Holiday Ride

Happy Holidays Everybody!

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The weather’s been a bit too chilly for anything more than an occasional ride to and from work lately.

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Got some really great gifts from Jillian this Christmas! Below is the result of one of those awesome gifts. It’s a heat proof rubber mold you drop in the skillet, add two eggs and get this great sunny side up skull.

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She got me a few t-shirts like the one I’m wearing below and in my hand is a luggage rack for the bike. Nice! Thanks babe!

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We ate some delicious meals throughout the holidays.

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We had my mom and her friend Peter over for a delicious prime rib roast for Christmas!

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And then finally, a day off from the cold and a ride out to Fort Totten.

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Fort Totten is a former United States Army installation in the New York City borough of Queens.

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Jillian waited by the bike while I slithered through an opening in the fence to have a look around at part of the old fort.

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This area I was checking out consists of some old cement buildings. I am not sure what they were for. On the other side of these buildings is the old battery built during the Civil War. That area will have to wait for another day.

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Meanwhile there were plenty of nooks and crannies to check out here.

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Various old dark hallways and rooms ran below these cement structures.

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I walked around quickly because the place seemed to be a very secure location and Jillian was waiting.

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We rode around the premises of Fort Totten for a while.

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Much of it is occupied by the NYC Fire Department but many of the buildings seem abandoned.

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A few of the buildings are beyond repair, but others look like they will be repurposed in the near future. The former Bachelors Officers Quarters for instance will become the new Center for the Women of New York.

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The exterior of this building below had YMCA carved above the entrance.

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Fort Totten is at the very edge of Queens. Across the body of water beyond Jillian is Long Island.

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On the way home we went to have another look at 5Pointz. You can see someone went over the white wash with a huge spray of ART MURDERER.

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The few pieces across the street from 5Pointz still look great.

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Jillian took a few of these shots. Thanks babe!

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Always grateful for a warm winter day!

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Happy New Year Everybody!

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