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.

                                        

Visitors since 3/6/02  

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 1/1/2016

Morning Rides

Flythe's Bike Shop 2411 Trent Rd, New Bern     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 5:30 PM new time 28-30 Carolina Colours Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com ShakeNBake ride -A,B,C,D groups 16 to 24mph - 6 sprint points. 
Tuesday Flythes Bke Shop 5:45 PM 15 Trent Woods area Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythes@XXXgmail.com -
Thursday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop 5:30 PM new time 28-30 Carolina Colours Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com Tempo Ride - no sprints, but staggered group starts 16-24mph
Thursday Flythes Bke Shop 5:45 PM 15 Trent Woods area Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythes@XXXgmail.com -
Thursday Flythes Bke Shop 8:30 AM   30 or 35 Pollocksville or Jasper Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythes@XXXgmail.com  
Saturday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop 7 AM new time 35-45  Pollocksville or Jasper Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com 23mph avg with high of  26-28mph
Saturday Flythes Bke Shop 8:30 AM   30 Pollocksville  Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythes@XXXgmail.com groups 15 to 20+mph
Saturday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop 2 PM 25-55/66 Carolina Colours Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com Various miles/various paces (15-20) depending on how many cyclists show up. 
Sunday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop (Starts at United Methodist Church in Trent Woods) 7 AM new time 40-75

40/50 miles (Jasper Loop) to 65/75 miles. May go instead to Pamlico County

Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com 20mph avg with high of 21- 22mph
Sunday Flythe's Early Bird departs RB Shell station 6 AM 26? Probably 26-mile Jasper loop Mac Flythe Jr macflythe@XXXgmail.com B group 17-18, A group 20+ back in time for 8:30 AM ride
Sunday Flythes Bke Shop 8:30 AM 35 Jasper Mac Flythe at 638-1544 or flythes@XXXgmail.com groups 15 to 20+mph
Sunday Atomic Cycles Bike Shop 2 PM  25-55/66

Carolina Colours

Tom Hewitt at 633-2242 or atomiccycles@XXXgmail.com Various miles/various paces (15-20) depending on how many cyclists show up. 

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Send a message to nbcc2@googlegroups.com to let folks know you are joining a ride

Send a message to Dave Wallace davewallace@XXXsuddenlink.net to make corrections/additions to above

NBCC CENTURY TRIP RECOGNITION

Red = Current year 2016

Blue = 2016 MS Bike Tour in New Bern 

(See Century Statistics at end of list)

         Name

                               Last Century Trip

Age at last trip

Total Century Trips
Joe Avolis May 2016 Joe's favorite Chocowinity loop Century (GPS)

55

273
Mike Dunlap May 2016 Memorial Day 2-part solo ride (GPS) 59 222
Carole Stanton May 2016 Century, partly with Patti Lamana (GPS) 218

Bill Sadler

January 2016 Large local loop for 100 miles (Garmin GPS)

69

79

Carol Beliveau May 2016 Large Pamlico/Beaufort County solo Century loop (GPS) 46 67

Dave Wallace

May 2010 - Beulaville (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
Chuck Forrest May 2016 2nd annual Bike the Banks Century with NBCC members McCoy, Dunlap, Stanton & Beliveau (GPS) 60 56

Tom Hewitt

January 2016  Jan 31 Century with Ron Creech & Jim Fields neither of which are NBCC members.  (GPS)

57

49

James Moore December 2015 Solo loop to Grifton via Kinston for 100 (Garmin GPS) 41 42

John Klecker

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

66

37

Douglas Bacskay

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

38

34

Bridget Curlin

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

56

33

Enrique Garcia

October 2007 - with large group (Beulaville)

66

31

Bill Ernul

April 2004 (Palm Coast - Edgewater FL)

64

30

Ed Busch

March 2016 - Solo Century loop around Emerald Isle (GPS)

74

29

Shane Naber

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

36

24

Chad McCoy

May 2016 2nd annual Bike the Banks Century with NBCC members Dunlap, Forrest, Stanton & Beliveau (GPS)

43

24

Joe Baes Septembere 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 52 23
Dan McRoy November 2014 Pollocksville group ride + Trenton Beer Run + add-on miles for 100 (GPS report 67 22

Joanne Somerday

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

74

21

Mac Flythe

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

69

21

Chris Kelso

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

63

21

Henry Beckwith September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2 42 19

Cassandra Crowder

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

56

19

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

Cliff Blackwell

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

41

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
Dustin Lupton  September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century 29 16
Marcy Mills September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 41 16

Tommy Arthur

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

65

16

Josh Brown

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

29

16

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

Patti LaManna

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

57

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

Linda Sawyer

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

55

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

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

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

Chuck Kimball September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century 58 7

Mary Ann LeRay

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2

47

7

Jay Phillips September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1  (with son)

51

7

Joby Arthur

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

60

6

Susan Hamilton

September 2008 MS Bike Tour - New Bern

59

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

Steve Bengel

September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1

58

6

Shannon Semple

September 2003 (MS-150)  - New Bern

43

5

Nick Peluso

September 2003 (MS-150) - New Bern

70

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
Will Conkwright January 2014 Velominati Rule 5 Ride: New Bern, Croatan Forest, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, New Bern with Tom Hewitt, Mike Dunlap, Greg Chuffo, Josh Brown, Dustin Hanson, Kyle Hanson, Chuck Forrest and Joe Avolis.  (Garmin GPS data) ? 5

Jose Gonzalez MD

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

39

5

Melanie Noble September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & Day 2 55 5
Dave Whitlow September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & Day 2 52 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
John Hamilton September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1  68 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

Chuck Lee April 2016 Fast Pamlico county Century with Carol Beliveau, Carole Stanton and other non-NBCC members (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
Sherry Hunt September 2015 MS BIKE TOUR - Day 1 & 2 ? 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

Tim Ruth

September 2007 (MS-150)  - New Bern

41

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
Robert Edwards May 2016 River Bend to Kinston 100 mile solo loop (GPS) 78 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.

                      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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    Chuck Forrest does a solo Century in Pamlico & Beaufort Counties

Dave, I knocked out a Solo Century today...thru Hobucken to Lowland and Aurora and Arapahoe and back to Oriental. !! It was hot and windy at the end..!! Thanks for posting!

Chuck Forrest 5/30/2015


    Mike Dunlap, Joe Avolis, Chad McCoy & Marine Owen Alfonso complete a north/south Double Century (200 miles) on 5/30. 

Owen is not a NBCC member but rides occasionally with NBCC. 

Dave Wallace 5/25/2015


  Bill Sadler does a Sunday Jasper loop and extends it to a Pollocksville loop plus more

Dave Wallace 5/31/2015


    Shawna Bland does a large Century loop in Beaufort County on 6/7

Hi Dave ... Just Shawna reporting another century! I stayed in Beaufort county this time! At times it was windy but all in all the ride was nice!

I'm including a photo for my sports app of the ride! I hope all is well with you and your family!

Thank you for everything.  Shawna Dane Bland 6/7/2015


    Carole Stanton and 5 others wander all over Craven and Jones County for a Century.

Hi Dave,

How's your wife doing? I hope she has not had anymore episodes. Pretty scary stuff.

Did a group century ride this morning. Very nice temps.

Patti Lamana, Marcy Mills, Bridget Curlin, Rob Temucin and Scott Summers completed the century. Lucien Vaughn rode a little over 60 miles with us, but he had another commitment and didn't have time to finish out the century.

Scott is sending me a copy of one of the pictures he took at our 75 mile break in Trenton, I will forward it to you when I get it.

Hope you had a nice weekend.

Take care and be safe out there!   Carole Stanton 6/7/2015


      Mike Dunlap, Carole Stanton & Carol Beliveau do 200 Miles From Burlington to New Bern.

Double century today Dave. Brutally hot!! Over 100 degrees out on the road. Double Down 2 the Beach ride from Burlington to New Bern. Came in first with two other riders from Burlington.

Best,

Mike Dunlap 6/13/15

Hi Dave, How's Marilee? Hope the rehab is coming along.

Carol Beliveau and I also did the DD2B . We didn't get it done as fast as Dunlap but we did get it done at a fairly nice pace. The club that puts this ride on is awesome. If they could just learn how to control the heat. Haha. It was a real scorcher out there.

Hope you you doing well. Take care and be safe out there!

Carol Stanton 6/13/15


  Shawna Dane Bland of Aurora wanders solo all over Beaufort County for 100 miles in HEAT!

Hello Dave,

Another Beaufort County century.... It was a good ride today, I had to stop more often for shade and sunscreen but all in all, I had a great ride! I'm in a training program right now and think it's helping me... I've never actually followed a program... It seems to be working great! I'm adding a photo of my ride! Thank you again for all you do!

Glad to hear you're wife is improving... It takes time. She has your love which will get her through the hard times!

Shawna Bland 6/14/2015


     Carole Stanton turns a Pollocksville group ride into Century #175.

Hi Dave

Hope things are going a little better for you and Marilee.

Did some group riding this morning. Did not intend on doing a century today, but felt good when the group ride ended and only needed about 35 more miles so I rode out to Jasper. Then the winds and the heat picked up. Or.. Maybe it was just me! Anyway finished out another one.

Heading to Minnesota next week for a wedding so it will be a couple weeks before I can get a long ride in.

Take care, prayers are out there for you and Marilee.   Be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 6-20-15


  Only 3 riders on Father's Day Jasper Loop from Flythe's bike shop

Happy Father's Day!

Bridget Curlin, Jonathan Irving and I did the Flythe Ride this morning. Bridget took a picture for you and asked me to send it on.

It was a very nice ride, a little windy but enjoyable. We do miss the old Flythe rides with the nice size groups but I guess times change.

I hope you can enjoy this Father's Day! Take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 6/21/15


  North/South Century loop in Craven & Jones County on 6/26.

After going round and round in River Bend for about 17 miles at daybreak, Bill took off for Maysville, Cove City, Jasper and back for 100 miles. 

Dave Wallace 6/26/15


    Shawna Bland does the Hobucken Bridge Century like Joe Avolis did last May. 

Hi Dave,

Today I rode to the Hobucken bridge and went over and back 26 times... Then rode back home.... The ride there and back was about 27 miles so I went over and back about 74 miles... I didn't think about the speed just the climbing. I also was working on my shifting.. I'm not sure if you know that I can't really use my left hand (my fingers are limited also)... So shifting and braking with that hand is very hard for me... I rarely shift and never brake with that hand.... Today I dropped into my bottom ring at the bottom of each climb then back up into my big ring at the top... This was huge for me and I'm very happy about it.... Thank you again Dave for everything... You and your family have been in my thoughts!

