Chico SR (E2,3,4/5)

Chico SR (E2,3,4/5)

Read more to learn how we made it on the podium in every category! 

Land Park Crit (E4)

Land Park Crit (E4)

In the photo: Jack McCarthy

Land park is one of the few courses on the race calendar that I would consider myself truly familiar with. It’s home to a couple of different races which I have had some success at, including the Cal Aggie Crit earlier in the season. The course is a fairly short loop whose main highlight is a technical left-to-right chicane about two thirds of the way through the lap.

Snelling RR (E4,5)

Snelling RR (E4,5)

Read how the 4s and 5s races played out inside... 

Red Kite Bump CR (E5)

Probably everyone knows the Red Kite Bump Circuit Race. The E5's do 3 laps on the course that is quite narrow due to centerline rule, consisting of a descent, rollers and 3 straights on the firs half, rolling hills towards the end and a nice kicker to finish it off...

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Henleyville RR (P/1/2)

Henleyville RR (P/1/2)

In the photo: Adam Naguib 

TMB Development attacked this race with a team of four and although not the largest group at the event, we knew we had the legs to make things happen as we wanted.  As anticipated, the initial throes of the race saw the breakaway establish almost immediately, with a group of five being established after three or four miles. 

Suisun Crit (E3)

Suisun Crit (E3)

In the photo: Travis Mceuen

This was my last race as a Cat 3 and was hungry for the win. Suisun is a very fast/short 4 corner crit. Laps are around 50 seconds and usually have winds to battle being right on the water. We came to the race with 5 guys: Taylor, Ben, Justin, Cam and myself. The plan was to race aggressive, try for a break but if it stayed together have Justin lead me out as long as he could on the final lap...

Dunnigan Hills RR (P/1/2)

Dunnigan Hills RR (P/1/2)

In the photo: Adam Naguib

Lining up with a strong group of 5, we toed the start line at Dunnigan Hills Road Race with options.  We knew that if there was an early move, we’d try to get in it.  We also knew that we had the strength to re-shuffle things if we weren’t in the breakaway by putting members of our group on the front to bring back groups that we didn’t want to escape.  It was good to race with some options...

Patterson Pass RR (E4)

Patterson Pass RR (E4)

In the photo: Mathias Jacquelin

Patterson Pass was one of my most anticipated road races of the season. More than three hours of climbing, heat, and headwind is just something you can’t say no to...

Red Kite Bump CR (E4)

Red Kite Bump CR (E4)

In the photo: Mathias Jacquelin

Written by Mathias

I was targetting this race. TMB Dev had a team of five riders, with Brandon, Jacob, Juan, Marco, and myself. The day before, I had a good day at the the Crossfire Hurricane hill climb challenge, and if my legs were still there, I knew I could do well, or at least, try something...

Colavita Grand Prix (E3)

Colavita Grand Prix (E3)

In the photo: Travis Mceuen

After yesterday’s mild temperatures in Monterey is was back to the smoldering heat in Rohnert Park for the Colavita Grand Prix. This was also a new race for me and my first 2/3 race (they did place us separately). Today we did not have the numbers on our side...

CCCX (E3)

CCCX (E3)

In the photo: Travis Mceuen

My first time racing at CCCX, not really sure why I’ve never made it out here but I will try and make more of these, definitely a fun course. This week was the hamburger course which consists of a few rollers, one downhill section, and an uphill finish...

Davis 4th of July Crit (E3)

Davis 4th of July Crit (E3)

In the photo: Travis Mceuen

History repeats itself for another hot (+90*) 4th of July race in downtown Davis. I’m always a fan of downtown races, usually a lot of energy from the crowd. The course its self is a “P” shape so not too technical but not as easy as a four-corner crit...

Lodoga RR (P/1/2) (E4)

Lodoga RR (P/1/2) (E4)

In the photo: Adam Naguib, Emile Goguely (?)

Lodoga Road Race is a difficult race. The race has distance, climbing and worst of all, lots of Californian Summer heat.  That meant that the plan would be even harder to implement. Not only were we trying to bring together all the variables that get chucked together in any road race, but we’d be doing it in tough conditions...

Burlingame Crit (E3)

Burlingame Crit (E3)

In the photo: Travis Mceuen

This was my first time racing Burlingame, a fairly technical course with an 180* turn and a sweeper into the sprint. I did my best to do my homework by watching videos from last year. We were represented by 6 team members: Theo, Justin, Ben, Taylor, Jungho, and myself. Penvelo and SunPower were both well represented as well so it was going to come down to team tactics. 

Pescadero RR (E3)

In the photo: Ben Marshall

This is what I had been told of the course before starting: there are two 4-5 minute twin climbs on Stage Rd, followed by a flat to false flat section, and then main challenge, a 7-8 minute climb up Haskins Rd. All three descents are fast and technical. 3 laps, 75 miles. It’s hard. I might cry. Most of these things turned out to be true...

Modesto RR (E3)

Modesto RR (E3)

In the photo: Travis Mceuen

Written by Travis.

I hadn’t planned on doing Modesto but was told it would be the last short flat road race of the year so I decided to give it a try. With an expected high of 100 degrees that day I was grateful for the early start and was anticipating 3 hrs of racing. I made sure to pack three bottles, two with electrolytes and one frozen to try and keep me cool in my jersey pocket...

Red Kite Crit #4 (E2/3) (E3/4)

Red Kite Crit #4 (E2/3) (E3/4)

In the photo: Ben Marshal, Travis Mceuen, and Theo Goguely

The plan was to ping enough moves off the front to force other teams to do work to chase things down, saving a few guys to lead out Travis and pad his Red Kite series lead. Given the wide open 4 corner course, I didn’t think that a small break would actually survive, but was perfectly willing to spend some effort for my teammates who do the same for me in hillier races...

 

Sea Otter RR (E4)

Sea Otter RR (E4)

In the photo: Trevor Gilmore

Bordering Laguna Seca raceway, the 10 mile Sea Otter road race course is mostly located in Fort Ord, and is composed of some rollers, steep climbs, screaming descents, and headwind tainted flats.  The setting is beautiful, in a sand-dune-coastal-California-meets-ex-military-base kind of way...

Copperopolis RR (E4)

Copperopolis RR (E4)

In the photo: Mikal Davis

I came into this race feeling strong, but without having much success in the past few weekends of racing. I was cautiously optimistic considering the unpredictable road surface and my untested climbing legs. The main team strategy was to survive.