WCC Leaders

Ride Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    • 10:30A
      Armonk Tazza - Sarles - Pea Pond - E. Middle Patent/ Hickory Kingdom 27
      Ave Karel
      **REQUIRED: always call out when passing + advance (not day of) sign up, thanks!

      Forecast for Wednesday shows temps in the mid 30’s and a little breeze, partly sunny - so it’s the first sub 40 degree day for us to ride.

      As per recent conversations about “how” to best do Winter rides, we’ll start a little later (for warmth), do a shorter route in the 30 mile + or - range, skip the rest stop, BUT find a start/finish location where we could gather after the ride for coffee + conversation. (my favorite thing)

      Tazza in Armonk is a good location. It was crowded on Monday morning, but reasonably quiet in the early afternoon. Hoping for the same on Wednesday. If needed, we could always go to the bagel shop or DeCicco’s instead.

      Park at Muni Lot and meet over at Tazza to start the ride.

      I plotted a 27 mile route that takes us up Sarles, then up Rt. 22 past the area where George Soros lives, past Martha Stewart on Pea Pond, up E. Middle Patent and Hickory Kingdom, and finally the climb up Banksville Rd. to the finish. So a short route, with hills (about 71 feet/mile or more) to warm us up. Not sure what final average will be? Maybe in the 13’s? In any event, we will stay together and REGROUP throughout.

      Cold weather riding is very doable with: shoe covers, thick socks, chemical toe warmers, layers of clothing, balaclava, and warm gloves or battery heated gloves. I can comfortably start rides below 32F.

      Helmets required, no headphones, check tires + equipment in advance to avoid problems, bring 2 spare tubes/water bottles. Be clipped in + ready 5 minutes before depart time. Print/download the route from ridewithgps.com, review it CAREFULLY + add my cell # (914-826-3440)......... Let's ride SAFELY + have fun!........ My Map: Sign In .. .. {PS Worked out well. Gusty wind, good group, mid 30's temps, everyone happy with starting/finishing at Tazza in Armonk - a new Winter tradition has begun with gathering and conversation after the ride......quite hilly, 83 feet per mile}
    • 10A
      Cold Air and Hot Latte
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: We won't let the cold weather stop us! Nothing like a few climbs to keep us warm! This is a slightly different route to and from one of my favorite coffee spots, the Black Cow in Croton. Helmets, cell phones, and good cheer required! Sign In
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018
    • 9:30A
      Alice's Restaurant annual ride
      Peter Aaron
      Annual Alice's Restaurant ride, come out for a lovely fall ride in upper Connecticut and Massachusetts. Rest stop is in Stockbridge and then a stop at the Guthrie Center for a photo! Please post a ride at your level and start the ball rolling! Rain date is the 17th Saturday. Club account route is here Sign In
    • 9:30A
      Circles and Arrows and ....
      Robert Hermann
      You've trained all year for this one! It's got distance, cold, wind, hills, a long car ride and so much more, not to mention tradition. We stop in Stockbridge to look for Alice and eat lunch at her former spot. You'll feel great when it's over. Am I incentivizing you? This IS a special ride. Our pace will be what we all feel like doing. Christine and I will monitor the weather; if it looks bad, well, we may bag it. Rain date is the 17th Saturday. Club account route is here Sign In
    • 9:30A
      Alice's Restaurant
      Christine Schopen

      Come ride with me on our annual pilgrimage to Alice's Restaurant in Stockbridge, MA. I hope to average between 13.5-14.0.

      Arrive by 9:15 and be ready to for a great day on the bike. Rolling hills, regrouping, historical sights and lunch in what used to be Alice's Restaurant. I will update this post after lunch location is confirmed. About 3100' of climbing.

      I will email any weather updates, it can be brutally cold or ridiculously windy!

      My cell is: 914-907-7353

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  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    • 9:30A
      Rails and Trails to South Street Seaport
      Deborah Ramsey
      It's always fun and an adventure to bike into Manhattan! This time we start at Redmond Park in Yonkers and work our way down to the Hudson River Greenway, all the way to the South Street Seaport (several coffee shops!). Our return is basically just retracing our route. Helmets, cell phones, a sense of adventure, and good cheer required! Sign In