The Ride to Martha Vineyard 2011

Is on!!!

Like father, like son. Must be in the Mossey blood.

Like father, like son. Must be in the Mossey blood.

Leading the attack on MV. This is not Jackson’s first trip out to the island.

Quick pose for the paparazzi

It is his first time getting there on his own steed.

The participants have all gathered

And they’re off! I have a few more pictures here of this afternoon. Look for the complete story from Shelly of the ride in 10 days when they get back.

Gift from Larry

After sending his piggy bank money to Ride with Larry, Jackson received this great jersey!

Jackson is a great bent rider already! He is very honored to receive the jersey and just in time for our car free cycling Martha’s Vineyard trip!

Thanks Larry!


R O A M is Rolling!

Just in case you are not aware the cross America Velomobile trip is about to start!


The classic tour across the United States, a great adventure, a challenge to will and strength – a world premiere of velomobiling. 5000 km, four weeks, fifty riders from Europe and North America.

Velomobiles amass in Portland prior to ‘Roll Over America’ tour
Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 26th, 2011 at 3:05

Portland is being invaded by velomobiles as we speak.

This Thursday, over 50, (nearly) fully-enclosed, pedal-powered machines will launch from Portland on a coast-to-coast tour. Organizers of the Roll Over America (ROAM) say it’s the first cross-country, group velomobile ride ever and it will, “be so unique that its participants will find it virtually impossible to escape public attention.”

Today in NYC – Tribeca Film Festival – Elton John

Had to walk through the promenade because Tribeca Film festival is hosting a free concert tonight! Getting the stage ready for Elton John…

Saw this sign on the ground on the beaten up, battered East Side Bikeway…I guess they fixed the bump. So I took a picture of it… I guess it’s an ad for Ikea?

Thought my cargo set up would look good with all the yellow flowers behind… so I stopped and took a picture. BTW- that’s the east side bikeway just before 23rd street

This is the ultimate Cargo set-up! This set-up is really fast, a streamlined bicycle and streamlined trailer! But you need really smooth roads because of the speed, so I probably won’t use this set-up too much, but man does it fly.

See you on the road!

The Ride to Montauk 2010

I haven’t done a long ride in about 3 years.

The last Montauk century I did started in Babylon. I rode my Goldrush with my bodysock on and did it in 4hr 30 min. Avg Speed 22.2 MPH! I’ve been riding it for years at that pace. Doing the 145 from my door with no real miles except for pulling my son around in the pedicab or on the tandem really changed the ride for me.

Recumbent Tandem is available for the ride to Montauk!

I started from south end av about 5:30am.
1 frozen Camelback hangin from my seat,
1 water bottle
5 pre – opened candy bars

I thought about riding up to the start at Penn Sta. and leaving with a group but  thought it would be much easier to just go over the Brooklyn Bridge so I went up Atlantic ave to Woodhaven blvd .I choose to ride without the sock since I’d be stop and going and riding on really crappy roads! I got to Kennedy Airport in an hour,not a bad pace for city streets! I continued on Conduit av which become rt 27. I took rt27 all the way, strait to Babylon the 45 mi point@8am. Just before the fork at Old Sunrise Hi way /RR av I ran into a group of 4 riders that came from Manhattan!!! I rode with them a little ways and then stopped to put up my sock!! I was able to catch up……

There was a Gotham rider up front keeping 22mph pace , then he decided to have some fun with me and upped it to 25mph I had a great time dueling with them and they really got a kick out of my bent! They pulled over at the train sta and I keep going and was on the official course!

At the station I saw lots of trucks loaded with bikes and people waiting for bikes but no one on the road which caused me to make a wrong turn. I ended up at the Babylon Marina and had to find my way back to the main road.

I took rt 27a for a while through  Mastic/Shirley another 35mi until I met up with riders again and was able to get back on the course. Somewhere in this stretch I developed some leg soreness that got worse as I went. To be specific the worst pain was on the left side of my right calf muscle and real soreness in both quads! I  also developing a rash where the sun don’t shine,,,look-out!!! It got so bad I went from a 21 mph pace to 12mph with a nice tailwind, just sucks!

Was the leg pain  gonna do me in???

It was kinda weird if I pushed hard the quad pain went away ,so I was able to get it back a little to 18-20mph. To deal with the calf pain I had to ride with the peddle more towards the heel , that seem to work ,so I slid my butt forward on the seat and was able to ride again, I little awkward but better than all the pain!
I noticed my Friend Alfredo about half a mile ahead.He really easy to spot for some reason, maybe his backward hat under the helmet. We visited for about 10 min and off I went.


I stopped to pee at some repair stand don’t know where but my first real stop was East Quogue about 90 miles out! I just had to stop, regroup and try to rest my legs that began acting up and that RASH was gonna do me in !

