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  1. L’Etape du California by Peter Rinde

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    L’Etape du California Peter Rinde Sure, strictly speaking, L’Etape du Ca is not a typical race.  The overall event is timed, and this year, included a climb famously known as the ‘Rock Store’ climb in its 4 loops of a 22 mile route along Mulholland.  The climb was fairly tough at 7.3% average grade for 2.3...
  2. San Dimas Stage Race by Bernard Labansat

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    Bernard Labansat (Cat 3) San Dimas Stage Race Let me begin with this, I had planned to race as a Cat 4 for San Dimas stage race, but life has its way of arranging things for me. So, with that being said, I had to race San Dimas as a...
  3. San Dimas Stage Race By David Kennedy

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    David Kennedy (Cat 4) San Dimas Stage Race After a disappointing finish to last year’s race I was looking forward to a strong weekend of racing.  I arrived early Friday morning to the time trial start hoping to get a good warm up in and fuel up using a pack...
  4. Kenda Cup #4 by Torsten Zorn

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    Torsten Zorn (MTB) Kenda Cup #4     0.01s.  1 one hundredth of a second.  That’s how close I was to getting my first bicycling race win.  According to the race organizers, it was the closest finish they’d seen at a cross-country race in the series history.  The longest running,...
  5. San Dimas Stage Race by Nick Humby

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    Nick Humby (Cat 4) San Dimas Stage Race Well the Stage 1 GMR TT was a disaster.  Although I consider myself to be a pretty good time trial rider, I’ve even won a few in my time, I’ve never really considered myself to be a fast climber.  I can hang...
  6. Chuck Pontius Memorial Road Race by Ben Smith

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    Ben Smith (Cat 5) Chuck Pontius Memorial Road Race   Something I love about bicycling is how distinctly nice you feel for hours after a hard ride. It’s a really thorough relaxation while tingly feelings in my legs remind me that I’m healing.   And the Chuck Pontius Road Race in Castaic was...
  7. PAA April Supported – Magic Mtn – 4/6/14

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    RSVP form is now LIVE for our next “First Sundays” club supported ride!  The April route will be a 60mi, out-and-back ride from La Canada Flintridge to Valencia via the Old Rd. Many thanks to club member Heber Martinez for providing SAG support for this ride! RSVP/Details: ROUTE DETAILS Distance: 60mi...
  8. UCLA Road Race by Torsten Zorn

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    Torsten Zorn UCLA Road Race Report Pearblossom, CA Road Race 2/15/14   It’s 2 weeks after the first road race of the season at The Boulevard just east of San Diego.  This week’s endeavors take us to a mountain stage about 1.5 hours to the north of downtown LA.  Word...
  9. Ontario: Dare to Race Grand Prix by Peter Rinde

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    I had been looking forward to this race every since I found out the difference between a ‘standard’ crit and a GP crit.  Ontario’s has 7 turns, mostly lefts but some rights!  One reason to get out of Cat 5 as fast as one can stems from the Cat 5...
  10. The Season has Begun: Race Reports by the 4/5 Team

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    Bernard Labansat (Cat 4, 4/5, 4/5 30+) Ontario Grand Prix” The Icebreaker” – Race #1 SoCal Cup Crit Series 1 Mothballs Criterium Let me begin my race report for the 2014 race season with PAA’s first race of the year which occurred on 12 Jan 14, a Sunday morning at...

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