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.