Wednesday, June 3, 2009

TNTS and other ramblings

The Tuesday Night Training Series . . . it's on. It's been months in the making, but we just kicked off our local training series. It's been awhile since the CNY racing scene has had a weekly race. Last week was our first week. As luck would have it, it was cold and rainy. Last night brought warmer temperatures and bigger numbers. Hopefully we have a hit on our hands.

Three courses, an A & B race, three local teams and one local club. What more could you ask for?

If all goes well, the TNTS rides will morph into a Tuesday night CX series. MMmmm CX Series. Speaking of CX, I installed some new components on the Ridley a little over a week ago. FrankenSRAM. A little bit of Red, a little bit of Force and a bunch of Rival. Finished installing it at 11:30pm and got up bright and early and took it on a 34 mile shakedown ride with 4500 feet of climbing on tractor trails, road and single track. Took it out again this weekend to Green Lakes and I think the shakedown portion is behind me. The SRAM is running great and the bike is pretty much ready for the Black Fly on the 13th. The Black Fly one of my favorite races of the year. 40 miles of DEC roads, pot holes, hills, and well . . . black flies. Oh yeah, deer and horse flies as well. Most of them can fly quicker than 20MPH. These bugs eat Deep Woods Off for breakfast, so you don't want to get a flat. I highly recommend this race if you live anywhere near the Adirondacks.

If you live in CNY, check out the TNTS rides. They will make you "strong like bull."

1 comment:

bluecolnago said...

i hate black flies...

we have skeeters here that can fly that fast. those little buggars suck!

sounds like a great series!