1. L..A. Circuit Race – Francisco Chamorro

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    It’s been 3 weeks since my last race. Training has been going well but I suffered a weird injury in which I pinched a nerve on my back which caused me to take a week off the bike. Doing the best I could with the amount of time I had...
  2. Tour of the Gila – Stage 2 Race Report from Torsten Zorn

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    Starting off this communique with a sincerest thank you to everyone that has responded to these posts. I haven’t had a chance to respond directly to everyone (internet connection is most sluggish) but I am reading them all and appreciate the advice, feedback, and encouragement. On to the racing. Much...
  3. Tour of the Gila – Stage 1 Race Report from Torsten Zorn

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    Alright, stage 1 in the books and bad news/good news. Bad news is I had a disappointing finish in 20th place. Good news is I’m only 1m 44s back from the GC leader and 1minute back from top-5. It’s going to be tough to pull that back but stranger things...
  4. My first Category 5 Race Report

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    As an avid cyclist I finally decided to take my riding to the next level of fun. Late last fall I joined PAA with the goal of joining their race team and learning as much as I could from them. The first step was joining the Winter Race Training program...
  5. Vlees Huis Ronde Race Report

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    The week before heading up to do the Vlees Huis Ronde Road Race, I was busy finishing up midterms at PCC before the spring break. So unfortunately, I only had the day before the race to squeeze in some leg openers in preparation for an unexpectedly brutal race. It was...
  6. Monster Race Report: Tour of the Gila 2015

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    The Tour of the Gila is considered one of America’s most challenging road stage races, where amateurs compete on the same courses as the UCI Men and Women level athletes. Every May for the past 28 years, racers of all backgrounds and stripes converge on southern New Mexico for the...
  7. Dominguez Hills Memorial Day Criterium – Brandon Lee

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    I woke up early today at 4:30 AM to get ready for my first Criterium race. I had some oatmeal and fruits in the car as I headed to the Dominguez Hills Memorial Day Crit! It was nice to see five other PAA racers there doing the Cat 5 as...
  8. CBR Memorial Day Cat 3/4 crit – Jason Dovel

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    It’s been almost a year ago since my last criterium race, that resulted in me to go in a hiatus due to my crash from a so called knuckle head that happen to T-bone me. This little incident resulted in me not being able to partake in my only key...
  9. Mulholland Challenge – Rob Richman

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    This was my third time doing the Mulholland Challenge, which is one of the most difficult ‘centuries’ in SoCal.  After signing in, I topped off with a banana and Powerbar gel. I set off with the 7:30 group which contained the eventual winner for the day.  The group was pretty...