NBCC

NEW BERN CENTURY CYCLISTS

Eastern North Carolina

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This website has but one purpose: To encourage cyclists of all ages in the New Bern NC area to cycle a Century trip and to give recognition to those that have done so.

Why? So we can get cyclists together for monthly Century trips weather permitting. Having a large group of cyclists makes the trip easier and more enjoyable. If you've never ridden with a group of riders it's time for you to discover something new about cycling.

                                        

What's a Century trip? It is a rite of passage for all serious cyclists to be able to say that they have cycled a trip of 100 miles in a single day, usually within 5 to 8 hours. Others say one has to be crazy to ride 100 miles. 

Why ride a Century? Because of the challenge! The mere thought of being on a bike for some 5 to 8 hours impresses sedentary folks but anyone can ride a Century who is healthy and prepares for it. I'm 84 (Aug 2013) and have cycled 57 Century trips since age 67. It's great fun and excellent aerobic exercise. Overweight? You'll burn several thousand calories each trip!

What does one need to do to prepare for a Century? Cycle, cycle cycle! The more you cycle on a routine basis the easier it is to ride a Century. If after riding your bike for 10 miles your legs are sore you're obviously not ready for a 100 miles. You should be able to knock off at least 25 miles with no pain before attempting 100.

Do I need a special bike? It's going to be hard pedaling an old one-speed heavy bike with fat tires but I'm not going to put down any bike except to say that the trip will be much easier and faster if you have a lightweight roadbike. What's a roadbike? You won't find one at Wal-Mart. It's a bike with a lightweight alloy, aluminum or carbon fiber frame, drop handlebars and very skinny tires (appx. 700mm x 23mm). Prices start in the hundreds and go to the thousands. Many folks have popular mountain bikes nowadays. They'll make the 100 miles but they won't keep up with roadbikes. You guessed it! I'm a roadbike nut...

 Why join the NBCC? It costs nothing and simply places you on an e-mail list to be notified when a Century or any other shorter trip is planned so that you may join the group. It also permits you to send messages to all members by addressing your message to nbcc2@XXXalways-online.com (remove XXX). Send your request to Dave Wallace at davewallace@XXXsuddenlink.net (remove XXX). The e-mail list will be sent only to members that are on it. 

Where does a Century trip go? Wherever you or a member that plans the trip wants it to go. The monthly trips that we were taking when this webpage was started departed from River Bend and went to Trenton,  then to Beulaville where we had breakfast or lunch at Hardees or McDonalds. After lunch we cycled to Fountaintown, Catherine Lakes, Richlands, Trenton and back to River Bend. See mileage chart you can print out. Besides lunch we usually took about 4 short rest stops at stores along the way. Ordinarily we departed on a Sunday morning at 8 AM and returned by 3:30 PM. Saddle time was around 6 1/2 hours with the remaining time for lunch and rest stops. Average overall saddle speed usually ranged from 14.5 -16.5 mph depending on the wind. A group of cyclists always make better time by taking turns "pulling the group" while others draft behind. You'll be surprised at the difference drafting makes. Nowadays, cyclists purchase GPS computers for their bike and send in data and maps on their Century trips.  

How can I be added to the Century Trip Recognition list?  It's easy, provided you live in the vicinity of New Bern NC where you'll be able to cycle with us occasionally. Just complete a Century trip and have it verified by another member or send in your GPS computer data. Send your request to Dave Wallace at davewallace@XXXsuddenlink.net(remove XXX). As you complete more Century trips send in update info. (By the way it is not the intent of this web page to record century trips of cyclists all over the country)

   Dave Wallace  davewallaceXXX@suddenlink.net (remove XXX)


Current Scheduled Rides (weather permitting) as of 5/20/2017

Flythe's Bike Shop 2411 Trent Rd, New Bern 

Day Location Depart time Distance miles Destination Contact (remove XXX on all email addresses) Comments
Tuesday Flythes Bike Shop 5:45 PM 15 appx. Trent Woods area Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythesbikeshop@XXXgmail.com  
Thursday Flythes Bike Shop 5:45 PM 15 appx. Trent Woods area Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythesbikeshop@XXXgmail.com  
Saturday Flythes Bike Shop 8:30 AM   30 - 35 ? Unknown - probably Pollocksville 30 or Jasper 35 mile loop Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythesbikeshop@XXXgmail.com  
Sunday Flythes Bike Shop 2: 00 PM  ? Unknown Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythesbikeshop@XXXgmail.com Heard this ride is called Women on Wheels (WOW)

Atomic Cycles Bike Shop 504 S Front St, New Bern 

Day Location Depart time Distance miles Destination Contact (remove XXX on all email addresses) Comments
Tuesday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop 6:00 PM 28-30 Carolina Colours maybe Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com Called Orange Crush Ride
Thursday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop 6:00 PM 28-30 Carolina Colours maybe Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com Called Tempo Ride
Saturday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop 7:30 AM 30-40  Pollocksville with varied route Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com 22-24 mph STP Ride (Sprint To Pollocksville)
Sunday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop -Starts at Garber United Methodist Church Family Life Center Parking Lot (Back NW Corner nearest Golf Course) in Trent Woods) 8:00 AM 45 - 100 Group decision Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com 20 mph 3G Ride (Garber Group Galavant)

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NBCC CENTURY TRIP RECOGNITION

Red = Current year 2017 Blue = 2017 MS Bike Tour in New Bern in SeptemberDec

(See Century Statistics at end of list)                                

                          All ages shown are as as of December 31 of the year of the ride                                                                                                                                    

         Name

                               Last Century Trip

Age at last trip

Total Century Trips
Joe Avolis July 2016 24 hours of Booty Cancer Ride in Charlotte for 200 miles (Garmin photo) 55 275
Carole Stanton July 2017 Beliveau 50th Birthday ride with Carol Beliveau, Chuck Forrest & Patti LaManna (GPS)   265
Mike Dunlap May 2017 Annual Bike The Banks ride (GPS) 59 239
Carol Beliveau August 2017 Beliveau does BIKEFEST 2017 in Hillsborough for 3rd time. (GPS) 50 144

Bill Sadler

August 2017 Another Century 4 days after the last one. On a roll.  (GPS)

70

101

Chuck Forrest July 2017 Beliveau 50th Birthday ride with Carole Stanton, Carol Beliveau & Patti LaManna GPS) 61 66

Tom Hewitt

January 2017  AtOmic Cycles "Rule #5 New Year's Day Epic Ride" - (GPS)   

57

58

Dave Wallace

May 2010 - Beulaville with Kevin Curtis (First Century was to Beulaville in 1996 at age 67 with Greg McCoy below) 

80

57

Shawna Dane Bland July 2015 Cancer charity event in Charlotte called 24 Hours of Booty, in which I did 206 miles (Garmin GPS) 42 57
James Moore December 2015 Solo loop to Grifton via Kinston for 100 (Garmin GPS) 41 42

Bridget Curlin

June 2017 Pamlico Century with Marcy Mills & Henry Beckwith (GPS)

58

40

John Klecker

October 2014 Sunset Beach NC ( MS Break Away to the Beach Century) with Bill Sadler (Garmin GPS)

66

37

Douglas Bacskay

September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

39

35

Ed Busch

April 2017 Local area loops around New Bern for 100 miles with Carl Toler (non member) and others (GPS)

74

33

Enrique Garcia

October 2007 - with large group (Beulaville)

66

31

Chad McCoy

November 2016 100 miles on Chuck Forrest Birthday Ride (GPS)

43

31

Bill Ernul

April 2004 (Palm Coast - Edgewater FL)

64

30

Cassandra Crowder July 2017 Century with Carole Stanton, Scott Summers, and Patti Lamana (GPS)

57

28

Shane Naber

September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

37

25

Henry Beckwith June 2017 Pamlico Century with Marcy Mills & Bridget Curlin (GPS) 43 24
Joe Baes Septembere 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 52

23

Chris Kelso

September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

64

 

Joanne Somerday

September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

75

23

Dan McRoy November 2014 Pollocksville group ride + Trenton Beer Run + add-on miles for 100 (GPS report 67 22

Mac Flythe

September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

70

22

Cliff Blackwell

January 2017  AtOmic Cycles "Rule #5 New Year's Day Epic Ride" - (Reported)

41

22

Marcy Mills

June 2017 Pamlico Century with Henry Beckwith & Bridget Curlin (GPS)

44 22

Patti LaManna

July 2017 Beliveau 50th Birthday ride with Carole Stanton, Carol Beliveau & Chuck Forrest GPS)

58

20

Tommy Arthur

June 2017 Beulaville Century with  Jeremy Belch,  Cassandra Crowder, Carole Stanton, Scott Summers (not NBCC member), Marcy Mills, Patti LaManna,  Janet Christopher, Bridget Curlin, Linda Sawyer and  Bill Wilson (friend from Kinston - not NBCC member).  GPS

75

19

Linda Sawyer

June 2017 Beulaville Century with  Jeremy Belch,  Cassandra Crowder, Carole Stanton, Scott Summers (not NBCC member), Marcy Mills, Tommy Arthur, Patti LaManna,  Janet Christopher, Bridget Curlin and  Bill Wilson (friend from Kinston - not NBCC member).  GPS

57

18

Karen Avolis October 2013 Bridgeton, CorePoint, Hickory Point in Beaufort Co & return with Joe Avolis (Garmin GPS) 49 18

Dan Sosa

May 2013 - Down East Cyclists -Jacksonville to Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon and back

82

17

Patrick Ray September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 2 Century (was MS volunteer on Day 1 Sat) 25 17

Josh Brown

August  2016 Large 144 mile loop with Hewitt, Dunlap & Belivea (partway) plus 3 out of town riders (GPS)

29

17

Dustin Lupton  September 2016 Selma to New Bern 32 17

John Williams III MD

May 2014 Assault on Mount Mitchell from Spartanburg NC 

60

15

Lucien Vaughn August 2014 Extended Jasper Group ride to make a Century with Tom Hewitt  (Strava GPS data & map) 61 15
Rob Temucin

October 2015 Beach to Battleship Ironman Triatheon - Wilmington NC

53 15

Bonnie Refinski-Knight 

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century

52

14

Nancy Alexander

September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century (Day 2 closed at 78 miles due to storm)

 

14

Ben Bunn

September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century

68

13

Greg Chuffo May 2015 North/South Century into Beaufort County with Mike Dunlap (Garmin GPS) 28 12

Bill Reid

April 2003 (Beulaville)

42

11

Patrick Jacques

September 2007 MS-150 Tour - New Bern

40

11

Millard Godwin

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

64

11

Gary Bielejeski

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century

60

10

Roger Woolsey

August 2006 (Wisconsin SAGBRAW from Sturgeon Bay to Manitowoc)

65

9

Chuck Kimball September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2 61 9

Amy Stanton

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern (Double Century)

59

8

Mac Flythe Jr.

September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

67

8

Avery Corning

September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century (Day 2 closed at 78 miles due to storm)

57

8

John Cho MD September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

56

8
Jay Phillips September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1  (with wife Melanie Phillips, son Jay bird, and Brandon Stilley)

52

8

Melanie Noble April 2017 Annual CNC Coastal Ride 56 8
Janet Christopher June 2017 Beulaville Century with  Jeremy Belch,  Cassandra Crowder, Carole Stanton, Scott Summers (not NBCC member), Marcy Mills, Tommy Arthur, Patti LaManna, Bridget Curlin, Linda Sawyer and  Bill Wilson (friend from Kinston - not NBCC member).  GPS 60 8

A.J. Beisler MD

July 2005 (Blood, Sweat & Gears Century - Boone, NC)

34

7

Pat McNeal

July 2004 (Beulaville)

26

7

Dave Blome

June 2005 (Jacksonville/Atlantic Beach & return)

24

7

Tim McLear

April 2012 - Cycle NC (CNC) Washington NC Century Option

60

7

Chris Lucas

September 2012 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

45

7

Charles Fetzer

May 2013  - Assault on Mt Mitchell with Chuck Forrest

74

7

Mary Ann LeRay

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

47

7

Steve Bengel

September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

59

7

Robert Edwards July 2017 Solo Century to Jasper, Ft Barnwell, Cove City, Fairfield Harbour  (GPS) 78 7

Joby Arthur

July 2010 RAGBRAI (Registers Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa)

60

6

Susan Hamilton

September 2008 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

70

6

Mark Verrill

September 2004 (MS-150 tour)  - New Bern

43

6

Mark Masser

September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern (Double Century)

44

6

Frank Grady May 2013 - Maysville, Kinston, Cove City, Trent Woods (Garmin map & data ) 44 6

John Jaskolka

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century

83

6

John Imbriaco

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 Century

70

6

Will Conkwright November 2016 100 miles on Chuck Forrest Birthday Ride (GPS) 35 6

Shannon Semple

September 2003 (MS-150)  - New Bern

43

5

Nick Peluso

September 2003 (MS-150) - New Bern

 

5

Mary Hittner

October 2007 (Beulaville)

52

5

Mike Gearren

September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern (Double Century)

58

5

Philippe Lafargue

September 2012 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

49

5

Beverly Rust

August 2013 - Pamlico Century with Bonnie Refinski-Knight and Bridget Curlin (Computer photo)

51

5

Courtney Dixon August 2013 - Bike Fest, Hillsborough, NC (Reported by Carole Stanton) ? 5

Jose Gonzalez MD

August 2015 Local loops in Craven & Jones Counties with Chad McCoy, Carol Stanton & Patti Lamanna (Garmin GPS)

39

5

Dave Whitlow September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & Day 2 52 5
Sherry Hunt September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2 ? 5
Cherie Davis April 2017 Annual CNC Coastal Ride ? 5
Chuck Lee April 2017 Annual CNC Coastal Ride ? 5
John Hamilton June 2017 MS BIKE TOUR in Ohio - Day 1  (GPS) 70 5

Rick Curlin

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern (Double Century)

58

4

Ed Kerl

July 2003 (Beulaville)

66

4

Dan Froelich

September 2006 (MS-150)  - New Bern

27

4

Jason Carman

January 2011 local trip verified by Atomic Cycles & Dan/Stacy Winchell

41

4

Andy Davidson MD

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 Century

69

4

Donna Deans

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 Century

 ?

