THOREAUBACK THURSDAY CR BRIEFING
RIDE WEATHER:Scattered T-Storms ending, then cloudy and mild. High 66F. Winds WNW at 16 dropping to 12.
TIME, TEMP, DP, RH, SKY, WIND:
6:00 pm; 66 °F; 55 °F; 66%; Sctd T-Storms; WNW @ 16
7:00 pm; 65 °F; 54 °F; 68%; MostlyCloudy; WNW @ 14
8:00 pm; 63 °F; 52 °F; 69%; Mostly Cloudy; WNW @ 12
UNIFORM OF THE DAY: Moisture managing light-weight kit.
ON TOP: A wicking base under your bike jersey and, to start, a rain jacket as the outer layer. You may also wish to have a bandana (du rag), beanie or cap. Bike gloves should be all you need on your paws.
BELOW THE WAIST: I’d go with bike shorts. HOLLAND PATENT – STITTVILLE FORECAST calls for mostly cloudy conditions. SO any rain we start with we should ride out of. You’ll also want your light-weight wool or synthetic socks.
AS ALWAYS: Have your RoadID, shades, sunblock, lip balm and a snack or two; two water bottles — one full with water; one with some sports drink — or more water if you’re bringing energy chews or “bloks” as snacks.
**HELPFUL TIP: TOSS A TOWEL, SOME WIPES AND SOmE DRY CLOTHES IN THE CAR. THEY’LL HELP YOU DRY OFF, WIPE OFF ANY OVER-SPRAY AND DRIVE HOME WITHOUT FEELING LIKE A DISCARDED SPONGE.
DON’T FORGET YOUR MEDS: If you use an inhaler or epi-pen, please have them with you. You may want to let one of our ERT’s know you have them aboard.
DON’T FORGET YOUR HELMET…IT’S A MUST!
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LIGHTS – FORE AND AFT; WE’LL BE UNDER CLOUDS AND, THOUGH ARRIVING BACK BEFORE SUNSET, MAY ENCOUNTER DARKER CONDITIONS THAN NORMAL.
Please have a spare inner tube, some tire levers and a means to inflate the tube should you need to use it. Remember to stop off your tires before arriving — check the sidewall but most of you will be looking for somewhere around 100 – 120 PSI. If you’re not sure about this part; please bring your pump in the car with you.
REMEMBER: Sag space is limited. So plan for items you can wear or stuff easily in your saddlebag or pockets.
Please arrive at WHITESBORO HIGH SCHOOL 6000 NY-291, Marcy, NY 13403 no later than 5:30 (1730).
PLEASE CHECK THE RIDELINE (624-7433) BEFORtE DEPARTING FOR CONFIRMATION AND WEATHER UPDATES.
Here’s some perspective from WALDEN:
“We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain.”
– Henry David Thoreau