2008 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride

Sunday, May 25, 2008

State Criterium Lakeland

Thanks to all of the Zmotion Riders who participated in the State Criterium Championship weekend racing in Lakeland. We had great results including two podium finishes in the Masters 30+ and Masters 45+. These results will be the building blocks for the 2009 Season and our goals of winning the overall Florida Point Series.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bicycle Safety

This is what remains of Craig “Cannonball’s” bike after being struck by a car on a Thursday morning while riding on State Road 84 east of Markham Park. The driver of the vehicle never even stopped! For several days Craig had been in ICU at Broward General and is now in a regular room. He suffered a punctured lung, cracked vertebra, severe road rash (will require skin grafts) and numerous cuts & abrasions. He is in a lot of pain but is physically strong and determined to heal quickly.
Despite the new Florida law requiring motor vehicles to leave a three foot buffer/gap when overtaking cyclists; Craig’s unfortunate incident highlights the inherent dangers cyclist’s face when they take to the roads. We have all experienced cars, trucks and vans whizzing by way too close. Hopefully law enforcement will do more to enforce the law, but until then please remember to use commonsense and review the following bicycle safety suggestions.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Organized Chaos

With 200m to the finish line, inside the peloton the teams have set up their sprinter; riding shoulder to shoulder, pushing and shoving to get him to the front. Now he must fight for the best position, follow the fastest wheel and then explode to the line, accelerating to speeds over 40 mph, and propel body & bike to the finish line for the win.
“Organized chaos” That’s how I envision the Zmotion Racing team! Bring together the strongest riders in Florida, to form a Pro 1-2 & Masters 35+ team. Individually everyone will have their role but together, working as one, we will win the Florida Points Series Championship!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Captain Pat,

Congratulations on the success of the 2008 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride. The culmination of hard work, commitment, passion and drive to raise the bar to new levels was evident as everyone had an outstanding and rewarding weekend. We are all very proud to be part of the Zmotion Team and all of the people you led; collectively we successfully raised over $2.2 million dollars for the Zimmerman MS Bike Ride and are helping the MS Society in their fight to cure MS.
Your exceptional leadership challenged us to be our very best and to never accept mediocrity and this is much appreciated. You continued to lead by example; raising over $90k for the MS Society and never quit continuously pushing your body as hard as possible. This is because of one simple fact: your heart is stronger than your legs; you should be very proud finishing in the top 10 among the top cyclist in South Florida.
I truly and sincerely appreciate your generosity, spirit, friendship and thank you for bringing together an outstanding group of individuals who are passionate about cycling, committed to community involvement, and ultimately, bring family and friends together in celebration of our combined success.

Friday, May 16, 2008

camp patregnani

Hi Team check out our new blog site, all my further communications will come from here as well as links to our new Z-Motion Team facebook. All weekend rides and events will be posted here, wow are we getting pro here or what.