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  - Average 11.2 visitors/day -   NBCC currently has 200 members 1/1/2015

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 nbcc@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 1/1/2015

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 2015

Blue = 2015 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 July 2015 Cancer charity event in Charlotte called 24 Hours of Booty, in which I did 300 miles (Garmin GPS)

54

261
Mike Dunlap August 2015 200 mile ride to San Souci ferry & back with Gernot Wolfraam of Cary (not a NBCC member). Josh Brown and Matt Lee of Greenville quit at 186 miles (Garmin GPS) 58 207
Carole Stanton August 2015 Local loops in Craven & Jones Counties with Patti Lamanna, Chad McCoy & Jose Gonzalez (Garmin GPS) 180

Bill Sadler

August 2015 Pollocksville & Jasper loops with add-ons to make 100 (Garmin GPS)

68

76

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 July 2015 Two-loop Century in Pamlico & Beaufort Counties (Garmin GPS) 58 48

Tom Hewitt

May 2015 Pamlico County loop with Mike Dunlap & Marine Owen Alfonso (Garmin GPS)

56

42

John Klecker

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

66

37

James Moore May 2015 Solo Century to Jax & back via Beaulaville & Richlands (Garmin GPS) 41 34

Douglas Bacskay

July 2015 Local loops in Craven & Jones Counties with Marcy Mills, Carol Stanton, Rob Temucin & Scott Summers (Garmin GPS)

38

32

Enrique Garcia

October 2007 - with large group (Beulaville)

66

31

Carol Beliveau July 2015 Solo from Goldsboro to Oriental  (Strava GPS) 46 31

Bill Ernul

April 2004 (Palm Coast - Edgewater FL)

64

30

Bridget Curlin

July 2015 Local loops for 100 with Carol Stanton (Garmin GPS)

56

30

Ed Busch

September 2005 MS-150 tour - New Bern

63

27

Shane Naber

January 2015 Atomic Cycles Rule#5 HTFU New Year's EPIC Ride - 140 miles. (Garmin Report)

36

23

Dan McRoy November 2014 Pollocksville group ride + Trenton Beer Run + add-on miles for 100 (GPS report 67 22
Joe Baes January 2015 Atomic Cycles Rule#5 HTFU New Year's EPIC Ride - 140 miles. (Garmin Report) 50 22

Joanne Somerday

April 2014 Tour De Pickle in Mount Olive - extended 75 miles to Century with Mac Flythe (computer photo)

73

19

Mac Flythe

September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century

68

19

Chris Kelso

April 2015 Cycle NC Spring Ride Day 2 out of Washington NC

63

19

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

Dan Sosa

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

82

17

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

Cassandra Crowder

September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century

55

17

Cliff Blackwell

January 2015 Atomic Cycles Rule#5 HTFU New Year's EPIC Ride - 140 miles. (Garmin Report)

?

17

Chad McCoy

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

40

17

Dustin Lupton  September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century 29 16
Henry Beckwith July 2015 Local loops for 100 with Carole Stanton and Art Cullen  (bike computer) 42 16

Tommy Arthur

September 2012 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern 

62

15

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
Marcy Mills July 2015 Local loops in Craven & Jones Counties with Carol Stanton, Doug Bacskay, Rob Temucin & Scott Summers (Garmin GPS) 41 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

Josh Brown

August 2015 186 mile ride to San Souci ferry & back with Mike Dunlap and other non-NBCC members (Garmin GPS)

21

13

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

Patti LaManna

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

57

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

Patti LaManna

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

57

12

Rob Temucin

July 2015 Local loops in Craven & Jones Counties with Marcy Mills, Doug Bacskay, Carol Stanton & Scott Summers (Garmin GPS)

53 11

Gary Bielejeski

September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century

60

10

Linda Sawyer

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

54

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

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

55

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

Jay Phillips September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century (With son)

50

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

Mary Ann LeRay

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

45

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

Steve Bengel

September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century

57

5

Jose Gonzalez MD

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

39

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

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

Aleta Brydge September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century 46 3
Dave Whitlow September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Century 50 3
John Hamilton September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century (Sunday route shut down at mile 73) 67 3
Melanie Noble September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century (Sunday route shut down at mile 62 ) 54 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
David Jessup MD April 2015 Cycle NC Spring Ride Day 2 out of Washington NC 45 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

Jeff Morand

September 2011 MS Bike Tour  - New Bern

53

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

Scott Fisher

August 2013 - Bike Fest, Hillsborough, NC (reported by Carole Stanton)

34

2

Rileigh Ray September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century 26 2
Kevin Brice September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern - Day 1 & 2 Double Century 40 2
Arthur Brown September 2014 - Heart of Va. Century in Hanover, VA 61 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
Donna Baes September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century 49 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
Marcus Potter May 2014 Century - 100-mile loop out of Goldsboro with Doug Bacskay, Carole Stanton & Scott Summer (Garmin GPS data) 43 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.

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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) 2015

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

2015 Tour de France official Website

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

2015 MS Bike web page (9/12-9/13 2015

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


DAY 1- Cherokee to Glendale Springs NC -220 miles DAY 2 - Glendale Springs to end of Blue Ridge Parkway in Waynesboro VA - 251 miles 

    Joe Avolis rides 471 mile Blue Ridge Parkway for 2nd time hoping to set a record at the UltraMarathon Cycling Association (UMCA). See https://www.ultracycling.com/

I left Cherokee, NC at 4:30 am on Friday (7/25) with my starting crew and official. We traveled 220 miles with 24,626 ft of total climbing to Glendale Springs, NC stopping at 1:30 am. I switched to my night crew and official earlier that evening.

Saturday, I rode from Glendale Springs to the terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Waynesboro, VA. Â The distance was 251 miles with 20,066 ft of climbing. I rode all night and finished at 8:15 am on Sunday. Thunderstorms rolled through at 3:30 am and continued until 7:00 am.

My pending UMCA record time is 51 hours and 45 minutes (51.75 hours). My total climbing for the trip was 44,692 ft (8.5 miles).

I would like to thank my enthusiastic and supportive wife, officials and crew: Karen, Gracie Flanagan (Charlotte, NC), Nick Cumbo ( New Bern), Christian Hansen (New Bern) and my two sons, Sam and Spencer.

The Blue Ridge Parkway never gets easier. I rode south to north this time thinking that it would be easier to get the high elevations out of the way first. It just doesn't matter.

Joe Avolis 7/27/2014  


No reports or photos received on local group rides this weekend.

But Mike Dunlap and Bill Sadler racked up another Century trip (separately)

Dave Wallace 7/27/2014


  2014 Tour De France  After three weeks of racing Vincenzo Nibali of Italy on the ASTANA PRO team won the Tour. The French, however, were jubilant because two Frenchmen, Jean-Christopher Peraud and Thibaut Pinot, finished 2nd and third place, which was the first time in 30 years that two Frenchmen had been on the winners' podium together. Our nearest American contenders Tejay Van Garderen on the US BMC RACING team and Chris Horner on the Italian team LAMPRE MERIDAN tried hard and were generally up front in the Pelethon but no match for Nibali. 

Tour hopefuls Alberto Contador of Spain, two time former tour winner and Chris Froome of England, last year's winner, dropped out in the first half of the tour due to crashes. 

The Tour which started in England this year was 2,274.53 miles. Nibali's time was 89 hours, 59 minutes, 6 seconds which computes to 25.28 MPH! Chris Froome from England won the tour in 2013 at 25.1 MPH and Bradley Wiggins of England won the 2012 tour at 24.81 MPH so cyclists are getting faster. So are our NBCC cyclists, but not that fast. Not yet but we got some TDF hopefuls. 

Nibali's almost 8 minute lead over 2nd place was the widest official margin (not including Lance Armstrong) since Germany's Jan Ullrich's victory by 9 minutes, 2 seconds over Frenchman Richard Virenque..

Dave Wallace 7/27/2014


Banner Elk is a small mountain town West of Boone NC

Doug Bacskay, Scott Summer, Marcy Mills, Patrick Ray & Carole Stanton. 

Five Riders, who call themselves "The Pack," spend a weekend in a mountain cabin and cycle the hills.  

Hey Dave,

Yes, I am doing great! A few of us went to the mountains this past weekend. Left on Thursday and came back Sunday. I didn't do the live track because I wasn't sure about the phone connections. We had a great trip! The people I work for have a huge house in Banner Elk and were kind enough to let me use it. So I invited my usual cycling buddies, we call ourselves "The Pack". Doug and Scott brought their wives along for a little get away.

I have attached a picture of us taken before our Saturday 40 mile ride. This ride had 3200 feet of climbing, and a few downhills (downhills are not my favorite). For some reason this ride is not showing up on my Garmin Connect. I will upload it when I get home this evening.

We were able to get a couple of good rides in on Friday also. My Garmin didn't pick up all my miles on our first ride because I had a setting wrong for climbing. It did not record any miles under 9 mph, we had a 5 mile climb that was pretty brutal, and I was definitely climbing under 9 mph at times.

We all had a blast and hope to be able to do this again soon. If it just wasn't so far away........

Take care and thanks for checking on me. You are a gem!

