WEEKDAY WARRIORS: WINDY WEDNESDAY TO NYACK
A few notes from yesterday’s ride:
- Spring is here, but only kinda. Central Park is looking quite charming, but the weather and mood is still reminiscent of winter sadly.
- Got a PR on the Ash Street climb yesterday. How the Top 10 Leaderboard got up that 12% grade fucker in under 1:30 I’ll never know.
- There’s no Gluten Free options at Gypsy Donut, unfortunately.
- The South Side of the GWB is closed through Friday. Plan appropriately (and bring cleat covers).
- It’s crazy windy out there this week. Don’t get blown over.
Picture this: You’re in the breakaway group of 15 riders out of 60 something. You’ve got 3 teammates with you, too. The first half of the race usually beats the shit out of you, but not today. You felt fucking fresh. You were in the front group, if not the first one up, all the major climbs. You were smart and didn’t work any more than you had to. That’s what got you in this breakaway.
Mile 40 of 65. No chase group in sight. You, along with your teammates, and 11 other racers did an incredible job keeping the pace high enough (on top of not eating shit on the mud climbs and descents) to make sure that this was it and that you guys wouldn’t get caught. You’ve got an 8-minute lead on the rest of them - at the very least. The lead group of Battenkill 2014, Group 4C looked promising.
JP BEVINS RED HOOK CRIT WOMENS PORTRAITS
I’m a sucker for a good set of portraits and JP did an incredible job with these.
"Despite the weather conditions, despite a crash during the women’s race that left a racer with a broken collarbone, despite having to travel across the country, overseas, or from their home on the other end of Brooklyn, these women are amazing. I’m honored I was able to shoot them."
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