4

Sean McKeon September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century 55 4
Mike Fincham September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 Century 39 4
Kim Willis September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 & 2 Double Century 49 4
Steven Whited September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 Century

?

4
Todd Fulcher September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century 39 4
Jeff Bashford September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century 64 4
Cal Hansen January 2015 Atomic Cycles Rule#5 HTFU New Year's EPIC Ride - 140 miles. (Garmin Report) 70 4
Dustin Hanson January 2015 Atomic Cycles Rule#5 HTFU New Year's EPIC Ride - 140 miles. (Garmin Report) ? 4
David Jessup MD August 2015 New Bern/Chocowinityloop with Tom Hewitt, Mike Dunlap, Jim Hinckley, Marine Owen Alfonso & Chad McCoy  (Garmin GPS) 45 4
Aleta Brydge September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1  48 4

Tim Ruth

September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

50

4

Carlos Villavicencio MD

July 2005 Cascade Bike Club's Seattle-Portland Double Century 

33

3

Tim Tabak

September 2007 (Down East Cyclists Labor Day Century - Jacksonville)

49

3

Capt Jason Rubin

May 2010 Ride to Nowhere - USS Nassau at Gulf of Aden (off Yemen)

34

3

Heather Noto

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

49

3

Jeff Enos

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

45

3

Ryan Falkenberry September 2012 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern 14 3

Cheryl Smith

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 Century

46

3

Bryan Hulka September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 & 2 Double Century

47

3

Kevin Reynolds

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century

73

3

Pedro Abreu September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century (Sunday  route shut down at mile 73.8) 37 3
Paula Hissett September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century (Sunday  route shut down at mile 65) 56 3
Steve Mercer  September 2014 Maysville/Trenton route with side trips to add up to 100 miles with Dan McRoy & James Moore (GPS report) ? 3
Donny Zelinski November  2014 Pollocksville group ride + Trenton Beer run + meandering miles for 100 (Strava Report)  ? 3

Scott Fisher

August 2015 Carolina Tarwheels BikeFest in Hillsborough with Carole Stanton, Henry Beckwith, Rob Temucin, Patti Lamanna, Bridget Curlin & Carol Beliveau (Garmin GPS)

36

3

Kevin Brice September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1  42 3
Marcus Potter September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & Day 2 44 3

Jeff Morand

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 

57

3

Dan Thibault January 2016  Atomic Cycles Rule #5 New Year's Day Epic Ride - 137.8 miles (GPS)

?

3

John Melling September 2012 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern (Double Century)

56

2

George Myers August 2011 Crowder, Myers, Masser, Holbrooke, Somerday Century (Brices Creek, Pollocksville, Trenton, Jasper, New Bern, Local area)

68

2

Ashley Turner

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

23

2

Jason Williamson

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

37

2

Joe Schelke

April 2002 (Beulaville)

75

2

Greg McCoy

September 1998 - Beulaville (First Century in '96 was with Dave Wallace above)

42

2

Andrew Semple

September 2003 (MS-150)  - New Bern

47

2

Rob Warnick

August 2004 (Cotton Country Century in Winterville)

38

2

Tore Mitchell

January 2005 (New Bern to La Grange & return)

35

2

Sharon Busch

September 2005 (MS-150 tour)  - New Bern

48

2

Holland Patton

September 2007 (MS-150 tour)  - New Bern

37

2

Allen Edwards

\September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

55

2

Mike Gearren Jr September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern (Double Century)

24

2

Noelle Ybarra

September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

32

2

Ron Lather MD

September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

45

2

Justin Wynant

September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

14

2

Ryan Albertson September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

29

2

Ron Light September 2012 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern 62 2
Andrea Packard October 2012 Beach To Battleship Ironman in Wilmington NC 2.4 mi Swim, 112 mi Bike, 26.2 mi Run (49th out of 136 women) 38 2
David Peterson April 2013 - Coastal Cyclists 2013 "After the Bridge Run Ride" in Charleston SC. (Garmin GPS map & data) 58 2
Rileigh Ray September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century 26 2
Arthur Brown September 2014 - Heart of Va. Century in Hanover, VA 61 2
Donna Baes September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 51 2
Linda Winfield April 2017 Annual CNC Coastal Ride ? 2

Chris Myers

July 2003 (Beulaville)

27

1

Bill Edwards

September 2003 (MS-150)  - New Bern

51

1

Jeff Rosen

November 2003 (Beulaville)

51

1

Robertson Dorsett

November 2003 (Beulaville)

14

1

Dale Kidwell

January 2004 (Beulaville)

50

1

Jared Douglass

July 2004 (Beulaville)

27

1

Beth Griffin

July 2004 (Beulaville)

39

1

Jeremy LeRay

September 2004 (MS-150 tour)  - New Bern

34

1

Phil Pelletier

October 2004 (Seymore Cyclists Annual Harvest 100)

49

1

Colin Comerford

April 2005 (Beulaville)

?

1

David Hughes

July 2005 (Detroit Metro MS-150)

31

1

Reinhart Otto

June 2006 (Beulaville)

27

1

Lawrence Miner

September 2006 (MS-150 - Central NC)

?

1

Bambi Edwards

September 2007 (MS-150)  - New Bern

50

1

Betty Hatcher

September 2007 (MS-150)  - New Bern

42

1

Leigh Epps

September 2008 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

37

1

Victor Romano

September 2008 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

?

1

Katie Hanes

September 2008 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

27

1

Dave Schnorenberg

September 2008 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

43

1

Bill Dickerson

October 2008 (Tuscarora/Fort Macon)

63

1

Merle Edington

May 2009 Down East Cyclists Spring Century - Jacksonville

?

1

Dianne Edington

May 2009 Down East Cyclists Spring Century - Jacksonville

?

1

Eric Mills

September 2009 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

39

1

Ron Lather

September 2009 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

44

1

Bob Whitmore MD

September 2009 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

53

1

Dianne Tomaio

September 2009 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

54

1

JohnTomaio

September 2009 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

57

1

Chans Miller

September 2009 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

31

1

Kevin Curtis

May 2010 (Beulaville)

44

1

Stacey Fisher

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

30

1

Mark Genereux

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

40

1

Ben Lindemann

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

31

1

Nakia Van Ellis

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

33

1

Rex Willis

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

54

1

Kate Horney

September 2010 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

22

1

Katie Holbrook August 2011 Crowder, Myers, Masser, Holbrooke, Somerday Century (Brices Creek, Pollocksville, Trenton, Jasper, New Bern, Local area)

25

1

Mike Davis September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern 38 1
Kelly Greene September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern 38 1
Todd Rankin September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern 49 1
Raul Alvarez September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern 34 1
Todd Cook October 2011 CNC Day 6 Plymouth to Manteo Century Option 39 1
Tom Van Dyke May 2012 Coastal Land Trust Century ride - New Bern 40 1
Lynn Larson August 2012 - Hotter than Hell 100 in Wichita Falls TX 26 1
Bill Brown April 2013 - Tarwheel Century (Elizabeth City) - GPS data 61 1
Hope Rust June 2013 Greenbriar, New Bern to Atlantic Beach & return with mother Beverly 19 1
David Pacheco August 2013 - Extended Oriental ride to make 100 with Doug Bacskay (Garmin GPS) 28 1
Tony Koonce September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century 45 1
Greg Fockler September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 2 Century 54 1
Brianna Honea September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century ? 1
Dave Olson September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 2 Century ? 1
David Shirk September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 2 Century 50 1
Sharon Poe September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century ? 1
Bill Jutz October 2013 CNC Fall Ride Century option from Goldsboro to New Bern (Garmin GPS) 49 1
Aaron Johnson February 2014 New Bern/Emerald Isle & Return -113 mile with Forrest, Hewitt & Naber. ? 1
Chris Smith February 2014 Jacksonville- Bicycle Gallery's Polar Bear Metric Century plus New Bern to Jax with Tom Hewitt, Joe Avolis, Terry Forrest & Chuck Forrest. ? 1
Terry Forrest February 2014 Jacksonville- Bicycle Gallery's Polar Bear Metric Century plus New Bern to Jax with Tom Hewitt, Joe Avolis, Chuck Forrest & Chris Smith. ? 1
Travis Davidson May 2010 35th Annual Knotts Island Century -NE NC ? 1
Lisa Brice September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1  43 1
Rick Tollmann September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1  68 1
Andres Venegas September 2016 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 ? 1
Lou Picciano October 2016 Centerville/Leesburg VA solo Century West of Wash DC (Garmin GPS) 63 1
Carl Toler April 2017 Local area loops around New Bern for 100 miles with Bush, Stanton, Sadler and Summers (GPS) ? 1
Jeremy Belch MD June 2017 Beulaville Century with Cassandra Crowder, Carole Stanton, Scott Summers, Marcy Mills, Patti LaManna,  Janet Christopher, Bridget Curlin and  Bill Wilson (friend from Kinston - don't think he's a member of NBCC).  GPS 32 1

NBCC Century Statistics ending 2012: 193 NBCC members, 154 members have cycled one or more Century trips - Average is 8.9 trips,  53 members cycled one or more Century trips during 2012.  Youngest Century rider is 14, Oldest Century rider is 81, Average age of Century rider is 46. Visits to NBCC website average 10.4 visits/day since 3/6/2002. 

NBCC Century Statistics ending 2013: 212 NBCC members, 183 members have cycled one or more Century trips - Average is 8.3 trips, 79 members cycled one or more Century trips during 2013. Youngest Century rider is 14, oldest Century rider is 83, average age of Century rider is 46.8. Visits to NBCC website average 11.03 visits/day since 3/6/2002.

NBCC Century Statistics ending 2014: 200 NBCC members, 194 members have cycled one or more Century trips - Average is 9.7 trips, 52 members cycled one or more Century trips during 2014. Youngest Century rider in 2014 is 21, oldest Century rider in 2014 is 73, average age of a Century rider in 2014 is 51.8. Visits to NBCC website average 11.2 visits/day since 3/6/2002.

NBCC Century Statistics ending 2015: 176 current NBCC email members, 198 members have cycled one or more Century trips. The top Century rider in 2015 was Carole Stanton with 49 trips, almost one per week. The top 5 riders with the most total Centuries are Joe Avolis (262), Mike Dunlap (215), Carole Stanton (200), Bill Sadler (78) and Shawna Bland (57). 50 members cycled one or more Century trips during 2015. The youngest Century rider in 2015 was 21 and the oldest was 69.

NBCC Century Statistics ending 2016: 190 current NBCC email members, 204 members have cycled one or more Century trips. The top Century rider in 2016 was Carol Beliveau with 61 trips, more than one per week. The top 5 riders with the most total Centuries are Joe Avolis (275), Carole Stanton (245), Mike Dunlap (238), Carol Belivieu (107) and Bill Sadler (87). The youngest Century rider in 2016 was 29 and the oldest was 69.