Be safe out there.   Carole Stanton 7/27/2014


    No report on weekend group rides because of rain, except email below from Mike Dunlap on a DOUBLE CENTURY in which they pretty much missed the rain on the way to Nags Head

Dave Wallace 8/3/2014


      Owen Alfonso, ( Jax Marine), Joe Avolis & Mike Dunlap do a DOUBLE CENTURY to Nags Head on Saturday August 2. 

Dave,

We were out of New Bern before 6:00am so missed the rain!! We got drizzled on a few times - but after Belhaven we stayed pretty much dry. Winds were for the most part favorable - south 5-10mph - there was a stretch after Belhaven where we head south and that was tough - but as you know drafting is a wonderful thing! We came up on a young black bear right next to highway north of Engelhard and we were surprised that he seemed not to know what to make of us. As we got closer and closer to him we started yelling and he finally took off into the woods. Neat.

Owen Alfonso is a Navy corpsman from Camp Lejeune who Joe and I met at the Black and Blue Double Century (he finished 10-15 minutes ahead of us!!) He is planning on riding the Mid Atlantic 24 hour race in Washington on August 23 so he had called earlier in the week to see if Joe and I had any long training rides planned. He was happy to come up to New Bern to join us. He's only 21 years old but rides like a veteran - very strong. So between the 3 of us we were able to keep a pretty good pace. As usual Joe's wife and my wife - they are both named Karen - were good sports to drive up and sag for us. The caught us at Belhaven (104 miles) and then again at 136 miles. They met us in Nags Head and drove us home after a great meal at a Mexican restaurant - yes, a few beers were consumed! I'll give Owen your email and he can contact you if he wants to go on the list.

Best,  Mike Dunlap 8/3/2014


  Joe Avolis receives confirmation from the UltraMarathon Cycling Association (UMCA) that he set a record cycling the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway (469 miles in 51.75 hours).

CONGRATULATION JOE!  Dave Wallace  8/5/2014 


        Bill Sadler & Mac Flythe cycle the CNC Mountain Ride on August 2-3. 

The Mountain Ride is Cycle North Carolina's newest weekend cycling event! The ride took place at Lake Lure NC on August 2-3 and it is modeled similar to the  Coastal Ride (previously known as the Spring Ride). Bill Sadler's GPS report showed the distance as 64.93 miles (Metric Century +).  Below is his report:

Dave Wallace 8/8/2014

   Check the ELEVATION Chart. A nice climb between mile 46 to mile 52 of this 65 mile bicycle ride. During the 65 mile ride - 5351 feet of ascent with a max speed of 40.9 MPH on the descent. 

Bill Sadler 8/7/2014


      Three Separate Century trips this weekend. 

Carole Stanton and Mike Dunlap cycled a Century on Saturday and Bill Sadler cycled one on Sunday. Bill reported there was only Mac Flythe, Steve Bengel and himself on the usual 35-mile Jasper loop ride that averaged 19.7 mph. 

Dave Wallace 8/10/2014


  Dunlap completes 173rd Century trip

 Hi Dave,

Got another Century +10 today. Rode the first 40 miles with the Atomic crew and then Owen Alfonso and Josh Brown and I went another 70 miles. Great day - saw a lot of riders out on the roads.

Best,  Mike Dunlap 8/16/2014


  Tom Hewitt and Lucien Vaughn complete a Century by extending Atomic Cycles Sunday Jasper  group ride

Dave,  

Just wanted to update you that Lucien Vaughn and I took advantage of the cooler temps in the morning on Sunday (along with about 7 others) and rode to Simmons Loop, Jasper and Ft. Barnwell, eventually completing a Century...the others chose lesser ride lengths (unfortunately, the choice was made FOR Mike Dunlap...he popped a spoke on the really rough section of Old 70 between Cove Cit & Dover!!)

We averaged 20.5 mph and DID take a few breaks along the way (Jasper Mini-Mart, Jones Grocery-Ft. Barnwell & my house in TW for well-deserved, ice cold Cokes!)

Keep Pedalin',  Tom Hewitt , AtOmic Cycles 8/17/2014


  Seven cyclists ride 35-mile Jasper loop on Sunday:  John Cho reported that he, Mac Flythe, Bill Sadler and 4 others rode the Jasper loop.

Dave Wallace 8/17/2014


  Mike Dunlap reports Atomic Cycles team were winners in the Mid Atlantic 100 race in Washington NC on Saturday

Hi Dave - Mid Atlantic 100 this morning. Chad McCoy, Shane Nabor and Josh Brown also completed the 100+ miles. Josh won the 20-29 age group, Chad won the 40-49 age group and I won the 50+ age group. A good outing by the Atomic Cycling/New Bern team. See GPS report at  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/572000531#.U_jnoQCg5cA.email

Mike Dunlap 8/23/2014

  Joe Avolis completes 153.6 miles on the Mid Atlantic 12/24 but dropped out of 24-hour race at 153 miles.

Had a bad day at Washington on Saturday. Little too fast for first 100 with humidity and solo wore me down. Hung up the 24 hour early. Heart just not in it this time. Maybe next year.

Joe Avolis 8/23/2014

   Carole Stanton reported a Century trip on Saturday with two other members

Hey Dave, 

Marcy Mills and Doug Bacskay rode 100 with me this morning. We headed out to Pink Hill to meet Scott Summers and another rider. I missed one of our turns because a street sign was down but Doug managed to get us back on track. It was a very nice ride, with only one pretty rough road. I think next time we meet, we will do your Beaulaville century, Hwy 41 is really nice now.

See GPS report at http://connect.garmin.com/activity/571892890

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

Carole Stanton 8/23/2014

  And another Century reported by Bridget Curlin on Saturday

Hi Dave,
Henry Beckwith, Ben Bunn and I rode a century on Saturday. We went to Oriental, River Dunes and back to Trent Woods.

Bridget Curlin 8/23/2014


  The Sunday 35-mile Jasper Group ride from Flythe's is alive and well

Dave,

We had 11 cyclists this morning. Great group and beautiful weather. I have attached a photo.

Mac Flythe 8-24-2014


Thirteen riders on the 30-mile Pollocksville loop Saturday

Had a great ride Saturday with 13 riders. Avg speed for the Pollocksville loop was 19 mph. No drop ride so everyone stayed together.

Mac Flythe 8/30/2014

  Carol Stanton completes 135th Century trip out of Goldsboro. Mike Dunlap completes 175th Century locally 

Dave Wallace 8/30/2014


  Seven  riders on the 35-mile Jasper loop Sunday

Had a nice group ride this morning.  Someone said the average speed was a little over 19. What a beautiful day with some great people. Less than a week to go for the MS ride. So good to see Dr. John Williams and his wife out riding a tandem today.

Mac Flythe 8/31/2014

    Bridget Curlin (25th) & Henry Beckwith (11th) complete Century trips on a loop in Pamlico County Sunday

Dave Wallace 8/31/2014


Labor Day Century Rides: Joe Avolis from Harkers Island to Cedar Island and return for 103 miles (also did the same ride on the previous Saturday). Henry Beckwith cycled solo to Trenton and back with add-on mileage in local area until 100 reached on his Garmin GPS.

Dave Wallace 9/1/2014 


    41 NBCC cyclists reported cycling the MS Bike Tour on 9/6-9/7

Most cyclists planned for 100 miles both days but many didn't complete the 2nd Century when the MS Society closed the route Sunday because of a bad storm. Cyclists were transported to New Bern by bus and bikes by truck. 

Below is a list of the 40 cyclists in alphabetical order that cycled the tour and the miles cycled each day:    

Abreau, Pedro 100 73, Alexander, Nancy 100 78, Arthur, Joby 50 50, Arthur, Tommy 75 50, Bacskay, Doug 100 60?, Baes, Donna 50 50, Baes, Joe 50 50, .Bashford, Jeff, 100, 100, Beckwith, Henry 100 100, Beliveau Carol 100 100, Bengel, Steve 100 0, Blackwell, Cliff 100 100, Bunn, Ben 100 100, Cho, John 100 100, Corning,Avery 100 78, Crowder, Casandra 100 50, Curlin, Bridget 100 100, Edwards, Allen 50 50, Edwards, Bambi 50 0, Flythe, Mac Sr 100 50, Forrest, Chuck,100 100, Fulcher, Todd 100 0, Hamilton, John 100 73, Hand, Bill ? ?, Hewitt, Tom 100 100, Hissett, Paula 100 65, Jessup, David 100 0, Klecker, John 100 50, Koonce, Tony 50 50, Lamanna, Patti 100 100, McCoy, Chad 0 100, McRoy, Dan 100 82, Mills, Marcy 100 100, Nabor, Shane 100 100, Noble,Melanie 100 62, Phillips, Jay 100 0 (with son), Ray, Patrick 0 100, Sadler, Bill 100 82, Sawyer, Linda 100 50, Stanton, Carol 100 100, Zelinski, Donny 100.

Of the 41 NBCC cyclists reporting - 13 completed double Centuries, 20 completed one Century and 8 cycled less than 100 miles each day. In 2013 66 members reported riding the tour. 35 reported riding a Century both days and 23 rode it only one day. 8 others cycled shorter 30, 50 or 75 mile routes each day. 

Dave Wallace 9/12/2014


More Century trips but local group rides dwindling on Sept 13 weekend

Bridget Curlin and Henry Beckwith are on a roll. After completing a Century together before the MS Bike Tour and a couple more during the tour they did another Century together Saturday. This made 28 for Bridget and 15 for Henry. Way to go guys!

