Tag: Long Island

Ride to Eat: Tuesday Night Supper Club – Burgerology

Ride to Eat: Tuesday Night Supper Club – Burgerology

Burgerology – My Favorite Degree!

On Tuesday nights, I try to meet up with friends to get out and get some air on the bikes. This usually involves a little riding, a little eating, lots of laughing and shit-talking. Burgerology in Huntington was a perfect fit.

yamaha fz07 in huntington new york

Here on Long Island, we have tons of places that now offer outside dining. It’s unfortunate that it took a pandemic to push us in this direction, but I’m happy we’re here. We’ve been sorely lacking a thriving outdoor cafe culture for far too long.

Burgerology now offers sidewalk seating!

burgerology huntington new york

Now, I’m not usually one for posting food photos (donuts don’t count) but this mac & cheese bacon burger on a pretzel bun with truffle fries was really good and I thought you should know about it πŸ™‚

burgerology mac and cheese burger huntington new york

The burger was so good in fact, that when I spotted it on the menu and said so out loud, someone immediately copied me and ordered the same thing.

As is my right by the ancient laws of restaurant dining, I made sure to tell the waiter that I saw it first and that I was indeed being copied. The waiter, caring deeply with every fiber in his soul, looked at me sympathetically. Or, it might have been the look of who gives a shit? It was dark out.

baby yoda mural in huntington new york

As if the Mac & Cheese burger weren’t enough of a reason to hit this place up ~ on the back-side of the Burgerology building, there is a knockout mural painted by Andaluz the Artist, featuring Baby Yoda holding a cheeseburger. Does it get any better than this?

Amazing food, great artwork and a ride on your motorcycle? A win all the way around!

baby yoda burgerology yamaha fz07 in huntington

Not only did my order get copied, but this guy cockblocked my photo opportunity! Man, with friends like this… πŸ˜€

I’ve Been Training for This My Whole Life!

I’ve Been Training for This My Whole Life!

In many ways, I’ve always viewed motorcycling as something that is done alone, together. Or just alone. Either way, it has always been an activity in which I exist inside my own little bubble for even when in the company of other riders.

Yamaha FZ07 in Port Jefferson, New York - Long Island

Perhaps that’s why the idea of social distancing hasn’t entirely cramped my ability to get outside and do stuff. I can still ride around and look at things, maybe snaps some pics the way that I normally would.

The nature of my movements has generally been socially distant for many years now. I don’t like people in my personal space, or having them touch me, I don’t like crowds, and I feel best with a helmet on. It isn’t hard for me to keep people 6-feet away at all. Finally, my years of training with social anxiety pay off! πŸ˜€

While I do get out on day rides, I’m not really interested in traveling and staying in hotels and whatnot, right now. So, that is a little bit of a change for me this year. I don’t foresee wanting to head off on a rideabout this fall or getting on a plane to ride somewhere else. While I’m not happy with the world’s circumstances in general, I’m happy with my choice.

Luckily, I did squeeze in a trip to California to ride around and do SoCal Supermoto School riiiiiight before the pandemic broke loose. That was a great trip. I’m grateful to at least have gotten a little bit of a travel-fix.

While the world is seemingly imploding, I’m still able to find happiness and enjoyment when I’m riding my motorcycle.

Motorcycles – they’re good for you.

How’s things goin’ with you?

Incredible Pokemon Mural – Huntington, New York

Incredible Pokemon Mural – Huntington, New York

Pokemon mural in huntington new york by Andaluz the artist

Where on Long Island is the Pokemon Wall?

You can find the Pokemon Wall painted by Andaluz the Artist in the town of Huntington at: 231 Broadway, Huntington, NY 11743

On Wednesday night, the weather was absolutely perfect for riding. I met up with Brian and we rode our fraternal twinsie FZ07’s out to the town of Huntington, here on Long Island. I wanted to finally see the Pokemon wall mural that is painted on the side of a building in the Greenlawn area.

A pair of Yamaha FZ07s in front of the Pokemon Mural in Huntington, New York

Unfortunately, we didn’t make it before the sun went down so we weren’t able to see everything in its vibrant, full-color glory. It was also a challenge to snap photos of the whole piece in the dark with the floodlight on the side of the building shining so brightly.

But, making lemonade out of lemons ~ the dark of night provided its own sense of drama.

And now that I know where the Pokemon wall mural is, swinging by in the daylight will be easy-peasy. I’m definitely going to do that!

Yamaha FZ07s and Pokemon Mural

The mural is so packed with characters to look at! It provided a wonderfully dramatic photo backdrop for our wee FZs.

The Pokemon Wall

The wall mural was painted in 2016 at the height of the Pokemon Go craze by local artist Andaluz the Artist. You can see his work all over the island, and especially around the town of Huntington.

Yamaha FZ07 at Pokemon Mural in Huntington

Pretty cool, right?!