Shawna Bland 6/29/2015


    Carole does local loops solo until she reaches 100 miles

Hi Dave

So happy to see that Marilee came home. I know you and she are both very glad she's home! I hope she continues to improve.

I was supposed to ride in Goldsboro with Scott this morning but his wife was not feeling well, so we nixed the ride in Goldsboro. I was already up and prepped to get a long ride in, so I took off solo and managed to get in my first non-stop century. The clouds made for a very comfortable ride.

Take care and be safe out there!   Carole Stanton 7/3/2015


  Shawna Bland does a figure 8 loop thru Beaufort, Craven  & Pamlico counties

Hello again Dave.... I'm writing to report another Century. Today's ride was the first time I've been in rain since my last surgery... I have my fingers crossed my immune system holds up...

Today I started with a Beaufort Country loop; then down into Craven County; followed by Pamlico County... Rainy nasty windy ride but I finished and that's all that counts! I'm including a photo of my ride.

Thank you again Dave

Shawna Bland 7/6/2015


  Carol Beliveau does a tough Century from Goldsboro to Oriental.

Hiya Dave,

Just banged out a solo century. Woke up this morning with Century Fever and then looked out the window to see the horrific winds... My thought was the only way THIS is gonna happen is to get dropped off...in Goldsboro picking up the DD2B route from a few weeks ago. So, my willing husband, who wanted to swim at the Y there prior to a competition anyway, agreed to drop me off. So off I went excited about the tailwind. It was not to be, however, had a tough cross wind most of the way as much of the route was southeast. From NB to Oriental it was pretty tough too coming out of the south. Not sure how I pulled off my average of 19.4. I sure was feeling puny most of the day!!

Will send my Strava link of the ride momentarily.  Hope the Mrs. is doing well!

Best,  Carol Beliveau 7/8/2015


      Carol Stanton and Bridget Curlin do a Century on local loops in very hot weather.

Hi Dave,

I do hope Marilee is doing better each day. I know your lives have really changed. But you guys will get thru this I'm sure. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Bridget Curlin and I finished out a very hot century today. We started out with Patti Lamana and Henry Beckwith but they had to cut it just a little short. I know they got in at least 75 miles, Patti may have gotten more, not sure.

Thanks for all you do Dave.  Take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 7/11/2015


  Dunlap, Avolis & Alfonso complete three Century trips on a long loop to Hatteras that took 17 hours on the bike. 

Hi Dave - another EPIC ride with Joe and Owen. Best riding partners a guy could ask for. Heat/Rain/Wind - we had it all

My Garmin stopped at 283.8 miles, so I started a second file for the last 31.1 miles Total distance 314.9+ (I didn't notice my Garmin wasn't recording for while.

Total on the bike ride time was 17:12

Mike Dunlap 7/12/2015

Late message below that arrived from Joe Avolis. Just to clear up the time, they departed New Bern at the ungodly hour of 1:30 AM Saturday morning and arrived back in New Bern at 4 AM  Sunday morning, which made the trip take 26.5 hours. Whew, what a tortuous trip!

Hey Dave,

I hope that you and Marilee are continuing to do well.

I wanted to give you a few more details on the trip to Hatteras that we called the Big Loop since it is one that I will not likely revisit anytime soon. We left New Bern at 1:30 AM. We rode US 70/NC 101 to Cedar Island. We arrived at Cedar Island at 6:15 for the 7 AM ferry departure. We arrived at Ocracoke Island at 9 AM and rode up to the northern end of Ocracke for the 1 hour Hatteras Inlet crossing. Our total ferry time added up to about 4 hours.

Hatteras Island was hot like everywhere else this year. I backed off a little and let Owen and Mike continue ahead alone until later in the night. It stormed most of the time for about 55 miles from Oregon Inlet to Englehard. The storms were helpful because the temperature dropped into the upper 60's. Wish I would have had a rain gauge on my bike.

Met back up with Mike and Owen around Swan Quarter. We rode most of the remainder of the way together. We were so tired of riding that we decided to ride straight down US 17 out of Washington instead of heading over to Walker Road. Traffic was very good. We arrived back inNew Bern at 4 AM for a 26 1/2 hour very long day.

Joe Avolis 7/12/2015


  Shawna Bland does 102 solo miles in Beaufort County out of Aurora/

Yes only one for me today .... Lol

I started pretty late today... Originally I was going to do more but haven't been feeling great for a couple weeks.... I decided not to over do..... I feel really good after this ride! I think I made the right decision. 102 miles here in Beaufort County... I really didn't push myself... Just wanted the time on the bike! I'm including the photo of my track.... Thank you again Dave! 

Shawna Bland 7/12/15


  Bill Sadler does a solo Century in Craven and Jones Counties on July 17.

Dave Wallace 7/17/2015


      Mike Dunlap does 87 miles with McCoy & Cullen then 13 miles locally with wife.

Two files today Dave.

The first one is my 87 mile ride with Chad McCoy and Art Cullen. The second is a 13 mile warmup with my wife Karen. So 100 miles for the day.

Best,  Mike Dunlap  7/18/2015


      Carole Stanton & Patti Lamanna do a Century on Craven/Jones loops.

Hi Dave

Patti Lamana and I also did a century this morning, actually rode about 50 miles with Henry Beckwith and about 25 miles w Dunlap and his guys.

Beautiful day! Do hope you were able to get out and get a few miles in too.

Take care and be safe out there!  Carole Stanton 7/18/2015


 
Henry Beckwith does a Century hanging in with Stanton/Lamanna (above) and Art Cullen's group Saturday


    Bill Sadler does another Century on Sunday, July 19 after doing one two days ago.


  , Carol Stanton, Scott Summers, Marcy Mills, Doug Bacskay & Rob Temucin do 100 in beautiful weather in Craven and Jones County.

Hi Dave,

How is Marilee doing? I hope that things are progressing well. I think about you guys often.

It was an awesome morning, a group of us left out a little after six with the most refreshing temps. We started out with Marcy Mills, Doug Basckay, Scott Summers, Rob Temucin and Lucien Vaughn. Pattie Lamana met us along the way, then cycled home from my house. Lucien rode with us for about 60 miles, then he cut off when we headed out towards Trenton, I believe he and Patti both ended up with about 75 miles. We ran into Bill Sadler on Simmons Loop taking advantage of this nice weather today also.

Marcy, Doug, Rob, Scott and I all completed a century.  Attached is my Garmin report.

I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the day. Take care and thanks for keeping us all connected,

Be safe out there!  Carol Stanton 7/25/2015


      Shawna Bland does 206 miles in Charlotte on a 24-hour 3-mile loop to raise money for Cancer research, called 24 Hours of Booty, presented by the Levine Cancer Institute .

Hello Dave... Just finished a cancer charity event... Did my longest ride... 206 miles over 7000 feet of climbing in 15 hours, 7 minutes. It was a 24 hour event called  24 hours of booty in Charlotte .... Joe Avolis was also there and did a lot more then myself... I'm sure he will be reporting his ride soon! I'm sending a photo of the track! I'm very proud to have done this event; it meant so very much to me... Thank you Dave

Shawna Bland 7/24, 7/25/2015

PS: The event raised $1.3 million for cancer research. The photo of Shawna cycling was sent by Karen Avolis, Joe's wife. Joe did 300 miles in the event. See below. 


    Chuck Forrest does a two-loop solo Century in Pamlico & Beaufort Counties

Dave...I also had enuff time after work today to get a solo century done...a little after dark. Jarvis Landing near South Creek...Then on back
to Bayboro and River Dunes.....lol Here is my strava link...Over the bridge
in Hobucken and then to Oriental. 

Chuck Forrest 7/25/2015


      Joe Avolis does 300 miles in Charlotte on a 24-hour 3-mile loop to raise money for Cancer research, called 24 Hours of Booty, presented by the Levine Cancer Institute .

Good evening Dave,

Enjoyed a return trip back up to your old and beautiful Myers Park neighborhood in Charlotte for the "24 Hours of Booty". The cancer fundraiser is a lot like the MS Ride. It was full with 1200 riders. A great, well run event. Had a lot of good food. The course was crowded at times but thinned out a lot as time went by. Always something interesting going on around that loop.

The ride started at 7 PM Friday evening. Took me 12 minutes to get through the starting gate. The first of the many 2.8 mile laps was led by cancer survivors. Rode until 3:30 AM and took a break with a one hour nap, shower and fresh clothes. Finished up the triple century on Saturday from 5:30 AM until 6:30 PM. With a few hills along the way, the climbing added up to 10,500 feet.

Had the pleasure of riding frequently along the course with the always charming and very determined Miss Shawna.

Joe Avolis 7/26/2015


  Chris Froome from GBR on the SKY team won the 2015 Tour de France for the 2nd time, the first being in 2013.

Tejay Garderen was the only American hopeful who remained in 2nd and 3rd place for many stages, but finally had to drop out because of a back injury. 

Dave Wallace 7/26/2015


          Carol Stanton, Patti Lamanna, Chad McCoy and Jose Gonzalez do loops in Craven & Jones counties for 100 miles. 

Hi Dave, 

Hope you are having a nice weekend. I trust Marilee is improving each day, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Had a very nice ride this morning with Patti Lamana, Chad McCoy, Jose Gonzales and Henry Beckwith. Henry met us at our first stop so he finished up with 85 miles. Patti, Chad, Jose and I completed the century.

Thanks Dave. Be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 8/1/2015


       Mike Dunlap does 200 miles and Josh Brown quit at 186 in north/south loop.

Dave,

Another nice ride. Double century Saturday.  Josh Brown (New Bern), Matt Lee (Greenville), Gernot Wolfraam (Cary) and I did one of Joe Avolis's favorite loops up to the San Souci ferry and back.  As you can see the group set a fast tempo on another very hot day.

Gernot and I got in the full 200 miles. Matt and Josh decided to stop at Atomic Cycling and call it good with 186 miles.

Best,  Mike Dunlap 8/1/2015

(Note: Matt Lee and Gernot Wolfraam are not NBCC members. dw)


  |  Bill Sadler does another solo Century in Craven and Jones county following the Flythe Jasper ride.

Bill Sadler 8/2/2015


    Seven NBCC riders do 100 miles in the Carolina Tarwheels Annual BikeFest in Hillsborough, NC on August 8 in great weather.

