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Guess what I did last weekend? Bike na naman! Yes but this was the group’s first out of town ride. We drove up with our bikes in tow to the Long Island Wine Country. The scenery was spectacular, the ride was gratifying, the wine was…well I’ll have to make another trip to enjoy the wine. I resisted the red red wine for the sheer love of the ride. Check out the sites below.
I think it’s safe to say that this lighthouse is just as nice as the Tanay, Rizal Lighthouse below.
For dinner we went down to the Marina and ate in this place called Claudio’s. Check it out.
On this warm weekend in wine country we opted to bike over feasting on red red wine to make us feel so fine. Gives you the same high anyway.
In the latter part of fall 09, I biked up to a quaint little village in New York’s Rockland County called Piermont. It’s a lovely little destination town right by the Hudson River, which also serves as a pit stop for weekend cyclists (bisikleta na naman!). I can only describe it as Sausalito meets Nantucket if that makes any sense to you. And hopefully my pictures will show you what I mean.
Last weekend was one of the few milder and sunnier weekends we’ve had here in a while. So it was a nice opportunity to go up to Piermont. Tell me, how picturesque is this? Have you ever seen marshlands this pretty? I also love the effect of melting snow on the fringes.
And then as you enter the village, the main street is lined with typical small town shops. Very pretty.
Of course there are the New England-esque homes overlooking the river. I thought that they were just so precious.
I also took some shots of the marina and the Hudson.
The great thing about this place is that it isn’t so far from the city. So you can have a place of respite and refuge without having to travel too far a remote area.
It’s an ideal bike destination. It’s calm and tranquil aura meets you just when you think you are about to die on that bloody saddle. It’s like seeing a soothing light at the end of the tunnel. And once you’ve taken all this splendor in, it hits you: It’s not over, you still gotta bike back to where you came from!