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 Hwitt 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 nbcc@always-online.com to let folks know you are joining a ride

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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 March 2015 After joining Mike Dunlap and others to Greenville, separated and went to Washington, Chocowinity & Walker Rd to New Bern for 125 mile loop (Garmin GPS)

53

246
Mike Dunlap March 2015 New Bern to Greenville & back with Tom Hewitt, Matt Richter (Jacksonville), Matt Lee (Greenville). Joe Avolis part way (Garmin GPS) 58 191
Carole Stanton March  2015 Pollocksville loop with Flythe group plus expanded solo Jasper loop + extra (Garmin GPS) 161

Bill Sadler

February 2015 Solo Pollocksville loop + Jasper loop + add-on local miles to make 100. (Garmin GPS in 2 parts) 

66

70

Dave Wallace

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

80

57

Shawna Dane Bland March 2015 Aurora to Pamlico Sound and Neuse River and back. (Garmin GPS data & map) 41 45
Chuck Forrest February 2015 Atomic Cycles 116 mile loop around Croatan Forest & Emerald Isle with Tom Hewitt, Josh Brown, Chad McCoy, Mike Dunlap and others (Garmin GPS) 58 44

Tom Hewitt

March 2015 New Bern to Greenville & back with Mike Dunlap, Matt Richter (Jacksonville), Matt Lee (Greenville). Joe Avolis part way (Garmin GPS)

55

40

John Klecker

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

66

37

Enrique Garcia

October 2007 - with large group (Beulaville)

66

31

Douglas Bacskay

September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century (Had to quit on Day 2)

38

31

Bill Ernul

April 2004 (Palm Coast - Edgewater FL)

64

30

James Moore March 2015 Large 100-mile loop - Pollocksville/Kinston/Grifton and back to New Bern (GPS) 41 30

Bridget Curlin

September 2014 Several loops to Pollocksville plus Taberna for 100 miles with Henry Beckwith (computer photo)

55

28

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
Carol Beliveau March 2015 Large solo loop in Pamlico & Beaufort counties, partly accompanied by Chuck Forrest (GPS Report)  46 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

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

Chris Kelso

June 2014 50-mile Tour de Bear with added miles before & after to make 100-miles with Carole Stanton, Scott Summer & David Carter (Garmin GPS data)

59

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

Dustin Lupton  September 2013 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century 29 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
Henry Beckwith September 2014 Several loops to Pollocksville plus Taberna for 100 miles with Bridget Curlin (computer photo) 42 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

Marcy Mills September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century 40 13

Ben Bunn

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

68

13

Chad McCoy

February 2015 Atomic Cycles 116 mile loop around Croatan Forest & Emerald Isle with Tom Hewitt, Josh Brown, Mike Dunlap and others (Garmin GPS)

40

13

Josh Brown

February 2015 Atomic Cycles 116 mile loop around Croatan Forest & Emerald Isle with Tom Hewitt, Chad McCoy, Mike Dunlap and others (Garmin GPS)

21

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

Greg Chuffo January 2015 Atomic Cycles Rule#5 HTFU New Year's EPIC Ride - 140 miles. (Garmin Report) 28 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

Patti LaManna

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

56

9

Rob Temucin September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 & 2 Double Century 52 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

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

Jose Gonzalez MD

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

37

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
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 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
David Jessup MD September 2014 MS Bike Tour New Bern Day 1 Century  ? 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.

                      Click here for the current member list


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


Eight riders on Sunday's 35-mile Jasper Loop Sunday 3/23.

      Here is the group from Flythe's for the Sunday morning ride: Doug Bacskay, Beverly Rust, Craig?(new), Jim?(new), me and Josh ? to my right (today was Josh second day riding his bicycle in a very long time) and then Jonathan Irvin. Mac took the picture.

Josh's first day riding was yesterday around 15 miles. He kept up well going to Jasper with speeds up to 21mph. On the way back the wind got to him, but he made it. He had never ridden 34 miles st one time before today. Come to think of it, the wind got to all of us on the way back down US 17 to the bike shop.

Yesterday only Mac and I did the Pollocksville loop Saturday with an average of around 16.1mph. Three other people took off from the bike shop and went in a different direction.

Bill Sadler 3/23/2014 - reporting for Mac (he who forgot to) do it himself.


  Shawna Bland of Aurora completed her 30th Century on a Beaufort/Pamlico County loop on Friday 3/27.  dw


   Joe Avolis does double Century to Nags Head and return in 13.5 hours on windy March 28. This make 181 Centuries for Joe!