                      Click here for the current member list (no longer being updated since 9/14/2015)


OTHER CYCLING WEB PAGES

 

2001 MS-150 tour in New Bern by Dave Wallace

Article "The 100-mile Goal"

2002 MS-150 tour in New Bern by Dave Wallace

Cycling Performance - muscle pain, soreness, cramps

2003 MS-150 tour in New Bern by Dave Wallace

Paceline Etiquette

2004 MS-150 tour in New Bern by Dave Wallace

Wind Chill Calculator

2005 MS-150 tour in New Bern by Dave Wallace

Bicycle Calorie Calculator

2006 MS-150 tour in New Bern by Dave Wallace

Bicycle Calculator - How long to catch up to group? (Excel file by dw)

2007 MS-150 tour in New Bern by Dave Wallace

NC DOT Bicycle Events Calendar no longer available. Maps/Routes instead

2008 MS-150 tour in New Bern by Dave Wallace (now called Bike MS)

Cycle North Carolina (CNC) 2016

2009 MS Bike Tour by Dave Wallace (last tour of 9 cycled)

Cycle North Carolina 2004 - Report by Bill Sadler

Beulaville Century trip mileage chart (from River Bend)

Down East Cyclists - Jacksonville, NC

Beulaville Century trip Google map (from River Bend)

Oriental Express Bicycle Club 

Trenton/Cove City 45-mile loop mileages (from River Bend)

Dave Wallace's Cycling Background

Tuscarora/Clarks 21-mile mileage chart (from River Bend)

Dave's Senior Racing Results - 1996 thru 2006 (.xls file)

Tuscarora/Clarks 29.4-mile mileage map  (From Flythe's Bike Shop)

1999 Senior Racing Nationals at Disney World - Dave Wallace

Pollocksville 30-mi loop from Flythe's bike shop on Trent Rd in New Bern

2016 Tour de France official Website

Tuscarora/Jasper/Racetrack 29.6-mi loop from Flythe's Bike Shop (Gmap)

MS Bike Webpage Sept 10-11, 2016

Tuscarora/Jasper/Rhems 34.2-mi loop from Flythe's Bike Shop (Gmap)

Cycling the MS Bike Tour at age 80 (River Bender article)

Trenton/Cove City 52.5 mile from Flythe's Bike Shop (Gmap)

Video showing a rotating double paceline

Trenton/Quaker Neck 38.6 mile from Flythe's Bike Shop (Gmap)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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        Mike Dunlap, Carol Beliveau & Chris Jones do 140 mile loop

Got it done! Segments 19-21 I had cramping hamstrings but my two riding partners eased off the pace and I was able to recover - needed fluids - lots of it!! Over all a good ride. Nice ride with Carol B. and Chris Jones from Jacksonville.

Mike Dunlap 8/13/2016

Chris Jones is not a NBCC Member. Also Carol in Oriental reported adding an additional 60 miles making it a tough DOUBLE CENTURY for her.   dw


  Carol Stanton does another Century, partly with company.

Hi Dave

I was able to get a couple centurys in since last weekend. I did a solo century on Thursday and did another one today. Today I cycled out to meet Patti Lamana, Courtney Dixon and Scott Fisher at the end of Carolina Colors. The four of us rode over to Trenton and back then I cycled back home. Thursday I did my little local loops century.

Hope you are doing well and are getting out early to do your rides. It is hot out there!

Thanks Dave. Be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 8/14/2016


    Bill Sadler does an unplanned Century that ends in a storm.

Unplanned Century. With 98 mile done and 2 miles to go one heck of a storm hit so I finished it in the wind and rain (a man gotta do what a man gotta do).

Bill Sadler 8/18/2016


        

Mike Dunlap & Forrest do 102 miles in the annual Mid Atlantic 12-24 out of Washington NC, while Carol Beliveau does 332 miles for a Triple Century

Hi Dave. I ventured up to Washington, NC for the Mid-Atlantic event today. 100+ miles with some very fast riders. A good time was had by all. 

Mike Dunlap 8/20/2016

I added Chuck Forrest who also reported a Century trip  dw

 Dave,

That should have been a quad but, learned that I was definitely not prepared for a Quad. Attended the Washington 24 hour event thinking "400 in 24, how difficult can it be?" Well, it was darn tough! No drafting, unexpected body issues and the fatigue is what ultimately did me in. I decided to bail at 332 after several close calls of falling asleep behind the proverbial wheel. This was strange for me because on these long events, adrenaline usually keeps me going strong and it usually takes me a good while to unwind afterwards. I guess I was not nearly as rested as I should have been prior to starting. It was a fantastic experience regardless, riding with some cycling elite, for sure. I even was invited to join a RAAM team next year... what?!! My longest ride to date, with my previous longest of 311 completed a month ago. What a year it's been!

This is 38, 39 and 40 of 2016 for me. Will be interesting to see what my year's century total ends up being but I've definitely got 100 centuries total in my crosshairs!

I choppped up the ride into 3 as I didn't want to risk my Garmin shutting off as it was guaranteed to do based on past history. Links forthcoming from Strava.

Thanks Dave!   Carol Beliveau 8/20/2016


    Carole Stanton does a Century partly with Patti Lamana.

Hi Dave,

Of course I could not let this perfect morning go by and not ride! I met Patti Lamana out at our usual meeting place in Carolina Colours this morning. We cycled over to Pollocksville-Trenton-Cove City-Jasper and back to Carolina Colours, then I cycled back home to complete the century. We felt very blessed not to have any any flat tires this time. The last time we cycled this loop together a couple of weeks ago, we both had a flat and the heat forced me to quit at mile 91.

I do hope we are done with the 95+ temps on the weekends. Been seeing a lot of cyclist out getting ready for the MS. Ride.

I hope you and Marilee and doing well. I'm sure you are still pedaling the miles! Such an inspiration to us all.

Thanks, take care and be safe out there!  Carole Stanton 8/20/2016


  Carole Stanton does a solo Century loop on a nice weekday

Hi Dave, got another century today, solo. Perfect Day! Hope all is well at your home.

Thanks,  Carole Stanton 8/25/2016


   Bill Sadler does a local Century on Sunday August 28.


           

Mike Dunlap and 5 others do a 144 mile loop, partly in the rain. Carol Beliveau joined for 112 miles,

Strong group. Tom H, Carol B., Chris Fields (Jacksonville), Joshua Brown, John Jones (Kinston) and a rider from Orlando, FL who is working in Jacksonville and came up for the ride and me. We got poured on three times - but all good.

Mike Dunlap 8/28/2016

Chris Fields, John Jones and the Orlando rider are not NBCC members.  dw

Hi Dave,

Got in a really fun century today, took the ferry over and met 6 others in Beaufort - they were going for 140 and did the NYD route from Atomic. I had to work too late last night for such early shenanigans! Met them at the Cru for a quick lunch and then from Beaufort to Reelsboro, it pretty much poured all the way. It was still a fast and really fun ride with a well matched group. I averaged 21.1 and I think they ended up at 21.5. 55 of my miles were solo. This is #41 of 2016.

Thanks Dave, link forthcoming  Carol Beliveau 8/28/2016


    Carol Beliveau does a solo Century to start off September.

Hi Dave,

With the impending weather forecast and my busy work schedule, yesterday was the only chance for me to get any real miles in this week. So, another century it was and I actually beat the rain home, doesn't happen too often! Makes for #42 of 2016. You should have received the link by now.

Thank Dave,    Carol Beliveau 9/1/2016


        Carol Beliveau does a 3-segment Century on a beautiful Sunday.

Hi Dave,

Hope you are enjoying this amazing weather! You have probably heard by now that 10 of us started out this morning from the Food Lion in Bridgeton, most not having the intention of completing a century. Of course, Carole Stanton, Mike Dunlap and I did. I don't think any of the rest did 100 except maybe Josh Brown but he broke off from the group early. We did the 65 mile Hobucken loop as a group and then Carole and I broke off and did an extra little loop before Food Lion, she had miles before the start. I stopped at Food Lion since the groups mileage was becoming so fragmented and I didn't want to make Carole do extra on account of me. Drove home and went chasing after a Strava crown - successfully, w 80 fast miles on my legs - and completed my 43rd century of the year. The rides are broken up, I'm sending you three links; one from the morning group ride and two little ones as Garmin felt like it needed to break my little Pamlico county ride in two. Whatever! A fantastic day.

Thanks! Carol Beliveau 9/4/2016


  Carole Stanton does 100 mostly with a group to Hobucken.

Hi Dave

It was a very good ride. A fast one but it was the group and definitely not me. I rode a few miles prior and after the group ride to complete my century. Really loving the cooler temps!

Hope you are doing well. Thanks, take care and be safe out there!   Carole Stanton 9/4/2016


    Mike Dunlap does 75 miles with group to Hobucken then add-on for 100.

Here you go Dave. Nice ride with a fun group the first 75 miles. Then on my own.

Mike Dunlap 9/4/2016


    2016 MS BIKE TOUR DAY 1& DAY 2 100 MILE CENTURY ROUTES. 

30 NBCC cyclists reported cycling the Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour in New Bern on 9/10 & 9/11/2016 

Below is a list of the 30 cyclists that cycled the Tour 100 miles on both days, one day or on shorter routes: 

DOUBLE CENTURIES (18)Arthur,Tommy,  Beckwith,Henry,   Beliveau,Carol,   Blackwell,Clifford,   Curlin,Bridget,   Christopher,Janet,   Crowder,Cassandra,   Forrest,Chuck ,  Hewitt,Tom,   Hunt,Sherry,    Kelso,Chris,   Kimball,Chuck,  Lamanna,Patti,   McCoy,Chad,   Mills,Marcy,   Ruth,Tim,   Sadler,Bill,   Stanton,Carole

SINGLE CENTURIES (11):   Bacskay,Doug,   Bengel,Steve,   Davis,Cherie,   Dunlap,Mike,  Edwards,Bob,    Flythe,Mac,   Nabor,Shane,  Noble,Melanie,   Phillips,Jay,   Somerday,Joanne,   Venegas,Andres

SHORTER ROUTES (1): John Jaskolka reported 75 miles on Day 1. John deserves special attention because he is 86 years old and the oldest NBCC cyclist still riding the MS Bike Tour. Way to go John. I envy you. By the way, several others also completed shorter routes. 

Dave Wallace 9/12/16  (let me know if you are a NBCC member who should be on the above list. I'm at davewallaceXXX@suddenlink.net  - remove XXX) 


        

Carol Beliveau does the Tour De Apple route Century solo on Sunday out of Hendersonville NC and then a Metric Monday up Mount Mitchell.

Hi Dave,

Some rain last night, wasn't it? Sheesh. I drove home through it from the mountains after scratching the itch for some climbing. Sunday, I did the 2016 Tour d'Apple century route solo. The event was held Labor Day but I couldn't make it then, I think I was working. I've never seen so many apples in my life! About 9000 feet of climbing and included Pinnacle Mt., Sugarloaf Mt., Jump off rock and others. And, it was rather entertaining watching the gas panic from my self propelled machine. I offered to trade modes of transpo to a guy on a Harley. He didn't see the humor. :) #45 of 2016.

Yesterday I did a solo metric up Mt Mitchell and back. I wanted climbing, I sure got it!! As always, the views were breathtaking but it was socked in at the top. I'm glad it wasn't my first time up. And, I know all you locals know this but a weekday is the time to be on a bike on the parkway; almost NO traffic and a ton of cyclists!

Thanks Dave, link forthcoming.

Carol Beliveau 9/20/2016


    Bob Edwards on the road again for a Century after a flat. See his wife's report from her Facebook:

Poor Bob....today was a very hard day !! He wanted to get in another 100 mile bike ride, but 56 miles into the ride....he got a flat tire. He called me & asked me to load up his regular bike and bring it to him in Chocowitity(34 miles away). When I got there, I told him I thought maybe he should just call it a day. Nope...he was DETERMINED.....or CRAZY !! Lol
He switched bikes & peddled off. I drove back home & finally at 7pm, Bob showed up. He said it was a lot harder with a regular bike & he's exhausted, but he ended up with 101 miles. I honestly don't know how he does it !

Arlene Edwards 9/24/2016


      Tom Hewitt (and maybe others) did the Velo Cotton Country Century out of Greenville Saturday

Hope that you and Marilee are doing well; Not sure if you got this or not, Dave...but a few of us did the Cotton Country Century this past weekend and I've sent the Strava Report of it. Tom Hewitt   9/24/2016 


    Carole Stanton does a Century out of Goldsboro plus a local Trenton/Cove City loop.

Carole's email report on these two Centuries on 9/17 and 9/24 was lost but confirmed by her Garmin GPS reports.

Dave Wallace 9/25/16


        Carole Stanton, Carol Beliveau, Chuck Forrest and Chad McCoy do a Hobucken Century on 10/1. (see 5th rider Mike Dunlap below)

Hi Dave

You've probably already heard from Carol Beliveau, 5 of us completed a century today out to Hobucken. Very strong group, much stronger than I am.

Hope you and Marilee are doing well. Nice to see all those miles you put in each week.. Thanks, take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 10/1/16

I'll add others after I hear from them.  dw

Added Chad McCoy and Chuck Forrest to the group - dw


    Mike Dunlap does a Hobucken Century, partly with the group above.

Hi  Dave - got in a 100+ miles today. I had to split off from group the last 25 miles so I'll let them report in.

Best, Mike Dunlap 10/1/2016


         Three days, 300 miles of mountain climbing for Carol Beliveau and Mike Dunlap in the ROAD TITANS 300+ in Seneca, SC on 10/7, 10/8, 10/9.

Hi Dave,
Drove out to Seneca, SC for the
Road Titans 300; 3 days, 300 miles, 30,000 feet. Today was rough, it poured all day, the climbs were tough, cramps, mechanicals, chilly. Probably one of my least enjoyable rides. Not gonna lie, about 60 miles in I had decided when it was over today that I was going to pack up and go home. Today was day 1 of 3. The attitude has (mostly) adjusted, going to step up for more punishment climbing sassafras mt. and others tomorrow. Did an extra 8 miles on the way to the start but forgot to start my Garmin. Mike Dunlap did the ride too and said he would vouch for me :) oh, and several people's garmins were not calculating elevation correctly. It was actually about 8000 or so today. Dunlap probably won't report till he's home at his computer. Wish me luck tomorrow, I'll need it. Link forthcoming.

