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The ENY committee is in desperate need of two more volunteers for tomorrow’s route marking EXTRAVAGANZA!

We need a pavement marker for the NYC portion of all the routes. This is easily accomplished by foot as it is only about 3 miles, it is the portion of the route from Sakura Park to the GWB. You only need to mark the turns; about 7 marks.

We need a sign poster for the “green route” or the Piermont Pleasures Route. This might require a car but maybe not. It is the portion of the route from Hardenburgh Ave (mile 13, where we leave the Century route to Dewolf (mile 30, where we rejoin the Century route). You only need to mark the turns and equates to about 25 signs.

We will provide all the signs and paint and whatnot.

Please volunteer for one or both it should only take a few hours at the most and we will be eternally grateful!

please drop me a line at either
[email protected] or [email protected]

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Mordecai Silver (not verified)
Dan Henry

"It's worth mentioning that the cyclist after whom directional pavement markings are named used to be a prominent member of the NYCC.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Henry.

Also http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ha-i.html:

""Dan Henry was a very influential cyclist in the '50s and '60s. He is most famous for the 'Dan Henry Arrow' an arrow painted on the roadway with a stencil or a spray can, as a way of giving directions for organized rides. Many recreational bike clubs use Dan Henry Arrows to mark their recommended routes.

""He also did a lot of pioneering work on suspension designs for bicycles, and deveoped a bicycle seat that was based on an upside-down dropped handlebar with furniture webbing wrapped between the two straight sections.

""He was also known for roller demonstrations where he would perform a strip-tease while riding on the rollers. A very cool guy."""

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Katie (not verified)

do you think he'd be willing to help? :)

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el jefe (not verified)
More on Dan Henry

"From this link:

""Dan Henry. Dan is a veteran cyclist whose organized bicycle touring exploits go back some fifty years. During that time he has (among numerous other accomplishments) designed full suspension bicycles decades before they became popular on mountain bikes; invented the typical route marking (commonly known as Dan Henry Arrows) seen on countless century rides; convinced Clement to produce their first butyl tubed tubular (sew-up) tires; participated in countless tours around the world; and organized events for the New York Cycle Club, the International Bicycle Touring Society and many, many others.""

Dan Henry is a Lifetme Member of the NYCC. He still rides but being in his early 90's, I doubt he wants to spend a day bending over painting his namesake arrows. However, if the Club brought him out to NY, I bet he'd do the ENY ride to Piermont.

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