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!!!