Race Clinic – Saturday, July 6, 2013

June 13, 2013  |  General, Race Schedule, Training  |  No Comments

CBRC is pleased to announce a race clinic Saturday, July 6, from 9 am to 3 pm. This clinic is designed to help beginning riders be more competitive, give them a basic understanding of USAC rules of racing, to be more comfortable in a peloton in a racing environment, and ultimately be safer rider. Flyer link below.

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2013 Pinnacle Hill Time Trial

April 26, 2013  |  General, Membership, News, Race Schedule, Training  |  No Comments



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Q's Frozen Fritter '09

February 24, 2009  |  News, Training  |  No Comments
img_1611-11Mr. Quackenbush (Q) led another edition of the Frozen Fritter this pastSunday. Q does this crazy ride every Spring, leading folks up the Helderberg Escarpment in order to meander about in the woods of Thatcher Park and other wilderness areas before heading back to Chez Q for MSG laden, animal fat injected, micro waved fritters that are the tastiest things you’ve ever eaten. I’ve done the ride several times. i missed last years epic (thank god) that trekked about in the freezing rain for several hours.
This year’s journey was no less epic. Perhaps a bit more measured. Chuck took stock of the fools the … er … folks that showed up and scanned the heavens for the latest weather measurements, and then offered some options for the trip. We all opted for plan B because it sounded reasonable and included the trails up in the woods which makes the Frozen Fritter the Frozen Fritter. Four of us left Chez Q under overcast skies, a threat of snow, and headed up the road. The first warm-up was Old New Salem Rd … the one that short cuts the climb up Rte 85, and hence it is a bit shorter and a wee bit steeper, but its well suited for this group as we all have cyclocross bikes. The muddy surface offered great traction and there was no ice at all. Half way up i’ve already fallen off the back a bit, Q notices, and ever so subtly backs off the pace so that we come together at the top. We continued up the Escarpment, and up Beaver Dam Road.
Now its snowing pretty good but the uphill effort kept me nice and warm. Pedaling up Beaver Dam in the Summer is hard enough, but i am pedaling up in February with a lot less miles than most. The snow is falling around me and moving up the hill at exactly the same pace as me. It was like i was floating in a snow storm. It was cool. Perhaps i was hallucinating.
Soon we got to the to the reason why we came out that morning… the trails into the woods. We turned north into the snow covered trail which was well packed down by hikers, skiers, and snowmobilers. This was a blast. The trail starts out relatively flat and then descends down into the Park. We passed a couple of friendly XC skiers who didn’t seem to mind that we were carving some tire ruts into the trail. On the descents, it was best to lean back and let the front wheel find its own way. It wasn’t necessary to try to pick a perfect line. Simply pedal and hold on tight. We dumped out of the woods into one of the parking lots in the Park. We then descended down Rte 157. The descent brought a mixture of snow and rain and the roads were a mess, but we all felt good so we took some detours to add some interest and mileage to the ride. It was one of those days where you look forward to the up hills so that you can maintain some warmth, and dread the down hills because it sucks all the BTUs out of your shorts. So we added a hill or two. We made it back to chez Q before dark, before any frostbite had a chance to take hold, and we devoured the fritters Mrs. Q had waiting. Oh, and the Mrs. had a blazing fire in the fireplace. Nice.
-Dave Beals
Here’s the route according to DG’s Garmin.

Winter Training

February 1, 2009  |  Training  |  No Comments

Spinning classes have begun!
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm. Location is at Johnstone Supply on Railroad Ave in Colonie.
All attending should bring a towel/mat to place under their bikes. Changing areas are available as well as water and restrooms.

The last week for spinning is the last week in Feburary!