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Hains Point New Year's day century ride
CREATED: 12/26/11 by ballstoncyclist REPLIES: 26
ballstoncyclist's ravatar ballstoncyclist    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 496
Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/26/11 8:10 PM

Has anyone heard about this DC tradition? There are vague references in some old websites and forums (not DC Tri Club) but I haven't found any concrete information about it.

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1331
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/26/11 8:23 PM

Kim Jong Il is dead. There is no need to do this sort thing anymore.

Tuan

jbrez's ravatar jbrez    JOINED: 1/30/11    POSTS: 271
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/26/11 8:24 PM

I think I'd rather do the trainer century that day.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1784
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/26/11 8:48 PM

There's the annual Loop d' Loop ride there held by Velo DC, as well as other groups. 10 am start. Usually folks go about 30-40 clicks, then sometimes get brunch (to further alleviate the effect of the previous evening's liquid intake).

Forecast is mild temps, cloudy. The main gathering place is the picnic area at the end of the Pt., tho you can hook up with riders of your pace anywhere along the loop. Nice way to kick off day 1 of the Club Challenge bike month:

http://www.meetup.com/bike-133/events/39351562/

legalmoose's ravatar legalmoose    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 222
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/26/11 11:01 PM

Century? You're insane. No, in previous years we've done more like a 25k (three long loops), then called it a day for more of the hair of the dog. But more power to you, especially if you're registered for the club championship - get out there a bike away on the 1st to get us ahead. ;)

Will

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 708
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/27/11 10:28 AM

I've done 50 miles on a trainer and 22 miles on a treadmill (not in one day; not even in the same year); this does seem like the next logical stretch of boredom.

(Yes, and 4 years of law school at night - the penultimate stretch of boredom.)

denaindc's ravatar denaindc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 152
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/27/11 4:59 PM

Will most likley show up for a few laps, but will not be doing a century at HP (on new years day or ever!).

I'll see you guys about 10am. Happy New Year!!
Dena

abbyjs's ravatar abbyjs    JOINED: 4/7/09    POSTS: 699
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/29/11 11:40 PM

In in in!

See you at 10ish!

markhakd's ravatar markhakd    JOINED: 10/8/09    POSTS: 223
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/30/11 9:33 AM

I'm a maybe... depends upon weather, and whether anyone organizes a less boring route :)

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1784
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/30/11 12:31 PM

Tornado Warning, for Sunday, January 1: Fast woman forecast to ride 31 loops around Hains Pt., for total of 100 miles, generating cycle-clonic winds in clockwise direction, touching off twisters. Storm advisory in effect; tsunami probable for Tidal Basin. First 'cane of year starts with an "A": Hurricane Abby....

rojojade's ravatar rojojade    JOINED: 1/19/11    POSTS: 366
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/31/11 12:41 PM

Hey guys - there are going to be a few of us, abiet a bit slower then Hurricane Abby, riding there at a more civilized time of 2pm. Feel free to join if you want to.

-Catharine

abbyjs's ravatar abbyjs    JOINED: 4/7/09    POSTS: 699
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/31/11 1:20 PM

A) There's *no way* I'm doing an actual century at Hains Point. That sounds more mind-numbing than the bubbly I will be drinking later. :)

B) I might be in this for the fun of it, which will involve gale-force winds only part of the time, and hanging with my DC Tri buds the rest of the time! True, I haven't been on my P3 since Myrtle, and she does need to stretch her gears a little, but read the second part of the second sentence of "A."

See you next year!

--Abby

ncrcoach's ravatar ncrcoach    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1064
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/31/11 2:42 PM

After today's NYE swim, I'm pumped to get back on my bike. I'm embarrassed to say the last time I was on it. Probably will bring my running shoes for a short run to follow.

ncrcoach's ravatar ncrcoach    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1064
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/31/11 2:42 PM

This peer pressure will make me behave tonight.

abbyjs's ravatar abbyjs    JOINED: 4/7/09    POSTS: 699
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/28/12 2:47 PM

Anyone interested this year, weather permitting??

--Abby

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1784
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/28/12 3:04 PM

There'll be a bunch of peope from VeloDCity there from 10-1, among others. (And Abby & Eliot Lane will do at least a century each is the rumour....)

ncrcoach's ravatar ncrcoach    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1064
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/29/12 11:48 AM

May be in. Other option is to race a 5k in Reston, then hit the W&OD Trail afterwards.

rtroll's ravatar rtroll    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 507
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/29/12 1:26 PM

In - weather permitting.

lockemike's ravatar lockemike    JOINED: 5/26/09    POSTS: 57
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/29/12 4:09 PM

I'll take the "with brunch" option, please.

coachlane    JOINED: 10/1/11    POSTS: 45
RE: Hains Point New Year's day century ride
POSTED: 12/30/12 8:04 PM

As an alternative, Katie Tobin and I are going to do 2-3 loops of the smallwood course. All are welcome, if the prospect of 30+ HP loops does not appeal for some reason.

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