Saturday, December 8, 2007

Weekend Results

Today was the Steadman Cyclocross Grand Prix in Warwick, Rhode Island and the course was snowy, muddy, and it was cold out! Despite being sick all week and off the bike for 5 days, Anthony Vecca placed 5th out of a field of 70 riders in the Cat. 4 race. As always, Anthony's girlfriend shot a ton of photos which can be seen over at his photo page.

In the news.....

CCNS is going to have a large roster for the 2008 season. The new roster will be posted soon, but for now check...

The website is up and running thanks to new team member Keith Hurley.
Go have a look!

Coach Aidan Charles and team rider Bob German will be ringing in the new year in Tuscon, Arizona. The guys will be headed out West for a few months to train for the 2008 road season ahead.

Friday, December 7, 2007

2008 Team Bike

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the CCNS / Pedal Power 2008 Team Bike courtesy of Duratec. A clean, classy look!

Click on the image to enlarge

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Weekend Results / Weekend Racing

Saturday was the coldest race day yet, 21 degrees and 25pmh winds at the Easthampton Cyclocross race. Anthony Vecca got a great start in the Cat. 4 race, but he was forced to drop out due to a stripped out crank bolt.

Anthony will be the lone CCNS rider racing in the last 2 races of the VERGE New England Cross Series in Warwick, Rhode Island Saturday and Sunday. These races should draw lots of riders and even more spectators seeing they are both UCI events.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Weekend Results / Weekend Racing

Sorry for the delay, the final results just got posted yesterday. On Sunday at the Palmer Cross Race Patrick Brandon finished 15th in the 35+ Masters race, although we're pretty sure the results were messed up cause Patrick didn't get lapped and was in the middle of the pack? Anthony Vecca finished 5th in the Cat. 4 race.

The Palmer Race and this coming Saturday's Easthampton, Mass. race are part of the 2007 Competitive Edge Cyclocross Series. If Patrick races well Saturday he can break into the Top 10 in the series overall rankings and Anthony has a chance to finish the series on the podium. Rumor has it the course if fast and with temps. expected to be in the low 20's the ground is going to be rock solid!

Anthony will also be headed up to Wrentham, Mass. on Sunday morning to race the Minute Man Road Club Cross Event.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Weekend Racing

Despite the holiday, this weekend is going to be chock full of cross racing action. Patrick Brandon will likely be racing Saturday at the Baystate Cyclocross UCI race in Sterling, Mass. Both Patrick and Anthony Vecca will be racing Sunday at Palmer Cross, in Palmer, Mass. The weather man is predicting mid 40's and cloudy for both days, ideal cross racing weather!

Weekend Results

Sorry for the delay, I was waiting for the official results to get posted on BikeReg...which just happened last night. Cheshire Cross was a fun race but it featured a grueling run-up that tore your legs off! Team newcomer Patrick Brandon placed 13th in the Masters 35+ race. Patrick is a former Cat. 2 racer getting back into the scene with CCNS. Expect to hear a lot more about Patrick and the Masters team in 2008! Anthony Vecca placed 13th in the Mens Cat. 4 race after being plagued with 2 mechanical issues in the first quarter mile of the race. Aidan rode strong in the Mens Elite race, but a flat with one lap to go ended the day for him. Thanks to the new team members for coming out to cheer on the guys!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Weekend Racing

This weekend is the last Connecticut cyclocross race of the season! Cheshire Cross will be taking place Saturday at Cheshire Park in Cheshire. Wow, that's a lot of Cheshire! Anthony V. will be racing in the Mens. Cat 4 race at noon and coach Aidan Charles will be racing in the Pro race at 2. Come out and get a look at Anthony Parent in the Mens Cat 3/4 race at 1. Anthony is finishing up the year with his current team Anthem, but has signed with CCNS for the 2008 season. It looks to be a crisp but sunny fall day. Come out with your cowbells and support the guys!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Weekend Results

Yesterday was the 17th Annual West Hill Shop Cyclocross Race in Putney, Vermont. Anthony Vecca was the only team rider in attendance and he had his best race of the year placing 5th in the Mens Cat. 4 race. As usual, there are photos posted over at the Team Photo Site.

