Monthly Archives: February 2012

Stateline Ride

The ‘Arches will be riding from Brooklyn to the NJ/NY state line Saturday. The meeting points/times are:

  • 6:00am at the Brooklyn entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 7:00am at the New York side of the George Washington Bridge
Pace will be warm to the Hudson River, then warmer to stateline, then hot on the return.
Brooklyn Contact: Sheldon
Manhattan Contact: Aaron

Bear Mountain Ride!

The ‘Arches will be riding from Brooklyn to Bear Mountain Saturday. The meeting points/times are:

  • 8:00am at the Brooklyn entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 9:00am at the New York side of the George Washington Bridge
This is an “A” ride with a pace set between 18-22mph. We will stop once for food and for any mechanicals but other than that will try to keep things moving.
Brooklyn Contact: George
Manhattan Contact: Aaron

Stateline Ride

The ‘Arches will be riding from Brooklyn to the NJ/NY state line Saturday. The meeting points/times are:

  • 6:00am at the Brooklyn entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 7:00am at the New York side of the George Washington Bridge
Pace will be warm to the Hudson River, then warmer to stateline, then hot on the return.
Brooklyn Contact: Sheldon
Manhattan Contact: Aaron

Gran Fondo New York 2012

The second edition of Gran Fondo New York brings Italian cycling culture to the world’s greatest city on May 20, 2012. Join thousands of cyclists on a challenging 100 mile Gran Fondo and 65 mile non competitive Medio Fondo from New York City to Bear Mountain and back in an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride.

Info and registration: http://www.granfondony.com/

Riding that extra 10 degrees colder, the thereifixedit.com edition

If the weather is just out of range of your kit but you need to get out for that ride just take a look around your home–all it takes is a little enginuity and you’ll be out the door and on the road. I’ve seen wool sweaters under a windbreaker, newspaper stuffed into the shoes and more. If you have a favorite winter hack let us know in the comments.

Today’s kludge consisted of windproofing with gaffer tape and saran wrap.

windproofing your shoe covers with gaffer tape

Just a little gaffer tape on the front of a non-windproof shoe cover will take the edge off.

saran wrap to block wind

A single sheet of saran wrap below the top two lycra layers stopped the wind without collecting too much sweat.

 

State Line Ride

The ‘Arches will be riding from Brooklyn to the NJ/NY state line Saturday. The meeting points/times are:

  • 6:00am at the Brooklyn entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 7:00am at the New York side of the George Washington Bridge
Pace will be warm to the Hudson River, then warmer to stateline, then hot on the return.
Contact person: Sheldon

State Line Ride

The ‘Arches will be riding from Brooklyn to the NJ/NY state line Saturday. The meeting points/times are:

  • 6:00am at the Brooklyn entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 7:00am at the New York side of the George Washington Bridge
Pace will be warm to the Hudson River, then warmer to stateline, then hot on the return.
Contact person: Sheldon

State Line Ride

The ‘Arches will be riding from Brooklyn to the NJ/NY state line Saturday. The meeting points/times are:

  • 6:00am at the Brooklyn entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 7:00am at the New York side of the George Washington Bridge
Pace will be warm to the Hudson River, then warmer to stateline, then hot on the return.
Contact person: Sheldon