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The Pasadena Athletic Association (PAA) is a cycling club of approximately 300 members. Read More

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  1. Roger Millikan Memorial Cat 5 – by Alex Robinson

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    After the nearly 3 hour break between my first 40+ Cat 4/5 race and the start of the Cat 5 race, I was more concerned about how my body would recover from the long break than the exertion of the previous race which had been a challenging.  I decided to...
  2. 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,...
  3. 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)....
  4. 2015 PAA Charities of Choice

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    Drum roll please….the 2015 PAA Charities of Choice – as nominated by and voted upon by PAA’s over 350 members – are: Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition (www.pas-csc.org) Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (www.mwba.org) Bike San Gabriel Valley (www.bikeSGV.org) Each organization will receive $1250 in club financial support to further their bike-related missions....
  5. Santa Barbara “Moth balls” Criterium

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    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...
  6. CBR Season Opener – Cat 5

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    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...
  7. PAA Cyclocross Supported By Powerbar

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    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...
  8. 2015 Club Supported Ride Schedule – Save the Dates!

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    The 2015 PAA Club Supported ride schedule is ready for your viewing pleasure!  Per your input, the 2015 big club ride schedule features Saturday and Sunday dates, as well as mountainous, hilly and flat routes. Please Save the Dates! 1/4/2015 3 River Trails Loop San Gabriel River Trail – Long...
  9. 12/6 – PAA Club Ride – Little T-Acton Challenge – RSVP

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    Join us for a big, challenging loop along some of the most beautiful roads in the Angeles National Forest. Back by popular demand (same route as December 2013 ride), the route will be a tough day in the saddle for most, with no true bailout points. In other words, if you’re not...

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