The team got together for the first official Sunday morning CCNS/Pedal Power Team Training Session yesterday. There was a good turnout and the guys put in a solid 60 miles. Team riders, be sure to check the Team Forum for the time and location of next Sunday's ride. If you haven't registered for the forum please do so. It's a great resource for all of us to stay in touch and up to date on team insider info.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Lots of News!

If you missed Monday's team meeting, and weren't on the "Team Meeting Summary" e-mail, please get in touch with Aidan to find out the details. 2008 looks to be great for us as we've taken on a dozen new riders. Duratec Bikes came through and will be giving us the opportunity to order any of their frames custom with the CCNS/Pedal Power Cycling Team paint scheme. Orders are due in to Aidan by November 15th. Also due the 15th are team apparel orders. We will be staying with Champion System for 2008 and any item you may see on their site is available to order. Contact Aidan for pricing sheets on the frames and team apparel.

Have a good week!
Don't forget about the team ride this weekend.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Weekend Results

Anthony rode strong at the Chainbiter 9.0 UCI Cyclorcross Race on Saturday in Farmington, CT. Placing 17th out of 85 riders in the Men's Cat. 4 Race, Anthony finished much better than expected. For a bunch of race photos CLICK HERE. Anthony opted out of Sunday's CycleSmart International Race due to cold symptoms and fatigue brought on from Saturday's effort and harsh weather. Gotta' get well for next weeks Plymouth Cyclocross Race! Coach Aidan Charles rode the Elite Mens race at the CycleSmart event in Northhampton, MA and appeared comfortable on his new Fugi cross bike courtesy of his teammate Chris Jones. Aidan is improving and getting a lot more in tune with the cross style of racing.

Team meeting tomorrow, November 5th @ 6:30 pm at the CCNS office. Please attend! We'll be presenting the 2008 sponsors, new 2008 team kit, and 2008 team frame. This is a meeting you don't want to miss!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Weekend Racing

This weekend looks to be insane! Saturday is the Chainbiter 9.0 cyclecross race in Farmington and Sunday is the Cyclesmart International in Northhampton, Mass. Anthony is racing both days at 9 am in the Cat. 4 race and there are rumors of Aidan and Bob German also racing on Saturday. It's going to be a cold one, with the weather man predicting temps. in the low 30's Saturday morning. Come out and cheer on the team! Don't forget your cowbells!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

More Cowbell!!!

As you may or may not know, its tradition to root on cyclocross racers with the loud, obnoxious ringing of cowbells. Come out and support the team at these local cross races in the coming months:

- Saturday, November 3rd - 9 am - Winding Trails Resort - Farmington, CT
- Sunday, November 4th - 9 am - Look Park - Northhampton, Mass.
- Saturday, November 17th - 9 am - Cheshire Park - Cheshire, CT
- Sunday, November 25th - 9 am - Palmer, Mass.
- Saturday, December 1st - 9 am - Easthampton High - Easthampton, Mass.

Check out Anthony's new team cowbell!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Weekend Results...and stuff

Yesterday was the State Cyclocross Championships at Camp Sloper in Southington, CT. Anthony Vecca finished 16th out of a 45 rider field in the mens Cat 4 race completing his 1st cross race ever. Team Director and Coach Aidan Charles borrowed Anthony's bike for the Mens Elite race and finished in one piece. Not bad for racing a course with a bunch of running involved with road shoes and using somebody else' bike. Head over to Anthony's Flickr and check out the photos.

In other news, the team windshield decals are in and are going fast. If you are interested contact us and we'll set one aside for you.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Weekend Racing

So this weekend is the Connecticut Cyclocross Championships. Anthony Vecca will be representing the team riding in the Cat. 4 race. Team Manager Aidan Charles will be racing the Elite Men's 1,2 race. Come out and cheer on the guys as they take it off-road for some high speed cross action.

