The weather was bright and sunny, though the thermometer read 23 degrees. A bit brisk, to say the least.
A closer look (below) and you can see some smaller bits of ice on the river. All in all, a great day for a motorcycle ride.
Not too many other bikes on the road… at least not until we got down to the river. (And yes, I’m following in the ‘support’ vehicle, with warm clothes and dry towels.)
On one end of town, other motorcycles were gathering…
(photo by Dana BatGirl Carroll)
…while down at the river the crowd enjoyed all sorts of entertainment.
I didn’t catch the name of the band, and I hope the drummer, sporting only a pair of swim trunks, didn’t catch a cold, but I suspect he was just acclimating himself for an upcoming dunk. The four-footed audience, though, didn’t seem to mind the cold.
Plenty of emergency vehicles on hand, though no emergencies arose.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… are they native to the Hudson?
And then it was Plunge time! Unfortunately I can’t seem to upload my own video (0r embed this one on Youtube) but someone else had a better angle and caught the excitement of the main event.
I like the guy at the end, with the souvenier block of river ice.
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