NYC Century

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I'm possibly visiting NY area from out of state during the weekend of the NYC Century. Is this ride worth bringing my bike up to NY? I'm more serious than a recreational-type cyclist, but not a racer. Good ride factor? Fun factor? Thanks.

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Carol (not verified)
You bet...IMHO

The ENY Century is a beautiful ride. You'll find it challenging enough without leaving you wasted at the end of the day. Lunch and snack stops are provided and the ride is very well supported. You can do it on your own or in a group with a ride leader. And despite what you might see on this message board from time to time, we really are a sociable, fun group of riders.

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NYCC at Century

Hi. I would like to join that ride, too, on my 40 year old Raliegh. I always carry two spares. I would prefer to ride with the Club. I returned to casual riding last year, and I love it. My speed is probably at a B or C level, but I have endurance. Recently completed the Ride to Long Beach. Ron, the Ride leader, was a real Mensch. If anyone wants to try to ride together, I am at [email protected]. Hope to hear from interested riders...

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David Hallerman (not verified)
TA Century Good

Actually, I've been a marshal for the TA Century (aka, NYC Century) for a few years now, and the route is better than ever, using a lot of greenways, and while it's no leaving-the-five-boroughs ride, it's still a fun and good ride, getting you to places in Nueva York you might not have seen o'wise, and I wouldn't say it's lots of stop-and-go traffic (although there is some) and the bunches of careless cyclists is the May 5-Borough Ride, which is a whole 'nother beast.

Yes, TA Century is a good ride.

David, who better not use such long sentences when working today

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Marty Wolf (not verified)
NYC Century

Assuming you mean the TA Century which takes place totally within the 5 boros of NYC - bring your own bike but carry at least three, yes, three - spare tubes. I marshalled the ride 4 years ago and had four flats with three tubes. NYC streets tend to have a lot of glass. I finally actually had to patch a tube, which I never do and which is time consuming (especially following three previous tube changes) - but it's a fun, well supported ride (though not nearly as much fun and as well supported AND as beautiful as our NYCC Century which will take place on 10/4/03).

Marty Wolf

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fieldsparrow (not verified)

Thanks for the info!

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)
NYC Century

"I ride & marshal (part of) the NYC century whenever possible. Yes, it can be tedious, the course is ""unprotected"" - just like ""real life"" cycling, some riders do dumb things, but overall, it's a lot of fun.

I also highly recommend the ""Tour de Bronx"" in October. It's shorter and more laid back.

Finally, a NYC Century story I can't forget. One year, at about mile 90 (44th St & 7th Av in Brooklyn) a petite blond woman is giving out bananas. She was not an ""official"" stand, so the cynical NYer in me said ""beware,"" and I declined. A week later, I meet the same woman on a NYCC ride. The woman was our own Marina Bekkerman!"

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Sal (not verified)
Group for NYC Century

If anyone is interested in doing the TA NYC Century on September 7 with a group, I will be doing the ride with a couple of friends (we'll do the entire 100 miles at B level pace).

Meeting point is 110th street and adam clayton powell boulevard (north side entrance to central park) west side of the entrance at 5:30am. I will be on a yellow cannondale mountain bike.

Sal

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Lynn (not verified)
NYC Century

I already signed up to do it, so yes, I'd like to join you.

Lynn

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Carol Wood (not verified)
Meeting place for the leisurely group

I am looking to ride either the 55-mile or 75-mile route on Sunday (depending on what remains after Fred's ride Saturday).

Is anyone else interested in doing either route at a leisurely, sightseeing pace, around 13-15?

Let's meet at 7:15 am at the fountain in front of the Plaza Hotel, 59th St. & Fifth Ave., leaving by 7:30. It will probably be very crowded and chaotic at the Central Park starting point and hard to find people. A 7:15 start will hopefully give people enough time to sign in and get down to 59th.

I will be on a silver Specialized hybrid (or maybe a black Swift Folder).

Anyone who wants to join: if you don't already have your bib for the ride, give yourself enough time to get through the mob scene at the start and down to 59th St. (I already have my bib.) I am told that the organizers will be staggering departure times down 5th Ave. so you will want to take an alternate route.

Lynn, if you do brave the crowds at the start, would you grab me cue sheets for both the 55- and 75-mile routes if you can? Thanks--and see you Sunday morning!



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Lynn B (not verified)
Sightseeing 55

HI, Carol:

Yep, a sightseeing 55 sounds fine for me- had a spill yesterday (and I'm definitely not Tyler Hamilton)so scaling down my 100 mile intentions. Where to meet?

Lynn

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Alan (not verified)
Sightseeing 55

I'm planning to do the 55 probably at around the 13-15 pace -- maybe a little faster, we'll see. I'll be at the start point at 7am with a red Gary Fisher mtb.

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)
NYC Century

I'm marshalling the 55 & will keep my eyes open for the rest of you.
:)

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Lynn B (not verified)
Sightseeing 55

OK, Carol
Me, of the navy blue LeMond and red jersey- I'll find you.

Lynn

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Prospect Park Start

I'll be doing the 100 from the Prospect Park start. Based on previous years, I expect my computer to read an average of 12 to 13 point something, likely more towards 12ish. If anyone would like to form a Brooklyn pack at that pace, get in touch. I'll be on a black Mercier Corvus with a Tubus Fly rack.

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Good ride, lots of fun.

Was a marshal for the 100 mile route last year.

Liked the route and the fact that it's not as crowded as the Five Boro Bike tour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20LB84l6NMw

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