Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: New York NY
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NYC Road Dashes
Looking for Company on some runs from now into the Fall. Old Mine RD in the Delaware Water Gap area is one drive listed as a good run. NY 97 to HawKs Nest is another nice looking run. Get an early start and enjoy a day of driving. Anyone care to take their Smart out for a ride shout out.
Today I drove 73 miles North up the Taconic State Parkway to Sylvan Lake exit. Then 15 miles of nice winding roads passing through Paterson NY. A Grey AC Cobra, a Black Tesla and a Grey Dodge Hellcat driving in the opposite direction all gave The Harlem Edition a big thumbs up, it made me smile. Just past Patterson picked up I 84 to I 684 50 miles South and down the Hutchinson River Parkway back to Yonkers NY Cross County Parkway. Cross County across to the Henry Hudson 15 miles and Under the George Washington Bridge coasted back into Harlem NY. Really Nice Drive
Drive Highlight; I had just opened a bag of Wise Onion Garlic Potato Chips with my bottle of Gatorade Zero in my lap, when a Blue Mini Cooper Drop Top with racing stripes and Chrome seat roll bars run up on me just before the Taconic goes from three lanes to two. There were three in the car and we gave each other thumbs up running about 70 mph. The Mini drove away from me with power. I managed to keep the shinny chrome roll bars just in sight as I finished my chips and took a big swig of Gatorade. I put the top on tight and dropped the Gatorade in the passenger side foot well. Wiped the grease off my fingers, on my pants legs of course. Then I ran that Mini Cooper down, catching them at a real winding stretch He saw me too late. He was still in the fast lane. I dipped into forth and went By at 85 just as a 50 mph corner caution sign showed up, A touch of brake, dip to 3rd through the up hill corner, signal to the fast lane over the incline, back to 4th the road is down hill now, three nice corners later, back in 5th just starting to see the Chrome Roll bars in the rear view mirror, but now about six cars separated us. With My Smart running on rails and the Mini with the top down and the 2 extra grown people weight inside, and traffic to weave through, it would take a great effort to run me down and they never did. At the I 84 exchange I kept straight and slowed down to 65 as I fished the Gatorade bottle from the floor. I coasted about 2 miles with no sight of them I assumed I 84 was the Mini's exit. I exited shortly after at Sylvan Lake. Smiling
Gonna Run to Hawks Nest tomorrow I hope.