1. First Race – ICE Sportswear Crit – by Ethan Zhu

    Posted by
    / /
    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,...
  2. UCLA Road Race Cat 4 by Rob Richman

    Posted by
    / /
    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)....
  3. Santa Barbara “Moth balls” Criterium

    Posted by
    / /
    I’m Sean, and I wanted to share my thoughts on my races in the Santa Barbara “Moth balls” Criterium. I’m a new cat 5 racer and have only been to 3 races so far. I’m still learning and understanding the do’s and dont’s of Crit racing. I must say that...
  4. CBR Season Opener – Cat 5

    Posted by
    / /
    I picked a somewhat gloomy day to try my hand at racing again after about 5 years off.  It was the first crit I’d ever entered having only participated in circuit races back in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.  I arrived at the venue early enough for a thorough warm up...
  5. PAA Cyclocross Supported By Powerbar

    Posted by
    / /
    PAA was all over the 2 days of CX racing at spooky-Kross 2014. Highlights included 14 PAA racers including kids and jrs, 5 podium finishers (two 1st pl, one 4th, and two 5th pl), 1 Bat Girl appearance, 3 flat tires, and all powered by our much appreciated team sponsor...
  6. Master’s Power Bar Race Report: San Diego & Dana Point

    Posted by
    / /
    May 3, 2014 On this Saturday morning I made the trek south to downtown San Diego for the annual Barrio Logan Crit.  I have raced this course for many years and I like coming down to San Diego.  The course resembles a figure eight lay out.  If it was hot in the San Gabrial Valley on...
  7. Incycle Hammertime by Shane Edele

    Posted by
    / /
    Incycle Hammertime Shane Edele (Cat 1)   Sunday I raced in the Pro Men’s category at the Bonelli Park Incycle Hammertime Triple Crown Series. Pre race routine consisted of fueling up with some amazing PowerBar Gels and a bar for sustenance. Race starts off with myself, another pro and another expert...
  8. Cajon Pass Circuit Race by Peter Rinde

    Posted by
    / /
    Cajon Pass Circuit Race Peter Rinde (Cat 4/5) After nearly 5 months since the shoulder injury resulting in an AC separation, it was time to get back into my inaugural year of racing.  As far as timing goes, it just chanced that getting the ok to race coincided with the...
  9. 805 Criterium Weekend by Bernard Labansat

    Posted by
    / /
    805 Criterium Weekend Bernard Labsansat (Cat 3)   So it’s been two weeks now from when I last raced my three day race weekend at Lompoc for California’s Criterium State Championships.   I was Nervous on Friday afternoon, mostly because I wanted to do well that weekend but also because I...