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 […]

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

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Results:

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 […]

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 […]

2012-06-30 Leesville RR 45+ 4

Body Concepts Bicycle Race Team – Race Report by: John Kretschmann

Race: Leesville Road Race
Date: 6/30/12 @ 8:40a
Category/Field Size: Mens Masters 45+ Cat 4 Field Size 23 Field Limit 50
Team Mates: Matt, Ron, Will, and myself

Weather / Course Description: Nice, upper 60s @ start, low 80s @ finish. Usual wind out of the North,
but not too bad (7-10 mph).

Usual course, 60 miles, 2,893′ of climbing. Same lousy road surface from mile 10 to mile 34. In addition to the main climb (1,100′ in 2.8 miles), there are 2 other significant climbs the 2nd of which is the feed zone climb @ mile 42. The finish line is not very distinct. There are several turns and then a final left hand sweeper that is about 2k before the finish line. The 1k & 200m points were marked with a sign. The finish is wide open and flat and there’s not usually much of a field left so setting up for the sprint is not such a big deal.

Race Plan / Strategy Get to the front before crossing Hwy 20 and maintain position in the top 10 riders to the climb. I was hoping to be able to hang with the lead group up the climb. Any teammates that were close together after the main climb were to group up and work together to the finish.

Race: We got there 1-1/2 hrs before the race start @ 8:40a, which was more than enough time. Very light warm-up ride around the neighborhood just to make sure the bike was ready to go. The first 2-3 miles are neutral and the first 10 miles are flat and relatively easy so not much need for a big warm-up. Will Parks (a new rider) rode easily off the front right […]