Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York State Time Trial Championship- Rome, NY August 30, 2015

What a great way to celebrate the end of the road racing season with a state championship!
Over 110 cyclists were registered for the Time trial championship with great weather in store!

Eight, yes (8) Mission in Motion Women came out to compete in various categories and age groups! It was great to see so many of our uniforms in one place!

The cat 1-2-3 women, and Masters 40+ & 45+ rode the 40km course and were treated to an awesome stating ramp built by members of the Mohawk Valley Bicycle Club, for a long time trial, there were some stretches of steady climbing that many of us commented were hard heading into the wind.  The Cat 4 women, and Masters 50+, 55+ were treated to a fast 20km course, leaving them looking perfectly beautiful after their race :)  But, of course Kathleen, Elizabeth and Leah always look perfect no matter how hard they ride!

Congratulations to every member of our team!  Each of us earned a medal and a spot on the podium!

Dana Cooreman- Silver medal- Cat 123 Women
Leah Hadlock- Gold- NYS TT Champion- Cat 4 Women
Elizabeth Birch- Silver medal- Cat 4 Women
Gwen Riker- Gold- NYS TT Champion- Masters 40+
Victoria DuBois- Gold- NYS TT Champion- Masters 45+
Marsha Kapinus- Silver medal- Masters 45+
Kim Myers-Gold-  NYS TT Champion- Masters 50+
Kathleen Ruithauser- Bronze medal - Masters 55+

Awesome job to all!  Next up, Cyclocross season!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

16 HOT laps at Kirkwood Industrial park ( aka Binghamton Circuit Race)

Well, I had forgotten how hard it was to climb that little hill over and over again, after all, it's been 2 years since I've ridden the course at Kirkwood Industrial Park!

Once upon a time, I had the thrill of riding with the A group back in the day when I was younger and actually trained.  Last night, I had quite a difficult time staying with the B group (maybe because it consists of more former A's than B's)??

Nevertheless, it was a great night to get out and catch up with people I hadn't seen in ages!  
We had a nice showing in the B group including 6 women and 2 juniors!  
From what I remember, I was lapped twice by Chuck Rhoades flying solo winning the A field, awesome riding Chuck!

Womens results:
Marsha, Delana, Karla, Elizabeth, Maria, Jen (riding with Corby-current NYS junior champion!)

Delana and Elizabeth before the race.

Front: Maria and Marsha. Back: Delana and Elizabeth.

Delana, Maria, and Elizabeth after the race

Corby, Jen, August, and Eric.