NY Cruzbike Ride on June 25 (NY Metro)

Group Rides:
NY Cruzbike Ride on June 25 (NY Metro)

June 25, 10am. Poughkeepsie, NY
75 miles, 13 mph pace

Rob (Vendetta) and Jim (Custom Silvio) during the June 25 Cruzbike ride.

Rob (Vendetta) and Jim (Custom Silvio) during the June 25 Cruzbike ride at the ride’s end ice cream shop. The two other riders were ahead of us…but we didn’t know it till 10 miles later. You wanted to see a picture of us and not the Vendetta, right? 🙂

Ride starting point: Meet on the Walkway over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Planned route: Poughkeepsie to Bell Pond and back.
At the half-way point, we’ll have lunch. We’ll get ice cream at Stewart’s at the end.
Robert Matson (Silvio, New York City Recumbent Supply), Peter Maron (Silvio) and Jim Lipscomb (Silvio) came up with this idea. Join us!
Map and cue sheet: https://goo.gl/maps/qE8YwWe6xCv
Ice cream: Stewart’s: 85 Creek Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY
Cruzbikes: http://www.nycrecumbentsupply.com/
This is an unorganized, leader-less meet-up, but here are some ride guidelines:

  • Keep it mellow: 13 mph average pace, ride in a loosely-spaced single-file line, obey traffic laws.
  • You need to be able to fend for yourself: no tech support, no sweep
  • Bring your own map/cue sheet, tools, tubes, drinks, etc.
  • If you go off the front or fall off the back, you’re on your own.
  • It’s nothing personal if you get dropped. It’s an easy route. We’ll meet you again at lunch or at the ice cream shop.
  • That’s all folks. It’s just a group ride.
  • RSVP if you’d like to receive last minute updates such as cancellation due to weather.

One thought on “NY Cruzbike Ride on June 25 (NY Metro)

  1. Photo at the ice cream shop, above. The other two people on Saturday’s 78-mi Cruzbike ride, Peter (2x Silvios and a Quest 26) — and his friend — were lost* at the moment we took the photo. Avg. pace: 16 mph inclusive of all stops, slow downs, lights, waiting for others, etc. (*Jim and I “lost” them; we were behind them and didn’t realize it.) We were often cruising at 20-21 mph.

    We all had a great time. We’ll do a CB ride again, I’m sure.

    I rounded out the day at 98 miles, including riding between Brooklyn and Grand Central where I took the train to Poughkeepsie with the bike. I decided to take a Vendetta, instead of my usual Silvio, to give it a “real world street test” on NYC streets. On the way in from Brooklyn, I rode down Bedford Ave. to Williamsburg and Williamsburg Bridge, and then took 1st Ave. up to whatever, then Park Avenue up to Grand Central. On the way home I rode through Times Square, to the West Side bike path, down to the Brooklyn Bridge, through downtown BK, etc. towards Prospect Park. The Vendetta is not exactly a city bike, but was fine with the potholes and road crap. High seat position was welcome, so I had good visibility/vision when sitting up, as necessary. Only issue is that laying back so far — at least for me — isn’t the greatest riding position in stop-and-go traffic.

    Thumbs up on the open road, for sure, but not for a city bike. No surprise there.


    Robert Matson
    New York City Recumbent Supply