In the meantime, no report was received on a group ride Saturday but Bill Sadler reported 4 riders Sunday (Jonathan Ervin, Mac Flythe, Steve Bengal, and me) that rode the 35-mile Jasper loop at at average speed of 18.8 mph and lots of head wind.

Dave Wallace 9/14/2014


  Joe Avolis does it again and cycles 200 miles to Hatteras on Thursday 9/18 and returns to New Bern on Saturday 9/20 for another 200 miles. 

This trip was especially tough because Joe faced a NE wind and the trip took 15 hours. Joe left in darkness at 4:30 AM and arrived at Kill Devil Hills in darkness. Joe said he saw 3 rattlesnakes on the road, two dead ones and one live one. 

Joe returned to New Bern on Saturday with a nice tailwind for the first 70 miles but then ran into rain and didn't arrive in New Bern until 8 PM after dark. (Photo of house above is the U.S. Post Office in the town of Stumpy Point, NC that Joe stopped at)

The trip to Hatteras and back added 4 Century trips for Joe for a total of 220, which may be some kind of record...

Dave Wallace 9/20/2014

PS#1:  I saw Dan McRoy pulling Mac Flythe and Bill Sadler on US-17 going into New Bern around 10:15 AM Thursday, all three on Bents. So this must have been the Thursday Jasper Group Ride from Flythe's shop. 

  PS#2: Carole Stanton reported another Century trip on Saturday 9/20 after cycling the 30-mile Pollocksville Flythe group ride of 9 cyclists and continuing on for another 70 miles. This made #137 for Carole. 


  Dan McRoy racked up miles with another Century trip to Maysville/Trenton and extra side trips. This made 21 Centuries for Dan on his Bent. 

Dave Wallace 9/21/2014


  Carol Beliveau racked up her 12th Century in a giant loop through Pamlico and Beaufort counties in 30 miles of rain and 50 miles of wet roads. What a mess... 

Dave Wallace 9/25/2014


No word from any group rides but several Century trips reported:  Carole Stanton (#138) - Pollocksville loop plus Oriental loop, Mike Dunlap (#176) - Six GapCentury in Dahlonega GA, Tom Hewitt (#36) & Chuck Forrest (#40) - Cotton Century in Greenville NC. (Jim Hinckley joined them but is not a NBCC member)

Dave Wallace 9/28/2014


No word from any local group rides for this weekend: But it is assumed that Bill Sadler, John Klecker, Tim McLear, Tommy Arthur and Kevin Reynolds all arrived safely but tired at Hatteras from cycling across North Carolina on the 2014 CNC Mountains to Seashore trip. 

Dave Wallace 10/5/2014


No word on any local group rides this weekend. But on Monday, Carole Stanton and James Moore drove over to Goldsboro and met Carole's friend Scott Summners and cycled a Century trip to Middlesex NC, East of Zebulon NC. This made Carole's 140th Century and James's 18th. Scott is not a member of NBCC since he's active with the Goldsboro club. 

Dave Wallace 10/13/2014


  Stanton, Moore & Beliveau do Century to Oriental with extra loops & extensions on Friday 10/17. This made #141 for Stanton, #19 for Moore and #13 for Beliveau.

Dave Wallace 10/17/2014


John Klecker & Bill Stanton complete Century at Sunset Beach NC (MS Break Away to the Beach): Bill and Lynda Sadler and my wife Kathleen and I did some volunteer work in support of the MS ride.

John Klecker 10/18/2014


  Joe Avolis completes another Double Century to Hatteras! After cycling to Hatteras and back in September, making 4 Century trips, Joe once again hit the road at 4:15 AM Sunday and completed another Double Century to Hatteras in 14:22 hours, making a total of 222 Centuries. Below is Joe's message. This Century

Good morning Dave,

I hope you are well!

Ended a four week break off of the bike on Sunday with a double century to the Outer Banks (#12). Left Trent Woods at 4:15 am Sunday morning after a little shower passed through. Was at Blounts Bay with 42 miles when I turned my headlight off. Ran up on and rode with two riders out of Little Washington for about 10 miles. The northwest wind helped me along most of the day. Things got more difficult when I rounded the corner heading northward out of Englehard.

The last 19 miles up the beach to Southern Shores were the worst (slowest).

Scared two coyotes off in the early morning darkness on Walker Road. Had one puncture in Englehard.

This ride is my favorite - always an adventure and a challenge. Love the tall Spartina and dismal swamp.

Joe Avolis 10/20/2014


    he Outer Banks: Hard to believe that one can do a Century on the outer banks until you find the mileage from Corolla at the north end to Hatteras on the south end is about 100 miles. (Photo: end of NC 12 at north end) Here's Joe:

Hey Dave,

Stuck around the northern Outer Banks this week for a wedding. Got out today on my bike for a good ride from Carolla down to Oregon Inlet and back. Wore quite a bit of clothes because the day turned a little chilly. Enjoyed some general tailwind support down the beach to Oregon Inlet but had to push against the wind coming back for about 45 miles - but not too bad. Took two KFC pot pies to get me back. Went up to the end of NC 12 where the beach becomes the only roadway for access to many homes further north up the beach. Took a picture of the access. Hope to get out there at low tide and follow the tracks up the beach on my bike if I can, hopefully. Also ended by an appropriately named street for the day (Headwind Way). 

Joe Avolis 10/23/2014


   Carole Stanton and James Moore cycle a Century loop to Kinston. This made #142 for Stanton and #20 for Moore.

Dave,

Excuse my French, but it was a butt kicker! Strong head winds for a little over 50 miles and was disappointed that the return was not sweet tail winds, more crosswinds than expected. But, we made it! And it was a gorgeous day. 

Carole Stanton 10/23/2014


  No group cycling reports or photos received for weekends of 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 and 11/15/2014, but several solo Century rides posted.

Since I no longer join weekend group rides (too fast for me) you won't be seeing reports and photos as before unless someone sends them. 

Dave Wallace 11/22/2014


   Three hardy cyclists do the 35-mile Jasper ride in lousy weather. (Zelinski photo of half of him, Flythe &Sadler

Dave,

We had three of us hardy or foolhardy enough to make the regular 35 mile Jasper loop ride this morning. The temperature was about 47 when we started. It warmed to 55 by the finish. We also had rain for the last 15 miles. There was Willie Sadler, Mac Sr and myself.

Donny Zelinski 11/23/2014


       Three hardy cyclists do the 30-mile Pollocksville loop in colder weather than last weekend.

Dave,

This morning there were Dan, Mac Sr and myself that made the usual morning Flythe's ride to Pollocksville. It was a brisk 30 degrees when we started. The temperature was a balmy 41 when the ride finished.

Donny Zelinski 11/29/2014


  Donny Zelinski & Joe Baes do 35-mile Jasper loop Sunday 11/30 from Flythe's. Cold start but warmed up.

Dave,

There was just Joe Baes and myself on the Flythe's ride this morning. It was much warmer today than yesterday. We averaged 18.8 mph. I would like to thank Joe for all the help and advice today. The low point of the ride was leaving my seat bag open after the rest stop and losing my car keys. Joe said he learned that lesson 15 years ago when someone lost everything out of their pack on a mountain bike ride. Could be some helpful advice to pass on to the other members on NBCC list.

Donny Zelinski 11/30/2014


  Carol Beliveau and others do a long Century ride to Cedar Point and back on Chuck Forrest's birthday.

Hi Dave!

A bunch of us just finished a century (123 miles) in celebration of Chuck Forrest's birthday. What fun! Went to the Cedar Island ferry and to Harker's for lunch. An amazing day out there - a bit brisk but all good. Joe Avolis was there, I think he did closer to 150, Chuck of course, Mike Dunlap, Tom Hewitt, Shane Nabor and Chad McCoy. I believe that is it from your list. Total head count was was 12 or 14 I believe. Average in my GPS 20.1. Chuck's was 20.5 I believe. I'll send you the strava link for the map.

Thanks,   Carol Beliveau 11/30/2014


Bill Sadler & Shawna Bland each do the first Century trips in December. Bill wandered all over Craven, Jones and Onslow counties and Shawna in Beaufort and Pamlico counties. Great weather.

Dave Wallace 12/1/2014


                         with Chuck Lee 
Carole Stanton's GPS Carol Beliveau's GPS 

Carole Stanton and Carol Beliveau's Century trips merge in Pamlico county 12/3/2014 (Looks like they merged in the vicinity of Oriental going north to Merritt)  dw

Hi Dave,

My daughter Jessi was home this weekend so I did not do a long ride. She just doesn't get home enough for me to take a day away from spending time with her. Sooo, I ditched work today and got a ride in.

James Moore rode with me. We met up with the amazing Carol Beliveau and another Oriental cyclist Chuck Lee at mile 40 and rode 48 miles with them. Last time I checked Carol was at mile 97 so she will be reporting another century too.

Weather was really foggy at the start so I met James in Bridgeton. Fog on the bridge is very thick in the mornings so I didn't feel it was safe. Once the fog burned off it turned into a beautiful day. So you can put James Moore and me down for another century, please.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather. Thanks for all you do my good friend! You are a gem.

