2018 Micro-Tour 2

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Micro-Tour 2 began early on May 12th 2018, with an earl visit to the shop for final preparation. We were using a new meeting spot in Manhattan instead of the shop to get the trip going more smoothly.

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The weather looked a bit shaky in terms of rain and temperature, but 24 of us shoved off and headed north.

 Heading over an already wet Brooklyn Bridge on the way to the Redevous Pouint in lower Manhattan

Heading over an already wet Brooklyn Bridge on the way to the Redevous Pouint in lower Manhattan

The group formed up and rode north on Manhattan's Hudson Riover Greenway, stopping first at the Boat Basin to pick up a few riders, then onto The Bronx's Van Cortland Park to regoup before the big wet push north

 Hudson River Greenway, Manhattan

Hudson River Greenway, Manhattan

 Van Cortland meeting spot, Bronx NY

Van Cortland meeting spot, Bronx NY

The group the headed north in and out of rain on the South County Trailway that runs north through Westchester County

 The rain started and stopped all day

The rain started and stopped all day

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The group next stopped in Elmsford NY for Lunch

 Lunch stop in Elmsford,NY

Lunch stop in Elmsford,NY

 Re-Group in Briancliff, NY

Re-Group in Briancliff, NY

 Mechanical issues on the North County Trailway

Mechanical issues on the North County Trailway

The group arrived in a few waves around 2pm at the campsites at Croton Point Park. Since there was still rain lingering, people set about to get their tents setup and a campfire started.

 Headcount....23+1 = 24!

Headcount....23+1 = 24!

Where the trips shines is always on the culinary side. 

 Tyler, the Brat King of Chicago

Tyler, the Brat King of Chicago

 Campfire Ramen

Campfire Ramen

 The rain started again, so the Ponchos came out

The rain started again, so the Ponchos came out

 Slender Ponco Man

Slender Ponco Man

 Jess, using the Tee-Pee method

Jess, using the Tee-Pee method

 When it does rain on these trip, I have always noticed that spirits are not deterred.

When it does rain on these trip, I have always noticed that spirits are not deterred.

We started a new traidion on this trip, awarding a Safety Pizza to the rider that most embodies the spirit of the Micro-Tour

 Christine, getting a high-5 upon receiving the Safety Pizza Award

Christine, getting a high-5 upon receiving the Safety Pizza Award

 Stay Safe(ty Pizza)

Stay Safe(ty Pizza)

 The group decided on a night ride to investigate some Creepy Cabins, which turned out to not be creepy

The group decided on a night ride to investigate some Creepy Cabins, which turned out to not be creepy

 Then this guy Woodsy show up and things got wierd

Then this guy Woodsy show up and things got wierd

 Most people had gone to bed by this point

Most people had gone to bed by this point

 The next morning broke cloud and in the low 50's, which was nice. There was really no rain throughout the night

The next morning broke cloud and in the low 50's, which was nice. There was really no rain throughout the night

 Breakfast Spread

Breakfast Spread

 Morning food prep

Morning food prep

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All-City Gorilla Monsoon

On of the sub-plot of this trip was that our partners at All-City gave us 4 Gorilla Monsoons to demo. The great thing was that each of the 4 riders set their bikes up very differently.  See our full post on the Monsoon here.

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