Sunday, September 18, 2016

CCCX Manzanita park, Prunedale

 Great team effort on this day of really hot temperatures and loose corners. Results for all classes will be up soon. Here's Mary Maroon toughing it out on the single speed.




This is Allison Peck on her first ride on the new bike. Women's A race is quite a way to test an untested bike but it went well-2nd. place !



 Brendan Lehman would be active in the top-5 with Ian Stowe for the length of the men's A  race.

 Sarah Jordan and Zoe Wu joined Allison Peck on the podium in 3rd and 5th .
 Its lonely at the top for Mary Maroon in the women's single speed class !
 Eric Nelson rode strongly in the men's single speed A race to 2nd. place.
Greg Foy is the eternal second in the men's 55+ class but today he spent some time in the lead.....there is probably a win for him in the future. Rick Ortenblad medaled in both of his races-the men's 60+ and the men's B single speed.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

CCCX Ft. Ord.

 This day was very successful for the A team-a win in both elite races and numerous wins in the juniors.

In the juniors 10-14 boys Nate Vahlberg got 1st and Dan English got 3rd.
In the boys 15-18 Josh Vahlberg got 1st, Dylan Gong 3rd and Caleb O'Hare 4th.
In the girls 15-18 Libby Wu got 1st.
 In the men's open B race Emmet Tuttle got 1st.
In the men's 55+ race Greg Foy got 2nd.
In the men's 60+ race Rick Ortenblad got 4th and Mark Hubbell got 5th.
In the men's 35 A race Ben Dodge got 11th
In the men's 45 B race John Vahlberg got 8th



In her first race of the season Caroline Dezendorf showed that she was ready to roll as she convincingly won the women's A race followed by Zoe Wu in 9th and Sarah Kerlin in 10th.

The men's A race was very much conquered by the team with Max Judelson winning, Brendan Lehman getting 3rd , Josh Vahlberg 7th, Ken Dick ( flatting out of the masters 35 A race) getting 10th, Ben Dodge 11th and junior Caleb O'Hare getting 14th.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Lobsters in China

 That's right- Campbell Steers and Max Judelson got the chance to race in the C-1 UCI event in the suburbs lust outside of Beijing. Both riders earned valuable points , Campbell on both days and Max on the second day. This will allow Campbell to compete in the elite nationals for the first time. Max will get an upgrade in his starting position for the nationals and all upcoming UCI events. All in all, this was a very good trip for the two and a great opportunity to see the other side of the world.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

CCCX II Ft. Ord

 Lots of great results and podiums from the team-both juniors and adults. We had the numbers at this race, nearly every category had one or more of our team competing.
 Both of our entires in the women's A race got on the podium-Sarah Jordan in 3rd, Zoe Wu in 5th.
 Alexis De Zubria scored another win in the women's A race.
 Michelle Perez overcame a hard fall to finish on the podium in the women's 45 + race.
 The start of the men's A race saw Brendan Lehman and Alex Work getting the hole shot.
 Josh Vahlberg had another top-10 finish in the A race.
 Mary Maroon raced unopposed in the women's single speed race but will no doubt get some competition later in the season.
 Eric Nelson managed a podium spot in the men's single speed A race in spite of showing up only minutes before the start.
 Mary Maroon celebrating her second victory in the series.
 Alex Work getting on the podium in 4th in the men's A race. Only national champions and one pro ahead of him.
 The women's A podium with Sarah Jordan and Zoe Wu.
 After the race Brendan fired up the grill and we were treated to tuna collars.....a real delicacy.

It might be only the second race of the season but the festivities have definitely begun-thanks to a great team and some of the best sponsors in the business. I'll put up more results ( and there are many of them ) as spoon as the CCCX site has them.

