with different hours.

    So round up some friends for a ride after finals.

  4. Sorry I coud not be there! Its frustrating. 10 a.m. is too late for me. with the crush of the semester I have to be working by then. Is there any way we can do an early ride on saturday the 10th? We could potentially leave at 7 or 8 am perhaps and then take a breakfast stop somewhere….I know its kind of crazy but i’d really like to ride. Anyone agrees?

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