Sunday, March 25, 2012

EBs S -- finishing wet and chilly

Pretty much unexpected got one more good ride in today. Turned off alarm clock/radio, but woke up 6:30tisch figured it's not raining and road look pretty much dry outside. Figured that -- get read and roll. Little last minute -- had a mere 40 minute to the start from home. Should work. Rain jacked stuffed in pocked -- but not long, the wet chill in the air was not sufficient shielded with that long sleeved jersey and a little newspaper he put in just in case... under estimated feel of 8C. Well, stopped a mile out of home and put that jacket on -- good to go. Time running plus headwind -- great. Not really warm he had to make up some time and ramped up power near threshold at times... 7:59 arriving at the parking lot Manorville -- start 800. Few riders -- about the to be expected ones... no other GAB beyond Py showed :-( -- what are your excuses?? But a total of magic eight riders.
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Dune Rd, Red Creek
Rolling out easy. Some scared figures about the infamous draw bridge at moist conditions... but all made it. Dune road -- greeted by a stead head wind seemingly increasing towards the East End -- few turns/rotations. Some what watching slowing for a while and Py took over the last pull into the wind. (See right -- color coding is power zone from GoldenCheetha)

Then a little more fun flying over the few rollers on Red Creek Rd -- all the way.

Arriving at the Seven-Eleven a few drops of rain... increasing on our way back. And getting pretty wet finally on the way home :-( Needing a bike clean up and de-sanding -- at these days I hate this sand pile of Island.



 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

1st race -- Central Park

Py racing first time at (or around) Central Park. Here a nice photo of Py leading on top of Harlem Hill, Lap2.




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No break worked, kind of boring fast 4 laps... got into a break at about 2 1/2 laps but nothing, flied came up right away again. Last lap got in good position at the climb but then missed a few positions and got stuck in the crowd. Too sketchy and stayed safe. 2 crashes around.... 3 more post race laps, park getting crowded.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Early Birds North

2nd EBs for Py. Good number of Birds and GABs :-) Fun ride. Py pulling moderately all the way top and up on 51 into the wind before finally some help and a faster pace rotation set in to the finish.



Saturday, March 17, 2012

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One more. Dan, Gene and later "big GAB" George showing up, John joining on the way. Good pace again, very nice day finally after a long battle of the sun with the low fog/clouds. Coffee in Jamesport.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Early Birds!! Fun fast ride, big group.

First Early Birds ride of the season for Py! Great to ride finally again and with a good group.

Even a few group slow downs here and there to let some catch up or what so ever happened behind... a nice speed all over. A pretty good windy push East on Dune road added some extra speed and fun factor -- only on the upper/down slope of the bridge the full open exposure to the elements almost blow them off the bridge. And one flat fix stop on the return.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

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After four good days of cyclo commuting Py is riding again his Saturday loop -- good to get moving after a longer enforced break of a few weeks being little sick. A nice day, but cold again and windy. No so many rider showing, just Peter. But we had a good ride. Coffee&warmup break in Jamesport.


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Saturday, March 03, 2012

SCS, wet morning, short evening ride

A wet morning, went to the club's SCS, some comments. Shopping... Late short ride to catch a little of the nice warm and finally sunny afternoon. Py is still not fully recovered from his cold, infection or what so ever -- but a little easy ride and fresh air felt so gooood.

Sunday morning #1EBs -- no go for Py, did not felt right at 6am, could not sleep all night :-( Back to bed and at least layed down until almost noon?!??!

Thursday, March 01, 2012