Carol Beliveau 10/7/2016

   Hi Dave,   I hope you and Marilee are well. Overall we dodged a bullet with Matthew, for sure. Our power is still off but will hopefully be back on tomorrow sometime. Would be nice to come home to lights from my SC adventure. By divine intervention I was able complete the entire mission, I already reported Friday's century to you, also finished yesterday and today. Centuries 47, 48 and 49 of 2016 done. Mike Dunlap also completed all three days as did Chris Field from Jacksonville but I don't think he's a member of nbcc. Weather was much better but the climbs were just as tough. Sassafras was conquered yesterday and today was Bad Creek, etc. was supposed to be an "easy" day today. Ha. I'm tired.

Thanks Dave, Carol Beliveau 10/9/2016


    Pollocksville loop + Cove City loop plus others for 100 miles for Carole Stanton.

Hi Dave,  Was able to get a century in on Saturday. I left out around 8:30 headed out to Trenton then Cove City. Four Flythe guys passed me on Hwy 17, so I hooked on with them and did the Poolocksville Loop then headed out to Cove City to finish out the century. Ran into a little bit of water on Ipocks Road, but it was shallow enough for me to cycle through it. Ed Busch headed out there with me, then he turned off headed to Clarks to finish out his ride.

Absolutely beautiful weekend! Hope you were able to enjoy it, and all is well at your home.  Thanks and take care!

Be safe out there!  Carole Stanton 10/15/2016


    Carol Beliveau covers Pamlico & Beaufort counties for 102 miles.

Hi Dave,

Ooooh this weather! Wow! The Century Itch needed scratching today so headed out around noon to parts north; Hobucken/Hickory Point/Aurora; some of my favorite roads. Wind came up pretty strong from the east but I mostly got lucky and didn't get too beat up. A great day out there, shame it was solo. #50 of 2016 - finally! Link below, hope all is well on your end of the world!

Best, Carol Beliveau 10/20/2016


    Carole Stanton does a large solo loop via Trenton, Wyse Fork & Jasper for 100.

Good Morning Dave,

I hope you and Marilee are doing well. Fall is here, wonder how long it's gonna stay?

I took off work Friday and got my long ride in. I knew it as going to be a bit breezy on Saturday, solo centuries are no fun at all when it's breezy. I thought I had my ride figured out on Friday that would give me a nice tailwind the last 50 miles, but that never happens. But I can't complain it was a absolutely beautiful day!

Enjoy your day! Thanks for all your efforts for the cycling community.

Take care and be safe out there!    Carole Stanton 10/21/2016


     Carol Beliveau does an east-west ride from Oriental to Pollocksville.

Hi Dave,

Headed out yesterday thinking 70 miles for sure - maybe a century - other than the wind, oh so gorgeous out! So, since I haven't done a long straight-into-the-wind ride in awhile, off I went. Ended up in Pollocksville. Was a nice but tough ride, had to fight for my 19.1 avg. Saw a few riders but was solo the entire ride. #51 of 2016. Link forthcoming.

Thanks Dave,

 Carol Beliveau 10/24/2016


  Lou Picciano does a solo Century West of DC out of Centerville VA/.

Dave,

I met you on one of the weekend Flythes rides a few years back when you added me to your list. Well Im finally providing you with my latest century rides. Perhaps if Im still listed youll post it and end my blank slate. Ive done many but never bothered to share.

I love reading you messages and links. Im in Fairfield Harbour during most of the summer months and in Northern VA the rest of the time. This ride occurred in VA on Oct 29, 2016.

Lou Picianno 10/29/2016


      Carole Stanton & Ed Busch do Trenton/Cove City loops for 100 miles

Good Morning Dave

Ran into Ed Busch yesterday at Flythe's, he said he was interested in a century so we took off. He is amazingly strong, pulled more than his share. We headed out to Trenton then back to 17, took the extensions to Cove City then home. Beautiful beautiful day! Of course I'm sure you already know that.

Hope you and Marilee are well. Thanks for all your efforts! Take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 10/30/2016

Dave,

Hooked up Carole Stanton yesterday for an enjoyable 102 miles. We held a decent average, 18.6 MPH, before we passed through downtown New Bern. That mistake brought us down to 18.4 MPH. I should have listened to Carole when she suggested taking the 17 bypass when we came out of the Trent Woods area. A beautiful day for riding.

Ed Busch 10/30/2016


      Carol Beliveau does 50 with a group and 50 solo.

Hi Dave,

Another gorgeous day. Gorgeous enough to gather up some pals and knock out century #52 of the year! Plans got all screwed up due to the ferry schedule being off- three of our group had planned to come over from Cherry Branch but - no ferry - so I rode around from Oriental (solo, straight into hell, I mean headwind), they rode around from Cherry Branch and we all met up in New Bern along with Stanton and Patti LaManna who joined us for awhile (wish it was longer). Those two lovelies ditched us and the rest of us (myself and the three others from the other side of the river, not NBCC members) realized at noon in Askin that if they were to catch the 2pm ferry that we were going to have to hammer. So, we did. Ended up with a sub 5 century 20.1 avg. An absolute fantastic and fun day.

Thanks Dave, hope all is well on your end of the world!

Carol Beliveau 10/30/2016


    Carol Beliveau does a solo Pamlico/Beaufort County Century.

Hi Dave,

Too nice out not to. Century #53 of 2016 and....#100 total centuries since I started riding them in 2013. Was solo today and, honestly, not feeling too strong. What little wind there was seemed to be right in my face most of the day. Checked out a couple of new roads, saw some interesting critters and didn't die. I'm happy. Absolutely gorgeous out and another mission accomplished.

Thanks Dave,  Carol Beliveau 11/2/2016


      Carol Beliveau does Flythe Beer Run and adds miles for 100. 

Hi Dave,

Another gorgeous, albeit windy day, too nice not to get out. So, I think Flythe's must have accidentally invited me to their 45 mile Hell and Back ride but, that's ok by me, new (to me) roads and new people, I'm going! Started from Carole Stanton's house and rode solo (I was running late, I told her to go ahead and go) to the Third Rock Brewery in Trenton where the start was. Third Rock is the former Beer Army location. Anyway, we all flew down to...heck, I'm not really sure where we went, like I said, new roads to me! Somewhere in or near hell but it sure didn't feel like it, at least till we turned around into a 20mph headwind. Ah, that was fun and pretty much destroyed my almost 21mph average going out. Got back to Trenton, had a hunk of pizza and a sip of beer and headed back to New Bern along with Stanton and a young man named Lucas. I was only around 85 miles by the time we got back so cruised your neighborhood and thereabouts till 100. An excellent route, and and excellent day. Glad I went. You may have heard from Stanton by now.

Thanks Dave,   Carol Beliveau 11/5/2016


      Carol Stanton does Flythe Beer Run and adds miles for 100. 

Hi Dave,

Really enjoyed the Flythe's ride on Saturday. They did an awesome job putting on this ride. Route was marked very well, sag vehicle roamed the route and then beer and pizza at the end (or water and sodas which is what we had since we had to cycle back to New Bern) I cycled down to Trenton with two other guys, but cut off from them and did a 15 mile loop instead of waiting in Trenton for the 10:30 ride to start. Then Carol Beliveau, another guy and I cycled back to New Bern. I did an extra loop in Riverbend with Carol on the way home, hence the extra miles.

I'm sure you enjoyed this beautiful weekend! Hope you and Marilee are doing well.

Thanks, take care and be safe out there!    Carole Stanton 11/5/2016


    Carol Beliveau does a Double Century from Oriental to Goldsboro and back.

Hi Dave,

Well, I think the title of my ride says it all! Honestly, it was a great ride but super challenging not just because of the distance but a ripping headwind all the way to Goldsboro and pretty darn chilly all day. Was hoping to get another really long ride in before it got too cold... I left Oriental at O Dark Thirty and saw my temp drop to 38...! I thought I was overdressed when I left but my kit turned out to be just right for the most part. Came home in the dark too but I'm really happy with our average considering the wind. Thankfully, had a couple of super strong riders with me; Stanton who rode from NB to Goldsboro and back and Chris Field from Jacksonville who actually did 241 miles in honor of the Marine Corp birthday. Wow!

Thanks Dave,  Carol Beliveau  11/10/2016


    Carole Stanton does 137 miles from New Bern to Goldsboro and back.

Hi Dave,

I see you've gotten Carol's email. Was pretty anxious prior to this ride. We all know how strong Carol Beliveau is and well Chris Fields from Jax. well, let's just say as Carol B puts it, he's a freak. Unbelievable strong and doesn't mind pulling forever and is extremely nice. Felt like I was in way over my abilities. Even tried to bail but Carol would not hear of it. Good news is I survived with 137 miles! Wish I could say that I did my share of pulling, but 2 miles pulls to their 5-10 mile pulls at their pace and the winds, was the best I could do.

I do hope you and Marilee are doing well. Enjoy this beautiful weather!

Thanks, take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 11/10/2016


       Carole Stanton does loops via Trenton/Jasper for 100 with Scott Summers. 

Hi Dave,

Busy weekend for me. Scott Summers came from Goldsboro to ride a century, and Patti Lamanna joined us for the first 50 miles. The 3 of us rode out to Trenton incorporating Simmons Loop on the way back. Scott and I rode back to my house with Patti, then we headed out to Jasper via the extensions. We looped through Riverbend on the way home, thought we might run into you. It was an absolute gorgeous day (minus the winds which were pretty tough at times).

I do hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks, take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 11/20/2016


    Carole Beliveau does solo Century (140 mi.) out to Cedar Island and back.

Hi Dave,

Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving. I was getting close to losing my mind not being on the bike since Sunday and not having done a century in over two weeks so, took off for a looong ride of 140 solo miles. What amazing conditions! The route I took today to Cedar Island is not a kind route with anything different than the conditions we had today and yesterday, trust me. Left home about 0900 to catch the 1000 ferry and was off from there. It truly was a spectacular ride and I made it home at last light. Perfect. My only regret of the day was that I was alone. Ah well, holidays are like that! Century 57 of 2016. Next stop, Chuck Fondeaux on Sunday!

Thanks Dave,   Carol Beliveau  11/25/2016


      The following NBCC cyclists completed a Century on the annual Chuck Forrest Birthday Ride: Carole Stanton, Carol Beliveau, Mike Dunlap, Chuck Forrest, Cliff Blackwell, Tom Hewitt, Will Conkwright, Chuck Lee & Chad McCoy.

Hi Dave,

I hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving. I rode over to Oriental today( Sunday) to ride Chuck Forrest's annual birthday ride. Got dropped before mile 10 but kept going. A tad bit windy and it was one of those rides where I just didn't have a lot of energy but I pushed through and actually never stopped for a break. Oh well.

I hope you have a good week! Thanks for all your efforts. Take care and be safe out there. Link in on garminconnect.

Carole Stanton 11/27/2016


Hi Dave,

Rode in the Chuck Fondeaux today, or at least most of it! I struggled on this one, got dropped in Aurora - I was pushing 22-23 mph and the pack was pulling away. There comes a point - and it sure came today! Chuck Lee rode most of the way back with me and had I known Carole Stanton was following up, I would have waited. I was working some strategy, however, (wink) I only stopped once with the group and got dropped after that stop. After that, I skipped the next two stops and would have been first in (another wink) had the group not taken a shortcut or two! All in good fun but Friday's 140 miles took more out of me than I thought; I just had NO sprint or pull in me today and this group was STRONG! #58 of 2016

Thanks for all you do, Dave,  Carol Beliveau 11/27/2016


Hi Dave. Got in a 100+ miles today as part of Chuck Forrest birthday ride celebration. Hope all is well for you. Best, Mike Dunlap 11/27/2016


Hey Dave,

Yeah, it was a pretty cold (didn't get much above 50 degrees), breezy day and the pace was definitely high...we did have a STOP in Aurora at 45 miles and another STOP at Stonewall at 70 miles where everyone regrouped, stuffed down some quick snacks and re-hydrated.

The following, besides the 8  NBCC members you've already noted above, the following non-members completed a Century: completed the Century: Bobby Canady, Johnny Edens,
Justin Lee (Oriental), Paul Tingle, Barrett Garner (Greenville), Neil Bray (Jax), Lloyd Crabtree (Jax), Chris Field (Jax), John Jones (Kinston), Randy Parker (Raleigh/Kinston) and Zac Chappell (Oriental)

All in all there were 28 riders at the Start yesterday and a few decided to do their own mileages, paces, etc. Some hung in with the Pace Group for various distances and then "opted out" at various turnaround points.

It was a Great Day and a really good celebration of Chuck's 61st birthday !

