Overland Ride - Saturday, September 10th

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6 years 3 months ago #39224 by Deaconmtb
Deaconmtb replied the topic: Re: Overland Ride - Saturday, September 10th
There is a good chance I'll be there.

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6 years 3 months ago #39218 by bodie6
bodie6 replied the topic: Re: Overland Ride - Saturday, September 10th
:o That would have made for one heck of a story for the WNYMBA forum!

Just to reiterate, the ride is on September 10th, and we'll be meeting/leaving from the Chautauqua Gorge State Forest at 9:00am. g.co/maps/n43n

I actually figured out a way to shorten our distance on the tarmac by 1 mile and to eliminate the long road climbs. Once we exit the Rails to Trails, we'll hang a left onto Titus Road, a right onto RT. 430, left onto 302, right onto Walt Corners, and a left onto Bates Road. This takes care of 300 feet of climbing.

Old Route: www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5037258

New Route: www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5037255

There's still two weeks to prepare yourselves for this ride. I hope to hear from more of you!

Jake

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6 years 3 months ago #39217 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Overland Ride - Saturday, September 10th
major potential oops... see you on the 10th... also keep us updated on your new lights.

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6 years 3 months ago - 6 years 3 months ago #39215 by penguin
penguin replied the topic: Re: Overland Ride - Saturday, September 10th
I will be there! I'm figuring about 1 1/2 hours from Cheektowaga-

WOW- I am a complete idiot! I thought it was tommmorrow- I finally realized it wasn't when I just reread post- I would have been sitting there at parking lot tommorrow am like a complete moron. I'm not lying- My Camelback is sitting in kitchen and i just packed up my shoes.
See what kind of attention span I have on 5 hours of sleep each night

Penguin

Mommy- theres a root on the trail! Make it go away! I want my Binkie
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6 years 3 months ago #39214 by bodie6
bodie6 replied the topic: Re: Overland Ride - Saturday, September 10th
Penguin,

You should join us; it's gonna be a great ride.

I would bring the better climbing bike, which I would guess to be the Kona, and I would put some low rolling resistance tires on it. Most of the really tough uphills are short enough where you can easily get away with a hike-a-bike.

I can see someone bringing a cross bike and having a blast on this ride. Although the ride is quite long, as long as you stock some food with you (perhaps 1,000 calories worth?), and bring a few GU packets or Shot Bloks, you should be able to hammer out most, if not all, of the ride. I'm gonna try to stash a bag of homemade cookies, some beers, and some gatorade at the lean-to, so there will be a nice pit-stop at the half-way point and right after a serious grin-inducing downhill section.

I can't speak for everyone, but whenever I ride the Westside Overland trail, I always feel as though I'm on a back-country adventure. :twisted:

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6 years 3 months ago #39213 by penguin
penguin replied the topic: Re: Overland Ride - Saturday, September 10th
I'm thinking about coming- still trying to figure out if I can make it the whole way? If not I may have to bail out early. Trying to decide between the Kona Hei-Hei 2-9 with the loud brakes or my 26" Truth that I havn't ridden much this year

Penguin

Mommy- theres a root on the trail! Make it go away! I want my Binkie

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