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.
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.!i=1762596603&k=TtfM8tq

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


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.



Saturday, March 10, 2012


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.


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