8-24-2013 Winters Road Race 45+ 4 Report

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by Ron Faulk: 8-24-2013 Winters Road Race 45+ 4 Report:

Teammates Representing Body Concepts: Dave Bryant, DJ Singh, Gary Neiman, John Ensign, John Kretschmann, Matt Conidaris, Pete Gemmell, Ron Faulk.

Field: Total of 45 registered riders.
Course: Course consisted of 2 laps, for a total of 48 miles. 24 mile loop (twice), mostly flat with a few rollers and one stair step climb up Cantelow Road.
Conditions: Warm, clear, minimal wind

Plan: John E and Gary attack the Cantelow climb on the first lap and hope that they are joined by others. Remaining BC riders work the front to block and keep them away

Race: Okay, here you go…

Like John said, the first “break” was a two man group on the first lap almost as soon as we exited the neutral zone. One Cushman rider, one Pen Velo rider escaped and slowly disappeared down the road. I watched Cushman on the front of our group as they blocked and one BP rider was also at the front but he did not respond. I figured that it was really too soon for anyone to be attempting a break but also remembered Knight’s Ferry when two riders stayed away. A Davis rider attempted to bridge but never was able to catch the two escapees and he was caught before we hit the climb on Cantelow. BP spent some effort at the front trying to bring back the break and I rotated through a few times along with John, but I also was still thinking that there was a long way to go, which turned out to be correct when we […]

2013-05-25 Folsom Classic Criterium Race Report 35+ 3/4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by John Kretschmann: Saturday, May 25, 2013 Folsom Classic Criterium Race Report 35+ 3/4

Teammates Representing Body Concepts: Randy Floyd, John Kretschmann

Field: Total of 76 registered riders. Us two against a whole bunch of Bikes Plus and Folsom Bike guys.

Race:

There was a bunch of primes but I really only challenged for one. Randy did a great job (as usual) of positioning himself near the front the entire race and, as usual, I was riding well behind wondering how the heck he stays up there!! I’d make the push up one side or the other of the pack only to get swallowed up again 1/2 lap later.

With 4 laps to go Randy and I both […]

2013-04-19 Sea Otter Classic Road Race 45+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Results:

Date: 2013-04-19 Sea Otter Classic Road Race 45+ 4

Race Report: 2013 Sea Otter Classic Road Race Report: by Rod Rozman

Teammates: MattC, RandyF, RandyV, MikeE, JohnE

Course: About 53mi and 5400ft (6 laps of a 7.8 mile loop through hilly roads [about 780 feet of climb per lap] + a final 2.3 mile, ~800′ climb); pretty good road surface, but with a couple of sections of small potholes; no centerline rule

Weather: Perfect. Sunny, ~55-65 degrees; not much wind
Race plan: Stay in the front group, stay out of the wind, and go for it on the final climb. I placed 8th in this race last year, and my goal was to do better this year…. so I trained up a bit to get ready 😉

Race: The group stayed fairly large (35+?) as we went round the 6 laps. A few short attacks happened (none in the feed zone like last year!), but they were quickly pulled back. Not much drama, but enough effort to start wearing out legs. Our similarly hilly weekend team rides and the extra training was paying off….the legs felt […]

2013-04-14 Turlock Lake Road Race Report 55+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Results:

Date: 2013-04-14 Turlock Lake Road Race Report 55+ 4

Race Report: 2013 Turlock Lake Road Race Report: by Jack Wenzel

When I went to register for Turlock, the 45+ was already full so I signed into the 55+ . I was a little apprehensive racing with the 123’s, plus we did 3 laps (68 miles) instead of 2.

Race: I felt good mentally and physically, but with no team mates I knew I had to ride a shrewd race, i.e. keep my nose out of the wind and stay up close to the front. The first lap was pretty brisk. Going into the second lap a Bicycles Plus rider attacked. Soon a second rider countered and eventually bridged the gap. They had 30 seconds on us for […]

2013-04-14 Turlock Lake Road Race Report 45+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Results:

Date: 2013-04-14 Turlock Lake Road Race Report 45+ 4

Race Report: 2013 Turlock Lake Road Race Report: by Pete Gemmell

Race Videos: Turlock Lake Road Race Videos

Field: Total of 50 registered riders including 7 Cushman, 6 Kovaris, 6 Wells Fargo, and Charley, Dave, DJ, Gary, Ron, Pete were representing Body Concepts.
Course: 46 miles = two 23 mile laps on rolling hills / mostly flat mostly good roads
Conditions: 70 degrees, sunny, steady 12mph W/NW wind
Plan: lead out train of at least 4 of us at the end with Gary DR and DJ on his wheel
Equipment: new GoPro Hero 3 white edition (video to be emailed or posted somewhere soon)

Race: The pace was pretty tame for the 1st 4 miles. Then there was a bit of acceleration for the 3 miles. Then it was downright slow and boring on Keyes Road going west into a headwind and confined to a single lane. However, the pace picked up heading north with multiple surges at the front. Then there was a right hand turn onto a flat tailwind section of about 2 miles when a group of […]