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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 product reviews and travel diaries, it is all part of the TBD Journal.

CRCA Fort Lee Criterium Photoset

Fort Lee is one of the best courses that is within riding distance from any NYC borough.

I got a free entry to Fort Lee criterium two weeks ago by winning a prime at Rockleigh Crit. I already had a loaded training week planed for the same week, but free entry meant that I was definitely going to do the race even though my legs were shattered. 

My favorite section of the course. 

My favorite section of the course. 

Knowing I was tired,  I came to the race prepared. I had all my camera equipment just in case I got dropped. And what I imagined might happen, did happen. I wrapped my chain around my crank earlier in the race and I had to spend rest of the race riding solo trying to catch the front group until I got pulled.

Here Hadley Foss Perker captured me all alone chasing the front group.

Here Hadley Foss Perker captured me all alone chasing the front group.

I didn't have good memories of the Fort Lee Criterium from the last time I raced it. The only thing I remembered was how stressful the third turn was. However, even racing the first half of the race on Sunday was enough to change my mind. Fort Lee is a really fun and difficult race and I can't wait to race it next year. 

I hope you enjoy the photo set below. 

The peloton was stretched out throughout the race. 

The peloton was stretched out throughout the race.