In other team news, we now have large "CCNS/PEDAL POWER CYCLING TEAM" window decals available. The decals are white vinyl, 1.5" x 30", and ideal for the top of your windshield or rear window. Show some support for the team each time you're out on the road in your vehicle; buy a decal today.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Fall/Winter Apparel

The CCNS/Pedal Power Cycling Team Fall/Winter order has arrived!
We have the following items for sale if you are interested:

- Arm Warmers
- Leg Warmers
- Cycling Caps
- Team Kits (Short Sleeve Jersey & Bib Shorts)
- 1 XL Long Sleeve Jersey

* The arm and leg warmers are white and say "Charles Coaching and Nutrition Service" on them.

** The cycling caps are white with a yellow bill. They sport the CCNS logo and have the CCNS tag line on the top and underside of the bill.

If you are interested contact us at:

Thanks to John at Champion System for getting our order fired out in record time!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Weekend Results

The guys rode strong at the Jamestown Road Race this past Monday. The highlight of the day was team rider Kevin Malloy placing 5th in the under 30 Cat. 5 race. This was only Kevin's second race ever and he almost had 4th sprinting to the line with another rider. After awaiting the "official results" to be posted it seems the team was shafted. Kevin Malloy, who finished 5th, was not accounted for and a question mark stands in the 5th spot. Anthony Vecca finished 28th out of the 70 riders in the Cat. 4 field, but his race number was folded over coming across the finish leaving him unaccounted for. Lastly, Bob German finished 38th in the Mens Pro 1,2,3 race but for some reason they left out his team and location...CCNS/Pedal Power, Middletown, CT. Somebody at the timing service doesn't like us :)Anyway, we rode our butts off, that's all that matters. Another good road racing season in the books!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Weekend Racing

WOW! It's been weeks since any of us have raced. This weekend will cap off the road racing season. On Saturday some of the guys will be racing the 2nd Annual 3 Village Tour Road Race in Sprague, CT. On Sunday another handful of guys will be racing the 1st Annual YMCA Rose Pedal Criterium in Norwich, CT. Both of those races are sponosred by Mohegan Sun and there is some good prize money up for grabs.

Monday is Columbus Day and the 32nd Annual Jamestown Classic Bike Race in Rhode Island. It appears the team will be well represented with riders in a number of races. Kevin Malloy, Zach Cannata, Bob German, and Anthony Vecca will all be on hand for the event, as well as some team newcomers and CCNS clients. Come out and support the team and enjoy the holiday on picturesque Jamestown! The killer downhill finish at this race is a sure crowd pleaser!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

2008 is coming fast!

The 2008 cycling season will be here before you know it! With that said, we are making an effort to lock down sponsors to support the team next year. It looks like we'll be taking on a number of new riders, especially at the junior level. Keep checking back for the latest info on the 2008 season ahead.

Saturday, September 29, 2007


So I am back from INTERBIKE and it was a pretty successful trip. Aidan and I met with a bunch of potential sponsors from the 2008 cycling season and plugged the team to a bunch of other companies. Now its a waiting game to see who wants to give us a shot! It appears our CCNS Winter order from Champion System will be on time, a few more weeks and the stuff will be here. We attended the CrossVegas race and the US Crit. Championships while out at the show. I posted a ton of photos of Aidan's NERAC teammates that raced and there are also a bunch of shots of the DURATEC bikes that were displayed at the show. DURATEC is a potential sponsor for next year and as you know they sponsor NERAC. Check the photos out HERE.
~ Anthony

Also, don't forget the 1st team meeting is this Monday, October 1st at 6:30pm at the CCNS Suite. Team meetings will be the 1st of the month at 6:30 from here on out. Be there!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Late September News

Next week Coach Aidan Charles and team rider Anthony Vecca will be out in Las Vegas for INTERBIKE. Meetings have been set up with potential sponsors for the 2008 racing season and several more are going to be scheduled while they are at the show. The guys will also be attending the CrossVegas national caliber cyclocross race, the US Crit Championships at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, and several other events. Check back for photos and updates in early October.

The last road race of the season for most of the guys will be on Columbus Day, October 8th, at the Jamestown Classic. Come out and cheer on the team as we cap a good racing season off! The cyclocross season is beginning and Anthony will be racing just about every weekend up until Christmas. Lets hope his CCNS cyclocross skinsuit gets here from Champion Systems before "Old Man Winter" does!

