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Urban Dictionary for Orthodox Jews and Monsey outdoors news

Posted by Frum Hiker on March 28, 2008

I have created with the help of a big fan of Frum Satire my other much more popular blog a site called Frum Slang which is in WIKI form and is intended to be a fully functioning urban dictionary for the frum community(yes it will be mildly offensive) but already it is becoming very funny and a pleasure to see which tersm people have added.

In other news I have been living in Monsey NY for almost a month and I think I am having way too much fun for someone in Monsey. Most people wondered if someone like me could handle such a community and you know what- I haven;’t noticed because I have been riding and hiking more then I have ever been able to do in Albany. While its not as good as being an hour from the Adirondacks. I have become accustomed to leaving work and being on my bike in sub 30 minutes time.

I have been actively riding around the Ringwood area which is 15 miles from my house. I have yet to figure it out, but Skyline Drive offers some great technical after work single track. I have ridden the small skatepark across from Ramapo College and the college itself has some great stuff to fool around on. Stewart State forest was ridden on Sunday (I fell head first into a thorn bush) and then I proceeded to ride a 40 mile road ride in Ulster and Prange counties. I rode Blue mountain reservation in Peekskill on Weds night- I found some great new stuff in there as well.

I have been really hiking big time in Harriman. I have done 3 full day 10+ mile hikes and already am planning on work-night backpacking- due to the fact its 15 minutes to my house. Insane man. I am ready to get my kayak into the water.

My work is awesome mostly due to the hours. I can work 12 hours days but in the middle I will go for a 4 hour bike ride. My boss actually likes what I do, it splits up my time, allows him to look at what I’ve done, and it lets me know I can skip out in the middle of a beautiful day.

If anyone wants to meet up in Monsey please contact me

Posted in Blogging, Harriman State Park, Hiking, Jews, Monsey, Mountain Biking, Road Biking | 2 Comments »

Making money the new school way- through ads on the blog

Posted by Frum Hiker on August 8, 2007

So I just got my own domain for main site Frum Satire and its time to start making some dough. Originally these were not my plans, but everyone said what have I got to lose so I thought why not?

I have heard some folks say that by putting ads you will be less likely to concentrate on the writing and worry about people clicking. I personally have the oppisite feeling. I feel that ads will force me to come up with better ideas so I can get more people coming back to my site. It will also mean I am more likely to edit my work more closely.

If you want you can check out the new site at

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The lack of posts mean I have been riding a lot more then regular

Posted by Frum Hiker on July 3, 2007

Honestly, I think an outdoors blog is great and all, but there are just times when the weather is good or work is in the right location and you cant blog. I have ridden almost every day in the last 3 weeks and have kayaked some as well. This of course leads to the lack of posts and so I neglect this blog and wait for some crappy weather for me to conjur up some good posts. Just thought I would check in though. I have ridden about 300 miles since I got my road bike a month ago. I have also been hitting up trails and riding faster then ever on my mountain bike. Street riding has been blah as I do miss the little skateparks of western New York.

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Meeting up with fellow blogger for a bike ride

Posted by Frum Hiker on May 3, 2007

This past Saturday night I had the opportunity to meet fellow blogger Jacob Da Jew for a good ride through the streets of New York and a good beer to drown out the chill that was in the air. We met up on the middle of the Brooklyn bridge and rode through the village and chilled at a jazz bar. Click the link above to see some pics and a short video.

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