Tom Hewitt, Atomic Cycles, 11/27/2016


    Carol Beliveau does a solo Century in relentless WIND on Thursday 12/1

Hi Dave,

Wow, the wind today was something. I headed out initially planning to do a century but was just getting my butt handed to me and it was only getting worse. I started to bail several times but made it to 72 miles when I finally had enough. Got my head together, ate some food and decided I could not let the day go without finishing up with 100 miles. So, off in the pitch black dark I went for another 28 miles with very little wind. Was a nice ride and a nice break from the wind but glad it's overwith!. #59 of 2016.

Thanks Dave, links below, 

Carol Beliveay 12/1/2016


        Carol Beliveau shows how to cycle a Century downwind all the way.

Hi Dave,

Needed a little century break, ok 6 days was enough! And I really wasn't feeling a wind battle today so convinced my sweet husband to drive my butt up to Edenton for a mostly tailwind ride back to Oriental. He obliged and mostly it was a terrific ride. I had never done this particular route before so knew I might run into a few... hiccups... and I did! Not 10 miles in, GPS took me too a rutted, wet, deeply muddy road with no end in site. Turned around, rode on 64 to Plymouth than headed south with my ideal destination being the 2pm Bayview ferry...well...I might have made it had I taken the fastest route and not come across "road closed" in Pinetown! I could only laugh and hike my bike through the construction for a few hundred yards. Finally got to the ferry at...230...which was fine, gave me time to warm up a bit, eat, refill bottles and catch the 330 boat to Aurora. Made it home barely by last light and only a little chilled. I tried to enlist the troop (you know who) but she had plans, sadly, so a solo venture it was. A great day overall! This is #60 of 2016, possibly the last of the year (but doubtful!). Goal reached!

Thanks Dave!  Carol Beliveau 12/7/2016


    Carol Beliveau does a cold solo Century from Goldsboro to Oriental

Hi Dave!

Hope this finds you well and that you had a great Christmas! Been slacking this month, can barely remember my last century so decided I would take advantage of the wind and ride from Goldsboro to my home in Oriental. That was my theory anyway. The cold trumped the wind and really made for a pretty miserable ride - the legs just wouldn't kick into gear and I never really got into the groove. I was dressed for chilly weather but for some reason the cold just cut today. Frustrating. I stopped at a gas station about 78 miles in to check my tail light and put on my arm warmers and had to laugh as I had no dexterity in my hands. I almost quit at this point as the last light was about gone and it was just getting colder. The arm warmers helped however as did knowing this ride was almost over! Garmin showed I bottomed out at 30.2 degrees. yuck. Hey, it's done and...there is still one day left in the year...! #61 of 2016 in the bag. Thanks Dave!

Carol Beliveau 12/30/16


     

Carol Beliveau reports on AtOmic Cycles "Rule #5 New Years Day Epic Ride". (Rule #5 is "HTFU" which is not my choice of words, but it doesn't stand for "Harden the fruit up", which is like saying don't join this tough ride unless you can harden up. By the way, I thought that was Carol in photo #1, but Carol reported it was Loraine Maddox of Newport, who doesn't look dressed for the ride.

Hello Dave and HNY!

As has become tradition, for the third time I partook in the New Year's Day 131 mile ride with about 20 or so other riders. We were barely 9 by the time it was done! Was a tough day but we got lucky overall with the weather - only a few sprinkles, minimal wind and reasonable temps. It was fast and furious as always and I'm having a bit of a time coming to grips with the fact that the old body needs more than a day in between centuries to truly recover. Wasn't at my best today. Whatever. ;) You will likely hear from Chuck Forrest and Tom Hewitt as well. I think they are the only two of the group that did 100 or more. Link below, let me know if you have trouble opening it.

Thanks!  Carol Beliveau 1/1/2017

Added Cliff Blackwell, Tom Hewitt and Chuck Forrest to the New Year Day Ride. Chuck's GPS said he did 144.4 miles total in 7 hr, 4 min, for an average speed of 20.4 mph. Whew!  dw 11/2/2017


NBCC Statistics ending 2016: NBCC membership dropped from 176 to 174 in 2016. There's no more growth in membership since I'm age 87 and no longer ride with the groups and recruit.

As shown on the chart below, we had 37 members make 259 Century trips in 2016  for an average of 7 per rider. Carol Beliveau did the most with 61, more than one one per week. The chart below shows all Century trips made by the 37 riders which shows that Joe Avolis still has more Century trips total than any other member with 275, followed by Carole Stanton with 245. 

  Dave Wallace 1/4/2017

  NBCC MEMBER CENTURY TRIPS TOTAL CENTURY
    IN 2016 TRIPS
1 Carol Beliveau 61 108
2 Carole Stanton  45 245
3 Mike Dunlap 23 238
4 Joe Avolis  13 275
5 Tom Hewitt 10 57
6 Bill Sadler 9 87
7 Chad McCoy 9 31
8 Chuck Forrest 8 61
9 Cassandra Crowder 7 26
10 Bridget Curlin  5 38
11 Sherry Hunt 5 5
12 Ed Busch 4 31
13 Henry Beckwith 4 23
14 Cliff Blackwell 4 21
15 Linda Sawyer 4 16
16 Janet Christopher 4 4
17 Tim Ruth  4 4
18 Robert Edwards 4 4
19 Chuck Lee 4 4
20 Marcy Mills 3 19
21 Dan Thibault 3 3
22 Cherie Davis 3 3
23 Chris Kelso 2 23
24 Joanne Somerday  2 23
25 Tommy Arthur  2 18
26 Josh Brown 2 17
27 Patti LaManna 2 17
28 Chuck Kimball 2 9
29 Melanie Noble 2 7
30 Douglas Bacskay 1 35
31 Shane Naber 1 25
32 Mac Flythe 1 22
33 Dustin Lupton  1 17
34 Jay Phillips 1 8
35 Steve Bengel 1 7
36 Andres Venegas 1 1
37 Lou Picciano 1 1
       
  TOTAL 259 1533

      Carol Beliveau does a solo Pamlico/Beaufort Century loop

Hi Dave,

Back at it. Headed out today and headed north. That might have been a mistake as the wind was much stiffer than expected. Nothing new in these parts, however! Solo, a good day. Here's the link but I'll send you an e-mail direct from Strava too in case it doesn't work.

Thanks Dave, Carol Beliveau 1/15/2017


       Carole Stanton & Scott Summers do their regular Buckhorn Lake Century

Hi Dave,

I trust you had a very nice Christmas and New Years! Took a nice little break from centuries for a couple of reasons. Wanted to let my left knee heal a little and spend more time with family and friends. Working full time and cycling a century on the weekends doesn't leave a whole lot of time left. And I think I was getting a little burnt out.

Felt good getting back out there this weekend. Had a very nice ride with Scott Summers. It had been 3 weeks since he rode also, so we took it kinda easy. We saw an eagle and someone killed a wild boar and left the head along side the road. That was a first!

Carole Stanton 1/15/2017


    Carol Beliveau does an unplanned Century on the way to work.

Hi Dave,

Had to go to the hospital in Morehead today for a casual work meeting; with the weather today, why not ride down? So, I did. Didn't really have the intention of doing a century but realized soon that I would end up with about 92 miles by the time I got home. Of course, that would never work! So, I did my ride, attended the meeting and added on a few miles around the house. The weather truly was amazing, I ended up with a pretty good average that I can't only attribute to my brute strength, unfortunately! Seems the miracle of miracles happened today and I had tailwind for the vast majority of the ride! I would ride every single day if that were a common occurrence! But, it's not. Onward!!

Here's the link Dave and thanks for what you do.

Carol Beliveau  1/17/2017


    Bill Sadler does first solo Century for 2017

Dave Wallace 1/18/2017


    Carole Stanton does Trenton/Cove City solo loops for 100.

Good Morning Dave,

  I am doing well, thank you for checking on me.  I got busy at work and forgot to send my miles in.  I also forgot to let you know about a century I did on the 25th of January.  I am beginning to enjoy my rides again, thankfully.  I've decided to lay back a little on speed since I am still having some issues with my left knee, and wanted to get back into enjoying the ride.

  The century on Wed the 25th was solo.  I traveled over to Trenton back to 17 then out to Cove City via the extensions. Decided to loop Riverbend on the way home and I actually passed you along the way. We waved at each other but I could tell you did not recognize me.   It is always good to see you out cycling!

Carole Stanton 1/25/2017


    Carol Beliveau does a 200KM Randoneers ride out of Lumberton for the 4th time.

Hi Dave,

Whew.  So I joined the Randonneurs last year for a little something to do in the off season.  Yesterday was my fourth "rando" ride and only a 200km.  I'm starting to realize that there is nothing quick and easy and "just something to do" about these rides at all.  I've ridden dozens of rides at or over 125 miles but today I feel like I've been on my bike for a week straight.  Wow! The wind was murder, to say the least, and it was in our faces for 2/3's of the day and had a lot of cross wind effect during the "good parts".  There were about 10 of us at the start, four of us that started out fast, one of those four joined a slower group about 45 miles in, one took a turn and went on the longer 400k route (solo and on a fixed gear!) leaving just myself and Chris Field (aka Soul Crusher - with good reason!!) and thank goodness he is as strong and as kind as he is as he pulled the entire way back (except for about 100 yards! haha!) and most of the way up...  Holy moly, I'm traumatized after that one!  #4 of 2017 DONE!  

Thanks Dave,  Carole Beliveau 1/28/17


    Carol Beliveau does an odd 100 to catch the wind

Hi Dave,

Well, the wind is still howling but at least the temps are up again.  My husband (and most amazing SAG wagon ever) had to go to New Bern today so, of course my conniving, wind manipulating mind kicked into high gear.  Convinced him to drop me off in Pollocksville where I headed West and almost to Kinston before finally turning east and enjoying a nice push to Aurora. It was well dark by the time Amazing SAG Husband decided he didn't like me being so far away in the pitch black alone and came and "rescued" me. I'll admit, I was ok with it as I had just turned into the south wind which didn't seem to lay down a bit after sunset as is usually expected...Couldn't leave the day at 86 miles so finished it out closer to home.  Both links below. #5 of 2017.

Thanks Dave,    Carol Beliveau 2/1/2017


     Carole Stanton, Scott Summers and friend do a north/south Century out of Goldsboro

Hi Dave

I rode over to Goldsboro to ride with Scott and a friend of his on Sunday. We headed south to Kenansville. We started out at 33 degrees with sleet the first 5 miles and by mile 50 we were pealing off the layers and pedaling in sunshine!  Turned out to be a beautiful day by the time our ride was completed.  

Thanks and be safe out there! Carole Stanton 2/5/2017


      A Century for Bill Sadler on an unusual balmy Sunday in the high 70s.

Bill Sadler 2/12/17


              

                      -------------   Sunday February 19 ----------------                                                                                 ------------------  Monday February 20  ----------------

  Carol Beliveau does a couple Centuries piecemeal across NC from Boone to Oriental.

Hi Dave,

Just got back from an amazing vacation in the mountains that included skiing (did I mention I don't ski? But, amazingly, I didn't die and can still walk!) and lot's of riding. Got this crazy idea that I might as well ride home from Valle Crucis, why not?!  So, I put the word out to see if any takers - not expecting any - but landed 2: One, Marc Poland, from the mountains is a RAAM participant both as rider and support and owns the most amazing RAAM van! The other was Chuck Lee from Oriental who drove out there to meet up on Sunday. You may remember Chuck for having completed the Trans Am Bike Race last year - he's well into his 60's. It was an interesting and very different experience having the entire ride supported w the van.  We took roughly 1.5 hour turns on the bike between riding and driving giving each rider about 3 hours at a shot before having to drive again.  I ended up with three riding legs on Sunday and two on Monday.  We pulled the plug at 10 Mile Fork and 17 as no one wanted to ride 17 in the dark and, well, we were done! The original plan was to ride to Oriental but knew that might have been a bit of a stretch.  We followed (mostly) the CNC Mountains to Coast 2016 route until Burlington, overnighted at a fantastic AirBnB property in Saxapahaw and hooked into the Double Down to the Beach 2016 route to New Bern. My husband asked which method I liked better regarding being supported or not; I can't definitively say either one as they are total apples and oranges. In my opinion both are fantastic methods. Obviously being supported is safer when the van is lit up behind you warning traffic and it's sure nice not having to haul all your gear and equipment but being out there solo or unsupported and being totally self reliant is incredibly gratifying also as we all know. 

There is a pic of said van in the first Sunday link.

Links below, thanks Dave!   Carol Beliveau 2/20/2017


     Ed Busch does solo loops around New Bern for 121+ miles.

Eleven days early but the weather looked too good to be true (and it was early on).  Started out the solo Century+ ride with hopes of keeping a near 18 mph average after blowing through the first 40 miles at 18.8.  Then I could see the flags starting to stir from their previous limp states.  Sure enough, the wind picked up to well over 12 MPH with higher gusts and seemingly from everywhere (but really out of the West, then South).  Ended up with a 16.4 average on the Garmin and a Strava Suffer Score (heart rate profile) of 277 Epic because of the wind duel.  Hardest workout for the ticker ever since Ive been tracking it.

