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Hey folks:

Yesterday I took a train up to Sprain Ridge Park (Yonkers, NY) and ripped around in the woods for a few hours. I got there around two o'clock in the afternoon and didn't see another soul on the trails (That's a first). The weather was hot and humid; the trails were bone dry, the vegetation; wilting from the heat. I took it easy, stopping often for snapshots with my iPhone, to catch my breath and take in the sights. I love the terrain at Sprain Ridge. The topography is one thing, with enough hills to tire you out, but the ground itself is a perfect mix of baby-head sized rocks, rooty sections, logs, switchbacks along exposed rock faces and bermed turns.

On my way back to the train station I stopped in a local joint to enjoy a couple ice cold Goose Island IPA's - perfect!

Cheers,
Arby































 

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I basically live 1 mile from Sprain. We went to Graham Hills in Pleasantville yesterday.:thumbsup: Nothing like a pint on a hot and humid day.:thumbsup:
 

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PatrickK said:
I basically live 1 mile from Sprain. We went to Graham Hills in Pleasantville yesterday.:thumbsup: Nothing like a pint on a hot and humid day.:thumbsup:
Interesting. I've heard about Graham Hills. I hear it's fun but not as technical as Sprain. Can you ride there from the Hastings on Hudson Metro North Station? Or is there a better station to get off at? I'm coming from Manhattan.

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Get off at the Pleasantville station and it's just about right there.

I'm at Sprain just about every Thursday around 8:30/45am and ride for about 60-90 minutes before work. After that I head into the city so if you'd like to meet me I can save you the train fare on the way back.
 

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I live in riverdale and ride up to Sprain quite a bit. I love to ride up there take a lap and then cruise home. where did you stop for the beer tho as I would love to make that a part of my ritual :D Most places on my route I am too scared to leave my bike unattended
 

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Dengsxr said:
I live in riverdale and ride up to Sprain quite a bit. I love to ride up there take a lap and then cruise home. where did you stop for the beer tho as I would love to make that a part of my ritual :D Most places on my route I am too scared to leave my bike unattended
No help with the where on the beer, but just throw a big ass cable and u-lock setup into your bag. Done that plenty of times.

A bit more weight on the ride is no biggie, and a bit more piece of mind if stopped. Stick the bike where you can see it, or sit outside if possible, whatever.
 

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Dengsxr said:
I live in riverdale and ride up to Sprain quite a bit. I love to ride up there take a lap and then cruise home. where did you stop for the beer tho as I would love to make that a part of my ritual :D Most places on my route I am too scared to leave my bike unattended
Dengsxr:
I swing into Maud's, it's down by the Hastings on Hudson Metro North Station. It's nothing special and the food's not really that great, but they have a Goose Island ale and a Brooklyn' lager on tap.

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scrublover said:
No help with the where on the beer, but just throw a big ass cable and u-lock setup into your bag. Done that plenty of times.

A bit more weight on the ride is no biggie, and a bit more piece of mind if stopped. Stick the bike where you can see it, or sit outside if possible, whatever.
Word. I always bring a lock with me and just lock it to a tree at the trail head and pick it up when I leave. That way I don't have to lug it around. Only once did I forget to pick it up on the way home but that was at Highbridge Park and I only live 5 blocks from there; so no biggie!

Arby
 
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