Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - Clyde resources in NYC
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02-21-09, 08:45 AM
I've just moved to NYC (Manhattan) and need to re-boot my cycling. Can anyone point me in a good direction for clyde-friendly resources? I'm looking for things like 1) slower weekend group rides, 2) good stores that have clyde-sized cold weather clothing, 3) nice routes (up the west side of the island seems a winner), etc.
Thanks in advance,
02-21-09, 09:01 AM
Send a PM to Air.
He's an NYC CLyde.
For clothing...I really haven't found a good place. Sids on 34th between 2nd and 3rd has a decent selection but of more higher end stuff. For slow rides check out Times-Up (http://times-up.org) or 5BBC (http://5bbc.org/rides.shtml) rides.
Also a bunch of us go on either the TU Central Park moonlit rides (also in PP) (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=242301&page=11), I organize fun night rides during the week (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=249306&page=25) with an emphasis on fun and food, or when you get faster you can start hammering up to Nyack (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=293387&page=21).
Also come play in the Northeast area (have some references in my sig that might be useful too).
02-23-09, 09:02 PM
Thanks Air! I ended up finding a few things at Paragon this weekend. I'm out of town for the next week or so but will then try to come out for a few rides and kick into high gear. Need to put in some base miles in prep for RAGBRAI...
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