The New Year's Day ride started first happened in 2005, when John Satterlee suggested doing a New Year's Day century by tying a portion of the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen (NBW)'s annual TFCE to the annual New Year's Day ride which happens in Tiverton. The ride report I wrote at that time is here. I didn't take any pictures on the ride, though.
For New Year's 2006, we planned to do it again, but the weather forecast wasn't good, so we canceled it.
In December of 2006, we started putting together the plans for 2007's NYD ride. The forecast for New Year's Day was lousy (rain, heavy at times, temps in the 40's to around 50), but New Year's Eve was looking good, so we moved it up a day. That report is here.