Hey Dave,

Rode my usual route up to Nags Head today. Left at 5:00 am. The wind really worked me over today from mile 60 to 140. As hard as it was blowing. I should have been cruising at 26 for the 40 mile northbound leg out of Englehard. I have finally figured out that on these hard south or southwest blows, the tree lined road just creates too much turbulence for good laminar flow. Still better than a headwind, but you just don't quite reap the reward for the effort that you put in to get there. Good to get it done!

Joe Avolis 3/28/2014


Rain all day Saturday March 29. 


  Sunday group ride to Jasper disintegrates:  Doug Bacskay, Mac Flythe and I left Flythe's bicycle shop for the Sunday morning Jasper ride. With wind and rain the smarter of the riders (Mac and Doug) cut back through Trent Woods and called it a day after 15 miles.

The dumber of the group (me) did the Jasper ride alone and to tell the truth I'm not sure why. The wind was a bitch, but I averaged 15.5mph.

Bill Sadler 3/30/2014


    Carole Stanton discovers a BIG CHAIR on her 111th Century ride from Goldsboro on 3/31/14

Hey There.  Rode over to Goldsboro to do a long ride, boy was it windy. Really tough with all the open fields. But other than the winds the weather was awesome. Didn't do any riding on the weekend since the weather was not so good.

We see some of the coolest things on our rides, I am attaching a picture of one of the coolest yet. Felt like Carole in Wonderland. Forgive me if the pixels are not right.

Have a great week Dave, enjoy this awesome weather.

Thanks for everything you do for us Dave! We love you.

Carole Stanton 3/31/2014

  And another Century ride (31st) reported by Shawna Bland on the same windy day Hello Dave.... I'm reporting another solo century today.... This one really took a lot out of me... The wind was nasty! I originally planned a 125 miles to do my first 200k since my come back but the wind beat me! My body gave in.... I did the first 25 miles here in Aurora then headed to Chocowinity adding a loop going and coming back up to Core Point ... Going I did a loop up to Cypress Landing then into Chocowinity ... This route is not as flat as some of our other ones! I am very glad to be home! It was a very long day in the saddle... My avg was very slow!

Thank you again Dave and I hope to pace with you soon.

Shawna Bland 3/31/2014


  The 2014 Cycle NC Coastal Ride on April 4-6, 2014 in Oriental dominated weekend cycling

Some 1100 cyclists registered for the CNC Coastal Ride, with 28 shown registered from New Bern. About a dozen registered from New Bern were NBCC members. Six members reported a Century trip. Bill Sadler and Dan McRoy reported cycling a Century on all 3 days of the event.

Dave Wallace 4/7/2014


 

Five cyclists do a Century ride in Beaufort & Pamlico Counties on Saturday 4/12/14.  Riders completing the Century  left to right above were Carole Stanton, Marcy Mills, Carol Beliveau, Patrick Ray &  Doug Bacskay. We had a great ride even though we had some pretty rough roads. Don't know how Shawna rides those roads like she does. She is one tough gal!

Thanks Dave, be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 4/12/2014


 

Eight cyclists do the 35-mile Jasper loop on Sunday 4/13

Good morning Dave,

We had 8 riders on the Flythe ride this morning. The new guy is Louie Cruz. He is military and just moved to the area. Art Cullen,Aleta Brydge, John Cho and Louie rode out from the shop. We met them at Riverbend since we started early to get in 50 miles this morning.

Marcy, Patrick, Doug and I used the ride this morning as part of our recovery ride from yesterday's Century which is posted on my Garmin site. Will send the link in another email. Carol Beliveau rode with us yesterday too.

Hope you are doing well and are able to enjoy this beautiful weather. Miss seeing you!  Be safe out there!    

Carole Stanton 4/13/2014

I'm not sure, but I think that left-to-right above are John Cho MD, Art Cullen, Aleta Brydge, Doug Bacskay, Carol Beliveau, Patrick Ray and the new guy Louie Cruz. Carol Stanton took the photo. Then later John Cho sent the paceline photo and the LARGE bloomers on the line that belonged to the wife of the Jolly Green Giant.  (DW)


   

Five fast riders do a Century via Emerald Isle on Sunday 4/13.

