Brooklyn Pave Ride Happening?

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I've been looking forward to this ride.

I RSVP'd to Scott Demel and received an email stating that he was out of town and wouldn't be leading it this year. He didn't really have any other information.

Is someone else taking the reins, or is the ride cancelled this year. If it's on, when is meeting time? Is the route the same?


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Evan Marks (not verified)
Ride? What ride?

Isn't the afternoon beer-fest in front of a big screen the main event?

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christian (not verified)

Meet at 2.30pm in front of Borough Hall (Joralemon St.)
Route is the same as last year.
Everybody bring a cue sheet, since the drop policy is the same as at l'enfer du Nord.
Paris Roubaix starts at 5.00pm on OLN.

Somebody call Water Street Bar.

- Christian

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Carol Wood (not verified)
Is that this Sunday (4/9)?

And where do you get a cue sheet? I hope to be there on my fixed and would certainly get dropped.

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John Z (not verified)
Let's Do It!

"This has been a really fun time in years past. Of course no participant will look at the results prior to the ride's start.

I looked over the cue sheet and do recommend the ""shortcut"" option instead of going back up to Prospect Park."

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Mordecai Silver (not verified)
Allow yourselves enough time!

Last year we met at 2:00 p.m., and the P-R broadcast was scheduled on OLN at 4:00. We did a lap around Prospect Park about 3 miles into the ride in order to warm up a little (the day was cool and damp), which I thought was a good idea. The pace was pretty fast, and we did take the 3rd Ave. shortcut after the punishing cobbled sections (6 of them!) in Sunset Park. But someone had a flat, and we waited a few minutes for him. We ended up skipping some of the cobbles in Red Hook, and still came about 15 minutes late to the Water St. Bar.

2:30 p.m. is a good time to meet, but 2:00 would be even better. As a best-case scenario, there are no flats and everything goes smoothly. You get to the bar a few minutes early, which gives you a chance to get some sensation back into your tingling hands and to get a good seat in front of the TV.

Have a good time. I'm sorry that I can't be there this year.

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John Z (not verified)
Good Idea

Starting at 2:00 PM leaves ample time for a 5:00 OLN broadcast.

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ScottD (not verified)


Sorry I am out-of-town this year. Go to the website and follow the route used for 2004 (the primary cue sheet link). I think the one on the NYCC page is more scenic, going through Victorian Brooklyn, but it is longer with lots of stop signs + signals. The other is more direct, encirling Greenwood cemetery.

Enjoy. If (and when?) IKEA is built in Red Hook, this ride may never happen again.


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Mordecai Silver (not verified)
Sunday's weather for the race


Nasty weather for Sunday

The classics purists will be rejoicing at the long term weather forecast for northern France this weekend. Despite a beautiful 20 degree, sunny and windless day for the Ronde van Vlaanderen last Sunday, and drizzles but no downpour at Gent-Wevelgem yesterday, the weather has taken a turn for the worse this week and it's expected to be cold, wet and windy in Roubaix. Forecast maximum temperatures are approximately 10 degrees, and the wind will probably be from the northwest, which will blow ahead and across the riders all day. Added to that are intermittent rain showers, meaning that the Hell of the North will be another slug-fest across the muddy plains of northern France.

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Sonny (not verified)

If you wanted to take the subway, would closest be Clark Street on the 2 or 3?

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JP (not verified)
Borough Hall

No, not Clark, but one more stop to Borough Hall; the 2,3,4, and 5 stop there. You get out right on Joralemon St. Exit from the middle throught he clerk's gate.

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John Z (not verified)
Are We Doing It?

Is this going to be a ride and what time/route? I like the idea of a 2:00 PM start on Sunday, using the shorter of the two routes.

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Carol Wood (not verified)

I'll be there at 2pm with a friend, unless my legs are fried from Saturday.

John, I'll print up 20 of the shorter cue sheets from Scott's site. If I don't make the ride, I'll leave them with my doorman and you or anyone else can stop by to get them.

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