NYCC Adopt-A-Highway clean-up program

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I ordinarily eschew such inane and banal postings as congratulations and good wishes, figuring those are much better left to a more personal communication with the deserving party, but I've just gotta broadcast this!

The club's acting as volunteer roadside litter picker-uppers in the area of Piermont is brilliant, simply, surpassingly brilliant, as brilliant a stroke of PR and community goodwill as I've ever heard. Of course, it is the sign acknowledging the club to all the drivers that is the clincher.

Most hearty congratulations to whomever devised this and those of you who act on it.

Richard Rosenthal, for a rare instance utterly lacking in cynicism.

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Robert Gray (not verified)
A brilliant stroke of PR and community goodwill for A Riders

There is a B-C cleanup this weekend.
It will be the A riders turn next, stay tuned.

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)

The A's can just suck up the trash in the vortex from a double rotating paceline...

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Carol Wood (not verified)
Shades of Cosmo Kramer

What's not to love about the whole idea? Brilliant, I agree.

However, for some of us, Saturdays are sacred occasions, reserved for long pilgrimages in homage to the gods of suffering. (Translation: I only get to do a long ride once a week, and it's usually Saturday.)

If there's any chance of doing it on a Sunday, my chances of appearing would improve. YMMV.

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John (not verified)
Shades of Cosmo Kramer

Maybe we can paint a wide exclusive bikes only lane while we're at it. ;)

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)

We're obligated to clean 4 times a year. Assuming the DOT & the county have no issues with doing this on Sunday, then I will suggest to our PR director that we alternate.

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"Chainwheel" (not verified)
Oh, the humanity! (nm)
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Hank Schiffman (not verified)
Who was the person who came up with this stroke of genius?

Surely the individual deserves to be praised by all.

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)

Last year's board started the conversation about community activity. I suggested something visible in or around Piermont. Someone suggested adopt-a-highway. This year's board (Stan, Mark) saw it through.

So, you're gonna come out & ride with us?

BTW. FREE ICE CREAM!!!!!

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Jim Reaven (not verified)
Cleanup Gear Needed?

I'm coming to cleanup some highway. I'm guilt-ridden from dropping that cue sheet on the way to Nyack last May. Seriously, any advice on gear such as gloves or long pants or footwear? Or will this be a very gentle sort of cleanup? Normally, I don't wear a pack on a ride but will cleaup thoroughness or safety be compromised without some gear?

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Mark Gelles (not verified)
Clean up

Not to worry-U don't need to bring anything as this is not a heavy duty industrial clean up. Sun block a good idea. See you on the road.....mark

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Yogi (not verified)
Tools?

No need for a road pizza scraper?

Great job guys!

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Tom Laskey (not verified)
There I was

"Heading south on 9W, going over the bridge over Piermont - or wherever that is - and the next thing I know I see the sign that is immortalized on our home page: ""Adopt-A-Highway Program Next 10 Miles - New York Cycle Club."" Goosebumps immediately covered my flesh. But that was just the beginning. Right after that I noticed several spandex-clad bodies scurrying around the brush on the sides of the road, removing trash and restoring the beauty of our little strip of 9W. You folks are the best!!!! I recognized some of you, but hopefully you will all be mentioned by name either on the web site or in the bulletin or both and certainly added to the NYCC Hall of Fame. You did us all proud.

Count me in for next time!"

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Jim Reaven (not verified)
Thank God there is a decimal point

"The two signs, when looked at very closely, say ""NEXT 1.0 MILES."" Othewise, the sixteen of us would have been cleaning all the way though Piermont almost to Nyack! Whew! But the signs are easy to misread and that sure looks good!"

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)
Thanks everybody!

Thanks to all of you who joined the fun.
Good work!

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