04-26-2014 Wente Vineyards Classic Road Race 55+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by Ron Faulk: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Wente Vineyards Classic Road Race Road Race 55+ 4:

Teammates Representing Body Concepts: Jack Wenzel, Matt Conidaris, Ron Faulk, Will Parks.

Field: Total of 47 registered riders. New BC team members Damien Anderson and Tom Wood were also present at this race.
Course: Course consisted of 3 laps, for a total of 45 miles. Three lap course with one significant climb which is also the finish climb. The race starts on Greenville Road, with approximately 4 miles of riding before the race reaches the top of Carroll Road, which is where the finish line is located. So our category climbed Carroll Road 4 times..
Conditions: Cool and partly cloudy. Slight breeze

Plan: Hang on up the main climb and watch for breakaways. Stay top 10 as much as possible and keep an eye on the stronger climbers in the group.

Race: Our race started at a moderate pace until we hit the main finish climb on Carroll Road approximately 4 miles into the first lap. At this time a group of about twenty five riders raised the tempo a bit up the hill and over the top, breaking the field up. I found myself in a pack with riders I had raced with the weekend before at the Copperopolis Road Race. I knew also that Harold Reimer was somewhere in the group and I knew that he is a strong climber, so I watched carefully to see what would happen. I found out later that Jack Wenzel flatted leading into the climb on the first lap, so then I knew that we would be down one rider. As we topped out at the highest point of the first lap and began our descent on Flynn, […]

04-19-2014 Copperopolis Road Race 2014 Road Race 55+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by Ron Faulk: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Copperopolis Road Race 2014 Road Race 55+ 4:

Teammates Representing Body Concepts: Jack Wenzel, Matt Conidaris, Randy Floyd, Ron Faulk, Will Parks.

Field: Total of 24 registered riders. Solid field. Good climbers present.
Course: The Copperopolis Road Race 2014 Course consisted of 2 laps, for a total of 42 miles. 21 mile loop with one significant climb beginning approximately 4 miles into the loop. Flat with rollers for the next 10 miles or so. One more lesser climb approximately 5 miles from the finish with a sketchy descent on a potholed road. 90% of the course is […]

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 […]

2013-03-30 Copperopolis Road Race Report 45+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Results:

Date: 2013-03-30 Copperopolis Road Race Report 45+ 4 – Start time 11:10 AM.

Category: Men 45+ 4

Race Report: Copperopolis Road Race Report (Group A): by Mike Ewing

We had 31 starters, John Ensign, Randy Floyd, Ron Faulk and DJ Singh were representing Body Concepts.

The rough course showed it’s itself immediately! Near the top of the first hill Jim Forester of Cushman Wakefield made a move. Fred Crone followed, we chased until part way around the lake. Made the catch and Fred said to me where were you to help? We continued to push around the course and down that fast, bumpy descent. Got to the finish area on the 1st lap and Fred started offering bribes for help at the finish.

On the second lap, up the first hill started to notice the fatigue setting in because of the pace and road conditions. Ryosei of Sho-Air made a move at the top of the first hill, followed by Kevin Odonell of Cushman. They got a gap on us of about 100 meters by the top of the hill. 7 of us were following, I was feeling the courses wrath. I focused on holding the wheel of Robert Leever of B P. Dan Goldsmith of Sho-Air was also near, but I knew he would not work with me to chase his guy down. We crested the hill before the lake, I was feeling […]

2012-09-29 Henleyville RR 45+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by: Matt Conidaris

Race: Henleyville Road Race
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Category/Field Size:: Men 45+ 4/5 – Field Size 40
Team Mates: Dave Bryant, Matt Conidaris, John Ensign, Gary Neiman, Will
Park, DJ Singh, Nelson Frink, Jack Wenzel

Weather: Low 60’s at the start, low 80’s at the finish.
Course Description: 3 laps around a flat 18 mile course with one hill and a few rollers.

Race Plan / Strategy: Get as many riders to place in the top 15 as possible so that we could […]