Wednesday, October 08, 2014


It is going to be the 8th annual Tour OScenic Rural Eastern Connecticut this year.

Py  was a little more than usual watching this all crazy from day to day changing forcasts, but looking good from 9..10am and then very nice -- so don't be scared

Get the latest forecast for weather in New London CT along with updates about temperature, humidity, weather radar and more on Weather Underground.
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  • Percy Zahl As of NOW by NOAA: for We: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9am, then a chance of showers between 9am and 10am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 14 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Percy Zahl All will be fine and we all have those Star-Treck and beyond Smart-toys to check on rain radar (look for rain alarm osd app) -- and in case it should happen there is a remaining thunder cell we can always wait a few more minutes at the NL Dock for the sun to come out!

** TOSREC 2014 report **

 Getting up in time to car pool with Kim to the Orient Point ferry. Warm morning, wet, but no rain any more. One the drive out East a few heavy and dark looking clouds towards South-East, a few drops -- but stopped dripping at the Ferry dock already! A smooth sail over to New London. And a clearing up sky :)

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Ready to go, looking all good -- just a little dark clouds here and there high up and not looking like rain any more!  Let's go!

A little detour towards 49 as a bridge was missing... then finally on the scenic route :) Getting really warm now -- nice!

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Quick final water refill and heading back towards New London for the 5pm ferry to sail back over to LI -- a with a beautiful sun set to end the day.

Great day, thanks to all who joined this year!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

KMC Cyclo-cross Festival Oct 3-5, 2014

Py went to Providence, RI for the KMC Cyclocross Festival. Simply the so far by far biggest CX event seen and raced.

Friday afternoon -- coarse pre ride.

Saturday morning racing the masters 40+ ending up some where 40isch out of 135.

Then enjoying the Festival and watching and taking a few shots.



Sunday, September 28, 2014

3rd edition of the 135-2k New Paltz ride

»Any one up for a short notice 85mi ride from New Platz this Sunday? I promise you to ride some never seen awesome secret roads... TDB -- carpool -- post ride dinner right at the finish.«

Was the question the day before -- weather looking stellar!

... and there we go, meeting Mark 5:30 at Bicycle Planet to carpool ...
Rolling out of the lot a few minuted before 9am.

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Post ride dinner...
And a little slow drive back home.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

RP2IPBP-JP -- flying fun

A few no so often seen (on this one) rider joining up on this beautiful day for good ride.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rocky Point 2 Tour of the Hamptons 100 and return

Thunder and heavy rain around 4am while preparing breakfast and evaluating the situation out there via all those great tool we got today -- local minute level forecasts and rain radar and rain watch tools. Big blobs of heavy rain moving over from South, just crossing the edge of Py's home town. Looking much better out East. A little later around 5am it looked stable and a gap in the heavy zones opened up. Time to get out of it and head East! Rolling out with lights 5:20am.

Warm, soaking wet, puddles, dripping from trees but not rain any more!

After about an hour and 1/2 reaching the bridge to the East Hamptons area while the sun is rising some where behind clouds.

Meeting with the team and and two more riders joining in -- and off they go...

Here some funny kid jumped on for a moment and also gave it a try up front for a moment...

 At the point...

 and all the way back with some Hamptons site seeing....

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Elizaville continued

One more day riding from Elizaville, a nice sunny day!

And a beautiful ride in some not yet explored NY counties. Good Cappuccino :) And several nice fun rollers.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014


Elizaville, New York. A little weekend trip for some beautiful riding on nice quite rolling roads wit GAB Bob and Elliot. A fairly chilly morning, overcast. A few drops later. Good ride. And a post ride swim in Elliots lake...