Hi Dave - here is a 111 mile ride we got in today. I broke my front wheel at 48 miles on a pothole - hitched a ride into Beaufort where Joe Avolis's son brought me a front wheel so I could finish the ride. Tom Hewitt, Greg Chuffo, Dustin Hanson and Joe Avolis all went over the 100 mile mark. Chad turned around early.

Thanks, Mike Dunlap 4/13/14


 
Aurora to Beaufort (via ferry) Shawna Dane Bland I wonder if they'd let you bring your bike inside?  Beaufort waterfront

Shawna Dane Bland does her 33rd Century trip down to Beaufort on 4/14    Hello Dave, I'm writing again to tell you I did another solo century today! I went from Beaufort County to the city of Beaufort ... Down to the water front! It was a really nice ride with serious headwind going and a nice tailwind coming back!

I hope all is well your way! I'm including the picture of my ride and two I took at stops...

Shawna Bland 4/14/2014


  Rain on/off all day Saturday & Sunday 4/19 - 4/20. No cycling. Boo!

But Carole Stanton, Marcy Mills, Doug Bacskay, Carol Beliveau and Scott from Goldsboro did a Jasper loop plus an Oriental loop for a 106 mile Century trip on Friday 4/18 in anticipation of the wet weekend!

Dave Wallace 4/20/2014


Shawna Bland does unusual tough North/South 5-county Century trip for 200K (127 miles).

Hello Dave,

I want to report my ride today! I did 127.3 miles... I must say it was one of my hardest rides ever... The first 55 miles in that headwind (it was brutal) this morning about killed me... I left my house, caught the Aurora ferry and then headed up to Plymouth... Hwy 99 was rough in parts but once I got out of Beaufort county the roads improved... It ended up a five county ride (Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, back to Beaufort then to Craven; Pamlico to finish)... Beaufort county pavement was so bad... I hope you warn everyone (hey 264 coming into Washington is dangerous for cyclist) As you can see from the map I am sending; I left Plymouth and followed hwy 32 down to hwy 264 then to hwy 17... I think the pink area on this map might be the fact that it was 60mph speed limit on hwy 17... I'm not sure but I might not have been allowed to ride that part! I then turned on to hwy 55 and met my family in Pamlico county! It was a very tough long day but I finished; to be honest there was times I was not sure I would get the 200k I was going for... Thank you Dave for everything! I hope you and your family are all doing well!

Shawna Dane Bland  4/21/2014


  Mac Flythe and Joanne Somerday extend TOUR DE PICKLE in Mount Olive to a Century trip!

Mac Flythe 4/26/2014


Day 1 (4/23) VA border to Bath NC - 200.98 miles Day 2 (4/24) Bath NC to New Bern - 120.71 miles Day 3 4/25) New Bern to Wilmington - 156.33 miles Day 4 (4/26) Wilmington to SC border - 102.99 miles Dave rode into Union Point from Reelsboro with Joe on Day 2

Another fantastic 581-mile ride in 4 days by Joe Avolis from the Virginia border to the South Carolina border taking the long scenic route. Trip was a fundraiser for the Red Cross Eastern NC Region's Hero Ride for the Red. Click Here

Good afternoon Dave,

I had the distinct privilege last week of representing the American Red Cross in their border ride fundraiser for the Disaster Services Division. We left New Bern by car at 3:30 AM on Wednesday and drove up to the Virginia border for the start. We finished up the first day with 201 miles into Bath, and drove back to New Bern for the night.

Started back up in Bath the next morning and rode 120 miles back to New Bern via Beaufort and Pamlico Counties. I ran into the always pleasant Shawna Dane on the road in Aurora while she was on her jaunt to Greenville. Had the pleasure of riding 22 miles with Chuck Forest until our routes diverged. And I thank you Dave for riding into New Bern with me from Reelsboro.

On the third day, we made it into Wilmington for 156 miles by way of the beaches. The final day was 103 miles through the beautiful coastal areas of Brunswick County and ending in Calabash at the SC border.

Enjoyed great support from my Red Cross crew of Lani Morbley and Ralph Aviles! Also received strong support from the entire New Bern American Red Cross office as well as the Washington and Wilmington offices.

Being around these American Red Cross volunteers made me realize how hard these folks work and how dedicated that they are! Ten percent of Red Cross folks are paid while the rest are volunteers. The Wilmington Regional Public Affairs Representative was scheduled to ride the last day with me, but she had to cancel in order to respond to Friday's tornadoes in Beaufort County.

