Nutley – Harriman via Arden Valley 100.1 Miles BTCNJ Joined
Didn’t ride yesterday and had bad day with computer etc and wound up eating so much ice cream and some cake alone with half jar of peanut butter. Probably 3 days worth of food but tons of junk. Did have oatmeal and veggies.
Riding to meet group I felt a little weak. I ate a bagel early and had some cytomax and was okay for a very fast ride. Felt very rested at end too probably due to all the calories I consumed day before. Just happy to be back on track with my nutrition plan.
Lk Hopatcong – Sussex & Warren Cty 71.9 Miles BTCNJ Joined
Frank Wilkes Ride.
Had no breakfast but ate bagel and had cytomax powder at beginning of ride. Felt okay but not great although got through a very very fast ride okay. Lead group out last mile to Ryan and was okay to get up beating my prior time missing 2nd place by 2 seconds.
This was one of my favorite rides as it felt like all downhill the first 15 miles.
Randy and Mara was there, Ray Morrow road awesome, a guy from Nanuet, Chet White road great. My most favorite ride of the year so far.
16 Sets 3 m 125 w, 8 Sets, 1 m 200 w, 7 Sets, .25 m 375 w to 400w
Did mid afternoon after full meals and felt tired but not bad after got going. Stood for first 200 watts then followed course for all others with some slow spinning after hard efforts. Felt pretty good but running on Sun had me a bit sore and probably weaker than would have been.
Ate full breakfast a pear plus 2 tbs peanut butter and 2 scoops cytomax before ride and was still exhausted. Was about 1500 calories deficient from ride day before plus did 1hr in the gym today, chest and legs.
Loantaka Excellent Adventure BTCNJ Led – Oldwick 71 Miles
Exhausted day before due to low calories. Consumed full calories day before as well. Slept okay.
Had 1 serving of oatmeal, 1.5 scoops of cytomax and another scoop with water before start of ride. Felt just Okay for ride but not good nor great like I did the last time I did ride with Steve F or when I did the Wawayanda ride 2 weeks ago.
Cliff Mortensen was there weighting 138 about 15 lbs less than years ago and had me going all out on climbs. He is very strong. Nate took short route back after lunch with Steve and Jim. Sara road strong entire ride even on the climbs. Larry B as usually pulled forever.
Consumed almost all required calories day before. Had full breakfast before ride – eggs, oatmeal and 1.5 scoop cytomax along with banana before gym workout prior to ride. Just 1 cup of coffee this morning.
Not sure how would feel but set out to Lincoln Pk then Lk Hiawatha then to Denville due to feeling better and better. Added 5 miles around complex to get over 70 miles. Had all cytomax for fuel along with a half bagel.
Ate large sweet potato for breakfast, 1.5 scoops cytomax and an apple. Had banana on ride and Mary M gave me an energy block plus had a half bottle of cytomax. Felt slightly better after riding but not much.
Due to rain road in Montclair but stayed dry. Carol got a flat on Grove but all okay after repaired.
16 Sets 3 m 125 w, 8 Sets, 1 m 200 w, 7 Sets, .25 m 375 w to 400w
Calibrated at 1.86. Low calories/carbs last few days and ride felt impossibly hard. Had 1.5 scoops of cytomax before ride along with 2 eggs and did not seem to help. Pedaled slow during resting phases and had a few good efforts at 15 sec all outs.
2000 calorie deficiency day before. .5 scoop cytomax before gym, 2 eggs for breakfast and 1 cytomax scoop in water before ride. Had 2 bottles of cytomax water, 2.5 scoops cytomax powder and bagel. Stopped in Strickly, Piermont Bicycle which was closed and Westwood cycle. Felt tired but able to keep decent speed. A bit faster though after Westwood Stop.
FUT/Helmet Shopping. Giro Aeon small almost fits if remove front pads, Synthe only works with a size medium, specialized felt better than both and lowest profile size medium. Razor r1 felt good too but need to try again at Bikery.
Ate almost all calories day before. Went to gym and okay there but very tired after. Has 2 eggs and 1 scoop of cytomax in some water and felt much better on ride. Had 1 bottle of cytomax on ride and felt pretty good and able to move along nicely easily. The first hill out of complex felt like I had someone pushing me up it. Body feels very good, I’m just tired from low calories at times.
Tried eating a full bottle of sugar instead of cytomax on ride and it did nothing for me but make me feel sickish. Had about 7 tablespoons plus 2 bottles of cytomax. Had 2 servings of oatmeal for breakfast with 2 coffees and 3 tsps sugar. Has 1 tablespoon peanut butter too.
