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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.

Turlock Lake RR (E4)

Turlock Lake RR (E4)

In the photo: Tom Van Pelt

The race began – as races always do – in the weeks leading up to the 8:15 starting line. Someone from the e4 squad instigated the “race conversation” with the usual questions: who’s signed up? who’s targeting the race? has anyone raced the course before?
 

Red Kite CR #3 (E3/4)

Red Kite CR #3 (E3/4)

In the photo: Travis Mceuen

The Winchester Circuit race is a new course (2nd year) for the Red Kite Series.  The course itself is 4.5 miles with 700ft of climbing and goes around the Winchester Country Club. I skipped this race last year and the word from my teammates led me to believe it wasn’t going to be easy...

Red Kite Crit #2 (E3/4)

Red Kite Crit #2 (E3/4)

In the photo: Travis Mceuen

written by Travis.

This was the first crit of the year for the Red Kite series which I am trying to target for the overall omnium. Nothing special about this course, just a four corner crit.

Wards Ferry RR (E4)

Wards Ferry RR (E4)

In the photo: Mathias Jacquelin

Wards Ferry was quite a peculiar race. I was excited about that race as it was my first Cat 4 race as well as the first climber's race of the season. Let's just say that this race was special in the way events unfolded too...