Monday, March 31, 2008

Weekend Results

Saturday was a good day for the team at the Plaiville Crit. Series. Jason Cicero took 4th in the Cat. 4/5 race to retain the yellow jersey and keep himself/CCNS in the lead headed into week 4. Brian Tompkins finished 8th in the 3/4 race on his "spare bike" after last weeks crash knocked his new Duratec out of commission for a few weeks. Ron LaRose is currently ranked 4th in the 3/4 overall. Steve Youmatz finished 8th in the 39+ race which earned him 4th overall in the series points. Hunter Pronovost rode well in the Pro 1,2,3 race finishing in the 5th slot and putting him in the Top 10 for series points. Great job guys!

In Johnny Cake Lane action down in Coxsackie, NY Ron LaRose rode to a 6th place finsih in the Pro (A) race. Patrick Brandon and Bob German also rode strong finishing in the main field. Solid riding guys!

In other team news, CCNS motor pacing sessions have begun. A bunch of the guys put in an hour of motor pacing yesterday afternoon after a training ride. Check out some photos of the pacing over at the teams Flickr page.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Race Photos...

I've added some more photos to the teams Flickr page. Riders Brian Tompkins and Steve Youmatz were kind enough to contribute some photos and Steve has also started his own Flickr page which I'll have a link to in the near future.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekend Results

Saturday's Plainville race had its ups and downs for the team. The highlight of the day was Jason Cicero taking 2nd in the 4/5 race giving CCNS/Pedal Power the overall team lead and giving Jason the yellow jersey heading into week 3 of the series. Congrats Jason! Dave Dubos rode strong finishing 8th in the 4/5 race. Ron LaRose took 3rd in the 3/4 race putting him in 3rd overall in the points standings and the team in 2nd. Nice work! The team would like to send a "Get Well" out to team rider Brian Tompkins who was involved in a nasty crash in the 3/4 race. Brian tells us he's ok, and he'll be back racing next weekend..but I know is Duratec is in rough shape. We'll see how things pan out this week? Steve Youmatz shot a bunch of photos before/after his race, check them out over at Steve's Flickr page.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Weekend Results

Saturday's Plainville race was great for the CCNS/Pedal Power Team despite wet roads and chilly temps.! The guys rode smart covering every break, attacking, and working together as a team. The highlights of the day were Ron LaRose taking the win in the Cat. 3/4 race. On the last lap, Ron opened up a lead on the main field around the last turn and drove it home! After all that, Ron also jumped in the Pro race and finished 12th in the field of 38 riders. Not too shabby! Anthony Parent and Patrick Brandon rode strong in the 3/4 race taking 6th and 8th and Brian Tompkins showed some good legs taking the lead and opening up a gap on the field for several laps. In that same race, Anthony and Brian took Primes. Nice job guys! Jason Cicero finished strong taking 3rd in the Cat. 4/5 race. Not bad for a guy who probably hasn't slept in a week thanks to the arrival of his new daughter! Congrats Jason! In Masters action, Steve Youmatz took 3rd in the 4/5 race. Three people on the podium was a great start to the Plainville Series. Until next week...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Weekend Results

Saturday turned out to be a bust thanks to Mother Nature. The team was supposed to get together and race the 1st race of the Plainville series, then head out on a team rider for a few hours, but the day was a rain out...bummer! Yesterday was a solid day for the team at the second race of the Bethel Series. Bob German and Ron LaRose took 2nd & 3rd in the Mens 3/4 race. Bob was off the front by almost a minute with another rider putting in a great effort and Ron had one heck of a sprint to keep his 3rd position. Brian Tompkins rode well finishing in 14th in the 3/4 race as well. Everyone looked good and week 2 of the 2008 season is in the books. Steve Youmatz shot a few photos of the Cat. 5 and 3/4 race which can be viewed by Clicking here.

Bob German off the front with another racer

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Team Presentation

With the help of our sponsors the team kicked off the 2008 season with the Team Presentation. The event was held at Pedal Power's Next Level: Bicycle Gallery & Fit Studio in conjunction with the Pedal Power Season Kick-Off Party. Team Director Aidan Charles presented the 2008 squad as a team promo ran on the flat screen TV throughout the evening. The attendance was great and many of the team sponsors made it out to the event. 2008 looks to be a great year, as time will tell...

2008 Racing Begins...

The racing season began this past Sunday with the first race of the Bethel Series. Lots of team riders made it out to the event and everybody looked strong. The highlights of the day were Robert Schmidt taking 4th in the Pro 1,2,3 race after traveling all the way down from his home in New York. Robert is back in the area on Spring Break, he's a college student out in Durango, CO. Bob German was the other strong finisher, with a 7th place showing in the Cat. 3/4 race. Full race results can be viewed over at The team looks to improve as the Plainville Series begins on Saturday. The whole team should be in attendance, as we have a mandatory team training/bonding ride after the event. It should be fun! Let's hope the weather holds out!