"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

Northeast Racing

Reply

Old 09-05-17, 04:17 AM
  #3951  
dz_nuzz
Rides too much bike
 
dz_nuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Boston
Posts: 839
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Interesting you say that. Will on my team said he felt Bear Mountain was worse. Though bear mountain does not climb an actual mountain and stick you up there in hypothermic shock. Kudos to Gary Kessler the RD for having the foresight to have emergency shelters set up on this little out cropping with space heaters to keep riders from dying. No joke, there was a high likely hood of someone dying from either exposure or trying to descend in those conditions (He also brought vans to the top to transport riders and bikes back down to the base.)
dz_nuzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-17, 05:11 AM
  #3952  
mike868y
avatar by Sean Powers
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: charm city
Posts: 9,259

Bikes: 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Yeah I think the weather alone at bear was worse but coupling the weather with the course at GMSR and it seemed worse. or maybe it's just the fact that it's august and i didn't expect to be racing in 45F rain...
mike868y is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-17, 09:26 AM
  #3953  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Any one doing new haven?

I want to float an idea. Northeast BF meet and greet. Party at my place, hang by the lake? I'm in a mountain bike state park so we could ride in the woods and you could watch me fall over.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-17, 12:53 PM
  #3954  
globecanvas
Ninny
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Gunks
Posts: 5,294
Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 686 Post(s)
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Northeast BF meet and greet. Party at my place, hang by the lake? I'm in a mountain bike state park so we could ride in the woods and you could watch me fall over.
Sign me up!
globecanvas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-17, 03:54 PM
  #3955  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Great.

Let's see who else is interested and I'll figure out how to pick a date.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-17, 10:08 PM
  #3956  
echappist
fuggitivo solitario
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 9,026
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 196 Post(s)
I might be interested, but i'm currently slow like molasses and haven't ridden my bike in ten days...
echappist is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-17, 04:02 AM
  #3957  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
I think it would involve little or no actual riding and be more about hanging out.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-17, 03:09 PM
  #3958  
carpediemracing
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
Posts: 15,076

Bikes: Tsunami Bikes

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 257 Post(s)
what day?

I'm so detached from the race scene nowadays and my work gig is a time consuming monster but... if I can make it I think a BF meet would be really cool.
__________________
"...during the Lance years, being fit became the No. 1 thing. Totally the only thing. Itís a big part of what we do, but fitness is not the only thing. Thereís skills, thereís tactics Ö thereís all kinds of stuff..." Tim Johnson
carpediemracing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-17, 03:11 PM
  #3959  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
no clue. we haven't gotten past mine and GC's mancrush over each other. So far it's a twosome. Totally negotiable, though I'm on vacation for much of October.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-17, 06:42 PM
  #3960  
mike868y
avatar by Sean Powers
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: charm city
Posts: 9,259

Bikes: 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
i'll be at new haven (see you there?) but don't think i could make a lake trip work. i'm pretty booked up the next few weekends and when not i really need to start focusing on school work.
mike868y is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-17, 07:06 PM
  #3961  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Decided against New Haven. Drive looks dumb. I'll do App Gap in a couple of weeks and then call it quits for the year.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-17, 05:42 AM
  #3962  
mike868y
avatar by Sean Powers
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: charm city
Posts: 9,259

Bikes: 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
oh man NHGP lived up to the hype. what an incredible event and a great way to end the road season. the 3 races started off so unexpectedly hard. one dude rolled off the front early and held it the whole race, I knew he was strong but it was a very impressive ride. i tried to bridge a few times but nothing worked out. ended up leading my teammate out for 2nd. great night.
mike868y is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-18, 12:07 PM
  #3963  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Branchbrook is canceled

We just got a phone call from the Essex County Parks Department. There are trees down in the park as well as flooding and they are cancelling the race tomorrow. So sleep in everyone, go for a training ride and hopefully we will have better luck and see you next Sunday (yes, Sunday!)
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-18, 02:56 PM
  #3964  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
branchbrook = canceled
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-18, 10:52 AM
  #3965  
Harlan
Tyrannosaurus Rexitis
 
