Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 21:35:51 -0400

Author: Sam Sampere

Subject: Re: Finger Lakes, was icecream

Post:

I'll have to agree with you on that one. Now I just need my Porsche. I
lost count of the number of vintage Porsches I saw while bike around
Watkins Glen. I guess that place is a big vintage car hangout. I wonder
why?

Sam

Duane Warn wrote:

> Sam,
>
> Biking up a hill doesn't sound like fun at my age or great shape.
> Driving it in my Porsche is lots more fun.
>
> Duane
>
> >>> sampere@physics.syr.edu 06/13/02 06:55AM >>>
> Sounds like fun. But you have to bike up to make the ride down
> worthwhile!
>
> Sam
>
> Duane Warn wrote:
>
> > Sam,
> >
> > I guess the thought of dodging cars and trucks all day doesn't sound
> > like a lot of fun for me. A fun bike trip for me is to get a ride up
> to
> > the ski resort and ride the bike down. I would rather smoke the
> breaks
> > than to work up a sweat. It's a narrow road, but no traffic during
> the
> > summer.
> >
> > Duane
> >
> > >>> sampere@physics.syr.edu 06/12/02 01:52PM >>>
> > I don't do golf. And who says that a one hour car trip is too far
> to
> > bike?? Sounds like a great way to spend the day if you ask me. So
> > does a
> > float down the river.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sam
> >
> > Duane Warn wrote:
> >
> > > Sam,
> > >
> > > It looks like you had a fun time. All we have around here are
> > > subdivisions. The cows are all gone.
> > >
> > > If you want to do some biking, there is the green belt along the
> > river
> > > that goes for several miles. One faculty member is doing
> something
> > > about a float down the river. We have several wineries
> > > but there to far to ride a bike. They are from to one hours
> drive
> > > from campus. If golf is your thing, we have lots of courses and
> > they
> > > are usually not to busy. I don't know what they charge, but last
> > time
> > > several people commented on how cheap it was to play.
> > >
> > > Duane
> > >
> > > >>> sampere@physics.syr.edu 06/12/02 11:57AM >>>
> > > Here's a quick report on my weekend excursion with my 8 year old.
> > We
> > > left early Friday evening for
> > > the 2 hour drive to the southwest shore of Seneca Lake, one of the
> > > Finger Lakes. There are a bunch
> > > of them, Cayuga, Skaneatlas, Otisco, Keuka, Canandaigua... They
> > were
> > > dug by glaciers, and are
> > > surrounded by very big hills.
> > >
> > > We set up our tent at the Watkins Glen State Park - it was our
> first
> > > time camping out. He was wired,
> > > I was busy thinking of ways to improve this for the next time. He
> > > wouldn't go to sleep, he was all
> > > excited.
> > >
> > > Got up Saturday, and biked to the race track and watched the
> formula
> > 1
> > > cars go around for a while.
> > > It was all uphill there. We were on a tandem, so I didn't have to
> > wait
> > > for him, I just dragged him
> > > along. Those cars are real cool to watch in person, not so
> exciting
> > on
> > > TV in my opinion. Then we
> > > biked to the gorge and hiked all of that. It was a beautiful
> hike.
> > >
> > > Then we biked to 4 wineries. I sampled wine while he sampled grape
> > > juice and cheese. We bought 6
> > > bottles of wine and 2 kinds of cheese. 2 bottles are now gone, my
> > wife
> > > is really glad we went now!
> > >
> > > Biking back to our campsite took 25 minutes from town, uphill all
> > the
> > > way! (It took about 10 minutes
> > > from the camp to town, downhill so much easier) We rode about 30
> > miles
> > > or so, hiked 2 or 3 miles.
> > > He crashed real hard Saturday night, had to wake him up Sunday.
> We
> > > biked about 20 miles Sunday, then
> > > packed up and left.
> > >
> > > On the way home, we stopped at Tunkhannock Falls, on the southwest
> > > shore of Cayuga Lake. That was
> > > even more impressive than Watkins Glen. We hiked up to the falls,
> > > playing in the stream the whole
> > > way up. The falls are 215' high, and lots of water was coming
> down
> > > because of all the spring rain we
> > > had. Then we drove through Montezuma National Wildlife refuge.
> > Saw
> > > some cool birds, fish, and
> > > turtles.
> > >
> > > We got home Sunday night about 6:30. He was toast, and may still
> be
> > > recovering from this energetic
> > > trip. We had a difficult time waking him Monday morning for
> school
> > > when he typically beats us awake
> > > in the morning. What a blast - had a good time with the kid, lots
> > of
> > > exercise, gorgeous scenery,
> > > lots of nature, and good wine and cheese to enjoy for a while.
> > >
> > > Anybody up for some biking in Boise? Any wineries to tour up
> there?
> > > Or are there just cattle
> > > ranches around there?
> > >
> > > Sam
> > >
> > > Duane Warn wrote:
> > >
> > > > Sam,
> > > >
> > > > So where is this Finger Lakes? All I see around is a lot of
> > > whineries and a puddle on the floor.
> > > >
> > > > Duane
> > > >
> > > > >>> sampere@physics.syr.edu 06/07/02 09:44AM >>>
> > > > Actually, I was planning on using the LN2 for action/reaction a
> la
> > > Hero's engine to
> > > > propel us forward without having to pedal.
> > > >
> > > > It's gorgous through the Finger Lakes -- lots of wineries,
> gorges,
> > > streams, hills,
> > > > etc. Bill, you need to come back for a visit and check out the
> > > Corning Museum of
> > > > Glass.
> > > >
> > > > ;)
> > > >
> > > > Sam
> > > >
> > > > William Beaty wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Sam Sampere wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks for the recipes y'all.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I'm off soon for a weekend of biking and camping throught
> the
> > > Finger Lakes with
> > > > > > my 8 year old.
> > > > >
> > > > > Won't the ten gallons of LN2 be hard to carry?
> > > > >
> > > > > :)
> > > > >
> > > > > Wow, I haven't seen the fingerlakes since childhood. I grew
> up
> > in
> > > Elmira.
> > > > >
> > > > > (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) )
> > > )))))))))))))))))))
> > > > > William J. Beaty SCIENCE HOBBYIST
> > > website
> > > > > billb@eskimo.com http://amasci.com
> > > > > EE/programmer/sci-exhibits science projects, tesla, weird
> > > science
> > > > > Seattle, WA 206-789-0775 sciclub-list freenrg-L vortex-L
> > > webhead-L

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