Take care, and be safe out there!!!   Carole Stanton 12/3/2014

PS: Carole did another Century (#147) on 12/5/2014 out of Goldsboro with her friend Scott Summers.  dw

Hi Dave,

What a gorgeous day after all the fog burned off! Century number 15 in the bag with Chuck Lee, buzzing around Pamlico county. Over half or so was done with Carole Stanton and James Moore. I ran into Chuck Forrest and Ken H around mile 93. I'll send you my Strava GPS link.

Thanks! Carol Beliveau 12/3/2014


Double Century (200 miles) in rainy weather

Mike Dunlap and Joe Avolis on the 2-car San Souci ferry

San Souci ferry is one of the last ferries in NC guided by a cable across river

Captain of the ferry across Cashie River

Hi Dave,

Joe Avolis and I got in a double century today. Joe plotted the route - which was excellent! Got a ride on the San Souci ferry! We got drizzled on a few times - lots of wet roads. The bikes and us were a mess!

Best,  Mike Dunlap 12/6/2014


Donny Zelinski & Joe Baes cycle Sunday Jasper loop again from Flythe's. Guess these two are the only polar bears we have now.

Dave,

Flythe's Sunday morning ride only had two riders: Joe Baes and myself. It was a cold and very windy day. At least it didn't rain.

There were about twelve riders this evening for Flythe's for the Trent Woods Christmas Parade. It was cold and windy for this ride also. The most fun was had by Mac Sr shooting water bottles out of an air cannon to the crowds. It took Mac three shots but he finally got a bottle to land on the island in Trent Woods park.

Donny Zelinski  12/7/2014


  Carol Beliveau, James Moore and Chuck Lee (non-member) do large Pamlico loop for a Century 12/11/2014

Hello Dave,

It was too cold out there today. Froze the entire time. James Moore, Chuck Lee and I all completed centuries today. We are in the process of convincing Chuck Lee to join the group. I'm sure you'll hear from him soon. My ride appears "fragmented" as my GPS dies at mile 75 and I had no signal for about 8 miles to get Strava to record. My total mileage was about 108. I'll send you the Strava maps that I have here shortly.

Thanks! Carol 12/11/2014

p.s. Crazy Carole Stanton just took off for a ride in the dark... I hope she stays safe... She couldn't ditch work to ride with us today, we sure missed her.


   Pollocksville group ride down to 2 riders in 30-degree weather!

Had a great ride this morning just me and Dan with 30° no wind. Sorry missed the last few posting of our rides. Christmas season, just hard to work the rides in. Merry Christmas to everybody! We have plenty of stocking stuffers at Flythes. 

Mac Flythe 12/13/2014


  Three cycle a Century from Cherry Branch Ferry to Cedar Island Ferry and return on December 14. 

Hi Dave,

Hope you are doing well. Pretty hard getting out when these temps are so low. But today warmed up nicely, hope you were able to get a ride in.

Carol Beliveau, Scott Summers and I finished out another century today. We met Carol at the Cherry Branch Ferry and rode out to Cedar Island and return. Scott and Carol both had bad colds but you would never know it by the way they cycled. We had some pretty tough headwinds on the way out, but it was a beautiful ride! Had fun!!

Take care and thanks for all you do.  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/651041734#.VI4MAYT4Tgs.mailto

Be safe out there!!  Carole Stanton 12/14/2014


     An unusual trip to Kitty Hawk and back for Joe Avolis on 12-13 &12-14. 

Joe's usual trip to Kitty Hawk is to cycle 200 miles to get there on Saturday and cycle 200 miles back the next day. But you have to start very early for 200 miles and who wants to start in freezing weather in December? So Joe simply waited until it warmed up and his wife Karen drove him to Belhaven, halfway to Kitty Hawk, and dropped him off to finisk 100 miles on his bike. Karen drove on to Kitty Hawk and dropped Joe off in Behaven for the return trip Sunday. Two more Century trips for Joe. 

Dave Wallace 12/15/14


  Crazy Carole and Carol do a frigid Century Sunday 12/21.

Baby it's cold outside! I sang that tune all day today. I think if the sun had shone more it would not have been so cold. Carol Beliveau and I wanted to do a century together and today was the day. Boy she is one strong cyclist! Just love riding with her. We were both feeling it though when we got in, but so very glad we did it. Very nice route too, winds were really tough at times, BUT we did it!

I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas!  Thanks Dave. Be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 12/21/2014


          James Moore does a solo Century to Beulaville the day after Christmas. 

Super Dave,

It was a pretty day for cycling...light winds and sunshine. I had two one-dog chases and one two-dog chase, which wasn't so much with respect to quantity, but quality. (One of those suckers was pretty fast) I am convinced the serious dogs don't bark, you just hear their toe nails on the pavement right behind you as they are turning up the speed. Additionally, I had to stop at the ol' Bojangles in Beulaville.

James Moore 12/26/2014


    Carole Stanton does Century out of Goldsboro (#150) and Bill Sadler does Pollocksville loop with Tom (probable Gorman) on December 27. 

Dave Wallace 12/27/2014


    Avolis does another DOUBLE CENTURY on December 28, 2014 !

Good evening Dave,

Hope your holidays are good!  

Left the house at 5 AM and rode up to Windsor by way of Edward, Washington and Williamston. From Windsor rode over to Plymouth and then back home. Got home at 6:15 PM. Same general route that Dunlap and I did three weeks ago except that I went up to Windsor to get around the San Souci ferry.

This ride evened me out at 20 double centuries for the year. Good winter pace. I always say that 100 miles is a long bike ride, so is 200 miles (genius).

Joe Avolis 12/28/2014


     Stanton, Moore & Summers do last Century of 2014.

Happy New Year Dave!

My friend Scott wanted to do 53 centuries in 2014. He needed one more so James Moore and I went over to help him get it done today. He (Scott) did one yesterday, so having help today was a good thing. I have to admit it was a COLD start, really cold. But we braved it and got it done. A little slower than normal but that was fine with me. I worked my legs really hard at the gym on Monday so they were screaming at me today.

I do hope that you have a very nice New Year's Eve and that 2015 brings you all good things!

Thank you for all your hard work keeping us all motivated and I look forward to many more emails in 2015!

Be safe out there!  Carole Stanton 12/31/2014


End of Year 2014 Cycling Results:

   Joe Avolis was once again "NBCC Cyclist of the Year for 2014" by completing 71 Century trips in 2014, 20 of which were Double Centuries (200 miles in a day) for a total of 233. Joe also set a record in the Ultra Marathon Association by cycling across NC East to West for 597 miles in 2 days, 16 hours, riding day and night. Next came 'Super Woman' Carole Stanton who completed 51 Century trip in 2014 for a total of 151, doing most in sequential weekends. And in the 100+ category was invincible Mike Dunlap who cycled 20 Centuries in 2014 for a total of 180. As you can see from the chart 52 NBCC riders completed one or more Century trips in 2014 and the top 10 riders all rode 10 or more Century trips in 2014. New Bern has truly become 'Century Country.'

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.

  This was also the year I reached age 85 and stopped cycling in the Flythe weekend group rides. All was OK when they had a slower B group that averaged 16-17 but it disappeared when everybody started hanging in the A group that averaged 18-20+. Too fast for me. But I continued to cycle solo daily as before, mostly in River Bend, with occasional trips to New Bern. My total mileage posted on Masser's 2014 Virtual Ride across America was 4661 (388/mo) which is over twice what we put annually on our 2007 Honda Odyssey. All total, since retiring in 1984 and taking up cycling I have completed 88,082 miles or 3.5 times around the world. But I'm slowing down. 

Dave Wallace 1/1/2015

            NBCC CENTURY TRIPS IN 2014

Centuries in
           NAME 2014 TOTAL
1 Joe Avolis 71 233
2 Carole Stanton 51 151
3 Mike Dunlap 20 180
4 Bill Sadler 17 68
5 Shawna  Bland 17 44
6 Dan McRoy 16 22
7 Carol Beliveau 16 18
8 Chuck Forrest 12 42
9 Tom Hewitt 11 37
10 Douglas Bacskay 10 31
11 James Moore 9 24
12 Marcy Mills 7 13
13 Patrick Ray 6 17
14 Henry Beckwith 6 15
15 Bridget Curlin  5 28
16 Shane Naber 5 22
17 Ben Bunn 4 13
18 Jeff Bashford 4 4
19 Chris Kelso 3 18
20 Chad McCoy 3 11
21 John Cho 3 7
22 John Klecker 2 37
23 Mac Flythe 2 19
24 John Williams 2 15
25 Greg Chuffo 2 10
26 Josh Brown 2 10
27 Patti LaManna 2 9
28 Rob Temucin 2 9
29 Will Conkwright 2 5
30 Todd Fulcher 2 4
31 Dustin Hanson 2 3
32 Donny Zelinski 2 3
33 Arthur Brown 2 2
34 Joanne Somerday  1 19
35 Cassandra Crowder  1 17
36 Cliff Blackwell 1 16
37 Lucien Vaughn 1 15
38 Nancy Alexander 1 14
39 Linda Sawyer 1 10
40 Avery Corning  1 8
41 Jay Phillips 1 6
42 Steve Bengel 1 5
43 John Hamilton 1 3
44 Melanie Noble 1 3
45 Pedro Abreu 1 3
46 Paula Hissett 1 3
47 Steve Mercer 1 3
48 David Jessup 1 2
49 Aaron Johnson 1 1
50 Chris Smith 1 1
51 Terry Forrest 1 1
52 Marcus Potter 1 1

      Danny Zelinski & Dan Sosa ride with Down East Cycling Club on New Year Day. 

