Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

X-mas day MTB at Manorville Hills with a nice dusting of snow!

Fun ride. Back on that big bike. Actually 1st time on this nice loop.
Big thanks to Roger for saving Py's day with his Shock Pump as Py's failed and all air was gone out instead of a little more in.....









Merry X-mas and happy holidays to all my friends....

Enjoy a little PyY2013 review in 2 minutes:

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pre Santa Edition -- RP2IPBP-JP

Good day for one more -- just a little griddy due to too much salt left on not drying roads and humidity stuck with the hygroscopic salt!




Needed a serious bike wash and clean even the sun was out.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Feeling so stupid...

Just for the records. Should better check on the exact day of a race coming up -- instead of been firmly convinced it's Sunday as usual...

Staying just home inside while a pretty winter wonderland is developing out side with a gentle snowy and cold morning -- so pretty. Wondering what the condition for the KP CX next morning would be.

..................... well, getting a wake up realizing some thing went totally wrong all sudden seeing some photos popping up on FB of a known place:





Photos by LimpuiuPhotography (https://www.facebook.com/LimpuiuPhotography)

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Kind of Trevors

Getting out at about 8:30am into the route with intends to hook up about 1/2 way "out" on NC with the group starting about the same time. 
Then running into the early group and deciding to join for a warmup and may drop back or merge later with the others 'en route...

But that attempt failed due to too loosing too much time while been stopped with the group fixing a flat, eating, having the camera in his fingers, heavy gloves off.... by the time back on the bike lost had to say how much, but possible at least 30 seconds. Not sure if "they" even saw me flying by...


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Well, giving it a try to chase back on. Not even seeing them any more. On a strait a few times far ahead a sight so. Possibly gaining a little going hard, but not enough and at some point most likely loosing time again. Giving up as further delays while making the turn into the 2nd part of Mill... riding up there about 1/2 mile deciding to wait/turn around for the other group. Then Rick showing up even later with similar intends -- but we figured unless they were delayed/stopping no way to get up.
Nevertheless we decided to keep going as a two men team at a decent pace.

Nice work with Rick, thanks!


Saturday, December 07, 2013

Rocky Point, NY -- RP2IPBP-JP-DPHx2

One more RP2IPBP-JP. No shows. Solo 4 hours. Then 1 1/2 hrs more leave clean ups.


Sunday, December 01, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hope Brook CX

CX time again!

Hope Brook double today -- Masters 35+ and CAT 4/5.

-- draft --

 see here for photos for now:

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Trevors -- Bagel Ride #2

No 2.

Easy ride to start but still making good time. Meeting the usual crew and a near complete GAB team. Getting unexpected nice warm and sunny -- overdressed :(, but a great day :) Moving out East with a nice tail wind -- make good ground speed -- fun times. The usual Boy Scout Hill (or ditch...) created the first group separation -- flying up from far behind ending up front next to Joe. Moving on. Putting down more power crossing over South. Short living moderate pace on 1st part of Mill. Then after entering the 2nd part of Mill Rd -- a little wait up for all to cross traffic but not loosing any time for long. Karl moving up in a good mood heading out, Py sitting in -- 2nd on Karls wheel, a gap behind expanding, only Joe behind Py. Well, let them behind work a bit...! but it seamed they did not organize well and lost more and more time on the three men break away -- out of sight now -- so what, let's move on and see what happens. So they kept moving at decent pace sharing to their best.  Well they never got them back and the break even caught up to the 15 min early starting B group just before 25 -- then just rolling in to the finish with them following. Fun ride. Bagel time.

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

RP2IPBP-JP

Again back to the old route out to Iron Pear Beach Park and James Port.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bubble Cross!!!

It's about that time to play in a sand box -- well read on....

It was on very short notice or a last minute decision and coordination to get out and have some fun time once in a while! Even to late to sign up online.
Saturday and time the idea rose and all got set finally to car pool Sunday morning part way with Paul (aka Darth Vader of the Dark Side) out West over Verizzano bridge via Staten Island -- no SICX this year, sadly no yet -- further over to NJ, Bubbling Springs.

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That place -- looking awesome. Signing up for the Masters 40+ -- not really any places in reach nor in mind within that competition, just doing what ever was possible and having a great day and good fun ride.

Ah yes and it's the pre Halloween weekend....

Little race prep., course exploration/warmup, few photos and then staging for the race. Tough course, slow. The usual green (or dusty dry!!!) grassy twisting turns, soon hitting a short patch of gravel, a ramp leading via the "playground" to a few steps and around into the "beach" -- a not sure, but at least 150m fairly deep sand. That, then right a the end again loosening up and directly changing terrain into a short not to steep at all, but with all bottom momentum killed to death in sand... mostly to be running up trail section before remounting for a nice fun part around some wooded area. Little more grass, a short ugly sand pit #2 some what causing most troubles -- almost wiping out once... but saved it. Grass, woods a steep wobbly decent and short flat smooth strait with a right hand turn into sand box #3 seen here.

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The race finishes with the first rider passing the finish line past 40minutes and all others will finish there started lap. As the course was fairly long no lapping happened for Py and he managed to almost get extra 10 minutes.... as he just passed the line with some 38 minutes ending up with a near 50 min CX race.
 

Just a few more random photos of the scene -- just enjoy!

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.... and a long way back home.

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*** MANY THANKS TO ALL ***

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Queens to Bear Mountain and retur

What a beautiful fall day again got a great ride with friends :-)
Parking in Queens making the way over Queens Bridge (bike/ped path) -- if riders as people could eventually read signs and stay on there designated side?!??!? but guess it's NYC and no one cares...

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Stop at a nice bike shop "Strictly Bikes" -- OK much better now after long awaited bathroom stop.

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Then mostly on 9W making a good pace and all the way up to Bear.

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Full size group image click here.

Little problem... Terris broke a spoke and ended up with a not field fixable bike for 10 miles... spare wheel at TOGA after short hitchhike for him.

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and a busy routing across NYC... fun once in a while, but really no need for this every day.




Perfect and magnificent day for a ride, good group, nice alternative route, fun NYC crossing... thanks for getting it on :)