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October, 2012

 

                     COLORADO CYCYLING TEAM

        October 2012 Newsletter

 

CCTBL at the LIVESTRONG Challenge

 

 

Steve Burns and George Florentine at the start of the LIVESTRONG Challenge ride in Austin

 

Over the weekend of October 19-21, 2012, we had eleven of our CCTBL team members participate in the Ride for the Roses and LIVESTRONG Challenge events in Austin, Texas.  This event marked the 15th anniversary of LIVESTRONG, and was one of the biggest celebrations and fundraising events in LIVESTRONG’s history. 

The Ride for the Roses is a special set of events for those who have raised over $10,000 during the year.  Since our team donated over $20,000 to LIVESTRONG this year we qualified for one person to go to participate in Ride for the Roses at the Polka Dot jersey level.  In a team drawing, George Florentine’s name was chosen and he represented our team at this event.    

On Sunday, October 21, all of our team members participated in the LIVESTRONG Challenge ride in and around Austin, doing the 18-mile, 65-mile, or 100-mile options for the ride.  The weather was hot (up to 90 degrees), the support excellent, and the company wonderful as the group rode through the city as well as the mesquite and prickly pear covered hills around Austin.   

The team also got to sample some of the great tex-mex food in Austin and enjoy celebrating with other Challenge participants.  The Challenge had over 4,300 participants and raised $1.7 million. The Ride for the Roses gala auction on Friday night raised another $2.3 million for cancer survivors worldwide.  

Due to recent events in the cycling world, Lance Armstrong stepped down as CEO of LIVESTRONG on October 17th, and this lent a somber note to the weekend.  However, with CEO Doug Ulman now at the helm, LIVESTRONG remains strong and we are looking forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors worldwide.

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Recipe of the Month

Chicken Cacciatore

Now that the weather is getting colder and we’ve seen our first snow of the year, we’re looking for foods to warm us inside and out.  This is a version of the classic Italian dish that I originally got from my grandmother and then I added my own touches. It’s low fat and healthy, paired with whole wheat pasta and a salad.

 

1 medium sized chicken, cut up (preferably organic)

27 oz. can or box diced tomatoes in juice

1 onion (red onions are the best)

3 cloves garlic, peeled and diced very fine

1 lb mushrooms, cleaned and sliced.

3/4 cup black Kalamata olives, sliced lengthwise in half

1 carrot, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp. each dried Basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary (if you have fresh herbs, use more).

 

1. Clean the chicken and cut it into serving pieces, removing skin as much as possible.

2.  Brown the chicken pieces in the olive oil in a large chef pan.  Turn down heat, add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and sauté until vegetables are soft. 

3.  Add mushrooms and stir over low heat until the mushrooms release their liquid.

4.  Add diced tomatoes, olives, herbs, and salt & pepper to taste.

5.  Cover the pan and simmer over low heat for 1-2 hours until the chicken is very tender and flavors have melded. 

 

If desired, serve topped with Parmesan or Romano cheese. 

Upcoming Team Events

October 29th – All Team Meeting

We will have an all-team meeting to plan our 2013 activities on Monday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Pinkard Construction conference room.  Pinkard Construction is located at 9195 West 6th Avenue  Lakewood, CO 80215.  There will be refreshments and lots to talk about so be there!

November 10th – Team Dinner

Save the date – Saturday, November 10th will be our annual team dinner to get together and celebrate the great year we’ve had.   Location to be announced.

October Trivia Question

Who said, “Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world”?

The answer is at the bottom of this column

Team Member Monthly Profile –  Bunny  Foxhoven

 

Danielle, Zack, Bunny, and Brian Foxhoven

 

Bunny Foxhoven has been with CCTBL since its inception in 2011.  You may have seen her as she speeds up hills on our team bike rides, her blond ponytail flying behind her. 

Bunny was born in Denver and grew up in Lakewood, Colorado, a true Colorado native.    She went to Alameda High School where she met Brian Foxhoven, who later became her husband.  In high school Bunny played volleyball and ran track, and rode her bike for fun and fitness.   She became interested in sports nutrition when she was only 14 years old. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree, where she participated in triathlons and intramural volleyball for fun.  She then went on to attend Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis (the shared medical school between Indiana and Purdue) for her graduate degree in nutrition.

While Bunny attended CSU, Brian played basketball at DU and the two stayed in touch.  They got married right after college, but had to live apart while they attended graduate schools in different states (Brian went to the University of Denver).   After that they came back to Denver and had two children, their daughter, Danielle, and son Zack.  Both children grew up loving soccer and Danielle became a professional soccer player.  She has played professionally in Russia and is now waiting to land her next contract, which looks like it will be somewhere in Asia. Zack is a Junior at Louisville where he is also a soccer player. The whole family spends time cycling, water skiing/wake boarding, Scuba diving and camping.

 

As a dietician, Bunny has worked with many people who have fought cancer.   She joined CCTBL to get together with other active people who love cycling and also have a passion for philanthropy.

 

Bunny continues to be an active cycler, and has participated in many competitive events.  Her first Team LIVESTRONG event was the Iron Horse in Durango in 2012.   She has a sports nutrition and training consulting service and would be happy to work with any team members who would like individual counseling.   You can reach her at bunnyfoxhoven@comcast.net.

 

Trivia Question Answer

Susan B. Anthony in 1896


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