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August 2010: Issue 18

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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August 2010 18 ISSUE

CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter

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IN THIS ISSUE
Monthly Board Meeting
Club Events
Cazenovia Tri 2010
On Race Day
Girls Incorporated YWCA
Member Profile
QUICK LINKS
CNY Tri Club website

NEW

CNY Tri Club Photos
CNY Club membership
registration
USAT Membership
Save 10%

Visit National Aquatics

located on Erie Blvd
Syracuse , NY 13208
with current member
ship from CNY
Triathlon Club for
discount
Save 10%

Multisport Physical

Therapy

Save 10%

Present this coupon to either Syracuse Bicycle located on Erie Blvd East, Syracuse or The Bikery in Baldwinsville or the Bike Loft on South Bay Road North Syracuse and receive a 10 discount on items purchased in their stores. A valid CNY Triathlon membership is required.

OUR SPONSORS
Bella Domani

Catering & Banquets,LLC
Syracuse Bicycle
National Aquatics
Multisport Physical Therapy
The Bikery
The Bike Loft
Fleetfeet
YMCA Downtown
Finger Lakes Running &TriathlonCompany
2010 Executive Board

President
Sam Sampere
Vice President
Brad Crosby
Treasurer
Ken Hammond
Secretary
Tom Stern
Director (Odd Year)
Bill Street
Director (Even Year)
Jim Mirra
Director (Even Year)
John Evans
membership
Director Cazenovia Tri
John Austin
Director
Volunteer Coordinator
Rich O’neil
Apparel Coordinator
Ann Austin
Director – Volunteers Jamesville Beach
Kelly Covert
Director – PR coordinator
Kristin Mullally
Director at large
Cheryl Pusztai
Director at large
Andy D’agati
Note: All members of the Executive Officers and Board of Director’s can be reached at executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org
Standing committees
Note:
Due to a new year and election of new executive Officers and Board of Director’s our list of standing committees is being re-evaluated
FEATURED ARTICLE
Bike box loaner program
The CNY Triathlon club has two metal bike boxes for shipping your bike for that distant triathlon you have been wanting to do.
First , you must be a CNY Tri club member.
Second, call to reserve your box and it can be picked up from the following:
Syracuse Bicycles on Erie Blvd at www.syracusebicycle.com
446-6816
or at Multisport Physical Therapy on 1st Street suite B, Liverpool at www.multisportpt.com
451-2270

monthly Board Meeting


Next board meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 1 August 2010, at 7:30PM Panera Bread Dewitt on Erie Blvd East

Club Events

  • Woman Support Group POC Kristin Mullally and Kelly Covert at executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org
  • Jamesville Beach Du/Tri series at Jamesville Beach on Apulia Road Jamesville starts May 12 at Jamesville Beach at 6:00PM. Register at 5:30PM (parkling not included)
  • Oneida Shores Triathlon training series starts 2 June 2010 at 6:00PM ( parking not included)
  • Cazenovia Triathlon Sunday August 15, 2010 (registration is now open)
  • Masters open swim for CNY Tri members RSVP to Downtown YMCA 8:00 AM to 9:00AM Saturday.
  • Tempo runs at SU, Manley outside track at 6:00PM Mondays.
  • Time Trail brick series with OCC at 6:00PM, Jerome Fire Equipment Caugdenoy Road.
  • Please note that a season pass for either Jamesville or Oneida Shores is good for both parks.
Cazenovia Triathlon 2010


Cazenovia Triathlon: Registration will be closed out very soon (if not already) for this year’s triathlon & aquabike events. This year we will see 500 racers in Lakeside Park, Caz. Plenty big but not too big!

If you’re at Caz Tri this year (and of course there’s no better place to be on August 15 so why wouldn’t you be there!) take a moment to look around. You’ll notice that even with record numbers Caz Tri manages to run a race with navigable swim wave sizes, lots of transition elbow room, roads that have room to pass other cyclists and plenty of amenities as well. That happens through the efforts of 150 volunteers, many who are triathletes (and fellow CNY Tri members!) who forsook racing that day to work at the race. Take a moment to thank them, they’ll appreciate it.

