Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mission in Motion cycling donates $2,100.00 to Lourdes Breast Cancer mammography unit!

December 31, 2014

On behalf of the Mission in Motion Cycling Team, I am happy to report a donation has been mailed today for $2100.00.  The team had a blast training and racing in events all over New York, PA & beyond raising awareness for breast cancer!  

Our uniforms are bright and colorful and everywhere we go, people ask us what Lourdes Mission in Motion is, and we are so proud to tell them about the wonderful services that Lourdes provides to women in need of breast cancer screening.  What an amazing community we have!

Response form Lourdes!
Wow! On behalf of Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography and Lourdes Hospital, I would like to thank you for your generosity and continued support with your commitment to helping us bring mammography to women who would not have had testing because of either fear or lack of fund.
If there is anything we can ever do for you please don’t hesitate to ask!
Have an awesome and healthy New Year!


Laurie Ziegler, R.T.(R)(M)
Chief Mammographer
Lourdes Breast Care Center
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 1390

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Victor Apple Farm Cyclocross Race - a Race Report from Jackie

Here is a race report from Jackie Hendrickson after today's Victor Apple Farm Cyclocross Race! Congrats Jackie!

I was the only MIM in attendance.  The roster was heavy with Bike Loft East and Park Ave Bike Racers.  It was also the last race in the NY State Cyclocross Championship Series, so the stakes we high!

The course was snow covered and muddy, making things worrisome for the race organizer. He shortened to course to only a mere 2 muddy miles.  There were more hairpin turns than I've ever seen!  There were also 3 long low grade climbs that started out easy enough, until the life sapping 4th, 5th or even 6th lap.  The hole shot through the barn and the slog through the snow pile were great fun!

So...I started in middle of the pack, but rather than falling off, I gained on women each lap.  I overtook Karla Eisch first, no easy feat as she is a power house.  I worked my way past 2 other Cat 3 women and a few Cat 4's.  I ended up just off the podium by less than a minute, 4th place, for like the 4th time this year!  It was beautifully warm out so I was able to race in shorts.  Bad idea after the fact since muddy legs were an issue later on.  The biggest success though was being approached by Park Ave riders asking how to be apart of our awesome team!

Friday, November 21, 2014

DAVE PANELLA MEMORIAL CYCLOCROSS 2014 - Benefit for Norm Valerio

Many thanks to Michel Grygus and crew for the wonderful 2014 Dave Panella Memorial Race. Many Mission in Motion ladies braved the cold to come out and race on what turned into a beautiful, sunny fall day. Congratulations to the racers!

Delana at Dave Panella Memorial

Jackie going over the barrier at DPM like a mountain bike pro!

Delana successfully making it over the barrier!


Amorrena competing in her second race of the day!

Marsha staying warm at DPM!

Elizabeth navigating the corners at DPM.

In front, from left to ride: Vida, Amoreena. In back, from left to ride: Victoria, Jackie, Delana, Marsha, Tiffany, Lorrie and Elizabeth!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cyclocross season is here!

What a super season we are having!  Jackie won the cat 4 field at Park Ave Halloween cross, placed 2nd at Crossfire and 4th at Dave Panella memorial!.  Victoria Harris won Crossfire,  & placed 2nd at Syracross, & 2nd in noth masters and open women at Dave Panella Memorial!   Elizabeth Birch placed 3rd at Crossfire and 5th at Dave Panella Memorial!  Delana Spaulding placed 3rd at Dave Panella Memorial.
Keep up the great racing ladies!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hunter-Greene Summer Classic/NYS Road Race Championships

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Tannersville, NY

Such a beautiful, sunny day!  We were up at the starting line at the Stone Church at 8am to watch my 9-year-old, Corby, start his race (silver medal for NYS!). 
I had a little time to go back to town for a cup of coffee and then get on my bike to ride back up to the starting line.  There were only about 20 of us in the Cat 4/Masters group and we were starting with the 15-18 year old juniors so I had a feeling it was going to be a fast start (that, and the mile and a half down a 7% grade!).  It was supposed to be a neutral start on the downhill but I don't think the pace car got that memo--so fast!  It was a downhill chase and then it was all I could do to stay with that peloton on the flats and rollers--this is so not my strong suit.  Need a little Conklin Avenue interval training--Maria?;)  I managed to hang on for 8 miles but then I was off the back with 32 miles to go--oh, well...beautiful mountains and creeks to keep me entertained.  It was a 41 mile course that wound around Hunter Mountain and Windham, through terrific Catskill towns.  It was worth the suffer factor just to be out there on such a glorious day.  Very grateful to see the 1K to go sign but that also meant I had to climb back up that hill we started on--not so fast going up the hill as coming down! Happy to finish. Happy to go to lunch at an awesome Mexican restaurant in Tannersville.  So happy to take a shower when I got home!

