River Road Ride Video

A bit of a breezy day, but incredibly sunny and gorgeous Sunday. I’ve now done this route in every season and finally got some snow that wasn’t a giant slush-fest. I know I’ve said it before, but if you’re looking for a ride while visiting NYC, you could do worse than this one. Just cross over the GWB (I think the ramp is at 176th street, I’ve never really looked at the number), and instead of turning right at the end, turn left and follow the path down the hill to the start of River Road. It’s a very scenic …

Sparrow Hill Ride Video

A ride with Matthias in August in Australia. Second time riding on single track and I did much better than the day before. More confident – I think because there was less chance of me falling off the side of a mountain. The bike was a rental (Norco Nitro), and I wasn’t clipped in so I had one less thing to worry about. Not as much technical stuff as the Mt Stromlo track the day before. I enjoyed it more, but would love to get more practice to tackle the more technical rides and downhills. Sadly, don’t have a MTB …

Bear Mountain Video

The Bear Mountain ride is a pilgrimage every NY cyclist must make. It makes you forget you live in a crowded metropolis (though there are actually plenty of great choices for rides in this magnificent city). On this day, I headed out with some people from the NY Cycle Club. They were used to riding together, and a reasonably fast group – I hope I didn’t slow them down too much, though I felt like I was keeping up ok. On this day, I found out that I don’t suck at climbing as much as I thought I did. In …