Ed Busch 2/25/2017


     Carol Beliveau does a big east-west Century loop out of Oriental.

Hi Dave,

Well, was hoping the wind had calmed down some from yesterday - it did - but not much.  And, I thought I would be sneaky and do a mostly east/west route and "only" have cross winds to deal with... that didn't work out so well.  Ah well, a solo 70 miles of headwind for 50 miles of tailwind, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, right?  Here's the link, thanks Dave.

Carol Beliveau 2/26/2017


    Carole Stanton does a east-west double loop Century out of Goldsboro.

Hi Dave,

  Guess I've been a little slack in reporting my rides, sorry.  I've driven over to Goldsboro a couple of times and cycled with Scott Summers.  I'm happy with a couple of centuries a month now.  I don't feel quite as strong anymore but I'm totally ok with that.  It makes a big difference with my knee if I don't push it too hard, and I get to enjoy the rides more.  It was pretty cold when we started out this past Saturday, I am so ready for a little warmer weather.

Hope all is well at your home. Take care and be safe out there,\.

Carole Stanton 3/4/2017


         Carole Stanton does a two-part North/South Century to Edenton NC.

What a fun day!  Headed out knowing the wind was going to explode and it sure did.  Thought was to do the same large east/west loop that I did for my last century but quickly realized there was no way I was submitting myself to that torture again.  So, with the agreement of #1 SAG, I took off north to Aurora to catch the ferry and then to Edenton. LOVE that area and this ride.  I would have easily ended with a 22mph average had I not unknowingly routed myself through about 5 miles of gravel.  About 2 miles from the end, an expected flat.  Grrr.  Got to the end and found that my Garmin, for some reason, was only calling this a 95 mile ride even though I threw in an extra loop or two, mainly to kill some time.  Should have ended around 115.  Anyway, I didn't so I headed back out while waiting for Rich and did another 17 miles in ridiculous winds.  It really was a whole lot of fun, again, shame it was solo.  #9 of the year, I think.  

Thanks Dave!  Carole Beliveau 3/7/2017


     Bill Sadler does large Kinston solo loop for 100 miles

You can add another century ride to my total.  The 45 miles from Kinston to James City was a fun ride with the wind mostly on my back today.

Bill Sadler  3/10/2017


    Carol Beliveau and Chuck Forrest do Lee Hemming's 40th birthday ride for 100.

Hiya Dave,

Brr..saw signs today that read 60 degrees.  I think they need calibration. Maybe it was just the biting wind, I don't know but I was sure thankful I had enough layers on today and that the sun was out.  Rode with 7 or 8 others in celebration of Lee Hemming's 40th birthday, he's a Marine living in Cedar Point and this is where we surprised him for a long, fast day in the sun.  I think Chuck Forrest was the only other NBCC member there.  I did a good part of the ride by myself as my rear tire went flat at about mile 20 and then seemed soft around 32.  I decided it would be prudent to haul back to my car before I ended up with another flat and needed support from the group and possibly stranded after that.  Got to the car and realized yes, tire was soft but only because it wasn't filled all the way to 110 from the co2 like I'm used to. Took my chances and headed back out to try and meet them.  Le Jeune, where they were by then, wouldn't let me on but they finally showed up and off we went.  I had to get my last 20 miles alone, no one else was interested!  All good!

Thanks for what you do,

Carol Beliveau 3/10/2017

PS: Added Chuck Forrest to this ride - dw


     Carol Stanton & Scott Summers do loops to Trenton & Cove City for 100.

Good snowy morning Dave

I tried to send my century info to you last evening, got frustrated with Garmin and gave up. Scott Summer came here to do the ride on Saturday. We actually passed you in Riverbend on our way home, you seemed busy on your GoPro or something. We spoke, when I told Scott who you were he wanted to turn around and meet you but I thought maybe you were headed downtown on an errand.

We cycled out to Trenton then did the Jasper Loop. Chilly start but beautiful day!

Take care, be safe out there and thanks for all your efforts!

Carole Stanton 3/11/2017


    Carol Beliveau does north-south loops in Pamlico & Beaufort wind all day.

Hi Dave,

It was a miraculous ride today in that I had headwind alllll day. How is that possible?  It really was the strangest thing I'd ever seen, I'd settle into a nice tailwind and POOF, a mile down the road, 180 degree switch.  This happened four or five times today, at least.  The wind finally decided it was going to scream out of the south making the last 30 or so miles of my day pretty torturous.  I will still consider myself lucky, however, for any ride I am able to do!  Happy St. Patricks Day, Dave.  #12 of 2017 in the bag.  

Carol Beliveau  3/17/2017


    Carole Stanton and Scott Summers do East-West loops out of Goldsboro.

Hi Dave

Was very sorry to hear of your friend's passing. I know you enjoyed the friendship and rides spent together, very nice memories to reflect on.

I rode over to Goldsboro on Thursday to ride with Scott. I committed to the Flythe Brunch Ride Beer Ride on Saturday so I needed to get a long ride in and Scott was riding on Thursday so I took the day off to join him. It was cold at the start and quite windy!

Flythe's had a very nice turnout for their ride in Kinston on Saturday. I'm not great at numbers but I believe there were at least 20-25 with a nice mixture of riders. It was a fun ride. It's been a while since I've done a group ride, I miss those rides.

Take care and be safe out there.   Carole Stanton 3/23/2017


    Carol Beliveau does a late afternoon solo Century in Pamlico and Craven Counties.

Hi Dave,

Hope this finds you well.  Very sorry to hear about Mr. Ernul's passing.  A virtual hug to you.  

Really needed a long ride today so I went and got one.  Was not able to start until after 3 this afternoon because of, well, life so I loaded up the lights knowing I'd be home way after dark, and took off.  Naturally the wind spiked right about the time I was halfway down my drive way!  So, trying to avoid having to have a giant wind battle for the return home, I headed south and into the wind first, taking the Minnesott Ferry (at 4:30) across, riding to Newport, Havelock, New Bern and home. I made it a goal to get across the bridge before last light and I did - that bridge is sketchy on a bike in broad daylight, did not want to do it in the dark.  Overall a great ride, I've got nothing to complain about other than it was solo!  

Thanks Dave!  Carol Beliveau


       Bill Sadler, Carole Stanton & Scott Summers do a Century arond New Bern.

Dave you can put me down for another century ride today.  I rode with Carole and Scott.  It was a fun ride.

Bill Sadler 4/1/2017

Hi Dave,

I completed the century with Bill Sadler today. It was an awesome ride!

Thanks, Carole Stanton 4/1/2017


    Carol Beliveau does a solo north-south Pamlico-Beaufort county

Hi Dave,

Add me to the growing list of rides today - I finally got to ride and not work on a Saturday.  Unfortunately, it was with a very heavy heart - found out that one of my cycling idols, Mike Hall, was killed in Australia yesterday morning on the last day of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race.  This hit way too close to home and there seems to have been global support in his honor today seeing all the hashtags and their popularity; #bemoremike #rideformike #inspiredbymike  If you've seen Inspired to Ride, you know who he is. I have to say, his death brought out fear in me that I didn't know was there.  I had to ride today and ride long.  And, of course, even with the wind from hell, I felt much, much better and at peace with what I/we do.  Getting hurt is a risk we all knowing and willingly take every time we ride and, frankly, I would rather go doing what I love vs. sitting on the couch getting fat and waiting for a heart attack or stroke.  I see too much of that every single day in the ER.  Anyway, thanks for listening...#13 done.  

Carol Beliveau 4/1/2017


      Ed Busch and Carl Toler do a Century around New Bern.

Dave,

Carl Toler and I biked from Taberna to Jasper Saturday morning to hook up with Carole Stanton, Scott Summers and Bill Sadler to complete a Century.  Lots of fun fighting some nasty headwinds.  Heading back from Trenton we were moving right along with a great tailwind makes it all worthwhile.

I believe this was Carls first 100 so, nice job!!

Ed Busch 4/1/2017


   Robert Edwards does a Century to Oriental and back plus add on miles to Tuscarora.

HI Dave

Just me and my bike conquered the elusive century Saturday! From River Bend to Oriental and returned to Flyth Bike Shop (80 Miles); to complete the century, continued to Tuscarora and Hyway 70 overpass and returned to River Bend for a 102.08 mile ride (6:45 hours/Min; Max 26.4, Ave 14.6 Miles per hour). This was my 5th century.

Photo attached!

Bob Edwards 4/1/2017


    Carol Beliveau does a north-south windy Century in Pamlico/Beaufort Counties.

Hi Dave,

Was hoping for a nice, sunny, low wind century today. But nooooo.... not only was the wind way more than expected but again, it was coming from 3 out of 4 directions. It really was, I'm not totally nuts, I promise!  Was coming strong out of the east near the water, west inland and barreling out of the south at the end of the day. Of course the only direction I couldn't go as the day progressed was north. I think there is some wind voodoo going on in these parts, myself...  Anyway, wanted to ride further but cut my losses at 100!  Had some problems with my new-ish Garmin 820 too - it shut off twice out of the blue and Live Track wasn't working most of the day. Someday maybe they'll get it right.  But I doubt it. 

Thanks Dave,  Carol Beliveau  4/9/2017


  Janet Christopher and Cherie Davis do a Century together on Saturday 4/15.

Hey Dave,

Janet Christopher and I rode a Century ride on Saturday, April 15.

Thank you for all you do!!!!

Cherie Davis  4/15/2017


  Carole Stanton does solo loops on a windy day to Trenton and Cove City for 100.

Hi Dave,

Hope you and Marilee are doing well. I took off yesterday to do a long ride with Scott Summers but his daughter had her baby early yesterday morning, so he had to bail - priorities right!

So I headed out solo to do a 65 mile ride and I guess I've found my old mojo, as I found it hard not to do a century. It was actually a very nice ride, kinda winged it once I got out there, trying to avoid some dogs on the road between Jasper and Cove City.

Oh, and I've have seen the prettiest red fox the last two times heading out in Trent Woods, really cool!

We all appreciate all you do to keep cycling connected in the community, thanks.

Take care and be safe out there.  Carole Stanton 4/21/2017


    Carol Beliveau does Tarwheels Century out of Elizabeth City

Hiya Dave,

Glad you are feeling well after your procedure.

Drove up to Elizabeth City yesterday to join a century I had never done before; the Tarwheels 24th annual century, touted as the World's Flattest Century.  They might have something there as we didn't even elevate on any bridges!  My elevation total for 100 miles was 571 feet!  And here I thought Pamlico County was king in the flatness regard. They might, however, consider renaming it to the Worlds Windiest Century - holy moly! No records broken today, wind from everywhere. It was a strange and loopy route too as you will see.  I immediately hopped on with 2 riders that looked strong, one was, we cooked the other one at about 50 miles in... So, considering the wind and lack of peloton, I'm pretty happy with the average.  Dodged the predicted rain too, actually a gorgeous day.  Oh, and the Tarwheels provided some unbelievable food at the stops; deviled eggs, smoothies, home made cookies, pasta salad, sweetpotato/ham biscuits...  Saw a couple of others from New Bern too, you might hear from them.  #15 of 2017

Thanks Dave,

Carol Beliveau  4/22/2017

  Robert Edwards does Tarwheels Century out of Elizabeth City

Davie,

Completed the ANNUAL TARWHEEL CENTURY ride this past Saturday with Pat Williams (Spin instructor @ Golds Gym) that took us though the country area of Camden county. Mother nature provided strong head winds and a thunderstorm. Referring to Carol's GPS mapped route of the event, your descriptive statement was on target. I did make one wrong turn during the thunderstorm and completed the ride with a total of 114.8 miles. This was my 2nd century this year.

Robert Edwards  4/22/2017


    Carol Beliveau does big solo loop Century in Pamlico/Craven counties.

Hi Dave,

Completed century #16 of the year today.  Set out with a long-ish ride in mind, wasn't dead set on a century but then I found myself on the ferry and on the other side of the world so, a century it was to be!  A gorgeous day out but windy as always.  Had to work for my speed today for sure.  Love a challenge.  Lot's of traffic over there, I must have a deathwish... Thanks Dave!

Carol Beliveau 4/26/2017


     PLUS OTHERS....

Bill Sadler does the CNC Coastal Ride plus add-on miles to make a 100. Plus added more riders below:

Dave, you can put me down for another century ride.  I'm at the CNC COASTAL RIDE in Oriental and did the 45 mile loop twice plus a little extra for 100.

Bill Sadler 4/27/2017


The following Centuries were sent in by Cherie Davis for Saturday on the CNC Ride:

Melanie Nobles, Linda Sawyer, Janet Christopher, Linda Benners Winfield and Cherie Davis completed a Century today at the CNC Spring Ride in Oriental!!

