Tag: overdistance

Cycling NJ: Sussex Warren Hilly Half

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Today, I explored sections of Sussex and Warren counties in NJ; thus, the title. Packing my bike into the Subie, I drove to a state park in Andover Township, parked at a trail head on US Route 206, and took…

The Big Bonk

Fifty-three miles, 4300 feet of vertical gain, 3500 calories burned, one big bonk.  Holy number cruncher, Batman. Last Sunday started out well, as I rode a now-familiar route to Jockey Hollow.  Zigging and zagging to bag a couple of favorite…

Lactic Acid Test

There are switchbacks on New Jersey roads, if you know where to find them. Lactic acid accumulation has always been an issue for me on the bike.  Skiing or running, my body clears lactate easily.  But cycling, I’ve always accumulated…

Four Birds Trail: Timberbrook Road to Charlottesburg Reservoir

  Casting about on Sunday, I decided to walk the woods.  Saturday’s skate roller ski session turned into a double pole session quick as I discovered that skating torques my knee in an unwelcome way.  I wasn’t up for a bike…

Califon Overdistance Ride

On Wednesday I payed hooky and went for an overdistance ride on the new bike.  Serendipitously, I found a used 58 cm Scott.  With a compact crank, aluminum frame and carbon fork, it’s not fancy by any hardcore rider’s standard.  But…

Rambling NJ’s Four Birds Trail

My sports medicine doctor still says, “No running” while I deal with this fracture.  But as long as it’s moderate, I’m allowed to go for a walk in the woods.  No big days in the Adirondacks over Memorial Day weekend.…

Cycling in North New Jersey

There I was in the doctor’s office as he held forth about injuries on the fracture spectrum.  It’s not a stress fracture and not quite a hairline fracture.   With the fractured cuboid bone in my foot, my sports medicine guy…

Rollerskiing Old Mine Road, Delaware Water Gap

With unseasonably warm weather continuing in my part of the world, I brought rollerskis to my in-laws’ place for Thanksgiving.  They live, as my mother-in-law likes to say, in the back of beyond in Sussex County NJ, near where NJ, NY…