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any one going ?? nyc oct. 7 th
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Here is a link to their website:

http://www.concretecanyon.com/

From their site:

Saturday's Canyon Run
Once again the Port Authority Police, and the New York City Police Department's Highway Patrol Unit will be providing our "Canyon Riders" with a full motor escort along the route which will take us over, under, around, and through the "Concrete Canyons" of New York City. The Crew has been working on the route since last year and promises a scenic ride. Make sure your co-rider has a camera.

Saturday Nite Rock The Inn

The Crew likes to party after a putt and those staying at the Inn are invited. Music, food, door prizes, food, raffles, food... well we also like to eat, we're Southern Cruisers <wink>.


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No good on my end...must work...sucks!
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I will be there..staying overnight for 2 nights.
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Here is a link to their website:

http://www.concretecanyon.com/

From their site:

Saturday's Canyon Run
Once again the Port Authority Police, and the New York City Police Department's Highway Patrol Unit will be providing our "Canyon Riders" with a full motor escort along the route which will take us over, under, around, and through the "Concrete Canyons" of New York City. The Crew has been working on the route since last year and promises a scenic ride. Make sure your co-rider has a camera.

Saturday Nite Rock The Inn

The Crew likes to party after a putt and those staying at the Inn are invited. Music, food, door prizes, food, raffles, food... well we also like to eat, we're Southern Cruisers <wink>.


I've attached a flyer for those interested.
Thanks Lenny for bringing this up, and Rob for posting the CCR (Concrete Canyon Run) web site. What a fun time, 46 miles of slow and fast riding with about 500 others, all about Manhattan. A stop at "ground zero", sections of East River Drive and West Side Highway, closed to all traffic except the bikers, and China Town, etc. A taste of various sections of the city, all lined with Saturday walkers, watching the group go by. It started at Noon in Weehawken NJ. and ended around 4:30 at a Bar on 1st Ave.
A great job by the NYCPD Motorcycle Division in blocking off all the side streets and then leap frogging the group to block some more. Never ran so many red lights, as we did today.

We had at least 5 LT's, with 3 or more being from this site. My first time riding the LT in NYC, in that I only live 128 miles from there.

Watch for another NYC "C C R" next year.

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That has got to be a great ride, and I'm going to put it on my schedule for next year.

I'm curious what the downside of this escored ride through Manhattan is like, if any -- as in: is it difficult, nerve-wracking, tense, dodging pedestrians, etc.? I understand you are on closed streets, etc., but is the pace reasonable? I'm not one who worries about keeping up with others. If the speed is typical surface streets, that's cool. Just looking for some observations on how it works.

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It really did sound like a great ride. Now I'm sorry I missed it.

I'm a little put off by these large group rides. I went on one last year run by the local ABATE group. The Road Captains on the large HOGS would stop traffic, do 90 to the next intersection and then block traffic for the group. Just made me very nervous. With NYPD involvment, should be safer.

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Thumbs up 2007 NYC "CCR" is Oct 6, 2007

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That has got to be a great ride, and I'm going to put it on my schedule for next year.

I'm curious what the downside of this escored ride through Manhattan is like, if any -- as in: is it difficult, nerve-wracking, tense, dodging pedestrians, etc.? I understand you are on closed streets, etc., but is the pace reasonable? I'm not one who worries about keeping up with others. If the speed is typical surface streets, that's cool. Just looking for some observations on how it works.
No real downside to the run. The pace is mostly slow, from waiting, to inching along, then spurting ahead. I was near the rear so I can only guess what the lead bikes were up against. It is mostly a 1st gear event when on the side streets of Manhattan. As a LT rider, you know we have to work at riding at 3-5 mph. A lot of clutch slipping, stop and go, etc. To add to the slow riding fun is the feature of Manhattan street surfaces that are not nice flat surfaces. Years of utility work results in uneven surfaces, just when you go to put your foot down during a stop.

We rode nose to tail, side by side, or single file in some tight areas. Max speed was about 30 mph. Plenty of opportunities to look around at the one of a kind city surroundings.

The experience of riding thru the Lincoln Tunnel, with random cycles that sported open pipes, was just like being next to a jet engine in full afterburner. Even with earplugs, I wanted to put my hands over my ears.

The www.concretecanyon.com web site just posted the 10/06/07 date, so you can plan ahead. Check their site, they plan to post some pictures of this years event.

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Concrete Canyon Run 2007 Canceled

The organizers plan to do a NYC CCR V in 2008. See their web site for details. www.concretecanyon.com.

I'll miss the fun ride through Manhattan.

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