If you entered the Caz Tri, you’ll be receiving race week & race day specific info via email in the week running up to the race. Details will also be at cazenoviatriathlon.org. If you’re interested in volunteering, we can always put you to good use, contact cazvolunteers@cnytriathlon.org.

This year’s Packet Pick Up will be at 2 sites: Thursday & Friday noon to 7PM at Fleet Feet’s new Bridge St. store and Saturday at Syracuse open to close.

Save 10%

All CNY Triathlon Club members will receive 50 dollars off of wetsuits and 10% off of all triathlon, swimming, cycling and nutritional products plus discounted bike fits.

Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Co.
215 E. State St
Ithaca, NY 14850

Offer Expires: N/A
Jamesville Beach Du/Tri series start dates 2010

Here are the dates for Jamesville Beach Du/Tri series for 2010


Triathlons: Wednesdays, June 2 – August 18
Distances: 400M swim or 600M, 10 Mile bike out and back and 3.1 mile run through the park

Registration: 5:00PM to 5:30PM

Race time: 6:00PM

Fee: $25 club membership, and $4.00 daily parking fee or $31.50 beach season pass which can be obtained at entrance gate. Senior discount also available at gate.

Club finale and end of season picnic and Kids triathlon: Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9:00AM, post race family picnic at sandpiper shelter.

For more information, contact Jim Mirra (315) 727-2538
JMirra1@twcny.rr.com

Please note: Looking for more volunteers for Jamesville Beach POC Volunteer coordinator volunteers@cnytriathlon.org

We have 3 weeks left of the Jamesville Beach Du/Tri series, it is no longer free to try out you must join the club.
On race day
Girls incorporated YWCA
Member Profile
August 2010 CNY Triathlon Club-Member Profile

Name: Brad Crosby

Tell us about yourself. Well where to start. Will start in early twenties I joined the Army as a watercraft operator I was trained in the military to lifeguard and teach rescue swimming to the members of the watercraft field, and was the assigned rescue swimmer on any of the several watercraft I was assigned to. I was in a unit that utilized 176 ft landing craft ships. I spent most of my military career in Central America, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, was also in Cuba, and Porto Rico.

After the military I bought a tavern and grill in a small town just north of Williamsburg Va. I operated the tavern for just over two years before I decided to move back home to good old upstate NY. Once home I acquired a job with the North Area YMCA as the aquatics director and began to work on my education in personal and fitness training, after a short stint with the YMCA I moved to Gold’s Gym. I have two certifications with the National Academy of Sports medicine CPT (certified personal trainer) and PES (performance enhancement specialist). These allowed me to work with many members of the community to enhance their fitness. While working for Gold’s I met Paul at Syracuse bicycle due to a triathlon training program that I had established at Gold’s. Paul sparked my true interest in cycling and coaxed me to come work for Syracuse bicycle. While working for him and Dan I decided to utilize my GI bill and have just completed a Bachelors of Science degree in sports management. My goal is to utilize this degree to continue training people and look into working for a cycling manufacturer.

As for racing I have been racing for several years and racked up several wins and top ten finishes. Some of the most memorable wins would be the twilight crit in Rochester while racing category five, and a win in the Hollenbeck road race at category three. I have also qualified and raced with the central region team for the empire state games for three years, and look forward to that being back this year.

As for triathlons, my one big event was the green lakes tri which I finished 25

th and won the first place award for first timers. I will have to expand on the triathlon events!

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up? I was asked by several clients while working as a trainer at Gold’s Gym to train them for a triathlon; this was about six years ago. I took on the challenge and ended up with a group of about twenty five people who trained together twice a week. This group insisted if I was going to train them that I needed to compete with them. And so it went, the conversion from muscle head to endurance person. This is where I found my true joy for cycling and realized my natural ability to time trial.

Who is your hero? Who is everyone’s hero!! Who else but Lance Armstrong, that’s what you’re supposed to say right?

What is your athletic background? I think I covered most of this above.

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses? I hate running (I can run, I just go out of my mind). I’m pretty sure I still hold the cycling club TT course record so I guess I would say that is my strength.

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most? Green Lakes, I remember thinking I was a pretty strong swimmer, so I decided to start at the front of the first wave. I quickly realized that I was the only one not wearing a wet suit and learned that the buoyancy of those suits really helps as I was run over by about twenty guys.

