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As of 4/13/13

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

2013 CNY Triathlon Club Members

Mindra Abdallah
Elizabeth Acee
Laura Ackerman
Samantha Aitken
Tyler Aitken
Joshua Aitken
Amanda Aitken
Kerri Aitken
David Aitken
Tracy Alberici
Rebecca Alder
Kevin Alder
John Aldrich
David Allen
Kris Allen
Kurt Allen
Gregory Allen
Karen Allen-Turner
Meredith Andrews
Esther Anthony
Gabriele Ariola
Monica Ariola
Joan Arno
Daniel Arno
Deborah Audley
Karen Auffhammer
Rebecca Auyer
Ted Ayoub
Judy Bablok
Steve Bailey
Lisa Baker
elizabeth baker
Daphne Baker
Jason Baleno
Jennette Ball
Eric Bansbach
Kelly Bargabos
Leslie Barrows
Susan Bell
Amy Benedict
Caitlin Bennett
Leo Berman
Sally Berry
Jennifer Berthoff
Sylvia Betcher
Christine Black
Kathryn Bogardus
Linda Bonczek
Donna Boots
Alessandra Borgia
Henry Borick
Melissa Bottorff
Ange Bradley
Kate Branagan
Michael Brookins
Christine Brown
Kirstan Brown
Alex Brown
Christine Brown
Shannon Brown
Joseph Brown
Tyson Bry
Kimberly Buck
Gina Burrows
Robert Burton
Ginny Burton
Jennifer Butera
David Butera
Gretchen Byrnes
Jason Byrnes
Mary Byrnes
Erin Byrnes
Colin Byrnes
Kate Byrnes
Clay Caldwell
Kim Caldwell
Meghan Cali
Cindy Calson
steve capella
gene cappelletti
Pamela Caraccioli
douglas carbino
kathy carbino
Denise Carlson
Christina Cartwright
John Cavalline
Darcy Cavalline
Susan Centore
MaryAnn Champion
Lydia Chapman
Kenneth Cigler
Mary Ciotti
Lois Clark
KATIE CLARK
eileen clinton
Mike Clonan
Patrick Conboy
Karen Conklin
Briana Conley
Brian Connelly
Cheryl Cook
Dana Cooreman
Devin Coppola
Jody Coppola
Annie Coppola
Debbie Corapi
Jennifer corona
michael corona
Ashton Corona
Carson Corona
Cameron Corona
Kevin Costello
robin cottrell
Stacey Cowan
Ashley Cox
Shawna Craigmile-Sciacca
Suzanne Craybas
Hannah Craybas
Matthew Craybas
Jennifer Crisp
Tracy Cromp
robert crooks
Danielle Cross
Lynn Cunningham
Andrew Cunningham
Sally Curran
Laura Currey
Thomas Cusworth
monique cuyler
EVELYN CZYZ
Colleen Damato
Tina D’Amico
Tamara Danner
Trina Dattler
Kelley Davis
Derrick Day
Renee Deangelis
Chris DeBottis
Julie DeKing
Joseph DeLeo
Jacqueline Delia-Figueiredo
Jennifer Delles
Jennifer Delles
Heather DeMarco
Jennifer Demaria
Benjamin Demaria
Maxwell Dennington
Peter Dennington
Joyce Dennington
John Ders
Joanna DeSantis
Jonathan Dickens
Melissa Dickens
Lynne DiGennaro
Tim DiGiulio
Pamela Dise
Michele Dobson
Steve Dolan
Pat Doner
Mark Donnelly
Michele Donnelly
Jaelyn Donnelly
Maura Donovan
Katie Doucette
Mary Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty
Lynn Douglas
Melissa Downs
Lindy Drapikowski
Angela Dunn
mark dwyer
Karen Dygert
Kathleen Effler
jackie egle capella
Christina El Bayadi
Deborah Emery
Riley Enders
Paula Mallory Engel
Molly English-Bowers
Karen Esposito
John Evans
Coraline Falco
Stephanie Falls
Michael Falls
Larisa Farlin
Patty Farone
Marie Farone
Colleen Farrell
Maureen Fauler
Christina Fazio
Annette Fentress
Sarah Feola
Steven Festenstein
Stephen Fiorella
Cathy Fischer
Kelly Flaherty
Tania Flanagan
Laura Floss
Kristen Foland
Jayson Foland
Carolyn Foody
Daniel Foody
Daniel Foody
Mark Ford
Margaret Formica
Lauri Francis
Kathleen Frawley
Tammy Fuller
Mary Gajewski
Patricia Gallen
mary jo galletta
john galletta
emma galletta
julian galletta
