As sunrise inches its way earlier and earlier, the CRCA Race Series in Central Park follows in the same direction as start times are approaching 6AM and only getting earlier as the season progresses. With alarm clocks set as early as 4AM, we arrived in the Park in darkness, leaving a few hours later under a warm spring sun with two top tens in the books and some additional ground to cover before the traditional post race coffee stop. That said with ideal weather conditions, eighty plus miles in our legs and a pre-noon nap in the cards... it all adds up to a perfect Saturday morning on the bike.
Matthew Vandivort is a New York City based cyclist and sometimes photographer who was also a founding member of To Be Determined. You can follow him online at @photorhetoric or http://photo-rhetoric.com/