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    How one goes riding for the day in NYC:

    11pm the night before: go to bed early, hoping to get up at 6am and beat the traffic

    3am: not be able to fall asleep due to trash trucks, buses and general insomia.

    6am: alarm goes off, gets put into sleep mode till 9am.

    10am: walk outside, drop off the mail, go to the atm, get gps from girlfriend's car, pull the cover from your bike, walk back home.

    10:45am: get on the road

    11:30am: finally get through brooklyn/manhattan/nj traffic.

    11:30am-4pm: nice scenic roads in NJ and PA. a little cold, but beautiful.

    4pm: get to the Lincoln Tunnel

    5pm: exit the Lincoln Tunnel

    5:30pm: arrive at Tessler's on the upper West Side. Go out for dinner and 1 drink.

    8:30pm: avoid dinner, have multiple Margs (Margarittas) w/Tessler for his birthday, walk back to his place and push the bike into a spot where it won't be towed/ticketed the next day

    9:30pm: arrive home from the days "ride" by subway, setting the alarm to take the train back the next day to get your bike.



    in interest of comparison, desciibe your non-NYC ride routine. hahahha
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    this thred is usless with out pictures!!!!!!!
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    Nice. Only a true friend would do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian408 View Post
    Nice. Only a true friend would do this.
    clearly i will be "obnoxiated" with the train ride tomorrow AM

    good thing my work week runs wed-sun
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    clearly i will be "obnoxiated" with the train ride tomorrow AM

    good thing my work week runs wed-sun
    You'll be fine

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    Bubba,

    10am: walk outside, drop off the mail, go to the atm, get gps from girlfriend's car, pull the cover from your bike, walk back home.

    You could be more efficient and get ready the night before.


    How one goes riding for the day in California...
    10am: Exit driveway, turn left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnszilla View Post


    How one goes riding for the day in California...
    10am: Exit driveway, turn left.
    i'm well aware of that turn

    you do realize you live in riding paradise, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    in interest of comparison, desciibe your non-NYC ride routine. hahahha


    start the bike in the garage.

    point down the hill, admire the view of the smoky mountain park 30 miles distant.

    head down the twisting gravel road, onto the chipseal Upper Crabtree Mountain road.

    twist through the valley, and take NC 209 up to Hot Springs.

    stop at the Smoky Mountain Diner, hang out with the backpackers who are hiking the appalachian trail.

    from there, it's either dirt or pavement, all of it twisty. some of my faves go over the main spine of the appalachians into TN or VA.

    head back home, ride up our hill, minding the blind turns.

    pull into the garage, walk upstairs, kiss my wife, pet our dog, pour a shot of Laphroig, light a Partagas... and watch the sunset.

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    out the driveway.... turn right four times in a row. Ride for about four hours, cross the Causeway (watch those winds) and turn left. You are now on the Cabot Trail counter clockwise. Keep going until the end. Turn right, cross the Causeway (watch those winds again) and then take three lefts and your home. Camping along the way permitted. Oh yeah, June to September best. -Bob
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    It is snowing here.
    No time for gear,
    Not in a rage
    I'll take the cage
    at 5PM to have a beer.


    Happy Birthday Tessler!

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    Bubba, thanks for the [er, several] margarita[s] at Santa Fe.

    Now, that's how to end a day of riding in nyc!

    Quote Originally Posted by M1ka View Post
    It is snowing here.
    No time for gear,
    Not in a rage
    I'll take the cage
    at 5PM to have a beer.


    Happy Birthday Tessler!
    Thanks M1ka!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    in interest of comparison, desciibe your non-NYC ride routine. hahahha
    Get up at 0430, shower, dress, coffee while making lunch. Throw stuff in the sidecases, roll bike out of garage and fire it up. Don helmet and proper riding attire, mount and commute 20 mi to work, arriving by 0630. Depart 1600 for the ride home: riding time, distance and route may vary.

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    Day's ride

    Plan to ride the 105 miles round trip to work Tuesday.

    Check air in tires.
    Realize air gage is not working properly.
    Go to bed at 9 PM.
    Alarm goes off at 5:30 AM
    Wife says "Alarm just went off".
    I reply you go take a shower first.
    Wait until my turn in shower.
    Throat, head sore.
    Eat Honey Nut Chex cereal with a banana.
    Decide against the bike due to potential fever.
    Take cage.
    Feel like crap at work.
    Die at my desk.
    Bury me without my bike, so I end up in hell.

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    Down the twisty rutted washed out shale
    Turn right, this way & that way to 87 (NYS Thruway)
    NYC 2 hours
    NOISE NOISE NOISE!
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    Turn Left?
    Platt Clove Road straight ahead
    Up Up Up twisting turning to the Sun
    Warm at the top, the clove floor far below
    Waterfalls, back pakers and warm diners.
    Head west, get lost
    Getting dark where am I?
    Get Gas fire up the GPS
    Head home wash and repeat.
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    had: K1300GT
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