Date: December 13, 2015
Off Season Training Ride
Location: Jackson, NJ
Rider(s): Teresa DiSessa-Johnson, Emily Underwood, Beth Bonilla, Sarah Iepson, Deborah Leedale-Brown, Danielle Ferland, Title Sponsor Toni Musorrafiti, and others
The weather Gods were in our favor last weekend with temperatures hitting 70! The sun was out and boy did it feel FAB! Teresa noticed this day was going to be similar to summer temperatures so she immediately set up a nice 70 mile ride for the Riptide-Cawes ladies, with their awesome Title Sponsor Toni and other local racers/riders.
The morning started off with temperatures just at 60. We headed out for the first part of our day. The first part consisted of a 27 mile loop heading east. The pace was smooth, steady and flat with everyone smiling and enjoying the beautiful day. Once we got back to Teresa’s house we quickly refilled our bottles, stripped off some layers and dropped/picked up new riders for part two.
Part two of the ride was interesting. As Teresa looked around her, she noticed she was surrounded by her Elite riders and some of the local Cat 1/2 guys. With the temperatures now at 70 and everyone was filled with excitement of riding together she knew this was going to get interesting. The pace was fierce, but smooth as we cruised west for some rolling central Jersey terrain. We had some nice rollers with some super-fast twisty sections. What day of riding and enjoying the unusual December temperatures.
Despite being tired from our 70 miler the girls took some hot corners back in Teresa’s development to test out there Treks at top speed. Have we mentioned how much we love our new bikes and happy to be a part of the TREK family. This team is so lucky to have Brielle Cyclery, Trek, Bontrager, HSHIVE, OSMO, and Lazer keeping us moving at full speed.