1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. First Race – ICE Sportswear Crit – by Ethan Zhu

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    A week ago, I was tempted by fellow PAA member Tommy Liao to get into road racing. I succumbed and decided to sign up for the upcoming crit, the ICE Sportswear Criterium held in Carson this past Sunday, February 15th. Training with 83 last minute miles the week leading up,...
  8. UCLA Road Race Cat 4 by Rob Richman

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    Well, I knew going in this was going to really hurt, as this was my third time racing UCLA.   With each year I have added a lap to race and was up to 4 laps of some deep spelunking in the pain cave (50 miles + 5700 elevation gain)....