By Michael Bello
Published 11/02/2022; Updated 11/02/2022

Tonight our adventure took us to France to ride the Casse-Pattes route.

We had four riders (Ben, Melissa, Zinj, and me). Zinj is preparing for multiple rides to Brattleboro over the next few days, so he rode at his own pace.

Our Discord conversation was lively. Last night’s hill climb and the incredibly close times were discussed. Zinj provided an analysis of how Jonathan prevailed by 0.1 seconds.

NohoCX, which was coming up on November 12th-13th, was another topic. Melissa is disappointed that she will be unable to attend the clinic on November 11th. Melissa brought up how the race is normally her on her wedding anniversary, but is now a week later. I asked how many years she has been married and she responded by telling me how many NohoCX races she has participated in. She appears to be very focused on the event!

In non-cycling topics, I shared how I had an early morning thanks to the battery running out in one of my smoke alarms. There is nothing like the chirping of a fire alarm at 5 AM.

Ben completed level 8 and earned his avatar the camo kit. He also earned the Case-Pattes route achievement, which doubled his XP points for the route.

In our 60 minute ride, we rode approximately 20 miles with 561 feet of climbing.

With the unseasonably warm weather predicted for Saturday, I will most likely cancel our Saturday morning Zwift ride.

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

  • Tuesday 6:00 PM – Time Trial / Hill Climb
  • Wednesday 8:00 PM – Social Ride
  • Thursday Evenings – Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
  • Sat 9:00 AM – Social Ride

Join the NCC Club on Zwift or select the link in the discussion board/calendar for invite-only rides.

Check the NCC calendar for full details on all events. To learn more about the NCC and Zwift rides, please visit our Zwift page.