I agree with others re: riding in CT. I've lived here my whole life and I'm actually an Eastern Bloc Cycling Club member (as well as Central Connecticut Cycling Club). Additionally, I went to college @Quinnipiac, which is right across from Sleeping Giant. Too bad I wasn't really into road riding back then, as I was just bit by the mtb bug (1992-1993).bill said:I have in-laws in Unionville/Farmington/Canton/Avon area. When I go up there, I try to hook up with these guys http://www.easternbloc.net/Index.asp
The terrain is just great for riding. Rolling hills, occasionally steep, occasionally long. Unfortunately, you do have to navigate some narrow roads with traffic in the process, but it's all very manageable. A very decent roadie scene. I did one race up there; it was fun.
True - Tom Danielson! Although he's from East Lyme, BigGame! ;-)big game said:Don't forget Tom Danielson --- he's from Deep River.
For hot mountainbiking action, check out bikerag They got national trail reviews, maps & pics but are based out of Connecticut (in fact, across the hall from me) so there's plenty of New England content. (server is down right know due to loss of power at server location becuase of highwinds)
Most roadie friendly roads tend to have short steep hills. Tough to find flats to mellow out on w/o much traffic for afterwork rides. Hill repeats @ Castle Craig in Meriden are nice though. Steady 6-8% grade w/ vert of 800 ft. Closed to traffic after 5 pm. (And the traffic before then is slight).
Tachymetres said:(Lance showed up at one a few years ago.).
you must be vewy vewy qwiet or you'll wake the giant!bill said:what is the "Sleeping Giant" ride?
Yeah, the Triangle is the pits......here in NC it's:Dwayne Barry said:So how is cycling in CT? I'm looking at a job in Hamden, CT which is north of New Haven.
Good roads for riding, what about trails, racing oppurtunities?
Far from a done deal. In fact, I have an offer in NC, have to wait to hear from CT job. The NC job is better anyway so it will be weighing job vs. lifestyle if I end with an offer from CT.bonkmiester said:Yeah, the Triangle is the pits......here in NC it's:
always cold, taxes are high, no place to ride, no good LBS, restaurants are lousy, colleges worse, and acc basketball is just horrible........don't come
Just kidding....sorry you couldn't find what you were looking for here in NC......but don't judge NC by Greenville alone......G'luk in CT
Glad to hear you might do that DB-Dwayne Barry said:Far from a done deal. In fact, I have an offer in NC, have to wait to hear from CT job. The NC job is better anyway so it will be weighing job vs. lifestyle if I end with an offer from CT.