Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last day of 2014

So done for 2014? -- no, not quite yet -- this needed to be done to finished up the #Festive500.

* Rapha Festive 500 wrap up *
Now that was a little tricky to get done under some boundary conditions as a late start on December 25th, noon for the first counting kilometers due a total wash out until the sky in a hurry cleared up on 25th by about 11am after a few days of pouring rain with high winds.

Dec 25th:  132.7km solo ride.


Dec 26th: 139.3km solo+Kreb Shop ride+solo-stop at work-solo ride home.


 Dec 27/28th:  CX race weekend at Sunken Meadow 19.7+24.7km (incl. warmup).







Dec. 29th: -/- due to work obligations not even the planned on lunch ride happened :(

Dec. 30th: morning commute with extra loop 34.4km + commute into night with lights 46.2km + Zwift Island test lap after fixing up power tap 8.1km



Dec. 31st: fishing it up 102.8km.

About 100km to go. So let's roll.
A brisk sunny but fairly chilly day -- but hey, with the right jacket, and extra booties just fine for a great solo ride. Not in any hurry, just finish it up and on the last miles rolling back into town get some local shopping done for a great dinner!


Total: 508km


But please also see previous posts for key rides of the past festive days.








   HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!


Check out my 2014 Strava Story #stravastory
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

CXing at Sunken Meadow Saturday + Sunday

One more Long Island CX weekend, this time a new venue at Sunken Meadow.

#Festive500 -- not the most ideal way to get in miles... but had to participate this local fun organized by out club. So finishing the season with 10 CX races done.

Saturday, a beautiful December day, Sunday -- looking like a rainy day, but lucked out with some rain before the races, then just fine CX conditions.







Friday, December 26, 2014

Krebs Boxing Day Ride or was it a race?

So Py got this announced as a social ride...but weeeeeell -- won't call extended repeats at 30+mph social. Anyway, beyond too much stopping some failed meeting.... a great day out there.

However, the post (Kreb ride) get together at the Bellport cafe was nice, thanks for the coffee :) 

And a Happy New year -- or see you tomorrow for the Li CX weekend #2!



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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas -- what a present by mother nature!

A little little new here, but don't worry -- still riding on, just a little shifted priorities :-)

After almost a week of dull, foggy, wet and heavy rain... all sudden in a snap with the help of good sustained winds the Island seaming "dived out of the mess" within an hour and the sun popped up on a blue sky and on top of it still temperatures unusual high topping out at 10 degrees C! Almost not even thinking about a ride in the morning a quick decision and rolling out just before noon with still partially wet roads, but just fine. About 4 hours to go until sun down -- so estimating to get about 120km in heading out East on proven roads extending a little East.... What a fun flight out Easy with some NW tail wind! At about 45min into the ride already at Iron Pear Beach... Woa! Continuing planning on returning via Cutchogue after a little furthe out East loop -- turning around about about 1h45. Well -- the return will take a little longer.


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Merry Christmas!!!
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Long Island CX @ Kings Park #2

Sunday, day 2 of the 1st two day KP CX weekend! Alomst dryed up and sunny :)
One more great day!

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Long Island CX @ Kings Park #1

1st aft Long Island Kings Park CX of the season kicked off with some well worth Cross weather... pouring rain, wind and a muddy sloppy course.

Fun times beyond the "after math" clean ups!

BIG thumbs up to all the photographers and volunteers braving the day out there with support!!!


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

LI CRANX - THE 20/10/10 CHALLENGE

LI CranX ride done. Meeting with a bigger bunch of riders around at the Rocky point Market/Lumbar place. Looping around Wading River and heading West, far West.
Only about 10 riders proceeded for the long haul. A ripped chain could have meant "end of the ride" for Marcos at one of the first steeper climbs... but lucky he was Py had a matching KMC 10 Speed quick link at hand so that was a quick fix!
No more issues from then on, just a whole lot of punny LI North Shore bumps and findings of a few steeps here and there.
Picking up one random rider X who was joining us for a good time, fun riding with you!
Time is moving fast, stops/wait-ups here and there... and finally back a PJ Station Py left the group heading strait back to CH and made a final effort of NC/Landing back t RP.

Ticking in 10'000 ft - 366 ft a little after sun set arriving back home at near dark.



Thanks to Brian & Doug for making this one happen!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GAB on alternative mission: Post Turkey Day Ride Planning and Fund Raising

Let's try some thing different once in a while. Please follow this link and read about our local riders incentive to help local families in need. Asking for just a very little contribution. Many thanks already!






thank you
-Py