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EastOfMidnight 08-23-2018 08:11 PM

Cycle Adirondacks
 
Anyone doing the ride?

Riosacandaga 08-27-2018 07:15 AM

Almost everyday.

Adirondackiteer 09-29-2018 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EastOfMidnight (Post 269671)
Anyone doing the ride?

I was hoping to this year but last year I got put on a different shift at work, and did not have those dates off. If I stay on my same shift and they keep the dates the same I should be able to finally do this in 2020, it looks fantastic!

Frankonix 03-28-2019 03:07 PM

Hoping to do one this year as well.

Adirondackiteer 05-28-2019 10:49 PM

I'm still planning on their Ultimate Cycling Vacation for 2020. However I am toying with the idea of doing the Paul Smiths Weekender first, to see how that goes and it looks like it lines up with my time off this year. I hadn't been on the bike yet this year but a couple of times before last week, so training for it won't be the best, but I think I'll go for it.

http://cycleadirondacks.com/weekender/

Adirondackiteer 07-16-2019 07:36 AM

So I did do the Weekender at Paul Smiths, was a blast! A very nicely done and organized event. I'll definitly be back again for future events that jive with my schedule, and hopefully the Ultimate Cycling Vacation next year.

Weather was a mixed bag that got worse... Friday was great, Saturday was mixed with some sprinkles (luckily I was at the Fish Creek Ponds rest stop under shelter and waited it out) but majority of the ride was great, then Sunday it rained all morning and I bailed on that day. Nice thing about the Weekender is it's all based out of Paul Smiths so you can opt out of a ride if you want, they have plenty of off bike alternatives, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, etc. The weekender is a good value too, but if you opt to stay on site at the dorm rooms they're a bit pricey for what you get IMO. I've got to remember to bring my own air mattress or something next year, and a fan (no AC and it was kind of hot that weekend).

I'll share a few pics...

https://i.imgur.com/6ewql6pl.jpg
Friday's afternoon ride

https://i.imgur.com/I9M1l39l.jpg
Some of the views on Friday

https://i.imgur.com/3TZ7Toel.jpg
Friday rest stop

https://i.imgur.com/23iZtpol.jpg
Lakeside BBQ at Paul Smith's

https://i.imgur.com/BllDhiGl.jpg
Saturdays ride (I skipped a little section of Saranac Lake since I was running behind)

https://i.imgur.com/dbAc40Gl.jpg
Mandatory stop at Donnelly's

https://i.imgur.com/A4ZZjENl.jpg
View near Donnelly's

https://i.imgur.com/metR6SHl.jpg
Saturday's dinner and entertainment was at the VIC, plus I went on a nice short hike there

https://i.imgur.com/E9Y9bUKl.jpg
Presentation Saturday evening from the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

https://i.imgur.com/iFyi0s7l.jpg
Loon shot right from the shore near the dorm, too bad the lighting totally sucked

Would like to have done the Sunday ride but had a blast Friday and Saturday

Lucky13 07-16-2019 07:48 AM

Was that Gary Lee speaking about the Loon Conservation? It's been a few years since I've seen him, so I can't tell for sure from the picture.

Adirondackiteer 07-22-2019 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Lucky13 (Post 276719)
Was that Gary Lee speaking about the Loon Conservation? It's been a few years since I've seen him, so I can't tell for sure from the picture.

I'm so sorry I've forgot his name. I missed the first few minutes. Really nice and knowledgeable with Loons, I do recall he said he was from the western side of the Adirondacks. His wife was there as well.


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