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Sitting here on the couch listening to music on my MP3 player. Hit the random play button. A house music track comes up. Then an old disco track. Then another two house tracks. My foot starts tapping. I think someone is trying to tell me something.
The Plan ...
If you can remember places like Paradise Garage, The World, The Tunnel, and The Sound Factory, odds are you probably spent many a night working it out until the wee hours of the morning. Even if your memory doesn't go back that far in time, this is something you can still appreciate.
Join me as I cycle out to Coney Island and spend a day dancing to long-forgotten soul, funk, house and disco beats at one of this town's hippest and little known secrets -- Coney Island's Boardwalk Dance Parties (http://www.coneyislanddancers.com/Home.html). On Summer weekends from the afternoon until after the sun sets, top DJs spin funky tracks for the masses outdoors on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Music will invade our souls as we dance along with hundreds of people from all walks of life just grooving to the beat. Best part of all, it's FREE. And as a special treat today, the queen of house music, Barbara Tucker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9VfgDKV7Zs), is scheduled to be in the joint performing some of her hits.
If dancing isn't your thing no worries, just come along and people watch, it's a very cool scene. Ride the amusements at Luna Park. Have a personal hot dog eating contest at the Nathan's stand. Or just work on your tan. The day is yours.
A $2.00 organization fee will be collected at this event, your host is in the running for the title of hardest working person at meetup.
Here is the cue sheet for the ride http://goo.gl/maps/iAz1c . Print and bring it so you can catch up with the group in case you get separated.
*For this ride I'll be making a secondary pick up point at Prospect Park at 11:45 at the start of the bike lane on the corner of Prospect Park West and Union Street.
The Important Stuff ...
Distance to ride will be about 30 miles round trip. This will be a casually-paced ride (10 - 12 mph) skirting the Brooklyn waterfront most of the way and we'll be stopping to check out the sights as the mood strikes us. We will be riding in bike lanes whenever possible but you should be comfortable riding in traffic and in a group. Helmets are strongly suggested. Bike lights are also recommended as we may be heading back likely after sundown. Make sure your bike is in good working order before the meetup and bring a lock to leave our cycles. Bring a patch repair kit, air pump, and spare inner tube. Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not seriously plan to attend as space is limited. No flakes allowed! If you RSVP and I notice that you have a number of no shows or have a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed. Sorry, no guests allowed for this one. Rain cancels the meetup.