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Watermelon Seeds&Summer is Here.

Cape May is a peninsula and island (divided by a narrow channel); the southern tip of the island is the southernmost point of the state of New Jersey,United States. It runs southwards from the New Jersey mainland, separating Delaware Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The cape is named for Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, a Dutch explorer who was working for the Dutch East India Company.
The city of Cape May is located on the island (south of the peninsula) and home of the oldest seaside resort in America, with historical roots dating back to the 18th century. The entire city was designated as a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976, and many of the buildings throughout the town are original Victorian structures that have been maintained in pristine condition.
This past weekend I went to Cape May to visit friends that are moving away ! They’re in the Coast Guard and moving to Puerto Rico… so a last hurrah we had. Among going to bars, delicious breakfast places (Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple Cinnamon Butter!! Side of Bacon of course) and watching Harry Potter… we went to the cute little town of Cape May and did some off base (aka coast guard base where they live) shopping and ice cream eating. I love little sea side towns like Cape May because I’m a beach bum and the colors of summer are so beautiful (I also favor Fall). Not to mention its a different pace, laid back, warm, breezy, sweet.
We had  orange creamsicle twist cones (Sadly I did not take a picture) and bought matching rings…
“Well behaved women rarely make history.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Fitting for both of us, I believe, because of where we came from and our life styles of moving to your own beat.. no matter what other people think *cough* JUDGE *cough* we are very much rogue individuals. Or at least I’d like to think so…. (= Anyway I got to go on base,see the town and spend time with some really lovely people over really tasty food. For your enjoyment (and edu-ma-cay-shun) a closing picture of women who behaved badly.
                                            ** Cheers ! **

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Today I rode my bike about… 6 miles? I had to go to my motorcycle class at a nearby driving school, tomorrow I take a road test to get my Ny license… so nervous! Keep you posted on how it turns out. !
My route.. (click to enlarge) roughly 1.6 miles but I traveled it back and forth a few times today. I started around point A and the school ( is #1
When riding under the subway tracks…. beware of pigeons.
Word to the wise.. get a U lock !
… watch out for cabs…. and don’t take pictures on your phone while riding either.. (guilty as charged)
.. 6 miles and 3 showers for the day later.. it folds into a nice little package for hiking up a flight of stairs with.. also as it turns out 5th gear works best on this one.

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Bicycle Talk

I recently bought a Citizens Bike off of their website… it came in a 42 lb. large box which I promptly picked up from our neighbor (A Liquor Store) and dragged it up one flight of carpeted stairs to my doorway. Upon opening everything was in place, and you know what? So far so good. Its a foldable bike and I was a bit concerned, pre-occupied with imagining it collapsing on me while riding across a Manhattan bridge or something of the sort, lets hope not.

Cheers ! <3

Details and specifications

Folding Unfolds and ready to ride in seconds. No tools required. Folds up quickly for easy storage or travel.
Assembly Your Citizen Bike arrives 95% assembled. Follow the instructions and you’re ready to ride.
Frame 20″ steel folding frame
Front fork 20″ steel
Handlebar Alloy with soft Kraton rubber grips.
Stem Alloy, height-adjustable, folding stem with quick release. No tools required.
Seat post Alloy, adjustable in seconds with quick release. No tools required.
Saddle Its not for a horse.
Crank & chainwheel 165mm alloy crank arms with 48T alloy chainwheel with double sided chain protector
Pedals Foldable plastic with reflectors
Hub Steel CP
Rim 20″ double wall alloy rims. The 20″ wheels allow for precise and stable handling.
Tire Kenda 20″ x 1.75″ (Black or Gray depending on color profile)
Inner tube 2 included and installed. Shipped inflated.
Derailleur shimano 6-speed index gear system with RevoShift grip shifter
Rack and Fenders Steel fenders included. Carrier rack optional.
Kickstand Installed middle kickstand
Brakes Alloy V-brakes with colored housing
Weight Approximately 14.5 kg with all options (32 lbs)
Folded size 34 x 22 x 16 inches
Suggested rider height Suggested for adults and teens (5ft to 6ft)
Max rider weight Supports riders up to 220 lbs.
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