SCPS #6- ECO CROSS
“The Eco Friendly Tour”
With a commitment to social and ecological responsibility, the SoCalCross Prestige Series has become the first-ever CERTIFIED GREEN Sports Series in the nation! All Prestige Series events are practicing earth-friendly responsibilities: recycling paper, bottles, cans, tires, tubes, CO2 cartridges... minimizing the carbon footprint of every event. As part of the Certified Green mission, the Prestige Series has introduce a weekly off-the-bike competition held throughout the season to promote Global Cooling through individual’s “Eco-Actions”. The Go Green Racer competition provides racers the opportunity to complete as many “Eco-Actions” as they can every week – such as replacing 5 standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs – in an effort to earn points towards the Go Green Racer overall title. The rider with the most points every week will wear the Go Green Racer Jersey! To Learn More About this Green Series and its Eco-Partners go to: www.socalcross.com
This week’s race was the most important in this Green series as the Eco-Cross was to remind everyone of the importance in lowering car emissions and living a greener lifestyle. The ECO-EXPO: Presented by CICLE (www.BikeNow.org) was in place to educate all on bicycle commuting and car free actions we can take, and show how easy it can be “not to reach for the car keys.” The event organizers (Dorothy Wong and the CICLE Team) went as far as creating VIP carpool parking zone for racers who share the ride allowing them front row options. Totally Tubular showed off their cool recycled bike goods and since the bicycle is already a green resource, the Eco-Cross showcased renewable and sustainable bamboo and steel frames by Calfee Designs and Townsend Cycles. Spectators were also blessed with the ART OF CROSS, Jeff Herring’s cross-inspired original works. Jeff was on hand accepting donations of old bike parts to his Art of Cross used parts bin as he will use these to create the best Team Awards this season.
The racing was not as friendly or green as the Eco-Expo. With the series now at its mid-point, racers are acknowledging that all the categories are getting stronger and the groups are taking longer to separate on course and the weather in Southern California finally cooperated in making it feel like cyclocross season as bikes came off the course with mud clinging to them. This in turn is made the racing harder and more interesting with efforts such as the men’s 3-4 and single-speed winner Bobby Lagin, Jr. (Team Platinum/Specialized) who took home two wins in back-to-back categories.
The women’s elite was off with an explosive start again as the young Coryn Rivera of Team Redline was off from the start again leading the group through the first lap until she caught a tree on the hairy 180-degree descending turn that entered the Kool-in-Fit forest on the front part of the course. It was not a major crash Coryn expressed but enough to tangle her up and take her out of the lead for a lap. Where Tonya Bray (Team CICLE) took charge leading the pack into the tight turns and through the remainder of the lap where the two were battling it out with Dorothy Wong, Christie Pleiss, and Mandy Eakins of Team CICLE following so closely it looked to be anyone’s race. However, Bray dropped her chain allowing the wise Rivera to take advantage of the misshape and push out in front of the group again. From here Coryn Rivera never looked back taking the win on the day with Tonya Bray, Dorothy Wong, Christie Pleiss, and Mandy Eakins of Team CICLE finishing off the race in this order to fill the rest of the podium.
The men’s elite was powerful again even on this soft and technically challenging course. Last week’s winner Mike Easter of the Time Factory Team was out again pushing hard but it was Chance Nobel (Cal Giant/Specialized) again who started the race leading the group. Chance seems to be getting stronger the later it comes in the season but he could not hold the lead as it was Brent Prenzlow (Alan North America) who took his lead. Prenzlow returned to the SCPS series this week, after his visit to Colorado’s Redline Cup last weekend. The Alan North America rider took the win in cool fashion as he has all season. Early in the race the lead group looked like something more from a crit but as the race went on racers began to drop from the tightly filed cluster. It was Frederick Bottger (Team Bearclaw) again who looked strong pedaling along with Easter and others through the race and this group plus many others held together until the finish. It was exciting to watch as Prenzlow once in his comfort zone started to gap himself from the rest finishing with at least twenty-seconds on the group. The young Nobel was on his trail gapping himself from the pack too as in the final sprint Bottger dropped his chain coasting in for fourth while the Time Factory rider, Easter snapped his chain also coasting in for third. These three were putting on an intense show but the excitement was not finished there as the two with mechanical errors narrowly escaped the path of John Behrens (Team Bailey/Black Mountain Bikes).
It was another fun weekend of racing, social change, and life as the SCPS hit its mid-point and will take a break until the day after Thanksgiving for its annual Turkey-Trot. Thanks to all the racers, supporters, sponsors and volunteers who are making this wonderful series happen. The growth and possibilities for this series seem endless.
