I would bike 500 miles…

or at least close to it YTD (year to date), particularly after spending the past three weekends in Les Hamptons, of which two were devoted to century rides – 5 Borough Bicycle Club’s Montauk Century and Suffolk Bicycle Rider Association’s Bike Boat Bike (which did, indeed, entail two short boat rides to and from Shelter Island and one not-so-short bike ride).

Basically, I rode 200 miles in 2 days over 2 weekends (say that five times fast) in my not-so-century-friendly commuter hybrid.  But Dew Baby (yes, I really did name her that) held up rather nicely on my first century ride, and kept me company for nearly 10.75 hours over 110 miles (including a couple of bio and pb&j breaks, as well as a rest stop to investigate a potential flat which thankfully did not transpire).

I love my Dew Baby; she’ll always be my first adult bike, and the lady that inspired me to undertake my first century, but alas, we’ll be parting ways for long-distance rides (though she will remain my commuter bike for urban adventures).  This past weekend, I started the purchase process on my first road bicycle to keep me company for many more centuries to come: Scott’s stunning all carbon fiber Shimano 105 equipped CR1 Team.

Upgrade, Baby (and yes, I really will name her that).

montauk lighthouse
May 20, 2012: Hampton Bays to Montauk and back, 110 miles.

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