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THE STROLL. The rain had stopped. Clouds still covered the sky. Sandy snuffed and huffed the freshly cut, seeded and, thanks to the storm, watered lawn...now we'll BOTH be sneezing...as we enjoyed a few minutes listening to the waters flow and feeling the light wind's caress. The village was hushed, the Refuse Removal Team having already performed their recycling morning "Symphony for bottles and cans in B flat." We hung out a few minutes to listen for the first robin, then headed back inside.
Good morning everyone.
The rains have washed the streets clean and left us with a mild day...it appears we're GO for launch.
THE ROLL. RIDE WEATHER: Sun and clouds; mild. High 59F. Winds W-WNW at 7; diminishing to 4.
TIME, TEMP, DP, RH, SKY, WIND: 6:00 pm; 59 °F; 50 °F; 73%; Cloudy; 7 mph W7:00 pm; 58 °F; 50 °F; 76%; Mostly Cloudy ; 6 mph W8:00 pm; 56 °F; 49 °F; 79%; Mostly Cloudy ; 4 mph WNW
UNIFORM OF THE DAY: Spring Evening-ware Kit.
ON TOP: A lightweight wicking short or long sleeved base under your bike jersey. You may want arm warmers for the inbound leg if you opt for short-sleeves; perhaps a vest or lightweight jacket. You may also want to bring a bandana (du rag) or cap. Standard half-fingered bike gloves should do the trick.
BELOW THE WAIST: I’d go with 3/4 length (capri’s), or bike shorts. You’ll also want your mid - weight wool or synthetic socks.
AS ALWAYS: Have your RoadID, shades, sunblock, lip balm and a snack or two; two water bottles — one full with water; one with some sports drink — or more water if you're bringing energy chews or "bloks" as snacks.
DON'T FORGET YOUR MEDS: If you use an inhaler or epi-pen, please have them with you and in a jersey pocket.
DON'T FORGET YOUR HELMET...IT'S A MUST!
… AND CONSIDER …
LIGHTS; FORE AND AFT, or at least a seat post - rear - red flasher. These are important so that cars see you. We’ll be on a mix of trafficked secondary roads and quiet country roads. BE SEEN!
PLEASE HAVE A SPARE INNER TUBE, some tire levers and a means to inflate the tube should you need to use it. Remember to top off your tires before arriving — check the sidewall but most of you will be looking for somewhere around 100 - 120 PSI. If you're not sure about this part; please bring your pump in the car with you.
SAGs will be available with limited space for gear. Please plan on items you can wear or stuff easily in your saddlebag or pockets.

Please arrive at THRIVE ATHLETIC CENTER, 8387 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY 13413 by 5:30 to allow ample time for registration; bike tag installation; tire “pumpification” and a short briefing and dedication before we ride.
PLEASE PARK IN THE SPACES ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE OF THE LOT ALONG THE EARTHEN SLOPE AND IN THE SLOTS DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE SLOPE.
THE THOREAU. IT'S THOREAUBCACK THURSDAY...DAy...Day...day!
In the early days of May, 1845, Henry was ready to raise the walls of his little home at Walden. To do this, he needed a little help from his neighbors. He understood the strength of a team and their ability to collectively accomplish more and to inspire others to "assist at the raising of loftier structures." A young Pete Seeger would later read these words and be inspired by its message that a few determined people can, and will, achieve things well beyond what they alone can accomplish. It became a core belief that drove his desire to "participate" and use his access and notoriety to make a difference for others. items with sleeves to wear of the evening occasions
Enjoy your Thursday gang!
"At length, in the beginning of May, with the help of some of my acquaintances, rather to improve so good an occasion for neighborliness than from any necessity, I set up the frame of my house. No man was ever more honored in the character of his raisers than I. They are destined, I trust, to assist at the raising of loftier structures one day. " - from WALDEN (Chapter 1 - Economy)
BELOW: Pete applying the learning.