The Obligatory Early Season First Ride to Bear Mountain

This is the ride we all take about this time of year and always hope it will be warmer but it never is...

The weather is looking good! Maybe just a touch on the cool side

This has become the biggest turnout we've ever had in any single meetup so far. Just get to State Line safely. We should assess if it is safe to travel as one large group or divide up into a few subgroups based on bikes and riding styles. We may need a few group leaders and sweeps. We'll figure it out over coffee at State Line.  See you all Saturday!   :o)

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  • Myron

    Eh! It was OK.........kidding.....nice ride, great people!

    April 17, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    It was my first, and hopefully won't be my last ride with you guys.

    April 14, 2013

  • Oliverio

    I had a blast, guys! Can't wait for the next one. Dave, thanks again for organizing.

    April 14, 2013

  • Roy L.

    Great ride you guys! Excited to see you all again on the next ride!

    April 14, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    Great Ride Dave, I broke off on the way to Rockwell. My right hand started to lose feeling due to the cold. I guess your right about the Cold, 60 sounds a lot warmer. It was nice meeting new guys and old friends.

    April 14, 2013

  • Dave

    Like I said...it's always colder than hope it will be!

    April 13, 2013

    • Zaid S.

      It happen at the same gas station that I was waiting for you guys at, but don't worry it's a small thing because of my stupid move :), it wasn't my day, I missed this ride.

      April 13, 2013

    • Dave

      I'm so sorry Zaid. I got knocked over recently too AND dropped Jo's brand new Guzzi earlier this year. S**t happens!

      1 · April 13, 2013

  • Noah F.

    Fan-Freaking-Tanstic!!!

    April 13, 2013

  • Juan Martin N.

    glad to meet u all guys i had a wonderfull time out there, really good ride we did today looking forward t the next one,be good see u all soon

    April 13, 2013

  • Juan Martin N.

    hi, im new in the group ,anybody leaving from queens or i can meet up with anybody on the way there

    March 12, 2013

    • Ben A.

      Nice to meet you Arnel and everyone else! Thanks for the info!

      April 13, 2013

    • Juan Martin N.

      same to u guys ,great meeting u all,also that was a hell of a ride today ,loved it looking forward the next one

      April 13, 2013

  • Joe

    Fantastic meetup today, and a great way to start the season! Looking forward to many more rides, and hope to see you all at the Bennington Bash next month!! :-)

    April 13, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Nice to meet many of you today. Hope To see you again on an upcoming Tuesday night.

    April 13, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    Nice to meet all of you. Hope everyone got home safe.

    April 13, 2013

  • Stef G.

    Great to see all the riders today! Impressive group of bikes!

    April 13, 2013

  • Dave

    Hope everyone got home safe. My thanks to all for turning out and sticking with it thru the cold and the hunger :o) It was a pleasure to ride with old and new friends alike! See you all soon!

    April 13, 2013

  • Arnel

    Great ride guys looking foward with riding with you chaps again

    April 13, 2013

  • Noah F.

    Is Broken Arrow coming? What was the final verdict?

    April 13, 2013

    • Zaid S.

      Guys where are u? I'm at the parkway someone call me so we can meet

      April 13, 2013

    • Zaid S.

      I couldn't find the place on my GPS[masked]

      April 13, 2013

  • Dave

    I just got home from working all day and I'm amazed at the buzz of activity about this ride. That's awesome. Just get over the GWB and head north on the Palisades. Inside of 10 minutes you'll be there. Ride safe everybody!

    April 8, 2013

    • Zaid S.

      Where are u guys

      April 13, 2013

    • Zaid S.

      Could any one call me[masked]

      April 13, 2013

  • Andrew T.

    Anyone taking bets on how many bikes show up?

    April 12, 2013

  • Oliverio

    Anyone leaving from Brooklyn want to ride up together? I'm in Clinton Hill.

    April 10, 2013

    • Zaid S.

      Hey I will be coming from Bensonhurst I will take the belt to BQE, maybe we can meet at shell gas station on Atlantic ave next to the BQE?
      Let me know[masked]

      April 13, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    I'm just curious, what bikes are you guys bringing? I'm going to bring my 2000 Speed Triple.

    April 12, 2013

    • Dave

      I'll be riding in with a mildly caff'd 2009 T100, a very stock 2010 T100, and cute little Moto Guzzi V7 Racer.

      April 12, 2013

    • Christopher B.

      Dave, I can't wait to see u ride 3 bikes. My uncle bought his 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 sport brand new, cool bike.

      April 12, 2013

  • Noah F.

