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We set out saturday morning for Binghamton, Larry & Myself. We made it as far as the Cross Bronx where we were rearended. The worst part of the collision was that we had our bikes on the hitch mounted rack. There was no damage to the car, but our bikes are toast. After waiting 3 hours for the police to arrive and fill out a report, we headed home, very disappointed. So this has brought an end to my racing season. It is time for a few hikes, work around the house, and long slow fall rides. I would like to thank my new teamates for a great year! See you soon.
This is my 4th time doing this epic ride, enjoy this video I put togther from the little footage of the first few hours.
Smiling, having fun (Sup-per Troup-per) Feeling like a number one...
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The usual friday races were delayed a little this week to allow the kids to get in the act. It was great to see the kids all suited up ready to have at it. They ran 2 races, one for the younger, one for the older children. The smaller kids were guided around the course by Gary Giachetto. The group of three made fast work of their lap, with all finishing strongly. The older kids were guided around the course by Ed C. & Dennis. Again, they all finished strongly. Medals were awarded to all participants. Future GAB, Conor Schwenker, won decisively behind a strong solo effort.
The Green Arm Bandits were well represented at this Friday Night Kreb Cycle Race, consisting of members Craig, Karl, Owen, Rob, Percy, George, and Chris. The team agreed to race aggressively feeling that our best chance for a positive outcome was to position one or more of us in a successful break. Multiple attacks were covered or chased down by the field. This softened the group and allowed Owen to enter a selection of ~6 in the waning stages. Percy realized the opportunity and was successful in a valiant solo bridge effort. The break stayed away and resulted in placings for Owen and Percy, and a solid showing for the GAB's.
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Location: Brentwood Campus of SCCC
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In this finish line photo Chris is passing riders from the other CAT 4 field.
He has a 40 yard lead on the second place CAT 4/5 racer at the rear of the picture.
90 degrees, sunny and 40 miles of intense country road climbing. A nice barbecue, a lake for swimming and a little beer topped off a sweet day. It was nice to see he had his family there as well to savor the moment and look for payback from their great support.
Kris Saether, Mike and Owen helped Chris for the first 6 miles and then a well timed attack by Chris Schwenker splintered the field for the rest of the race.
There is no mystery or magic elixir to Chris winning this tough race. He trained very hard, scouted out the course weeks prior and peaked for this race.
Thanks to the promoters who put on a well organized, safe and enjoyable race!
Friday evening the five Bandits Owen, Karl, Rob, George and Percy started in the A race at the Friday Night Kreb Race Series.
The race was going hard and intense, no break attempt was holding long at any time. Numerous chases and a lot of work around front not let any thing go with out one of the GABs. At the last lap a break almost made it, but the team did not let this happen as they managed to chase on last second and even position Karl for the finish sprint to victory.
Karl, Mike and Chris joined the large field of LI "A" racers to test our fitness and strength. Despite numerous strong efforts by the boys the race failed to split and no selection was made. Karl contested the sprint finish and flew in just out of the $.