I think it was about 11am. My water lasted and the candy bars kept me going all the this far. I stopped at a deli. I ate macaroni salad and chocolate milk, yahoo!!!! I hung for 30 min , regrouped and off I went!!!  

Riding slow , Pain management

Getting started with aching muscles was not easy I took the ride nice and slow,like I had a choice?

I got to the next official rest area I think it was in Watermill not really sure. Just before I ran into the only other BENT rider . He was on a Catrike ,we introduced ourselves, Adam a 5BBC and MARS member he mentioned MARS. I told him that I was once the President of MARS. 
We both wondered why we were the only bents?
I just don’t know,its puzzling isn’t it. As we spoke I noticed his speech was slurred but didn’t ask about it.He finally told me he was a victim of ATAXIA  – I mentioned that I was a fan of Kyle Brant – the rider that just finished RAAM! We both were really excited! We rode to the rest stop he stopped and I went on. After meeting Adam nothing, rash ,muscle cramps or what ever would keep me from riding strong!  

Great to meet you Adam if you’d like to ride with other bents in the city you have my EM!

The Last Leg…hahaha!

As I left Water Mill Iwas able to keep kind of a good pace , finding lots of groups to ride with. This is just a beautiful stretch on back roads  all along the ocean with very few cars!! Through the Hamptons to my favorite stretch of road from Amagansett to Montauk along rt 27. After decades of doing this ride you know your finally done when you hit the last 10 miles. Its a great view ,you can see the whole 10 miles ahead ,all the way to Hither Hills Campground. I was feeling pretty good when I got here and flew by everyone keeping about 25 mph through the whole stretch….its just grand!  Once past the fork in the road I decided to take the scenic route to the right with the great rolling Hills of Hither! 

I kinda ended my ride at Hither Hills Campground 2:30pm on June 19th 2010.

This was a good idea!

I went over to the ocean bought an Ice Cream ,took a shower and just relaxed ! A great spot to stop ! 

135 miles
9 hours
With Two 30 min  stops
8 hours riding time 
About 18.1 mph
55 years old, Not bad!

Almost There  

I left for the last 5 miles. There are some short steep hills that I basically crawled up but screamed down and was able to do a fairly normal pace into Montauk,,,,,finally. 

My reward 

I bought 2 slices of Pizza with fresh garlic that I had been dreaming about for the last 50mi., went over to the Green where my good friend Dan found me!

 Eating Pizza

I took the 5;30 bus home!
When I got back to Manhattan my legs were so shot that I had to use my GRANNY to get up the hill on 36th st from 3rd ave to  Lexington!

Wish I could get more miles in ………

Why not upgrade your seat?

Recumbent Rentals available for The Ride to Montauk!

You’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel when you arrive in Montauk!
Anyone for The Ride to Martha’s?

Nice Quads! AdBikes NYC / Urban Billboard Media Mobility


Outdoor Mobile Billboards 
New York City
Green Outdoors
Mobile Marketing Eco-Solutions
My QuadraCycle  Adbikes
In the Media!
Rebecca takes a call from Dale Jr.
Listening to  The Boss
Jersey Shore
Kids for Kids
Nice Hats
Kids on the Promenade
Not sure if this is legal?
Metalica Concert
Borough Pres Marty and Jason get the word out!
Gowanus Goes Green
Born to Run
Jersey Shore
Dave and Busters
Times Sq ,NYC 
No place like it!
Thats his car in the background!
Jacks Discount Stores
New Yorkers really love getting Discounts
Oh Behave!
Nautica ,Bryant Park
Lord and Taylor
Look at those Quads!
These Pedicabs are so cool, sometimes when parked people would get in and take pictures  of themselves sitting!
Electric Hybrid Pedicabs
I haven’t even gotten into my AdBike experience yet. These are just some of the campaigns I’ve done.
These Quads really draw an amazing of attention and are a great form of outdoor media!
Stay in shape with Pedal Powered Promotions.
Rubber -Necking Guaranteed
Love riding these machines!
One for Jasmina
Isabel Campaigns for her best friend
I heard the story about Jasmina a local 6 year old stricken with leukemia from a friend that lives in in my building. I wanted to help in some way. I thought it would be a great idea to get the word out with my AdBikes. So here we are Isabel ,her mom ,me and the adriders.We passed out leaflets and danced in the street to the special music that was recorded just for Jasmina! We were thrilled to let all of Harlem know about the drive at the Harlem Children’s Zone.
She finally got a donor but lost her battle on January 27, 2010
Jasmina Anema, 6,  died on Wed, Jan 27, 2010. Jasmina Anema,
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