We’ve scheduled the annual CBRC Dinner/Business meeting for December 10, 2010 at Bucca di Beppo. Starting at 6pm.
We’ll cover important issues- elections for the board, race promotion plans for 2011, overview of 2010, and awards for members.
Between now and then Eric will be accepting nominations for the four board positions – President, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer. To nominate someone please email the list serve with your nominations. Nominations must be seconded. Of course, there’s always an opportunity to nominate/second at the meeting as well.
On that note, we’d like to also let the club know that Eric won’t be running for president again. He has greatly enjoyed the opportunity to steer CBRC over the last 4 years, but with his developing law practice he clearly no longer has the necessary time to devote to CBRC. Please join us in expressing our gratitude for his tireless service to the club all these years.
Danny will also not be seeking a third term as Secretary. For more detailed information on the duties of the four elected officer positions in the club, see our by-laws.
If you are interested in running or have any additional questions about what the positions entail please contact Eric, Danny, Liz or Harry.
LATE BREAKING NEWS:
Due to overwhelming demand for Cat 5 race spots, the Capital Region Road Race is now offering a Category 4/5 field to compliment the sold out Cat 5 field. If you are a Cat 5 racer and have been closed out of the Cat 5, you can now register for the 4/5 field at http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=10509.
We still need a few more corner marshals to pull this off properly. PLEASE contact Paul McDonnell to volunteer. All club members are expected to volunteer at at least one CBRC event each year. If you haven’t stepped up yet, here’s your opportunity.
This year we are a part of the Masters Cycling Racing Association (MCRA) series.
A rolling 20-mile loop, with several steep climbs (plus a 3-mile neutral start), the NYCRRR is a perennial favorite. Elevation gain is 1,300 feet per loop, maximum grade 16% (53×25 gearing recommended). The course is located 10 miles South of Albany, in Ravena, NY. Registration located at the Ravena/Coeymans/Selkirk High School on NYS Route 9W (1-mile north of Ravena).
To Enter: Pre-registration on www.BikeReg.com or Day-of Registration $40 (Except Juniors).
Staging: All races have a 3 mile neutral start from the High School parking lot (included in race length).
Rules: All USA Cycling Road Racing Rules apply (no aero-bars or sleeveless jerseys; helmets required).
Questions: e-mail Paul McDonnell.
Emma White from Delanson, NY riding for Capital Bicycle Racing Club (CBRC) finished an admirable 7th place in the USA Cycling Junior National Championships in the Women Junior 13 – 14 Road race event in Bend Oregon a few weeks ago. One day later Emma found herself on the podium finishing a close 2nd at the Criterium National event. Not one to rest, Emma followed that result with a 3rd place in the Women’s 13 -14 Time Trial event. Congratulations Emma White!
Curtis White, also from Delanson, NY and Emma’s older brother, put in an outstanding effort in the Junior Men 15 – 6 Time Trial, racing to 17th place. Curtis, racing for Corner Cycles is in fine form at the National level. In the 15-16 year old Criterium, Curtis was in a perfect position in 6th wheel with 400 M to go when he had to make a split second decision and a last minute correction that cost him several positions. Similarly, Curtis was at the front in the road race in a break away of five when the dreaded cramps in the closing moments of the race cost him a podium spot. Curtis was right there at the front in both races, in good form, racing well. Late-breaking news: Curtis went down hard at Fitchburg and is now nursing a broken wrist. All our best for a speedy recovery, CW!
Congratulations to both Emma and Curtis for the excellent results, great racing, and for representing our area, CBRC, and their sponsors with veracity and modesty.
The Tour de France Pool
Well, it’s finally here, OUR time of year, the time of year, where for three delicious weeks, a group of normally(well, there really is nothing very normal about us) active people suddenly become couch potatoes, at least after our daily ride , to watch the greatest show on earth, the Tour de France. Well, they do it for the NCAA B’Ball Tourney and the World Series, so a group of us at last weeks Solstice Ride Post Party (under the influence of some local IPA) thought it might be fun to have a le Tour Pool. Guess the podium and you get some swag. Now don’t get excited, it’s not much, and the bragging rights will be worth more, but it should be worth your while and a lot of fun. So here is how it all goes down. You will send me an email with your top three podium picks in their order of finish. I will keep your picks secret until the deadline for sending in your picks closes ( 6pm Friday). After that time, I will publish everybody’s picks. A tiebreaker will be decided based on whoever picks the closest time between the Yellow Jersey and 2nd place. I think that is pretty simple. So, what do you get if you win? Well I consulted with Eric and Danny and they agreed that the winner receive one of those new CBRC caps that actually fit your head a pair of the new CBRC socks and a 2010 T-shirt. 2nd place wins a cap and T-shirt, and 3rd place gets socks and T-shirt. (yeah, I know, generous aren’t they ☺). Anyway, no matter the prize, it should be fun.
