Every year since I started riding at D2R2 I have used Mt Riga Road and Sunset Rock Road as my training ground. If I can climb those two roads without having to stop I am ready for anything. This year however, I never got to Mt Riga in the spring for some reason, and when Will mentioned that he had nothing going on this Saturday and wanted to ride some gravel I suggested that we ride Mt Riga.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019
I got to Golden's Bridge around 8 AM and it was a mad house. It was impossible to find the check in line because they put the signs in front of the tables instead of behind and in view. I recognized a former work colleague from my days at IBM, Gail Blumenfeld, that I said hello to, but she was crazed and couldn't spare any time.
Sunday, October 06, 2019
If you rode F2G2 last year then any threat of rain would probably make you a bit nervous. I think the first time I did the ride in 2014 it rained in the morning but that was nothing compared to what it was like last year (2018 post: I got lei'd at F2G2). This time around there was some rain in the forecast today but it was a 20% chance starting around 2 PM. Otherwise, the weather at the start of the ride was your typical fall day in New England, overcast and in the mid 40s.
This year's ride had a big change in that it wasn't starting from the Cantebury Farm, rather the Tyringham Fire Dept pavilion and the route mirrored the 2015 route. I have a Google Map of all the routes: Fall Foliage Gravel Grinder Routes. I spent the night before at Will's place in Spencertown, NY and the drive over to Tyringham only took 25 minutes.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Headed down to Carlisle, PA to visit my daughter for Parents Weekend at Dickinson College. My wife insisted on me bringing my bike because I am an early riser and she likes to sleep in. I asked around the interwebs for routing recommendations and only one person from USMES suggested that I ride to the top of King's Gap. I had also found some routes on RideWithGPS, too. What I really wanted to do was ride to Gettysburg but that was a little too far. I ended up creating my own route that included King's Gap and tried to stay off busy roads.