In non-cycling related news, team rider Bob German faced off against Coach Aidan Charles' brother Foster in an ice cream eating contest at the CCNS office. 45 minutes into the ordeal Bob had downed a half gallon and was talking about puking and Foster had a lot of catching up to do! Photos and results soon to follow!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Weekend Racing

Wow, its been a while since I've posted one of these. Anyway, Robert Smythe will be repping the team at the Bob Beal Master's Weekend in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Best of luck to you Robert!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Tuscon Training Camp

CCNS will be hosting a training camp in Tuscon, Arizona early in 2008. For all the details click HERE

In other team news, the Fall order has been placed and the Winter apparel and more team kits should be here the middle of next month. I'll keep everyone who has ordered stuff up to date as I hear from Champion Systems. For those of you who didn't order stuff, we will have some extra euro caps, euro winter caps, arm warmers, leg warmers, and team kits for sale. Please contact me now if you are interested, they are going to go fast!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Green Mountain Stage Race

Bob German was the only team rider to race in the Green Mountain Stage Race this past Labor Day weekend. Bob did well for a first year participant placing 39th out of a field of 83 in the Cat. 3 race.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ride hard, study harder!

A quick good luck message to team rider Bob German who starts his freshman year of college today. Ride hard, study harder!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Middletown Grand Prix

The Middletown Grand Prix took place yesterday and we had a decent turnout for the 1st annual event. Thank you to all the volunteers, race officials, sponsors, and anybody else that played a part in making this race a success!

The highlight of the day was team rider Bob German placing 3rd in the Cat. 3 race. More team results, and the overall race results, will be posted shortly.

Team rider Anthony Vecca shot a bunch of photos that can be viewed by Clicking Here. Tina McCurdy also shot some photos which have been added as well.

If you are interested in purchasing a print or digital copy of any of the photos e-mail Anthony at

5" x 7" - $10.00
8" x 10" - $15.00
Hi-res jpeg on CD - $18.00

*All proceeds benefit the Middletown Grand Prix and the CCNS/Pedal Power Cycling Team

Monday, August 20, 2007

Weekend Results

It was a busy weekend of racing for the CCNS/Pedal Power Team.

On Saturday...Bob German and Kevin Malloy raced the Tour of the Hilltowns up in Mass. Both guys rode strong and finished with the pack in their respective races. Congrats to Kevin, this was his 1st race ever, and a 57 miler is a heck of a way to start!

Calvin Smythe raced the Mystic Velo Criterium in Rhode Island on Saturday. Calvin took home a 4th in the Cat. 4 race earing him a little prize money and Top 5 honors. Congrats!

On Sunday...the team was in full force at the Keith Berger Memorial Criterium at Founder's Plaza in East Hartford. The highlight of the day was Robert Schmidt taking home the win in the Cat. 3 race; he also took 4th in the Juniors race. Congrats to Rob!

Bob German was an animal and raced the Cat. 3, Juniors, and Pro 1,2,3 races; that's 75 miles of racing! (not to mention he raced the 57 mile Tour of the Hilltowns on Saturday). Bob's best finish of the day was 3rd in the Juniors race. I'm sure Bob will be feeling it today!

Kevin Malloy rode well on his 2nd day of racing ever. Kevin finished with the pack in the Cat. 5 race and held his own in the Juniors race. Not bad after a grueling 57 miler at the Tour of the Hilltowns Saturday!

Robert Smythe, Calvin Smythe, and Anthony Vecca all rode strong in the Cat. 4 race. Calvin had the best finish of the trio placing 18th and taking a $20 cash prime mid-way through the race. Best of luck to Calvin as he end's his 2007 East Coast racing season with the team and heads back to school in Chicago. Great riding this Spring/Summer!

The Cat. 4 trio in pursuit
Photo by Tina McCurdy

Thursday, August 16, 2007

New Team Riders

We'd like to welcome Kevin Malloy and Zachary Cannata to the CCNS/Pedal Power squad. Kevin and Zach are Junior/Cat. 5 riders and they are eager to start racing. Both guys will be in action this weekend.