HI Dave

Can't believe it's already August, summer sure goes by fast. How are things going on your home front?

Carol Beliveau, Patti Lamana, Scott Fisher, Rob Temucin, Henry Beckwith, Bridgett Curling and I did the annual Bike Fest 2015 in Hillsborough yesterday. This is an awesome ride, it is so worth the travel to experience this ride. There are a few nice hills that are worth the challenge for we flatlanders. We started out cloudy and somewhat cool temps in the morning and when the sun came out it was never really hot. I know it rained here in New Bern but we stayed dry the entire day, YAY We All totally enjoyed this ride. They are putting on another on of these rides next month called Tour de Orange. I've done that ride a couple of times, it is basically the same route, just a few minor changes, but it is also a great ride with great support and awesome rest stops. I am already signed up for that one. Hopefully more of our local cyclists will venture out and enjoy this ride!

I hope you are able to get some nice rides in!

Take Care and Be Safe Out There!  Carole Stanton 8/8/2015


To echo Carole, amazing ride, one of my top 3 best for sure. Just the right amount of climbing, excellent, quiet roads, fantastic rest stops. Can't wait to go back well before next august!. Thanks Dave!   Carol Beliveau 8/8/2015


Carole Stanton completes her 182nd Century solo ride in beautiful Sunday weather/

Hi Dave

Beautiful beautiful weekend! Hopefully a lot of people were able to get out and take advantage of it!

I had work to do around here on Saturday so I took off this morning solo to ride. It was so nice out! Unfortunately I am having trouble with my Garmin connecting online so I can't upload my ride. I spent over an hour last Monday trying to resolve the issue, we thought we had it resolved but it would not connect this morning or this afternoon. Which means another phone call on Monday.

I have attached a picture from my Garmin on the ride summary. Take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 8/16/15


    Joe Avolis does 150 miles on same route of Atomic Cycles' New Year Day ride.

Hey Dave,

I hope all is going well at your house.

Headed out Sunday morning to ride the Atomic Cycles New Years Day Rule 5 route. Headed into Croatan Forest but encountered lots of loose sand and gravel. Had to push my bike through several places. Ended up with 7 miles of off road riding through Craven and Carteret Counties but wisely skipped the last segments around the Catfish Lake Road area.

Had a good coastal tour through Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, MHC, Beaufort waterfront, Seagate Marina and Mill Creek for 150 miles. A nice trip but got a little warm during midday. Hopefully, we have turned the corner with the heat.

Joe Avolis 8/16/2015


  Tom Hewitt does solo loops on both sides of Neuse for 100 miles on 8/16.

Dave,

Forgot to send this Century to you last week...hope you and Marilee are getting along OK and that she is "on the mend."

Tom Hewitt - Atomic Cycles 8/16/2015


Carol Stanton does another solo Century in Craven & Jones County. Her 183rd. 

Hi ya Dave,

Going out of town this weekend so I kinda wanted to get in a 60 miler this morning, guess it's just hard to stop at 60 anymore if there's still daylight and no rain. Solo centuries are getting harder since I've been riding with groups lately. Love my group rides tho!

Take care, I hope Marilee is doing better. Enjoy the weekend!

Be safe out there!  Carole Stanton 8/20/2015


   

100 Mile Race in Washington NC by Dunlap, Beliveau & McCoy.

Hi Dave,

Mid Atlantic 100 mile Ultra Cycling National Championship road race - Washington NC: Carol Beliveau won the women's division! Carol, Ron Creech, Chad McCoy and I rode together. Ron won the 30-39 age group, Chad was 2nd in the 40-49, I won the 50-59. 

Best,  Mike Dunlap 8/22/2015

Note: Mike's GPS report showed his moving speed at 21.43 mph and overall average at 21.07 mph. He came in 5th place among ALL riders in the race!  Ron Creech rode with them but is not a NBCC member.  dw 


    Chuck Forrest does 100 miles solo from Oriental to Dudley NC

Check out my 100.4 mi Ride on Strava: http://www.strava.com/activities/375188878 Had a very nice country century ride to Dudley on Saturday!! Solo....our daughter lives here out in the country...

Chuck Forrest 8/22/2015


    Carol Beliveau does a two-part Century in Craven, Beaufort & Pamlico counties.

Hi Dave,

Rolled a century today. Purpose was to meet a friend in New Bern that just bought a bike and help her train for a Tri she has upcoming in 2 weeks! She's new to riding! We weren't to meet till 5 so I figured, why not? And proceeded to take the very long way to NB where we met and rode 20 miles. I then added on a few more to make it a century for me. Great day on the bike. Punishing headwind the first 40 but, ah well. I broke up the data into 2 rides and will send you both links.

Thanks Dave,

Carol Beliveau 8/28/2015


      Stanton and Summers do north bound Century out of Goldsboro.

Hi Dave,

I rode over to Goldsboro this morning to ride with Scott Summers for his birthday today. I haven't cycled over that way all summer. We did my favorite ride up to Middlesex and over to Buckhorn Lake. That route is not only beautiful but has a few nice hills. The getting up at 4am, not so fun.

The cool temps this morning means fall is just around the corner, I'm gonna miss summer but I do welcome the fall. I hope you are getting in some nice rides.

Take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 8/29/2015


   

Chocowinity and back for 100 miles for 6 riders

Dave, with the MS Ride 2 weeks away a few of us wanted to "test out" our legs and we headed to Chocowinity...Chad McCoy, Mike Dunlap, Jim Hinckley, Marine Owen Alfonso & Dr. David Jessup enjoyed some excellent weather, great roads and camaraderie.

Tom Hewitt Atomic Cycles 8/30/2015

(Jim Hinckley and Owen Alfonso are not NBCC members)   dw 


  

Flythe's 30-mile Pollocksville group ride turned into a Century for Carole Stanton & Scott Summers

Hi Dave,

I hope you are Marilee are doing well.

We had a great ride today. Started out with Marcy, Aleta, Bridget, Lucien and Scott. We got in about 32 miles prior to the Flythe Ride, which had about 18 riders this morning including us. Then Scott and I veered off to Pamlico county to get in the rest of our miles needed to complete the century.

I will send the the picture from the Flythe Ride in a separate email. Wish I could name them, but there were a few I did not know.

Thanks, take care and be safe out there!   Carole Stanton 9/5/15


  Carol Beliveau does a double-loop Century in Pamlico county

Hi Dave,

Just finished a windy century. 62 miles of it was shared with Chuck Forrest and several other riders in the area. A nice change, not too many group rides out this way. The rest was done solo on my part with a brutal headwind. Really asking myself what was I thinking at the time! But it's done. This is looking to be a high mileage week.

Hope you are well and thank you!

Carol Beliveau 9/7/2015


2015 MS Bike Tour 100 mile Saturday route

2015 MS Bike Tour 100 mile Sunday route  

Start of MS Bike Tour in New Bern

37 NBCC cyclists reported cycling the Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour in New Bern on 9/12 & 9/13/2015 

Below is a list of the 38 cyclists in alphabetical order that cycled the Tour 100 miles both days, one day or shorter routes: 

DOUBLE CENTURIES (20):   Bacskay,Doug,  Beckwith,Henry,  Beliveau,Carol,  Crowder,Cassandra,  Curlin,Bridget,   Flythe,Mac Sr,  Forrest,Chuck,   Hewitt,Tom,   Hunt,Sherry,  Kelso,Chris,  Lamana,Patti,  LeRay,Mary Ann,  Noble,Melanie,   Potter,Marcus,   Sadler,Bill,   Sawyer,Linda,   Somerday,Joanne,   Stanton,Carole,   Temucin,RobWhitlow,Dave

SINGLE CENTURIES (16):   Arthur,Tommy,  Baes,Donna,   Baes,Joe,   Bengel,Steve,   Brice,Kevin,   Brice,Lisa,   Brydge,Aleta,   Cho,John,   Dunlap,Mike,   Hamilton,John,   McCoy,Chad, Mills,Marcy,  Morand,Jeff,   Nabor,Shane,   Phillips,Jay,   Tollmann,Rick.

SHORTER ROUTES (2):  So far Joby Arthur, Tommy's twin brother is the only NBCC member reporting a shorter 50 mile ride Saturday and Chuck Kimball cycled 50 miles both days.

There were scattered showers on Saturday that I assume affected all routes. 

Dave Wallace 9/14/2015  


   James Moore does a solo Century loop to Kinston on 9/17.

Super Dave,

I hope you and your family are well. I haven't ridden a century in a while and had the day off, so did a loop over to Kinston with extensions to get the mileage in. I had a decent speed going out, but found the wind coming back in. Nice, cool weather for cycling!

James Moore 9/17/2015


    Carole Stanton does MS Tour D'Orange Century on 9/19.

Hi Dave,

I do hope all is well with you and Marilee. Beautiful day today hope you were able to get a nice ride in.

I rode over to Hillsborough today and did the MS Tour d'Orange century ride. You are going to need to take my word that I did this ride today. When I got to the event my Garmin battery was dead. I charged it on Wednesday night after my ride but for some unknown and typical Garmin reason it was Dead when I got to the event..... Grrrrr.

Around mile 20, I got in with a really nice all guy group of riders from the Raleigh area, some were only doing 60 miles but 5 of us went on and finished out a century. It was a tough ride, harder than Bike Fest (the route was a little different with more hills.) I'm tired.

Hope you have a nice Sunday. I really appreciated all your efforts for the cycling community.

Take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 9/19/2015


    Another Century for Moore via Pollocksville & Oriental

Super Dave,

I hope all is well with you and your family today. A tough, tough day cycling to me.  The temperature was cool and the sky was overcast...which was nice, but wow, that wind! This morning when I headed out it was already 13mph out of the North and then it seemed to keep creeping up and gusting. I am glad to be done with this one. Have a great day!

James Moore 9/22/2015


    Moore's on the roll and soloed a big wet windy loop to Kinston and back.

Super Dave,

I hope all is well with you and your family today. Rain and high winds today cycling. The temperature was nice though. A tough century. Take care.

James Moore  09/26/2015


           Mike Dunlap does 132 miles in Colorado's Mountains to Desert Ride from Telluride to Gateway on 9/26.

Great weather and tough riders out here. What a beautiful area!

Best,  Mike Dunlap 9/26/2015


    Carole Stanton on the road again for another 100 miles locally.

Hi Dave,

Hope all is well at your home. How's Marilee doing? I am so ready to see the sun shine for longer than an hour here and there, aren't you?