    I want to be lucky 100

    April 12, 2013

  • Roy L.

    So east side Manhattan folks, are we still meeting in the 80's to head together?

    April 10, 2013

    • Roy L.

      ok sounds good. I'll just start heading towards the meet spot around 9

      April 11, 2013

    • Roy L.

      If any east side manhattan folks want to leave together, I'll be leaving from 20th and avenue C around 9am. I can meet around there. let me know

      April 11, 2013

  • Myron

    I'll finally get to see the Blue Tiger

    April 10, 2013

  • Dennis K.

    Dave , Are the directions correct? I remember it being between Exit 1 and 2. not north of exit 2 I have a commitment for Saturday, but I'm trying to get out of it. Hope to make it We really enjoyed the last one.

    April 10, 2013

    • Dave

      Hi Dennis! No, it's between 2 and 3 on the the North bound side. As you come off the bridge you'll pass a gas station and then two scenic overlooks before State Line Lookout. It'll be great to see you again. :o)

      April 10, 2013

  • Joe

    I will definitely be one who meets up at the observatory :-)

    February 14, 2013

    • Dave

      Hi Joe! I imagine around 11 or so...

      April 8, 2013

    • Joe

      Ok, 11am it is! See ya on the mountain on Saturday! :-)

      April 8, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    Who is meeting up at the Lincoln Center Garage- and what time?

    April 8, 2013

  • Oliverio

    Hey folks, I'm new to the group. Any idea how long the ride will last? I'd really like to go on the first one of the season, but I have some commitments in the city later in the day.

    April 8, 2013

  • richmintz

    The bad news: sorry to report I'm going to have to pull out of this ride. The good news: it's because I'll be riding around Palm Springs on a rented motorcycle. (The other bad news: I asked for a Triumph Bonneville but will probably end up on a Harley. The good news: a Harley is still a motorcycle!)

    April 8, 2013

  • Roy L.

    anyone leaving from manhattan that wants to meet up?

    February 19, 2013

    • Noah F.

      Kriv, sounds good. What time were thinking?

      March 1, 2013

    • Roy L.

      Hey Dave are we still meeting up in the upper eastside around the 80's?

      April 8, 2013

  • Neil S

    Looking forward to meeting the group and scrubbing in my fresh hoops.

    April 7, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    No comment

    April 7, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    Dave, I'm not sure if you thought about lunch, but Rhodes wouldn't be a bad idea if we wanted to grab some food. It wouldn't be a bad ride from Bear Mountain. Just a thought.

    April 4, 2013

    • Dave

      Actually I'm on a diet which means everybody has to go hungry too...or not...Rhodes is good for bar type food and there is a nice spot or two up near Cornwall and in Highland if we run up 218.

      1 · April 5, 2013

    • Christopher B.

      Dave, I'm up for anything. I usually eat on the heathy side, so that's fine with me.

      1 · April 6, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    The countdown is on fellas, one week to go. Lets hope for weather just as good or better.

    April 6, 2013

  • Dave

    Not quite 2 weeks away and we have the more RSVPs then I've ever seen on any single ride in our history! Holy s**t! I hope there is going to room at the top of Perkin's for all of us at once... :o)

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    I'm looking forward to this, I'm hoping for some decent weather. I'm leaning towards taking the Speed Triple.

    March 31, 2013

  • Zaid S.

    I would love to meet the group

    March 29, 2013

  • Myron

    Are these rides open to non Triumph bikes?

    March 22, 2013

    • Myron

      Never mind....point is moot....

      March 25, 2013

    • Dave

      No problem Myron, but always feel free to invite a friend. We seek to surround ourselves with good people!

      March 25, 2013

  • Juan Martin N.

    Im in

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok, almost finished my rebuild (new Frame is all), the engine worked beautifully when removed from the old frame, recent rebuild etc... but now she wont run, i did get her started but only 1 cyclinder running, anyone near City Island fancy a lobster dinner if they can help me get her going again, can't be much, as i said she was recently rebuild and all i've done is swap out the frame ?

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi all, new to the group, but not new to my Brit Bike passion

    March 12, 2013

  • Dave

    I guess we should plan a rendezvous stop atop Perkin's Memorial Drive for any of those who may be so inclined to meet us there instead of at State Line...

    February 8, 2013

    • Dave

      I guess I should have said ALSO plan a rendezvous stop.... We're still meeting at State line first, then we'll had to Perkins and collect the rest of our motley crew!

      February 20, 2013

  • richmintz

    Why not?

    February 8, 2013

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