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Golden State Race Series Crit and Circuit 30+ 4/5

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report: by Chris Grove

Race: Golden State Race Series Day 1 (Crit race) and Day 2 (Circuit race)
Date: May 21st and 22nd, 2011
Category/Field Size: 30+ 4/5. 54 racers for the Crit race and 66 racers for the Circuit race.
Team Mates: Chris Grove (report writer) and Patrick Peters

Weather/Course Description: Sunny. Probably the high 60s to low 70s. The course is very flat and very fast. There are several turns but all of them can be taken at full speed.

Race Plan: Have Patrick stay in the pack to setup for a sprint finish while I looked for break opportunities.

Golden State Race Start - Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team

Chilling at the starting line

Crit Race:

As the race got going I looked around but didn’t see Read More »Golden State Race Series Crit and Circuit 30+ 4/5

Sea Otter Circuit Race Elite 5

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report: by Chris Grove

Race: Sea Otter Circuit Race
Date: 4/16/2011
Category/Field Size: Elite 5, 30-40 racers
Team Mates: Chris Grove (Army of One)

Weather/Course Description: Cool morning with an 8:00am start time. Riding the Laguna Seca race track. Pot holes everywhere!!! Not really. The track is in excellent condition.

Race Plan: Stay towards the front and look to get myself in a good position to sprint at the finish.

Race:
From just racing last night I was feeling lethargic this morning. To counter that, I wanted to line up at the very front and do the initial lead up to the top of the corkscrew. I figured that if I take the Read More »Sea Otter Circuit Race Elite 5