Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Pedal - Fixie Century

The Jamis Sputnik.  A most worthy mount for a flat 100 miles 
Every fall for the past five years I've done this classic century ride.  A south jersey tour of flatland's and Pine Barrens.  It's the perfect time to break out the fixed gear.  The temperature range was pleasant with sunny skies.  A bit windy on the return back north for last half, but no complaints.  Me and the Jamis Sputnik negotiated the course in a total time of 6hrs 40min.  I rode alone for almost the entire 100 miles with exception to a brief conversation with Bruce from eastern Long Island, shortly after the Browns Mills rest stop.  And, the last 10 miles when one weary rider, on a full carbon Cervello, held my rear wheel to the finish.  He was too tired to converse so I never got his name. Of the five times I've done this ride, three were on fixies.  A tradition in the making. 
A costumed volunteer serves pie at the Clayton Park rest stop
A pumpkin picking farm in south jersey
Bruce from Long Island battles head winds on the return.

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