Weekend Racing

We'll have riders in Mass, Rhode Island, and Connecticut racing this weekend.

On Saturday...Bob German and team new-comer Kevin Malloy will be racing the Tour of the Hilltowns up in Windsor, Mass. Bob will be in the Cat. 3 race and Kevin the Cat. 4/5. Also on Saturday, the Smythe's will be racing the Cat. 4 race at the Mystic Velo Crit in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Sunday...looks to be a big day for the CCNS/Pedal Power squad at the Keith Burger Memorial Crit. Bob will be racing the Cat. 3 and Pro 1,2,3 races. Both Calvin and Robert Smythe will be racing the Cat. 4 race along with Anthony Vecca. Team new-comers Kevin Malloy and Zach Cannata will also be in action on Sunday. Kevin will be racing the Cat. 5 race and Zach will be in the Juniors race.

Come out and support the team. The 2007 road season is almost over!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Team Apparel

We are putting together a new order for CCNS/Pedal Power Team apparel. If you are interested in getting a team kit, long sleeve jersey, bib tights, jacket, etc. please contact us at The new team wear should be in by mid-October if all goes smoothly. Please note, this is going to be mostly a custom order so there won't be too many extra items for sale. If you want some team wear this is your last chance to get it this year. The next order won't be going in till the start of the 2008 season.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Weekend Results

The team was racing all over the Northeast this past weekend...

Bob German headed up to the NY Capital Region Road Race in Albany with team coach Aidan Charles. Bob raced the Cat. 3/4 race and ended up DNFing after having some issues mid-way through the race. Aidan, racing for the NERAC Pro Team, placed 4th taking home some cash.

The Smythe's made their way up to Taunton, Mass. on Saturday for the Silver City Flyer Massachusetts State Criterium Championships. Calvin raced in the Cat. 3/4 race and Bob in the Mens 55+ and both held their own finishing mid-pack. Wow, does Summer fly by. Only one more week of racing on the East Coast for Calvin before he heads back to school in Chicago.

Anthony Vecca was the lone team rider at the Blount Seafoods Fall River Criterium in Mass. Sunday morning. With 2.5 miles to go in the Cat. 4 race Anthony closed 10 seconds and bridged up to the leader on his own. Sadly, the 2 were caught with about a half mile to go leaving Anthony with a 15th place finish. Tina McCurdy shot some photos of the race, check them out, Click Here.

In other news...
Anthony will be racing the 2007 cyclocross season for CCNS/Pedal Power Team and there is a chance Bob German will be joining him. This would be the guys first cross season and they hope to hold their own in the Cat. 3/4 ranks.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Weekend Results

From New York to Mass., it was a great weekend of racing for the team!

Calvin Smythe rode great on Saturday placing 2nd in the Cat. 4 race at "The Main Event" Poughkeepsie Criterium. If I'm not mistaken, this is Calvin's first podium finish of the season. Congrats!

The team had a few riders in attendace at the Attleboro Criterium on Saturday. Bob German rode well placing 8th is the Cat. 3 race and Robert Smythe rode strong in the Mens 55+ race.

Bob German also race the Unionvale Road Race (Mew York State Road Race Chamionships) in New York on Sunday. Bob placed 19th in the Cat. 3 race over the 44 miles.

Bob gets the "Road Tripper" award this weekend. The kid drove 2 hours North East on Saturday to race, drove back home to CT, and drove 2 hours North West to race on Sunday. I know the SUV Bob drives isn't easy on gas.

Tour de l'Abitibi: Circuit & Criterium

Day 6 Race Results:
Circuit Race - 94.4 kilometers
40th: Harrison Harb

Day 7 Race Results:
Criterium Race - 55 kilometers
56th: Harrison Harb

Final Results:
73rd: Harrison Harb

Congrats to Harrison for completing the 7 day event and placing in the top half of the international field.

