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April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:14:22 PM »

Gentleladies and gentlemen,

It is my esteemed privilege to announce the forthcoming April 2 Tuxedo Road Meet, in honor of the perennial April Fools Day commemoration. This is no joke - there will, in fact, be a road meet in Tuxedo, NY, and it will, in fact, feature attendees wearing tuxedos.

Yes, tuxedos are required. If you don't have one, do your best impression (black suit and bowtie, suit and tie, worst case and you're female and lack a suitable suit (see what I did there?), some other sort of formalwear).

You may view the proposed itinerary at http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/tuxedo.pdf. I welcome anyone who may provide us a more advantageous position for viewing construction of the New NY Bridge.

I will collect RSVPs presently. This is your Save the Date.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 08:51:59 AM »

For the part in Suffern, it sounds like you're telling people to follow US 202 when the two split, but from looking at a map I'm assuming you want people to follow NY 59.  Also, when you say to get back on NJ 17 and take it to the US 202 exit, you say to go north but I think you probably meant to say south.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 09:32:36 AM »

Please be kind when poking around up Stag Hill Rd.  These people endure no end of curiosity seekers who want to know if whatever absurd rumors they've heard are true, and therefore you may get the stink-eye for "sightseeing" up there.  They've been pretty well shit on for years. 
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 12:57:01 PM »

I don't see a reason why I wouldn't be there at this point.  Looks like it's time to go shopping for a fancy dress.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2015, 12:59:37 PM »

Since when are the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus advertising their meetings on here?

Just kidding, as for those of you who do not know about the K of C, their Senior Club known as the Fourth Degree has tuxedo meets as the tux is their official wardrobe.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2015, 01:42:29 PM »

Fine.  But the next meeting can be held at Gunnison Beach, Sandy Hook, NJ.   :biggrin:
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2015, 02:05:15 PM »

Oh yes, the way the Knights of Columbus are with alternative lifestyles.  Yes they would love that a lot as not only is the nude/ clothing optional thing considered an alternate lifestyle as far as conservative christian organizations are concerned, but the fact that most people at Gunnison now are either swingers couples or of same sex relationships on the male side.  True they are well behaved and all, but you know how  some homophobic people are in which some think nudity and sex are the same.

I can see some of the older Fourth Degree clutching their hearts if they went to that beach.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2015, 04:22:06 PM »

Oh yes, the way the Knights of Columbus are with alternative lifestyles.  Yes they would love that a lot as not only is the nude/ clothing optional thing considered an alternate lifestyle as far as conservative christian organizations are concerned, but the fact that most people at Gunnison now are either swingers couples or of same sex relationships on the male side.  True they are well behaved and all, but you know how  some homophobic people are in which some think nudity and sex are the same.

I can see some of the older Fourth Degree clutching their hearts if they went to that beach.

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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2015, 05:03:45 PM »

For the part in Suffern, it sounds like you're telling people to follow US 202 when the two split, but from looking at a map I'm assuming you want people to follow NY 59.  Also, when you say to get back on NJ 17 and take it to the US 202 exit, you say to go north but I think you probably meant to say south.
1) I'm telling people to turn right at the T, which will keep them on 59.
2) Yup, south. I'll fix it.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 05:33:56 PM »

1) I'm telling people to turn right at the T, which will keep them on 59.

Actually, it puts them on a NY 59/US 202 multiplex that ends after one block.  You might want to tell them to bear left at the traffic light to stay on NY 59 rather than US 202.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2015, 07:57:44 PM »

Here's my 2 cents of suggestions:

Signage projects along the Taconic
NJ/NY/PA tripoint (if any of us haven't been there yet)
Old US 9W alignment (forgot where - I believe north of the Palisades in New Jersey)
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2015, 12:46:55 AM »

Here's my 2 cents of suggestions:

Signage projects along the Taconic
NJ/NY/PA tripoint (if any of us haven't been there yet)
Old US 9W alignment (forgot where - I believe north of the Palisades in New Jersey)

Not heading east, so Taconic is out. Tripoint has been on at least two past meets, so I don't see a need - people can visit on their own if desired. Old 9W would be a good add-on in warmer weather, but I have limited daylight as well.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2015, 07:41:38 AM »


Old US 9W alignment (forgot where - I believe north of the Palisades in New Jersey)

It's in and around State Line Lookout in Alpine, New Jersey.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2015, 10:33:21 AM »

If we're on the topic of extra stuff to add, it looks like there's a switchback on NY 17A just west of where we'll be turning east onto it.
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April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2015, 11:27:09 AM »

There is a terrific view of the whole Ramapo Pass and the 87/287/17 interchange that now sits in its midst from the mountaintop Mt. Fuji Steakhouse parking lot in Hillburn.  There should be few enough leaves on April 2 to allow a decent view.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2015, 01:50:25 PM »

If we're on the topic of extra stuff to add, it looks like there's a switchback on NY 17A just west of where we'll be turning east onto it.
Yes there is.  You climb a hill, with a switchback, then climb some more.  At the top, named Mount Peter, the Appalachian Trail crosses 17A.

