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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2015, 06:40:13 PM »

When does Lake Welch Parkway open?  I'm thinking of clinching it on the way over, but I can't find anything more precise than "closed winters".
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2015, 09:43:06 PM »

When does Lake Welch Parkway open?  I'm thinking of clinching it on the way over, but I can't find anything more precise than "closed winters".
Probably depends on the winter. If it's as warm as they predict, you should have your chance.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2015, 09:14:51 AM »

When does Lake Welch Parkway open?  I'm thinking of clinching it on the way over, but I can't find anything more precise than "closed winters".
Probably depends on the winter. If it's as warm as they predict, you should have your chance.

Why do they close it during the winter, anyway?  Does it get frozen or something?

Also, I need to clinch that as well.  It's one of the three parkways in the tristate area that I haven't been on yet, down from four now that I got the Sunken Meadow at the meet a week and a half ago.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2015, 10:09:07 AM »

So they don't have to plow it. It serves only intra-park traffic. And usually the "winter" dates are Dec. 1-Apr. 15 or something like that.


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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2015, 01:00:01 PM »

There's a sign posted at the end by Seven Lakes Dr, though it's really difficult to read: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2134195,-74.1224002,3a,15.3y,118.79h,83.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8V8AFqy4JHCSad5vulH-Qg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Arden Valley Rd appears to have been closed when street view drove by... would that have been for construction or something, or is that road seasonal too?
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2015, 08:16:42 PM »

There's a sign posted at the end by Seven Lakes Dr, though it's really difficult to read: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2134195,-74.1224002,3a,15.3y,118.79h,83.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8V8AFqy4JHCSad5vulH-Qg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Arden Valley Rd appears to have been closed when street view drove by... would that have been for construction or something, or is that road seasonal too?

There you go, Dec. 1-Apr. 1. New York has a lot of seasonal roads that, while not officially closed, are exempt from receiving maintenance (read: plowing) during winter months. Arden Valley Road is another of the Harriman parkways, so I'm sure it's in the same category; another is Sunken Mine Road through Fahnestock State Park.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2015, 01:09:55 PM »

Good to know that it really does say Apr. 1.  Looks like I'll be scraping through by one day.  Hopefully conditions will be decent; this is a great chance to fill in some clinching holes.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2016, 12:47:40 AM »

The event page is now official. You can RSVP here if you don't have Facebook - or just show up! The meet "restaurant" is open air, so no reservations needed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/491842021023537/
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2016, 04:07:36 PM »

Tempting...I bet I can do a double whammy within one week (shortly after this, the Central PA meet).
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2016, 10:01:18 PM »

The meet proper begins at 11:30, but there's a pre-meet at 10:00 in Nyack. Maybe it will cross the Tappan Zee and even pay cash one last time. Only one way to find out!
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2016, 10:59:50 PM »

Maybe it will cross the Tappan Zee and slow down to pass through an E-ZPass lane at the toll booth one last time.

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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2016, 12:52:55 PM »

According to Google Maps, Take a Break doesn't open until noon.  Yelp says it's closed weekends (the two don't agree on the weekday hours either, so it's possible they're both wrong).
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2016, 01:28:48 PM »

Hmm, it's hard. Nyack/Tuxedo is about four hours from here, and my dad hates long drives....I'm uncertain if I can attend, but I can try.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2016, 06:10:12 PM »

According to Google Maps, Take a Break doesn't open until noon.  Yelp says it's closed weekends (the two don't agree on the weekday hours either, so it's possible they're both wrong).
I called them. They do in fact open at noon, but I don't mind calling the meet for 11:30. It's informal, so by the time they open we can all grab lunch and we'll be OK. Rather than call the meet for noon and end up with people showing up at 12:45. TBH half the time we stand outside for a half hour beyond the meet time anyway.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2016, 06:54:53 PM »

Just drove through Tuxedo on old NY-17 today on the way to Middletown. I wouldn't expect any of the parkways to be closed, no snow to worry about.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2016, 07:32:17 PM »

Lazy/forgetful one-week reminder! I've already heard from a lot of people. 10:00 at Memorial Park in Nyack, likely with a trip across the Zee for views from the Tarrytown side, then back to Tuxedo in the 11:30ish range for a 12:00 formal luncheon. No need to RSVP, but hope to see y'all there!
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2016, 08:28:21 PM »

Have fun guys, looking forward to the pics! :nod: The see some of you guys at my meet the next weekend! :bigass:
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2016, 08:53:07 PM »

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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2016, 08:57:57 AM »

Right now, it's looking like it's going to rain on our parade tomorrow.  That sucks.  It seems to happen quite a bit on the days of meets, doesn't it?
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2016, 11:46:12 AM »

Right now, it's looking like it's going to rain on our parade tomorrow.  That sucks.  It seems to happen quite a bit on the days of meets, doesn't it?

Might not be a coincidence, with something happening with the weather during the work week that sets up rain on weekends. I remember one summer many years ago where the sunny days were only during the work week, and every weekend was a rainout.

(I'm not going to this meet, just a possibly uninformed comment on weekend weather patterns.)
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2016, 12:38:43 PM »

Weather Underground has it as a small chance.  At least the temperatures are now 10 degrees warmer than the earlier forecasts were calling for.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2016, 02:25:52 PM »

I remember one summer many years ago where the sunny days were only during the work week, and every weekend was a rainout.
Sounds like the Summer of 1986 (or 1987) in eastern Massachusetts.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2016, 02:35:05 PM »

I remember one summer many years ago where the sunny days were only during the work week, and every weekend was a rainout.
Sounds like the Summer of 1986 (or 1987) in eastern Massachusetts.

I remember a summer around 2009 or 2010 that was similar.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2016, 04:14:08 PM »


I remember one summer many years ago where the sunny days were only during the work week, and every weekend was a rainout.
Sounds like the Summer of 1986 (or 1987) in eastern Massachusetts.

I remember a summer around 2009 or 2010 that was similar.

I remember one here a little earlier in the 2000s.  People got all irate like they do.
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Re: April Fools Tuxedo Meet
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2016, 11:49:13 PM »

My reaction to the possibility that it might rain a little is *shrug*. They're not predicting downpours and we're not planning on doing any crazy amount of outdoor hiking.

I'll bring an umbrella and be fine.
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