Robert Schmidt did a great job for the North East Regional Team (United States) as well. I caught word that Robert had issues with his cranks and spindle which forced him to drop out of the race on Friday. I could only imagine Robert would have been right up there in the top half with Harrison if he raced the last 2 days of the Tour.

Great job guys!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tour de l'Abitibi: Road Race 3

Day 5 Race Results:
Road Race - 78.3 kilometers
79th: Harrison Harb
DNF: Robert Schmidt

I haven't caught word why Robert DNF'd, I hope all is well. I'm a bit curious because 2 other Northeast Regional (United States) riders also DNF'd. I hope it wasn't a team crash!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tour de l'Abitibi: Criterium

Day 4 Race Results:
Criterium - 63 kilometers
35th: Harrison Harb
70th: Robert Schmidt

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tour de l'Abitibi: Time Trial

Day 4 Race Results:
Time Trial - 14.5 kilometers
81st: Harrison Harb
90th: Robert Schmidt

Tour de l'Abitibi: Road Race 2

It appears Harrison and Robert had a great race yesterday. Both of our guys were in the top 50 of the international field of 155 riders in the 91.4 K road race. Their finishes are no surprise though, these two are strong riders!

Day 3 Race Results:
Road Race - 91.4 kilometers
28th: Harrison Harb
44th: Robert Schmidt

Overall Standings (after 3 days)
73rd: Robert Schmidt
109th: Harrison Harb

Team Rankings: (after 3 days)
15th: Northeast Regional (United States)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tour de l'Abitibi: Urban Team Time Trial

Day 2 Race Results:
Urban Team Time Trial - 8.6 kilometers
18th: Northeast Regional (United States)

Tour de l'Abitibi: Road Race

Day 2 Race Results:
Road Race - 114 kilometers
91st: Robert Schmidt
136: Harrison Harb

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tour de l'Abitibi: Prolouge

The guys looked good on Monday finishing in the middle of the field.

Day 1 Race Results:
83rd: Harrison Harb
114: Robert Schmidt

Tour de l'Abitibi

Harrison Harb and Robert Schmidt were selected to represent the Northeast Region of the United States...and CCNS/Pedal the Tour de l'Abitibi Junior Stage Race in Canada. This 7 day event is part of the UCI junior world cup and 155 of the fastest Juniors in the world will be racing. We're psyched to have 2 of our team members taking part, this is huge for them! Congrats!

Check out the Official Tour de l'Abitibi site.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Weekend Results

The team was represented in a few different states this weekend!

Bob German rode the 22nd Annual North Jersey Cycling Classic and took home 3rd in the Cat. 3 race and 3rd in the Juniors race. This was a huge accomplishment cause these races were back to back, no rest time! Only time to re-fill water bottles and get back out on the course. Congrats to Bob! I know he'll be treating us all to dinner this week with that wad prize money he won :)

Robert Smythe, Calvin Smythe, and Anthony Vecca kept it local and rode the Donovan-Ruhlman Naugatuck Criterium on Sunday. It was hot and humid race, but the guys rode strong.

Mens Cat. 4/5 Race Results:
5th: Anthony Vecca
16th: Calvin Smythe
39th: Robert Smythe

Thanks to Jason Patrician and Tina McCurdy for shooting some photos of the guys at the Naugatuck race. Check out the photos at: CCNS Photos.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Naugatuck this weekend

This weekend is the Donovan-Ruhlman Naugatuck Criterium. As of right now it looks like we'll have 3 riders attending the event. Anthony Vecca, Robert Smythe, and Calvin Smythe will be racing in the 4/5 race. Calvin will also be in the 3/4 race later in the day. Bob German will be racing the 3/4 race as well, and possible the Pro 1,2,3. The weather man says showers are possible, which would not be fun at all! Come out and support CCNS/Pedal Power.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Weekend Results

Most of the team showed up to race in New Britain on Sunday. It was nice to see a lot of white and yellow out on the race course. The highlight of the day was Harrison Harb taking 2nd in the Juniors race. Anthony Vecca shot a few photos early in the day, check 'em out at: CCNS/Pedal Power Photos.