80% of what the American Red Cross Disaster Services division does is respond to house fires. It takes $1,000 on average for these cases. Through the generous contribution of many supporters, we had a successful campaign.

Joe Avolis 4/27/2014


Eight cyclists complete Century trips to start off May 2014.

First it was Bill Sadler who sent his GPS report showing a solo Century on Friday May 2 in Craven and Jones County and then Shawna Bland sent her GPS report covering a Century out of Aurora into Beaufort and Pamlico Counties. Dan McRoy reported he did the Saturday Pollocksville loop alone and kept riding until he reached 100 miles. Finally we heard from Carole Stanton on Sunday that she and Doug Bacskay did a Century out of Goldsboro up to Middlesex and back and Chuck Forrest, Ben Bunn and Joe Avolis also reported a Century on Sunday. 

Dave Wallace 5/4/2014


  Weekend group riders from Flythe's bike shop report in:

Dave we rode Thursday Saturday and Sunday and each day we had good groups. Pretty good average was set around 19.3 each day. It's great seeing everyone out again. This has just been a miserable season for riding up until lately.  I just need to get back in the groove of sending you updates.  Sorry about that!! Lol

Mac Flythe 5/4/201

Hey Dave, 

5 riders pushed out from Flythe's for a modified Jasper run today to include Chuck, Aleta, Patrick, Mac Flythe and I completing a 39 mile ride. We average anywhere between 19.5 and 20 with the wind giving us a little help.

Louis Cruz 5/4/2014


     Flythe sets up Bike Clinic in River Bend on Saturday May 10

I cycled past the Bike Clinic on Saturday about 11:10 AM, took a photo and counted 15 people, several of whom w/ere trying out new bikes in the parking lot. Below are a couple comments that appeared on the River Bend email list later:

Dave Wallace 5/10/2014   PS: Carole Stanton, Carol Beliveau & Shawna Dane completed a Century trip Saturday, which are posted above.

Great presentation today in River bend put on by Flythe's bike Shop. They explained basic maintenance and bike safety. They really took the time to explain, show things, and answer any questions. I hope they will do the presentation again.

Jim Davidson

Ernie and I second that. We would also like to thank Ellen Serra of Parks and Recreation who put the bicycle clinic together. Very informative and now I know how to change my own bike tire.

Peggi Robinson


  Mac Flythe reports on weekend rides from his bike shop on May 10 & 11.  

Dave only four people showed up for the Jasper ride Sunday after such a good turnout of 12 on Saturday. Most likely because of Mother's Day. John Klecker, Jonathan Erwin, Louis Cruz and I averaged 19.9 mph. Fantastic weather. It's a shame we did not have more this morning !

Mac Flythe 5/11/2014


No reports received on weekend group rides for May 17-18 but we had some Century trips.

I first heard from Shawna Dane Bland in Aurora on Thursday after she wandered all over Beaufort County for 100 miles starting at 4 AM in the moonlight. It was her 41st Century trip. Shawna said she saw 15 deer, one skunk, 10+ turtles and one snake.  Then I heard from Carole Stanton on Saturday after she cycled 19 miles before meeting Art Cullen's 8 AM 65-mile group ride and added 20 more miles at the end to round out her 118th Century. Carole's GPS report showed 19.6 mph as her average moving speed.  Dan McRoy reported a solo Century Saturday making it his 12th on his new Bent. 

Dave Wallace 5/18/2014


   

F0ur NBCC cyclists ride Assault on Mount Mitchell on May 19th: Joe Avolis, John Williams MD, Doug Bacskay and Patrick Ray

Patrick Ray unfortunately did not make it to the finish because of a mechanical problem with his bike, but since his GPS showed 97.44 miles I posted a Century trip for him. 

This was a tough 102 mile trip that only the hearty (or crazy) cyclists attempt. And there were lots of them - 802 registered from all over America. It started in Spartanburg NC at 6:30 AM and was fairly gentle for 80 miles past Marion where the trek up the big mountain began. If you take a look at Joe Avolis's Garmin GPS report at http://connect.garmin.com/activity/503206661#.U3rFQ5fJ5O8.email, you'll see his moving average was good at 18.2 for 50 miles, dropped to 16.1 for the next 24 miles and finally down to 9.2 mph for the last 28 miles. Doug Bacskay said the trip was the hardest thing he had ever done. This was Joe's 190th Century trip, John's 15th, Doug's 27th, Patrick's 16th and Ron's 3rd (if he finished). Nobody cycled down the mountain. All bikes were trucked back down from the top of Mount Mitchell to either Marion or Spartanburg and all cyclists rode buses back. Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain in eastern United States. 