Corby & August cheering my across the finish line.

Thanks to Anthem Sports and the Drakes for putting on another terrific race.

Monday, June 23, 2014

New York State Time Trial Championships- Tioga Center, NY 2014

What a perfect day, 80 degrees and sunshine for our championship 40km course!  We had 10 Mission in Motion teammates in total, 3 of them volunteering ( Tiffany & Alison at registration and podium, & Ursula recording numbers at the turnaround) 7 riders competed, one of our riders, Jenn, fell victim to a flat tire from some debris on the roads :(  Our other 6 riders were able to complete the long course and all medaled in their categories!

Our newest riders in their very first time trial championship competition:
Victoria Harris- Gold in Masters 40+
Gwen Riker- Silver in Masters 40+
Lisa Seery-Bronze in Masters 40+
Maria Salvo- Silver in Cat 4 women

Congratulations!  It's so great to see new people coming into the sport with such enthusiasm!

Also congrats to our Masters women 45+ riders:
Marsha Kapinus- Gold 45+
Karen Holm- Silver- 45+

Thanks to all the volunteers and officials for their hard work all day and thanks to all the racers for coming out to support the race!  Well done to all!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wilmington Whiteface weekend recap

Race recap from Placid Planets inaugural race weekend in Wilmington!  By Stephanie Tashjian.
Saturday morning we woke up to a beautiful morning and I couldn't have asked for better race conditions! I raced in a combined field on 3/4 women, masters, and juniors. 10 ladies rode the 30 mile circuit around quiet roads in Wilmington. The group stayed together the first lap and during the second a few of us were dropped. Overall the course was a great loop with a nice downhill section and some light climbing.
Today we road again in the Wilmington Whiteface Road Race which had some really great climbing. We really lucked out with the weather this weekend with the sun out and no crazy winds.
The pack stayed together on the stretch out to the main loop of the course but I was able to work together with a few ladies along the way to the finish. The course itself was unbelievable with some amazing views. The climb just outside the turn back to town for the finish was pretty tough but once I made it past that there was a nice six mile decent with a few rollers that was welcomed before the final climb to Santa's workshop. Honestly I thought the final climb was going to be pretty horrible but there were a few breaks in the climb to break it up a bit. 1.6 miles up the road to the top of Whiteface I crossed the finish line. The decent back into town was definitely worth the climb up!
I have to give props to team Placid Plant on a organized and well run race. The volunteers on the course were amazing wether you were in first and last and did a great job keeping racers safe. I'll definitely be back again next year!
(P.S. I owe a very special thanks to Marsha for letting me tag along this weekend while she officiated! Thanks Marsha!)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Binghamton Circuit Race - April 2014

It was a cold, windy, rainy day, but that didn't stop our fabulous looking crew from all their duties of volunteering and racing!  Many of the girls helped out with set up, worked registration, and the bake sale tent in addition to racing.
Here's a shot of some of the team after the first race, with the cool google + motion added :)  Elizabeth, Tiffany, Jackie, Jennifer, Delana, Alison, Stephanie, & Leah.  See that big stormcloud behind them?

Our ladies braved the elements with smiles on their faces :)  In the Cat 4 women's race, Delana finished 5th, Leah- 8th, Jenn- 9th, Jackie- 10th, Elizabeth- 11th and in the open women's race, Victoria finished 5th and Stephanie in 8th!  Great job everyone!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Emma's clean sweep!

Congratulations to our teammate Emma Hoffman who won all five of her events at the IMX challenge pentathlon held at Union college Jan 12!  The events comprised of 200 IM, 100 back, 200 free, 100 breathing, & 100 fly.  She set 4 personal bests!   Awesome job Emma!