Junior boys 15-18: Dylan Gong 1st, Manny Offonso, jr. 2nd , Peter Vahlberg 5th.
Junior girls 15-18: Lindsay Schmidt 1st, Ubbi Wu 2nd, Isabel Wu 3rd, Mackenzie Todaro 4th
Men's 35 A : Ben Dodge 12th
Men's 45 B : John Vahlberg 9th
Men's 55+ : Greg Foy 2nd.
Men's 60+  :Rick Ortenblad 4th, Paul Sadoff 7th, Mark Hubbell 8th
Women's 45+ :  Michelle Perez 4th
Women's B : Alexis De Zubria 1st
Men's single speed B :  Rick Ortenblad 4th
Men's single speed A : Eric Nelson 4th
Women's single speed A : Mary Maroon 1st
Men's A: Alex Work 4th, Josh Vahlberg 9th, Brendan Lehman 10th, Ben Dodge 14th, Greg Foy 15th
Women's A: Sarah Kerlin 3rd, Libby Wu 5th

CCCX II Ft. Ord

 Lots of great results and podiums from the team-both juniors and adults. We had the numbers at this race, nearly every category had one or more of our team competing.
 Both of our entires in the women's A race got on the podium-Sarah Jordan in 3rd, Zoe Wu in 5th.
 Alexis De Zubria scored another win in the women's A race.
 Michelle Perez overcame a hard fall to finish on the podium in the women's 45 + race.
 The start of the men's A race saw Brendan Lehman and Alex Work getting the hole shot.
 Josh Vahlberg had another top-10 finish in the A race.
 Mary Maroon raced unopposed in the women's single speed race but will no doubt get some competition later in the season.
 Eric Nelson managed a podium spot in the men's single speed A race in spite of showing up only minutes before the start.
 Mary Maroon celebrating her second victory in the series.
 Alex Work getting on the podium in 4th in the men's A race. Only national champions and one pro ahead of him.
 The women's A podium with Sarah Jordan and Zoe Wu.
 After the race Brendan fired up the grill and we were treated to tuna collars.....a real delicacy.

It might be only the second race of the season but the festivities have definitely begun-thanks to a great team and some of the best sponsors in the business. I'll put up more results ( and there are many of them ) as spoon as the CCCX site has them.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cyclocross in August ?

 Yes, it is on again......the season is starting extra early this year and big changes are afoot for the team. We now have one of the largest junior teams on the west coast of the USA. This was put together by our own Ben Dodge-believe me , I'm a minor player in this development.
 Not only do we have almost 30 juniors , they are all killing it on the race course. There's some real talent and the future of the sport is looking much brighter at the start of this season. These photos were shot at the CCCX Ft. Ord race-the results will be up soon. When all these kids get the new kits it will be amazing........serious saturation of the CX peloton !
 I lost count of how many of our junior racers got on the podium-today's race might be the most successful medal count in the teams eleven season history - and it will only get better.





Here are the placings for the day. Not sure if everyone got on there-a few juniors didn't have the team kit or wrote the team name registering.

Men's A  race: Ian Stowe 5th, Josh Vahlberg 7th, David Kalcic 8th, Ben Dodge 11th.
Women's A race: Allison Peck 6th, Sarah Kerlin 7th.
Men's B race: Javier Valencia 12th
Women's B race : Alexis De Zubria  1st.
Men's single speed A race:  Eric Nelson 1st.
Women's single speed A race: Mary Maroon 1st.
Men's single speed B race: Rick Ortenblad 3rd
Men's 55+ open : Greg Foy 2nd.
Men's 60+ open : Rick Ortenblad 1st, Mark Hubbell 2nd.
Women's 45+ open: Michelle Perez 3rd.
Men's 35 A race : Ben Dodge 10th
Men's 45 B race: John Vahlberg 6th, Frank Kalcic 16th, Michael Schaller 21st.
Women's C race: Lindsay Schmidt  3rd.
Juniors
Boys 10-14
Nathan Vahlberg 2nd, Jake Carter 3rd, Ben Wallan 4th
Boys 15-18
Dylan Gong 3rd, Brian Kalcic 4th, Manny Offonso , jr. 5th.
Girls 10-14
Isabel Wu 1st, Brooke Horvai 3rd.
Girls 15-18
Lindsay Schmidt 1st, Peyton Gee 2nd, Mackenzie Todaro 3rd.

I think as a team we pretty much ruled the day.