A UK Road Trip – Cornwall by Motorcycle

You don’t always need a months long trip in order to have an adventure, to explore new places, and enjoy spectacular scenery. All it really takes to enjoy a “micro-adventure” is an opportunity to get away from behind your desk, the desire to explore, and a lack of cellphone reception! For the end of July, Amy and I were visiting with her family back in the UK, with a few days free we figured it would be nice to get out and see some more of the country. We ended up finding a motorcycle rental company not too far away and emailed to reserve a bike to take out for a few days and take a tour of the southern tip of England in Cornwall. This turned out to be an incredible way to visit the countryside (should there have been any doubt?) particularly during the high tourist season as
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NYC Midnight Motorcycle Run to Ground Zero

Some videos courtesy of the NYC HOG Chapter. “This year, the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, we had well in excess of 1500 motorcycles. The police had to shut down Northern Blvd, we filled all the surrounding streets. This ride is now the largest single motorcycle event in New York City.”
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Bear Mountain, NY Ride

View Larger Map Start over the RFK (Tri-boro) Bridge (toll) bearing right toward Manhattan, to Harlem River Dr. to GW Bridge upper roadway, rt on Palisades, over to 9W when you leave Jersey and are back into NY. Follow 9W to turn for Bear Mountain State Park (a little past Tompkins Cove). Nice winding road to lookout tower at top of mountain. Back down left on 9W to Bear Mountain Bridge (you’re now on 6), right after bridge. After some twisties you get to a traffic circle; take 9 south. Whenever 9 and 9A diverge, stay to the left to avoid town traffic. 9A leads to the Taconic and after a short bit on that you get on the Bronx Pkwy (same as Bronx River Pkwy), a slower but nicer ride to the Bruckner and the RFK over to Queens. I think the whole ride is about 125 mi. Helps
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