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Submitted by PM on Sat, 09/11/2010 - 8:29am.
CNYC put in a strong showing in this year's Coon Hill Grind. A tough 2-mile uphill time trial held just outside of Skaneateles.
Richard Serton and Brett Sherwood were in the field, which numbered close to 175 riders, including some of central NY's strongest cyclists. The course features a short flat section followed by a 1.5 mile climb at or around 9% and finishes with a rolling half mile finish. Stiff winds factored into the results, buffeting racers during the final half mile. Despite the conditions, the Orange and Blue grabbed a few honors. Sherwood finished 4th overall in 7:48, good enough for 1st place in his age group. Serton clocked in at 8:03, despite being incorrectly routed toward the finish, a hiccup which likely cost him a second or two. His time earned him 2nd place in his age group.
Submitted by PM on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 1:58pm.
Ever been out on the road riding and been passed at 60 miles per hour by a car that you swear is 3 inches from your elbow? Well sure you have. Happily, David Paterson and other NYS Officials have signed into law a great new piece of legislation. OK....this is dream come true. Motorist passing cyclists have to give us 3 feet of passing room! Let's get back to reality here. This law is unrealistic for us to expect to be obeyed. What I do expect when I'm out on the road is for a motorist to give me ample space to pass safely and to hopefully let up on the accelerator just a bit. We all know it's a mixed bag. Some people are cool about giving riders plenty of room. Others certainly make a bit of space....maybe not as much as you would like...but you don't feel as if you are in danger. Then there are the motorists who you swear are either really bad drivers, don't like sharing the road with anyone or off texting.....calling ...eating a Big Mac...etc.
Submitted by PM on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 12:36pm.
The Canal Classic is one of this area best road races. It's a 30 mile course with a climb that is 4 miles long. This would seem to make it a "Climbers Course." But if you are a strong overall rider you can play your cards right and get a good result.
Submitted by PM on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 12:35pm.
Nice night for TTing. Warm with a slight breeze.
1. Derek & Elizabeth Treadwell (tandem) 24:09
Submitted by PM on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 8:10pm.
Out and back 15 mile course. First 4.25 miles run on Route 51 from 3537 State Hwy. 51 to Garrattsville then course continues another 3.25 miles North on County Route 16.....turn around and come back South. Roughly 80 degrees. Slight headwind out to the turn-around point. 2010 Course record of 35:50 was bested by 5 riders. Great day for racing.
1. Derek Treadwell 33:58
Submitted by PM on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 9:32am.
CNYC climbed the podium at this year's New York State Time Trial Championships. Richard Serton lined up in the Men's 4/5 race and Rich Karaz competed in the Master's 45-49 category. Both riders completed a 40km, out and back trip on relatively flat roads. The race began in Cambridge, NY and headed east across the state line into Vermont and back. Blue skies abounded and fortunately for all racers, several straight days of high humidity abated just in time for the race. Wind, however, played a significant role in the proceedings. A steady, 15-20 mph breeze was blowing West to East, meaning that the return trip to Cambridge would be into a stiff headwind. At times, handling was a bit sketchy as well. Both CNYCers rode well. Karaz put in an official (yet possibly inflated?) time of 59:55, good enough for 5th place. Serton crossed the line in 58:01, taking 3rd place in the category and 1st among cat5 riders.
Submitted by PM on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 9:30am.
Results of the Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers Bicycle Time Trial held Wednesday June 14th, 2010, a 10.2-mile course starting and finishing at the intersection of State Route 205 and City Highway 48, near Exit 13 of I-88.
1. Peter Martin 25:10
Results of the Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers Bicycle Time Trial held Wednesday May 26th, 2010, a 10.2-mile course starting and finishing at the intersection of State Route 205 and City Highway 48, near Exit 13 of I-88.
Submitted by Bob Thomas on Sat, 07/10/2010 - 1:09pm.
Former UMaine track star wins cycling race up Mount Washington
By John Stifler, Special to the BDN
Former University of Maine track standout Dereck Treadwell has won a grueling bicycle race up the steep Mount Washington Auto Road on his first try.
Submitted by PM on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 7:24am.
Race Report by Rich Karaz.
Do I go to Watkins or go to Owasco? Watkins was a logistical difficulty, Owasco is an invitation to lose skin. Let's go Owasco. This year has been a good one for me as far as performance and results. I have yet to win, but I've been in the mix for 1st place in every race except the NYS Championship Road Race, and that wasn't too far off, there were maybe 3 guys up the road. That said, I needed (in my head) to get aggressive, or play my hand as Wayne Bray would say. Present at Owasco were CNYC's Pete and Will Bradley.
Submitted by PM on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 9:08am.
The 2010 edition of the Corning Circuit Race was held on one of the most storied F1 automobile race tracks in North America at Watkins Glen. The 4 mile loop consists of wide, buttery smooth asphalt with sweeping, banked turns and just under 300 feet of climbing per lap. Who knows if 'The Glen' will ever open its doors to bike racing again in the future - as such, this was a race not to be missed. CNYCer Richard Serton was in what will probably figure to be his last cat5 race, with a total field of about 35 riders. The race was scheduled to last 30 minutes, and before the gun went off, riders were told that they would complete 3 laps. "We are confident that it will take you just over 30 minutes to complete 3 laps," said the starter, in what would prove to be a comical overestimation. From the word go, the pace was intense. As the field exited pit row into the first of many wide, sweeping corners, the pace picked up to almost 35mph. Then came the first of two short, sprint-able climbs. It was clear that this would be a hammer-fest. A few stragglers aside, the field remained intact for the first and most of the second lap. The third and final lap saw several attacks off the front, most of which were reeled in. With just under a mile to go, a two man breakaway opened a gap of about 10 seconds. Serton and one Corning Race Team member worked together to give chase and gapped the rest of the field. As the chasers entered the final turn, it was obvious they would not contend for the win, but the final podium spot was still up for grabs. The Corning Racer jumped much earlier than expected and had the legs to pull away from Serton. Without a lead-out man, Serton was reeled in by the steadily approaching pack as the line neared, but hung on for 6th place. The main field finished the three laps in well under 25 minutes, averaging close to 25mph. Half an hour, indeed.