Race Results:
Pro 1, 2, 3
Harrison Harb - 30th
Bob German - 71st

Cat. 3
Bob German - 15th
Robert Schmidt - 64th

Cat. 4
Calvin Smythe - 36th
Anthony Vecca - DNF - Involved in 11 rider crash

Harrison Harb - 2nd
Robert Schmidt - DNF - Broken pedal cleat

Masters 55+
Robert Smythe - 27th

Hartford Round The Park Crit.

Bob German rode to a 10th place finish in the Pro 1, 2, 3 mens race in Hartford Saturday afternoon. Congrats to Bob on a great race and his first Pro top 10 finish. Calvin Smythe also rode strong finishing with the pack in the Cat. 4 race.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Happy Birthday Bob!

Bob German celebrated a birthday yesterday, he's an "Independence Day Baby". Hope you had a good one!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Crit. Weekend

So this weekend there are 2 local crits that some of the team will be racing in. Saturday is the Round the Park Crit in downtown Hartford sponsored by NERAC. Sunday is the New Britain Criterium at Walnut Hill Parl and from what I understand we'll have a handful of riders racing that day. As of right now Robert Smythe will be racing the Masters 55+ and the Cat 4. Calvin Smythe and Anthony Vecca will also be racing the Cat 4. and Bob German will be repping the team in the Cat. 3. Come out and support the racers, this is one of the last local races this year!!!

Fitchburg Final Results

After 4 hard days of racing the 2007 Fitchburg Classic has come to a close. The CCNS/Pedal Power guys rode strong, holding their own in the Junior Men's field.

Final Results:
23rd - Harrison Harb - 3:55:45
40th - Robert Schmidt - 3:58:08
43rd - Bob German - 3:59:06

*Note: The time is a cumulative time of all 4 races.

Fitchburg Day 4

Workers Credit Union Downtown Criterium
15 miles (17 Laps)

Team Results:
8th - Bob German - 36:21
24th - Harrison Harb - 36:21
32th - Robert Schmidt - 36:21

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Fitchburg Day 3

Wachusett Mountain Road Race
46 miles (4 Laps)

Team Results:
20th - Harrison Harb - 2:05:46
47th - Bob German - 2:07:16
49th - Robert Schmidt - 2:07:23

2007 Fitchburg Classic Overall Standings:
25th - Harrison Harb
44th - Robert Schmidt
46th - Bob German

Tomorrow is the last day of the race, the downtown criterium. Good luck fellas!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Fitchburg Day 2

Fitchburg State College Circuit Race
25 miles (8 Laps)

Team Results:
Bob German: 5th - 54:31
Harrison Harb - 18th - 54:31
Robert Schmidt - 53rd - 54:31

I'm not sure why the race officials posted everyone with the same time?

The message I received is that Anthem rider Ron LaRose, also a CCNS client, suffered a major bone bruise to his patella, 14 stitches in his knee, and a broken thumb...along with a boat load of road rash. We wish Ron the best!

Get Well Ron

I just caught word that Anthem/CCCC rider Ron LaRose, who trains at CCNS, went down hard today and was taken from the race site via ambulance. Its my understanding that Ron was talking and coherent after the fall, so that is good. We wish Ron the best and hope everything ends up ok.

Fitchburg Day 1

Best Western Royal Plaza / Rindge Road Time Trial
6.55 miles

Team Results:
31st: Harrison Harb - 19:07
45th: Robert Schmidt - 19:53
59th: Bob German - 20:58

The guys are looking to work together today during the 25 mile circuit race and gain some ground on the field in the overall points standings.

Team coach Aidan Charles finished 48th in the mens PRO Time Trial field of over 100 riders.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Fitchburg underway!

Today begins the 1st of 4 days of the 48th Annual Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Stage Race. Hopefully the guys got some rest and are ready to ride. The riders will be staying in dorms all 4 nights of the race, which isn't exactly ideal pre-race sleeping conditions. I received a call from Bob German this morning letting me know he hits the time trial course at 10:55. I'm not sure when Harrison and Robert go off. I'll be updating the blog as the results come my bookmark the site and keep checking back as the days progress.