I think this piece is definitely one of Long Island’s great roadside attractions.

Want to See the Pokemon Mural For Yourself?

Andaluz the Artist
#pokemonwall
231 Broadway, Huntington, NY 11743
Google Maps

NEW: Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island (2019)

NEW: Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island (2019)

There’s a new yarn-bombed tree on Long Island!

The gorgeous crochet-covered tree is on the grounds of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. It joins several other yarn-bombed trees on the campus.

While I encourage supporting the museum, it is visible without entering.

The prettiest Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island

Between the pattern, the coverage, and the vibrancy of the colors, this tree is a real showstopper!

Vibrant colors of a Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island

“We’re very excited to announce that artist Carol Hummel, designer of the crocheted trees is returning to the museum this year to freshen up some of the existing trees and create a whole new design for an additional tree!”

The Long Island Museum
Closeup of a Yarn-Bombed Tree on Long Island
Beautiful colors of the crochet work on the yarnbombed tree
Selfie with a yarn-bombed tree
Taking a page from Kathy’s book!

Visiting the Prettiest Tree on Long Island

The Crocheted Tree Project
The Long Island Museum
1200 New York 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Long Island Roadside Attractions

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If you’re looking for things to do on Long Island or Long Island’s Instagram-worthy spots – look no further: Long Island Roadside Attractions

Motorcycle Blogger or Long Island Motorcycle Blogger?

Motorcycle Blogger or Long Island Motorcycle Blogger?

Long Island Motorcycle Farm Land
Greetings from Long Island

Am I a motorcycle blogger? Or a Long Island motorcycle blogger?

Is there a difference?


It may come as a surprise to people who don’t know me personally, but I can easily fall down the rabbit hole of data analysis. You’re looking at one of those nerdy weirdos who gets excited by it. Data is like a puzzle and that is candy for my brain.

You’re probably thinking, Okaaaay, and?

Well, recently I’ve taken a closer look at who actually reads this blog. What I uncovered surprised me.

Who reads this motorcycle blog?

Gender

  • Male: 80%
  • Female: 20%

Location

  • United States: 80%
  • New York: 20%

Age

  • 25-34: 18%
  • 35-44: 17%
  • 45-54: 26%
  • 55-64: 27%
  • 65+ : 12%

So, are you a man 45 or older who lives in the New York Metro area?

New York Readership Concentration

Analytics – What surprised me

For starters, I wrongly assumed that more women would be interested in this blog. But if you factor in that only 19% of ridership in the United States is made up of women, maybe the gender split makes sense.

There has never been any evidence for me to support the notion of more women readers. I just made the assumption that people gravitate to others who are similar to themselves.

Maybe the similarity, in this case, is just being a rider.

I can get behind that.

“The study found that among all age groups, women make up 19 percent of motorcycle owners, compared with less than 10 percent less than a decade ago.”

USA Today

Welcome to New York

New York Sign - KTM 690 Enduro
Welcome to New York

When it comes to the location information, I am not at all surprised that most of my blog readers are in the United States.

And since I live in New York and do a lot of riding here, it does stand to reason that the state of New York has a large readership. They’re likely to see familiar sights or names of places.

When I ask myself, do I mention New York a lot? I don’t think I do. So, what lands New York blog readers here in such a high percentage? Is Google more apt to deliver localized results overall?

The state of New York has nearly triple the percentage of readers when compared to the next most popular state.


Long Island Motorcycle Blogger?

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Taking the location information down to the next level, as you can see on the map above, there is a high concentration of activity around New York City and Long Island.

Does this mean that the things I write about are more Long Island-centric than anywhere else?

Are the Long Island readers people who know me personally? Or friends of friends?

WHO ARE YOU?! Say ‘hi,’ why don’t ya!

Long Island’s Best Motorcycle Blogger?

Am I somehow failing a “hometown” audience that I didn’t know I had?

Should I set my sights on becoming Long Island Best Motorcycle Blogger?

Because that would be a crown I wouldn’t mind wearing. It probably feels incredible to be that best at something.

Who is Long Island’s Best Motorcycle Blogger?

Why, Girlie Motorcycle Blog @ Fuzzygalore.com, of course!

Who is Long Island’s Best Motorcycle Blogger?

Why, Girlie Motorcycle Blog @ Fuzzygalore.com, of course!

What is the Best Long Island Motorcycle Blog?

Well, that would have to be Girlie Motorcycle Blog, my good man!

I don’t know about you, but I like it!

Motorcycle Blogger or Long Island Motorcycle Blogger?

long island motorcycle blogger FYYFF helmet sticker
FYYFF – The New York Greeting

So here I am, back to where I started: wondering what type of blogger I am and who the content speaks to.

Is my topical breadth general enough to just be a motorcycle blogger who appeals to people everywhere?

Or am I more Long Island-centric?

Or should I be more Long Island-focused?

Comments, anyone?

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