Jim Galloway
Dan Ganley
Brenda Gardner
Richard Gardner
Nicole Garofalo
Justin Garofoli
Michael Gasparek
Jodi Gasparek
Jennifer Gasparek
Matthew Gasparek
Tina Gauthier
David Gauthier
Taylor Gauthier
Joshua Gauthier
Sierra Gauthier
Jessica Geary
Kenneth Geary
Tanya Gesek
Thomas Giannettino
Katherine Gibas
Candy Gibb
Denise Gonnella
Severin Gonnella
Diane Goode
John Goodson
Kareen Goodson
Alexis Grace
Kelly Grace
Janice Gray
Sue Green
Heidi Green
Kristi Griffin
Chary Griffin
Brad Griffith
Wayne Grove
Corrinne Guadagnolo
Katie Guillemin
Elizabeth Gunnip
Jessica Guyder
Robert Hadzor
Susan Hadzor
Shannon Halleran
Jacqlynn Halstead
Lindsay Hanas
Sheri Hansen
William Hansen
Shirley Hartnett
Kristen Haus/Baleno
Cindy Hayes
jeffrey heim
MEGAN HENDERSON
Elaine Henning
Scott Hildebrandt
Eric Hinman
James Hockey
Christine Hodkinson
William Hollely
Maribeth Homa
Joe Homola
Jaclyn Horn
Andrew Horsfall
Mary Houck
Angela Hughes
Beth Hughes
Andrew Illingsworth
Ralph Janicki
Lari Jimerson
Reem Jishi
Dennis Johnson
Alex Johnson
Laurene Johnson
Crystal Jordan
Mike Joyner
Elizabeth Jurkiewicz
Jeffrey Justice
Kimberly Kedenburg
Stacey Keefe
Charles Keenen
Leslie Keller
Charles Keller
Marcia Kelley
Courtney Kelley
Joseph Kelly
Matthew Kelly
Brian Kelly
Debbie Kelly
Edward Keplinger
Jacob Keplinger
Amanda Keplinger
Jeanne Keplinger
Heather Ketcham
Michael Ketcham
Taylor Ketcham
Julia Ketcham
Vivianne Ketcham
Steven Kieb
ryan kiggins
liz kiggins
Elaine Kimpel
Caryl Kinney
Theodore Kiteveles
Linda Kiteveles
Shelby Kiteveles
Riley Kiteveles
Mary Klepper
Barbara Klim
Peter Klim
Jennie Kliment
Daniel Kliment
Debra Kman
David Knaebel
Lauren Knight
Brenda Ko
Greg Koop
Andrea Kooritzky
Alisandra Kosinski
Robert Kosinski
Michele Kosinski
Michael Kostakis
Mary Beth Krause
Lynne Krohl
Stefanie Kroll
Nancy Krupka
Jane Kuppermann
Jennifer Kurtz
Jennifer LaGrange
Ben Larsen
Angela LaVergne
Meghan Lawler
Jen Lawrence
Laura Lawson
Adam Lawson
Mack Lemmon
Timothy Leonard
Andrea Lewis
Erica Liberatore
Bridget Lichtinger
Jennifer Ligoci
Janet Loch
Kelly Loch
Jessica Loch
Katie Loch
Elinore Loch
Russ LoGalbo
Lauren Longo
Ann Marie Lozito
Ann Marie Lozito
regina Lozito-Yorton
anthony lubrino
steve ludwig
Myron Luthringer
Meghan MacBlane
Kathleen MacDuff
Maeve MacKenzie
Will MacKenzie
M.J. MacKenzie
Ryan MacKenzie
Margaret Madonian
Debbie Magaro-Dolan
Stephanie Magee
Daniel Magee
Andrew Magee
Michael Magee
Jeffery Maher
Kerry Manahan
Jodi Mangano
stephanie mangano
Marcie Mann
Kenneth Mann
David Markham
todd marshall
Lynda Martin
Leslie Martino
Marybeth Matyasik
Christine Mccarthy
Steve McCormick
Gerry McDevitt
Ailish McDevitt
Kyra McDevitt
Sinead McDevitt
Connie McDevitt
carolyn mcdonald
Craig McGowan
tanya mcguire
James McLean
Teresa MCVEA
William McVea
Teresa Meehan
Susie Mehringer
Mary Meier
SUSAN MEKKER
JACOB MEKKER
Nancy Mele
Jill Merrow
Emily Messineo
Suzanne Mettler
Julia Mettler-Grove
Michelle Michlovitch
Kevin Miles
Kevin Miles
Roberta Millert
Lauren Mirra
Dave Mirra
Madison Mirra
Mackenzie Mirra
James II Mirra
Alexander Mirra
James Mirra
Nichole Moles
Barbara Monahan
Elizabeth Moran
Gwen Morgan
Colleen Morgan
Erin Morgan
Mary Morgan
Heather Moses
Stanley Moskal
Robert Mozo
Colleen Mozo
Samantha Mozo
Benjamin Mozo
Cindy Mueller
Adrienne Mylott
Denise Napoli
