As you motor along through life – each turn, each second that ticks by shapes what will come next. I am of the belief that every step, every decision, every left or right brings you to where you are supposed to be.
While enjoying our extra day off on Monday, Kenny and I rode through the town on Sag Harbor on our way to Montauk. For some unknown reason, I took a different route out of town than I normally use.
I can only imagine it was the magnetic pull of these giant legs made by artist Larry Rivers. I guess we were supposed to see them 🙂
“Of course you found a pair of big legs.”
What is it about boarding a ferry on your bike that makes you feel like you’re going somewhere even when that somewhere is less than a mile away?
On the eastern end of Long Island, to get from one fork to the other you can hop the ferry in either Greenport or Sag Harbor and use lovely Shelter Island as your cut through.
Of course while you’re there, it would be a shame to miss out on riding around the island’s quiet lanes.
I’ve heard it said that Shelter Island has a New England-y feel to it. It’s hard for me to tell because I have been there enough times for it to only feel like Shelter Island. I guess you’ll just have to go and decide for yourself.
Even though the ride on both boats is all of 5 minutes, you still get the sensation that you’re heading off on an adventure.
Perception is everything.
The village of Sag Harbor on Long Island’s south shore is a popular destination for motorcycle riders to pass through. With it’s quaint main street America feel and windmill chamber of commerce, Sag Harbor has an interesting mix of upscale restaurants, a beautiful vintage cinema and a fabulous five and dime variety store.
What Sag Harbor also has often goes unseen by many who aren’t looking for it. Many visitors to the town pass atop the Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge without knowing that the bridge has a “not-so” secret below it’s deck. Underneath the bridge is a touching graffiti mural tribute to 19 year old Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter who was killed in the line of duty while in Iraq.
“In memory of Jordan Haerter”
“I have a duty to stand with those who stand for me”
“I lay my shield down to honor and salute a true American hero, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for God and his country.”
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