Montauk 145!!!

Discussion in 'rec.bicycles.rides' started by NYC XYZ, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. NYC XYZ

    NYC XYZ Guest

    Hi, All:

    Any advice for doing this year's Manhattan to Montauk 145-Miler -- on a
    'bent?

    It's supposed to be mostly flat, with hills only towards the end.
    Starts at 6 in the morning and scheduled to end no later than 6 in the
    evening. Hopefully no headwinds!

    The route's top-secret...but there are probably only so many ways of
    getting 1K+ cyclists through Long Island, right?

    Anyway, your experiences -- 'bent or otherwise -- are appreciated. The
    tour organizers really want to scare folks away from doing this
    denomination (66 and 100 are the others), but with half the day to play
    with, it's only 12mph on average! Okay, so you figure...what, two
    hours' worth of rest? That's still like 15mph -- on flat terrain! No
    big deal, right? 'Specially on a nice comfy 'bent!
     
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  2. "NYC XYZ" wrote:
    > Any advice for doing this year's Manhattan to Montauk 145-Miler -- on a
    > 'bent?
    >
    > It's supposed to be mostly flat, with hills only towards the end.
    > Starts at 6 in the morning and scheduled to end no later than 6 in the
    > evening. Hopefully no headwinds!
    >
    > The route's top-secret...but there are probably only so many ways of
    > getting 1K+ cyclists through Long Island, right?
    >
    > Anyway, your experiences -- 'bent or otherwise -- are appreciated. The
    > tour organizers really want to scare folks away from doing this
    > denomination (66 and 100 are the others), but with half the day to play
    > with, it's only 12mph on average! Okay, so you figure...what, two
    > hours' worth of rest? That's still like 15mph -- on flat terrain! No
    > big deal, right? 'Specially on a nice comfy 'bent!


    A lot depends on you. Have you ever done a century? Also, the eastern part
    of the ride is flat, wide open terrain, so in the unlikely event of a strong
    east wind, it can be murder.

    Art Harris
     
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