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10-29-2007, 09:50 PM #1
TR: 80 miles, 3 chicas, and a few dozen apples
It's 5:45am, an early start for a Sunday. It's freaking cold out. I'm tired and grumpy. Contemplate bailing, but tell myself to HTFU and get ready.
Outside my window, the streets of Manhattan are dark and empty.
After pumping up my tires, lubing the chain, and packing my nutrition, the sun begins to rise over the east river.
After the uptown slog, I meet my riding partners Sara and Su by the George Washington Bridge at 7:30am. They both look chipper and raring to go. I resent them heavily
It's 50* out, and we are all COLD on our bikes. Wishing we wore the booties, happy we all have gloves. Su was the smartest; she wore ear warmers under her helmet.
En route to the orchard, it seems like it's all uphill. There are climbs, more climbs, and more climbs.
40 miles later, we are thrilled to spy our quarry
Off the bikes, out of the road shoes, throw on the sneaks and flip flops, it is time to hunt some apples
dont have to worry about your bike gettin stolen round these parts
the pickings look good
sara getting it done
I couldn't believe how many apples were on this one tree
yet these had none
sara, myself, su... please excuse the helmet hair
su, glowing as usual
this farm is over 200 years old
pre-picked apples for the lazy folk
mini strawberry rhubarb pie = lunch
Su bought a TON of food in the farm for lunch! of course she couldn't eat it all and ended up bringing a lot of it back to NYC... her bag was so heavy for the ride home. it was hilarious even funnier because of her Ironman bag! she bought: apple cider donuts, muenster cheese, two pies, an apple, a giant thing of challah bread, and organic peanut butter
nom nom nom lunch
hey anyone want to give us a ride back to the city?!
at this point we sort of got made fun of by these hardcore roadies outside of the farm. i think it was because of all the apples we were bringing home (each one of us had at least a dozen apples in our backpacks for the ride back). They didn't really believe us that we came all the way from Manhattan and acted all shocked that we were riding back.
Whereas they were drinking gatoraid endurance formula and having gels, the three of us enjoyed our schmorgashboard of local farm goodies wtfever, roadie snobs... i knew they were just jealous of my carmel apple!
obligatory barn + foliage shot
ugh- back in NYC i spot my arch-rival the M72- what a juxtaposition to the serene roads of rockland county!
post-ride recovery meal: mini pumpkin pie and brooklyn brewery pumpkin ale, while my apples are marinating in cinnamon sugar for the pie i shall later bake
what a freaking great day!
thanks for reading
court"... I'm still confused though as to rate this thread -2 or +2 Icemans." -skifishbum
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10-29-2007, 10:02 PM #2Registered User
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Nice work. The roadie snobs were jealous.
10-29-2007, 10:07 PM #3
10-29-2007, 10:35 PM #4
Ok, that fucking rules. I can't even imagine how sweet it would be if there were an apple tree at the top of Toads. Mmmmm..."I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
10-29-2007, 10:40 PM #5
Those shots of the old hood make me all nostalgic and stuff.....
Looks like a nice little journey out of dreary ol' manhattan - hows the new gig goin court?Check Out My New Blog: http://www.stuffmikelikes.com
10-29-2007, 10:42 PM #6I stay up all night, I go to sleep watching dragnet
10-29-2007, 10:52 PM #7Donjoy to the World!
10-29-2007, 11:20 PM #8
What a way to spend a perfect fall day and with great company its even better. I miss riding with my girlfriends. Gotta make plans for the weekend and get some night lights for riding soon.
10-29-2007, 11:25 PM #9pump track nation
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10-29-2007, 11:59 PM #10
How you doin? Oh? You are in 10X better shape and make 10X as much money as me? Dizamn.
10-29-2007, 11:59 PM #11
You gals RAWK!!!
If I were back east, I would host such a ride every fall...(If, of course, the hottie chicas attended!)
10-30-2007, 01:35 AM #12
Try to do that in, like, mid May, when all those trees blossom. Kinda hard to time it, but if you nail a nice spring day around a lot of those trees, it's nice. No apples, yet, but you'll like it.
It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
10-30-2007, 06:32 AM #13
Nice TR, thanks for sharing.Have fun or get hurt bad. "MFT" A.K.A. Dr. Doom
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10-30-2007, 06:44 AM #14
A ride with 3 hottie chikas to get apples, Can it get any better? I submit that it can not!!!
10-30-2007, 06:47 AM #15
really cool. I've visited NYC many times. Couldn't imagine living there. Way to prove its feasible to escape!!! Great year for apples mmmmmmm
10-30-2007, 08:46 AM #16
that looks awesome and totally unsuck. (espc the mini pies and challa)
i cant imagine riding 40miles with all that crap on my back
10-30-2007, 10:01 AM #17
So all that climbing leaving the city must have made for some nice coasting on the return with an extra 50 pounds of goodies in your packs.STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
10-30-2007, 10:28 AM #18
Still waiting on my slice of pie here.....
Last edited by Lonnie; 10-30-2007 at 10:38 AM.This is the worst pain EVER!
10-30-2007, 10:35 AM #19This is the worst pain EVER!
10-30-2007, 11:05 AM #20"Powder snow skiing is not fun. It's life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality." -Dolores LaChapelle
10-30-2007, 06:18 PM #21
Good thing Su's got the DTRLs on.
You are what you eat.
There's no such thing as bad snow, just shitty skiers.
10-30-2007, 06:24 PM #22who guards the guardians?
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If I was with you, I would have pulled into the orchard an hour later, with a pack of feral dogs chasing.I'm just a simple girl trying to make my way in the universe...
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10-30-2007, 08:34 PM #23
heh, I grew up in Rockland County - as I was looking at the pic with the rock wall, I kinda got the feeling that's where you were - it looks kinda familiar.. where were you?
The produce over at Dr. Davies near Lake DeForest was always the best growing up in New City...
11-01-2007, 02:53 PM #24
sweet tr. way to carpe weekend.
11-01-2007, 08:58 PM #25
Great TR...and day! This makes me homesick for riding. It's been a few weeks, maybe I can squeeze in a ride this weekend if it's warm enough. Or wha the heck, I'll take Su's example and wear earmuffs.
Btw Court, I got the card today. It could not have arrived at a better time...the cheer was especially appreciated this year. Thank you!
Sprite"I call it reveling in natures finest element. Water in its pristine form. Straight from the heavens. We bathe in it, rejoicing in the fullest." --BZ