The webpage for the Assault on Mount Mitchell is at http://freewheelers.info/assaults/

Be sure to see the awesome report on the Mount Mitchell climb by Doug Bacskay at http://douglasmb.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/why-is-there-a-man-in-my-room-mt-mitchell-2014-and-the-hardest-ride-of-my-life/  Hey Bacskay really has talent!

Dave Wallace 5/21/2014


   Dan McRoy cycles a Century by adding miles before and after Flythe's Thursday 35-mile Jasper ride

Dave, I left home at 5:30 am Thursday, rode to Riverdale, through Carolina Colours and Taberna, then to Merchants store and on to Pollocksville. I met Mac at Flythes and rode the Jasper loop.(71 total). I then left Flythes, rode back home (87miles), had lunch and a short rest and then rode another 13 miles to complete a Century.

Dan McRoy 5/22/2014


   Ten cyclists ride the 30-mile Pollocksville loop Saturday.

Dave, there were ten cyclists today on the Pollocksville ride: Mac Flythe Jr. , Steve Bengel, Aleta Brydge, Marcy Mills, Beverly Rust, Patrick Ray, Doug Bacskay, Kim from Raleigh visiting, Louis Cruz and I. Average mph 18 plus. Some climbing on the Neuse bridge was added to the route.

John Imbriaco 5/24/2014


    Carole Stanton & Chris Kelso cycle a Century on Saturday

Hey Dave,

Marcy Mills, Patrick Ray, Chris Kelso and I did the Simmons loop prior to Art Cullen's ride. Chris and I finished out the Century by joining Arts ride. Marcy and Patrick waited and joined the Flythe ride and got in 60 miles.

On Art's ride was Art, Chris Kelso, Brian Hulka, and me. We ran into Dr. Mark Moeller in Trenton and he rode back with us. Had some pretty gusty winds out there. Other than the wind it was a beautiful day.

Hope you are doing well. Thanks for keeping us all connecting.. Take care, be safe out there!

Carole Stanton 5/24/2014   

(See Carole's interesting GPS report and click on 'Player' for a neat animation of the trip.  - DW)


    Chuck Forrest does a Century Saturday sandwiched in with Atomic Cycles fast STP* ride.

The Atomic Cycles STP ride included Joe Avolis, Josh Brown, Dustin Hanson, Tom Hewitt, Chad McCoy, Shane Naber, Chris Smith & Chuck Forrest, according to Atomic Facebook. 

* By the way, Atomic Cycles calls their Saturday ride the STP ride. STP commonly refers to the annual classic Seattle to Portland 200 mile ride but Atomic calls it their Shop to Pollocksville ride. 

Dave Wallace 5/24/2014

PS: Late report: Joe Avolis also completed his 191st Century by continuing on adding a loop to Oriental and back. 


  Five riders extend the Jasper ride to 40 miles on Sunday 5/25.

Dave,

There were 5 riders for the Sunday morning ride from Flythes: Art Cullen, John Cho, Jim Hinckley, Steve (didn't catch his last name) and me (Chuck Kimball). Modified the usual Jasper route a little for about 40 miles at a 19+ mph average.

Thanks,  Chuck Kimball 5/25/2014

It was probably Steve Bengel who cycled the  Pollocksville loop Saturday, or Steve Mercer of Flythe's bike shop - dw


     MEMORIAL DAY ride for 7 cyclists

Good morning, 

There was a group of us that took off this morning for a fantastic ride. From left to right above: Patrick Ray, me,  Beverly Rust, Marcy Mills, Doug Bacskay and Patti Lamana. Not pictured was a friend Kim visiting from Raleigh that rode also.

Have a great Memorial Day Dave!  Carole Stanton 5/26/2014

(This was a fast ride for 50.6 miles with a moving average of 19.36 mph according to Stanton's GPS stats.  dw)

  PS: Joe Avolis completed his 192nd Century on Memorial Day by cycling from Bridgeton/Core Point/Chocowinity & return


   Ten riders on the Pollocksville loop Saturday 5/31    

Dave, 10 cyclists on the 30-mile Pollocksville ride today with the added Neuse bridge loop: Mac Flythe, Jr. Bill Sadler, Ron Light, Tommy Arthur, Jonathan Irvin, Bob Busher ( new to me), Kim Willis, Aleta Brydge, Nancy Alexander and I. Average mph 18 plus.