Dave,

There were about 30 cyclists that participated in the New Year's day ride in Jacksonville. It was quite packed at Yana's for breakfast. I think I was the only person from New Bern there. But I met a gentleman named Dan that said he used to come to New Bern and ride with you.

Donny Zelinski 1/1/2015

Yes, Dan's my counterpart "Ole Fart" in Jax and we've done some Century trips to Beulaville together.  dw

Eighteen 


    SURPRISE! Eighteen Riders show up for Atomic Cycles Tom Hewitt's Rule#5 HTFU New Year's EPIC Ride  

SURP

This was a 140 mile ride for HARDY cyclists and it was questionable whether anyone would show up in below freezing weather at 7 AM on New Year's day at the Persimmons restaurant parking lot. But surprisingly, 18 showed up! Did I mention 'HARDY' which is what Rule#5 HTFU is all about? We apparently have LOTS of hardy cyclists. The question now is did all 18 finish 140 miles or at least 100 miles to make it a Century. I counted 14 in the photo Forrest sent so I assume at least 15 were in the ride. Mike Dunlap submitted the GPS report and map. 

Here's the latest from Tom Hewitt on Atomic Cycles Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/AtOmic-Cycles-Bicycle-Shop/149607291727369  I counted 18 in his list but only 13 are NBCC members for whom I have posted a Century trip. 

Jay Perrin (Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk), Shane "Sledge" Naber, "Stealth" Greg Chuffo, Joe Baes, Carol Beliveau (Oriental-BTW, you Rock!), "Chucktastic", J.A. Ski (J'ville), Cliff "Mr." Blackwell, Josh "Downtown" Brown, Daniel Pead, G. Alan Garvick, "Dakota" MIke D., Chaddo, Joe "LHT" Avolis, "Hitch-Hike" Hanson, "Double-Take" Hanson, Barrett Garner (Greenville) & TH took off at... 7:05 AM (Carol said she read 22 degrees on her phone) From NB...we were joined (and pulled quite pleasantly!) by Mssrs. M. Hawkins and L. Hemming from Maysville down to Cedar Point (Thanks Gentlemen!) where they headed home...it was an AWESOME Weather Day and our Lunch Stop at Cru Coffee Bar in Beaufort was the PERFECT Stop, once again this year! 140 EPIC Miles at a roughly 20 mph average pace...STELLAR start to the New Year, INDEED ! (Pretty Cool to have twice as many folks on the ride this year than last, too...Thanks Everyone for coming out...and, especially to Jay Perrin for making the farthest journey to join in with us!)  Tom Hewitt

Dave Wallace 1/2/2015


      Mike Dunlap and Joe Avolis do another 124 miles in the Bicycle for Life 200K Brevet at Lumberton NC after 140 miles on New Year's Day!

Brevet is a French word for which we have no direct translation for its cycling usage. In general, it means a "patent", "certificate", or "diploma". For the randonneur or randonneuse, the randonnée (a long ramble in the countryside) they have entered is often called a "brevet". This is typically a challenging 200, 300, 400, 600, 1000 or 1200 kilometer ride, each with a specific time limit. A randonneur carries a brevet card which is signed and stamped at each checkpoint along the way to prove they have covered the distance successfully. To pronounce the word correctly: "brevet" rhymes with "say" or "Chevrolet", not "get" or "let".

There were 15-20 riders who braved the weather - 49 degrees at the start - 47 degrees when we finished - and rain that fell through most of the day.

We were "feeling" the New Year's Day - 140 miler in our legs but survived!! Always a good time riding with Joe.

Mike Dunlap 1/3/2015


    Zelinski, Flythe & McRoy do the Pollocksville loop Saturday

Dave,

Sorry I didn't send this yesterday. Mac Sr, Dan McRoy and I did the Pollocksville loop yesterday. It was Dan's maiden ride in his Terratrike. We averaged 16 mph.

Donny Zelinski 1/4/2015


     CHARGE!

James Moore and Scott Summers do another Century out of Goldsboro on January 6 and ran into a mad bull. 

Super Dave,

Drove over to Goldsboro, NC, met up with Scott Summers and cycled a century. Left Goldsboro (28 degrees start, but a lot of sunshine throughout the day), went through Fremont/Bailey/Spring Hope and stopped at Justice, NC (Approx. 8 miles outside Louisburg; An out and back with small deviations near the end) Had light tailwinds going out and tough headwinds on return. (Accuweather app. on IPhone displayed 16 mph winds at the end of the ride...a lot of hills on the route as well. Do not know the elevation gain)

Had a little challenge during the ride...Scott's right/rear shifter quit working at mile 38 leaving him with two gears (Both chain rings and one rear cog, which was NOT the best one to be in). We stopped at a store at mile 41 and I called Mac Jr. He walked us through a rear derailleur adjustment solution, which allowed us to finish the ride.

Great day cycling!   James Moore 01/06/2015


  Cold weekend! Heard from nobody but Carole Stanton who did a solo Century in Pamlico county.

Hi Dave

It sure turned out to be a beautiful day today, was quite chilly when I left out this morning, but warmed up nicely. Rode down to Oriental then met Marcy and Doug at Union Point at mile 74, for the last 28 miles. We headed out to Carolina Colors

Looks like they are calling for more rain this week. Kinda tired of the rain and the cold.

Thanks Dave Take care and be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 1/11/2015


    Another cold weekend but Stanton, Moore and Summers do another Century out of New Bern.

Hi Dave,

Scott Summers, James Moore and I completed a century today. It was a pretty good ride, tough at times but we finished it out. Chilly at the start, but warmed up after 40 miles.

Hope to see you tomorrow night at the challenge celebration. Have a great evening, thanks for all you do!!!

Be safe out there.  Carole Stanton 1/17/2015


Mike Dunlap and Joe Avolis do another Bicycle for Life Brevet at Lumberton NC only this time it's a 300Km Brevet (186) miles which they extended to 200 miles for a Double Century!

Hey Dave,  Hope you are enjoying the football games, too!

Mike Dunlap and I made it back down to Lumberton for Saturday's round 2 of the Randonneuring winter series. We rode from Lumberton to Sunset Beach and back. We got finished in 12 hours at 7 PM with 188 miles. We slipped back out for 12 more to finish the double century. It was a nice sunny days on good roads. There were about 30 riders between the 200K and the 300K. Always a fun trip with Mike - loves to ride the bike!

Joe Avolis 1/17/2015


  Bill Sadler does first 2015 solo century in Craven, Jones and Onslow counties on a nice Monday

Dave, you can mark me down for another century This is my Craven, Jones and Onslow counties ride (see GPS). Tough day for a solo century with all the wind and no one to pull me.

Bill Sadler 1/19/2015


  James Moore does a large 100-mile solo loop to Chocowinity and return on Tuesday

Super Dave,

I hope you are having a good day. Rode a solo century up to Chocowinity (I had initially planned on Washington, but was running out of daylight and my headlight was not charged) Went up through Grantsboro and came back through Vanceboro/Jasper. Tough winds at times, but a nice temperature and plenty of sunshine.

Great Day Cycling! James Moore 1/20/2015


  Joe Avolis does his favorite route to Chocowinity and return for 100-mile solo on Wednesday

Hey Dave,

Saw you ride by on your bike behind Harris Teeter today. I was eating in the Mexican restaurant. Headed out this afternoon. Finished up about 7:30. All was good over there! Like the string of pretty days!

Joe Avolis 1/21/2015


    Carol Beliveau does 100 in a big loop thru Pamlico & Beaufort counties on a cold Sunday/

Hello Dave, what a great day to log some miles! Wow! Got a century in today accompanied mostly by Chuck Lee. I need to get him to join NBCC... Chuck Forrest showed up at the very end and kept going. I'll send you a link to my route.

Thank you! Carol Beliveau  1/25/2015 


  Carol Stanton does two loops out of Goldsboro for 100 miles

Hi Dave

It was certainly a beautiful day to ride!  Hope you are doing well.  Carole Stanton 1/25/2015


Also got a note from Donny Zelinski. Too cold so canceled the usual Jasper ride from Flythe's shop. 

Dave, 

This morning Mac Jr, myself and new group rider John Teple did a shorter ride. We rode the Trent Woods loop and averaged 16.5 mph. The temperature did not reach 40 degrees by the end of our ride.

Donny Zelinski 1/25/2015


  Fourteen riders take off from Atomic Cycles for a Century on a cold Super Bowl Sunday/

Hi Dave.

 Had a great ride today with 13 other riders. Locals were Tom Hewitt, Chad McCoy, Josh Brown and a few others who will have to send you their own reports. Several riders from Jacksonville, Goldsboro, etc.. Tom Hewitt put the ride together. Fun!!!

Mike Dunlap 2/1/2015

Added Chuck Forrest 2/2/15  dw


  Four riders pass through River Bend on a 27-mile trip on Super Bowl Sunday.

