Sunday, April 19, 2009
Race Report - Chain of Lakes Road Race
What is exciting about Zmotion team's, is that we are improving across the board. We field rider's in almost every category and today was the Cat 4's day to shine. The course itself is a 13 mile loop. It is not too hilly but the finishing straight is a surprisingly difficult false flat that is almost two miles long.
The Cat 4 came down to a field sprint due in large part to some monster long pulls at the front by Pat (a.k.a The Boss) who made sure that there was constant representation at the front. As the field came up to the finish line, Joel started up a z-train with Ramone and Mark Lim on his wheel. After Joel gave it all, Ramone took over delivering Mark to the line where he got 2nd place with Ramone still hanging on for a 7th overall with a 5th in Category 5. This was also Ramon's first race so a double congrats are in order.
In the Master's 35 plus, the indomidable Jeff got away with Vinny and four other's with half the race still to go. Jeff did a ton of work to help keep the break away with Zmotion taking up blocking duties in the main field. In the final sprint, Vinny was cramping badly but still managed to secure 3rd with Jeff coming in 6th. We then won the field spring with Chris next at 7th, Pedro in 9th and Joe in 12th.
Our girls cat 4 team is growing and improving with Lisa Fink in 6th, Shannon Odonnel in 8th, Ashley Diveronica in 10th and Joleen Turner in 11th. Congrats ladies in general and Joleen specifically for doing well in her first race.
Our newest junior Reben Del Cristo, starts his tenure with ZMotion in fine style and placed 3rd.
I am missing details (hint hint) from the P12 category, but I did hear that Juan drag raced with Grant Potter to win yet another race for Zmotion. What a rider! Also a special thanks to Joleen for some pictures and race updates.