2019 Micro-Tour 6

Micro-Tour 6 was a 59 mile Self-Supported ride to Ward Pound Ridge, NY. Ride up on Saturday Sept 7. A night of camping, and ride back to NYC on Sunday Sept 8.

Campsite crew..32 folks, 2 dogs

Campsite crew..32 folks, 2 dogs

All Micro-Tours start with an Orientation Session about 2 weeks prior

All Micro-Tours start with an Orientation Session about 2 weeks prior

We were once again granted great weather for a Micro-Tour. The group met up in lower Manhattan at 7:30, for a planned trip of between 8-9 hours (including stops)

Glenda, coming in from Long Island, stated the day early

Glenda, coming in from Long Island, stated the day early

My day began early in Brooklyn

My day began early in Brooklyn

Mandatory Brooklyn Bridge shot

Mandatory Brooklyn Bridge shot

For this ride, I took my 2016 Niner RLT ( see packing list here )

For this ride, I took my 2016 Niner RLT (see packing list here)

This is the cheat sheet map we make, as its safe to assume that not too many riders have committed cue sheets to memory

This is the cheat sheet map we make, as its safe to assume that not too many riders have committed cue sheets to memory

Launch of ride, at Chambers Street and the Hudson River Greenway

Launch of ride, at Chambers Street and the Hudson River Greenway

Manhattan, Hudson River Greenway

Manhattan, Hudson River Greenway

Pit stop near the George Washington Bridge on the Hudson River Greenway

Pit stop near the George Washington Bridge on the Hudson River Greenway

Northern Manhattan, turning north onto Broadway

Northern Manhattan, turning north onto Broadway

About to cross the Broadway Bridge into the Bronx

About to cross the Broadway Bridge into the Bronx

The Bronx

The Bronx

Shooting the gap below the elevated subway in the Bronx

Shooting the gap below the elevated subway in the Bronx

Partial group picture, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Partial group picture, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

This 3/4 mile stretch was supposed to have been paved weeks ago!

This 3/4 mile stretch was supposed to have been paved weeks ago!

South County Trailway, Westchester County

South County Trailway, Westchester County

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Lunch break in Elmsford, NY

Lunch break in Elmsford, NY

Lunch break in Elmsford, NY

Lunch break in Elmsford, NY

North County Trailway

North County Trailway

North County Trailway

North County Trailway

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The Trestle bridge over the Croton Reservoir

The Trestle bridge over the Croton Reservoir

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The best use of a Surly Big Dummy ever

The best use of a Surly Big Dummy ever

Rendezvous at the grocery store in Golden’s Bridge, NY. there was a special on Mallomars.

Rendezvous at the grocery store in Golden’s Bridge, NY. there was a special on Mallomars.

The last 7 mils to camp…northeastern Westchester County

The last 7 mils to camp…northeastern Westchester County

Climbing and walking (for the record, I was walking too!)…but Mimi wasn’t!

Climbing and walking (for the record, I was walking too!)…but Mimi wasn’t!

We got some gravel riding in

We got some gravel riding in

Take a left at the lake

Take a left at the lake

Colin going the wrong way at the campground (and me leading him the wrong way)

Colin going the wrong way at the campground (and me leading him the wrong way)

“Welcome to my campsite”

“Welcome to my campsite”

Dinner prep

Dinner prep

Kate, Miggy and Luna arrive

Kate, Miggy and Luna arrive

Setting up shop

Setting up shop

Luna has a long day

Luna has a long day

Looks like dinner

Looks like dinner

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Yes, Miggy cooked a whole chicken

Yes, Miggy cooked a whole chicken

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Some late night Blair Witch star-gazing

Some late night Blair Witch star-gazing

Morning breaks

Morning breaks

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“Dan, mind you don’t catch your hair on fire”

“Dan, mind you don’t catch your hair on fire”

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Breakfast

Breakfast

Good times on the ride back

Good times on the ride back

I say this about all of our trips, but this was was exceptionally exceptional. Great weather, a long but rewarding rider, a few dogs and (most importantly) great people.

Can’t wait for the next one.