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PAA Road Team @ CBR Upgrade Series

The PAA road team represented at the CBR Upgrade Points & Resume Builder Series in Dominguez Hills, CA.  PAA member and junior, Odinn Thordarson, raced his first adult race in the category 4/5 event. He was able to keep up with the group for more than half the race, while using a 45 tooth front [...]

Midwest Cyclocross Report: Trek CX Cup and Jingle Cross – Kent Hammond

Recently I had the opportunity to spend a week racing bicycles in Waterloo, Wisconsin and Iowa City, Iowa. Both cities were hosting World Cup Cyclocross racing along with races for the non-pros like me. Having once called this area of Wisconsin and Iowa home I figured why not take a week to race bikes, spend time [...]

PAA Road Team @ Santa Anita Crit

The PAA Road Team Cat 4 and 5.  This past Sunday, members of the PAA Road team represented at the new Santa Anita Criterium hosted by Majestic Cycling. The race was held in Parking Lot B of the Santa Anita park with a good course layout, including a chicane and a 180 degree turn. It [...]

PAA’s MTB team kicks off the fall MTB season!

PAA represented at the Incycle Hammertime Cross Country Mountain Bike Race, part of the Triple Crown Series at Bonelli Regional Park this past weekend.  6 PAA racers lined up in their respective categories for a fun course. Odinn Thordarson claimed first in the "Beginner Men Under 17", while his dad Bradley Thordarson claimed 2nd in [...]

Gold State Mountain Bike Series – Big Bear

Sue Thompson, Terry Crouse, Rob Richman and Nick Humby raced at Snow Summit yesterday in the final round of the Gold State Mountain Bike Series. After some hard racing on a great course, Sue took 1st in her class, Nick was 2nd and Rob 3rd in theirs and Terry took 9th. The next XC race [...]

Whiskey 50

Eager to ride more endurance mountain bike events, we had scoured the calendar and found the Whiskey 50 event in Prescott, Arizona.  This thing looked awesome, 50 miles, 7.5k of climbing, loads of singletrack and did I mention Whiskey?  Peter, Rob, Torsten and myself all signed up immediately. When we met at my place Friday [...]

L.A. Roubaix with SocalCross

This past Saturday's ride was a whole lot of fun and interesting to say the least.  In addition to the usual pedalfest of riding any kind of bike, we encountered some stairs and hike a bike trails that some of us have never been.  What a great way to see some of our greater metro [...]

Redlands Strada Rossa V

Last weekend a few PAA folk made the trip over to Redlands for Strada Rossa V, a dirt road focused ride which offered three distances at around 30, 66 and 90miles with most PAA riders electing for the 66mile option with it still being early in the season. This turned out to be a good [...]

CX Nationals Race Report – Kent Hammond

Master Men’s 40-44 and Mens Single Speed Kent Hammond Cyclocross Nationals was really a tale of two races. One smooth and steady and the other not so smooth or steady. Both ended up being quite fantastic.   Race One: Master Men’s 40-44. January 11th, 2:20 p.m. Things began with being called up in the 28th […]

PAA MTB Team Exploring Tapia Canyon

Some of our mountain bike team were out at Tapia Canyon training for the upcoming MTB season. Check out some POV footage from the ride...