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George Washington didn't sleep here

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    C-ride
  • Speed: 
    13
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  • Distance in Miles: 
    35-40

George Washington didn't sleep here

Saturday, September 03, 2022 09:30 AM

We will ride north on 9W to The Market for an early lunch/pit stop. Then take Oak Tree Rd. a couple miles to Tappan and vist the DeWint house. This little house (it has only 2 rooms plus a kitchen) is the place where George Washington, the American Army Commander, met with General Guy Carleton, the British Commander, in October 1783 to negotiate the withdrawal of the British Army from New York after the Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution. The site was picked because it lay halfway between the US HQ at West Point and the British headquartes in New York City. Those of us who remember the famout meeting between the Soviet Foreign Minister, Alexei Kosygin, and our President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 will recall that Glassboro NJ was picked for the meeting because it lay halfway between Washington DC and NYC, where Kosygin was attending the fall meeting of the UN General Assembly. That meeting was the beginning of negotiations to end the war in Viet Nam.

Check your bike for any issues -- tires, chain stretch, loose fastenings, brake and derailleur adjustment and so on. Don't wait unti Friday night to do all this because you will need time to fix any problems you encounter

hear is he cue sheet: 40776136.pdf (roboviva.ninja)

and the GPS link: ridewithgps.com/routes/40776136

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Before You Ride

  • Make sure your bike is in GOOD working order.
  • Pump up tires to the pressure specified on the sidewall.
  • Bring essentials: helmet, 2 spare tubes, pump, patch kit, 2 water bottles, pocket food, ID, and cash (credit optional).
  • Eat a good breakfast consisting of carbohydrates and proteins.

Bicycle helmets are required head attire for all NYCC Club rides.

Earphones are not allowed while riding. Aerobars are not allowed while riding.

If you signed up and find you cannot make the ride, please remove yourself and open the slot for others.

 

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