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To Be Determined Journal

To Be Determined is a journal of cycling, adventure and photography, curated by a NYC-based cycling team known as TBD Racing or Team TBD. From criteriums to cyclocross to bikepacking and gravel it is all part of the TBD Journal.

Sunday Morning Schedule

New York City bike racing is a unique beast - defined in part by pre-6AM race starts. However when you have a role in race organization these early mornings become even earlier mornings. As CRCA's Director of Open Racing, Team Sixcycle-RK&O's Matthew Vandivort had just such a role at this weekend's Lou Maltese Memorial, where he also got in the winning break, taking home a third place finish behind the hard work of the entire Team Sixcycle-RK&O squad. Presented without comment, his Sunday morning schedule:

  • 3:15AM - alarm
  • 3:30AM - Grimpeur Bros coffee, oatmeal
  • 4:00AM - leave for Central Park
  • 4:15AM - meet race staff and begin setting up registration
  • 4:45AM - registration opens
  • 5:00AM - meet with race officials
  • 5:35AM - close registration
  • 5:40AM - rush to start line
  • 5:45AM - start racing
  • 5:52AM - bridge off the front to a break up the road, begin suffering
  • 7:33AM - finish suffering as break finishes race off the front, take third place
  • 7:45AM - last field finishes, begin posting results
  • 8:05AM - begin podium presentations
  • 8:35AM - podium presentations done
  • 8:45AM - trade race stories with teammates and fellow riders
  • 9:00AM - finish breaking down the finish line area
  • 9:25AM - begin waiting for USADA testing to finish
  • 10:40AM - testing finished, leave Central Park
  • 10:55AM - arrive home, send out race communications, eat and nap

Lou Maltese Memorial Photos By Tone B

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Lou Maltese Memorial Photos by Yehudah Perlowitz

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