Monthly Archives: October 2010

Quality Care Pharmacies Cycling Team

We’ve finally achieved our goal of making our Cycling for Cancer club into a team for the 2011 season.

Our official team name is now called Quality Care Pharmacies Cycling Team.

We would like to thank our all of our new sponsors for making this team a reality:

Quality Care Pharmacies
Rochester Drug Cooperative, Inc
EFP Rotenberg LLC
Western New York Wellness
RVE Bike & Skate
Specialized Bikes

We’re also very excited to team up with the Western New York Wellness Group providing chaperon services for their Monday night group rides to help cancer survivors.

Please click on our SPONSORS page to learn more about the companies that have made our team possible.

Our current team:

Tyler Sweeting
Dwight Roth
Kevin Hill
Shannon Case

We’re in the process of having our new kits designed by Mike Minerva of Minerva Design and are extremely excited!

Mission Statement:
Quality Care Pharmacies Cycling team is committed to encouraging and promoting the cycling experience as a group, or as individuals, supporting bike rides and races that provide funds or services to the community along with specific causes. We recognize all levels of cycling and experiences, and it is our attitude that no ride is too small or insignificant not to promote. Our success is driven by our loyalty and determination to succeed within our communities, our racing activities and along with promoting our sponsorships products and services.

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Nice weekend for cycling!! Cobbs Hill CX Cat 1/2/3

This weekend I was able to get out for some great rides. Saturday I rode around the Webster area for around 63 miles which took me around 3 1/2 hrs. Today I rode with Dwight around the Geneseo area with other area cyclists. It was a great ride on a beautiful day with fabulous scenery. I felt great during both rides and it was even better riding with others today. I enjoy riding but there are times when solo rides become monotonous. There is not a sense of challenge when riding alone, unlike today when I rode with other cyclists that are heavily involved with the racing scene. I like to challenge myself to see what I can do and how I compare to others.
Today we rode around 43 miles and took us around 2 3/4 hrs. The pace was a good tempo and the route had some challenging areas. We also rode by the place where Monk Bread is made – quite interesting! We also rode by a Budda temple – this was even more interesting!
After my ride today I also wanted to see the Cobbs Hill Cyclocross Cat 1/2/3 cyclocross race. Holy cow! This is quite the event! As a spectator I could tell that this was an extremely hard grueling event but was quite interesting to watch. They took off from the start flying through Cobbs Hill park jumping on and off their bike, climbing up hills both on foot and at times on bike. The guy who one it is on the Full Moon Vista team and he flew through the course – he actually lapped some people. I think that I’m gonna stick to learning more about road racing and maybe someday I’ll get involved with cx racing. I need to focus on getting my Tarmac first! Here are some pics from the race:

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Springville Road Race 10.3.10

This was a busy weekend of cycling. Yesterday we rode with the Western New York Wellness Group to support the cause of cancer and today Braeger, Shannon along with myself attempted our first road race in Springville, NY. The weather was absolutely horrible! I have never ridden in weather like this – it was raining, cold and windy. My clothes kept me warm for about the first 5 minutes and after that I was water logged for the entire race. My feet felt like they were pulling 100 pound weights and were frozen to the bone – I could feel NOTHING. My clothes along with bike were covered with dirt and filth from the new section of road being built in Springville but open to the road race. It’s really too bad that the weather was so nasty because this was a great race. The roads were clear from traffic and the course was challenging. I started off being cold and frozen waiting for the start and didn’t warm up until the second lap. I felt good and finished the race successfully. I would have liked to have finished a bit higher in placing but for my first race (quite nervous and anxious) along with the weather (nasty, cold, rainy) I’m quite happy. Many riders dropped out and didn’t even finish the race.
This was also Braeger’s first race and I was quite impressed with him finishing the entire thing. Especially being so new to riding and racing along with rarely riding with large groups.
Even though the weather was so nasty and so cold I did however enjoy myself. I have great goals for the winter and I’ll be ready to come out strong for the 2011 season with a great team. Watch out for good things to come with team CFC. Here are some pics from the day and the stats are to the left hand side.
Frank Grillo did an excellent job organizing and planning this event and I hope that he is able to make it happen next year.

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10.2.10 LiveSTRONG Day with the Western New York Wellness Group

Today was 10.2.10, also known as LiveSTRONG Day. This a day where riders across America gathered together to help support a great cause – the LiveSTRONG Foundation. The Western New York Wellness Group organized a ride to help support this foundation abd the cause of curing cancer. Typically this group gathers every Monday promoting the physical activity of cycling for cancer survivors. Sarah and I have been fortunate to meet these very special individuals along with being able to ride with them. Betty and Tony play an important role of keeping this group organized and running. It was a great day for a ride but an even better day because of being with individuals who have more strength than anyone out there. Here are some pics from the day along with my Garmin map – also watch the YouTube video – Get Involved — Make a Difference — LiveSTRONG!


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