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Submitted by PM on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 8:15am.
CNYCers Richard Serton and Emory Creel competed in the 2010 edition of the Giro D'Otisco. A short but challenging ride around Otisco Lake. The course features 17 miles of descents and flat roads followed by a torturous, half-mile, 400ft ascent back to the start line, with some sections at 25% incline or greater. Just over 60 entrants of all ages and categories were at the start on a sunny but warm and humid morning. The pack started off with a quick pace, made quicker by the long, twisting descents to the shore of Otisco Lake. As the racers turned south for the long, flat section of the race, one rider jumped ahead and managed to open a gap of about 20 seconds on the main field. He held off a somewhat disorganized peloton into a stiff headwind for a good 7 or 8 miles. Multiple attempts to reel him in, many initiated by Serton and Creel were in vain as nobody else seemed interested in doing the work. Content to race for second place, the main group reached the base of the final climb and prepared to suffer. As in years past, a few riders dropped their chains immediately upon hitting the wall. Both Serton and Creel avoided the minor carnage at the base and the ascent began. Even very strong riders can only manage 5 or 6mph up the hill, wrenching their bars back and forth, fighting for each pedal stroke. One by one, riders blew up and started slipping back. CNYC proved stronger than most, with Serton powering his way to a 5th place overall finish (and 1st in the 20-34 age group) and Creel coming in 9th.
Submitted by Bob Thomas on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 1:55am.
Aug 28 2010 - 8:00am
Aug 28 2010 - 9:00pm
Windham Mountain Bike World Cup Festival will take place in Windham, NY
UCI World Cup Cross-country
-9:00 AM, Men’s & Women’s Juniors
-11:15 AM, Women Elite
-2:30 PM, Men Elite
- Race the World Downhill
- 3:15 – 7:15 PM, All Categories
For more information, you can visit the official website
Submitted by Bob Thomas on Fri, 06/18/2010 - 12:58pm.
Aug 29 2010 - 8:00am
Aug 29 2010 - 9:00pm
Sunday, August 29th – Race the World Cross-country (for professionals and amateurs alike)
-8:00 – 10:00 AM – CAT 1
-10:15 AM – 1:15 PM – CAT 2 & 3
- Kid’s Fun Race -12:45 PM
-UCI World Cup Downhill Finals
-1:15 PM, Women
-2:00 PM, Men
- Race the World Cross-country
Submitted by PM on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 9:16pm.
Have you ever gone to a bike race....then got home in the evening....and asked yourself why you just
Submitted by PM on Sun, 06/13/2010 - 8:54pm.
Whiteface Mountain State Championships. June 12th , 2010
Steady rain and cool temperatures greeted the 35 stalwart souls who lined up to begin the cat5 race at this year's NYS road race championships, held in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain. CNYC's own Richard Serton was in the mix, looking to secure a state title for the orange and blue. The course featured a short neutral start, followed by a 6 mile jaunt to a 14 mile rolling loop, which the cat5's would complete 2 times. At that point, the field would follow the original 6 mile stretch back to the foot of the Whiteface Highway, where a 1.6 mile, 8% climb to the finish awaited.
Submitted by PM on Tue, 06/08/2010 - 7:16pm.
SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2010
WHITNEY POINT ROTARY – IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT
THE RACES: 50 MILE - 1st , 2nd , & 3rd place awards
THE COURSE: Start at Dorchester Park, Whitney Point NY
STARTS/INFO: Fee $20.00, one-day license NOT required
Submitted by PM on Tue, 06/08/2010 - 7:12pm.
Words by Richard Serton.
In an odd development, the organizers of the KSR decided that the circuit race, whilst being held in the middle of the picturesque Green Mountains, should be relatively devoid of climbing. Go figure. CNYC's own Richard Serton was in the mix, coming off what could have been a pretty disastrous crash at a time trial the week before. Fortunately, he was only left with some road rash and 1 shredded CNYC skinsuit. After a neutral mile at the start, the race had the feel of a spirited yet friendly Saturday club ride. The first 19-mile lap was pretty casual, with the only excitement coming at the KOM point. Serton was not contending for the GC title, so he was content to let everyone else fight it out. The second lap saw the pace pick up noticeably, and the group started to see riders fall off the back. Another KOM sprint led to more attrition from the peloton and a core group of about 15 riders remained to contend for the win. The final 5K of the course was slightly downhill to a fast finish and those expecting a drag race to the line were not to be disappointed. The pace slowed to less than 20mph at the 2K point as nobody wanted to do any of the heavy lifting, saving their energy for the sprint. At about 1.5K, Serton was on the front, pulling hard but not at top speed. With about 300m to go, he dropped the hammer and held off all comers until 50m or so when a few riders had pulled through to steal the win. Serton claimed 5th place.
Submitted by PM on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 10:32am.
Come race a great local event.
2010 A.V.R.E. Race for Sight
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Race begins at 10:00
Check out our new website – www.avreraceforsight.org
A Field – 40 miles, for experienced racers only, equivalent to USCF Cat. 3-4. See website for route map.
B Field – 27 miles, a Citizen’s race/ride; for beginner to intermediate racers and recreational cyclists. No experienced racers will be allowed to race in the B field. See website for route map.
· $500 will be split among top finishers in the A race.
Submitted by PM on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 8:01pm.
Richard Serton sprints to 5th place at the Cat. 5 Killington Road Race.
Submitted by PM on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 7:54pm.
Thanks to Shelly King for the great shots of Ed King and Rich Karaz in action at Syracuse.