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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

2013-03-23 Wards Ferry Road Race Report 35+ 4

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Date / Race: 2013-03-23 Wards Ferry Road Race Report

Race Report: Ward’s Ferry Road Race Report 35+ 4: by Mike Ewing

We had 36 starters; the weather was cool at mid 40’s. We had James Winne, Randy Floyd, Sean Lollar, and myself representing Body Concepts Race Team. The start time was delayed to 8:40, we rode to the race course for about 2 miles neutral.

The race started as usual at comfortable pace, everyone trying to warm up their legs. It was after the third lap the pace increased as we passed through the feed zone. Three riders went off the front, due the hilly course and multi-lap course fatigue had settled in. I did not try to catch; I conserved energy for the finish. Coming down the hills through the ranch area a Chipotle rider made a move, I grabbed his wheel. We were moving fast, as we made the sharp right turn after the ranch house area he went wide into the grass. Then I punched it, we were leading the chase group at this point. Then came the hills, the race came back together. As all of us approached the second to last hill Brian Baxter from B Plus moved ahead. I followed him closely, he started to fade but we moved ahead. I said to him that we had a gap and we sped away.

At the one kilometer mark we were […]

2013-02-23 Snelling Race Report 45+ 4/5

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Date: 2013-02-23 2013 Snelling Road Race - Gary Neiman - Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team
Category: Men 45+ 4/5

Photos: Race photos can be found on Alex Cliu’s website: 2013-02-23 Snelling Gallery

Race: Snelling Race Report: by Gary Neiman

Weather: 55 to start going to the low 60’s. Wind was moderate to start, 10 mph?, forecasted to go to 19. It did at least that by the fourth lap with gusts probably being higher.

Strategy: Work with Bikes Plus to put three of our riders (Mike, Randy F. and I) and four of their riders in a break following the first lap. Others from both teams were to stay near the front and block. If that failed, Randy V. was the designated rider and we would form a lead-out train to deliver him to the line with me doing the final the lead out.

Race: Field of 60 registered with ourselves, Fun Sport Bikes, Folsom Bike, Kovarus/Wells Fargo and Bicycles Plus/Sierra Nevada having at lest 4 riders registered. We were represented by Ron, Randy F., Randy V., Matt, Mike, Will, Jim, John E. and myself.

The road was in good condition, the rough areas were still rough, but no […]