John Imbriaco 5/31/2014

Art Cullen reported on his GoogleGroup site that 10 riders did the 65-mile Saturday ride (dw)


Century #1 morning- 5:22:24, average 18.6 mph

Century #2 afternoon -5:42:50, average 17.6 mph  

   ...        Carole Stanton, Doug Bacskay & Scott Summer cycle a DOUBLE CENTURY in Goldsboro Saturday 5/31. Marc Potter does a Century.  

 Dave,  I just got home. Very long day. We left at 4:40 am this morning. Doug Bacskay went with me to Goldsboro. Scott Summer, Doug and Marcus Potter from Kinston did the first 100. The second loop was just Scott, Doug and me, it was a great ride. By the way, this is my 3rd double Century. I did one in Kinston in 2012 and another one in Goldsboro in 2013 with Shawna Bland.  Gonna hit the shower, I am pretty tired.

Carole Stanton 5/31/2014

Be sure to see the awesome report and photos on Doug Bacskay's Double Century blog at http://douglasmb.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/my-first-double-century-and-tons-of-pictures-telling-the-story/

Scott Summer is not a NBCC member. He is a member of the Seymour Cycling Club in Goldsboro (dw) 


         Joe Avolis does a  DOUBLE-DOUBLE Century on May 31/June1

What's a Double-Double? It's 200 miles from Trent Woods to Nags Head and 200 miles back the next day. Here's what Joe says:

Good morning Dave,

Rode a Double Double Century this weekend on my usual Trent Woods/Nags Head route. The last 120 miles on Saturday were a grind, and I finally realized that it was just going to take a while. On Sunday with the same weather and a reversed course, things were much better - still pushed it along, though.

Joe Avolis 6/2/2014


    

Joe Avolis & Mike Dunlap ride a Double Century (200 miles) from Burlington to Wilmington on June 7

Hey Dave,

Mike Dunlap and I had a good time today riding the Burlington Velo Club's Double Down 2 the Beach. There were 65 riders. The trip went to Wilmington and was 203 miles. Mike and I had a two man pelethon for the last 53 miles out in front of the other riders. We finished about 20 minutes ahead of the the 3rd place rider. Kind of warm, and we definitely complied with Rule #5!

Joe Avolis 6/7/2014

Hi Dave,

Interesting to note my average moving speed compared to Joe's (20.5 vs 18). I rode with a group of 10 riders whose rest stops were a lot longer than Joe's and then when Joe and I hooked up at mile 150 we rode in together. He hardly ever stops!!!! 

Best, Mike Dunlap 6/7/2014

Joe's wife Karen drove them to Burlington. Mike's wife Karen picked them up in Wilmington (but forgot bike carrier). By the way Rule #5 in polite words means 'tough ride.' Note Joe's average moving speed for 200 miles was 18 mph and they arrived together while Mike's average was 20.5. How could that be? Mike explains how it happened. Awesome speed for 200 miles. No wonder they arrived in Wilmington first! They were like a TDF breakaway pair in the last 50 miles. This was Joe's 198th Century and Mike's 164th. Both will be doing another Double Century in the mountains next Saturday from Todd NC, near Boone, called the BLACK & BLUE DOUBLE CENTURY . More punishment! dw


  Cyclists ride almost 50 miles BFORE the 50-mile Tour de Bear MS Training Ride

Carole Stanton, Chris Kelso, Scott Summers & David Carter took off from Trent Woods about 6 AM and did a fast SW loop to Pollocksville before arriving at the 8:30 AM start of the Tour De Bear MS training ride in New Bern. Cyclists at home were able to watched this  live on Carole's Garmin "Watch me Ride" website I sent out. The first 25 miles of Tour de Bear went South towards Havelock and returned. The second 25 miles was a loop NW of New Bern. Century trips were posted for Stanton and Kelso but Summers of Goldsboro and Carter of Kinston are not NBCC members If someone will tell them to contact me I'll add them. Stanton's GPS recorded 19.9 mph moving average for the entire 100 miles. Geez, folks are sure getting  fast nowadays!

Dan McRoy also completed a Century by continuing to ride after doing the 50-mile Tour de Bear. 

A total of 28 registered riders for the Tour de Bear are shown at http://www.sportoften.com/events/participantList.cfm?pEventId=11022 but apparently doesn't include those registered on the start day. 

