Kick stands up at Cumberland Farms in Poughquag. Headed to Bridgeport, CT., took the ferry to Port Jefferson and had lunch at the Steamroom. Rode east , stopping at a farm market, then to OrientPoint to catch the ferry back to New London, CT. Road Captain: ACD Doug Watson.
Chapter X traveled to Steamtown National Historic Site
Chapter X was seen roaming thru the Shawangunks and Catskills on a beautiful October day for our Fall Foliage Ride. Well attended with 11 bikes/13 members, Road Captain Ron led us on an exciting mix of backroads. After an unsolicited police escort piloted us past a half-mile backup of traffic entering Minnewaska, it was clear riding for the group. Stopped on the westerly side of the Gunks for a breathtaking view of the valley and Catskills in the distance. A U-Turn caused by dirt roads, made it an official Chapter-X ride. Following CR-46 after passing the Rondout Reservoir, found us climbing to over 2,300’ on a scenic mountain road, offering southerly views of the Hudson Valley. CR-42, Peekamoose Road brought us to a stop at Buttermilk Falls, flowing pretty good. Continuing to Rt-28A, along the west side of the Ashokan Reservoir we stopped at Brio’s in Phoenicia for an outdoor lunch to refuel before heading back. Thru in a run up Mountain Rest Road over Mohonk capped an exciting day of riding.
On Sunday July 4th members of Chapter X met at the Alexis Diner in Newburgh for our annual Ride in Iggy’s memory. After a nice breakfast and some story telling about some of Iggy’s antics, we got under way for what was a very easy and simple ride, but it was a route that Iggy rode often. Legend has it that there was a secret location somewhere along that route that had one of Iggy’s favorite beers which, we do not know what the beer was nor his secret place of purchase. After crossing the Bear Mountain Bridge, the group made a quick stop at the Fort Montgomery Historic site for a leg stretch and a photo op. From there we rode back to New Windsor and stopped outside of Iggy’s former residence for a moment of silence. Each year Chapter X will do this ride in memory of our brother Iggy’s.
Chapter X held our traditional Father’s Day Gathering on June 20th but with a twist. This year we offered 2 rides, one off road and one on road, both with the same lunch destination prior to the gathering at Motorcyclepedia. We not only had 2 different rides but also offered overnight camping at Sylvan Lake Campgrounds Saturday night. Many thanks to Chapter X’s MEC Doug Watson who manages the facility and arranged for our campsite!!!! Doug also stepped up and created a nice route and led the pavement ride. Ron Breau, Chapter Educator, put together and led a very nice gravel road route. Many of these back roads have significant historical histories. Both groups met at Handsome Devil’s BBQ for a great lunch before heading over to the museum for the gathering. A great time was had by all!!
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