Andrew Napoli
Lisa Nardone
Kellie Nasiff
Betsy Nicol
Mary Nitzberg
Len Nitzberg
Aaron Nolan
Peggy Northrup
Billy Norton
Elizabeth Novakowski
Elise Novakowski
Debra Nowicki
Martin Nowicki
Madelyn Nowicki
Kylie Nowicki
Justin Nowicki
Deanna Oakes
Melissa O’Brien
Ginny O’Connor
Rick Ogden
karen ogden
Laurie Oliver
Deborah O’Malley
Will O’Malley
William O’Malley
Brendan O’Malley
Megan O’Malley
Richard O’Neil
Marty Osterhaudt
Cindy Ostuni
Jennifer Ours
kimberlee overdyk
Wanda Padula
ann page
Judy Parish
Nick Pasco
james pemberton
Deirdre Perkins
Jeffrey Perkins
Margaret Perkins
Sidney Perkins
patty perless
Adam Peruta
Rustan Petrela
Christine Petrie
Diane Pisano
Mickey Piscitelli
Steven Plante
Mary Lou Plante
Brent Polos
Rosco Polos
Nichole Polos
Douglas Polsin
Jill Poniros
Annie Porter
Caroline Potter
Scott Potter
Caroline Potter
Kate Prignon
Marcia Prignon
David Profusek
Jennifer Pronti
Sandra Puro
Jessica Puro
Shannon Puro
Lauren Putnam
Walter Putter
Ben Rabin
Jocelyn Rabin
Chris Read
Susan Read
Stephanie Reilly
Kim Reinhardt
Brett Rewakowski
TJ Ricciardiello
Joy Rinaldi
Holly Rine
Ruth Ripley
Barbara Roach
Virginia Robbins
Scott Rogers
Ellen Rosa
Holly Rosenthal
gary rothman
Paul Rubacka
Mary Ryan
Shawn Ryan
Kim Ryder
Sandra Sabourin
Samuel Sampere
Mimi Satter
Deborah Saucier
Marika Scalisi
Lynda Scannell
Scott Schaffer
Jenny Schaffer
Susan Schmelling
Helene Schmid
Andy Schmid
Vincent Schmidt
Renee Schmidt
Helena Schmidt
Terese Schmidt
stacey schneble
Emily Schneider
Ivy Schoff
Steven Schug
Mike Schug
Kristin Schug
Vincent Schug
Mary Schug
Sara Schultz
Kimberly Schulz
Barbara Settel
Sean severance
melissa severance
kiana Severance
cole severance
Suzanne Shapero
Tom Shea
Margaret Sheen
Claire Sheen
Jennifer Sherbourne
Cameron Sherbourne
Michael Sherman
Tracy Shortell
Pauline Shostack
Zachary Shostack
Daniel Sindone
Alexander Sindone
Deborah Sindone
Perry Singleton
Jason Sipley
Holly Skiff
Dylan Smith
David Smith
John Snell
Debra Snell
Dawn Snow
Jackie Snow
Kathy Solan
Angela Sommer
Jenny Sommers
kevin sorge
Deborah Spencer
William Spencer
Faith Spencer
Hope Spencer
Terri Spinella
Kimberly Spitzer
Wendy Stark
Melissa Stefanec
Thomas Stern
Gary Stevens
Tina Stinson
Deborah Storrings
Christina stottlar
Sarah Stuart
Lindsay Sullivan
Jason Sutor
Jessica Sweeney
Charlene Syers
Robyn Sylvester
Lisa Tamiso
Christina Tarnacki
Yvonne Tasker Rothenberg
Amie Thomas
Dawn Tice
Tracy Till
Tracy Tillapaugh
Patrick Tompkins
Patrick Tompkins
Elizabeth Tracy
Christopher Trevisani
Joyce Trinkley-Wolfson
Beth Tucker
John Turner
Sara-Kate Valentine
Patrick VanBeveren
robert vidulich
monte vigliotti vigliotti
Kevin Visconti
Keri Vito
Christine Wachna
Christina Wagner
Ken Waldby
Travis Waldref
kristine waldron
Mike Wall
Maureen Walsh
Kristen Walsh
Jill Walsh
Kyleigh Walton
John Walton
Mollie Walton
Mark Ward
Joan Ward
Dan Waterman
lisa watkins
Madison Wedyck
Richelle Wedyck
Greg Wedyck
Keone Weigl
Brian Weinreich
robert weisenthal
Melissa Wenham
Denise Wenzel
Jennifer Wheeler
Lee Wilder
David Wildrick
Lisa Wildrick
Traci Williams
Jennifer Wilson
Peter Winkler
Jason Winkler
Arthur Winter
David Winter
Nathan Winter
Cassie Winter
Daniel Wnorowski
deborah wood
Beryl Wright
Tara Wright
Ann Yankay
Lawrence Young
Rosalie Young
caryle zipprich
mark zipprich