What is your favorite race and why? The Daytona 500! Haha, sorry don’t really have a tri favorite race due to competing in mostly cycling events.

What was your worst race and why? Same no answer really.

What are this year’s goals? Lose some weight that I gained most of last year due to broken collar bone. And compete in some triathlon somewhere, I promise!

In five years you hope to… Win a sprint somewhere.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you. I have two English bulldogs and they are a riot! Sorry guess a lot of people know that.

In closing, the CNY Triathlon Club is a volunteer organization operated and led by members of the club and supported by its members and sponsors.
CNY Triathlon Club was formed to bring together people in the Central New York area to strengthen and advance the sport of triathlon; promote the educational pursuit of the triathlon and general physical fitness; represent the sport of triathlon within the community and publish and disseminate information related to the sport of triathlon.

Our mission is to reach beyond ourselves and encourage others by sharing our experiences.

If any club member would like to contribute to our newsletter or help in arranging it each month it would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at Newsletter@cnytriathlon.org
Connect, Communicate, and Share

Sincerely,

James Mirra, Pubisher/Editor
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc

Box 434
Dewitt, New York 12314

Brad Crosby

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

August 2010 CNY Triathlon Club-Member Profile
Name: Brad Crosby

Tell us about yourself. Well where to start. Will start in early twenties I joined the Army as a watercraft operator I was trained in the military to lifeguard and teach rescue swimming to the members of the watercraft field, and was the assigned rescue swimmer on any of the several watercraft I was assigned to. I was in a unit that utilized 176 ft landing craft ships. I spent most of my military career in Central America, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, was also in Cuba, and Porto Rico.

After the military I bought a tavern and grill in a small town just north of Williamsburg Va. I operated the tavern for just over two years before I decided to move back home to good old upstate NY. Once home I acquired a job with the North Area YMCA as the aquatics director and began to work on my education in personal and fitness training, after a short stint with the YMCA I moved to Gold’s Gym. I have two certifications with the National Academy of Sports medicine CPT (certified personal trainer) and PES (performance enhancement specialist). These allowed me to work with many members of the community to enhance their fitness. While working for Gold’s I met Paul at Syracuse bicycle due to a triathlon training program that I had established at Gold’s. Paul sparked my true interest in cycling and coaxed me to come work for Syracuse bicycle. While working for him and Dan I decided to utilize my GI bill and have just completed a Bachelors of Science degree in sports management. My goal is to utilize this degree to continue training people and look into working for a cycling manufacturer.

As for racing I have been racing for several years and racked up several wins and top ten finishes. Some of the most memorable wins would be the twilight crit in Rochester while racing category five, and a win in the Hollenbeck road race at category three. I have also qualified and raced with the central region team for the empire state games for three years, and look forward to that being back this year.

As for triathlons, my one big event was the green lakes tri which I finished 25th and won the first place award for first timers. I will have to expand on the triathlon events!How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up? I was asked by several clients while working as a trainer at Gold’s Gym to train them for a triathlon; this was about six years ago. I took on the challenge and ended up with a group of about twenty five people who trained together twice a week. This group insisted if I was going to train them that I needed to compete with them. And so it went, the conversion from muscle head to endurance person. This is where I found my true joy for cycling and realized my natural ability to time trial.

Who is your hero? Who is everyone’s hero!! Who else but Lance Armstrong, that’s what you’re supposed to say right?

What is your athletic background? I think I covered most of this above.

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses? I hate running (I can run, I just go out of my mind). I’m pretty sure I still hold the cycling club TT course record so I guess I would say that is my strength.

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most? Green Lakes, I remember thinking I was a pretty strong swimmer, so I decided to start at the front of the first wave. I quickly realized that I was the only one not wearing a wet suit and learned that the buoyancy of those suits really helps as I was run over by about twenty guys.

What is your favorite race and why? The Daytona 500! Haha, sorry don’t really have a tri favorite race due to competing in mostly cycling events.

What was your worst race and why? Same no answer really.

What are this year’s goals? Lose some weight that I gained most of last year due to broken collar bone. And compete in some triathlon somewhere, I promise!

In five years you hope to… Win a sprint somewhere.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you. I have two English bulldogs and they are a riot! Sorry guess a lot of people know that.

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