Lauren has sent a link to a race I really want to do - just pondering public transportation options in case she does not want to do it quite as much as I do & I need to get there on my own without a car!
(Metro North to Poughkeepsie, taxi from there to New Paltz?)
(If you do not feel like clicking through the link, it is something very unusual and exactly what would suit me - it's the week before the Harriman Half, which is basically what I will do in late May for a fun and enjoyable day of triathlon before embarking on the true 13-week training plan for my September Ironman. It is a 112-mile bike race, in time-trial format i.e. with individual starts and no drafting - four loops, quite hilly, all right turns & paved roads! Does it not sound utterly blissful? It would be a huge confidence-builder for me to do a full iron-distance bike ride some months before my race, especially as most of my summer riding is going to be indoors, and even as far as outdoor riding goes there are no hills on Cayman!)