For more current rides see:
No fees, no SAG, no food, no service. If you don't make it
back, please report that you are missing.
Joe Fix It's Tuesday
Night (CUE SHEET)
||Joe Fix It's, Goshen, NY
20 West Main St.
Goshen, NY 10924
It's is a local treasure. It is one of the busiest bicycle shops in
the area. However, with several mechanics usually at work, someone always
seems to have just enough time to help you when some unexpected
occurs on your ride. With one shop in Goshen and one in Monroe,
Joe Fix It's
effectively holds down both ends of the Heritage Trail. They have
been servicing the local cycling community for over 50 years and counting.
Great bikes, great service, great ride.
About the Tuesday Night Ride
1) This is a rolling ride with little climbing. It does go on some
busy roads that require single file riding.
2) The elapsed time of the ride will vary with experience and speed.
Estimated time to finish is based on a 15 mph speed: 1 hour 30
minutes including stops.
3) The ride can be shortened by going RIGHT on NYS Rte 94 at
MILE 5.7, then following the directions from mile 13.7 on back to the
start. This shortens the route to 12.3 miles
Rules of the Ride
- All riders must have helmets and wear them for the entire ride.
- The ride begins promptly at 6:00 pm unless
- For late arrivals there will be a Cue Sheet
envelope attached to the rear door of the shop. Take one and
follow on out.
- All rides are designed to be back before dark.
Have bicycle lights just in case.
- Follow the rules of the road and obey all signs
and traffic signals.
The Grind [2
| 3 ]
|This ride is also called
"The Bicycle Doctor Ride," because it is quasi-sponsored, at minimum
currently organized, by Rich Cruet at
The Bicycle Doctor
This is about as hard a training ride as you will ever
find. A large double climb up both Guymard Turnpike and Prospect Hill
Road are common. Very fast, very tough, in other words: just what
the Doctor ordered. For more info click:
The Grind [2
| 3 ], or phone
Rich Cruet at The Bicycle Doctor: (845) 344-1414, and
take a look at this!
||Harriman Race Course
|Begins late spring and runs until
Daylight Savings Time kills it. Long Meadow to Tuxedo is added
to make the ride 40+ miles as soon as everybody's legs are ready.
See: Surprise Spring Opener
|The Marys Ride
||am to pm
|Training for a Tour de France amateur
race to be held on one of the stages during the Tour. This training
series begins in early spring. Mountainous courses of 100+ miles. For
obsessed" riders only, although SlingShot will attend, so "morbidly
obese" may also apply. It ends with Paul beating a few thousand
asses up some of the toughest climbs in the Alps. You can probably
also sign up to go over and watch him do it.
|This ride fills in the
season before and after the The Marys Tour de France training rides.
It includes Heart Attack Hill, the long high rollers of Rt. 32, a
very severe climb out of Washingtonville, then challenging hill
repeats, one of which passes by
a farmer's feed bin which looks
eerily like a scene from the movie Silence of the Lambs. After that riders
enjoy a long sweeping downhill along Washingtonville's northern
border to a breathtaking view of a train trestle. Incredible, a
classic, and a mainstay of American Road Cycling. Sometimes
this ride hooks up with the guys from
things get fast. Read all about the 2005 Season
||Big V, Florida, NY
American Road Cycling sanctioned* event runs concurrently with a
local club ride. The sanctioned* part is the 36 mile AA and A
ride. You should go on this ride only if you are strong and
unflappable. The ride is very competitive. Please be kind, and stay
away from the slow local club riders. Never ever NEVER invite one of
them along for the fast ride. They whine too much and complain to
the local club authorities when they get their asses kicked. If you
are mistaken for one of those club riders and asked if you paid
your dues, merely flash your American Road Cycling ID
that the ride follows public roadways which you pay for with your
tax dollars. You do not have to mention that the club does not own
the parking lot where the ride starts, because they already know that.
|This recovery ride is
just what the other Doctor ordered. Dr. John Handago provides
a mild mannered ride which racers and novices alike find
therapeutic. Zany Pace-Line Antics are disallowed except on days
Handago wears his Tour de Stooges jersey. Since this ride
starts on private property, it is by invitation only, and we aren't
even going to give you the slightest hint where it starts. You have
to be asked to appear by one of the regulars. Just because
American Road Cycling sanctions a ride and shows up, that
does not mean you are necessarily allowed to attend it. We can be a
pretty snooty bunch. Of course, your Doctor's prescription (even if
not accepted by your HMO) may be proof enough to ride. Just be
advised, if you are fortunate enough to be invited, this is one
Fees charged for SAG, food, and service.
Usually some worthy cause is used as an excuse to have the ride. Always
worth your money.
|Early season FLAT
Century, plus shorter rides. American Road Cycling will be
there in force. Already promised to go are: Nuclear Dan, Slingshot,
The Booty, Jim the Assassin, Frank, Brand New Bruce. Hopefully
somebody will bring blinders for Dan, so we don't have to pass every
single rider silly enough to go out before our fashionably late
start. And maybe, just maybe, both Paul Latrine and Mary Endico will
be talked out of their whining "too busy for a long ride this leg-
numbing early in the season," and they'll show up posing as
Joe Fix It's Tour
||info coming soon
|An American Road Cycling
favorite. Held toward the end of August. Details are now being
gathered about this years event and will posted soon.
Once in a Lifetime
No fees, no SAG, no food, no service. If you don't make it
back, please report that you are missing. Make sure your HRM is up to snuff,
so it doesn't burn out.
|Dr. Art's Odyssey
||All Over Tarnation
||you'll know when
||at a moment's notice
|At some point in your sweet short
Art may get so bored that he will call and ask you out for a
ride. The ride will include every little horrible hill from your
worst cycling nightmare, plus some of the bigger ones—never mind
running into Sissy Boy (now Jimmy Nails) somewhere on the other side of Godknowswhere,
NJ. The rather mild smaller hills, stepping mostly down on the way
out, will become monstrous grinding climbs on the way back.
Furthermore, you will be dropped immediately on
leaving your own parking lot, and your HRM will begin smoking early
in the ride and flash into flames somewhere near the end.
You will never be asked back for another ride,
because your tired old ass will be revealed as not worth the
So enjoy the ride as best you can. This is not a
rule. This is just a warning. It is truly a once in a lifetime
opportunity wherein the pain you've been experiencing in your back
will be cured without need of adjustment, because every other part
of your body will commence and continue hurting much worse.
and all his
midget friends happen upon
Joe Straub on all future rides.
* Sanctioning of Events
American Road Cycling does not itself organize, nor
underwrite, nor take any responsibility whatsoever for bicycling events,
sanctioned or not. American Road Cycling may deem a worthy ride
or race as
sanctioned but relies on the officers of those events to handle
all liability and organizational details. After all, public roads are open
access; and, except in rare cases, events held on them cannot impede your
right to travel along them. These rides and races are reported here only as a
bicycling community service, and American Road Cycling does not
itself assume the slightest liability regarding whatever knuckleheaded
stunt you may try to pull off during these events, nor does American
Road Cycling warrant you against the natural outcome and paybacks for
any of your dull headed actions. In addition, any orthopedic surgeons who
may or may not be on any given ride—their own or anybody else's—is to be
considered off duty. You still have to schedule an office visit to get
your particulars all sewed back in order if they get smashed up in an
impromptu Zany Pace-Line Antic. Besides, tire irons make piss poor
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