These results are provided for informational purposes only. Please note that the protest period for this event has expired and no changes can or will be made to these results. Elite Men 1/2/3 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 521 Brent Prenzlow Alan North America 2 525 Chance Noble California Giant Cycling 3 515 Michael Easter Time Factory Team 4 508 Frederick Bottger Team Bearclaw 5 507 John Behrens Bailey/Black Mountain 6 506 John Bailey Bailey/Black Mountain 7 526 Jason Lowetz Team Bearclaw 8 519 Lyle Warner Team Bearclaw 9 527 Matias Mendigochea Kahala LaGrange 10 523 Gary Douville Team Platinum 11 524 Brandon Gritters Rock n Road 12 518 Leonardo Sandoval 13 513 Jason Siegle Jax 14 516 Anton Petrov UCLA Cycling-USCF 15 514 Ted Willard Liquid Fitness/1031market.com 16 512 Didier Jourdain Celo Pacific 17 511 Lawrence Leonard Successful Living 18 510 Cameron Fox Velo Europa 19 517 Paul Hernandez Bicycle Johns Serious Cycling 509 Jeremy Dixon Kahala LaGrange 522 Chris DeMarchi Rock n Road Masters Men 35+ 1/2/3 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 560 John Tzinberg Velo Club La Grange Westwood 2 558 Mike McMahon Team Velocity 3 561 Garnet Vertican Giant 4 562 Chance Fiedler Rock n Road 5 559 Jeff Herring Team CICLE 6 520 Paul Welsh Celo Pacific 7 566 Theodore Posch Hr Team Velocity 8 565 Bill Dean NOW-MS Society 9 573 Samuel Ames Simply Fit/Action Sports 10 556 Johnny Dalton Team Velocity 557 Jeff Sanford Edge/Toyota 563 Mark Fluss Central Coast Magazine 564 Jamie Goldstein Team Platinum Elite Men 1/2/3 & Masters Men 35+ 1/2/3 (combined) Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 521 Brent Prenzlow Alan North America 2 525 Chance Noble California Giant Cycling 3 515 Michael Easter Time Factory Team 4 508 Frederick Bottger Team Bearclaw 5 507 John Behrens Bailey/Black Mountain 6 506 John Bailey Bailey/Black Mountain 7 526 Jason Lowetz Team Bearclaw 8 519 Lyle Warner Team Bearclaw 9 527 Matias Mendigochea Kahala LaGrange 10 523 Gary Douville Team Platinum 11 524 Brandon Gritters Rock n Road 12 560 John Tzinberg Velo Club La Grange Westwood 13 518 Leonardo Sandoval 14 558 Mike McMahon Team Velocity 15 561 Garnet Vertican Giant 16 513 Jason Siegle Jax 17 562 Chance Fiedler Rock n Road 18 559 Jeff Herring Celo Pacific 19 520 Paul Welsh Celo Pacific 20 566 Theodore Posch Hr Team Velocity 21 516 Anton Petrov UCLA Cycling-USCF 22 514 Ted Willard Liquid Fitness/1031market.com 23 512 Didier Jourdain Celo Pacific 24 565 Bill Dean NOW-MS Society 25 573 Samuel Ames Simply Fit/Action Sports 26 556 Johnny Dalton Team Velocity 27 511 Lawrence Leonard Successful Living 28 510 Cameron Fox Velo Europa 29 517 Paul Hernandez Bicycle Johns Serious Cycling 509 Jeremy Dixon Kahala LaGrange 522 Chris DeMarchi Rock n Road 557 Jeff Sanford Edge/Toyota 563 Mark Fluss Central Coast Magazine 564 Jamie Goldstein Platinum Elite Women 1/2/3 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 11 Coryn Rivera Team Redline 2 12 Tonya Bray Team CICLE 3 6 Dorothy Wong Team CICLE 4 8 Christie Pleiss Team CICLE 5 10 Mandy Eakins Team CICLE 6 4 Heidi Kanayan Team CICLE 7 5 Beatriz Rodriguez Team CICLE 8 9 Ankie Trollegard Team CICLE 9 7 Lisa Crowe Don's Bikes 13 Rachel O'Connell Cheerwine Women 3/4 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 368 Lisa Crowe Don's Bike 2 375 Brooke Warner Team CICLE 3 374 Genna McMahon Team Velocity 4 373 Jen Easter 5 372 Carlyn Lambert-Oropez 6 371 Elizabeth Delvillar 7 367 Maike Sander Firestone/Griffin 369 Ivana Gallegos Team CICLE 370 Dinorah Lawson Masters Women 40+ Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 389 Robin MacDonald-Foley Team CICLE 2 387 Amy Hutner Kahala LaGrange 3 388 Carol Ruckle Team Possabilities 4 390 Keli Roberts Team CICLE Men 4 Place Bib First Name Last Name Club 1 715 Matt Kinder Motortabs Cycling Team 2 719 Victor Robles Simi Cycling 3 707 Miguel Sutter Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 4 718 Stephen Kozowyk 5 708 Matthew Davis Kahala LaGrange 6 705 Geoff Mcfetridge 7 711 Van Geslani Team Possibilities 8 713 Tom Dever Motortabs Cycling Team 9 716 Allen Lin Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 10 702 Ron Hunt Newhall Bicycle Company 11 723 Max Burgos Century Road Club Association 12 712 Steve Bertrand Platinum Performance Cycling Team 13 720 Justin Koo 14 701 Garland Gabrang The Rocket 15 714 Wendel Woodford 16 726 John