|New Jersey 200k Brevet||onespeed|
Apr 15, 2002 7:53 AM
|Did anyone out there do this on Saturday?
It had to be the most challenging ride I have ever done. The hills were the most sadistic I have ever ridden. They weaved up and around the Delaware river and through farmland, horsefarms and sheep farms. I got chased by 2 dogs, saw dozens of dead squirrels, saw 2 dead deer and one dead turkey hanging from a tree. I am going to look into getting a bigger cluster ratio for the rear.
130 miles; started at 7am; 3 checkpoints-1 secret checkpoint out on the course; turn sheet with 71 turns; no posted markers on the route; finished at 3:53pm.
I am now considering the 300k. The navigation probably added another half hour to my time. It wasnt easy navigating like that.
|Question about the cue sheet...||Djudd|
Apr 15, 2002 9:09 AM
|When do you get the cue sheet?...right before the ride or sometime before? I was thinking if you had the cue sheet long enough before you could pull a Lance and reconnoiter the ride. Obviously I am ignorant of the rules of brevets but I would like to participate.|
|They post a tentative cue sheet||onespeed|
Apr 15, 2002 9:28 AM
|In the weeks leading up to it. Then a final one the week of on the website. A few of the riders I rode with had ridden the some of the course from the tentative cue sheet. No one had ridden the entire cue sheet except for the rider who mapped it.
You could have pulled a Lance very easily. I dont think much changed from the tentative to the final cue sheet.
|New Jersey 200k Brevet - fun ride||dzrider|
Apr 15, 2002 10:54 AM
|I rode with a guy named Klaus for much of the ride and he did all the navigating - he was very good at it. We missed only one turn, realized it very quickly and got back on course. I thought the route was very beautiful and not at all what I picture when I hear New Jersey. There were indeed some hard hills, but no mountains and few head winds. At no time did I find myself relating to the dead animals which has happened on other rides. I plan to do more brevets and get myself one of those map holders. Hope to see you out there.|
|re: New Jersey 200k Brevet||Hielo66|
Apr 15, 2002 4:42 PM
|Yes, I did, I concur with everything you have said. The road kill wasn't a problem, since I am use to it when driving to the Poconos.
But the hills were murder, specially the 2 climbs on Rt519.
All of my friends took a shot at the cue sheet and managed to get us off track. I decide it not to give it a shot, didn't want to be the next victim.
This was the most challenging ride I have done. Look forward to the 300K.
|Yeah, the hills were steep.||dzrider|
Apr 16, 2002 4:37 AM
|Especially the one to the wind mill and one right after it on Bullis Rd (?). My appreciation for Klaus's navigating is growing as I hear your stories. I'll be doing the 300K in Boston and if that one goes well the 400K also.|
|Yeah, the hills were steep.||Hielo66|
Apr 18, 2002 10:14 AM
|Good luck and more power to you if you can do them.|| |