To start this blog, it is appropriate to begin with the first large event of the year. I was asked by my friend Peter to join a group of about a dozen riders for the 5 Boro Bike Tour on May 2, 2010. It is the largest mass cycling event in the world, with about 32,000 of my closest friends riding. As I am the veteran of 38 century rides, the distance was not a problem, at 42 miles. I usually consider New York City off road, so I rode my 2001 Jamis Nova with 700x32c Schwalbe Marathon tires. The steel framed bike and wide tires were a good choice on less than perfect roads. Speed was not a concern due to the large mass of riders.Our speed averaged 8.6 mph .The temperature reached 87 degrees Farenheit, and all had a good time.The photos are of my Jamis Nova prior to the ride, and myself ( right ) and Peter ( left ).
I'm just a guy who likes to ride. Not the fastest. Not the slowest. I am always seeking new riding challenges. This blog records my experiences in the saddle, as they relate to the rest of my life. Hopefully, those who read it will be able to share with and learn from me.