Membership Orientations

Friday, April 5th, 2013

     MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATIONS

 

     WINTER TRAINING FACILITY (WTF) in Shoppingtown Mall  

Saturday, April 27th at 11 a.m. 
Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m.
We have a MAJOR change to Wednesday training nights!  At the membership orientations we will have great clinics and go over the entire process of signing up for Wednesday night practice. We will also explain how volunteering for a Wednesday Night can guarantee YOU a spot!  Here is an insider tip: Check the calendar for the Wednesday you really want to train. Volunteer the week prior and you will be guaranteed a spot the next week!  But hop on it! People are starting to figure it out and signing up for volunteer slots!

Eric Bansbach

Friday, April 5th, 2013
Member Profile
Name:  Eric Bansbach
 
How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?  After high school, my running went from trying to be competitive, to just being recreational. I enjoyed running for mental relaxation. About five years ago, some friends tried to convince me that triathlons were fun. I watched Green Lakes one year, but didn’t understand the concept of swimming in an orgy of thrashing bodies (at least not in the context of racing……..). I went to the Y and sort of learned to swim, and tried Green Lakes the next year. I am not sure I was hooked, but definitely intrigued. The next year, I did Green Lakes again, then Cazenovia. After that, I started meeting lots of club members and became hooked on both the personal athletic challenge and also the social rewards.

