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HARRIMAN State Park ( in the NY)(3 posts)

HARRIMAN State Park ( in the NY)Ralph
May 14, 2001 3:50 PM
Does any one know how this course compares to others. Easier? harder then most? I plan to trained in it! If I can handle it, Can I race any where?
re: HARRIMAN State Park ( in the NY)sissyboy
May 18, 2001 2:03 PM
This course is a 14 mile loop. It has a long decent (2 miles) and you will hit about 50 mph. Then you make a hair pin left and climb 2 miles then some short rolling hills and a short decent to the circle. Go 3/4 around and it pretty much flat till you get to the next cicle, go half way around circle and the road is a slight upgrade (3 percent)take that a couple of miles and follow the signs for Lake Welch, that will be a left and then a right, and a long gradual climb to Lake Welch (start/finish of the race). This course is considered one of the best road race courses in the U.S. It's a climbers race. I'ts a great place to ride. Harriman road race was May 13, a day after your post. Most other races in the tri state area are crits. Crca has races in Central Park and Prospect Park, both are great road race courses. They start at 6:00 am on the weekends (a little too early for me). If your looking for a good training ride there is a club in Orange County called OCBC they meet every Saturday morning at 8:00 am at the Big V Shop Rite in Florida N.Y. They do a 35 mile loop with a few climbs. The course is marked. There is all different levels of riders.

Good luck

re: HARRIMAN State Park ( in the NY)Ralphy
May 18, 2001 10:05 PM
thanks Jimmy