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.