Sept 30 2009 — Today The New York State DEC handed down a landmark draft supplemental environmental impact statement that determines under what conditions gas drilling can proceed in NYS. This ruling will have a monumental impact on every one of us and our region.
Titled: “Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program - Well Permit Issuance for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing to Develop the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs”
I have had a couple inquiries from new bikeski email list subscribers and potential subscribers … “how do things work” in this group?
Basically it is my (and my spouse Raylene’s) group. We lead outings from our home near Hammond Hill State Forest 3x per week (2 bikes and 1 hike in the summer … xc-ski and snow shoe in the winter ) and I announce the times on the bikeski email list. We hope that you will rsvp a little in advance (just reply to any email) if you are coming; that just gives us an idea how big the group is that day and if we need to wait for stragglers (we start pretty much on time). BUT; if you are not sure and want to be spontaneous … it IS ok to just show up! Of course if you are late, we won’t know to wait for you :-)
We usually hike/bike/ski for about 2 hours.
There are lots of subscribers on the email list, so I try to provide other useful information about some of the other groups in town. You will see mention our friend Marilyn’s hikes, Brenda’s women’s mt bike rides and Cayuga Trails Club hikes and kayaking and trail work at Shindagin or Hammond Hill and etc etc … ( if you have something outdoorsy to announce send it to me! )
Come join us! The group size usually is between 2 to 8 people total and an occasional dog on hike days :-)
NY TIMES Sept 01 2009 — “After looking at racers’ blood work, he determined that some of the ultramarathoners were supplying their own physiological stress, in tablet form. Those runners who’d popped over-the-counter ibuprofen pills before and during the race displayed significantly more inflammation and other markers of high immune system response afterward than the runners who hadn’t taken anti-inflammatories. The ibuprofen users also showed signs of mild kidney impairment and, both before and after the race, of low-level endotoxemia, a condition in which bacteria leak from the colon into the bloodstream.”