I took the day off to get a long ride in today. Weather forecast just isn't looking too good for the weekend. Of course, it could change, and if it does, I hope to be able to get another long ride in.  I did get drizzled on for about 15 minutes in Trenton but actually didn't get wet, thankfully.

Carole Stanton 9/30/2015


    Carol Beliveau on the road again too for another 100 miles.

Hello Dave,

Glad to hear Marilee is doing well! I too was on the road and completed a century solo on 9/30. Carole and I discussed splitting the work but I couldn't start as early as she and rain was/is always the concern lately. Luckily I didn't see a drop! I think there was some divine intervention going on there. Had some troubles with my bike so pedaled on into Atomic in New Bern and they had me fixed up and rolling in less than 10 minutes. We have some awesome bike shops here in town! Other than that, the ride was mostly non-eventful with very light winds, no rain, a few damp roads and kind motorists. I'll forward my Strava link to the ride next.

Thank you, Carol Beliveau 9/30/2015


  Cycle North Carolina (CNC) mountains to coast tour ends abruptly after 5 days of cycling.

112 cyclists were registered to ride the CNC tour. 6 cyclists were NBCC members: Chris Kelso, John Klecker, Tim McLear, Bill Sadler, Richard Tollmann and  Dave Whitlow. It was Bill Sadler's 14th year cycling the 482 mile trip and his wife Lynda went along in their RV van and reported what happened each day to the NBCC and River Bend email lists. The ride began on Sunday September 27 in Waynesville and was supposed to end Saturday October 3 in Oak Island on the coast. Each day's trip was 60-80 miles and I believe it rained every day for most cyclists. Finally on Day 5 after reaching Lumberton CNC management canceled the tour because of continued heavy rain, flooding and approaching hurricane Joaquin. Cyclists and bikes were transported by busses and trucks to Oak Island or back to the start. 

Dave Wallace 10/1/2015


     Carol Beliveau is blown from Oriental to Goldsboro.

Hello Dave,

Rode another solo century today in trying to take advantage of the fairly nice weather. Absolutely FLEW out of Pamlico county and new Bern (30 mph plus) with the ripping east breeze but it quickly faded right about Jones county. Had very little rain but I must have just missed it as I had miles and miles of very wet roads, most of the way to Goldsboro. My husband Rich was kind enough to come pick me up there. Love that guy and his support of my habit! I did have to pedal an additional 8 miles to meet him at Starbucks, however. Woe is me!! Track forthcoming!

Thanks Dave,   Carol Beliveau 10/3/2015

Carol's overall trip took 4:49:42 hours which is 20.8 mph! It pays to ride the wind!  dw


      Carol Stanton & Scott Summers do local loops for 100 miles. 

Hi Dave,

Was it a gorgeous day or was it a GORGEOUS day! I took the day off and Scott came down to ride. We did my favorite route but in reverse since they called for light NE winds, however I actually think the winds were all over the place but they were not bad at all. Very enjoyable ride.

I hope that you and Marilee are doing well and did not have any flooding issues at your home. I'm sure you have been out there taking advantage on this awesome weather.

Love love love to see the sun shining again!

Take care and be safe out there.    Carole Stanton 10/8/2015


    James Moore does a Beulaville Century in windy weather.

Super Dave,

I hope you and your family are doing well today. I know you think the route to Beulaville&return is boring :), but I decided to suffer in the headwind going out and ride the tailwind coming back...didn't quite happen that way though. Tough winds at times, great temperature, plenty of sunshine and a good overall moving avg. speed for me (Not quite 20 yet)...Good day cycling. Take Care.

James Moore 10/13/2015


  Rob Temucin does the Beach 2 Battleship Triathlon in Wilmington NC

Hi Dave,

I hope this note finds you doing well. Thanks for ALL you do for our cycling community I enjoy reading your NBCC updates

Please put me down for a Century last Saturday the 17th.I rode 112 miles as part of an Ironman triathlon.The event is Beach 2 Battleship (B2B) in Wilmington. As documentation, here s a link to B2B Full Distance race results (I'm 11th place in the 50-55 age bracket): http://setupevents.com/files/_Web_Full_Male_AgeGroupb2b15.html

It was my 1st Full Ironman - overall an awesome day & great experience!!! For the cycle portion, my moving average was 17.5 mph disappointed with that as I had higher expectations but with headwind for ~ 40 miles, felt slow & steady was best choice to save my legs for the run. All in all, worked out well for me. Several rookie mistakes. Oh well, that inspired me to train harder; improve next time.

Have a great day,

Rob Temucin 10/17/2015


      Carole Stanton/Scott Summers do routine Century loop around Buckhorn lake.

Good Morning Dave,

Quite the chilly mornings lately, but we will warm up again this week. The season changes are really quite pretty and enjoyable. Gonna take a while to get used to bundling up again.

Drove over the Goldsboro on Saturday to ride with Scott, pretty chilly the first hour but it was a beautiful day! Was planning to ride some yesterday but decided to take my dog on a nice walk instead, so I could actually enjoy the breeze for a change.

I hope things are going well with you and Marilee. I see you're still putting in some miles, always happy to see that. Thanks for all your efforts for the cycling community.

Carol Stanton 10/19/2015


    Carole Stanton does loops in Pamlico county for a Century.

Hi Dave,

Another beautiful day! I cycled over to Food Lion in Bridgeton and met Patti Lamana and Courtney Dixon. From there we cycled down to Oriental (met Carol Beliveau in Arapahoe) She rode with us for around 15-20 miles, then she took off and headed north out of Bayboro.

Patti and Courtney got in about 65 miles on this windy day. (Well, it was windy in Pamlico). I finished off my century by heading back up St Delights Road in Bridgeton then headed over to Olympia area, very nice little loop.

I do hope you have an enjoyable weekend. Hope all is well at your home.

Thanks again for all you do, take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 10/24/2015


    Carol Beliveau does a Pamlico/Beaufort county 100 mile mostly solo ride.

Hi Dave,

This weather was too good to pass up. Went out for a 100 mile spin today around Pamlico and Beaufort Counties out to Hickory Point in East Aurora. Met up with Carole, Patti and Courtney for about 20 miles or so. I decided to hook it north and not ride to New Bern with them so that I wouldn't have a nasty headwind for 35 miles home... Was absolutely gorgeous out. Shame days like this have to come to an end! I expect you'll be hearing from Super Carole as well as I know she knocked out a century today too - of course!

Thanks Dave, Strava report forthcoming.

Carol Beliveau 10/24/2015


    Carol Beliveau solos the Blood, Sweat & Gears 100-mile route that was shortened last June because of weather.

Hi Dave,

Completed a century today in the mountains. This was the 100 mile Blood,Sweat and Gears route that was cut in half in June due to weather, leaving out Snake mountain with its 15/16% grades. I've been wanting to come back and do the full century ever since. Today was my day and I did it solo. It was cold. Started in the 30s and barely saw 50 all day. Really chilly and windy on the peaks. Was dark by the time I finished. My incredibly supportive husband was in the wings in case I had any problems. My Gps battery crapped out at the very end. I really did do that last bit.

Thanks Dave.  Strava link forthcoming.
Carol Beliveau 10/30/2015


     

Mike Dunlap does Day 1 and Day 2 of the Road Titans 300+ tour in South Carolina but Day 3 was canceled at 77 miles because of storms

 I did a 'fun' event this past weekend - Titan Road Challenge 300. Here is day one's GPS file for 10/30/2015.. Day two will be next. Day three was cut to 77 miles due to rain storms - plus my Garmin malfunctioned. So two century rides for me. Tough ones at that.

On day 2 one stretch was up Sassafras Mountain - highest point in S. Carolina - it had four segments of 15-20% gradient that required everyone I was with to do the zip-zap technique- tacking back and forth. Really tough going. but I got two Century trips in.

Best, Mike Dunlap 10/31/2015


    Carole Stanton does extra loops for 100 miles after riding with Flythe group to Pollocksville.

Hi Dave,

Another beautiful day! I rode with the Flythe Group for about 25 miles this morning, then finished out my ride by heading out to Cove City kinda the long way. Great day for cycling or anything outside! I do hope you were able to get out and enjoy it!

Take care and thanks again for all your efforts to keep us all motivated. Hope all is well at your home.

Be Safe out there!  Carole Stanton 10/31/2013


    Carol Beliveau and Carole Stanton do 100 loop in Pamlico/Beaufort counties.

Howdy Dave,

Today finds me with another century under my belt. And, of course, that includes Carole Stanton too. We headed out from my home in Oriental for a giant loop that took us all over Pamlico, Craven and Beaufort Counties. Five of us started including Ron Creech, Steve Lundberg and Chuck Lee. I don't think they are members of NBCC. Chuck Lee had to work on his boat and cut out at about 25 miles leaving the four of us to become righteously intoxicated on about 30 miles of tailwind. Pamlico county winds would never let a few innocent cyclists off that easy, however, and proceeded to eat us alive from roughly Hobucken to Bayboro resulting in a horrible headwind hangover...! Steve had to cut it short but ended with 80 miles and Ron high tailed it for his car ending up with about 92 - so close! Carole and I persevered and actually had to do a couple of out and backs close to home in order to complete 100. Also a bit frustrating as we were 2/10's of a mile short of reaching a 5:00 century according to my GPS. Ah well. Quite the day and probably the last 80 degree day of the year I'm guessing. Glad we were able to take full advantage of it!!

Strava link forthcoming.

Thanks Dave!  Carol Beliveau 11/7/2015


      Carole Staton, Scott Summers and Scott's friend Nigel do 100.

Hi Dave,

Tough ride today, Scott and a friend came from Goldsboro. Doug Bacskay rode the Pollocksville Loop with us, then Scott, Nigel and I rode out to Cove City. We spent a good part of the ride fighting the strong NW winds, but we managed to get the job done. I'm gonna have to find a better route for NW winds. Scott and Nigel did a long ride on Wednesday and Scott is planning to do another one tomorrow. He's got this crazy goal of completing 54 centuries in 2015. Not me! I'm happy with getting one long ride a week in to stay in shape.

I hope everyone is well at your house and you were able to get some rides in this week.

I appreciate all you do!  Take care and be safe out there.

Carole Stanton 11/14/2015


  Bill Sadler does a large local loop for 100 miles.

I did another century ride today. See Garmin link.

Bill Sadler 11/18/2015


      

Hi Dave,

Chad McCoy, Josh Brown and I got in a 100 miles today. Beautiful weather and good company - what more can you ask for???

