Sunday, April 14, 2013

Battenkill 2013 - Club members place 2nd, 7th, 50th, and 34th

In this year's Tour of the Battenkill AVC managed to get four finishers in various race categories (let me know if I missed anyone!).
In the Cat 4-B race Glenn A managed a 50th place finish with a time of 3:29:38, and 18 mins off the lead.
In the Cat 4-F race Scott H pulled off a 7th place finish with a time of 3:06:47, just 37 secs off the lead.
In the Cat 5-G race Dylan T podium finished with a 2nd place finish and a time of 3:20:17, and 2 mins off the lead.
In the Cat 1-4 45+ Terry B finished 34th with a time of 3:09:42, and was 14 mins off the lead.

Nice ride everyone. Send a race report if you can.

  • How the Cat 5-G race played out...
The start of the 5G race was pretty tame, which was fine by me. I was able to stay with the group over the first two hills including Juniper Swamp, but we did shed a handful of riders there. From there our group of about 25 stayed together and worked pretty well, but it wasn't ridiculously fast. Nobody seemed to want to go for it, so we all just moved along. From that point on we dropped a few riders on each of the hills, especially Joe Bean and Carney Cassidy. Carney Cassidy broke us into two groups of about 7 and myself and one other rider rotated on the front to bring it all back (nobody else wanted it bad enough I guess!). So from there we were about 14 until the dirt of Mountain Rd where we lost a couple more. Then it all broke apart on Meetinghouse Rd. One guy went off the front like a rocket never to be seen again (he won by 2mins). There was no other real break but I think people just started bonking pretty hard. By the end of Meetinghouse I was with two others. We stayed together until Stage Rd where one guy took off. The two of us left eventually caught him with about 2km to go. We finished with a 3-way sprint which I won after coming around from the 3rd position.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Look Website

Check out the revamped AVC website at
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Adirondack CX

Registration is now open for the cyclocross race in September.
Register here...
More details here...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Century to Cooperstown

8am Sunday 24th June at the Walmart parking lot.
This is a non-supported ride so remember to bring tubes, pumps, etc.
We will stop at several convenience stores along the way for water and food.
Here's the route...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Mike Intrabartola Rides the Divide

And He's off...
Mike has started his ride from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail.
To keep up with him and the other riders check out the links below: - GPS Tracker and data page for Mike - Mike blog for the ride - rider call-in site - GPS Tracker page for all riders

Good luck Mike. Keep it turning.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Black Fly 2012

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Black Fly Challenge 42 mile mtb/cross race this coming weekend. No definite number but it looks like about 12 club members are taking part. There will be a cloud of green AVC jerseys moving off the start line!
Watch this space for the results.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

HRRT 2, 4, and 6hr Race

On Sunday (20th) two AVC riders suffered the 90 degree heat in the woods of Central Part in Schenectady. Terry B came away with the win in the 6hr race with 12 laps (approx 5mi per lap) in 6h19m. Dylan T finished 5th in the 4hr race with 7 laps in 4h 15m.