9/27/2014 Henleyville Road Race 45+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by Ron Faulk: 9/27/2014 Henleyville Road Race Road Race 45+ 4:

Teammates Representing Body Concepts: Charles Magnuson, Dave Bryant, Gary Neiman, Matt Conidaris, Pete Gemmell, Randy Floyd, Ron Faulk.

Field: Total of 24 registered riders. Pete Gemmell finished 8th, Randy Floyd was 12th, Dave Bryant 14th, Tom Wood 16th, Charley Magnuson 17th, Matt Conidaris 18th and Gary Neiman 21st.
Course: Course consisted of 3 laps, for a total of 54 miles. Mostly flat course with a few minor rollers and a slightly steeper set of rollers at the feed zone..
Conditions: Clear and pleasant. Minimal wind.

Plan: Get Pete the points he needed for NorCal BAR, cover attacks and try to get someone in a successful break. The remaining riders would work to disrupt/block the front of the chase group if we were successful getting someone into a break.

Race: Pete escaped off the front about two miles into the race and slowly disappeared into the distance. Matt, Randy and I patrolled the front of the group, sat on wheels and generally disrupted the chasers. This gave our team a great reason to sit in and do no work, saving our energy for later in the race. About 2/3 of the way through the 1st lap, Kris Blee, Toby Katz, Troy Underwood, Jeff Brooks and Matt Marks organized at the front and started reeling Pete in. Pete was caught at around mile 3 of the second lap. The rest of the second lap was for the most part uneventful with everyone near the front marking […]

05-11-2014 Regalado Road Race 45+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by Ron Faulk: Sunday, May 11, 2014 Regalado Road Race Road Race 45+ 4:

Teammates Representing Body Concepts: Pete Gemmell, Ron Faulk.

Field: Total of 15 registered riders. Small field that was combined with the 35+4, 35+5 and Cat5 groups for a total of 21 riders. New teammate David Austin rode with us also.

Course: Course consisted of 3 laps, for a total of 51 miles. 17 mile loop. Head west from the start on Warnerville, then south on Stoddard, east on Alvarado, south on Ellenwood, east on Claribel, north on Tim Bell (1 mile dirt section) and west again to the finish on Warnerville.

Conditions: Warm and windy. Gusts to 25 MPH at times out of the northwest.

Plan: Stay out of the wind as much as possible. Ride in the top 5 as much as possible. Go to the front when we turned north on Tim Bell into the dirt section. Watch for breaks and attacks and jump in if it looked like it might stick.

Race: The race started out at a neutral pace from the parking lot at the nursery on Wamble Road and proceeded south to the “real” start at Warnerville Road. I had pre ridden the first 1/5 mile on Warnerville and had turned around and pre ridden the finish on Warnerville also, so I knew that traveling west and north we would be getting a pretty stiff head wind. The wind was pretty stiff out of the north west, so we had a nice tailwind heading to the start and then were slowed significantly as we turned west onto Warnerville Road. The race was center line rule, so I planted myself on the yellow line and let others block the wind for me as we traveled west. Pete jumped off of the front as […]

9-8-2013 Willow Hills Circuit Race (Folsom Cyclebration) Criterium 45+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by John Kretschmann: Sunday, September 8, 2013 Willow Hills Circuit Race (Folsom Cyclebration) Criterium 45+ 4:

Teammates Representing Body Concepts: DJ Singh, John Kretschmann, Matt Conidaris, Pete Gemmell, Ron Faulk.

Field: Total of 35 registered riders.
Course: Course consisted of 7 laps, for a total of 16.8 miles. 2.4mi/lap, 16.8 total miles (7 total laps). 334′ total climbing (48’/lap). Fun course with a couple of small hills and a round-a-bout. Long sprint finish (~300m from the final corner). Closed course, good-to-excellent pavement..
Conditions: Perfect. Mid-70s, sunny, clear, light breeze.

Plan: Not much of a team strategy. Personally, was hoping to get a better placing than yesterday (14th) and was really focused on the strategy which I had planned to follow yesterday – sit-in, don’t waste energy unnecessarily, and follow the Goss/Fales train on the last lap.

Race: I rode to the race from home. Only took about 10 minutes. Used the same number as yesterday so I was already pinned and ready to go. Took one lap around the course to warm-up with just a couple of short jumps to test the legs and get the heart rate up. Pace was relatively slow at the start but picked up after the first lap. There were a couple of short-lived flyers in the first half the race that didn’t stick. I did a good job of […]

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 […]

2013-04-14 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 […]