Best,

Mike Dunlap 11/21/2015


       Carole Stanton &Scott Summers do the usual Buckhorn Lake loop. 

Hi Dave,

Me again, sorry. I rode over to Goldsboro this morning and rode up to Middlesex and over to Buckhorn Lake with Scott. Nigel rode with us for the first 38 miles but he needed to return home. It was an absolute gorgeous day to be outside! Calling for rain tomorrow. Grrrrrr.

Very thankful that today the sun was shinning.

I do hope you and Marilee are doing well and you have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 11/21/2015


    Chuck Forrest does crazy loops around Pamlico county for 105 miles.

Check out my 105.2 mi ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/436879793 

Good morning Dave... Hope the Panthers have a good day today! Will Conkwright and I rode yesterday in Pamlico... Will stopped at 51 miles... And I continued on for a 105 miles... 

Thanks, Chuck Forrest 11/21/2015


    James Moore does a solo Century to Ayden. 

Super Dave,

I hope you and your family are doing well today and I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. What a nice day for cycling...solo century up to Ayden & return with some side mileage. Have a great weekend man.

James Moore 11/28/2015


    Carol Beliveau reports in on the Annual Chuck Forrest Birthday Century in Pamlico and Beaufort counties.

Howdy Dave!

What a great day for a (long) ride!! Close to 30 riders gathered at the Bean in Oriental this morning to ride a century in honor of Chuck Forrest's 60th birthday. This is the 3rd annual celebration of his birthday with this one having by far the largest turn out. (might have been the free beer at the end?) I say probably only 2 or 3 did not complete a century. I'm only speaking for myself and Carole Stanton at this point, but it was a fast and furious ride without a doubt. We averaged 21.8 and had a 22 average for awhile but lost some steam towards the end. I rode my bike 6 miles to the start and did 97.8 for the ride. Carole was right at 106 I think adding an extra loop (originally part of the route) at the end to be sure she got the miles. I was over it by then and knew I had the miles to skip the loop.

Anyway, the links to the routes are below. Hope you had a great holiday and thanks for all you do!!

Carol Beliveau  11/29/2015

(I'll add names of the other NBCC members as they report their Century ride - dw) 

  Check out my 101.0 mi ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/441614554 

Dave.. We had a great turnout for my birthday ride.. 30 riders showed up at the start... Awesome weather! Some riders logged their first Century... And a few decided to take a short cut back... But at least they tried ..,! We had an awesome party at the Water Street Grill on the waterfront after the ride.. Carol Beliveau, Carol Stanton, Tom Hewitt, Josh Brown, Paul Tingle, Johnny Edens, Marc Canada.  My finish time was 4:24....23mph avg! Not too bad for a old man! Thanks for posting... Chuck Forrest 11/30/2015

Tingle, Edens & Canada are not NBCC members. I will be glad to add them if they contact me - dw


             Dunlap, McCoy, Beliveau, Stanton and Chuck Lee do a windy Century to Chocowinity and back.

Hi Dave - got in a nice 100+ mile ride with Carol B., Carol S., Chad McCoy and Chuck Lee. It was a bit windy - but everyone did their fair share and we had a nice ride.

Best,    Mike Dunlap 12/5/2015

Chuck Lee is not a NBCC member. Be glad to add him if he will contact me.  dw


   James Moore does another solo Century to Ayden via Kinston.

Super Dave,

I hope you and your family are doing well today. Solo century trip to Ayden/Hookerton and return. Only wildlife I saw (A few buzzards being the exception) was 3 hunting dogs. Wind was tough at times, but it was a nice day cycling to me. Take Care.

James Moore 12/05/2015


    James Moore does a Century to Grifton via Kinston, similar to last week.

Dave,

Solo century trip to Grifton via Kinston and return (Similar to my last ride). Nice weather for December. Hope you are having a good weekend.

James Moore 12/12/2015


      Carol Stanton and Scott Summers do another Century trip out of Goldsboro.

Good Morning Dave,

I hope you and Marilee and doing well. I just love our May weather in December.

I rode over to Goldsboro yesterday to ride with Scott Summers. We did a 45 mile loop prior to meeting the Seyboro Cycle Club at Bicycle World for their annual Christmas Fundraising Ride. This ride raises money to help the local YMCA feed 18 families for Christmas.

They had a pretty nice turnout of about 20+riders. We rode 11 miles with the group then we headed out to Bentonville. Pretty fierce headwinds out, the road is pretty much open fields so it can blow pretty hard at times. Of course the ride back in was pretty sweet.

Carole Stanton 12/12/2015


  James Moore does a Century to Grifton via Kinston on 12/19, same as last week and week before.


    Carol Beliveau and Chuck Lee do a Pamlico/Beaufort County Century.

Well, that was some punishment. Chuck Lee and I set out with a loose goal of a century but, with the wind and cold, it sure didn't feel like it was going to materialize as we set out. But it did. Slow and steady. The wind was relentless, seemed like we had some form of punishing headwind no matter which way we turned. Frustrating but hey, the sun was out and it didn't rain! (or snow!!) Missed Stanton but she had a previous commitment and couldn't come out to play.

Here's my link of today's century which puts my total mileage for the year at 8268. I have 132 left to go to meet my personal goal of 8400. Pretty sure I'll make it.

Thanks Dave,    Carol Beliveau 12/19/2015


        Carol Beliveau, Carole Stanton and Justin Lee do a Pamlico/Beaufort Century in balmy winter weather.

Merry Christmas Sir and Madam!!

8465 total miles for me. No more riding till Tuesday due to work. Boo.

Oh yes, Team Carole and Carol banged out a pretty special Century today; her 200th and 8400 miles for the year for me, my goal. It was sub 5 hours as well. With this incredible weather, how could it not be? Justin Lee of Oriental accompanied us as well, this was his second century ever - he worked hard for this one! We ran a mostly north/south route - Ferry to Ferry (Minnesott to Aurora) the long way. Link as below.

Thanks for all you do,    Carol Beliveau 12/26/2015


  Atomic Cycle's Rule #5 New Year's Day Epic Ride draws a large crowd. 

This is the 3rd year for the Rule #5 New Years Day Epic Ride and I heard that some 20 cyclists showed up for the 138.8 mile trip that's only for the hardy. I personally think Rule #5 is stupid but it's simply a jokingly way to say not to show up unless you're willing to cycling your ass off. In other words, it's only for crazies and we have lots of them in New Bern, which is good. Rule #5 New Year's Day Epic Ride is presented ("put on") by Circle Squared Data Labs (Will Conkwright) out of Oriental, NC. Atomic Cycle supports and participates in the event but it is Will's "brainchild", dating back to the first edition ridden in January 2014.

Here's one of the comments:

Dave Wallace 1/2/2016

Hello Dave and Happy New Year!

Hope this finds you well. Just wanted to report that about 20 of us crazies did the 3rd annual Rule #5 Ride that departed from Persimmons and did a giant loop around the area with the furthest point being in Beaufort at the Cru restaurant where we had a much deserved lunch and coffee. A couple of riders waved the white flag at that point but hey, they were almost 80 miles in, gotta give anyone credit for that kind of riding. The weather was worrisome with all the recent rain which lasted right up until our start time of 0700. The roads were soaked and we were one filthy bunch of scoundrels not 10 miles in! The original route includes many sectors of gravel roads in it that several of us chose to detour this year for obvious reasons. The ones that did take the gravel routes got an extra helping of butt whooping.

Took a little convincing but Carole Stanton came along and handing out extra servings of her own butt whoopings as she always does! I'm sure I'm missing members but Mike Dunlap, Chad McCoy, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Forrest, Bobby Canady were all there and completed the ride. I'm sure you'll hear from the rest.

Strava route below. Actually had a few more miles, my Garmin was acting up yet again. No pics, we were moving too fast!! haha!

Thanks again Dave, Carol Beliveau 1/1/2016

Added Dan Thibault 1/3/2016   dw


Tom Hewitt sent the list below of New Year Day riders. I marked the NBCC members in green and posted their Century trips.  dw

  Hey Dave,

Just to help with the overall info and numbers on the New Year's Day Ride, here's who was present and approximate mileages for each:

Eighty-Milers:
1. Rob Overman - 1st Time Rob has participated...he rode to Cape Carteret and Back mostly on pavement but he did tackle the first gravel section (Perrytown/County Line)
2. Bert Sellers - 1st Time Bert has participated...he rode to Beaufort with us (he is from Raleigh, NC; his Wife picked him up)
3. Steve Hoard - 1st Time Steve has participated...he rode to Beaufort with us (he is from New Bern; his Wife picked him up)
4. Will Conkwright - has ridden 2 of the 3 editions of the "Epic"...he rode to Beaufort with us (he is from Oriental; his girlfriend picked him up)

Hundred Plus Milers (135/150miles @ approximate 20 mph avg):
5. Carol Beliveau (Oriental, NC)
6. Carole Stanton
7. Bobby Canady
8. Mike Gearren II
9. Josh Brown
10. Neil Bray (Jacksonville, NC)
11. Dan Thibault (Jacksonville, NC)
12. Mike Dunlap
13. Chad McCoy
14. Chuck Forrest (Oriental, NC)
15. Gordon Wadsworth (River Dunes/Blairsville, GA)
16. Chris Fields (Jacksonville, NC)
17. Ron Creech
18. Cliff Blackwell
19. Johnny Edens
20. Tom Hewitt

"Island Riders" (these fine gentlemen jumped in just below Maysville and rode with us to the Atlantic Beach Bridge!):
21. Matt Hawkins
22. Lee Hemming
23. "Steady Eddy"

Of the Hundred Plus Milers - Neil Bray, Dan Thibault, Chuck Forrest, Gordon Wadsworth, Chris Fields, Ron Creech, Cliff Blackwell and Johnny Edens - are reportedly the ONLY ONES to complete the Entire Ride Course (Gravel Sections & Bridge Climbs); TRULY the Rule #5 Cyclists on the day, in our minds !

But, suffice it to say, in our humble estimation, EACH Cyclist that SHOWED for/RODE the day exhibited some "HTFU tendencies" !!

Happy New Year to you and Warm Regards,

Tom Hewitt
Owner/Cyclist,   AtOmic Cycles Bike Shop  1/6/2016


   Avolis does his favorite Century to Core Point & Chocowinity & return

Hey Dave,
 
I hope all is well with you! I wish you and Marilee a healthy and happy new year!
 
