This site is intended for the exchange of information concerning bicycling to, from and around Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, in Palisades, NY. It exists to further the interests, increase the enjoyment and, if possible, enhance the safety of those who regularly or occasionally bike to Lamont, those who are considering doing so and those who may simply enjoy cycling around the area. Although nominally a bicycle site, its purview extends as well to things observed "by the side of the road." To paraphrase a well-known cyclist, "It's not (just) about the bike."
Disclaimers: (1) Although this site may be linked from L-DEO, it is not affiliated with the Observatory or with Columbia University. (2) Information posted here, whether about road conditions, traffic, equipment or whatever is not guaranteed to be timely or accurate. Bicycling involves risks. Information on this site (or linked from here) may address ways of reducing these risks, but ultimately you must assume all responsibility for your safety and security on the road. Be careful!
Notice (Updated May 2016): L-DEO Bicycle Central is in need of a new webmaster!
You may have noticed, if you are (or were) a regular visitor to this site, that it has has not been updated for a while -- a couple of years, in fact. It is no longer feasible for me to maintain it, and it would be totally great if someone else were to come along and take over. The site is represented on the Lamont Campus Life page as providing cycling information to the Lamont community, and it would be best if that theme were continued. But exactly how this is done is up to the webmeister. The site as it now exists is very much a personal creation, with original photographs, custom google maps, flora 'n' fauna entries and links all chosen or written by yours truly. It is up to the next manager to take charge and repersonalize the site as s(he) sees fit. The page is hosted on Google sites, and there is an associated gmail account, viz., firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the email address the account provides a repository for photographs and a means for creating the custom maps. Inquiries may be directed there. Look forward to hearing from you!