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Nothing But Rain for Color in the Catskills

Before we even left Long Island on Friday afternoon, we knew it was going to be rainy on Saturday. The weather forecast called for a 90% chance. The meteorologist was all in. But thankfully, based on the radar it seemed like we’d have clear sunny skies bookending the weekend.

So? We’d have a rainy day ride on Saturday. A little rain never hurt anyone. Or maybe it has and we’ve just been fooling ourselves all this time.

Pit stop at Kaaterskill Falls.

fuzzygalore at kaaterskill falls

Rain, rain, go away.

fuzzygalore at kaaterskill falls

It was hard to believe what a slow trickle the falls was this year.

fuzzygalore at kaaterskill falls

This is what it has looked like in years past:

fuzzygalore kaaterskill falls

We’re not scared of a little drizzle!

fuzzygalore kaaterskill falls

The view from the top of the falls.

Or, more accurately, a view of me at the top of the not-so-fallsy-falls.

fuzzygalore at kaaterskill falls

Even though the weather didn’t cooperate we still had a great time.

A lesson I need to learn over and over and over again: Sometimes you’ve just go to get on with things. If you’re going to sit around waiting for ideal conditions, you’re going to end up disappointed. A lot. Grab your life by the collar, shake it up real good-like and shout, “I will have fun, damn it!”

The Third Largest Garden Gnome… In the World

Why, Yes. It IS a Giant Cauliflower

giant long island cauliflower jamesport

In the realm of giant roadside farm fruits and vegetables there are some oft-seen staples like a giant ear of corn or a strawberry. As my friend Wendy, proprietress of the fabulous Roadside Wonders, said ~ “Yep, you can barely swing a dead cat without hitting a giant apple … but this! This was a wonder to behold!”

Indeed it is, my dear. Indeed it is.

Giant cauliflower?… magnificent. Dare I say? Scrumtrulescent!

If said magnificent cauliflower were to go missing, it did not in any way get strapped down to the rear rack of the Ural and make it’s final resting spot a nest of iridescent unicorn mane hair in my living room. Absolutely not.

The Wayback Machine: 10 New York Blog Posts from the Archive

As a blogger one of the things that I often struggle with is how to call back older content. There comes a time when posts reach the point of no return. They get their sleeping mask out, curl up with a blanket in a dusty corner of the blog and prepare for a loooong nap.

So – this week while some new posts are cooking, I’m going to be calling back some oldies from Memory Lane and the Wayback Machine.

Here are a few “New York” tagged posts that you might have missed the first time around.

Thanks for reading!

  1. Bridging The Gap – July 2007
  2. Welcome Back to the Empire State – July, 2011
  3. A Ride to Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital – November 2010
  4. Long Island: Roadside Giant – Mr. Millennium Snowman – July 2010
  5. Unexplained Sighting on the Road: Your Theories Needed – April 2010
  6. Fruit and Vegetable Art Car: The Best Car in the Whole Universe – April 2009
  7. Back in the Game – March 2009
  8. Sights from the Road: New F’n Yawk Staw – September 2007
  9. To Tell The Truth: Will The Road You Are On Get You To My Place? – July 2008
  10. Ringing in the New Year – Island of Man(hattan) Ride 2011 – January 2011

These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For

Triumph Tiger on Route 116

There are several many people in my life that might argue that I am a weirdness magnet. But, what would that say about them?

Am I really a magnet -or- do you think that just maybe when I am riding my motorcycle I try to be hyper-aware of my surroundings? Strangely enough, I prefer to think that weirdness looks for me. My Gramma used to say that ‘water rises to its own level.’

A few weeks ago, while riding around in Westchester County we passed this charming red building. I think it was once an antique or consignment shop.

Red building in Westchester

Cute, but easily passed by. That is unless something glistens in the sun and catches your eye.

C3PO head in the window

Random. Just the way I like it :)

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