I was out cycling 'round the bend' when I ran into these four cyclists: Joanne Somerday (arrow), Melanie Noble, Kevin Reynolds and Mac Flythe. Not exactly a tight paceline as they complete a 27-mile trip. Mac said he, Bill Sadler and someone else also cycled a 35-mile trip in the morning when the starting temp was in the 30s. 

Dave Wallace 2/1/2015


  Carol and Carole do 100 on Saturday.

Hi there Dave,

Hope all things are good with you and your family. A group of us traveled over to Jacksonville today to do the Polar Bear Metric century that Bicycle Gallery puts on every year. After doing their 64 mile ride Carol Beliveau and I cycled back to New Bern to complete a century.

There were some pretty tough winds out there today, but the temps were nice. There were quite a few people from New Bern at the event.

Hope you have a very nice weekend and are able to get a ride or two in.

Take care and thanks for doing all you do for our cycling community.

Be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 2/7/2015


  Mike Dunlap and Joe Avolis go back to Lumberton for another RUSA Bicycle fot Life Brevet, this time for a 400K+ metric loop (261 miles) on Saturday.

Hi Dave. Joe Avolis and I got in another long ride - Lumberton - RUSA 400K+. As you can see got in 261 miles. Pretty windy all day so the average speed does not tell the effort. Plenty of climbing too. But as usual Joe and I managed to have fun!

Mike Dunlap 2/7/2015


Bill Sadler is back on the road for a Century trip on 2/8/15

Dave, I rode a century today. My Garmin GPS quit so I had to re-start it and at that point I have two files to show the total ride.

Bill Sadler 2/8/2015


    Carole Stanton braves the wind and cold to complete a Century on Valentine's Day

Good morning Dave,

Hope you are staying warm in this windy chilly weekend. So very glad I was able to get my ride in yesterday, even though yesterday was pretty tough at times out there. Decided to just do some local loops. There were times those winds was pretty fierce, quite the butt kicker I might add. James Moore and I started out together but separated at mile 49, I think he managed to get in close to 75 miles.

OK, I am more than ready for Spring.

I appreciate all you do.  Be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 2/14/201


    Carole Stanton braves the wind and cold again with Scott Summers to do essentially the same local Century route shown above on Valentine's Day 2/14/15.

Hi Dave

Scott came to New Bern today and we did pretty much the same route I did last weekend, just a little variation.  Ride was for the most part pretty enjoyable but there were times I thought the winds were going to blow me over. See my Garmin GPS report.

Hope you are doing well and the cold weather didn't cause any problems at your house.

Thanks Dave, be safe out there!  Carole Stanton 2/21/2015


 

James Moore does solo trip on a cold windy day (in 30-40s) to Hobokem and back + added miles for 100.

Super Dave,

Hope you are doing well and staying warm today. I broke a spoke at the Polar Bear Ride a few weekends ago, couldn't keep up with tough Stanton one weekend, got sick one weekend.....today I had to finish a century ride. Rode a solo century today out to Hobucken and back. I also did a loop on the17 Bypass to get 100 miles. This was pretty much an out and back ride. (I hadn't planned to do this initially, but there was a tough head wind going out and it was easier to ride the tail wind back into New Bern rather than head to Aurora)

Saw a lone 'possum cross the road under the Hobucken bridge, a few grebes(I think) in the ditch beside the road and a few herons in a field. Saw a report that Carol Beliveau was out cycling hard and I had two cyclist wearing Atomic Cycles gear pass me going at a pretty good pace around Reelsboro. (I think)

For me, it was a tough day, still getting over a cold and dealing with the wind, but I was happy to be out cycling!

Take Care. James Moore 02/28/2015


  Carol Stanton does a solo Century to Carolina Colours and Oriental on a cold windy day on February 28. 

Good morning Dave,

I was a little surprised this morning when the rain had already moved in. I got busy after my ride yesterday and forgot to send you my link. Another windy ride, met up with Carol Beliveau and Chuck Forrest in Pamlico and tagged along with them for about 25 miles. I saw a sign in Oriental yesterday that said spring is 21 days away- 3 weeks!

Hope all is well with you and your family. You're a gem to keep up with all the centuries. Thank you! Be safe out there!

Carol Stanton 2/29/2015


     Avolis and Dunlap return to Lumberton for the final ride in a series of endurance rides by RUSA Bicycle for Life, this time for a 600K+ tour (375.6 miles) on Saturday-Sunday.

Hey Dave!

Mike Dunlap and I went down to Lumberton this weekend for the fourth time this year to finish up the Randonneuring winter series. This time it was for the 600K. The 200-, 300-, 400- and 600K series qualified us for the Paris-Brest-Paris ride if we choose to go. We are also "Super Randonneurs" which didn't seem like too much until we roughed out the elements this weekend.

There were about 20 riders at the 6 AM start. We headed out on very familiar roads ant through familiar small towns. We rode over onto Topsail Island and then headed back inland and over through Jacksonville. Emerald Isle and arriving into Atlantic Beach with 215 miles at 10:30 PM. About 90% of that route was into the cold northeast wind.

We left AB, and headed back to JAX. We stopped at a Walgreens at 2:30 AM so that Mike could buy some additional clothing. He was staying cold while still pushing his usual hard pace. Had a good 3 AM breakfast at the JAX Waffle House with the bar crowds,

Headed on up to Wallace through a little mist in the night and into the McDonald's control stop. Staying up all night and the cold had taken a toll on us at that point. Spent the rest of Sunday in mixed showers and cold air. Stopped at 2 Subways for soup. Had to go out the door ready to ride hard to stay warm since we had gotten wet earlier. It poured on us for the last 15 miles. The distance was 375 miles, and we finished about 1:30 on Sunday afternoon.

We have befriended a German rider out of Durham. He is a great guy, but we miss about every 4th word with his accent. He rides a single speed bike with gearing equivalent to about my hardest ratio. Through wind and over hills, he strongly rides on.

We took a 2 hour nap at a friend's house before heading home. Mike and I both agree that this was a great adventure, but the elements made it one of our hardest trips!

Joe Avolis 3/2/2015

Dave,

This one was really tough. Joe said he would send you a report. I'm not sure what he told you, but this ride was one the toughest I've taken on. The cold never left and headwind the first 185 miles was so draining. Then we we headed back the wind became more north then east so we really did not get the "push" we were hoping for. Then the rain the last 100 miles made hypothermia a real concern. I don't remember ever riding is such tough conditions. While we rode we stayed warm, but stopping to eat/drink made getting back on the bike, in the cold, especially brutal. Took a lot of intestinal fortitude but Joe and I had one other rider - Gernot Wolfraam from Cary, who is very strong, with us and between the three of us we got it done. Riding these crazy events, especially this time of the year, really is a challenge.

Hope you are well. Joe and I want to take you out for lunch sometime - our treat!!

Best,

Mike Dunlap 3/2/2015


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

Good evening Dave,

I hope you made it out on this warm day! I headed out at 12 to take advantage of the nice weather change myself. Rode the usual Bridgeton, Core Point, Chocowinity route. Went a little slow but worked hard in the wind. Felt some residual tiredness from the weekend but enjoyed being outside.

Ran across the lovely Shawna Dane when she was riding strongly into the wind on Walker Road. Said she was going for 50 today and working to get back in the groove. Always a pleasure to run into her on those back roads.

Joe Avolis 3/4/2015


    Carol Beliveau does a large solo Century loop in Pamlico/Beaufort Counties on 3/7/15

  James Moore does a large solo Century loop in Craven/Jones/Beaufort/Pamlico Counties 3/7/15

James sent a 2nd GPS report closing the loop back to New Bern  dw

  Carole Stanton does a Century out of Goldboro around Buckhorn Lake on 3/7/15


Shawna Dane Bland does a Century out of Aurora from Pamlico Sound to Neuse River on 3/9/15.

Hello Dave,

Thank you so much for mentioning me in the email last week it meant a great deal to me...

I hope you and your family are all well!

I'm writing to let you know I did another solo century today... I don't have the speed I use to have but I can still managed to pedal 100+ miles... I'm sending you a couple of pictures of the ride.... I also did two slow warmup miles that aren't included in the track I recorded.... My ride today was north west of Aurora... I hit Core Point (one of Joe's favorite rides)... Then headed into Pamlico county; then back to Aurora!

Hopefully it won't be long before I do another century... I am being very careful with my health because it's important to stay strong to continue to fight this Cancer... Last month I had one small pre-cancerous mole removed and another one biopsied ... The result came back good but I was off my bike for a bit because of where the biopsy was... All is healed now! Thank you again for everything you do Dave!

Shawna Dane 3/9/2015


Joe Avolis does a solo Century loop in Beaufort & Pamlico Counties on 3/11/15.

Hey Dave, Got out of my box today and covered some roads I have not been on much lately. Our nicest day yet! Hope you got to enjoy the day! I'm beginning to think that all days are a little hard.

Joe Avolis 3/11/2015

Yes,  a beautiful day that reached the 80s and I got about 20 miles 'round the bend' and into New Bern.   dw 


  James Moore does a very wet Century on March 14.

Super Dave,

Hope you are doing well today. Rode a century out to Pollocksville/Kinston/Grifton and back to New Bern. It rained the whole time except for a spot outside Trenton, the wind was tough, but the temperature was great.

