2018 Micro-Tour 3

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2018 Micro-Tour 3 visited Staten Island for OutdoorFest. OutdoorFest provides a place for outdoor enthusiasts to unite and build community by reshaping the way we view our lives in cities and advocating for the accessibility of the outdoors.

The ride was short by Micro-Tour standards, but was made way cooler by having to take the Staten Island Ferry!

The weather for the trip out was hot and humid. From the shop, we went over the Brooklyn Bridge and shot south to get to South Ferry in Manhattan.

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 Obligiotory Brooklyn Bridge shot

Obligiotory Brooklyn Bridge shot

 Staten Island Ferry, Manhattan

Staten Island Ferry, Manhattan

 Departing Lower Manhattan on the Ferry

Departing Lower Manhattan on the Ferry

 Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

 Disembarking on Staten Island

Disembarking on Staten Island

 Chombo leading the way into the heart of the (Staten) Island

Chombo leading the way into the heart of the (Staten) Island

 First 3 miles were flat, the last 3 not so much

First 3 miles were flat, the last 3 not so much

A quick 6 mile sprint from the Staten Island Ferry to Outdoor Fest for Micro-Tour 3

 The Fill Your Belly Deli. A great deli and a great judge of character.  They let me use "out of order" bathroom, and let Chombo exchange an already bought Gatorade for a different flavor.

The Fill Your Belly Deli. A great deli and a great judge of character.  They let me use "out of order" bathroom, and let Chombo exchange an already bought Gatorade for a different flavor.

 Carlos, filling his belly as instructed.

Carlos, filling his belly as instructed.

 Camp arrival.

Camp arrival.

 Camp set-up.  Big Agnes Fly Creek 1-person tent

Camp set-up.  Big Agnes Fly Creek 1-person tent

 Tent village with our fellow OurdoorFest'ers

Tent village with our fellow OurdoorFest'ers

 With the compound all set up, and the perimeter secured, its time to sit back and relax.

With the compound all set up, and the perimeter secured, its time to sit back and relax.

 There were alot of classes and seminars to attend. This one was on Emergency Psychology in the wilderness.

There were alot of classes and seminars to attend. This one was on Emergency Psychology in the wilderness.

 The facility is a day camp during the week.

The facility is a day camp during the week.

 Chombo rode his bike on the Trail Run route that ringed the park.  By all accounts he came in first.

Chombo rode his bike on the Trail Run route that ringed the park.  By all accounts he came in first.

 We gave a talk on Bike Camping and Touring.

We gave a talk on Bike Camping and Touring.

 Wilderness photography seminar

Wilderness photography seminar

 How to build a fire....the Log Cabin vs Tee Pee debate rages, and we left this grouo with more questions than answers

How to build a fire....the Log Cabin vs Tee Pee debate rages, and we left this grouo with more questions than answers

 Food provided by Mi Casa

Food provided by Mi Casa

 Nightime Trail Run

Nightime Trail Run

There was music by Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout, and a huge bonfire, but I fell asleep too early to capture the magic

 Getting packed up Sunday morning.  There was a huge wind storm during the nigh, and temps dropped to the 40's.

Getting packed up Sunday morning.  There was a huge wind storm during the nigh, and temps dropped to the 40's.

 All good Micro-Tours must come to an end

All good Micro-Tours must come to an end

 Our ide back along the North Sore of Staten Island

Our ide back along the North Sore of Staten Island

 Back on teh ferry for teh ride back to manhattan, and then Brooklyn

Back on teh ferry for teh ride back to manhattan, and then Brooklyn

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