Who is your Hero? I don’t have a hero, but I do appreciate people who are open, honest, and who remain true to themselves. These kinds of folks provide inspiration by being real, and honest. There seem to be a fair number of these folks in our triathlon community.

 

What is your athletic background?  I ran cross country and track in high school, and was just average, definitely not a star runner. During track meets, my coach would force me to run the 3200m. That event was just before the final relays, and he wanted to give the fast distance runners as much time to recover between the 3200 and 3200-relay. Hence, “Hey Eric, run the 3200….” My slow time gave the fast runners more time to recover. I was a team player…..

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?  I started out without any strengths, except T2. Since I used to wear my running shoes on the bike, T2 consisted of dumping the bike and helmet, without even stopping. For my first couple of tri’s, my T2 time ranked me 1st overall in that category. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any medals for those performances. Ironically, I think swimming is now my strength (relatively speaking), with biking being just ok, and running being my weakness.

 

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?  Green Lakes. I wore a baggy, royal blue, beach-volleyball style bathing suit. No wetsuit. My bike was a 30 year old 10 speed with what felt like a cast iron frame. The speedometer was a cable driven one with a big circular display, and looked like it came out of an old Ford pickup. Only half of the gears worked. The lake water that year was frigid, so when the race started and I first submerged into the ice-water, my entire chest cavity shrank by 30% and I couldn’t breathe. I did about 1/3 of the swim on my back, and had to walk my bike part way up the hill from route 5 into the park.

 

What were your favorite races and why? I had two favorite tri’s, and both were last year. At Lyme, I managed to have a respectable swim and a decent bike, and I managed a third place age group award (I won’t tell you the number of racers in my age group….). It is a smaller race, but good venue, and I had fun with a bunch of close club members.

 

The other favorite tri was Green Lakes 2012. We had everyone from our workout group there, and all had successful results. Despite leaving T1 barefoot with my bike (i.e. without my bike shoes), my time was decent, but more importantly, had fun.

 

I usually try to find positive things that happen during races. My recent half marathon was not a favorite, but had some interesting personal stats that give me hope that my running might be improving. The first five miles were well under my target pace, a pace which I haven’t been able to run in quite a while, even during a 5K. My 10K split time was almost a minute faster than my previous PR for a 10K race. Despite a slightly slower second half, I ended up knocking a full 2 minutes off of my previous best ½ marathon time, and learned that lime power gels are disgusting.

 

 

What was your worst race and why?  I am not sure that I had a “worst” race, but Syracuse 70.3 sure had its challenges, namely the run. Turning that into a positive, I learned lot during my first 70.3, and can identify LOTS of areas for improvement for this year.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2013?  I have already run the Shamrock and Syracuse Half Marathon so far this year, and am looking at the Mt. Goat, Skunk Cabbage Half, and a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, which I always run with my three daughters. For tri’s, I am planning on Du the Lakes, Green Lakes, Syr 70.3, Lyme, Cazenovia Olympic and Appalachian Triathlon (http://www.appalachiantri.org/) , which is a fundraiser triathlon for a biking/family friend of mine who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer last year.

 

Perhaps the most anticipated race is one where I will be volunteering. A group of us will be spending a week in Lake Placid to eat, train, play, eat, swim, eat and eventually volunteer and cheer on numerous friends who are racing Iron Man Lake Placid (IMLP).

 

What are this year’s goals?  My biggest goal for this year is not a race time, but rather a training level to justify me signing up in July of this summer, for IMLP in 2014.

 

In five years you hope to …be able to continue doing triathlons, and other races at a level where I continue to have fun. Unfortunately, the next higher age group doesn’t get any easier! I am hoping for attrition to improve my rankings!