Felt tired at start but not as bad as day before. Met Margaret’s ride at Brookdale which was nice and slow. After rest stop left alone with Sergio the 1 rider who attended my BTCNJ ride today.
Was almost 1500 calories deficient on prior day but ate all healthy food.
Stomach felt excellent this morning. Ate half serv oatmeal, 2 eggs, half serv cytomax and 2 sugar in coffee. Met BTCNJ ride at park and it was much faster than expected and felt completely awful with zero energy. Finished full bottle of cytomax by rest stop and had a few moments of feeling okay throughout ride. Drank 2 bottles of cytomax. Never felt like I was going to bonk just no energy at all.
Deficient 1300 calories from day before. Ate 1 serv oatmeal and 1 sugar, 2 eggs with 1 yolk and drank 2 scoops of cytomax on ride. Felt very tired until about 50 minutes into ride then felt adequate and finished both water bottles before ride ended.
Had 1 scoop cytomax for breakfast, 220 calorie bagels on ride early on, 2 scoops cytomax in water, 3.5 scoops of powder and 1 scoop in bottle at car along with a banana.
Felt very strong in beginning and and approached Warwick Tpk pulling group then started at a civilized pace. I had more and could have gone even faster. Got 4th over all fastest time on strava! I just looked and this climb starts at the beginning of White and I did not start until going through stop sign onto Warwick. Oh well now I know I can go faster next time. Got 5th over all time on Gould and could have gone even faster there too. Started to feel tired towards last 25 miles. Ken Levins was very strong on flats. Larry Borowsky pulled all the way down Westbrook and all the way to Gould.
Dan, Ed and Nate took short route to lunch then took rt 23 to avoid Gould. Dan had mechanical issues and could not get off large chainring.
Very nice temps 70’s to low 80’s with low humidity and bright sunshine. Great day!
Ate way too much day before, lots of ice cream. Had no breakfast and felt great on ride. Drank almost 1 bottle of cytomax. Very low wind. Reached Stevens Ave via standard route in just under 35 minutes and never pushed beyond aerobic effort.
Road to Campgaw meet BTCNJ Picnic ride. Joined B ride then after 10 miles broke off with Brian Hansen and others for fast pace to Lincoln Pk. Returned to Picnic and ate Veggie burger, cheese cake and several cookies before riding back home. All that junk food had me feeling with no energy. About 1,700 Junk calories but used almost 2,400 for ride.
About 500 calorie deficit day before with no breakfast and no sugar in coffee.
Planned to do this ride but due to rain I canceled then Jim delayed start so I went. Felt very good on the bike an met them on West Pky a little past Jacksonville about mile 15 for me. Did full century and departed in Oakland coming up Long Hill through Paterson to get home.
Ate 2 bagels, 1st at mile 17 ish, 2 cytomax bottle about 200 calories in sugar packets and 2 scoops of cytomax powder and 175 gram banana.
No breakfast but took in all calories for day before and felt okay.
Road to Market Basket for Ed Howard’s 75 mile ride to Jockey Hollow. Had bagel and cytomax powder there. Going out pace was low B but coming in it was much faster. Wound up eating 2 bagels, 2 bottles of cytomax and 3.5 scoops of powder.
Spit off to come home via Paterson for my last 15 miles and took Haledon Ave all the way then over bride and up Main then Grand to Broad.
Felt awful evening before ride and only slept an hour or two. Took in almost all used calories from day before.
Ate 178 gr sweet potato and 1 scoop cytomax for breakfast. Felt pretty good on ride to meet group in Glen Rock and Cervelo felt awesome and so fast. 11.5 miles to Recycle center going straight up Midland Ave. Stopped to lower saddle.
Jiar was on ride and has several good hard efforts. Took 7th place on Miller Rd and only 149 bpm HR at abut 75%. Could of easily shaved 10 seconds off time.
Ate 2 Bagels, 2 bottles of cytomax and a few sugar packets at deli.
Did arm workout before ride.
Low end BTCNJ B Ride but no shows. Had 2 servings of oatmeal and half scoop cytomax and made it through easy ride feeling okay. Visited old roads not taken in a long time down Wyoming to Summit and most pavement was good. Very light traffic day for a Friday.
800 calorie deficit from yesterday.
1 Scoop of cytomax for breakfast and felt good starting out. Saddle was very comfortable wearing Montclair team bibs. Drank 2 bottles of cytomax along ride, 1 bagel and 2.5 scoops of cytomax for total of 740 calories and slight bonk at mile 55 ish. Also had 1 bottle of straight water. Lost 4 lbs of weight at end of ride. Good hard effort at many spots along route.
Did Back workout early morning before ride. Increased weight 10 lbs on front wide and close pulldowns.