I wanted to take a few pictures of the rising water under some of the bridges I crossed, but my iPhone got wet under the case. Also, some of my gear let me down (with respect to the rain); I will have to alter and purchase a few more items for next time I cycle in the rain. Saw a few people fishing on a couple of the bridges on Maple Cypress Road. Made a quick stop at the Jasper Store (The customers always seem so pleasant)...one couple offered to put my bike in the trunk of their car to drive me back to my house (I think due to the rain). I think the old Camaro had a bumper sticker that read, "Yeah it is fast and no you cannot drive it." Overall...great day cycling!

Hope you have a great weekend. James Moore 03/14/2015


Mike Dunlap & Tom Hewitt do a windy Century trip to Greenville. 

Actually five departed New Bern with Matt Richter (Jacksonville), Matt Lee (Greenville) and Joe Avolis in the group. Richter and Lee are not NBCC members and Avolis separated from the group at around 30 miles and headed to Washington for a 125 mile loop back to New Bern.

Dave Wallace 3/15/2015


Joe Avolis completes a windy 125-mile Century loop to Washington.

Good afternoon Dave,

Left from downtown this morning at 8:00 with 5 of us on the St. Pat's/Dunlap birthday ride. Held on for 30 miles into the wind up near Ayden until my legs were cooked. Turned off and downwind from the group for a couple of miles of recovery. Headed back into the wind up around Voice of America and into Grimesland. Crossed the Tar River and came into Washington from the west. Circled the old home place. Headed down to Chocowinity and rode over to Core Point. Finished by heading up Walker Road and on into Trent Woods for 125 miles

Joe Avolis 3/15/2015


  Carole Stanton & Scott Summers do a Century around the local area like a drunken sailor. 

Good Morning Dave,

I just love the sunshine! What a beautiful windy day yesterday. Scott came to New Bern to ride yesterday and we just did a couple local loops trying to dodge the headwinds as much as possible. I would have sent you my data yesterday but I have been having some major problems with my Garmin syncing with my phone lately. Will be giving them another call this morning to try and fix again.

Enjoy our long awaited spring weather! But please be safe!  Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Take care!  Carole Stnton 3/15/2015


    Carole Stanton does the Pollocksville loop with Flythe group and keeps going for 100 miles/

Beautiful Day Dave!

I met the Flythe Group this morning for the Pollocksville Loop. There were 8 of us.

Then I rode out to Jasper-Cove City and took the extensions back to 17, added Simmons Loop and a short loop in Riverbend. It was a chilly start, but so very nice to have the sun shining!

I hope you have a really nice weekend and are able to get a nice ride in. Thanks for all your efforts, you are so very appreciated.

Take care and be safe out there!!

Carole Stanton 3/21/2015


    Mike Dunlap & Chuck Forrest do Day1 of Pitt County Continental 

Hi Dave,

Went up to Greenville for Day 1 of the Pitt County Continental event. Cold/windy/hard efforts. Much suffering. A good time was had by all. Chuck Forrest made the trip and he went the full 112 miles as well.

Best, Mike Dunlap  3/28/2015


Carole Stanton does her usual NW loop out of Goldsboro, probably with her friend Scott Summers.

Hi Dave,

Sorry, but the wind in NOT my friend! Tough ride today that's all I can say. Hope you and your family are doing well. I really appreciate all you do.

Take care and be safe out there!   Carole Stanton 3/28/2015


James Moore does a cold 116 miles late in the day to Emerald Isle on Sunday  3/29.

Super Dave,

I hope you are doing well today. I had a conference to attend out of town on Saturday and I usually attend Church on Sunday mornings, but I decided to do a little ride after Church today. (Had not planned on cycling a century initially) Left NB around 2:45pm and cycled down to Emerald Isle/Atlantic Beach/Morehead City/Back to Cape Carteret & NB. The temperature dropped a little more than I had planned when the sun went down, but I was ok...except for my toes...they hurt from Maysville all the way back to NB. Overall though, nice weather...a great day cycling!

Take Care. James Moore 03/29/2015


 

Mike Dunlap and Tom Hewitt do Day 2 of the Pitt County Continental on Sunday 3/29 

Hi Dave, 

Tom Hewitt and I got in 100 miles today - Day 2 of the Pitt County Continental. Colder then yesterday and just as windy!!!! Much suffering - but lots of fun!!

Best,  Mike Dunlap   3/29/2015


Joe cycled 200+ miles from Trent Woods to Manteo in one day and returned  the next day = 4 Century trips  Temporary stop light set up in Dare County for construction work ahead 5-mile long Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge across Croatan Sound

  Joe Avolis does Double-Double Century trips from New Bern to Manteo NC and back. 

Good morning Dave,

Got home last night from a Tuesday/Wednesday round trip to the Outer Banks along my usual route. Left Tuesday morning at 5 AM under calm conditions. My late breakfast made me sick at mile 145 but made a nice recovery to finish into Manteo. Left at 7:30 AM on Wednesday. The wind had woken me up before light. It was a cold wind but was coming from a favorable direction. Got in a little late at 9:30 PM.

Joe Avolis 4/2/2015


  Stanton & Summers do extended local loops for 100 in nice but windy weather. 

Hi Dave

Hope all is well with you. Well, Spring has sprung and the pine pollen has arrived. Not sure how it is in your area but Trent Woods is all green.

Scott came to New Bern and we did some local loops trying to out smart Mother Nature and her mighty winds, right - like that's even possible. Even when it was supposed to be a headwind it still would blow you all over the place-go figure. I told Scott that we were freaking crazy. At least it was not cold out. All said and done, it really turned out to be a beautiful day.

I hope you and your family have a very nice Easter.

Thanks for all you do.  Carole Stanton 4/3/2015


      Mike Dunlap, Chad McCoy & Owen Alfonso (not a NBCC member) do a fast Century via Richlands.

Hi Dave,

Chad McCoy, Owen Alfonso (Jacksonville Marine) and I got a 100 mile ride in today. Windy and wet but all in all a good ride.

Best,   Mike Dunlap 4/4/2015


    Shawn Dane Bland does a Century in Beaufort & Pamlico County on 4/6.

Hello Dave... I hope you and yours are all well... That you had a lovely weekend!

I did a century today... I started a bit later then I wanted to. I was hoping to catch the ferry and ride down to Beaufort again but when I got to the ferry they were on lunch. I didn't want to wait the 45 minutes so I jumped back on the bike. The ferry is 28.5 miles from my house... I went from the ferry down Kershaw Road then down to Dawson Creek then back up to Kershaw road... Up 55 to Grantsboro then back down to the ferry... With a couple small loops in there... I was at 74 miles once I got back to the ferry! Then I pedaled home! Note for other cyclists there is a new dog on Kershaw road that will chase you!

I'm including two pictures of my ride... I did see two other cyclists leaving the ferry the first time I rolled up there... I didn't recognize them! My time was a bit better this century but to be honest I am more into the miles now not speed! Thank you again for everything Dave...

Shawna Bland 4/6/2015


  Stanton and Summers do another double-loop Century out of Goldsboro.

Hi there!

Hope all is well with you. Terrible terrible sad news about Joh Klecker's daughter. Totally unreal that she would be hit by a car chase. I will be praying for them for a while.

Scott and I did his Hookerton Loop today, we had quite a few miles of headwinds but the sun was shinning and it wasn't cold!

I trust you have been able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather. By the way today is Shawna's birthday.

Take care and be safe out there. Thanks a bunch

Carole Stanton 4/12/2015


  Shawna Bland does solo 127 miles from Aurora to Beaufort & return on 4/13/15.

Hello Dave... Thank you again for the sweet birthday wish...

I decided to do a century for my birthday today instead of yesterday... I turned it into 200k+ ... 127.6miles.... I hit the ferry both times wrong and it was a long day because of that... I'm working on time in the saddle not speed right now... I'm very pleased with the ride today. I started out doing some very slow warm up miles in Aurora (12 miles at a 12avg) then I looped up here in Beaufort county before heading down to the Minnesota beach ferry... I was right at 50 miles when I got there.... After riding the ferry over I cycled down to Beaufort ... Then back to the ferry and home...So I hit Beaufort, Pamlico, Craven and Carteret counties.... Long day in the saddle but a great one... I'm including a photo of my ride! 

Thank you Dave! Shawna Bland 4/13/2015


    Carol Beliveau didn't plan a Century but just kept going...

Rode a Century today. Had to ride into New Bern and back but decided what the heck. Was feeling great and I got lucky with the rain. Only a few drops. Mostly solo, cameo appearances for a few miles with Chuck Lee and Chuck Forrest. My forthcoming Strava link only shows 99.5 miles but you can see where my GPS stumbled in New Bern a few times...frustrating... It really was 100. Rode until after dark to be sure.

Carol Beliveau  4/14/2015


Carol Stanton, Carol Beliveau & Chuck Forrest do a Century on Day 2 of the CNC Spring Ride in Washington NC.

Hi Dave

Hope all is well with you. Pretty nice weather lately finally some lower winds!

Carol Beliveau, Chuck Forrest and I completed a century today. We rode with two other really nice guys from Charlotte that Carol and I met on our Friday ride over there. We only did 66 on Friday. We may ride again tomorrow if the rain holds off. Sunday is a 60 mile route.

We ran into a little rain today, not a drenching rain but just enough to get our bikes nasty.

Take care and thank you for all you do for us!  Be safe out there! 

