Two weekends were spent in New Paltz just a short ways up the mighty hudson river via original New York Central Lines. Poughkeepsie is accessible by rail from Grand Central Terminal, which puts you within striking distance of the Shawangunk Mountain range: the northernmost, and tallest, section of the appalachain mountains that span the northeast region of the US.
I’ve been coming to new paltz since i was a child. Countless family visits and holidays spent together in hudson valley – and always with the backdrop of Mohonk Mountain and its beacon lit watchtower peak. The ridge jets radically upward as if reaching for the sky, with a straight vertical bedrock face – this is the New Paltz i’ve known all my life.
The bike was right there with me, every step of the way. The second you commit to something, it’s incredibly reactive. The Broken Arrow provides a new level of confidence and control. The combination of the bicycles geometry, the dampening frequency of titanium as a frame material, and the careful selection of tubes to maximize stiffness, compliance, and efficiency/power transfer create a ride quality that simply wants to follow your every movement and propel you forwards. What would have been nearly impossible, or felt sketchy on other bikes i’ve ridden, was in absolute control on the Broken Arrow. I wouldn’t be writing this if i wasn’t truly impressed.