Despite the gloomy, raw weather we had a good turnout for today's multi-level ride. John, Dan, Marion, Daniel and Jay came out for the 40-mile ride from Toga Nyack to the GWB.
It was cloudy and foggy when we left Toga at 8:00. We kept a spirited pace through Nyack and Piermont and regrouped before making the climb up to 9W. Daniel ratcheted up the pace on the climbs to Alpine, and I struggled to keep him in sight. At the top he let me latch on, and we kept up a fast pace over the rollers of 9W to Ft. Lee. By the time we reached the bike shop we were pretty spent (at least I was), so we stopped for a regroup. Jay decided to wait for John, Anne and Marion to finish the ride with them. The rest of us headed down to Hudson Terrace and made the big climb up to 9W. We stayed together the whole way back to Toga and had a great paceline on 9W and Piermont Ave. Back at Toga we kicked back and enjoyed a post-ride cup of coffee.
We had a great workout today and a good time. I'm looking forward to some great rides for the 3-day weekend coming up.
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