Archive for February, 2010
Testing the new blog, thanks Glenn!
It’s been a pretty brutal winter for cycling unless you are a die hard. Or like taking to the trails. I am a little opposed to getting all muddy and falling down so have not tried MTB riding yet.
Some of us choose to do other things to keep busy and fit. I hike quite a bit in pursuit of a game I play called Geocaching . You would be surprised at how many neat parks you pass on your bike or in the car that you didn’t even know were there. Heading up Chicken Valley Rd before the arboretum for instance, right as you crest the hill there is a little park off to your right called Iselin Preserve. There is a code to unlock to the gate or you can just park right there and walk in around it. The code is part of one of the caches in there however I will just share . It’s the year of the Great Depression.
How many times have you ridden by Shu Swamp after turning off of Cleft Rd? Another fun place to take a walk, can be…swampy though so wear the right shoes. If you pull into the office park right past Round Swamp Rd off the service road and pull all the way to the eastern end you have found Pine Ridge Park, another nice, hilly place to walk that most folks do not know about. Plenty of hiking on Long Island, people are quite surprised when you tell them you were hiking here.
And New Jersey! It is NOT just a place to drive through to go south. North, West and Central, I have done some fantastic hiking and caching in the Garden State.
This year I even broke down and bought cross country skis which I used twice this past weekend at Bethpage Golf course. Even ran into some cycling pals on skis while I was there. Now that is a great workout! Not that often do we get and keep enough snow here to do it though.
That’s it for now.