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Submitted by Bob Thomas on Thu, 08/20/2009 - 10:18pm.

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More TT Results

Submitted by PM on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 2:41pm.

Results of the Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers Bicycle Time Trial held Wednesday July 22nd, 2009, 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. Dale Beckwith 25:07

2. Peter Martin 25:26

3. Ad Stabel 26:08

4. Justin Pedersen 26:14

5. Silas Carey 26:33

6. Gary Toombs 26:59

7. Jeff Lent 27:56

8. Keith Toombs 28:02

9. Doug Hulbert 28:42

10. Chris Eastman 29:11

11. Neil Toombs 29:56

12. Chris Carey 30:44

13. Steve Connors 30:55
13. Cody Allison 30:55

14. Billy Allison 32:17


Submitted by PM on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 12:48pm.

Turns out it was a pretty good night to TT.

Cool but humid conditions.

Results of the Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers Bicycle Time Trial held Wednesday July 8th, 2009, 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. Steve Sloan 25:06

2. Ad Stabel 26:14

3. Justin Pedersen 26:32

4. Silas Carey 26:45

5. Jeff Lent 27:57

6. Kyle Breier 28:27

7. Chris Carey 29:37

2009 Owasco Flyer Race Report

Submitted by PM on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 9:25pm.

Thanks to Rich Karaz for the Great Result and Race Report

Jack K. and Mike T. did an amazing job of putting on this race. Chip Timing.....Perfectly Marshaled Intersections....a fun route and a beautiful course.

From Inside the Peloton......As it Happens.....By RK.

The Owasco Flyer...come-one-come-all. How do the race directors Jack Kirch and Mike Tersegno attract a crowd of 300 participants for a bike race around Owasco Lake? The quick answer is, they put on a great event with a swag bag and picnic for all after the event; there is an acute level of attention to rider value. Thanks guys. Your efforts showed well. Pre-registered were my CNYC clubmates Mike Beggs, Peter Martin and my Summertime neighbor Chris Welch of Indianapolis. I was unsure if I really wanted to go? Especially with my regular training partners Tope Damiano, Sarah Krysiak and Wayne Bray bowing out to prepare for Fitchburg. Okay, I'll go. The day got off wrong concerning the forecast which called for rain. It could not have been a nicer day. All went routinely smooth as Chris and I got ready to roll. As one of the race officials was giving last minute instructions Chris and I decided to find shade during the final minutes before the start. We both looked at the sea of 300 riders. Honestly, neither of us felt we would end up contesting 1st place. Still, you have to have some sort of plan. I said to Chris, "If we are in it for a good finish, the line comes up quickly at the top of a little kicker. Go earlier rather than later. If we are together, I'll give you a little shout." Remember that quote folks.

USPP Time Trial Results June 24th.....Record # of Riders!!!!

Submitted by PM on Fri, 06/26/2009 - 9:45am.

We had a great night for fast times. Not too much wind and warm conditions. Riders must have known it was going to be a good night for TTing.....because we had the most participants of any USPP Time Trial.
23 riders in total.

1. Derek Treadwell 23:21

2. Steve Sloan 24:42

3. Peter Martin 24:48

4. Dale Beckwith 25:02

5. Paul Eisele 25:03

6. Dale Rothenberger 25:51

7. Silas Carey 26:19

8. Dave Brownell 26:33

9. Justin Pedersen 26:46

CNYC Takes Two at the Strawberry Festival RR

Submitted by PM on Tue, 06/23/2009 - 9:49pm.

CNYC had it's best weekend of 2009 by winning two of the race categories at Strawberry Festival. TVC does a great job of putting on this race year after year. It's one of New York State's most difficult road courses; with lots of climbing and an uphill sprint. Two tales from inside the peloton. Thanks to Ad Stabel and Dale Beckwith for the race reports.

Rich Karaz and Ad Stabel took the start of the 45+ field. They were up for two hilly loops; starting with a steep climb leading past the finish as soon as the peloton crossed the Susquehanna river.
Although cloudy and after an extremely wet day and night the morning of the race was dry for the most part. Immediately, Andy Ross, and Dave Fasso from MaxPowerCycling took the reigns and rode a stiff tempo up the steep climb past the finish. Assisted by Doug Carlson and Ernie Bayles from Chris Cookies they were trying to shake the tree right from the start. The group mostly stayed together until the second steep section; there Andy Ross was once again shaking the tree. Ad Stabel passed him on the middle section and rode a stiff tempo once he noticed a small gap starting to appear. After that a group of seven riders went off the front. The lead pack consisted of two riders each from Chris Cookies, MaxPower and CNYC, one guy from Corning and a Canadian rider.

USPP TT Results

Submitted by PM on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 4:16pm.

Two good nights for fast times.....

June 10th 2009

1. Steve Sloan 24:16

2. Peter Martin 25:04

3. Dale Beckwith 25:24

4. Silas Carey 26:11

5. Dave Brownell 26:48

6. Gary Toombs 27:08

7. Mike Rutledge 27:22

8. Jeff Lent 27:34

9. Doug Hulbert 27:53

10. Chris Carey 29:10

11. Keith Toombs 29:20

12. Dennis Uhlig 29:36

Annual Chief Joseph Brant Bicycle Regatta

Submitted by Bob Thomas on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 5:17pm.
May 24 2009 - 8:00am
May 24 2009 - 4:00pm

The ride is on again for another year! Be sure to be there or be square!

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Karaz Racking Up the Results

Submitted by PM on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 2:19pm.

After a long hard Winter of training....CNYC's Rich Karaz is showing his form and race smarts this Spring.
2 weekends in a row Karaz has placed 2nd in his race category. Last weekend at the Binghamton Circuit Race...Rich sprinted to an impressive 2nd place. This weekend at the Hollenbeck Road Race he covered the right move; and, made it stick with his two breakaway companions. Stop on by the Sneaker Store in New Hartford, NY. They are located at 4490 Commercial Drive. The Sneaker Store is a CNYC sponsor. Rich will like talking bike racing with you. And, he'll get you in a pair of great sneakers at a good price.

TT Results for USPP April 22nd

Submitted by PM on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 8:17pm.

Cool and breezy conditions.

1. Peter Martin 28:39

2. Jeff Lent 29:54

3. Doug Hulbert 31:33

4. Chris Carey 32:06

5. Chris Eastman 33:05

6. Kathy Carey 43:35

The Next USPP Time Trial is set for May 13th at 6:15 PM. It's 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