Mr. Marti came back from his underground lair in CT to show us again how to ride a time trial. Nice! Two PR’s today – Henry by 26 seconds and Ben by 22. Lots of heat, lots of humidity and lots of wind out of the south tonight. I think even Henry and Andy, who did the TT earlier, encountered similar conditions.

Posted: August 30, 2022 at 9:20 PM ET

It’s not often I get to highlight my weather forecasting skills, but, DANG!!! – I nailed it tonight! I didn’t think that canceling made any sense. Sure, the roads would be wet but the big storms had just rolled through around 5 and there was a clearing that looked to be destined to hold for a while.

Posted: August 23, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET

I guess some people are so confident in their series standings that they can afford to miss a time trial because, well, really, they kind of have a lock on things. Maybe they have to mow the lawn tomorrow and don’t want to be too tired.

Posted: August 16, 2022 at 9:46 PM ET

The intense heat of the last week finally gave us a tiny bit of relief – 85 degrees at the start – and it felt like jumping into a lake that, while not cool and refreshing, at least didn’t make you feel like you had just taken a hot shower on a hot summer day.

Posted: August 9, 2022 at 10:03 PM ET

A warm, muggy night but the elusive rains that moved through the region earlier, depositing the usual 10 raindrops, cleared out well in time for our 6 pm short time trial. Ben not only took the win tonight but set a 3 second PR too! Lots of close battles tonight as well.

Posted: August 2, 2022 at 9:33 PM ET

A week ago, I was camping and hiking in the snow and snowfields of the Cascades and was really happy that I had brought my long underwear, winter hat and gloves and my 3 season sleeping bag. Today, I felt like I was on the verge of heat stroke within the first few miles.

Posted: July 19, 2022 at 9:30 PM ET

As Melissa and I were just gathering some serious speed on the descent after the hillclimb was over, right before we were about to hit the half mile of chip and seal road on the Westhampton side of the Westhampton/Chesterfield town line, she said that tonight’s hillclimb was beautiful.

Posted: June 28, 2022 at 10:45 PM ET

Some crazy close results tonight. Jake and Ryan separated by (to the best of my Strava and real time sleuthing) one second, as were Zinj and Darren (I hope I got his name right) and Madeline and Henry. We had a very mild wind out of the south at 6 pm so for the first time this year, I don’t think the wind played a huge role.

Posted: June 21, 2022 at 10:12 PM ET

I love this climb – great pavement, short, intense, steep, great views and one of the best and scariest descents around. 23 folks participated at some point today on a perfect weather day. We had 7 PRs (including both Gus and Donna besting their previous PRs by over 2 minutes!) and also included Schuyler, Melissa, Chris, Tim and Henry (who did the climb at least 4 times that I’m aware of).

Posted: June 14, 2022 at 9:41 PM ET