Also heard from Carol Beliveau that she rode the tour all three days but only did 100 on Saturday and Sunday. She said Chuck Forrest and Carol Stanton and Chuck Lee also did a Century. Below is her email:

Dave Wallace 4/30/2017


Dave,

Hope this finds you well.  Participated in the CNC Coastal Ride again this year, this is my 4th since moving here in 2013 - very enjoyable program.  However, like last year, I had full intentions of doing centuries all three days.  To quote Chuck Forrest (who did a century Saturday, by the way) - "I've been living here 61 years and have never seen it blow this hard for this long". So no, only did 100 miles yesterday and today.  70 something on Friday. I'm thanking the good Lord above that we had a few riders in our group to plow through the wind, especially yesterday coming down from Hobucken and Aurora and straight into it - good grief.  Today's longest route was only 60 which, by the time I rode to the start and back home again, I was at 73.  Well, you know that didn't sit well so I headed back into that windy mess to complete 100.  Only lost 1/10th on my average but I fought for it, sheesh.  I feel sorry for all the folks that traveled so far and aren't used to such punishment...  Carole Stanton completed 100 Saturday as well.  That woman was rockin it!! 

#17 and 18 done.  Thanks Dave,   Carol Beliveau  4/30/2017


      Mike Dunlap, Carol Beliveau and Chuck Forrest do Bike The Banks Century

 

Its been a while. Got in 100 today at the Bike the Banks event in Emerald Isle. Been off the bike for 3 1/2 months due to hypothyroidism. Doing better now.

Best, Mike Dunlap 5/6/2017


Hi Dave,

Well, the wind continues to howl...it sure did today for the Bike the Banks ride out of Emerald Isle.  I think this is the 3rd year it's been held with a ride out to Cape Lookout and back and with a side of Ft. Macon.  Thank Goodness we had a powerful, good sized group.  We got out to lookout and I was wondering how in the world are we going to get back??  We did with many of the group actually obtaining a sub 5 century, I think my avg was 19.7.  I'll take it.  Was at 23.7, however, when we turned around!  Coming down over the AB causeway I thought my front wheel was broken as I could barely keep it upright.  I knew it wasn't though, just ridiculous wind. Make it stop, will ya?  Also finishing were Chuck Forrest, Bobby Canady, Mike Dunlap (he's backkkk!)  of this group. Stanton was supposed to join the sufferfest but had a last minute change of plans.  Smart Gal.   I'm sure I forgot someone but you'll be hearing from them.  #19 of 2017 in the bag.  

Thanks Dave, Carol Beliveau 5/6/2017


        Carole Stanton and Scott Summer do the Buckhorn Lake loop out of Goldsboro

 Hi Dave

Beautiful windy weather! I was supposed to do the Bike the Banks ride on Saturday but a very good friend's mom passed away and her funeral was on Saturday. So Scott Summers and I did one today. I have to say, it was pretty windy out there. But I guess that's the norm lately around here. At least the sky was beautiful and the temps were perfect.

I hope you and Marilee and are doing well. We all appreciate everything you do for the cycling community, thank you.

Be safe out there.   Carole Stanton 5/7/2017


    Carole Beliveau does 100 practicing for the Assault on Mt Mitchell.

Hi Dave,

Wasn't expecting to write you today as it's only been 48 hours since my last century, haha!  Headed out into screaming winds today (nothing new there) with the intention of doing a bunch of bridge repeats in prep for the Assault on Mt. Mitchell next Monday that I somehow ended up signed up for again.  So, 22 non-stop, big ring repeats later and a ride to and from Hobucken landed me at home w 75 miles and about an hour of daylight left.  So, I grabbed some more water, my lights and off I went.  Legs are feeling it!  #20 of 2017 done! 

Thanks Dave, Carol Beliveau  5/8/2017


   Bill Sadler does a big loop Century west of New Bern.


          Carol Beliveau does the Assault on Mt Mitchell for 3rd year

Hi Dave,

Just got home from a trip to Spartanburg, SC to participate for the 3rd time in the Assault on Mt. Mitchell.  Was a gorgeous day with hundreds of powerhouse riders including George Hincapie and NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson. Needless to say, I never saw either one of them!  I was hopeful to have a much better time than I did but it wasn't to be.  That's ok, the worst day riding (it wasn't) is better than the best day working, right??!  This was my 7th time up Mt. Mitchell since 2015. I think I prefer going solo as you get to ride back down!  They don't permit descents on the Assault.  #21 of 2017 in the bag.  Thanks Dave!

Carol Beliveau 5/15/2017


      Carol Beliveau does the Storming of Thunder Ridge ride

Hi Dave,

Just got home from Lynchburg, VA where I participated for the first time in the Storming of Thunder Ridge.  What a terrific ride, I may have to keep it on my list of regular rides!  Ascended Thunder Ridge relatively early in the ride mistakenly thinking the worst was over and it, for the most part it was, but there were several respectable but much shorter climbs all the way until the very end.  Felt better yesterday than I did on Mitchell on Monday, happy about that, but I'll never be a stellar climber.  That's ok, just being at these events is incredibly fun and truly a gift.  Weather cooperated, was nice and cloudy, cool in the high 50's and 60's but, unfortunately, socked in at the top, could barely see the cyclists in front of me. Made things interesting on the descent.  Fortunately it cleared up the further down we went. Fantastically well supported and a fundraiser for the local ymca.  Recommend.   #22 of 2017 done.

Thanks Dave, Carol Beliveau 5/21/2017


    Carol Beliveau and Carole Stanton do a 140 mile loop in the Piedmont region.

Hi Dave,

Happy Memorial Day, hope you are enjoying it.  

I think Carole Stanton had a momentary lapse of reason yesterday as I got her to agree to join me on a 140 mile ride in the Piedmont that included about 6600 feet of climbing. We know how she feels about climbing!  I don't understand that because she's a billygoat - left my fat*** in the dust many times!  I chose this route based on a friend who had done it previously and, honestly, it was a FANTASTIC route, quiet roads, excellent scenery, comfortable climbs and so forth but that's where it ends.  We, well, I, ran out of water at about mile 25 or so and was not concerned based on said friends comment that there were "convenience stores everywhere"... uhhh... so not the case!!  We had to get creative and stopped at a house being built that had newly installed water - about 6 ounces worth but enough to carry on and then at an EMS station in Snow Camp that had one of those hand pump jobbers... the water that came out of it initially was a thick, rusty color for a good while!  But we waited, and it turned clear, cold and tasty...!  Who can't use a little extra iron, right??  Finally at mile 83 in Saxapahaw we found a store and a nice break.  Then again, no more stores until we were about 20 miles from our start!!  Nuts!  Would have been dangerous for mere mortals but, hey, we fell out of that league long ago. Oh yeah, Garmin did it again - we got a little lost at the end - adding an extra 12 miles to our ride...no biggie but it was a bit of a cluster at the end!  #23 of 2017 done.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1010619749

Thanks Dave, Carol Beliveau 5-28-2017


      Carole Stanton and Scott Summers do 100 out of Goldsboro.

Hi Dave,

 I went to Goldsboro yesterday and did another century with Scott Summers.

Very sad about Susan Hamilton. Could happen anywhere or anytime. 

Be safe out there. Carole Stanton 6/3/2017


         Marcy Mills, Janet Christopher and Dustin Edsall (non NBCC member) do a Century in Craven & Jones Counties


    Carol Beliveau does big 100-mile loop in Pamlico/Craven/Beaufort counties.

Hi Dave,

Sooo very much needed a long ride today. So I went out and got one and a great one it was.  Covered a few counties; Pamlico, Craven and Beaufort, mostly manageable winds, saw a bear near Hobucken meandering down the road, ate a firefly (not intentionally, need to keep my mouth closed!), checked in on our house that we're building and, well, nothing terribly exciting - just a good day on the road.  #24 of 2017.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1028904386

Thanks Dave!  Carol Beliveau 6/9/2017


   Beulaville and back Century for the following 11 riders.           

                  

Hey Dave,

I just moved to New Bern about a year ago, and today I completed my first century ride out to Beulaville and back: 

https://www.strava.com/activities/1030342346

We had a great group of 11 to complete the Beaulaville century: Here they are in the order of the above photos: Jeremy Belch,  Cassandra Crowder, Carole Stanton, Scott Summers (not NBCC member), Marcy Mills, Tommy Arthur, Patti LaManna,  Janet Christopher, Bridget Curlin, Linda Sawyer and  Bill Wilson (friend from Kinston not NBCC member).

Thanks for keeping track of everything! It has been great motivation to see what everyone's accomplishing.

Jeremy Belch, MD, MPH  6/10/2017


      Bill Sadler does a solo 100-mile loop to Kinston and back on 6/11/2017


        Carol Beliveau does a solo Century out to Hobucken bridge to practice hill climbing.

Howdy!

Well, I guess I knew in my heart of hearts that I would be doing a century today even though I hadn't consciously made that decision.  I also knew that I wanted to kick around again in the area north of 55 and that I have some - a lot - of climbing coming up.  The only answer then, was Hobucken Bridge repeats and lots of them!  25 miles to the bridge, 50 repeats which are just shy of a mile each, and 25 miles home with a couple miles done here to make it an even hundred.  It was hot but fun, believe it or not.  Did all repeats in the big ring trying to build power and endurance (clearly not cadence!) and non-stop except for water stops. Which, by the way, water once again almost turned into an issue; the only store for many, many miles around has apparently been shuttered permanently.  However, thankfully, R.E. Mayo's Marine Supply was open until 5 and had the COLDEST bottled water available.  Would not have been able to do this ride if not for them as I could not find a spigot or hose anywhere! Best part was chatting with the cashier and another and the priceless, stunned look on their faces after they commented, "well, you're a youngin, so this is easy for you" and I told them I was about to turn 50 and have grandkids!!  it must be the helmet...!  #25 of 2017.

Thanks Dave,  Carol Beliveau 6/12/17


     Carol Beliveau does a solo Century out of Cary NC.

Had to go to Cary yesterday with a few hours to kill.  So, what else would one do in that situation but take advantage of the beautiful riding conditions there??  Headed west again and around towards my favorite (only!) stop - the General Store in Saxapahaw.  Was a great day, the only problem was that it was solo.  Tried to get Ms. Stanton to join again but she had to work, sadly.  It was hot!  No drama other than running out of water again but it wasn't a crisis.  You'll see that I "only" tagged 99 miles but the ride ended in the middle of Cary's rush hour traffic.  I wasn't going back out in that for 1 mile and I don't believe in endless parking lot loops! I know you understand.  #26 of 2017.

Thanks Dave!  Carol Beliveau  6/14/2017


        Marcy Mills, Bridget Curlin & Henry Beckwith do a Pamlico Century.

Hi Dave!

Hope you are doing great and are getting some nice summer miles in.

Bridget Curlin, Henry Beckwith, and I cycled a century today from Trentwoods to Oriental to River Dunes and back home. It was a nice day to be on the bike and in spite of some stiff South winds, heat, rain, and leg cramps, I think I can safely speak for the group and report a fun day was had by all!

We meandered throughout the little village of Oriental which seemed to be full of activity and tourists. We always enjoy a Bean pit stop and The Piggly Wiggly offered nice shelter during the downpour. We really do have some awesome places to cycle in Eastern NC!

Thank you for all you do to keep us connected and for promoting this sport we love!

Hope to see you on the road!   Marcy Mills 6/17/2017


                        

John Hamilton does a Century on DAY 1 of the MS Bike to the Bay ride in Ohio

Dave,

Don't look a 100 tomorrow, wind has really picked up. Team Captain said he was only going to ride 50.  I was leaning towards 75, but 50 sounds good.  

I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 100.96mi, time: 05:43:25, pace: 3:24min/mi, speed: 17.64mi/h.
http://mapmyride.com/workout/2284808765

Thanks,   John Hamilton 6/24/2017


     

Carol does 100 on the 19th Annual Blood Sweat & Gears mountain ride in western North Carolina. She did it last years too!

Hi Dave,

#27 in the bag. Blood, Sweat and Gears. Phone is crippled/broken, more later.

Hi Dave,

So my plan for the weekend was to successfully tackle BSG on Saturday without any of the issues that I'd experienced over previous attempts.  Everything went perfectly with the exception of some rain, but honestly, it felt great and I'll take a little rain over blazing sun any day. So, two years ago, the organizers shortened the long ride to the short version due to an ugly forecast (it turned out to be gorgeous), then, last year I destroyed an expensive set of carbon wheels with the heat from braking on the downhills.  I didn't know any better.  Stinging lesson learned but I was able to finish... And, the best part, I have ridden this course four times to date and, until Saturday, was not able to stay on the bike at the peak of Snake Mountain - I always had to get off and walk for the last 1/2 mile or so.  I tackled it this year and, honestly, I felt really good, still had more in the tank at the peak.  I was/am pretty excited about that.  My climbing seems to be getting stronger but not faster yet...

Carol Beliveau 6/24/2017


     Carole Stanton does 100 in the Seyboro Cyclists Club ride

Hi Dave,

I rode over to Goldsboro yesterday to ride with the Seyboro's. They were hosting a century for anyone that wanted to get a century in. They announced the pace would remain at 16 so that all would be able to finish the ride. The first Loop was 65 miles, we had 11 people starting out, (2 cut off on their own around mile 15). Three people dropped out when we finished the 65 mile and 6 of us finished out the century. One fellow that finished the century had never cycled over 30 miles before and had ran 20 miles the day before. Amazing and he was in his late fifties-early sixties.

