Thursday, June 30, 2011

Longer and higher

I came up with an alternate route for the ride. I had wanted to go through the southwest portion of Harriman and Sterling Forest / Tuxedo to get the climbing.  Before lunch instead of coming over Little Tor from the North it comes up from the south, heads up to Cheesecote and climbs to almost 900 feet before coming back down and heading to lunch. That makes the route to lunch 46.6 miles and 3311 feet (it would be more if I left in the Alpine climb in Palisades Park). The route after lunch heads over to Sloatsburg and enters Harriman on Long Meadow and has a climb up to 992 feet elevation from 640 (of course, Long Meadow starts at 453 feet and before that Orange Turnpike is at 300 feet). After all that climbing and mileage I had to find the shortest way home but it still comes to 68.6 miles and 3646 feet after lunch. Total would be 115.2 miles and 6957 feet.

I am thinking maybe this is a bit much though with having the next day off ...still, should probably get an earlier start than 7:45 AM. I did the Tour de Cure about 105 miles and lots of stopping and was still back in NY 6PM from a 7AM start.


  1. Can I drop into this ride? Where does it start from? What type of pace does the group hold?

  2. Jose, my rides are all open when listed with the NYCC (or 5BBC). My July 3rd ride is listed with the NYCC as B-16 to 17.

    If you are going to join us, please sign up which gives me your contact information, both regular and in case of emergency, and has you sign the waiver. I do require that people whom I do not know join us at the start rather than meet us en route.