Annual Whiteface Ride Photo Index
While the annual Whiteface ride has been going on for over 20 years, only a few of the many pictures taken have been collected and posted here. The digital camera age has definitely made taking photos easier, unfortunately you still need to take the time to actually do something with the Gigs of information you wind up storing on your hard-drive!
So what is the Whiteface ride?
Every year without fail (well... close enough) we meet at the Whiteface Veterans Memorial highway toll-booth and ride up to the top. Sounds easy enough right? Well, factor in that we do this on a weekend that falls between the end of October to the middle of November and that we're doing it on mountain bikes, now you've got yourself a challenge!
The climb is about 5.3 miles at an 8% Grade. Whiteface is New York's 5th highest peak with 360° panoramic views of the Adirondacks, Lake Champlain, Vermont and even Montreal on a clear day.
The ride begins at the toll-booth around 9:30AM and we officially start biking up at 10:00AM or so.
It's takes about 2 hours to go up, we grab a quick lunch of frozen nuts and jerky (better keep them warm next time), and then a quick 20 to 30 minute descent depending on the conditions. My personal best is still 42.5MPH on the way down but I'm determined to crack 43MPH the next time we have clear roads!
Check out Rob Freissner's webpage for some cool GPS maps of the ride: www.feissner.net/whiteface
Click below for the year-by-year Photo Galleries:
2004 2005 2006 2007