Carole Stanton 4/18/2015

PS: Added Dr David Jessup and Chris Kelso with a Century on Day 2 of the CNC Spring Ride  dw


Shawna Dane Bland does a solo century from Aurora to Greenville.

Hi Dave,

I hope this email finds you and your family all well!

I am writing to report another century today. I went north west on hwy 33 to Greenville... I also did a few loops to make the mileage... The wind really was rough today but I knew that it would be before I left my house... It was a good ride mostly... I did encounter some very rude drivers... I was almost hit at least 4 times. I've never been so mad on my bike as I was today.... (It takes a lot to make me mad too)

I'm working on getting my body use to being in the bike for long periods again... So I'm not really concerned with my average speed! Once again I'm including a photo of the ride....

 Thank you again for everything Dave!  Shawna Bland 4/21/2015


    James Moore does a large clockwise solo Century loop to Kinston.

Super Dave,

Hope you are doing well today and enjoying this nice weather. I decided to ride a century today. Not much to say...nice day, lots of sunshine, but some tough shifting winds. Overall though...great day cycling!

Take Care. James Moore 4/21/2015


  Carole Stanton does expanded Pollocksville and Jassper loops for 100 miles

Hi Dave,

Had a really nice ride today. Rode a little before meeting the Flythe ride this morning, then extended out past Jasper. Managed to beat the rain. YAY!

Hope you are doing well!  Take care ..... Be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 4/25/2015 


  Bill Sadler does Trenton, Cove City, Jasper - plus add-on miles for a Century.

Dave, you can add another Century to my list.

Bill Sadler 4/28/2015


 

Carole Stanton & Carol Beliveau do another Century on the Crystal Coast Saturday May 2. (Carole left, Carol right)

Hi Dave,

Carol Beliveau and I did the Bike the Banks ride in Emerald Isle today. It was their first time putting this ride on and they actually did a very good job. We wound up having 5 people in our group. Four of us completed a century but the other two were not from New Bern. Paul Tingle from New Bern was with us for 91 miles. It was pretty windy at times, but fun! And our reward was a scrumptious shrimp burger from El's Yum yum yum..... It was a beautiful day I hope you were able to get out and enjoy it.

We all appreciate all you do, I think it motivates people to do more centuries, I think that's pretty awesome!

Carole Stanton 5/2/2015


        Mike Dunlap, Joe Avolis and Owen Alfonso (Marine) do a 150 mile Century trip to Washington plus side excursions

Hi Dave,.

Joe Avolis, Owen Alfonso (Jacksonville - Navy Corpsman) and I rode a 150 miler today. Beautiful route - Joe knows all the roads - and beautiful weather.

Hope you are well.  Best,

Mike Dunlap 5/3/2015


      Mike Dunlap & Greg Chuffo do a fast Century into Beaufort County.

Hi Dave. Got in a 100 miler today despite the windy/wet conditions. Greg Chuffo and I got in 100 miles. Chad McCoy rode the first 80 miles with us and then Greg and I did the extra 20. Nice ride with some good company.

Best,  Mike Dunlap  5.9/2015


    Carole Stanton and Scott Summers do a Figure 8 Century from Goldsboro.

Hi Dave, 

Rode over to Goldsboro to ride with my century partner. When I was walking my dog at 4:30 this morning I was wondering what was wrong with me heading out in those winds and potential rain (I do not like to ride in the rain). But I am glad I went; we had a good ride. A couple Seyboro's rode with us for 50 miles which really helped in those winds. Got rained on twice but it wasn't a hard rain just messy.

So happy to see when you've been putting the miles in! Enjoyed your pictures too. Thanks for sharing.

Take care and be safe out there!!!

Carole Stanton 5/9/2015


      Joe Avolis does a crazy bridge Century.

Hey Dave,

Hope you are well!

Drove my car to the Hobucken ICW bridge this morning to get in the closest thing to some hill climbing around here. Was prepared for rain, but all I got was sunshine and sunburn. The Hobucken Bridge and its approach total 72 feet of climbing. It 's usually windy at the top, and today was definitely no exception. I rode a 1 mile trip across the bridge 100 times - with 100 U turns. My total climbing for the day was 7,234 feet. Until I hear otherwise, I will claim the dubious distinction of Pamlico County climbing champion.

Joe Avolis 5/9/2015


     Carol Stanton does a solo wandering route Century from Trent Woods.

Hi Dave

What a beautiful day! Decided to ditch work and enjoy the day outside doing what I love best.

I hope you were able to do the same. It was a little windy but the temp was awesome

Carole Stanton 5/14/2015


  Shawna Bland does a solo wandering route Century from Aurora.

Hello Dave...

I hope this email finds you well.... I did another century today. I stayed close to home and for personal reason I'm very pleased with this ride! It was a very nice day.... I'm including a photo of the ride... Thank you again for everything you do!

Shawna Bland 5/14/15


  James Moore does a Century to Engelhard 5/14. 

Hey Super Dave,

I am late posting. I rode a solo century to Engelhard, NC on Thursday. I really did not have a plan other than just heading to the outer banks and see how far I would get. I had a tough NNE headwind the whole way and looking down at my power meter, I just decided to take my time and enjoy the scenery. My "SAG team" met me out at Lake Mattamuskeet. When they met with me, I think I was at mile 106 and the talk from the SAG vehicle turned to Steamed Shrimp, Burgers and Fries when we get to the Outer Banks. I checked my weather app at mile 112 and I had a 15mph NE head wind and gusting...I decided I had enough. The Shrimp and salty fries with Old Bay spice at the Sunset Grill in Kitty Hawk were outstanding!! :)

I spent most of the day at Corolla visiting sites and cycling. Great weather and trip.

Take Care.   James Moore 05/15/2015


      Carol Beliveau and Joe Avolis complete 100-mile ASSAULT ON MOUNT MITCHELL, the highest mountain in eastern U.S. on May 18.

Hi Dave,

What a week it's been! Almost forgot to report my biggest century yet and that was the miraculous completion of the Assault on Mt. Mitchell on Monday the 18th. Only one word, grueling. The rest of the words are not suitable for publication! Not only was the climb simply the toughest ride I've ever done but the climb up Mitchell included appx 3 hours of rain and, of course, a flat IN the rain. Was determined to finish as this was roughly mile 95...hypothermia be damned! And, finish I did. I almost bawled at the finish line but I managed to maintain my composure for a little while longer...whew...and yes, I'll be back next year...with Stanton, if I have to drag her kicking and screaming! 

Carol Beliveau 5/22/2015


    Carol Stanton does a Pamlico/Beaufort County Century 5/23, partly with Beliveau.

Hi Dave!

We have had the nicest spring this year! It was 54 degrees when I left out this morning but warmed up quickly. Carol Beliveau and I met up and rode just under 40 miles together today. She is an awesome cyclist. I had screaming legs today, not cramps just burning, in the middle of my ride and just happened to be when I was with Carol, she was a gem and did most of the pulling, even though she had cycled over 165 mountain miles this week and of course 103 of those was The Assault on Mitchell. She is some cyclist and an extremely nice person.

I hope you have a very nice Memorial Day weekend. Take care and be safe out there!!!

Thanks,  Carole Stanton 5/23/2015


    Carol Beliveau does a Pamlico/Beaufort County Century 5/23, partly with Stanton.

Hi Dave,

You may have already heard from Carole by now but she and I completed a tough, windy century today, touring mainly Pamlico county. We had slightly different routes and I will send you my GPS report shortly. We briefly considered doing 150 BEFORE we started today and then the wind came up. Yep, 100 is good!!

Thanks, Carol Beliveau  5/23/2015


    Shawna Dane Bland does a solo Century throughout Beaufort County

Dave, I did my 50th century... I'm proud to say almost or maybe more then 60% of my centuries are solo... With one double solo century too! Ride was good; the last 40 miles got very windy but it only helps makes me stronger! I'm working on being stronger! Today's ride was all Beaufort County... I went west then east basically; doing loops...

I am sending two photos of my ride... The app I use (endomondo) has changed a bit so my photos won't look the same... Thank you Dave! I hope you and yours are all well!

Shawna  Bland 5/24/2015


    Mike Dunlap, Tom Hewitt and Marine Owen Alfonso complete a Century in Pamlico County on 5/25. 

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

Dave Wallace 5/25/2015


  James Moore does a solo Century to Jacksonville via Beulaville.

Super Dave,

Hope you are doing well and enjoying this nice weather. I had to take something down to Jacksonville and figured why not cycle down there?...So, went via Beulaville/Richlands on the way down and took Hwy 17 back. The weather was nice for most of the trip (especially the morning), but the wind was tough at times and the heat started to get to me toward the end of the ride. Overall though, a nice day for cycling to me. Take Care.

James Moore 05/26/2015


    Carol Beliveau & Carole Stanton do a Century to Cedar Point.

Howdy Dave!

A gorgeous day to rack up some miles so that is exactly what we Carol(e)'s did! (Stanton and Beliveau) We left from the Cherry Branch side of the ferry over here and headed to the Cedar Island ferry, departing at 0900, just in time to sprint down there and turn around and ride a pretty sweet, sometimes shifty tailwind home. 105 miles total.  GPS report forthcoming and thanks again,

Carol Beliveau  5/29/2015


    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


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