With the 'real feel' temperature reaching levels best described as brutal, we couldn't fathom a summer Sunday pounding the pavement on road bikes.
Instead we headed for the shade of the trails for a bit of #crossiscoming singletrack action.
There were a few spills along the way and the temps still wavered at uncomfortable levels, but with a mid-ride swim it was pretty much the perfect escape from NYC.
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/