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    NYC Area Vintage Ride

    Hopefully summer will be here soon, and so its time to think about an NYC area vintage ride. I am thinking that either June 15 or 16 would be excellent. Last time we met up at Graham Hills, which was fun, but what about Blue Mountain this time? Tons of excellent trails, the bulk of which are vintage friendly, or at least vintage ridable.

    Reply here if you are interested and we can plan with more detail. Let's get our VRC on!

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    Think it's great and very cool of you to initiate this function, but also thing a NYC ride should be in NYC. Maybe getting out of the city would be better trail wise, but think you'd have a MUCH bigger turn out and maybe even inspire some new members to join if it were in the 5 boros. Hook up, enjoy a close and easy destination, then plan another one face to face for further away.
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    Food for thought but I'm not psyched about riding in Highbridge or Staten Island and Cunningham takes just as long to get to as Blue. I figure Blue is in NY they way Giants Stadium is in NY

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    Sorry not to be able to make it this round. Being across the country limits my northeast riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    Hopefully summer will be here soon, and so its time to think about an NYC area vintage ride. I am thinking that either June 15 or 16 would be excellent. Last time we met up at Graham Hills, which was fun, but what about Blue Mountain this time? Tons of excellent trails, the bulk of which are vintage friendly, or at least vintage ridable.

    Reply here if you are interested and we can plan with more detail. Let's get our VRC on!

    Will finagle the calendar to make it so.

    Cool!!!
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    How come Staten Island always gets the Rumpfy end of the stick? I'm down for anywhere and look forward to seeing/meeting those I haven't pissed off.

    Too bad Nate, hope screaming bunny makes a return appearance. Where is that guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    How come Staten Island always gets the Rumpfy end of the stick? I'm down for anywhere and look forward to seeing/meeting those I haven't pissed off.

    Too bad Nate, hope screaming bunny makes a return appearance. Where is that guy?
    Hop over the Outer Bridge and swing by my house or we could meet at the rest area near 171 on the GSP if I have to leave straight from the hospital.

    Maybe I'll have the 16" '94 Xizang built up (properly, Ameybrook and Rumpfy) and take that.
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    wait, what, you found a 16? good work...now just send that other 18 my way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    wait, what, you found a 16? good work...now just send that other 18 my way...
    Yep - looks like my reproductive capabilities will remain intact - much to my wife's and humanity's dismay.
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    I'll try to make it, whenever, wherever.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    I'm in.

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    Dah--it would have been great to see that Cunningham again. Rare birds, unlike my humble Phoenix.
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    I may be rolling on a humble Phoenix myself

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    Nice! Between that and the black Fat, you're rolling deep. Cunningham takes the cake though. Post up pics of the Phoenix!
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    Crap, I guess I better start getting in shape :P. Let me know when and I'll meet you all there!

    BP- If we plan the ride for slightly later in the day I can come pick you and the Newsboy up, kill two birds (Merlin and Flying Pig) with one stone, so to speak.

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    Bushpig,

    Lets nail this down as to date, time and venue.

    Sunday, June 16th is Father's Day and since I am one AND my dad is still around (and still working at 74) SATURDAY the 15th is probably much better to maintain peace amongst the family UNLESS we make it early on Sunday.
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    Ok. Let's target the ride for June 15. More details to come, but the plan will be to meet in the Blue parking lot. There are some brutal trails at Blue but there are trails that, which challenging, can be enjoyed on a vintage bike. The pace will be social and no-drop.

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    Sounds great.
    On Morris Lewis right now hurting bad after 2 miles of Blue, Green and Red.
    Be prepared for crying like a girl.
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    NYC Area Vintage Ride-blue-mountain-map-rev2.jpg

    Looking forward to it.

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    Hope you guys are going to take loads of pictures...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Hope you guys are going to take loads of pictures...
    Ever present cell phone will be put to use. Not as good as a real camera but better than nothing - sometimes.

    I just Zip-tied the mount for a Contour to my helmet and am charging the camera for some testing today. Problem with these is you never know what you've captured until you download and watch it. Hopefully no ground-sky-ground video today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
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    Looking forward to it.
    Lets make it a biathlon!
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    Doing a quick tear down and clean up.
    Swapped original rigid forks for my original Mag 20s and its "dancing with death" crown.
    Threw on some new brake shoes and probably go with reissue Smokes and Dards rather than my original Smoke Lite Comps.

    Otherwise should be good to go.
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    Awesome. Can't wait to see everyone!

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    Looking forward to it.
    Any idea as to time? About 90 minute drive for me but the earlier the better.
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