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Dunno, never been to one....but since the Warwick one is gonna end up at Murphy's Tavern in GWL, you best bet there'll prolly be a few hundred ! Expect a few outlaws as well.
If y'all wanna come, we can meet up at my house and ride over together (8mi from here). Good time to gas up too. Lemme know.
 

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Was ok today...met up with MattMan (member here) from Tuxedo with his VN750, and Id say there was around 100 bikes. Escorted the whole way by 2 Warwick bike cops and a few patrol cars at critical intersections. My only gripe was that it was a lil disorganized (first year though), and there were some obviously new riders in the middle of the pack which caused gaps (not a good thing when a group is riding thru intersections). They shouldda been at the rear. Other than that, was cool, and I made it back to my house on reserve with the needle barely reading ! Lol. (didnt start with a full tank).
 

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I planned on going, but got suckered into working on the in-laws house.
but today is a gorgeous day! I am looking to ride....just need a destination...lol

I may wind up in Tuxedo NY again just admiring the scenery and enjoying the mountain roads today. I tend to just drive and wind up wherever the road takes me.
 

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... today is a gorgeous day! I am looking to ride....just need a destination...lol

I may wind up in Tuxedo NY again just admiring the scenery and enjoying the mountain roads today. I tend to just drive and wind up wherever the road takes me.
This is what Daniel Meyer calls "holistic navigation". :smiley_th
 

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Good time to gas up too. Lemme know.
.....and I made it back to my house on reserve with the needle barely reading ! Lol. (didnt start with a full tank).
Well the first post had some good advice but I guess you forgot to take it into consideration yourself. You lucked out. The last place you want to run out of gas is while you are riding in a large pack. I think it is mandatory for each and everyone to get on your case even just a little. I'm glad you made it back home safe.
 

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This is what Daniel Meyer calls "holistic navigation".
And sounds like something Neil Cassidy would do !

And V2000...yeah, would have topped off, but only had 20 cents left to my name. Lil over a half a tank, so figured I was ok.
Whats nice too, is that the sponsoring club, The Shamrocks MC, always have a tender truck following the group "in case"...

Was a great time, and wish more of you locals couldda made it. Mebbe next year.
 

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I planned on going, but got suckered into working on the in-laws house.
but today is a gorgeous day! I am looking to ride....just need a destination...lol

I may wind up in Tuxedo NY again just admiring the scenery and enjoying the mountain roads today. I tend to just drive and wind up wherever the road takes me.
I tend to do the same thing kc, and usually through the roads of Harriman park, am down for another week or two, but after that I should be rolling again. Maybe I'll see ya out there
 

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Harriman is kinda boring for me, I guess since I grew up around here and been driving/riding em since the 70s. Even had to take 210 across the park to go to work and back for 2 yrs. Lotta good riding west of there too. You guys should come up here to Greenwood Lake. Im almost always around and almost always wantin to ride. PM me and I'll gives ya my number.
 

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I started up 17 went through Harriman state park, Monroe, Goshen, Port Jervis, Dingman's Ferry, Newton, Dover, Rockaway, Parsippany, Montville, Towaco and back home.

Nice day and great leisurely ride.
 

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KC...ya'all need a proper tour guide !, lol.
 

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When you are in or near Tuxedo...

Hey Wolfie, it was cool to meet you, thanks for the heads-up about that ride.

Yeah, it was a little disorganized but they will get better at it next time. I got my first ever biker shirt that wasn't black when I got to Murphy's-- bright green, like the shamrock!

I met up with my friend back in Warwick and we headed up 94 to Chester, through Washingtonville and Salisbury Mills to the Hudson and went down 9W and back through Stony Point and the Park on Rt. 106. I ended up having a 150 mile day spread over 6 hours, and as you know the weather was perfect.

Whenever anyone is heading up this way give me a shout!

Matt
 

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That IS a nice way to finish the day off Matt. I like riding 94 and 208 up that way. And how's the road thru the park now (210/106) ?...was pretty rough last time I rode it. Arden Valley Road is real nice too.

KC...you got a PM bro....
 

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That IS a nice way to finish the day off Matt. I like riding 94 and 208 up that way. And how's the road thru the park now (210/106) ?...was pretty rough last time I rode it. Arden Valley Road is real nice too.

KC...you got a PM bro....
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Yeah, it was a little disorganized but they will get better at it next time.
One thing that threw me off, was everybody pointin to the road kill. Hell, back when I was ridin with clubs, was the job of the end riders to pick it up for BBQ !!! I even thought about stopping for one of em, but dint wanna mess up the procession. :)
 

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Hey Wolfie,

106 isn't bad. I really don't have much to compare it to, though-- even though I grew up in these parts I moved away in 1982 and only came back last year. I had never even driven through the Park until a few months ago so I don't know what it was like "before" but if you know my road (Ironwood, off of Long Meadow) that is in worse shape than any road I was on in Harriman Park.
 

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Oh, yeah, your point about people in the middle not knowing how to ride in staggered formation-- yeah, that annoyed me a bit. The guy in front of the guy in front of me was on the wrong side and let way too much space in between bikes. There was this constant rubber-band effect as they would speed up to close distance and then sudden braking when they bunched up. Maybe next time they ride they will know more about group riding. Probably not, though :)
 
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