Monday, June 9, 2008

Nikola Tesla Ride a Century

Distance : 100 miles
Temp : 85 F
Bike Gearing : Fixed Gear (No coasting)
Cadence : 90-100 RPM
Avg Speed : 18mph
Total Time : 6 Hrs

On Sunday, I led the third annual UB Cycling Club century as I did for the past two years. Only this time we decided to keep things a little more fun by taking our fixed gears out.

I dedicate this ride to Nikola Tesla, the humble, forgotten genius most importantly known for the first Hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls. Hail Tesla!

Thank you TREK for the amazing bike, and Gerolsteiner for your impeccable mineral water and thank you Coca-cola for the most refreshing tastes.

Walter and Steve chatting

Riding by Lake Ontario

Beyond the Lake is Canada, so yes, this is the northern western tip of New York

My fixie, the red T1 (amazing ride) and Walter's Giant

Walter and me at the fishing harbor in Wilson

The view on the uphill Lewiston Road, marvelliosa!

United States on my side, Canada beyond the Niagara River

Hydroelectric Plant on Canada's side

The Great Falls (the most powerful in the US and widest in the World)

That boat is belittled by the raging currents

On the Bridge to Grand Island

The calmer parts of the Niagara River

Thats all homies.

Oh, yes yes..! You have to chill. This kid inspires me...


Zach said...

Ron, how's the T1 bike? That looks to be a newer T1 you got there, last year's maybe?

I'm looking to get a fixie for track racing this summer, season already started this past weekend but I'll be jumping in hopefully by mid-July. Anyways, I've been looking at either the Trek T1 or the Fuji Track Pro, both about the same price.

looks like a good century ride you led. Very beautiful sceneries.

Donald said...

Looks like another great ride! But how long did it take you guys stopping and getting all the pics.
Nice TREK T1 by the way!
I'm still knocking around the idea of getting a fixie. Don't know if I would want to build one... get a new one... or just pass.

Ron said...

Don : I stopped on 2 occasions for pics, the rest were taken while riding. I'd say some 5-10 mins. Fixies are great bikes for what they are, read BSNYC :)

Chris : We kept our cadences high and our speed on cruise control. We had enough to notch up the pace during the last 20 miles (~21mph=110 rpm or so with the gearing).