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 CCNSPedalPower@yahoo.com

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 CCNSPedalPower@yahoo.com. 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.