Got back on my bike today after a long break. Made an easy ride from Trent Woods to Chocowinity via Core Point and back. Looking forward to some good events in 2016, but today was just about getting it done.
 
Joe Avolis 1/1/2016

NBCC Statistics ending 2015: NBCC membership dropped from 200 to 176 in 2015. Since I'm not cycling with the group any more there's no recruiting and apparently NBCC members can unsubscribe themselves from the list in Googlegroups without my knowledge. I no longer add to or update the member list webpage at http://pages.suddenlink.net/davew/list.htm but plan to send out periodic member list updates by email 

As shown on the chart below, we had 50 members make 297 Century trips in 2015 for an average of almost 6 per rider. Carol Stanton did the most with 49, almost one per week. The chart below shows all Century trips made by the 50 riders. It also shows that Joe Avolis has completed more Century trips total than any member with 262, followed by Carole Stanton with 200. 

  Dave Wallace 1/3/2016

              NBCC

            Member

2015

Centuries

Total

Centuries

1

Carole Stanton

49

200

2

Mike Dunlap

35

215

3

Joe Avolis

29

262

4

Carol Beliveau

28

46

5

James Moore

18

42

6

Shawna Dane Bland

13

57

7

Chuck Forrest

11

53

8

Chad McCoy

11

22

9

Bill Sadler

10

78

10

Tom Hewitt

10

47

11

Patti LaManna

6

15

12

Rob Temucin

6

15

13

Bridget Curlin

5

33

14

Josh Brown

5

15

15

Henry Beckwith

4

19

16

Douglas Bacskay

3

34

17

Joe Baes

3

23

18

Chris Kelso

3

21

19

Marcy Mills

3

16

20

Ed Busch

2

27

21

Shane Naber

2

24

22

Joanne Somerday

2

21

23

Mac Flythe

2

21

24

Cassandra Crowder

2

19

25

Greg Chuffo

2

12

26

Linda Sawyer

2

12

27

Mary Ann LeRay

2

7

28

Melanie Noble

2

5

29

Dave Whitlow

2

5

30

David Jessup MD

2

4

31

Marcus Potter

2

3

32

Sherry Hunt

2

2

33

Chuck Lee

2

2

34

Dan McRoy

1

22

35

Cliff Blackwell

1

17

36

Tommy Arthur

1

16

37

John Cho MD

1

8

38

Jay Phillips

1

7

39

Steve Bengel

1

6

40

Jose Gonzalez

1

5

41

Cal Hansen

1

4

42

Dustin Hanson

1

4

43

Aleta Brydge

1

4

44

John Hamilton

1

4

45

Scott Fisher

1

3

46

Kevin Brice

1

3

47

Jeff Morand

1

3

48

Donna Baes

1

2

49

Lisa Brice

1

1

50

Rick Tollmann

1

1

Total

297

1487


    Chuck Forrest hangs in bad weather to complete a Century in Pamlico county.

Several of us started a Century in Oriental on Saturday...it started raining and got windy and everyone bailed on me! But I kept going and ended up with 104 miles..!! I made 4 full "Guppy" loops to Arapahoe and back to The Bean in Oriental!! Thanks for posting!! The rule #5 was definitely in effect on Saturday!! ˝ That makes 360 miles for me this year...

Chuck Forrest 1/9/2016


   Avolis does his favorite Century to Core Point & Chocowinity & return (once again). 

Hey Dave,

Hoping that all is well!

Left the house this morning after I thought the rain had finished up. Retraced last weeks ride back to Chocowinity. It was a nice January day.

Looking forward to the Seattle/Panthers matchup next week, sure you are, too.

Joe Avolis 1/10/2016


          Mike Dunlap, Carol Beliveau & Carole Stanton do a 125 mile East/West Century out of Lumberton NC on January 16.

Hi Dave, Carol Stanton, Carol Beliveau and I went over to Lumberton today and did one of the Rondo events they host. Nice day but a bit of a headwind coming back!!

Best,  Mike Dunlap 1/16/2016


    Bill Sadler does a large local loop plus grinds away in River Bend for 100 miles.

Dave Wallace 1/26/2016


    Carole Stanton does loop de loops to round out 100 miles in great January weather.

Hi Dave,

What a beautiful weekend! I trust you were able to get out and enjoy it.

I ran into Ed Busch on my ride this morning, he kept me company on the Trenton Loop part of my ride today. It turned out to be a little more windy than I expected but it was so nice having the sun shining! Looks like we have a few more nice days ahead of us, wish I didn't have to work.

I hope all is well at your home, and you and Marilee have a very nice week.

Take care and be safe out there.  Thanks.

Carole Stanton 1/31/2016


    Joe Avolis goes back and forth on 25-mile Emerald Isle until he reached 100 miles. 

Hey Dave, 

Hope that all is well!

Took my bike down to Ft. Macon on Sunday morning to ride the beach road. It was a little cooler there but still nice. 25 miles from the fort to the end of Emerald Isle on Coast Guard Road. 25 miles into the wind and 25 miles downwind - did it twice. Seen all of that road I need to see for a while.

Joe Avolis 1/31/2016


  Tom Hewitt does a Century with Ron Creech & Jim Fields, neither of which are NBCC members. 

Hello Dave,

Hope this finds you doing well and also finds your wife's health improving daily...

Interestingly enough, three of us were about half way finished with a Century+ on Sunday, January 31, when I had a flat about halfway Eastward on Emerald Isle and pulled off to change it; lo and behold, coming Westward on the island was none other than Mr. Joe Avolis...he pulled over to check on us and told us of his plans to do a Century, too. He is a pedaling machine, that is for sure...

I'll forward a Strava copy to you of our route on our (Pre-)Groundhog Day Century+...Ron Creech (New Bern) and Chris "Soul Crusher" Fields (Jax'ville) accompanied me on the effort. We had a great day, albeit a little windy (really nice going East on the island!), and covered 115 miles at a 21 mph average (we surely had a blast with that tailwind on the island, clipping along at 26-28 mph for 10 or so miles) with a Lunch Stop at The Ruddy Duck on the Morehead City Waterfront.

Glad to know you're still getting out on your Bike and sorry for the delayed report...THANKS for continuing to keep up with all of this.

Keep Pedalin', Tom Hewitt  1/31/2016

Owner/Cyclist
AtOmic Cycles Bike Shop


    Carol Beliveau goes solo from Oriental to Goldsboro.

Hi Dave!

Been down with a nasty head cold for the last week or so but today, enough was enough. Really didn't plan on a solo 100, nor spending most of it on the very sketchy hwy 70 but so it was. I had a willing SAG who called the shots - all I could say was "Yes Dear, Thank You Dear" A good bit of adventure ensued including traversing down a new, as of yet unopened road near Goldsboro getting me off 70 for a bit but but also a little lost for a few too. Almost lost my phone when it launched almost into traffic after hitting some rumble strips. Found myself "educating" a driver in Bayboro about watching out for bikes after I almost t-boned him - good thing he was a sweet little old guy that truly probably didn't see me...A sweeeet tailwind for most of the ride and really strong, delicious coffee at the finish. I did have to split the ride in two as by the time I got to Goldsboro I figured I'd pushed my guardian angel enough w the traffic and stopped at 90.5 miles. Couldn't let that go so finished in the pitch dark around my house. Lots of deer! Oh yeah, just barely made a sub 5 century too. Life is good. And yes, dude saw his shadow. Links below.

Thanks Dave,     Carol Beliveau 2/2/2016


    Carol Beliveau and Carole Stanton do 100 in lousy weather.

Hi Dave,

Team Carole and Carol was at it again today and we were completely let down by Mr. Weatherman who promised decent temps, sunny skies and 5-10 on the winds. Three strikes, shouldn't he be out?? It was cold, cloudy - even saw some rain - and the wind was AT LEAST double that for the entire day. It was a tough but good ride. I don't think I've ever had a bad ride with Ms. Stanton and I'm happy that I got to share my 50th century with her! Link below.

Thanks Dave,   Carol Beliveau 2/6/2015


    Carol Beliveau goes solo for a 100 mile Pamlico/Beaufort County loop/

Hi Dave,

After nearly a week off the bike due to weather and work, I was finally able to get out and do 100 today, more for "make up miles" than anything but it ended up being a fun and challenging ride. Strong north wind and the start that shifted around quite a bit but the only really bad direction was going north. Was out solo today and really enjoyed the sunshine. Got a nice little treat at the end - drafted an 18 wheeler through Oriental! Hey, I had a helmet on...! Link below.

Thanks Dave, 

Carol Beliveau 2/17/2016


      Carole Stanton and friend Scott Summers of Goldsboro do 100 around Buckhorn lake.

  Hi Dave,

I do hope all is well with you and Marilee. It's nice that we are getting a little more daylight each day. I was able to get out a couple days this week without having to leave work early....nice.

I went over to Goldsboro today for the first time in a while and rode with my friend Scott. The winds were a tad bit brutal today, add the hills on this loop makes for a tough ride, (for me anyway). Definitely a layers kind of a day.

Really appreciate all your efforts! Take care and please be safe out there. Just saw where 4 cyclist were hit in Johnston Co today, non life threatening injuries but not good.

Carole Stanton 2/20/2016


    Joe Avolis does his crazy bridge Century ride again. Back & forth on high bridge

Hey Dave,

Hope that all is good.

Took my bike down to the Hobucken ICW high rise bridge for some local climbing. 100 laps, 100 miles and 7,000 feet of climbing.

Joe Avolis 2/21/2016


     Carol Beliveau

Hi Dave,

I can almost feel my various body parts again. Did my second "rando" with the RUSA folks yesterday. 400k or 248 miles. Started in the cold and dark and ended the same way. My longest distance to date. Special thanks to Tom Florian for dragging me back the last 50 miles! These Randonneurs are a tough bunch!! No one got hurt, no mechanicals that I'm aware. A good day!! Link forthcoming.

Thanks Dave!! Carol Beliveau 2/27/2016


    Ed Busch does unintended local Century on February 27. 

Dave,

I had scheduled to get my first century ride in during the week of my 74th birthday (March 7 – 13) – but a strategic miscalculation during my anticipated 75 mile ride got me over to Dover. So with almost 60 miles on the odometer and the legs feeling good (and 2 packs of Gu gone), I went for the 100. A “refueling” stop at the Jasper mini-mart gave me all the juice I needed to finish comfortably (Love Monster™ Java). I still plan on doing some long mileage during my birthday week to prove to myself I’m really not that old. This was my first century in over 10 years – and my longest ride since my knee replacement 18 months ago.I passed Carole Stanton near Trenton – She was going South – I was going North on Rt 58. I’m sure she’ll be posting her umpteenth century.Lastly, I see on Strava that Carol Beliveau completed a 400K ride yesterday – that’s 248 miles! Even starting at sunup, that’s a few hours of riding in the dark. Insanity rules!

