A handful of NYCC members showed up for the 8 mile race with
an average 8% grade.
Hank Schiffman writes:
A total of 233 racers finished. We had rain in the morning as a cold front
came through. An hour before the race the top was shrouded in clouds. As the
high pressure established itself, strong gusty winds from the northwest,
increasing with elevation with crystal clear and dropping temperatures
characterized the atmosphere. My wave, the last of 4 were literally in a
double paceline for a mile and a half to 2 miles. In the six hillclimbs
that I have done I had never seen a paceline before. And the competition
is getting more intense as this is the third year for this event. Strong
Canadian riders are entering and doing very well. Interestingly, the Hudson
Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association held a convention in Lake Placid.
Before the event they held a parade. Companies throughout our cycling region
were present from Nyack to Kerhonkson, Port Chester to Newburgh. This is
an annual event which deserves a greater NYCC turnout.
A moment to reflect before the descent.
Red lights ahead; Traffic at 4,000+ feet; modern day caravan. The slower,
but warmer way to get down the mountain.