CYLRR Weather Update

The forecast for this weekend's Check Your Legs RR reads more like a late February forecast for a weekend in Belgium. That being the said....we are hoping the bad weather pushes through and the race can go on. We will race if the conditions are safe to race. That means in the's a go. But if there is snow of any consequence on the roads the race will be canceled. Please take a look at the website the morning of the race. If the CYLRR is unsafe to run I will try to post a notice by 8 AM.

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Serton Takes 3rd at Battenkill for CNYC

In his first race for CNYC ( And, his first race of the 2010 season. ) Richard Serton grabbed a great 3rd place finish in the Category 5 race at Battenkill. What started out dark and blustery turned out to be a great day for racing - the clouds broke not long after we started. With a few exceptions Rich's group stayed together until the final tough climb and then a small group broke away. Two guys got up the road. Richard chased the 2nd place rider for about 2k starting at the 5k marker but wasn't making any ground. He then hung back with 4 other riders thinking they would fight it out for 3rd place. Coming into the final turn Serton dropped the hammer and came clear for a podium spot.

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Free Chamois Cream From Dr. Naylor

Free samples of chamois creme to all pre-registered riders for the CYLRR. Dr. Naylor's Udder Balm has been used by cyclists in the know for years. It's locally made. A product of the USA. And costs a fraction of what the expensive chamois cremes do. A few of the CNYC riders think it's the best stuff you can put in your shorts.
Check out their website at

Also scroll down to the second testimonial - from a cyclist with over 25 years experience with Dr. Naylor's products - as he says, "If only cows could talk!"

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Road ID Gift Certificates at CYLRR

The good people at Road ID have donated a few prizes for the CYLRR. 3 Road ID Gift Cards valued at $25 each will be given away for race prizes. If you win one the gift cards you can head over to and pick out whatever you would like from their site. More CYLRR prizes to be posted soon.

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2010 Check Your Legs Road Race

CYLRR.....Sunday April 18th 2010.
USA Cycling Permit 2010-526.
An Upstate NY Spring Classic. New for this year a few more potholes in the roads. ( My Local Road Crew Guys say they will be filled ! ) 11:00 AM Start time for races.
12.5 Mile Loop with two challenging 1/2 mile climbs. Slight uphill finish. Gearing advice is 39x25. Limited Bathroom Facilities. Food and drinks for everyone after the races conclude. Day of Race Entry fee is $20. Please register EARLY online at BIKREG.COM. Race will be held rain or shine....but not in snow...sleet or icy conditions. Please note...THAT ONCE YOU REGISTER ONLINE NEITHER BIKEREG OR CNYC WILL REFUND YOUR ENTRY FEE. All proceeds will go to the local Fire and EMS Squads in Garrattsville NY. Race Start/Finish is at 3537 State Hwy. 51 in New Lisbon, NY 13415. Race ROUTE proceeds North on Route 51 to Garrattsville. Then turn right on County Route 16. Follow 16 to the end of the road. At the "T" intersection turn right onto County 14. Follow 14 until the 4 corners of County 14 and County 12. Turn Right on County 12. Short stretch on County 12 until intersecting with State Route 51. Right turn. Finish line is roughly 1/4 mile from this intersection. ( This is the race course loop directions. Not directions to the race. ) One Day License will be available at the race for $10. All Citizen Racers wishing to participate must either buy a One Day License or USA Cycling Annual license. Any Citizen Racer must race the "B" category race. Category 3 racers are asked to fairly judge their fitness levels and choose the appropriate race. There will most likely be a few nice prizes for race winners. Road ID is offering a couple of Road ID Bracelet Gift Certificates. More prize details to follow in a few weeks. Race Information at or call 607-263-5605 prior to 9 PM.

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Road ID...Ride Safe....Ride Smart

Head on over to . Road ID is one of CNYC's newest sponsors. For those of you who are not familiar with Road ID it's a sports oriented ID bracelet. It displays your name, contact numbers and any critical medical information you might need to communicate to a Emergency Response Crew.
No one likes to think they are going to be involved in an accident. But even the safest and best cyclist ( athletes ) can't protect against other people's actions. Road ID will help you get the proper medical attention; and, assist in providing the vital contact information so your friends and family know you are getting helped. CNYCers will be riding and racing with Road ID bracelets this year. Road's who I am! Order online or stop in and see Rich Karaz at the Sneaker Store in New Hartford, NY.

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Tifosi Optics and CNYC

Looking for a great pair of cycling sunglasses? Need to find a stylish pair of driving glasses? Trying to find a sport glasses manufacturer that makes prescription models?
If so check out CNYC's new 2010 sponsor Tifosi Optics. CNYC and Tifiosi have teamed up for the upcoming cycling season. CNYCers will be wearing two different models of Tifosis. The Logics and the Tyrants. Both match the club's kit and are great for riding in all types of conditions. Tifosi Optics products offer high performance, a great value and versatility. Many of the models that Tifosi offers come with multiple lens. Typically a dark, an amber and a clear. They don't hit you up for $20 extra per lens like many other glasses companies. Look for CNYC riders out on the road and at the races wearing the coolest new eyewear from Tifosi. Locally, Tifosi is sold by The Sneaker Store in New Hartford, NY. Stop in and see Rich Karaz. He'll set you up with a set of Tifosi that are right for you. On the web find model details and information at

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Thinking of Doing a Bike Tour? - Let Provide Some Guidance

While working for Delaware County, NY 4H Camp Shankitunk I had the opportunity to lead a bike trip from Niagara Falls to Delhi, NY. While mapping out the trip I was thinking, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a book with tips about routes to take and great places to visit and/or camp?"

Lucky for me, before I left I learned about the books produced by - especially for me, the book about touring around Lake Ontario.

So if you are going on a bike trip this summer - don't reinvent the wheel - click on

Have a great trip!


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Cycling Group to Host Meeting on September 30


Contact: Martha Clarvoe, President
Otsego County Conservation Association
607.547.4020 or

Cycling group to host meeting on September 30

The Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates, a committee of the Otsego County Conservation Association, will host a community meeting on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center on N. Main St. in Milford. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues related to bicycle safety, road infrastructure, and other concerns relevant to cycling in Otsego County and surrounding areas. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend and to share their comments and opinions about cycling in the region.

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A Long Loooong Ride - A Bicycle Built for Five - Powered by Two Adults and Three Children - Oldest Only Seven

They started from Kentucky on August 1st, 2009 and hope to make it to Fairbanks, Alaska by the summer of 2010.

The Pedaling Pedouins says that you can't be afraid to dream.

See photos - read more - find links to their weekly radio interview.

Here's the radio link - why make you wait? You can listen in on Fridays

Online Radio Broadcast

Listen to our weekly news report on IMAXradio.

* Life every Friday at 2pm EST (20:00 Dutch time).
* Reruns on Saturday at 8pm EST (02:00 Dutch time)

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