2018 Micro-Tour 4

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
Africian Proverb

718 Cyclery's Micro-Tours are a quick way to escape the city on the weekend, on your bike. Meet at the shop on Saturday, meet new friends, ride to our destination, eat, camp, and return to the shop on Sunday. No work is missed, but worlds are opened up.

2018 Micro-Tour 4 was a 55 mile bike ride from NYC to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Westchester County, NY on July 7 and 8, 2018.

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Over 25 people joined in the ride, and we were greeted by some of the best weather summer, and some of the clearest star-filled skies I've seen in awhile

 Croton Resevoir Railroad Bridge

Croton Resevoir Railroad Bridge

This trip was going to be a challenge for me, as I had just built up a new bike, and was using other new gear.

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The group met at a few places along the route and made our way north through Manhatten and into the Bronx

 Meeting in lower Manhattan

Meeting in lower Manhattan

 Starting the trip on the Hudsoin River Greenway

Starting the trip on the Hudsoin River Greenway

 Hudson River Greenway, perfect summer weather

Hudson River Greenway, perfect summer weather

 The forst of 3 "mechanicals"...bent derailleur hanger repair in Manhattan

The forst of 3 "mechanicals"...bent derailleur hanger repair in Manhattan

 This is the Bronx!

This is the Bronx!

 As usual, our first major stopping point is at  Van Cortlandt Park  in the Bronx at Mile 15.

As usual, our first major stopping point is at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx at Mile 15.

After meeting at Mile 15, the group is complete and heads north on the South County Trailway towards lunch at Elmsford at Mile 28

 South Countr Trailway

South Countr Trailway

 Lunch in Elmsford

Lunch in Elmsford

After lunch, and passing the halfway point, the group heads further north on the North County Trailway

 North County Trailway

North County Trailway

 ...and this guy gets a flat

...and this guy gets a flat

 Pit Stop on Croton Turnpike in Yorktown Heights. Bike weighed 29 lbs, with gear 46.7 lbs (17.7 lbs of gear)

Pit Stop on Croton Turnpike in Yorktown Heights. Bike weighed 29 lbs, with gear 46.7 lbs (17.7 lbs of gear)

 Climbing the last set of hills in Cross River and Katonah. Overall, the ride had 2.500 feet of climbing/elevation gain

Climbing the last set of hills in Cross River and Katonah. Overall, the ride had 2.500 feet of climbing/elevation gain

 Arrival at campsite

Arrival at campsite

 Tent set-up

Tent set-up

 Getting set up for dinner

Getting set up for dinner

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 The site didnt have water, so thee brave Micro-Tourers made a special water (and firewood, and food) run

The site didnt have water, so thee brave Micro-Tourers made a special water (and firewood, and food) run

 Did you know an Ortlieb Pannier can hold 36 cans?

Did you know an Ortlieb Pannier can hold 36 cans?

 This is what 5:20am looks like

This is what 5:20am looks like

 Morning prep, gettimg ready to leave

Morning prep, gettimg ready to leave

 Coffee process

Coffee process

 Leaving camp

Leaving camp

 Long shadowson the moring ride out of camp

Long shadowson the moring ride out of camp

 Back in NYC

Back in NYC