 

Something most people don’t know about you:  I used to work as a cook in a rather high-end seafood restaurant.  Ever since, I have loved to cook, try new recipes, experiment with my own recipes, and now I am experimenting with different brewing and wine-making recipes.

April 2013 : issue 50

Friday, April 5th, 2013
CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
April 2013 – Issue 50
In This Issue
Cazenovia Triathlon
Member Orientations
Trashman
OCC Bike Fair
Tire Changing Clinic
Spin-a-Thon
Member Profile
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Unless otherwise noted, our Board Meetings are now held the second Sunday of each month at 3 pm. at the Winter Training Facility (WTF).

If you are interested in attending, please contact a board member directly or email the board at executiveboard <at>cnytriathlon.org
We would love to have you participate!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery( Click here for coupon) 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 

I want to say a huge thank you to all the club members for their wonderful support while I was President.  Due to my plate overflowing with work, training, family and the club, I have decided that I must lighten my responsibility load in order to have a better balance between work, family, and triathlons. Therefore, as of May 1st, Maura Donovan will be taking over the role of President for the Triathlon club.  Congratulations, Maura!!

Although I am not going to be President, I will still serve as an active board member and co-director of Oneida Shores.  I am so proud to be part of such a great organization and look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday night!

Speaking of Wednesday nights — we know that many members are not happy about the new sign-up policy for Wednesday, but it is out of our hands. It is a requirement of the parks that we have a controlled cap at the sites. In the beginning there will be growing pains so we ask for your patience.

 

This month we will be holding membership orientations at the WTF on Saturday, April 27th at 11 a.m. and another one in May on Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. to explain the new process!  We will also have helpful clinics to go along with the orientations so don’t miss it!

 

Again. Thank you.

 

Train hard.  Train safe.

Bridget

Board Meeting
The April Board of Directors meeting will be held

at 3:00 PM at Winter Training Facility, Shoppingtown, DeWitt

on Sunday, April 14th.

If you are interested in attending, email the board at: executiveboard <at> cnytriathlon.org

Cazenovia Triathlon
  

JOIN US FOR THE

CAZENOVIA TRIATHLON 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013

 

 

The CAZ Tri is the biggest fundraiser for the CNY Triathlon Club!  This race allows the club to keep membership fees low and have all the training programs that make us one of the best clubs in the country!

 

Don’t miss out!!!

 

 

REGISTER TODAY!

http://www.active.com/triathlon/cazenovia-ny/8-11–cazenovia-triathlon-and-aquabike—13th-annual-2013

 Unable to race?   

Then volunteer! Volunteers are vital in making sure our race is successful!  

If you are interested in volunteering emailcazvolunteers@cnytriathlon.org

Member Orientations
MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATIONS

WINTER TRAINING FACILITY (WTF) in Shoppingtown Mall  

Saturday, April 27th at 11 a.m. 
Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m.

We have a MAJOR change to Wednesday training nights!  At the membership orientations we will have great clinics and go over the entire process of signing up for Wednesday night practice. We will also explain how volunteering for a Wednesday Night can guarantee YOU a spot!  Here is an insider tip: Check the calendar for the Wednesday you really want to train. Volunteer the week prior and you will be guaranteed a spot the next week!  But hop on it! People are starting to figure it out and signing up for volunteer slots!

Go to: http://cnytriathlon.org/volunteer

Click on one of training night of your choice link for the site’s volunteer spreadsheet with all the dates and positions needed.
Fill in your name in the date and position you can fill.
Any questions or problems email Deborah Armstrong at volunteers@cnytriathlon.org

Trashman Spring 2013

Trashman  

 

Saturday, April 20th is the date of our annual spring Trashman event. CNY Triathlon Club is an Onondaga County Adopt-A-Roadway organization. We have taken on the responsibility to clean up the section of Apulia Road outside of Jamesville Beach Park. As those of you who participate in the Jamesville Beach Wednesday night training know, Onondaga County has erected blue signs acknowledging our club’s efforts to clean up our special area of the county.

