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Harriman State Park, NY

So despite the threat of rain. I rode up towards Bear Mountain before the break of dawn to hit some twisties. Which made it possible to turn my chicken strips into chicken fingers or maybe BK's chicken fries.
It was still dark when I got there and had dew on some tree lined parts of the road so I took it a little easy til sunrise.
I'm thinking I should make this my Sunday routine when there's no meet ups scheduled of course. Was nice having it mostly all to myself and I could use the practice.
Remember to watch for deer, saw at least 6 of them on three seperate sightings.
 

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beautiful up there....before end of this riding season, I'd like an invite to join you.
 

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beautiful up there....before end of this riding season, I'd like an invite to join you.
Of course. Not sure how busy it is this time of year but it's definitely busy during the summer, popular with motorcyclists. Maybe we can do one in October. Besides the short fun roads I head up there for, I know not much else about anything of interest in the area. It's definitely a long way from long Island.

Nice!! What route to take up???
The fastest way there is FDR to GWB to Palisades Parkway. Took me about an hour to get there this morning.
Or if you have time and want to ride longer you could probably take route 9W or 9 up towards Bear Mountain. Have never done it (the long way) myself.
 

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So just checked.
From GWB to Perkins Memorial Drive via route 9W to 202 is about an hour and 20 mins. That's from the bridge.

I was planning to head to bear mountain this morning as well but I was getting tired and didn't want to get caught in the rain.
 

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This is a route I want to do before the season ends: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16596276

Hits a lot of nice roads on both the east and west sides of the Hudson. Just wish I had a GPS I could use to follow....
Would be cool if you could just transfer/upload the route to Google maps.

I don't mind. Looks like a good run. I know the Harriman State Park Area, that's where I went Sunday.
So just from looking at Google maps there's a couple roads that look extra curvy but not sure of the surface, might be gravel. In particular off Dennytown road around oscawana lake area,Indian Brook Road and Clear Lake road.
 

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oh man. I babysat my nephew the entire weekend. Was glad that Saturday was relatively a washout. But Sunday was nice. Too bad a had other family obligations to attend to...
 

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Sorry guys, my recent silence the result of a bitchy work week, double duty working fill in (the old job) and keeping up with carb commitments....seemingly night after night. Working early AM, then repeatedly moonlighting has become grueling at my age.

I'll get with y'all next weekend, somewhere, somehow.

Hope you're riding is safe and fun. Any GoPro vids yet?
 

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Sorry guys, my recent silence the result of a bitchy work week, double duty working fill in (the old job) and keeping up with carb commitments....seemingly night after night. Working early AM, then repeatedly moonlighting has become grueling at my age.

I'll get with y'all next weekend, somewhere, somehow.

Hope you're riding is safe and fun. Any GoPro vids yet?
Yeah I remembered you mentioning that you'll be busy.

Ride was great. For me 130 miles round trip. Went through Harriman then to bear mountain and back through Harriman. Saw a pair of deer and slowed down to let them pass. Lots of bugs out and about too!

No vids for this season yet.
 

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My bad. I haven't checked in here. I did ride this morning. Rode from my dads to my apartment in Washington Heights to pick up my wife. It was our first real ride 2 up. We went to Nyack and had breakfast at Didier Dumas. I had about 150 miles on the tank when we left Nyack and thought we'd make it all the way back to Queens. NOPE!! At around mile 165, while on the pallisades, the bike starts bogging and slowing--"oh ****" I think to myself. I switch to reserve and a few moments later, the bike starts going again. WHEW!!!! 2 lessons learned. 1--fill up your gas even if you think you're ok. 2--know how to flip the switch to reserve without looking. I actually read this somewhere before and practiced it a few weeks back. It's better than having to pull off and get off.
 

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Solo run...I did the mansion run out in Southampton ...left at 8, back home 11.

It was desolate, cool and brisk down at the ocean. Thankfully, I anticipated and dressed appropriately. Traffic minimal.

Side note...the VFR is quite content cruising at 110.
 
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