Sunday, March 17, 2013

EBs -- North

So... what is this. It's mid March. It's new snow on the ground. It's blowing some kind of Nor Easter. It's below freezing. Pretty much all day until noon. Roads at least clear and mostly dry, a few isolated shaded spots with frost or black ice early in the morning.


First time EBs in 2013 for Py. Meeting some of the usuals at the starting location KK/Manorville.


Heading on the North route. Full speed ahead... splitting off fairly quickly with just a few riders. Going hard, and near the limit. Loosing the few riders at the tanks while going hard into the wind, regrouping later -- good. Wind battling echolon formation.


Non-stop passing the Deli to Py's misfortune -- missing his planned refueling option. About 1/2 way back catching to much wind at last position after briefly pulling and falling back... running little low on gas, but still big solo effort to finish.

Super cold head wind on the last part riding back home.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Finally, some ride worse posting - back to the old RP2IPBP-JP

Py was a little quite here lately. Simple as it was -- sick for two weeks, resting, starting slow finally on two wheels last week with a few miles and commuting to work.

Still darn cold here, snow again tonight -- winter seams never ending -- when is spring arriving? But good to get a decent mileage in this week and today. Having put away this FUGU jack before the winter vacation, and getting it back out these days -- uhhhg.

So last minute motivated by a friend putting on this ole RP2IPBP-JP ride for today. In the morning one rider down for some personal reasons... Waiting and hoping for a few others, eventually... circling around Tildas, slowly to stay a little warm -- always good to drop the average speed shown later by circles in the parking lot... but glad at least GIZ showed up.

Promptly with the clock tower bell leaving the lot towards Wading River happily surprised to see a team buddy rolling down the road and joining. So three lone figures rolling out East top see what there may be, it's a while...

Beyond by the winter broken up roads, nothing new. Coffee and warmup at Duffys. Heading back, cutting down speed a notch for G. May be a good thing to keep power down a bit today.

Good ride, thanks for getting out on the road today!