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Monday, July 25, 2011

July 2011 Bike Trip

Went for my 2nd bike camping trip right before my birthday, this time not solo but with pal Jaime...
Four days, turning about 50 to 70 miles a day, total of about 230 miles, camping at state parks in  NY / NJ.


These are the bikes...Mine rt, Jaime's on left.

The weather was very hot, and we saw some serious hills. Note: All state parks are at located at the top of big hills to torture cyclists. I consumed about 6 liters of water a day.

Also, sometimes the park ranger forgets to take the "Camp Full" sign down, and causes panic in very tired bicyclists.

I slept in my hammock... Combined with a tarp, I was dry in a VERY hard rain on the 2nd night. Jamie had a cool 1/2 dome tent that was bright orange... It looked like the great pumpkin.


Weird / Illegal route choices.... At another point, we had to get on I-78 for one mile to make an otherwise impossible connection and were "pulled over" by the NJ State Police.
Signs of civilization:
Beautiful scenes:



7 comments:

  1. I'm truly impressed. What a great way to escape civilization for a little while.

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  2. I love that you got pulled over by a cop! You guys are awesome, and these photos are great.

    xo
    Kath

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  3. "Great Hot Dogs Ahead" - awesome !

    KarSten

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  4. Holy shit, this is amazing. Is your ass made of something more than human?

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  5. fuckin huckleberry finn!
    -bz

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