 

And, if you volunteer, you will be able to get one spot in one of the club’s Open Water Swims.  Details to follow!

 

So come out and join us at 9AM on Saturday, April 20th. Bring old clothes, shoes and work gloves and we will clean up the side of the road for an hour. Then transition to your bike gear and join us for an optional bike ride. You may choose to do the Syracuse 70.3 bike course or an alternative shorter route. Maps and directions will be available. Or do a run of your own choice, if you prefer. For more information, see http://cnytriathlon.org/volunteer/trashman-the/, or email Tom Stern at sbr19tri@yahoo.com.

 

The Trashman happens, rain, or shine, or snow (yeah, that has happened).  The bike ride is, of course, optional but you wouldn’t want to be falling behind your competition in training so early in the year, would you? So join us for the Trashman – the first multisport even in Central NY in 2013.

OCC Bike Fair
Onondaga Cycling Club presents—

BIKE FAIR
Thursday, April 18, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Destiny USA Skydeck

 

LOTS of vendors.  Cool Information Sessions (rules of the road, nutrition and bike maintenance!  Pizza and wings! For only $10 bucks!!

 

Don’t miss out and register today at: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/18486

Tire Changing Clinic at the WTF
Come join Véloved on April 24th for their free Flat Tire Changing Clinic at the WTF from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.They will teach you everything you need to know about changing a flat tire – and all the secrets! The clinic includes both classroom instruction and hands-on practice.

 

 

What you will learn:

 

*      Bike anatomy – because “thingy” can only be used for so many parts.

*      How to change a flat efficiently and confidently.

*      How much pressure tires need.

*      Removing and even replacing a rear wheel without injuring yourself or others.

*      What you need besides tools in your saddlebag (hint: not more tools).

*      Demystifying CO2 – it will not blow up or blow the tire off, we promise.

*      A few on-ride repairs to get you home, or to the nearest shop.

 

You are welcome to bring your own bike and flat changing stuff, if you have it. They will show you how to use it on your own bike.

 

If you don’t have your own flat changing gear, don’t worry, they will have plenty of spare tubes, pumps, tire levers, saddle bags & CO2’s ready for sale and they will show you just how to use all of it.

 

Registration is simple – email membership@cnytriahtlon.org by Friday, April 19th.

Spin-a-Thon at Fleet Feet Sports

Join Fleet Feet Sports on Sunday, April 28th  for a Spin-A-Thon to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation. 

Challenged Athletes Foundation is an organization that provides opportunities and supports people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
Register as an individual for an hour or two or get a team together and spin all day!  The event will consist of six sessions each 50 minutes long.  The first session will begin at 9AM and the last will begin at 2PM.  Each session will be led by a local instructor and is perfect for all ability levels.  Bring your bike, hook it up to one of our 30 trainers and ride for a great cause!  Spots are limited, so don’t delay in reserving your trainer!  Individual registration is $25.00 per session and team registration (one person per session) is $150.

 

Many local items will be raffled off during the event as well!  Gift certificates, an overnight stay, sports items and much more!  This is sure to be a fun day raising money for a great cause!

 

To register for the event or to donate, please go to their website: http://www.fleetfeetsyracuse.kintera.org  or check out their event page on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/events/151207235043596/

 

For more information please contact Katey Wilhelm at KWilhelm@fleetfeetsyracuse.com

Member Profile
Name:  Eric Bansbach

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?  After high school, my running went from trying to be competitive, to just being recreational. I enjoyed running for mental relaxation. About five years ago, some friends tried to convince me that triathlons were fun. I watched Green Lakes one year, but didn’t understand the concept of swimming in an orgy of thrashing bodies (at least not in the context of racing……..). I went to the Y and sort of learned to swim, and tried Green Lakes the next year. I am not sure I was hooked, but definitely intrigued. The next year, I did Green Lakes again, then Cazenovia. After that, I started meeting lots of club members and became hooked on both the personal athletic challenge and also the social rewards.