Harlan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 952

Bikes: Scott Addict 6870

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Looks like Cielo has a new RR and new format. RR Saturday then Crit/TT Sunday. Still won't be there but different is better. I hope the new RR course is hillier than the old "punchy but never get away from the big dudes" type of course. I miss going to these events this year but we're having a kid later this year, riding has taken a bit of a backseat.
Harlan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-18, 11:10 AM
  #3966  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Harlan View Post
Looks like Cielo has a new RR and new format. RR Saturday then Crit/TT Sunday. Still won't be there but different is better. I hope the new RR course is hillier than the old "punchy but never get away from the big dudes" type of course. I miss going to these events this year but we're having a kid later this year, riding has taken a bit of a backseat.
doubtful. RRing in NJ is such a clown show that the state RR had to be held in NY.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-18, 06:03 PM
  #3967  
echappist
fuggitivo solitario
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 9,026
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 196 Post(s)
I thought state RR is back to Jersey Devil?

I really liked that course, too
echappist is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-18, 06:38 PM
  #3968  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Elite. Masters was bear mt
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-18, 03:44 AM
  #3969  
mike868y
avatar by Sean Powers
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: charm city
Posts: 9,259

Bikes: 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
anyone here doing harlem? i'm planning on submitting my upgrade after this weekend and jumping in the "real" race
mike868y is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-18, 04:14 AM
  #3970  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
No I. Not that I'm racing anyway, but I wasn't putting it on my calendar. I skipped it last year to do Greenfield, Grandview....something. What was that called?

Since promoters changed hands it's hard to tell what you're getting with Harlem. A few years back they put in a rec lane that narrows the roadway. The old promoter removed the barriers which gave you the whole roadway, albeit with a textured surface. New promoter didn't do that. Pavement is also sketchy sometimes, sometimes not. There was a vertical fissure after turn one which caused a colossal crash on like the first lap of the first race of the day two years ago. They don't call it the skinscraper for nothing.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-18, 08:19 AM
  #3971  
mike868y
avatar by Sean Powers
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: charm city
Posts: 9,259

Bikes: 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Yeah I've heard all the stories. I probably wouldn't do it in the lower categories. But since it's the closest USA crits race I think it would be a "good" learning experience. Or i'll get shelled in 5 laps.
mike868y is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-18, 08:25 AM
  #3972  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Please do tell what’s the difference between higher and lower categories. Pleas tell do you predict a race with a 10,000 purse and loads of people from out of the country is somehow going to be safer than the car 3 race? I might have to come watch.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-18, 09:04 AM
  #3973  
mike868y
avatar by Sean Powers
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: charm city
Posts: 9,259

Bikes: 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Please do tell what’s the difference between higher and lower categories. Pleas tell do you predict a race with a 10,000 purse and loads of people from out of the country is somehow going to be safer than the car 3 race? I might have to come watch.
while it may have been implied I never said I thought the p12 would be safer. it's more related to the fact that driving to NYC for a cat 3 race on a non technical course falls on the wrong side of the "worth it" spectrum for me whereas having the opportunity to gain experience in a national level crit falls on the right side of the spectrum for me. bike racing is dangerous, that's something we all accept. let me know if you come to watch, i'll say hi.

Last edited by mike868y; 06-08-18 at 09:08 AM.
mike868y is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-18, 09:11 AM
  #3974  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,564
Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Gotcha.

Not it sure I’d categorize it as non technical. Given the length it’s unique.

Nah. I’ll be doing dad things. I hate going in to that race. Parking is a nightmare.
gsteinb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-18, 09:23 AM
  #3975  
mike868y
avatar by Sean Powers
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: charm city
Posts: 9,259

Bikes: 2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Gotcha.

Not it sure Iíd categorize it as non technical. Given the length itís unique.

Nah. Iíll be doing dad things. I hate going in to that race. Parking is a nightmare.
ugh yeah don't remind me. ideally trying to find a place to stay close-ish with parking then just ride/train in.
mike868y is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service