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    NYC/Tri State Area - Ride call

    Where did you ride last, details, how was it...?

    I did 4 laps in Central Park last night (54 degrees - 52 degrees)...wasa good exercise in my layering strategy for the winter...seemed good on top with a long sleeve pearl izumi thermal jersey, and a widking ski shirt underneath...probably could have used my light wind breaker on top...bottoms had my north face running pants on....pretty good there....

    My feet - YOW! my tri bike shoes are great for draining water etc...but boy were my feet cold last night...ouch!!! need ot rethink that part

    Today just did an hour spin class at the gym as I didn't have the time to get out to the park and I like this one teacher...

    planning a nice metric century this weekend ...weather permitting

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    I've decided to replace my crack o'dawn rides up 9W before work with commuting to work which is a little over 28 miles. Last night I left my keys at home and my wife went out with my daughter to a birthday dinner so I decided to extend the commute home. I made it a little past Alpine Approach Rd before it got too dark to go further since I didn't have my light. The total commute was 46 miles and had a great time riding.
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    Inwood to Grand Central and back today, for lunch with a friend. Total mileage... I don't know, somewhere around 20.

    I'm out of practice. A bus cut me off and I barely saw an opening door in time.

    Also got interviewed about NYC cycling for Japanese TV around Broadway and 50th. I think I gave them more opinion than they needed...
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    I did my usual ride up the Greenway, from Houston to the Little Red Lighthouse and back down to Spring. 60 to 65 degrees and 21.8 miles (according to my Polar) by the time I got home. I just wore my Pearl Izumi knickers and Bellwether long sleeved waffle jersey.

    Not one of my faster rides. There was a heavy police presence on the Greenway due to Obama's visit to New York. Wound up getting held in a couple of frozen zones, near the Javits Center and again at Houston Street so it wasn't one of my faster rides. Oh well. I guess that's just part of living in New York.

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    Last ride was the 1-mile bike leg of my commute this morning. It was... unremarkable. Which is a good thing.

    Last ride other than one of those was Sunday morning - in that crazy rain, wind & cold.

    I was supposed to lead an NYCC ride in Staten Island, which we cancelled. I was really bummed.

    Around 9 it looked like the rain was letting up a bit, and I was really itchy to ride, so I bundled up & set off on my rain bike. Rode a massive tail wind from Jersey City down to the Bayonne Bridge. I could practically coast at 20 mph.

    In Staten Island, I headed east, and did a series of climbs on Grymes Hill: Trossach, Oakland Terrace, Cedearcliff, Longview. And Douglas Road, which goes up Emerson Hill. Then Howard, up the back side of Grymes Hill. Fun, steep climbs. It ended up being a 2-hour, 26-mile ride, with about 2600' of elevation

    Then over to the ferry terminal, and took PATH back to JC. No way I was riding home against that wind!

    I was pretty comfortable for the first hour and a half of the ride; last half hour, gloves & booties started getting pretty heavy with water - not so good. That's when I knew I had to wrap it up.

    Toughest call of the day was whether I would have hot coffee or a beer on the ferry. I opted for the latter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacy View Post
    I did my usual ride up the Greenway, from Houston to the Little Red Lighthouse and back down to Spring. 60 to 65 degrees and 21.8 miles (according to my Polar) by the time I got home. I just wore my Pearl Izumi knickers and Bellwether long sleeved waffle jersey.
    Stacy, were you at the lighthouse around 6:00? I might have seen you.
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    If any of you are up for a quick spin up the Greenway to 181st let me know; I'm usually getting on the Greenway a little after 5 (5:05-5:10). I use commutes as training rides so I'm usually averaging in the low 20mph range and don't mind pulling all the way up so feel free to join. I'm on a blue/black BMC and have a Capoforma jersey on with a white/silver helmet.
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    Last night did a quick petfood run from Brooklyn to Union Sq Petco. Bibs under street clothes and a hooded sweatshirt. It was WARM last night, I was sweating like a pig.

    Previous few nights I've been layering over bibs a short sleeve base, long sleeve shirt, jersey, arm & knee warmers. Cold to start out, but warms up quickly. My feet aren't cold yet...

    I can only usually get in about 45 minutes worth of hill repeats circling Sunset Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteon View Post
    Stacy, were you at the lighthouse around 6:00? I might have seen you.
    Maybe though I think it was probably closer to 7pm. It was beginning to get dark and I really just touched base at the Lighthouse before heading back downtown again. There was some police activity going on- two boats in the water and a helicopter overhead.

    According to the picture I took at the Obama blockades I was by the Javits Center at 7:26 pm.
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    It wasn't dark yet when I was out there, so I guess not.
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    Maybe next time. Whenever I see a guy on a folder uptown I always wonder if its you.

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    If it's a Swift with a crossrack, chances are good.
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    Mine is a white 2004 Specialized Sirrus.

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    I'm on this one most of the time:


    and this one some of the time:


    not that anyone asked but since we're posting pics....
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    Yesterday, in NJ, from White House Station up towards Berkeley Hts. via Great Swamp. Spectacular day. 64 mi. and 4.7k ft. ascent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
    not that anyone asked but since we're posting pics....

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    Glorious October day for a ride today.
    Played hooky and corrupted one of my riding buddies to do the same.
    Washington Heights to Nyack and back.
    Ran into Trudy's Weekday Cyclists along the way.
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    had to get a quick ride in, 2x20s between nyack and piermont on the pista today around noon.
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    Did part of river road, and stopped for lunch at the Englewood Boat Basin. Perfect riding weather.

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    Meh.. sick with a cold the last two days. Rode to the bike shop and back for a total of 4 miles or so to order some new fenders, and to discover that the bottom bracket on my track bike is shot :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
    I'm on this one most of the time:


    not that anyone asked but since we're posting pics....
    i love the streetfire, i would've gotten one from competitive, but alas, they stopped selling it. had to settle for a 105 caad9

    we share the same wheels though
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    Yes yes. Next time when I post about how I was riding in Belgium and was complimented by Fabian Cancellara and was invited to Saxo-Bank, you'll all know that by Belgium I mean Bumtown KY, by Fabian Cancellara I mean a creepy old dude, and by Saxo-Bank I mean his house. And knowing all that, you'll still whole-heartedly congratulate me on my extraordinary achievement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunner View Post
    i love the streetfire, i would've gotten one from competitive, but alas, they stopped selling it. had to settle for a 105 caad9

    we share the same wheels though
    It's a great bike and what really drew me to it was the fact it came with full Rival. The Bianchi I rode for 10 years came with Campy and I really liked the ergonomics of the shifters, something I missed when I got my Orbea since it came with Ultegra. SRAM's shifter ergonmics are perfect for my smaller hands and the shifting is pretty good, though I must say the Ultegra shifts crisper and this is after a lot of tinkering to get Rival's shifting just right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteon View Post
    If it's a Swift with a crossrack, chances are good.
    was your bike locked up on the Greenway in front of Fairway this morning? I saw a similar looking bike as I made my way down to work; loved the tail wind which made going 25mph a lot of fun! The ride home will be another story....

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    I commute from dyker heights to chinatown. ride was like any other day. was fairly warm so i just wore a t-shirt and jeans. my back pack makes me sweat a good amount. since sunset has that construction zone i dont like, i ride on 4th ave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
    was your bike locked up on the Greenway in front of Fairway this morning?
    No, this morning it was doing school bus duty up near Nagle.
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