Ed Busch 2/27/2016


      Carole Stanton and Scott Summers do a westward Century from New Bern.

Hi Dave

What a beautiful weekend!!! Scott Summers came down from Goldsboro and completed a century with me. It was the kind of day that you just wanted to totally enjoy the ride. And the route we took was just the right one. I recommend this route for all types of cyclists. Of course the light winds help to make it enjoyable but the roads are good and the scenery tops.

I'm sure you couldn't pass up getting in a ride or two this weekend.

Thank you Dave. Take care and be safe out there!     Carole Stanton 3/6/2016


    Carole Beliveau does a double loop Century in Pamlico/Beaufort Counties.

Hi Dave,

Well I got fooled again by our friend the weatherman. Woke up excited that the river was glass flat and that winds were predicted to be very low all day. After 5 days off the bike, I was salivating over big miles. Well, I got my big miles, 103 of them, but I paid for them with lots and lots of headwind. UGH! I threw in a few, ok 10, Hobucken bridge repeats (don't worry, I won't be doing an Avolis anytime soon!) with the original plan of doing a 200k or 125 miles but I just couldn't bring myself to turn south on Neuse road and back into the wind so 103 it was. Today's ride was solo and my average was punished between the bridge work and the wind. Ah well, I'm happy! Link below.

Thanks for what you do.  Best, Carol Beliveau 3/7/2016


   Ed Busch does a 120-mile loop around Emerald Isle on his 74th birthday.

Dave,

Since it was my 74th birthday and I had nothing better to do, I went out for a 120 mile ride today. From Taberna, I traveled down to Morehead City, over to Atlantic Beach and on to Emerald Isle. From there, straight up to Maysville and on to just short of Trenton. I followed the back roads to the Rhems area, then caught Rt 17 back to New Bern (via Country Club road). Pounded hard for the last 8 miles from New Bern to Taberna. The headwinds were a bit annoying from Atlantic Beach to Maysville – but then I got my payback with a push from Trenton back home. I remember why I don’t do these thing very often. On to my speed work! Oh yeah – Sharon baked a fresh batch of brownies today. Bye-bye brownies.

Cheers!    Ed Busch 3/8/2016


       Carole Stanton and Scott Summers do a double loop from Goldsboro.

Hi Dave,

What a nice day for cycling! Unless you plan your route to have a nice tailwind home and then the wind switches. Oh well, it wasn't the first time and it won't be the last.. Scott and I did his Hookerton Loop today. Took a few detours to miss some aggressive dogs which turned out to have some pretty aggressive hills, but I was happy to take the hills over the dogs.

Hope you were able to get out there today and all things are well with you. Take care, and be safe out there!

Thanks, Carole Stanton 3/12/2016


       

Joe Avolis on the road again for a 200 mile trip to Chesapeake VA passing an old country store in Hertford and an old bridge in Belvidere NC

Hey Dave,

Hope you are enjoying the dry weather!

Attended a family event in Chesapeake, Virginia this Sunday. Decided to ride my bike up there Saturday on what my good friend Mike Dunlap terms an "adventure ride". Left Trent Woods at 5:15 AM. Headed up through Core Point, Washington, Plymouth, Hertford, South Mills and into Chesapeake. Had a pesty northeast wind for most of the day that wore on me. Finished up in the dark at 7:45 PM.

Joe Avolis 3/13/2016


  Carole Stanton does 4 crazy solo loops to make a Century.

Hi Dave,

Had plans to go over to Lumberton with Carol B tomorrow to do a 300K ridei but the weather forecast showed 80% chance of rain and that's just not my kind of ride. BUT it is for Carol B, she left this afternoon and plans to do the ride in the morning. She's a whole lot tougher than me for sure. Since I did my ride today I plan to go shopping in Wilmington with my sister tomorrow, yay

It was a perfect day to ride today for sure!

Hope all is fine with you and Marilee. Your efforts for the cycling community is greatly appreciated. Be safe out there

Carole Stanton 3/18/2016


    Carol Beliveau does a DOUBLE CENTURY out of Lumberton.

Hi Dave!

Well, as a matter of fact, I just bagged two centuries today making this my second double century of the year. Did another RUSA ride, labeled a 300k but that is way too close to 200 miles to not make it a 322k, so we did!! Got SUPER lucky with the weather, no rain and kind winds for a change. There were six of us initially headed out but at mile 108, the four doing the 1000k kept going. They are still riding, by the way, and will be for many more hours! Tom Florian and I did the remaining 92 miles back, mostly w a sweet tailwind. An excellent day!! Link forthcoming.

Thanks Dave.

Carol Beliveau 3/19/2016


       

arole Stanton do 100 together in Pamlico/Beaufort counties.

Hi Dave,

Got my favorite riding buddy out here today so we could get our butts kicked in some Pamlico headwinds... And so we did. Carole and I completed a (barely) sub 5 hour century on a route that we call Ferry to Ferry - the Arapahoe ferry to the Aurora ferry with miles in between. Actually today it was Aurora to Arapahoe. The wind was NE most of the day which is not favorable for much out here but we were pretty happy with the 20mph avg results. Actual mileage was 104 but in order to hang on to that sub 5 I shut off the GPS at exactly 100. That's not cheating, right?

Thanks Dave and have a great Easter!   Carol Beliveau 3/26/2016


    Carole Stanton does a double loop Century she calls the Hookerton Loop.

Hi Dave,

Beautiful day but quite a bit windy! Tailwinds were nice but you sure pay for them with those pesty headwinds!!!

Take care and be safe out there!  As always....THANKS

Carole Stanton 4/3/2016


        Carol Beliveau does a crazy bridge ride plus 50 miles of headwind.

Hi Dave,

Completed possibly my most painful solo century to date. Getting ready for the mountains so thought a few bridge repeats would be prudent. I'm no Joe Avolis but scratched out 24 on the Hobucken Bridge. As those were wearing on, the wind kept ratcheting up and up. Guess which way it was coming from? Yep, the south which is exactly where I had to go. So, 24 bridge repeats and 50+miles of headwind. It better have made me stronger because I'm not quite dead (I actually feel pretty good). Some good news too - Highway 304 has been paved almost all the way to the Hobucken bridge. They only have a few more miles to go. I'll be riding there much more often, that I can guarantee!

Thanks Dave!  Carol Beliveau 4/4/2016


  Carole Stanton does a very windy solo Century locally.

Hi Dave

I did a century last Sunday and never sent it in to you. Have you ever had one of those rides you just want to forget? Probably not, but this was one of those rides for me.

It was solo and windy but the worst part was when I was so waiting for a tailwind at mile 80 the darn wind switched. AND I don't think I hydrated along the ride as I should so my energy level was pretty low, not to mention my mental state when I saw the same flag I saw 25 miles previous blowing in the opposite direction. Kept wondering what I had done to make Mother Nature and her boss to hate me so much. Anyway Carol B has been after to me send the info into you, so the link is below.

Carol B and I along with Chuck Lee did another VERY windy ride today. Carol will be sending the info in to you because now my Garmin won't connect with my phone or my computer so I cant upload the ride. We had a little help along the way from 3 other local cyclists for about 30+ miles. I told Carol today if the winds stay like this during the summer, I'm finding a new hobby!

They are killing me.   Hope all is well, thanks for all you do!   Be safe out there

Carole Stanton 4/10/2016  


      Joe Avolis climbs Mt. Mitchell then rides over to Chimney Rock for 100 miles.

Good morning Dave,

I hope that all is well.

Karen and I are visiting our daughter at Western Carolina University this weekend, but I rode my bike on Friday. Left Marion a little after 9 once it warmed up. Climbed the Assault on Mt. Mitchell route. Met up with Curt from Kitchen on Trent on Hwy 80, and he shared some of his baked goods. He was up here with his motorcycle buddies.

Made it to the top of Mitchell with 36 miles and 6400 feet of climbing. Had to backtrack into Marion since the Parkway was closed into Asheville. 47 degrees and windy atop Mitchell. Everything was locked up including the water fountains.

After a banana split for lunch in Marion I was revived mentally to finish out the day. Headed south towards Chimney Rock with plenty of mountainous terrain. Finished up

with 10,256 feet of climbing and 100.1 miles. Karen And Jill picked me up on the side of the road somewhere out there.

Joe Avolis 4/15/2016


         

Carol Beliveau, Carol Stanton, Chuck Lee (and others) do a fast Pamlico county Century. 

Hi Dave,

Well, the going has been tough so the tough have had no choice but to get going. Or at least that is my story. I was coerced once again (haha) by that rascally Stanton to go knock out another century in this gale that has been blowing for what, a week now? It was painful. We/she was wise in that we were able to recruit a few other unknowing individuals to help share the work. Chuck Lee (who finished 600 miles this WEEK, by the way) rode with us for the entire 100 + 18 and three riders from New Bern; Paul Tingle, Bobby Canady and Pat. Not sure of Pat's last name but we rode out from my house in Oriental and met the three of them on the east side of the NB bridge and hauled out to Pamlico County. The winds were brutal, we all had to be super careful not to crash or get blown off the road in places. I'm still walking at a 45 degree angle...! I'm amazed at our 19.3 average, I was hoping for anything over 18. A strong and fun group today. Link below. Hope you got out there today, besides the wind, it was gorgeous.

Thanks Dave,  Carol Beliveau 4/17/2016

Note: Paul Tingle, Bob Canady are not NBCC members. "Pat" might be members Pat Ray, Pat Jacques, or Pat Mercado. I have no photo for member Chuck Lee.  dw


       

Carol Beliveau &Carole Stanton do Century trips in CNC Coastal Ride in Edenton NC (Carol does 3)

Hi Dave,

What a weekend. Went up to Edenton for the CNC rides with the loose goal of doing centuries all three days. It happened. My first time doing three in a row - have done 2 several times with the MS rides but never three. Was curious to see how my body would behave. Like many have reported, the second day is the bear, the third day I actually felt great and could have kept going. We battled wind all three days, rain late Friday but I was the only one that got wet. Carole Stanton was there and will report her rides, and two other riders from Charlotte that we rode with last year, Russell McKenzie and Dick Kuhn. We make for a terrific group. Links below. Thanks for everything, Dave!

