Two Cat 2 Upgrades in One Day + Weekend Results

Both Bobby & Jason H. earned their elite upgrades today – Bobby from his win at the IVC yesterday and Jason from his result at the Sea Otter Circuit Race. They are FMBR’s 3rd & 4th elite upgrades since January, a nearly 50% growth rate of the P/1/2 team in 3 months! Photo by Lola Tinney The team bagged 1 win, 4 podiums, 8 top fives & 10 top tens – full weekend results can be found here. The 10th Annual Dana Point Gran Prix is this weekend!

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Sea Otter Road Race, Mens 55+ by Owen

A solid field of about 25 riders lined up for the Men’s 55+ Sea Otter Classic Road Race on Friday, April 15th. The field was very competitive and included two past winners, one of the best 55+ climbers in the State, and one of SoCal’s finest, Greg Fenton. Quentin Sims and I were representing FMBR. Last year at this race I was dropped on lap 4 of 5 on Hennekins Ranch Bump. Hennekins is a 3 minute VO2 max climb that is not too bad the first time up, but I struggle with the three minute power compared to a…

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2016 SCNCA Elite Road Race Championships – 29th Annual San Luis Rey Road Race

Race report from our team director David ‘The Beast‘ Priest. I showed up to San Luis Rey Road Race with some pretty high hopes of a good result. A long, 103 mile race with just enough climbing to soften up the pure sprinters, but not enough to let the little climbers leave my XL frame in their dust is usually right up my alley. I had been fighting off a cold all week and hadn’t ridden much leading up the race, so I really didn’t know what to expect but I was committed to racing hard (Editor’s note: Priest the…

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J-Baum’s Turlock Lake Road Race Report

This last weekend’s hunt for upgrade points found us driving 5 hours north to Turlock Lake Road Race. The course’s profile was mostly flat with two main sections of rollers in the middle and one last riser 200 meters to the line. Julia’s and my plan of attack going into the day was to keep the pace high to try and shatter our relatively small field of nine. I think the biggest surprise was that, despite the rain and various flooded sections of the course, the weather didn’t play a big role in the outcome of the race. Julia put…

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San Dimas Through the Eyes of Julia

This weekend marked the first time I have entered San Dimas Stage Race.  I had heard a lot about this iconic stage race; the uphill time trial, the technical road race and the lively downtown criterium. I knew that doing well in the TT was important and was hoping to get my body from the bottom to the top in 21 minutes or just under. I had a good warm up on the trainer and carefully rolled over to the start line. While I was being held on the start line I looked down at my Garmin to realize the…

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Silverander’s Race Reports from CCCX

Fort Ord is an enormous (~28,000 acre) former US Army base near Seaside, CA, perched on the edge of the pristine Monterey Bay. The rolling terrain and abundant closed roads make for lots of great bike racing opportunities. Most notably, the area is home to the annual cycling family reunion and race week known as the Sea Otter Classic. Less prominent—but much appreciated by anyone seeking plentiful chances to race—the Central Coast Cycling Road Series also takes place on Fort Ord. Known as CCCX, in homage to its Cyclocross roots, the race series takes place frequently throughout the year and…

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Copperopolis & Berkeley Results…San Dimas starts tomorrow!

The FMBR team hit it’s first (minor) speed bump of the season, with a small by our #FigFast standards, trophy collection – just 1 top five finish by J-Bomb who is well on her way to a 2 upgrade!. Copperopolis is a brutally tough course and a couple teammates fell due to mechanicals. Full results are posted here. The team heads south to San Dimas this weekend. This stage race marks the start of the highly competitive Dimas/Redlands double-header which draws racers from around the nation. It’s our goal to eventually field a competitive P/1 team in future seasons! For 2016 we…

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