Sea Otter 2k18

It begins…. The Sea Otter Classic descends upon Laguna Seca Raceway outside of Monterey every April. Now over a week removed from the 2018 edition of Sea Otter Classic, FMBR looks back at the event. The Sea Otter Classic cycling festival and expo packed with a multitude of cycling and somewhat cycling related companies showcasing their latest offerings and distributing swag. An assortment of races are also held over the course of the four day event. These extend from MTB events such as dual slalom, downhill and cross country to a trio of road events. And just for some more…

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OTF Stage Race

Report by Brendon Bolin The Lead Out When looking over the NCNCA and SCNCA race calendars in an effort to plan out my early season, the OTF stage race caught my eye. It contained a road race with rolling terrain, a flat time trial and a circuit race with some elevation. The road and circuit courses both looked to suit me well and the time trial (TT) was intriguing if for no other reason than I could put my TT bike to use for the first time in an actual USAC sanctioned event. So with that, I was ready to…

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Cascade Classic Results & San Rafael Sunset Criterium

The team is back from a long trip and big stage race in Bend, Oregon – the Cascade Cycling Classic. We scored three podiums, and two more top tens. Full results can be found here. Brandon scored two second place finishes, this one atop Mt. Bachelor, and a 6th overall in GC. Jess got barley nipped at the line and took second at the Downton Criterium after her TT in the morning on Saturday. Julia guest rode for the Canyon Bicyles – Shimano pro team in her first race as a 2. She had some unfortunate luck that saw a…

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Crusher in Tushar, SoCal Crit Racing and Cascade

The team had a great adventure to Beaver, Utah for the Crusher in Tushar and enjoyed a weekend at elevation gravel grinding and enjoying the the southern Utah Mountains. David made a sweet video of his experience out on the course here: Jess continued her domination of the 3s in the SoCal crit scene (results are updated) and seven team members are in Bend, Oregon for the 37th Annual Cascade Cycling Classic. From our women’s team, Julia is guest riding for the Canyon Bicycles Shimano team for her first UCI pro event. Stay tuned for #FigFast results over the course…

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Results: Nationals, CCCX & Long Beach Grand Prix

D. Priest (the Beast) took home 55th and 60th in the TT and road race this week in Louisville, Kentucky. A great showing for his first two races as a category one racer against the best amateurs in the country. TJ returned to racing for the first time in eleven months to snag his first podium in the #FigFast green & black. He is riding strong, happy and ready to attack the late season races in order to make the jump to the elite squad. Stern snagged his third win of the season and a fourth place at CCCX for…

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Priest the Beast at Amateur Nationals

Our director David flew home to race in Amateur Road Nationals flying the #FigFast black and green flag in his home state of Kentucky – today he took 55th in the TT and tomorrow the road race kicks off at 7am EST. Follow live here: Live Timing from KY Morning Light Where can we get those shirts? Father & Son Pre-race TT warm-up Photos by Unleashin’ the Gieschen

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Lake Elizabeth Cat 3 Race Report by D. Silverander

Long Story Short It was stupid windy, which determined the dynamic and outcome of the race. I didn’t quite recognize this while we were racing, largely because I was too attached to my pre-race assessment that the climb would be the most selective element on the course. The main takeaway is that, in extreme weather, you must be quick to recognize how it will impact the race and adjust your plan accordingly. Also, when conditions are tough, many people will be racing just to finish. Aggression is likely to be rewarded, therefore, by a field unmotivated to chase effectively. Short…

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Master’s Nationals Road Race Report from Q. Sims

I got to North Carolina Sunday afternoon and rode the course twice on Monday and once on Tuesday. After watching the previous races, I knew it would probably be a pack finish because the hills were not long or steep enough to keep the sprinters at bay. Personally, I was stressed. Resigned to mid pack finish. Fifteen of the top twenty racers in the Nation had shown up to compete and the race predictor had me at number six. After talking to Joe Lamir (4 time national champ and great friend), he suggested to follow Kevin Metcalf (past national champ).…

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