Carol Beliveau 4/24/2016

Good Morning Dave,

Carol Beliveau and I traveled over to Edenton this weekend for the CNC Coastal Ride. We rode all three days. I got in 70 miles on Friday, 100 miles on Saturday and another 70 for Sunday. No complaints, well the wind could have been a little kinder but it was a coastal ride with mega open farm land. Carol chose to finish out a century each day, through monster winds and rain......me I chose to enjoy a milk shake in the comfort of an awesome little (dry) soda shop with the guys on Friday and Sunday, well I was done at 70 miles. I had to work today and needed to get back home.

Had a great time cycling with Carol and 2 other guys from Charlotte that we rode with last year. We seem to make a pretty good team. Of course I always enjoy cycling with Carol! I'd do it all again next weekend.

Carol Stanton 4/24/2016


    Carole Stanton does an extended Clarks loop then to Oriental for 100.

Hi Dave,

Cloudy out but it was a perfect day to cycle. This is the first day in quite some time that I didn't curse the winds!

I left the house around 7:30 and did a loop out to Clarks via the extensions, then cycled over to Food Lion in Bridgeton to meet the Flythe group and cycle down to Oriental. They had a nice ride planned to eat at the Silo Restaurant. They had a pretty nice turnout 16-18 people. I think it split into around 4 groups but they all made it safely down there. I didn't stick around for the lunch but I'm pretty sure everyone made it home safely.

I do hope you and Marilee are doing well and you were able to get some miles in this week.

I miss the Flythe rides we used to have too! They were fun, great group of friends,

Take care and be safe out there!   Carole Stanton 4/30/2016


+    Mike Dunlap and Joe Avolis complete the RUSA 300 ride out of Morrisville for Double Centuries. (Mike was a few miles short but I call it 2 Centuries)

Its been a while! Went over to Morrisville yesterday and got in a long ride. After stopping at the official finish at 193 miles and eating pizza, I didn't feel like going out to ride another 7 miles to round up to 200 miles. 

Best, Mike Dunlap 4/30/2016


Hey Dave,

I hope you and Marilee are doing well!

Went up to Morrisville this past weekend to ride the RUSA 300K - the same ride Dunlap completed. There were about 15 riders. Started at 7:00 AM. Had a comfortable mist for the first three hours. Rode solo as the B group. With a little tail wind, the first 96 miles to the turnaround were fairly normal. The route back into the wind and the cumulative climbing took a little toll later in the day. Finished the 300K at 9:30 PM. After checking in, cycled around the nice little town to finish out 200 miles and 9600 feet of climbing. All new roads for me, pretty countryside and a safe, uneventful day.

Joe Avolis, 4/30/2016


    Carol Beliveau does a tough Century.

Hi Dave,

Your ears must have been burning. I haven't heard of any participants in the cycling Sr. games thus far. Did Ed Busch ride? I thought he ran but not sure.

Anyway, just finished century #17 of the year...what a ride. The wind just did not cooperate but for about 10 miles - Maybe! Left this morning entertaining the thought of a double century but it just got too ugly out there. In fact, my legs were so done that they made me stop about 15 miles from home, they had a cramp party at about mile 110 and beyond and would not shut it down. Fortunately my very supportive husband came and got me in Stonewall. Very frustrating but I'm pretty happy that I got out, enjoyed the day, only had a dribble of rain and got in the mileage that I got in. The route that I rode was crafted by Chuck Lee of Oriental, he rode it yesterday and DID do 200 miles. He is preparing for the Trans Am Bike Race...I'm so jealous! This route was spectacular to say the least, I highly recommend to all.

Link below, thanks for everything Dave. Next century this Saturday at the Bike the Banks event. Can't wait!

Carol Beliveau 5/1/2016


    

Carol Beliveau, Carole Stanton and several other NBCC members cycle the 2nd Annual Bike the Banks Century on May 7.

Hi Dave,

Quite the local contingent for the 2nd Annual Bike the Banks event out of Emerald Isle. Was a really, really fast run out with a strong tailwind but that quickly turned into a headwind hangover - about 40 miles of it. Good thing there was about 16 of us till the last 15 miles on the return, then we were eight! Hey, no rain!! I had an average of 21.5 and can speak for myself, Carole Stanton, Chuck Forrest, Mike Dunlap, Chad McCoy, Bobby Canady and several non-NBCC members of doing the full 100 route. The organizers said there were 26 riders signed up for the century, most of those were part of this group for most of the ride. Yup, we smoked the rest of the field.

Thanks Dave!!

Carol Beliveau 5/7/2016


       Carole Stanton and friend Scott Summers (Goldsboro) do a local Century.

Hi Dave,

What a beautiful day! Had an extremely enjoyable ride today with Scott Summers, Patti LaMana, Rob Temucin and Ed Busch. We also had the pleasure of riding with Marcy, Bridget and Henry for about 25 miles.

Scott and I finished out the ride with a century and the others got in 70 plus miles. Ed got in around 85 I think. Ed is amazingly strong, we were all very impressed with his pace and endurance.

Hope you were able to get out and enjoy the day!

Thanks for all you do. Take care and be safe out there!!

Carole Stanton 5/14/16


    

Carol Beliveau does a mountain Century "training ride" in the TOUR DE CASHIERS over 400 miles west of New Bern. 

Hi Dave,

Finished Tour de Cashiers a few hours ago. Wow, was that tough! Not sure I believe the inclines shown on my Garmin but man o man. Wasn't expecting such a tough warm up for Mt Mitchell this Monday! It didn't kill me so I must be stronger, right?? My Garmin was acting up yet again, I actually thought I lost 20 miles instead of 2...route was 2/10's shy of 100 which I added about a mile (I thought) going to and from my hotel. Was also supposed to be 11,800 feet but I came up about 1000 short there. Ah well. Pretty sure I'm good for it. ;)


             

Mike Dunlap, Carol Beliveau and Joe Avolis complete the tortuous 102-mile Mount Mitchell Assault on Monday May 16. 

It's Tuesday Mike, Carol and Joe must be recovering from the tortuous climb up the highest mountain in Eastern US Monday because below is all I've heard from them other than they made it.  I'll post more as I hear from them.  dw

Got in 100+ on Monday. Last 22 miles were not 'fun'. But got it done.  Mike

I did! Just haven't sat down to report yet. Joe Avolis did too.  Carol

I did! Suffered!   Joe

Finally comes reports from our crazy mountain riders:  dw

Hi Dave!

Ok, report time. Yes, I did Mt. Mitchell yesterday and wow, what a fantastic day!! It was so nice to end this one jumping for joy rather than broken as I was last year. The weather was incredible and I'm a ton stronger this year than last. However, my legs were very much fatigued from the Cashier's ride on Saturday - I was not expecting such a tough ride. My suffer score on the Cashiers ride was 318. Mitchell was 266. Interesting. Started out on the Mitchell ride thinking there was no way I was going to make it to Marion let alone climb to Mitchell. But, I decided to give it 20 miles and see how I felt. Fortunately, the legs shut up and got to work and actually performed way better than expected and with no cramps, unlike Saturday. Anyway, my elapsed time was 7:41. I'm hoping to get under 7 next year. I was 21/55 women that finished. I can do better. The fastest woman was 6:21 and the fastest male was about an hour shy of that. I can't even imagine. By the way, Atomic has a "sleeper cell" by the name of Jim Hinckley (he's 41 years old) who had a 6 hour and something time (can't remember exact) and smartly beat George Hincapie AND Jimmie Johnson!! So Proud!!

Thanks Dave!!   Carol Beliveau 5/18/2016


      Joe Avolis does his usual Chocowinity Century.

Hey Dave,

Got back on the Bridgeton, Core Point, Chocowinity track today. Been a little while since I've been over there, but things are mostly the same. My favorite bridge at Mouth of the Creek at Blounts Bay and an old boat house are my favorite sights. Happy to miss the rain, but you never know when it's coming lately.

Joe Avolis 5/22/2016


    Carole Stanton out for a Sunday ride ends up with 100 miles.

Hi Dave,

Not the prettiest weekend but at least no rain today. I left out this morning not sure if I wanted to do a century, but once I get out there......well, why not. Rode up Wyse Fork and crossed over to Hwy 58 back tru Trenton, then over to Clarks and back to 17 via the extensions. Ran into Art Cullen on 17 and we cycled over to 43, then he cut off. It was nice seeing him. Also happened to pass Ed Busch on Rhems Tuscarora Rd.

Didn't intend to do another non stop century but never felt the need to stop, so I just kept going.

I hope you and Marilee and doing well and you are able to get your rides in. I like your go-pro pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Carole Stanton 5/22/2016


       Carol Beliveau does a large Pamlico/Beaufort County Century loop but has Garmin GPS problems...

Hi Dave,

Century #21 of the year in the bag. Solo, gorgeous day, mostly light winds. Ride was very much overshadowed by Garmin troubles; it crashed twice, turned itself off once and just generally was a black cloud over an otherwise VERY sunny, warm, beautiful day! Total mileage was 110 but I had to plug 37 miles into strava to make it complete. I'm not sure how to show you the full loop but it was the exact same route that I did on May 2nd, stopping in about the same place as well. My husband was out cruising around with our dog, I couldn't resist the SAG at that point, I was tired and the wind was in my face - of course! I did speak with Carole S as the ride progressed who can vouch for my progress via Live Track. I am attaching screen shots of the Live Tracks that I was able to capture here on my pc. Also, there were almost 5 miles ridden by my house looking for my dog that I didn't Live Track... Oh yeah, I'm buying a new GPS...

Thanks Dave!   Carol Beliveau 5/25/2016


     Carole Stanton does a wandering Century around New Bern.

Hi Dave

Well Saturday turned out to be our nicest day, Patti Lamana and I took off kinda early since rain was predicted later in the day. We had a really nice 60 mile ride together. 60 was all she wanted so I took off out to Perry Town Loop Rd, then Taberna to finish out my last 40. I was hoping to get another good ride in this weekend, but that didn't happen - thank you Mother Nature

Hope you are doing well, always nice to see you getting miles in every week. Quite inspiring!

Take care, stay dry and be safe out there!   Thanks,   Carole Stanton 5/29/2016


 

      Two part solo Century ride for Mike Dunlap on MEMORIAL DAY. 

Two files today Dave.

First one - 62 miles. Second one - 38 miles. Pretty muggy out there!

Best,  Mike Dunlap 5/30/2016


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