2008 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride

Monday, March 30, 2009

Race Report - Bike America @ Brian Piccolo

There is something really cool about going away for a weekend of racing where you only have to worry about eating, sleeping and racing your bike. But when an FPS race in practically in your "back yard" it is so nice to not to have to travel.

As most of you know, Brian Piccolo Park has a dedicated road cacing course that is very technical and shaped roughly like a capital B. The day was overcast and it was crazy windy but ZMotion was there to represent.

The Masters racing was fast and furious as always, in the final 3rd of the 45+ Race, Jeff was away first with someone else and then finally solo for almost fifteen minutes (with Chris doing major blocking) and was heartbreakingly reeled in with just one lap to go.

In the Masters 35+, there was one real breakaway with potential and that was covered by Vinny but was again reeled in. The finish was led out by a hard charging Grant Potter but I guess Jeff was on the warpath because he hung right up there for 3rd. We also secured several other places in the top 20.

In the Pro 1,2 race we were happy to have Juan swell our ranks. He attacked from the very first lap was joined several laps later by a few other strongmen and they were GONE. The race field was shattered by this show of strength with less than half of the original field finishing. As it came down to the final spring, Juan held on for an awesome 2nd place. What a great thing it is to have him on the team.

The day was marked by a series of crashes which included Vinny and Mark in the 35+, Adam and Joel in the Cat 4's but luckily no one was serious injured. The other notable events include Billy placing 5th (or 6th?) in the Masters 55+, Ashley getting 3rd in the Women’s Cat 4, and David the Jr. placing 4th (or 5th?). Congrats all.

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