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jim-ratliff

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Bike the Hudson River Valley
« on: June 11, 2012, 02:26:20 pm »

Lynn and I are seriously considering the following ride for October. Should be pretty with fall foliage, not to mention:
  • The world's longest pedestrian bridge
  • Hyde Park (FDR)
  • Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Mills Mansion
http://www.biketherivervalley.com/BRV_11/Home_Page.html


Todd, thinking of you, since this is a hop, skip, and a jump from New York City.
Anyone interested. Last year Lynn and I agreed that we had done a century, 'nuff said. That may be changing, but 40 or 70 or 100 are all good distances.



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ToddW

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Re: Bike the Hudson River Valley
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 04:27:39 pm »
Looks like fun.

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Re: Bike the Hudson River Valley
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 04:51:01 am »
The route of the ride is very tasty and it's a great time of year. Is this the ride that Lynn's NYC friend organizes?

Each year my family does a "gathering" and it's the same Saturday, so, no-go for LP. Enjoy and may the wind that hit you last year during the century ride in Md. stay far, far away.

jim-ratliff

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Re: Bike the Hudson River Valley
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 06:09:30 am »
Yes, one of several that he runs.  One of his bigger rides was this weekend.  He had over 4000 registrations for the "Ride to Montauk" - a ride from Manhattan out to the east end of Long Island and then he transports bikes and people back to the city.  Annually his most popular ride, but also a logistical nightmare.

I did the Hudson River ride 2 years ago, and having the mansions open was nice. But that was a 98 degree day in July. Moving it to October wiil be nice, even though you trade the beauty of the flower gardens for the beauty of the fall foliage.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 09:26:21 am by jim-ratliff »
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