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Old 04-13-2019, 02:21 PM
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/\ those are getting me excited for this ride, looks awesome.

Hopefully we get a Saturday like today... its like 70 and sun is shining.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:56 PM
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"Hopefully we get a Saturday like today... its like 70 and sun is shining."

Or we get 37 and snow showers! This will be brutal.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:09 AM
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"Hopefully we get a Saturday like today... its like 70 and sun is shining."

Or we get 37 and snow showers! This will be brutal.
Lol yep.

I was not feeling super great last night and the day before and just got up and trying to decide if I want to go do this.

Weather is not great, nope. Won’t even crack 40 today.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:39 AM
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Lol yep.



I was not feeling super great last night and the day before and just got up and trying to decide if I want to go do this.



Weather is not great, nope. Won’t even crack 40 today.


Do it! I’ll be there!


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Old 04-27-2019, 03:43 PM
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I ended up doing it. Pretty epic day huh?

I can't believe it snowed the whole ride. Nice climbs, that first one was brutal.
Was not feeling great the first 10 miles, I think was still asleep but then I turned it around and had a great time. Will be back next year for sure.

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Old 04-27-2019, 03:51 PM
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Great pix! It was ccccccold, especially at the end. The hail was brutal, but worth it


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Old 04-27-2019, 04:37 PM
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I was there and I was right. The sleet pelting you on every downhill was the worst. That first climb was tough. Great ride though, enjoyed the day regardless.
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:01 PM
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I was there and I was right. The sleet pelting you on every downhill was the worst. That first climb was tough. Great ride though, enjoyed the day regardless.
haha yeah it was. I was glad I have glasses. Also glad that I overdressed (I didn't but I thought I did mid of first climb) But after that I pretty much kept all my layers on.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:24 AM
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That was a ton of fun. I really love that pocket of the Catskills. Cross Mountain is a pretty good climb and descent was really fun. Mary Smith Hill actually felt easy by comparison. I think it's harder going the other way which is the way I've done it in the past.
Weather sure was epic. I'm so glad though that it was cold enough to be snowing/hailing rather than 10 degrees warmer and just raining all day. That would have been exponentially more miserable. I was happy to have the randonneur bag along so I could bring plenty of layering options. I switched out about 3/4 of the way to my winter gloves and put on a jacket. Overall, stayed warm and the snow was beautiful. Could have done without the hail facial exfoliation treatments on my face on some of the fast descents though.

Untitled by Adam Paiva, on Flickr

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Look, pretty snow!
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vs. ARGH hail obliterating my face!
Untitled by Adam Paiva, on Flickr

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this was my whip. The Rene Herse Junipers were pretty perfect for this ride.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:31 PM
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100% the junipers were perfect for this ride. grip when needed, comfortable. Apart from being noisy on pavement, very very into this tires.\
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