Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kenda Cup West San Dimas With Fuzz and Vegas Bob

US Cup/Kenda Cup West/UCI HC Pro Weekend was a blast! Full two days of great XC racing at Bonelli Park, San Dimas. The best part was seeing old familiar faces and greeting new ones. Still amazes me how fast the UCI Pro level is, truly superhuman!
The course was a mix of techy front side with an all out pedally backside when you cross the road. Tough to find a rhythm with punchy climbs. Had a slow start in the back of the pack of 15 riders but saved myself from blowing up on ...the first climb. Worked my way up to 5th behind the fast guys in your category. Every time I wanted to put a surge in to close the gap my leg would say no and had to back off. Felt better last lap and had a fun time with two other category riders to the finish line. Ended up in 6th. Bob Snyder had an unfortunate flat on his first lap but ended the rest of the race strong. Mark Thome has a strangle hold on his rivals (Rod and Disco Dave). Gabe Margve represented the old man crew, even going over the handlebars , Mr. Margve finished 3 hard laps! Ben Goyette raced UCI Pro Saturday and raced Pro on Sunday! Will be running Kenda tires for Sea Otter now. Joy Chow is the glue that holds it all together, thank you for bottle handoffs and taking pics of us.
Big Thank YOU to Roger Hernandez for a fun weekend in and out of the Kenda Tire pits. Ben Essman from Norco Bikes, Nico and Mike from Shimano, Amino Vital Nutrition, Sigma Sport USA, Xpedo Pedals, Ryder Eyewear, Royal Racing, Kmc Chain, and all the cheers and jeers. Red Monkey crew is hilarious
I told this to my students yesterday and I want to share it with you all that read these reports; Dan Blurton of Path Bike Shop is a true sportsman and has my full respect. Dan got the win in our category but chose to relegate himself to 2nd giving Chris Kutzmarski the win because he was pushed on purpose in the sprint by another racer from our category. Dan came around the tangled mess and witnessed what had happened. Great example to share and karma is on your side my friend.
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