Jun Seita took some awesome photos of the team during the p/1/2 race yesterday. Have a looks at a few below and click here to see the rest of Jun's photos from the day. Below is a quick recap of the days races from Ben Stern and myself: In short, Menlo Park went great! Both our cat 3 and P/1/2 squads raced aggressively and visibly. We had a great turnout with 9 racers out in total, plus our injured rider Nole came out and supported us all day including helping with some course marshalling duties.

Neutral Wrench at the Mike's Bikes Menlo Park Grand Prix

We had a great setup with an MB Car, and two tents. Hank even gave a little talk with the announcer about the Mike's Bikes Africa Project. Kevin (Not-Bricknell) from Palo Alto was there as a neutral wrench to help us with little pre-race tweaks. Nice to have a stand and full tools at a crit!

Hank had a great first race back off the bench from injury in the 3's winning a prime, but unfortunately Paul and him got caught behind a rider washing out in the final turn and were unable to contest the sprint. Ryan had a strong showing in his first 3's race winning 2 primes and finishing 8th. Keven was the star of the day just getting pipped at the line for 5th place.

Keven and Ryan Menlo Park Grand Prix via Martin Price

The P/1/2 racers did a good job being in nearly every move of the day (none stuck long) it was a crazy race, very fast and fun! O'Mara put in a savage 30 minutes of Gila threshold prep work, he looks ready! Shawn, Tyler, Ranier, and I did a good job mixing it up and keeping at least one Mikes jersey at the front of the race all day. Our best chance came with Tyler and Ranier alertly making a move with about 4 laps to go. Unfortunately, their move was reeled in by Steve Reaney, and Shawn and I weren't quite fast enough to get into the pack sprint.

Rainier and Dibble via Jun Seita

Things are starting to go well with riders getting healthy and starting to come together as a unit. Looking good for the Mike's Bikes Cat's Hill Classic in a few weeks!

MBFY!

Dibble and Rainier via Jun Seita

Rainier via Jun Seita

Rainier via Jun Seita

Ben via Jun Seita

Dibble and Rainier via Jun Seita

Ben via Jun Seita