This past weekend Miguel led out the weekly shop ride up to Bear Mountain. The crew took a scenic route which followed GW to river road with a quick pit stop at the Ranger Station and then a break at the Market. After refueling everyone rode up to bear mountain by going through Harriman State Park instead of 9w.
The ride had a fun crew of 10 people. Friends were made and laughs were had. Thanks for such a fun ride everyone. See you all next week!
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.
Join us again tomorrow for the weekly hump day ride. This week, bring your cross bike or mountain bike – we’re headed to the trails at cunningham!
Meet at Deluxe Cycles – 544 Park Ave #201, Brooklyn, NY
5PM meet 6PM roll out.