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Cyclenox is a New Brunswick/Highland Park cycling meetup event happening twice a year, loosely coinciding with the vernal and the autumnal (hence Cyclenox, get it?). The idea is to meet fellow cycling enthusiasts from our area and perhaps go for a ride together.
The Vernal Cyclenox 2013 will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Highland Park, New Jersey. Ideas and suggestions for the event are welcome, either in the comments below (preferable), or by email to email@example.com.
I look forward to the event — seeing old friends, and making new ones. I have created a — please add yourself if you are planing to attend.
I frequently blog about sailing, about the great times my friends and I have on the water. Well, there’s another aspect to it. There’s loss — material, but also emotional. There’s sadness and sorrow.
Hurricane Sandy brought horrible devastation to New Jersey, to the local marinas, and to many of my friends’ boats. I can’t describe the boat carnage I saw the last couple of days, and I can’t stomach to post pictures of the wreckage. Below is the G version of what I saw today at one boat yard.
I am a club tennis player. Every once in a while I run into the back fence or curtain. One of my partners — a younger and much faster guy who runs for every ball — hits the back fence much more frequently. We were wondering whether the pros at large tournaments have more room behind the baseline than us tennis hackers. I decided to find out.
It turns out they do.
I used my skills and aerial photography from Google Maps to compare the courts at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York and the courts at a local East Brunswick, New Jersey park.
The image below illustrates my findings (the distances between the baseline and the fence are in feet). In summary — yes, the pros do have more room, but not that much more. In addition, I found that no two distances between baseline and fence were the same. Measurements are approximate, +/- 1′.
UPDATE: For completeness, . There is no standard.
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NOTE: This article originally appeared in August 2011 on .