2019 Micro-Tour 2

2019 Micro-Tour 2 was a ride from New York City to Croton Point Park for a night of camping. We had excellent weather heading up, and a ton of rain on the return.

We used to start Micro-Tours at the shop in Brooklyn. We have since moved the start point to lower Manhattan to simplify logistics a bit. For me, this means a ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to our rendezvous point. On this ride I used an All-City Gorilla Monsoon with a Giles berthoud Saddle, Schgwalbe One 27.5x2.35 tires, Shimano Saint Pedals,  Velo Orange/Road Runner Transporteur Bag ,  Swift Industries Zeitgeist Saddle Bag  and a  Revelate Feedbag .

We used to start Micro-Tours at the shop in Brooklyn. We have since moved the start point to lower Manhattan to simplify logistics a bit. For me, this means a ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to our rendezvous point. On this ride I used an All-City Gorilla Monsoon with a Giles berthoud Saddle, Schgwalbe One 27.5x2.35 tires, Shimano Saint Pedals, Velo Orange/Road Runner Transporteur Bag, Swift Industries Zeitgeist Saddle Bag and a Revelate Feedbag.

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The group met at 8am, where good nutrition decisions were made

The group met at 8am, where good nutrition decisions were made

The Breakfast Twins

The Breakfast Twins

The group headed north on Manhattan’s Hudson River Greenway

The group headed north on Manhattan’s Hudson River Greenway

A brief group stop at the George Washington Bridge

A brief group stop at the George Washington Bridge

Ride Statistics

  • Departed: May 11, '19, 08:05AM

  • Starts In: NYC, NY

  • Distance: 43.2 mi

  • Elevation: +1,067 ft/-1,017 ft

  • Max Grade: 8.7%

  • Total Duration: 6:57

  • Moving Time: 4:00

  • Stopped Time: 2:56

  • Max Speed: 31.3 mph

  • Avg Speed: 10.8 mph

After leaving Manhattan, the group snakes its way under the elevated subways in the Bronx

After leaving Manhattan, the group snakes its way under the elevated subways in the Bronx

The mandatory group stop is at Mile 15 at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx

The mandatory group stop is at Mile 15 at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx

The group then venture north into Westchester County via a 1 mile strip of the Old Putnam Trail

The group then venture north into Westchester County via a 1 mile strip of the Old Putnam Trail

Mile 16 to 28 is sopent on the South County Trailway

Mile 16 to 28 is sopent on the South County Trailway

Lunch in Elmsford, Mile 28

Lunch in Elmsford, Mile 28

Mile 28 to 36 is on the North County Trailway

Mile 28 to 36 is on the North County Trailway

Mile 36 is a rest stop oat the Briancliff Library

Mile 36 is a rest stop oat the Briancliff Library

After the library, is the final 8 miles on small town local roads

After the library, is the final 8 miles on small town local roads

Colin for the win

Colin for the win

…and Daniel also for the win

…and Daniel also for the win

Part of the group, on final approach to the campsite

Part of the group, on final approach to the campsite

Campsite treasure map

Campsite treasure map

Camp arrival

Camp arrival

These 2 may or may not have made a detour to the brew pub

These 2 may or may not have made a detour to the brew pub

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The new 718 Micro-Tour T-shirts were popular

The new 718 Micro-Tour T-shirts were popular

Getting dinners ready

Getting dinners ready

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My camp go-to…hotdogs and beans

My camp go-to…hotdogs and beans

Incredibly, there was on ice cream truck onsite

Incredibly, there was on ice cream truck onsite

This was a weird surprise

This was a weird surprise

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Talent show

Talent show

Oleg’s “Russian Dance”

Oleg’s “Russian Dance”

Frank’s Handstand

Frank’s Handstand

I got these lights form big Agnes, so we had to try them out. Chombo lamented that it gave away our position to the enemy.

I got these lights form big Agnes, so we had to try them out. Chombo lamented that it gave away our position to the enemy.

Sunday morning (and all day) proved to be rainy and cold

Sunday morning (and all day) proved to be rainy and cold

Breakfast kebaabs

Breakfast kebaabs

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2019 Micro-Tour 2