So, after giving it your best thought and a glance or two at the Velonews TDF Special Edition, send me your name and the top three podium positions(in order) and the time difference between 1st and second to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, please keep a copy of your email for verification in case the cycling judge messes up the finish, sorta like having the camera at the finish line.
Remember, deadline is Friday, July 2, 6pm eastern time.
SITE: From Albany I-90, take Exit 8, continue to the third traffic light, turn right onto Best Road (County route 55), continue straight 8.1 miles to Millers Corners, turn right onto Nassau-Burden Lake Road (County route 15). Continue three miles, turn LEFT onto CEntral Nassau Road (County route 16), Left on Smith Road. Park on right side of Smith Road. Registration and rest rooms at Camp Schodack, Krouner Road. The Camp is open so there is NO PARKING THERE.
ELIGIBILITY: To compete in the trials for the Empire State Games in Buffalo, July 21-25, you must have a USA Cycling road/track/cyclocross competition license (you can purchase a one-day or annual license at race registration), and be a resident of the Adirondack Region as defined on the ESG web site.
OPEN MEN/WOMEN: open to any USAC athlete of any age. You must pre-enter on line at http://www.empirestategames.org/summer/tryouts/register.asp
Note that a fee of $10 is required this year for open tryouts. You must print the email registration confirmation and bring it to the trials. If you are unable to register on line you may register the morning of the race. At check-in all entrants will also have to complete and sign a USAC standard release and pay the $3 insurance surcharge. Field limit of 75 per USAC rules for any race open to cat 5 men. If a 35+ qualifies for the open team, he/she must choose, when results are official, whether to compete in the Open or Masters division at the finals. Top ten men and top three women qualify for finals.
MASTERS MEN/WOMEN: There is 35+, 45+, 55+ and 65+ (men only) competition at the finals (open to USAC annual licensees only). You do not have to qualify, but may compete in the regional open trials. Masters finals is by ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY BY JULY 5 at http://www.empirestategames.org/summer/masters/default.asp
COURSE: 9.5 mile rolling road race course on county routes 16, 18 (Hoags Corners Rd.) and 15. (COUNTERCLOCKWISE this year – all LEFT turns), including two 0.5 mile climbs – 39×21 low gear recommended. Men – 8 laps/75 miles. Women – 4 laps/38 miles. Rest rooms available at registration. Center line rule in effect at all times, including the finish. No cars may park on course – support personnel must park on Smith Road – feed from right side only on finish climb. No feeding on first or last lap. USAC rules apply – no tank tops or tri bars.
SCHEDULE: Registration opens 7:30am. Race start 9:00 am. Team named immediately when results are official.
ENTRIES: Online at http://www.empirestategames.org/summer/tryouts/register.asp or on site. $10 ESG fee + $3 USAC insurance. Under 18 must have ESG and USAC releases signed by parent/guardian.
INFORMATION: Contact Gary Toth, regional coach, at 518-766-5280 or email@example.com.
A collection of CBRC’s finest ventured to Syracuse this weekend for the long running Tour de Syracuse. The team had racers in nearly every field, and pulled out some great results along the way. Highlights included:
- Emma White and Phil Hershberger winning the criterums and green jerseys.
- Jim Leone riding to a strong eighth place finish in the very demanding road race.
- Joe Toth rocking in the time trial and battling back from a mechanical in the road race.
Along with these results, CBRC racers rode aggressively, making themselves a force to be reckoned with in each field. Seth deMarrais made a epic solo breakin the cat 5 Crit, only to suffer the heartbreak of being caught with less than one lap to go. Brad Stratton animated in the crit Cat 4 too and Kirby Hazlip rode well in his first stage race and first race since upgrading to cat 4. Vice Prez, Lizzie Lukowski represented in the women’s field, with a strong TT performance. Gene Primomo, Paul McDonnell and Danny Goodwin raced well in the 45+ and even I managed to represent us briefly in the 1/2/3 crit.
All in all, it was a fantastic race weekend for the team. Great job everyone.
Don’t forget: this weekend is the annual CBRC picnic! For those so inclined, feel free to join us for a little pre-picnic cyclocross practice. We’ll rally at the pavillion with bikes and shiny, tight clothing around 10 am.
Sunday, August 22, 2010 from noon to 5 pm at the Bethlehem Town Park at the Bethlehem Cup cyclocross Pavilion. Swimming at the town pool included. Picnic will be catered. Please bring family and friends and celebrate the end of the road racing season (and the start of cyclocross) with us!