Racer Bib Numbers:
933 - Harrison Harb
937 - Robert Schmidt
967 - Bob German

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Harrison Harb was the lone rider representing the team at the 25th Annual Exeter Criterium that took place yesterday evening. The only mens race that was held was the Pro 1-2-3 and Harrison hung in their to finish in the middle of the field. Nice to see the team's Junior riders moving up in the ranks and holding their own in the Pro races.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fitchburg Weekend

This weekend is the 48th Annual Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Stage Race. The CCNS/Pedal Power Team will have a strong presence in the Juniors race. Bob German, Harrison Harb, and Robert Schmidt will all be in the mix. The race schedule for these guys is as follows:

Thurs., June 28th: Best Western Royal Plaza / Rindge Road Time Trial
10:05 AM - Juniors - 6.55 miles @ 30 second Intervals

Fri., June 29: Fitchburg State College Circuit Race
8:30 AM - Junior Men - 25 miles (8 Laps)

Sat., June 30: Wachusett Mountain Road Race
9:10 AM - Junior Men - 46 miles (4 Laps)

Sun., July 1: Workers Credit Union Downtown Criterium
8:15 AM - Junior Men - 15 miles (17 Laps)


Congrats. Bob!

Congratulations to team rider Bob German who graduated from Vinal Technical High School a little over a week ago. Bob will be living it up this Summer as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the YMCA...and training hard on the bike!
Photo ©The Middletown Press. Brad M. Horrigan.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Weekend Results

It was a successful weekend of racing for our Junior/Cat. 3 rider Bob German. Bob finished 3rd on Saturday at the NBX BIKES Ninigret Criterium in Charlestown, RI getting himself a spot on the podium and taking home some prize money. On Sunday at the Cox Charities Cycling Classic in Providence, RI Bob hung strong to finish 16th in the field of 80+ riders. Junior/Cat 3. rider Robert Schmidt came down from upstate New York to race the Cox Crit. Robert rode strong early on, despite battling stomach illness. He jumped off the front of the field to chase down a prime. Nice job guys!

The team now has a Flickr site up chock full of photos by team rider Anthony Vecca. Head over to: CCNS/Pedal Power's Photos

Bob and Robert working together in the pack

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spread the word!

The CCNS/Pedal Power Team is now on MySpace. Add us as your friend and support the team! We're looking to make contacts with cyclists around the globe.

CCNS/Pedal Power MySpace

Weekend Double Dose

Some of the CCNS/Pedal Power boys will be in action this weekend right over the border in neighboring Rhode Island.Saturday is the NBX BIKES Ninigret Criterium in Charlestown, RI. Bob German will be riding in the Cat. 3 and Pro 1-2-3 races. The Cat. 3 race kicks off at 1:00 and the Pro at 3:00. Come on out and show some support for Bob.

Sunday is the Cox Charities Cycling Classic in Providence, RI.
Bob German and Robert Schmidt will be representing the team in the Cat. 3/4 race. This looks to be a good race with a full field of over 75 riders battling for a $500 purse. The riders go off at 12:15 so come out and support the guys! This is always a great race to come watch. The event typically draws hundered of spectators since it is held right in the heart of downtown Providence.

While you're in town stick around to watch CCNS' owner & team coach Aidan Charles in the Pro 1-2 event that kicks off at 6:00. Aidan and his NERAC teammates will be racing for a piece of the $15,000 purse.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Team Kits

The CCNS/Pedal Power Cycling Team kits are in and available to the public. Contact Aidan via Charles Coaching if you are intersted in purchasing a kit.

Short Sleeve Jersey: $60
Bibs: $65
Lightweight Longsleeve Jersey: $75
Fleece-Lined Longsleeve Jersey: $80
Thermal Winter Jacket: $100

Housy Hills!

The Housatonic Hills Road Race took place on Sunday and CCNS/Pedal Power had a few riders out there. Junior Bob German stepped up and rode in the Cat. 3 race. This was Bob's first true road race as a Cat. 3 rider and he hung in there finishing in the middle of the pack. CCNS' Calvin Smythe did well placing 18th out of a field of 67 riders in the Cat. 4/5 race.


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