Dave Wallace 6/7/2014

PS: It was reported that 65 riders showed up for the Tour de Bear


  Looks like 7 cyclists on the 35-mile Jasper run Sunday.

Had a great Sunday morning ride with a bunch of great guys.

Mac Flythe 6/8/2014

I can only identify Mac Flythe who took the b/w photo, Dr John Cho in the Velo Trike and Bill Sadler trailing on his Bent, dw


  Eleven riders on Flythe's 30-mile Saturday Pollocksville ride.

Dave we had 11 riders this morning for the Pollocksville loop. Had a great ride and you cannot ask for better weather.

Mac Flythe 6/14/2014

I heard there were 5 riders today on Art Cullen's 60-mile fast ride. Carole Stanton completed a Century trip by adding miles before and after Cullen's ride  (dw)


       

Mike Dunlap and Joe Avolis complete Black & Blue Double Century near Boone NC and into Virginia on Saturday June 14. 

Good morning Dave,

Mike Dunlap and I enjoyed riding the challenging Black and Blue Double Century out of Todd, NC on Saturday. The route was the same as in years past traveling through the beautiful pastoral countryside of northwestern North Carolina and Southwestern Virginia. We finished the first 100 miles in 6:15 and finished the course in 13:32 (total times). Our climbing was 14,000 feet. The course pretty much whipped us, particularly the White Top Mountain climb in Virginia with its extended 9-11% grades at the 140 mile mark. The event had about 65 riders this year including solo and relay riders.

Joe Avolis 6/14/2014

Here you go Dave. My ride data - which should be pretty much identical to Joe A. as we rode together. Tough but beautiful route. Joe and I ended up tied for 7th out of the 20 solo riders who finished (4 dropped). This ride is not for the faint of heart!!

Mike Dunlap 6/14/2014


  Six cyclists do the Flythe Jasper loop Sunday on Father's Day

Dave,

There were 5 riders (Jonathan Irvin, John Klecker, Art Cullen, Steve Bengal and me) that left Flythe's Bike Shop this morning for the ride out to Jasper and back. We picked up Philippe Lafargue at River Bend who rode out to Jasper and back to River Bend with us as well.

Bill Sadler 6/15/2014


  Carole Stanton completes Cross Creek Cycling Club's (C4) Double Century on Saturday 6/21

Good morning Dave,

Thank you for the congrats. It was a great ride with some really nice people and strong riders.

The ride was hosted by the C4 Cycling Club out of Fayetteville. They usually participate in the Seyboro (Goldsboro) Cycling Club's Annual Double Century but wanted to host it this year. The C4's are a very large and organized club with a lots of active members. There were quite a few members that were on the ride that were training for upcoming Iron Man events, now THEY are some unbelievable athletes. Two of these guys finished out the double, the others just did between 100 and 120 miles then put their running shoes on and ran how ever many miles were on their training agendas.

We had 36 cyclists that rode 120 miles and 10 cyclists that completed the 200 miles. Several people from their club and the Seyboro's club came and cycled various loops with the group. We had a couple people who had completed 165 miles drop out on the last loop when the skies got dark and thunder and lightening was all around us. The skies did in fact open up on us for about 30 miles so they decided to do closer loops to finish out the double. I think it was more difficult driving home last night in the rain than cycling in it, even though it was coming down pretty hard at times most of the last loop. Surprisingly there were no issues with any of the riders or their bikes, was quite amazing all those riders and no flats or any kind of mechanicals. One rider did loose his power-tap computer but another rider drove back to the area while we were finishing the last loop and was able to find it for him, he was quite excited about that. Only complaints you would hear was the heat, but everyone managed to stay well hydrated. I changed out cycling kits a couple of times which helped a lot but my tush is a little on the sensitive side this morning, but that usually goes away pretty quick.

The Goldsboro Seyboro's are still hosting their double century in a couple of weeks so if anyone is interested in completing a double they welcome the riders. Pace is 18-19. I will be doing this one too. It is the typical 65-55-45-35 mile loops. Will probably be another hot one just hoping it's a dry one. Last year it rained hard over 75% of the ride. Shawna, Doug and Patrick did this one with me last year and I am sure they remember the rain that day!

After I clean up my bike I hope to get out for a nice recovery ride, and maybe check out Marcy's new bike!

Thanks for keeping us all connected and motivated Dave.

