Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jeffk's Sunday 5/31 recap

Today was the best turnout of the year for the North Shore Wheelmen.

From memory the following were at Wheatley at 8 AM: Herb (first time this year and he rode STRONG), Dave (out from the city for the second week in a row), Jon (on his fixed gear Schwin: we do not know who suffers more: Jon on the bike or his bike riding companion. In any event, riding that fixed gear will only make Jon stronger - or break him!) Jon from Sands Point Golf Club (first time this year, but at his young age, his first ride is better than any of us on our 10th ride), Barry, Bob, Ori, Dave (from South Shore), Andy (first time this year and he is excited about his new bike arriving this Tuesday), Harold, Isaac (hope he made it on time to the Mets game), Joe, Paul, Amos.

MIA: Alan, (probably in training) Jeff (where has the head of the High Council been?), Arthur, Greg, Charlie (maybe still in China?) and Eddie.

If I missed anyone, I apologize.

The route was new for some of us and was suggested by Bob. It went out along the south service road to Round Swamp Road (exit 48) and then North. After a few turns, we rode through some beautiful horse country.

NEW STARTING TIME: The High council has meet and decided: Next week, being our first ride in June, will be a new starting time: 30 minutes earlier: 7 AM at Lakeville and Northern Blvd. and 7:30 at Wheatley.

See everyone then.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Monty Python's "Bicycle Repairman" skit.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sunday 5/17

Rainout for most of us. Bob and Ori road at 9:30 when it was dryer.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sunday 5/10

A beautiful day for riding. Sun and cool temps.
At Wheatley the Wheelmen split into a long and a short group

Thanks to Barry's Garmin the actual route that the long group took is available online:

This route included a very nice leg east of Woodbury Road that came back to Stillwell. Total distance was about 60 miles. BobL, Ori, Greg, Barry, Isaac, and Larry comprised the group.

The short group went to the fish hatchery, up the hill, then left to Syosset, break at the bagel place, then to the campus long way. About 45 miles. The group started with JeffK, JohnD, Amos, Harold, Joe, Paul and Alan.

Congratulations to Ori for being the latest NSW to actually post to the blog.
Next Sunday same time (7:30). Current weather forecasts are iffy.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Excellent Star Trek Commentary

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Sunday 5/3

To quote Greg: " for the record, i'm glad i wasn't out on the road this morning. I'd probably be dead. Or at least two broken hands."

Next Sunday is Mother's Day. It is a good thing our significant others' are not reading the email threads.

The start time is 7:30 from Great Neck.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Thursday at Cafe rustica

12 North Shore Wheelmen had a wonderful "kick off" dinner tonight at Cafe Rustica. Good times, comradeship and food were had by all.

Montauk: May 17: So far Alan, Arthur and myself have decided to do the century from Babylon. We are meeting at the National Grid parking lot on the south service road, at Willis Avenue at 5:30 AM. I have room for one additional person in my car, so if you are interested please contact me.

Sunday, May 24 Memorial Day Weekend. This is our annual Memorial Day ride. Originally we left Hampton Bays to the Montauk Point and back. However over the past few years we have decided to leave East End caterers (about 1 mile from Wildwood) go south to Southampton, then north to Shelter Island, across Shelter Island to Greenpoint and the return along Sound Avenue. We leave from East End to avoid the parking fee at Wildwood State Park. As with the Montauk ride, we will leave from National Grid parking lot at 5:50 AM. Last year Ori, Jayne and myself did this ride which we thought was as good if not better than the Montauk ride!

Sunday, May 3: Remember the new starting time is 7:30 AM from Northern and Lakeville and 8:00 AM from Wheatley.

See everyone this Sunday.