The ride was long and hot with just a few sprinkles in the afternoon. We stopped at Subway at the end of the 65 mile Loop for a light lunch. The last 35 mile Loop was a little faster pace. Great group of riders, very supportive and entertaining.

Not sure if Bill Wilson from Kinston has joined the NBCC, he did the century yesterday and also did the century the group of us from New Bern did to Beaulaville a couple of weeks ago.

Hope you are doing well and staying cool and dry. Thanks for all your efforts! Take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 6/24/2017

Note: Bill Wilson mentioned is not a NBCC member (dw)


     Carol Beliveau does 200Km+ (129 miles) north out of Raleigh area.

My plan for Saturday was another big ride whether it be climbing, distance or a combination of both.  Friday I made the last minute decision to tackle a Rando 200k route that ran north out of Raleigh resulting in me only having to drive a little over two hours to get home rather than almost 6 if I were to have done another mountain ride.  This route was just spectacular but a whole lot more "climby" than I expected!  I knew there was 4-5k of elevation thrown in but over 130 miles, it didn't seem like a big deal.  It was.  Most of those rollers were tight and steep.  It was painful but a ton of fun.  Weather was great, wind wasn't horrible and, for a change, there were plenty of places to stop for water.  

#27 and 28 done!  Thanks Dave,    Carol Beliveau 6/25/2017


      Bill Sadler does 100 mile loop almost to Kinston.

Bill Sadler 6/28/17


        Bill Sadler does a 2-part 100 mile loop because GPS failed

Bill Sadler 7/2/2017


    Carol Beliveau does a wandering Century all over Pamlico County.

Hi Dave,

Hope you enjoyed this 4th, I know I sure did, I didn't have to work!  So, a bunch of us Pamlicans got together and did a ride.  I think I was the only one that completed a full century, their plan was a metric.  A few added on and a few did less.  About half of my ride was with the group.  It started out at a pretty civilized pace but, as expected with this group, ramped up towards the end.  All good!  My last 25 miles home was being chased by weather - the wind was in my face all the way home. I was so close to a sub 5 century but it wasn't to be, just didn't have the gas left to power through it.  Again, all good!  We had John Deaton, who I hadn't seen on the road in a very long time, Chuck Forrest, Justin Lee, Chuck Lee, Chris (Soul Crusher) Field from Jax and Will Conkwright, all from Oriental except Chris.  #29 of 2017.  

Best,  Carol Beliveau  7/4/2017


   Bob Edwards does a Century via Jasper Ft Barnwell, Cove City, Fairfeld Harbour.

Dave

Just getting around to posting Wednesday's Century Bike Ride. It was extremely hot out, but I rode anyway. I was thankful for the rain that came later on during my ride, it provided some cool relief. Started out using Map My Ride App, but phone died after 62.3 miles of trip. My bike GPS recorded the complete century ride. Distance 101.04 Miles, Time 7:45 Hours, Max 25, Avg 13.0 Calories 5,530.

Started from River Bend. Went thru Jasper,Fort Barnswell, Cove City, Fairfield Harbor.

Attached MAP MY RIDE and GPS Photos.    Bob Edwards  7/5/2017


               

Carole Stanton does a Century out of Goldsboro on July 4 with Scott Summers and another one out of New Bern on July 8 with Scott Summers, Patti Lamana and Cassandra Crowder.  

Good Evening Dave

I did complete a couple of centuries this week. Tuesday the 4th I rode over to Goldsboro and rode with Scott Summers, we met up with the Seyboro's for around 40 miles of the century. We had two other riders for the entire century.

Today, Scott came to New Bern, Patti Lamana and Cassandra Crowder rode with us and completed another century. We rode out to Simmons Loop and looped thru Riverbend before we met Art Cullen's ride at 8:30. The group headed out Island Creek Road to Trenton, over to 55 NE of Cove City and back to New Bern. We rode around 65 miles with them. It was a very windy and hot day, but we got the job done. Finished back at my house for some refreshing watermelon!

Hope all is well with you and Marilee and that you are getting your rides in during the cooler part of the day.

Take care and thanks for all your efforts for the cycling community.

Be safe out there!  Carole Stanton 7/8/2017


   

Carol Beliveau does the 100-mile DOGGETT MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE again this year.

Back in the mountains again, this time for a repeat of the Hot Doggett 100: A truly spectacular ride that starts and ends in Mars Hill and wanders through some of the most beautiful mountain country around. I was quietly on a personal mission to kick my own butt; my previous times on various segments and overall from last year. Mission accomplished. I took over an hour off of last years elapsed time and placed 3rd in my age group and 7th out of the 14 women that did the century. (There seemed like more at the start, DNFs?) anyway, those results aren't terribly exciting overall but for me they are. I felt good and am finally making some progress climbing. I rode past several walkers on Devils Fork and smoked a triathlon coach...weather was perfect, no rain and actually chilly at elevation! Off to Mitchell tomorrow for a (slow!) metric!!

#30 of 2017 bagged. 

Thanks Dave,   Carol Beliveau  7/8/2017


        Carole Stanton & Scott Summers do 100 on a HOT day out of Goldsboro.

Hi Dave,

Well, it was for sure my hottest ride this year. Drove over to Goldsboro to ride with Scott Summers and another rider, Mike Haney. It was windy, hot and hilly as Mike put it. We were all thrilled when this ride was finished.

I hope you are staying cool and all is well with you and Marilee.

Take care and be safe out there.    Carole Stanton 7/13/2017


     An East-West solo Century for Bill Sadler in temperatures over 90 degrees.

Dave,

First, thanks for the MS donation.

Next, you can credit me with another century ride.  It may be my last until the weather cools off some.

Bill Sadler 7/15/2017


     Carol Beliveau does a large Pamlico Beaufort loop for 100 in the heat and rain.

Hi Dave,

Well, there are certain advantages to starting a century later in the day...like a 25 degree temperature drop!  Of course that might have also included heavy wind and a lot of rain but it definitely cooled off!!  Took off and my gps was reading 100 degrees - I knew it was going to be a slower century dictated by my HR and temps - it was just too hot to hammer.  That quickly changed as I rode into a refreshing wall of water north of Bridgeton.  Hey, am I gonna melt? Nope, didn't happen.  Bike is good and dirty and so am I but it was a terrific day on two wheels.  #31 of 2017.

Carol Beliveau 7/15/2017


        Carole Stanton does a Century with friends.

Good Morning Dave

We had a very nice ride yesterday.  Scott Summers and another rider from the Seyboro's came to New Bern to ride a century.  We rode over to Trenton, then out Wyse Fork Road, crossed over 70 to Hwy55 then back to New Bern. We did a little loop through River Bend, Scott wanted to get a picture by the bear at the park.  Winds were light yesterday but the heat was on.  We increase our breaks and have started wearing the summer sleeves when it gets this hot. Wetting down the sleeves really cool you off when the temps are this high.  I highly recommend them. 

Stay cool and be safe out there. Thanks for all your efforts for the cycling community.  Tell Marilee hello.   Carole Stanton 7/20/2017.


       Carol Beliveau completes Mt Everest Climb plus (33,100' elevation) in VA by going up and down a 13-mile mountain trip for a total of 251.2 miles. Each trip to the top gained about 3300' elevation and she made 10 trips. Below are the two messages Carol sent describing the trip that she wasn't sure she could complete. But she cycled all night long and made it! FANTASTIC!

Hi Dave,

This one is a little different. I'm sitting in my truck outside of a a town called Big Island, outside of Lynchburg, Va, waiting for the weather to clear. This morning at 0500 I began an Everest attempt; climbing the altitude of mt Everest, 29,029 on one hill or mt, up and down, up and down until finished. So far I am 100 miles and 12,656 feet into the scheme. Not sure if I'll be able to finish but that's the plan. Will take at least 24 hours considering I'm only 4 laps in and need 10...I'm going for 10,000 meters. Wish me luck!

No link yet, ride still in progress... #32 of 2017.   Carol Beliveau 7/21/2017

Hi Dave,

Well, I did it!  251.2 miles, 33,100 feet all in one ride. Holy Moly!  I wasn't sure I could actually pull this off but here we are.  The second half of the ride was mostly uneventful, it was so incredibly dark up there during the two repeats I did during the darkest part of the night but I had a great light.  Hardest part of the trip was not falling asleep on the descents at night.  Some stats; time and distance as above, 23:10, total time much longer because of stops.  Roll time was 5:10 a.m. and I think I finished my last lap around 10:30 a.m. the next morning.  Avg speed 10.8, average lap time 2:17 during the day and about 2:35 after dark. 43 hours awake. I am including two links, one was for the majority of the ride and the second was for the last 2/3rd's of a lap of only 2,000 feet in order to reach 10,000 meters.  I was having Garmin issues at the end and had to close the file before it crashed completely likely losing the ride.  This Everesting thing qualifies with 29,029 feet but there is a High Rouleur Designation at 10,000 meters or 32,828 feet.  If I can do 29,029 I can do 32,828, right?  So I did.  (everesting.cc)

I did a full write up about the ride - it's six pages long.  I'm happy to forward it if you might be interested.  I mainly wrote it because this is one ride I want to remember.  It might have a little bit of profanity in it but I'm sure you've heard worse...!  Let me know and thanks for everything you do, Dave.  

https://www.strava.com/activities/1095770370

https://www.strava.com/activities/1096118421

Carol Beliveau 7/22/2017

Here is the narrative Carol wrote on her fantastic trip  https://carolthecyclingrn.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/everesting-july-2122-thunder-ridge/    dw


    

  Chris Froome from Great Britain on the SKY team won the 2017 Tour de France for the 4th time.

Only 3 Americans entered the tour on the Cannondale team but finished poorly: Nathan Brown 43rd place, Andrew Talansky 49th place and Taylor Phinney 159th place, however, Rigoberto Uran of Columbia on the Cannondale Team finished 2nd place 50 seconds behind Chris Froome overall.

Dave Wallace 7/24/17


        Carol Beliveau, Carole Stanton, Chuck Forrest and Patti LaManna do a Pamlico/Beaufort 50th Birthday ride for Carol Beliveau. About 6 other non-NBCC members joined in.

Hi Dave,

What a great day.  Nine of us (I think) met up at O Town Restaurant in Oriental for my 50th birthday ride.  There would have been many more show up, I feel sure, but the weather was a bit cantankerous as you know.  Luckily we had very little rain, several miles of wet roads but, I think we all agreed we'd rather have temps in the 70's w a little rain and clouds rather than 110+!  It was a fast ride too with a 21.1 average.  Just the way we like it.  Did one of my favorite big loops - Ferry to Ferry.  Had beer and munchies afterwards with many more folks showing up to party including most of my family who had to travel from out of state.  Was super fun and great to see everyone. Carole Stanton, Chuck Forrest, Patti LaManna and myself were NBCC members, the rest were not.  #34 of 2017 done.  

Thanks Dave,

Carol Beliveau 7/29/2017


    Carol Beliveau does a solo "Ferry to Ferry" Century in Pamlico & Beaufort Counties

Hi Dave,

Just got in from completion of #35 of this year.  Was out solo dodging wind, rain and the like but it was a great day as always. Saw some interesting things including a legless frog and an abandoned teddy bear.  Did my Ferry to Ferry route as it's mostly north/south in hopes of dodging the worst of the east wind.  I was mostly successful.  Thanks Dave!

Carol Beliveau 8/6/2017


    Bill Sadler does multiple loops for 100.

Dave here is another century that I rode today, 8/6/17.

Bill Sadler 8/6/2017


    Bill Sadler does another Century to make it his 100th total.

Could not have asked for a better day for a century ride.  There was no wind, no sun, no rain who could ask for anything more.

Bill Sadler 8/10/2017


         Carol Beliveau does the BIKEFEST 2017 Century in Hillsborough for the 3rd time

Hi Dave,

Just got back from Bike Fest 2017 out of Hillsborough, a great ride and this is my 3rd time participating.  Weather was iffy but I had a few other things I had to do out in that area anyway so forged onward.  Woke up to very wet roads but clearing skies.  It did clear and we barely had anything beyond sprinkles a couple of times during the ride and a nice layer of clouds keeping things reasonably cool if not a bit muggy.  Lo and behold I found myself in the front of the pack of about 200 and we went tearing off managing an average of about 23mph for the first 50 or 55 miles.  Then I got dropped!  Not unexpected and I knew I was burning all my matches but, darn it, it was a blast tearing through the hills with a fast bunch, not something I've been able to do well until lately. The last half was a struggle fighting cramps and riding mostly alone but that's ok.  I still managed to finish with a 20.1 average - my first century with any sort of elevation that came in under 5 hours.  Yessss...  #36 of 2017.  

And, congrats to Bill Sadler for reaching 100!!!!  Way to Go, pal!

Thanks,   Carol Beliveau 8/12/2017


      Carol Bill Sadler does another Century 4 days after the last one.

Check out my cycling activity on Garmin Connect
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1916035620?share_unique_id=19

I did another century today.

Bill Sadler 8/14/2017


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