Thursday Evening Training w/ Bill Flecher (Cleveland Velodrome)

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NEOCycle: The Nation’s Largest Urban Cycling Festival Sept. 8-10, (Cleveland)

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Hanging out at the Track

Happened to be in the neighborhood and in time to catch Bill Flecher and Gary putting on a clinic.

GeoOrbital Wheel | Make your bike electric in 60 seconds by GeoOrbital — Kickstarter

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The future of cycling is here! The X1 Smart Helmet lets you intercom, listen to music, take calls and more! 

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Watch “The National 24 Hour Challenge” on YouTube

Some pics From the National 24 Hour Challenge

A before (the storm) pic of my tent.

This is a pic of 1 of 2 rips in the tent created by an event tent that tumbled across the parking lot and drop kicked my tent. Luckily I foresaw what could happen on this schoolyard and took shelter in the car.

 

Cassie S. taking a bathroom break after about 200 miles into the race. She looks pretty fresh and still has a smile on her face.

Apurv V. getting it in on his first 24 Hour Challenge.

3 leaders coming into checkpoint 2 about 15 minutes ahead of the field. I think Billy V. is in this group. Normally the first group would likely be with them at this point but the windy conditions must have broken up the field.

Chris C. and Greg P. getting ready to start.

Jeff C. getting introduced to Diane (the previous organizer of the N24HC).

Cassie trying to operate the doors on her tent remotely?  I don’t think it works like that Cassie. 

Greg looking ready. Is that rain on the pavement?

Roadblocks That Cyclists Encounter on the Road

Nice try R. Shea Brewing Co., on Merriman Rd. 

This false alarm caused Jim, Joe O., and myself to lose a few minutes on last weekend’s ride.  Luckily we were smart enough to read between the lines.

25th (and Final) Prep Ride Report

3 riders turned out for the finality for the 2017 ride series. The weather was very pleasant but windy at times.  The route was one of the easier ones in that there were lots of familiar roads.

On the Freedom Trail, there was a near miss with a chipmunk but things worked out.

Leaving Akron, there were some stretches of pavement that almost knocked our helmets off. Overall, it was a great day to be out.

 

Riders included:

Eric Overton
Jim Boland
Joe Ochmanski

Welcome to the group: 0

 

Riders 3
Max. Miles 101 miles
Temperature 68-81 degrees with winds at 9-19 mph (W)
Close Calls I got t-boned by a chipmunk. We were on the freedom trail when a chipmunk ran into my wheel, jumped, hit my shoe, and then darted under the bike and continued across the path. No harm to chipmunk, rider, or bike.
Mechanical Failures 0
Mishaps 0
Fixed Gear, Single Speed, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bike 0

 

“The only thing better than a 12 hour challenge is a 24 hour challenge”   –John Clay

23rd and 24th Long Distance Ride Reports

23rd Long Distance Ride Report

 

Joe O. forgot to read the memo that this weekend’s ride would be on Sunday instead of Saturday and rode solo.

Riders included:

Joe Ochmanski

Welcome to the group: 0

Riders 1
Max. Miles 75 miles
Temperature 65-79 degrees with winds at 7-15 mph (SSW)
Close Calls 0
Mechanical Failures 0
Mishaps 0
Fixed Gear, Single Speed, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bike 0

 

24th Long Distance Ride Report

3 riders. The weather was one of the warmest weekend starts that we had so far.  It was a pleasant day to be riding.  We hung around at the first rest stop for quite some time, taking in the nice weather and were resigned to make it a short day.  We also stopped by the bike demo that was in the Bedford reservation.

Riders included:

Christa Myers
Eric Overton
Tim New

Welcome to the group: 0

 

Riders 3
Max. Miles 55-61 miles
Temperature 75-89 degrees with winds at 12-16 mph (SW)
Close Calls 0
Mechanical Failures 0
Mishaps 0
Fixed Gear, Single Speed, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bike 0

“The only thing better than a 12 hour challenge is a 24 hour challenge”   –John Clay