Check Your Legs RR Course Map

Here's a map of the course, which is followed clock wise and shown by the large ">"s.
Click on the links to see a larger map and a huge map. Use your browser's back arrow to return to this page.

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2007 Check Your Legs RR CANCELLED 4-15-07

Due to extremely bad weather conditions.....the race has been cancelled for 4-15-07
This Update was posted at 7:00 AM Sunday Morning.

Check Your Legs RR

Sunday, April 15th, 2007
USCF Permit 2007 - 08
Brought to you by CNYC and Upstate NY Low Cost Racing Association ( UNYLCRA )

Road race consists of a 2 to 3 lap event on a 12.8 mile course with 2
challenging climbs. There is a slight uphill finish. Recommended gearing is
39 x 23.

Race will be run on an "A" and "B" level rider format.

"A" category racers will include Cat. 1,2 or 3 riders. This race
will be 3 laps.

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Ride to Help Find a Cure for Diabetes

September 9th, 2007 - “Bike The Miles For Human Trials” to benefit The Iacocca Foundation supporting research for a promising real cure for diabetes. Cycle and see historic sites outside of Boston on 20-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile routes all starting and ending at Massachusetts General Hospital Research lab in Charlestown, MA. Enjoy the post-celebration party hosted by Radio Disney with complimentary food, refreshments, awards and great raffle prizes just for participating.

They have added a 5k Walk so that if you go out there with some non-cycling friends there is an alternative for them.

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Armstrong Hacks CNYC Webpage

Noting no mention of his name on the CNYC is
alleged that seven time Tour De France Winner Lance Armstrong
tried to add content without permission to the CNYC webpage.
Luckily, the ever present eyes of CNYC webmasters foiled the
attack. No official comment was available from Armstrong. CNYC club President Peter Martin was quoted as saying "Lance's achievements on and off the bike are incredible. We here at CNYC would be proud to have Lance contribute to our webpage. But, in these uncertain times..... proper channels have to be followed and everyone has to obey the rules.

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Ullrich To CNYC?

Through the rumor mill......rider extraordinaire......without a team...Jan Ullrich...has been linked to CNYC for the 2007 season. Jan has been training two to three hours a day and is motivated for a great year. He would significantly strengthen the club's stage race team. No contract has been signed; but, CNYC has come up with a race entry reimbursement package that almost no one in upstate NY could pass up. It is believed that two of the German's favorite colors are orange and blue. Club President Peter Martin was quoted as saying "CNYC would welcome Jan to the far as I know Jan could start riding for the club as of January 1 as long as he gets his USCF License.

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2007 Check Your Legs Road Race

Come and join the fun at the Check Your Legs Road Race on Sunday
April 15th, 2007. One of the earliest chances you will get to
race in Upstate NY. Check your climbing skills on the course's two
1/2 mile climbs. I've been shovelling more dirt onto the top of the
second hill to increase the vertical feet of climbing. If anyone
has some spare cobbles please email me. More detailed information
will be posted in March.

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Raising the Bar.....Lowering the Time

It's going to take good conditions and some fast riding to best the new Gilbertsville Record Run. Ad Stabel and Peter Martin rode an incredible fast tempo and destroyed the old record. The new best time stands at 1:07:36. Both riders faded the last few miles; but, a cool and calm night allowed the two in form racers to keep a high average speed.
One more attempt later this year? Those in the know predict a 1:06 time for 2007!

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Riding round - met a Pro Mountain Biker

Lucky me - tonight riding home toward Morris from Oneonta by way of the Otsdawa I met Meggan Flaherty who rode this summer and last as a Pro Mountain Biker for Bicycle John's Serious Cycling.

She was out logging some miles on a nice Cannondale road bike when I saw her.

She has a blog about her exploits on the Pro Mountain Bike Circuit - check it out at:

She made it to the Time Trial on 8/23 and recorded a great time - even though it was only about the third time trial that she had ever attempted. See how all the cyclists fared at that time trial at:

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Canal Classic Photo and Results

Nice Photo of Emory Creel, Rich Karaz, Peter Martin and Tope. Taken August 13th 2006 at the Canal Classic atop of Bartow Hill, overlooking the Mohawk Valley. (Roughly, a 4 mile climb.)

Photo shot by Pam Karaz. Full Size Photo

Rich finished 10th, Emory 12th and Peter 17th out of about 125 riders. We chased okay...but a few guys in our group after the hill didn't know how to paceline. Next year we go over the top first and take the win!
Peter Martin reporting

ps Take a second and click on the link to the full size photo below the photo above - what a great day!!

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6-21-06...........The first day of Summer brought amazing weather and incredible riding. 4 CNYCers showed up for the Wednesday night group ride on a mission. Each year we make a couple of attempts at a new "Gilbertsville Ride Record." It's a 25 mile loop with one big climb, some rollers and a decent amount of flats. 2 years ago 8 riders posted the fast time of 1 hour 10 minutes and 11 seconds. Last night Brett Sherwood, Ad Stabel , Peter Martin and Scott Stoddard tore a minute off that time.

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The new best time stands at 1 hour 9 minutes and 10 seconds. We had great riding conditions and worked the paceline perfectly.

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