Found the Patch

Let’s talk about the weekend.

Ostroy had been telling me for YEARS to join him and the crew for rides, but I never did. My mistake, I’ve come to realize! I rode with him when I was in L.A. and resolved to do more rides once back east. This past weekend I got my chance. I met the crew at Gotham West Market in the city, and we made our way up and over the George Washington Bridge. We stopped for a bit for a quick breakdown of a practice session we would do — double pacelines to the top of Alpine.

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Alright fellas, keep it smooth

Or at least try to as best you can.

We definitely had a lot to work on. It was nice being on an actual “team ride” and doing “team drills & tings”. Add in the beautiful spring—almost—summer weather, and it was an awesome day! We rolled on after a fast descent, then came the climbs. Our route took us over a few local spots; Bradley road warmed up the legs and the rollers afterwards softened them up for the final uphill towards Water Tower.
Definitely burned our legs on that one!

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Road Bikes Off Road

Took the back roads home

Someone say dirt? After a cafe stop for lunch —I had grilled cheese and a fancy fizzy drink— we headed home by way of a few dirt roads. Sure, we’re on road bikes but it was amazing dodging rocks and skidding on loose dirt. Being immersed in nature was amazing; soooo sick bruh!

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I had a blast and rode for way longer than I planned. I felt amazing! Tired, but amazing! 10/10 will do again.

Thanks Ostroy & Team Patch.com!