Petersen Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 17 717 Nick Humphrey Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 18 703 Jay Kwan Unattached 19 722 Michael Kapper 20 710 James Zumberge Unattached 21 727 Robert Sandoral 22 721 Michael Gorrilla 23 728 Chris Flacker 24 709 Gary Lucia Vivo Metrics 25 724 Britn Dallas Santa Cruz 704 Steve Marshall Bear Valley Bikes 706 Michael Moore Unattached 725 John Huntington Junior Men 15-18 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 161 Ben Bertiger Team CICLE Junior Men 10-14 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 150 Erik Volotzky Team CICLE 2 153 Andrew Hazeltine South Bay Wheelmen 3 149 William Cenkeit 4 151 Jackson Sproul Chicken Ranch Junior Women 10-15 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 152 Danielle Hazeltine South Bay Wheelmen Masters Men 45+ Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 325 Bobby Langin Platinum Performance 2 327 Johnny Dalton Team Velocity 3 333 Bradley Galindo Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 4 324 Robert DeFerrante Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 5 323 Greg Castaneda Lightning Velo 6 322 Paul Bracken Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 7 328 Gregory Page Lightning Velo 8 331 David Gibson Team Velocity 9 332 Robert Meeker Team Bearclaw 10 334 Brian Starr Team Tailwinds 11 336 Stu Brydges Ridely Factory 12 326 Jeff Steinhart Bicycle John's 13 330 Rick Swanson Acme Racing 14 335 Larry Vanzant Hazards Cycle Sport 329 Roberto Jourdain Black Mountain/Celo Pacific Masters Men 55+ Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 356 Jon Miller Amgen/Giant Masters 2 357 John Rubcic UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 3 355 Jonathan Livesay Team Bearclaw 4 358 John Erwin 5 353 Robert Llamas Team Bearclaw 6 352 R Lee Willmore Celo Pacific 354 Scott Sampson Da Hui Race Masters Men 35+ 3/4 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 450 M Alex Ter-Vrugt Celo Pacific 2 445 Peter Sproul Team Chicken Ranch 3 453 Matt Breyer B&L Bike and Spoke 4 434 Mark Campaigne Celo Pacific 5 457 James Stathas Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 6 455 Glenn Masuda Celo Pacific 7 769 Curt Dosier Paramount Racing 8 447 Jeffrey Goble Canyon Velo 9 454 Newman Bellis Coates Cyclery/Arce Bros 10 444 Tak Tsubota Ridley Factory 11 443 David Lawson Guys Racing 12 448 Matt Sheremeta Celo Pacific 13 449 Paul Avila Bicycle Johns Serious Cycling 14 442 Aaron Jones UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 15 451 Jim Padilla Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 16 446 Jeffrey Hazeltine South Bay Wheelmen 17 456 Michael Negrete Incycle 18 452 Richard Murphy Celo Pacific 435 Eric Hess Unattached Men 3/4 Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 761 Bobby Langin Team Platinum 2 776 Roger Wotton Cynergy Cycles Race Team 3 779 Anton Petrov UCLA Cycling-USCF 4 771 Alex Boone Team Bearclaw 5 757 Ted Willard Liquid Fitness/1031market.com 6 765 Brant Hatton Backbone/Kenda 7 751 Cole Maness Unattached 8 763 Matt Pewthers Unattached 9 755 Erik Turner Liquid Fitness/1031market.com 10 773 Jeff Sanford Edge/Toyota 11 785 Scott Hammack Karl Strauss/SDBC 12 778 Timothy Sparks Bicycle John's 13 775 Ben Bertiger Team CICLE 14 772 Daniel Lowetz Team Bearclaw 15 777 Trevor Walton Pass Physical Therapy 16 784 Jese Scarntino Team Bearclaw 17 774 Al Morinaka Team Velocity 18 767 Bradley Galindo PAA 19 766 Daniel Breyer Celo Pacific 20 750 Allen Lin Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 21 783 Jeffrey Goble Canyon Velo 22 782 Sascha Mac Freewheel 23 780 Matthew Conner Team Velosport 24 764 Mason Miller Amgen 25 781 Scottt Searway Fast Friday 749 Alex Hall South Bay Wheelmen 753 David Reilly Celo Pacific 754 Chase Schoen Amgen Cycling 756 Tim Whiteaker Unattached 759 Tom Dever Motortabs Cycling Team 758 Matt Kinder Motortabs Cycling Team 760 Max Burgos Century Road Club Association 768 Christopher Jennings Club Jax 769 Curt Dosier Paramount Racing Singlespeed Open Place Num First Name Last Name Club 1 43 Bobby Langin Team Platinum 2 45 Cole Maness Unattached 3 49 Miguel Sutter Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA) 4 46 Sascha Mac Freewheel 5 44 David Sheek Outside All Day 6 41 Todd Whitehouse Bicycle Johns 7 42 R Lee Willmore Celo Pacific 40 Geoffrey Albert Unattached 47 Randi Perkins Acme Racing