Emma White: CX National Champion!

December 11, 2010  |  General, News  |  No Comments

From CX Magazine (all photos Liz Lukowski):

BEND, ORE. – It was an early morning race for the Junior women 13-14. The first competitors to line up for the day had a muddy course but no rain on their heads and a crowd ready to cheer them on. From the gun, 14-year-old Emma White (Capitol Bicycle Racing Club/NYCROSS.com) charged ahead of the rest of the group and never looked back, holding her position from start to finish and adding her first Cyclocross National Championships jersey to the one she already has on the road.

“My best result was second place, last year,” Emma said. “Today was really muddy. I crashed once. I was pretty much alone most of the race so that was good.” Her thoughts on Madison in January? “I think it will be tougher, but I think it will be good to ride.”

Mina Anderberg (Flatiron Flyers Junior Cycling Project) battled hard for second. “Emma just took off and I couldn’t close the gap,” she said.

More images:  Podium Insight

Full Results, Junior Women 13-14:

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Emma White Delanson, NY 0:15:56 275988 65 NYCROSS.com/CBRC
2 135 Mina Anderberg Louisville, CO 16:42 269982 61 Flatiron Flyers Junior Cycling
3 120 Emma Swartz Madison, WI 16:59 286164 53 Planet Bike
4 105 Tiziana DeHorney Albuquerque, NM 17:03 269499 51 Active Knowledge
5 90 Ksenia Lepikhina Boulder, CO 17:43 296745 56
6 85 Eden Webb Louisville, KY 17:59 269657 52 Red Zone Cycling
7 80 Victoria Gates Fitchburg, MA 18:08 281925 63 Northeast Bicycle Club (Nebc)
8 75 Emily Falk Louisville, KY 18:58 296089 60 Red Zone Cycling
9 70 Katherine Santos Louisville, KY 19:27 302383 57 Red Zone Cycling
10 65 Rachel Dobrozsi Loveland, OH 19:44 267450 62 Queen City Wheels/Lionhearts
11 60 Avery Morin Roseville, CA 20:01 266914 64 Team Mad Cat
12 55 Mackenzie Green Mason, OH 20:18 300251 55 Queen City Wheels/Lionhearts
13 50 olivia barrell Sequim, WA 20:35 314756 58 Rad Racing Nw/Hagens Berman
14 45 Susannah Hart Washougal, WA 20:44 331694

Bethlehem Cup: Final Race in the NYCROSS.com Series!

November 12, 2010  |  General, News  |  1 Comment

Hurry!  Preregistration closes at 4:00 today.   We hope you’ll decide to save that $5 day-of fee and hit BikeReg!

The course has been substantially re-routed.  Lap times will be slightly shorter and much more action will unfold close to spectator spots.  It will feature the best parts of the 2006-2009 courses plus two new sections which will be a real pleasure to ride.  Our experienced course designers have been hard at work with swoopyness in mind.   We will have just enough slick spots to reward skillful bike handling but the Park is drier than it’s ever been for our race.  People are going to fly.

Of course, the Chili Cook Off, free beer from The Albany Pump Station, and elite series prizes and podium presentations for the entire NYCROSS Series will be this weekend as well.  You won’t want to miss it!

Elm Ave. Park is an easy 15 minutes from I-87 or I-90.  Plot your route online to 261 Elm Avenue, Delmar, NY.

Hope to see you there  –  Chuck Q

The White Cycling Dynasty Youngest Rock Star

November 12, 2010  |  General  |  No Comments

Check out CBRC junior honch Harrison White shredding at Duanesburg Superprestige!

2010 CBRC Dinner and Elections

November 10, 2010  |  General, News  |  No Comments

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.

Final Clothing Order for 2010

August 23, 2010  |  General, News  |  No Comments
OK–I’m prepared to do an unprecedented third and final clothing order for the year, based on numerous requests to do so.  To keep things as manageable as possible, I must insist that we do it via the Bikereg pre-payment only.  I won’t order any stock and I won’t take any cash, so get what you need now.  Deadline for this one is Monday, September 13.  After that date, the clothing order option will disappear from Bikereg.  That should give Verge just enough time to put you in your new duds by mid-October.

NY Capital Region Road Race 2010

August 9, 2010  |  General, News  |  No Comments


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).
All races have a 3 mile neutral start from the High School parking lot (included in race length).
All USA Cycling Road Racing Rules apply (no aero-bars or sleeveless jerseys; helmets required).
e-mail Paul McDonnell.

Download the flyer and directions.

Download the Racer’s Guide.

Download the Course Map.

Download the Elevation Profile for the course.

Rock on, Emma White!

July 10, 2010  |  General, News  |  No Comments

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.

Guess the Tour de France Podium

June 28, 2010  |  General  |  No Comments

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 : tmleonard@roadrunner.com

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.

Tim Leonard