Who is your Hero? I don’t have a hero, but I do appreciate people who are open, honest, and who remain true to themselves. These kinds of folks provide inspiration by being real, and honest. There seem to be a fair number of these folks in our triathlon community.

 

What is your athletic background?  I ran cross country and track in high school, and was just average, definitely not a star runner. During track meets, my coach would force me to run the 3200m. That event was just before the final relays, and he wanted to give the fast distance runners as much time to recover between the 3200 and 3200-relay. Hence, “Hey Eric, run the 3200….” My slow time gave the fast runners more time to recover. I was a team player…..

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?  I started out without any strengths, except T2. Since I used to wear my running shoes on the bike, T2 consisted of dumping the bike and helmet, without even stopping. For my first couple of tri’s, my T2 time ranked me 1st overall in that category. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any medals for those performances. Ironically, I think swimming is now my strength (relatively speaking), with biking being just ok, and running being my weakness.

 

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?  Green Lakes. I wore a baggy, royal blue, beach-volleyball style bathing suit. No wetsuit. My bike was a 30 year old 10 speed with what felt like a cast iron frame. The speedometer was a cable driven one with a big circular display, and looked like it came out of an old Ford pickup. Only half of the gears worked. The lake water that year was frigid, so when the race started and I first submerged into the ice-water, my entire chest cavity shrank by 30% and I couldn’t breathe. I did about 1/3 of the swim on my back, and had to walk my bike part way up the hill from route 5 into the park.

 

What were your favorite races and why? I had two favorite tri’s, and both were last year. At Lyme, I managed to have a respectable swim and a decent bike, and I managed a third place age group award (I won’t tell you the number of racers in my age group….). It is a smaller race, but good venue, and I had fun with a bunch of close club members.

 

The other favorite tri was Green Lakes 2012. We had everyone from our workout group there, and all had successful results. Despite leaving T1 barefoot with my bike (i.e. without my bike shoes), my time was decent, but more importantly, had fun.

 

I usually try to find positive things that happen during races. My recent half marathon was not a favorite, but had some interesting personal stats that give me hope that my running might be improving. The first five miles were well under my target pace, a pace which I haven’t been able to run in quite a while, even during a 5K. My 10K split time was almost a minute faster than my previous PR for a 10K race. Despite a slightly slower second half, I ended up knocking a full 2 minutes off of my previous best ½ marathon time, and learned that lime power gels are disgusting.

 

 

What was your worst race and why?  I am not sure that I had a “worst” race, but Syracuse 70.3 sure had its challenges, namely the run. Turning that into a positive, I learned lot during my first 70.3, and can identify LOTS of areas for improvement for this year.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2013?  I have already run the Shamrock and Syracuse Half Marathon so far this year, and am looking at the Mt. Goat, Skunk Cabbage Half, and a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, which I always run with my three daughters. For tri’s, I am planning on Du the Lakes, Green Lakes, Syr 70.3, Lyme, Cazenovia Olympic and Appalachian Triathlon (http://www.appalachiantri.org/) , which is a fundraiser triathlon for a biking/family friend of mine who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer last year.

 

Perhaps the most anticipated race is one where I will be volunteering. A group of us will be spending a week in Lake Placid to eat, train, play, eat, swim, eat and eventually volunteer and cheer on numerous friends who are racing Iron Man Lake Placid (IMLP).

 

What are this year’s goals?  My biggest goal for this year is not a race time, but rather a training level to justify me signing up in July of this summer, for IMLP in 2014.

 

In five years you hope to …be able to continue doing triathlons, and other races at a level where I continue to have fun. Unfortunately, the next higher age group doesn’t get any easier! I am hoping for attrition to improve my rankings!

 

Something most people don’t know about you:  I used to work as a cook in a rather high-end seafood restaurant.  Ever since, I have loved to cook, try new recipes, experiment with my own recipes, and now I am experimenting with different brewing and wine-making recipes.

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