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  1. Sea Otter Classic XC by Roy Palad

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    Roy Palad Sea Otter Classic XC (Cat 3 48-49 Men) Always exciting to come to Monterey for this big bicycle venue. I would like to thank Ana and Allen for their support towards my preparation before the race. Also thanks to PAA members James Sabelis and David Turner for providing...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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,...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  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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