i ride two bikes for my respective cycling needs.
first is my fuji track pro aka my commuting/good times riding/bombing in traffic/lackadaisically learning tricks on bike.
second, newest addition, a zeus orbea aka the most formidable machine EVER.
my olivia orbea was generously built up for me by my amazing dad – a man 20 yrs into the new england cycling world – with the help of open bicycles (http://openbicycle.com/) in somerville, mass. the sheer beauty of my new souped up machine is what motivated me, and cemented my decision, to begin road racing this spring.
dilemma? i live in nyc, and it’s febuary; we’re dead in the middle of winter’s slippery tracks. add that to my irrational, inexplicable, yet all-consuming fear of riding clipless, as well as physical inabilities to rise at 5:45am for scheduled group club rides, and it’s safe to say i’m in poor preparation for the spring season.
so! i wanted to pose a question to you fellow nyc-ers and riders alike: what are some good training routes you frequent? i live a couple avenues away from both central park and the west side bike path, so i’m already all over those. any advice on some out of manhattan spots i can go ride to my little heart’s content? also, what do you guys do to get out of a winter-time-too-cold-to-ride funk? honestly, what works for me is coming to CC and seeing what everyone else is up to and deriving motivation/inspiration from the consistently awesome content. awwww!