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CLIMBAHOLICS

  • Ride Level: 
    B-ride
  • Speed: 
    18
  • Spots: 
    0 of 7
  • Distance in Miles: 
    35

CLIMBAHOLICS

Sunday, August 21, 2022 09:30 AM

Many in our club conflate quantity of miles with quality. This route is short but sweat (sic)—only 35 miles; but don’t be misled by its short distance: it is exceedingly challenigng unless you’re an easy climber. 
 
Up Booth, up Morrow, up Next Day, up Speer, up Churchill, up Leroy-Buckingham, up Walnut, with grades of 10, 12, 14, even 17% in spots.  …With the uphills coming pretty much one right after another.
 
The leader, a geriatric octagenarian, leads from the rear on all uphills not because he wants to but because he can't ride uphill worth a damn: he suffers from a congenital hill defect which requires his blood doping to climb out of potholes and is daunted by driveways. The point is: You don't have to be strong to come. All you need is: The Will, the Time, and a Low Enough Gear. And the patience to await the belated arrival atop each climb with compassion for the infirm and the elderly.
 
No lunch stop. Home by 1:30
 
Leaders: 
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Before You Ride

  • Make sure your bike is in GOOD working order.
  • Pump up tires to the pressure specified on the sidewall.
  • Bring essentials: helmet, 2 spare tubes, pump, patch kit, 2 water bottles, pocket food, ID, and cash (credit optional).
  • Eat a good breakfast consisting of carbohydrates and proteins.

Bicycle helmets are required head attire for all NYCC Club rides.

Earphones are not allowed while riding. Aerobars are not allowed while riding.

If you signed up and find you cannot make the ride, please remove yourself and open the slot for others.

 

Ride Waiver Acknowledgement

By joining this ride you indicate your agreement with the Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement.

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