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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2015, 03:16:53 PM »

There is a terrific view of the whole Ramapo Pass and the 87/287/17 interchange that now sits in its midst from the mountaintop Mt. Fuji Steakhouse parking lot in Hillburn.  There should be few enough leaves on April 2 to allow a decent view.
Nice. I'll add it.
If we're on the topic of extra stuff to add, it looks like there's a switchback on NY 17A just west of where we'll be turning east onto it.
Been there. Not much of a switchback, just a gentle sloping curve. Nothing really of note. (NJ 5, now that's a switchback.)
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2015, 03:34:09 PM »

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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2015, 04:58:46 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2015, 05:20:12 PM »


Quote from: noelbotevera
US 9 - weird freeway here:

Not weird when taken in the context of what it was intended to be...

And much less weird than prior to reconstruction through Peekskill.


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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2015, 09:11:56 PM »

Been there. Not much of a switchback, just a gentle sloping curve. Nothing really of note. (NJ 5, now that's a switchback.)

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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2015, 10:22:58 PM »

Quote from: noelbotevera
US 9 - weird freeway here:

Not weird when taken in the context of what it was intended to be...

Also, while this doesn't show up too well on Google Maps due to them coloring both yellow, the major through route for traffic at the south end of that freeway is not to stay on US 9, but rather to take NY 9A. This segment of 9A, officially known as the Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway, is built to standards typical of older NY Parkways. It has a couple lights, a few unsignalized intersections, some tight curves, narrow lanes, and a nasty hill, but it's a road where one can certainly move much faster than traveling through towns.

What's funky is that trucks are permitted to use it, unlike most NY parkways.
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2015, 11:57:28 PM »


Also, while this doesn't show up too well on Google Maps due to them coloring both yellow, the major through route for traffic at the south end of that freeway is not to stay on US 9, but rather to take NY 9A. This segment of 9A, officially known as the Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway, is built to standards typical of older NY Parkways. It has a couple lights, a few unsignalized intersections, some tight curves, narrow lanes, and a nasty hill, but it's a road where one can certainly move much faster than traveling through towns.

What's funky is that trucks are permitted to use it, unlike most NY parkways.

They can also use the Bear Mountain Parkway, but only during nighttime hours for trucks over 5 tons. Basically, it serves as a Peekskill bypass by continuing the route of US 9. If trucks were allowed full time, you'd likely see US 6 and 202 rerouted into it, with only NY 35 serving downtown.


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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2015, 10:44:55 AM »

Gentleladies and gentlemen,

It is my esteemed privilege to announce the forthcoming April 2 Tuxedo Road Meet, in honor of the perennial April Fools Day commemoration. This is no joke - there will, in fact, be a road meet in Tuxedo, NY, and it will, in fact, feature attendees wearing tuxedos.

Yes, tuxedos are required. If you don't have one, do your best impression (black suit and bowtie, suit and tie, worst case and you're female and lack a suitable suit (see what I did there?), some other sort of formalwear).

You may view the proposed itinerary at http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/tuxedo.pdf. I welcome anyone who may provide us a more advantageous position for viewing construction of the New NY Bridge.

I will collect RSVPs presently. This is your Save the Date.

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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2015, 05:03:09 PM »

Gentleladies and gentlemen,

It is my esteemed privilege to announce the forthcoming April 2 Tuxedo Road Meet, in honor of the perennial April Fools Day commemoration. This is no joke - there will, in fact, be a road meet in Tuxedo, NY, and it will, in fact, feature attendees wearing tuxedos.

Yes, tuxedos are required. If you don't have one, do your best impression (black suit and bowtie, suit and tie, worst case and you're female and lack a suitable suit (see what I did there?), some other sort of formalwear).

You may view the proposed itinerary at http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/tuxedo.pdf. I welcome anyone who may provide us a more advantageous position for viewing construction of the New NY Bridge.

I will collect RSVPs presently. This is your Save the Date.

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You have to get down off the duck first.
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