Take care and be safe out there! Carole Stanton 6/21/14


  Eight riders Saturday on Pollocksville loop.  Five riders Sunday on Jasper loop

Had a great ride Saturday morning with eight riders, I think.  Average speed was 20.4. Above is a picture of the riders. 

On the Sunday ride we had five riders with average speed 19.5. Had a great ride both days with some new riders.

Mac Flythe 6/22/2014

That's Patrick Ray, Ron Light and Jonathan Irwin on the left. I don't know who the three are on the right or who the missing 8th rider is.  dw


  No report on weekend group rides, except email from Art Cullen who said he, Chad McCoy, Mike Dunlap and someone named Johnny did a 61-mile loop which ended in heavy rain Saturday 6/28


    Joe Avolis scales Mount Mitchell again (he did it last month) for a Century+ on June 29.

Hey Dave,

Left Asheville Sunday and climbed to Mt. Mitchell via the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway was foggy/cloudy at the mid elevations. On top of Mt. Mitchell, I was above most of the clouds and the weather was nice. Was at 48 miles and 7,500' of climbing at Mitchell. The fellow who took my picture was on the mountain to spread his brother' s ashes. Said his brother always cycled the Assault.

Got to ride down the mountain. A lot of clouds/fog on the Parkway. Rode the Devil's Whip (Hwy 80) down into Marion ( reverse Mitchell route). A long ride downhill, remembered that it was miserable and long uphill.

It was raining in Marion, took shelter and ate ice cream. Continued southeast to Lincolnton over a lot of mountainous terrain. Ended up with 131 miles and 11,500 feet of climbing.

Joe Avolis 6/29/2014


    Carole Stanton and her Goldsboro friend Scott Summer complete Century on July 5. This was Carole's 127th Century. Scott is not a NBCC member.

Hi Dave,

Hope you are doing well. WHAT a beautiful day today, a tad bit windy but the temps were awesome, I am just loving the low humidity! I did go down to the bike shop at 8 to meet up with Art Cullen's ride, my friend from Goldsboro came over, another friend from Kinston and Patti Lamana were with me. We were the only ones that showed, but I knew where to go, so we took off. Patti and David Carter (Kinston) rode about 70 miles, while Scott and I veered off on Old Airport to finish out the century.

Were you able to get a ride in today? Enjoy the TDF! Thanks for all you do for us Dave.

Take Care and be safe out there!  Carole Stanton 7/5/2014

If someone will have Carter and Summers contact me I'll be glad to add them to the NBCC list and add their Century trips (dw)


  Seven cyclists do Pollocksville loop Saturday July 5, and 4 cyclists do Jasper loop on Sunday July 6. 

Dave, we had seven riders this morning to leave Flythe's Bike Shop for the 30 mile Pollocksville loop. I did not know the names of several of the riders. It was a fast pace ride with an average speed of nearly 20 mph. All in all, with wind and all it was a good ride for this old man. Thanks for the pull guys.

Bill Sadler 7/5/2014

Dave, we had four riders today to ride the Jasper Loop from Flythe's Bike Shop. For the second day in a row the pace was a little fast for this old man at around 20.4 mph. Thanks Jim, Chuck and Steve for the great pulls.

Bill Sadler 7/6/2014

Add Sadler's 59th Century trip through Craven, Jones and Onslow Counties on  Monday7/7/2014  - dw


  Busy Saturday July 12 for Century Trips: At the top of the list was Carol Stanton who went to Goldsboro to complete a DOUBLE CENTURY with the Seyboro Cycling Club, making it her 129th Century trip. Also completing a Century on Saturday was Mike Dunlap (167th), Chuck Forrest (37th), Carol Beliveau (8th) and Dan McRoy (18th). 

Dave Wallace 7/12/2014


  Seven Riders on Sunday 35-mile Jasper Loop.

Good afternoon Dave!

Please find a picture of the cyclists from this morning's Jasper ride: From left to right: Chuck Kimball, Doug Bacskay, Patti Lamanna, Mac Flythe (aka Dan-inside joke), Jonathon Irvin, Bill Sadler, Marcy Mills. It was a very nice ride and our average speed was 20.3 or better.

Hope to see you on the road soon!

Marcy Mills 7/13/2014

Shawna Bland of Aurora completed 102 miles on 7-14-14   dw


Carole Stanton and Bill Sadler rack up another Century (separately) on Saturday July 20. Carole (131), Bill (60). 

Dave Wallace 7/20/2014


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


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