Sunday, November 06, 2011

CCCX 6 Manzanita BBQ extravaganza

The rain cells came though and made for wild temperature fluctuations but the dampness made the course fast and fun.
Continuing her great rides in the women's A group, Stella Carey got 3rd.
Yes, there were other women in the top four of the 35 plus race but only our team showed up and made it look like a sweep, which it nearly was. Janel Lodge 1st, Kathleen Bortolussi 3rd, Natasha Perry 4th.
Michelle Perez made the podium in 2nd and solidified her lead in the overall in the 45 plus race.
This is the men's A field at the start. It was pretty small and we had four riders entered. Aaron Bradford was leading the race when he rolled a tire and had to stop twice and try to get the front tire back on the rim. He wound up riding his way back to 3rd and probably would have caught the leaders if there were a couple more laps.Tyler Frasca wore a team kit for the day and finished a strong 6th with Aaron Odell following in 8th and Jeff Patton in 10th. Will Hall nearly took the win in the 45 B group before a fall and a flat tire put him in 2nd. Benoit Dubuisson followed in 9th and Allan Bennett in 16th. was a rainy lunch but it was really tasty in spite of the conditions. The BBQ was manned by Frank Kalcic and the grillables were provided by Tim Watson. Jeff and Nancy Patton brought some great food as did Janel Lodge . Scott Chapin baked some cookies and sat out the race with a cold.
Master of the grill in action at the back of the tent. Nobody had anything near what our team had in terms of food, fun and results.
Don't blink, you'll miss my 15 seconds on the podium in 3rd in the men's 55 plus race.In the men's 45 A group, Mark Howland barely missed the podium in 6th followed by Frank the tank Kalcic in 13th, Tim Watson in 22nd and Brett Lambert in 23rd, a victim of a mechanical. Michael Schaller finished 16th in the men's 35 B race. Our sole entry in the men's 35 A race, Jason Rahlwes finished 6th with a strong ride. All in all, this is the biggest group we have brought to a race so far this season...that is until next weekend !

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