Monday, September 20, 2010

Local beatdown continues......

Photos will be added later but really, you had to be there to witness the first CCCX and how this team had folks at the front and on the podium in nearly every event. Early in the morning the masters men started out with Will Hall just off the podium at 6th in the 35 B mens ,Allan Bennett in 15th , Jeff Traugott finishing 4th in the 45 B group with Bruce Lodge in 7th, Benoit Dubuisson 10th.. Not too far behind in the 55 + group , I managed to sneak in at 5th and Brent Harris finished 7th .The lone finishing entrant in the open B catagory, David Millett rode to 21st. with newcomer to the team , Jon Mason crashing out in dramatic fashion.In the master's A group Mark Howland led from the gun and held off the whole field while Brett Lambert fighting all sorts of mechanicals and mishaps finished 15th, right behind team mate Frank Kalcic. Stella Carey rode a strong first race of the season to finish 3rd in the womens A race and later rode in the singles speed A group to 7th , nearly 2 hours of flat out pedaling total.Jay Melina got a top-10 in her first race of the season and her debut in the top catagory for this year. In the 35 + masters women it was all Bay 101 /HRS /Rock Lobster with Janel Lodge, Kathleen Bortolussi and Michelle Perez going 1-2-3 in that race. The final event of the day saw Dave Wyandt convincingly beating nor-Cal's finest in the mens A race. Ben Dodge overcame a first lap endo to finish 9th and Jeff Patton rode to a solid 15th inspite of an early hard crash. Kevin Crossley crashed out while in the front group but showed that he had the power to ride in the front 6. All in all, the team got three wins and a lot of strawberries , not a bad way to start the season.

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