1 scoop of cytomax for breakfast before ride. Felt exhausted at start although ate adequate day before – 400 calorie deficit. Had a scoop of cytomax along the way along with 2 bottles of water – 1 scoop cytomax in each – and felt better and better as ride progressed. Looped through Montclair for extended miles. Good day.
Memorial Day ride up Ft Lee Rd, Henry Hudson Pk, 9W N. and returned 9W S. and Ft Lee Rd. Valiant from Saddle Brook attended and road a solid upper B pace. First time he was ever through Henry Hudson Pk and 9W. He had a 2014 R2 with 105 components. Advised about seat adjustments.
Took my BTCNJ ride to meet Jim Gattuso in Fairfield for joint century. Very windy but great day and my first Century since 2008. Was not expecting a fast ride but ate properly day before and was fine. Had half scoop of cytomax for breakfast.
Ate Standard Breakfast plus a scoop of cytomax and water. Very tired about 10 miles in then ate bagel and used 3 scoops of cytomax powder for rest of ride and was much better. Body still tires today. Had strong tale wind coming in from Montvale/Fairfield an all the way home. Bridge was out at River Rd and Eagle Rock Ave causing me to add 7 extra miles.
Had standard breakfast and half scoop of cytomax before ride. Felt a little sluggish at start. Back felt excellent as if a constant warm & soothing feeling. Saddle comfort the entire ride wearing PI knickers.
Got to start early and very dark like it was going to rain so waited 15 minutes. First half of ride was dark, very windy and extremely cold for shorts and sheer arm warmers. I was freezing. 2nd half warmed up just a little. Ate good day before and experimented with just Cytomax as fuel and no other food. Went through just over 1 bottle of cytomax mix and had 2.5 scoops of cytomax powder and did not bonk but will need to mix in more calories next time. Had to stop to pee 7 times so body was doing some strange things.
Forgot to turn Garmin back on and lost 2.5 miles and correct average is 16 mph.
16 Sets 3 m 125 w, 8 Sets, 1 m 200 w, 7 Sets, .25 m 375 w to 400w
Calibrated at 1.78. First hard set did not need 100% although I did not have a lot of energy. Towards the end of the ride I got stronger. A couple hard efforts caught me by surprise and I was able to still get pedals up to speed and finish strong.
Loantaka -Oldwick BTCNJ Excellent Adventure 70.2 Miles
Road with Steve Felmeister. Perfect day and felt awesome from start. Somehow sprained back on bike and for the first time it effected me while pedaling. Took it easy for a bit and eventually was under control. Upper Aerobic paced at times but pushed pretty hard on Fairmont and again on Whiteneck which went by very fast and Madisonville.
55 degrees at start and had a thin jersey and thin arm warmers so slightly cold all of ride. Heavy fog was like drizzle for first 2 hours. Felt incredible on bike, no neck, back, or saddle pain and felt like had tail wind entire ride. Road with Steve Felmeister who road from his home for 90 miles.
Mt View RR Station – BTCNJ Led Oakland, Greenwood Lk, Harriman via Rt 106/ 78.1 Miles
Perfect day. 68 degrees at start, high of 78. No wind until reached Suffern and still not so bad. Completely blue skies.
Skyline Dr, Stonetown Rd, East Shore Dr, 17A, Harriman via 106, Call Hollow, Long Hill, Breakneck.
Went faster than realized on Skyline making last section difficult. Hr 170.
Decided to ride the last minute. Experimented with new route to Swamp then to Jockey Hollow with different return route as well. Saw 88 degrees on bike. Sluggish at beginning but felt better as ride went on.
Oak Ridge – Sparta, Andover, Hackettstown, Lk Hopatcong 64.7 Miles
A great route but the worst day. Pouring rain while driving to start. 9am departure schedule but had to wait until 10. Got a flat in the first 20 yards. Sprained my back changing tire. Wheel kept rubbing so spent 20 minutes trying to figure out why for a full 25 minute delay. Dropped chain and due to rushing put a gouge in bottom bracket. Missed a few turns causing the entire ride to be a rush due to Sara having to pick kids up at 3:30 ish. Head wind the entire ride. Forgot to start garmin at start then when did 9 miles in had to reset ride trying to find next turn.
Took Cervelo out for inspiration and push pretty hard until too tired coming back. When up Ft Lee Rd to Fort Lee then straight up 9W. A rider on 9W had me pushing very hard just to stay close behind. When I got to Nyack went up the Depew climb, left on 9W S and quick right on S Highland Ave to S Boulevard. The hilly section above Piermont. Then left on Tweed to 9W S. Came in via the hills on 9W.