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Gene Galindo Memorial Turkey Trot Cross
Glendale, CA
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Gene Galindo Memorial Turkey Trot Cross presented by Pasadena Athletic Association Glendale, CA November 25, 2007
�Bring on the Belts�

The race that had cyclist battling it out like title bout boxers was the annual Gene Galindo Memorial Turkey Trot Cross presented by Pasadena Athletic Association (www.paacyling.org). The Turkey Trot was held again for the love of cross, its commemorative purposes and to positively encourage others to exercise. It was a fun course as in 2006 but they made the sand pits deeper by digging them up with rakes, the hill climb harder by adding a water crossing entrance followed immediately by a short and soft dirt hill slope, and some technical hair pin turns hairier with a mixture of rutted piles of sand and wood chips. In all the day was perfect with good weather, a free barbeque of Turkey dogs, and fantastic racing SCPS #7 was underway.

This week�s racing was fast even after most people gorged themselves on heaps of food the Thursday prior. While the course had some fun technical sections and winding turns, it was mostly laid out on a fast flat park. The flats were composed of tacky clay dirt, hard grass, and long and hard or cemented straight-a-ways which changes the dynamic of the day�s race if the contenders can sprint or push it in the flats.

The Turkey Trot Cross presented some great battles, a lot of crashes and impressive numbers in many categories. The kids� field was filled as the tiny tots raced the final stretch and the juniors group was up to a record 15 competitors. Young Danielle Hazeltine of the women�s 10-14 age group took on the boys including my favorite racer on the day, the little guy sporting the giant red helmet on his tiny little blue Redline who peddled around the course but stopped to talk to people who were cheering him on. He explained his usual rides and mountain bike experience in a smiling yet earnest manner.

The early morning races had people talking because the racing was impressively fast. I heard comments like, �I hope I can pedal that fast today�� or �I better enter the kids� race.� There was a growing concern as the day wore on because more crashes were happening. Some racers requested that others go out on course and study some of the more technical turns and ruts so that there was less damage. The Masters groups took charge of the course early and smoothed out the course for the rest of the days� racing.

The Men�s Masters 45+ and 55+ showed their expertise as they rolled through the course with ease. Bobby Langin, Sr. (Team Platinum Performance) took the win in the 45+, while Jon Miller of Team Sho-Air showed off his skills with the efficiency of their Mountain Bike team. The largest group of the day was the Men�s 4 with 39 racers and a variety of skill and power. In all, the group was fun as they pushed around in first or last and happy to be racing. The men�s 3/4 had another impressive display by Bobby Langin, Jr. (Team Platinum) but he could not capture the win this week as he battled lap for lap Rodney Sauser of Team Dayton Bicycling who took the win. This race became exciting about halfway through as the two battled it out to the end down to the final sprint.

The turkey trottin� women�s elite saw some new racers and some old faces this week as Pua Sawicki (Team Ergon/Ellsworth) the popular Mountain bike endurance racing champion as she decided to come out and work on her short game during her off season from the mountain. She explained her interest in improving her speed in the flats while having some fun but it must have been difficult as she rolled around on her Ellsworth hard tail mountain bike. This experience made her promise to build up her new Ellsworth �Roots� cross frame. Sawicki said she is excited to get out to the next race. We saw the return of Melodie Metzger of the Cal Giant team back on course and Carolyn Popvic of team CICLE who has been doing a phenomenal job racing out on the east coast. When the race began again it was Coryn Rivera of Team Redline out front with Sawicki leading until the long straight grassy flats on the furthest end of the course where Rivera was able to eek away giving her the lead and eventually the win. In second it was Sawicki who battled it out with Carolyn Popovic (Team CICLE) finished third and Melodie Metzger in fourth. Rounding out the top six were Lana Atchley fifth of team Sho-Air and Dorothy Wong (Team CICLE) in Sixth. These two who were left behind by the lead group and struggled to get back after a big crash divided the race into two groups.

In the Men�s Elite Brent Prenzlow of Alan North America took the belt. The man has won every SCPS race he has attended this season. That�s not to say that it was not an awesome race as Chance Noble (Team Cal Giant) was off again with another of his great starts where he led for a few laps before the lead group seemed to start sharing efforts pulling each other until the top four were spaced from the rest of the field about three-quarters into the race. Jason Lowetz of Team Bearclaw raced well and finished an impressive fifth but was just squeezed out of the lead group when Prenzlow and Michael Easter (Time Factory Team) started their attacks. The race really started getting interesting because of the strength that Easter has in the flats but while the two were starting to battle it out it was Chance Noble and Frederick Bottger who were holding on and rolling with the two. Then as the race was approaching its end, Bottger cracked and held onto his fourth place spot while Noble, Easter and Prenzlow excelled. On the last lap just approaching one of the technical sections, Noble dropped his chain, giving the Alan rider, Prenzlow, the green light to execute his final attack. By taking advantage of an unfortunate mechanical error and wits as Easter was not expecting such an early jump but it was just what was needed for Prenzlow to win. Easter did not hold back though as he continued his charge fending off the other riders and chasing down Prenzlow to the finish.

Another weekend of racing, crashes, Turkey Belt Bouts and life as the SCPS nears the end of the season with just three races remaining. Thanks to all the racers, supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this wonderful series happen. The next race is the SCNCA championships or the battle of California as the Southern Californian and Northern Califronian cross riders will meet next week in Bakersfield for the Championships and SCPS # 8.
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               21   Brent        Prenzlow           Alan North America
2               14   Michael      Easter             Time Factory Team
3               19   Chance       Noble              California Giant Cycling
4               5    Frederick    Bottger            Team Bearclaw
5               25   Jason        Lowetz             Team Bearclaw
6               7    Matias       Mendigochea        Kahala LaGrange
7               4    John         Bailey             Bailey/Black Mountain Bicycles
8               22   Gary         Hanson             Factory Giant
9               24   Lyle         Warner             Team Bearclaw
10              11   John         McKeen             Team Bearclaw
11              41   Garnet       Vertican           Giant
12              8    Didier       Jourdain           Bailey/Black Mountain Bicycles
13              6    John         Behrens            Bailey/Black Mountain Bicycles
14              17   Roger        Wotton             Cynergy Cycles Race Team
15              26   Scott        Hammack            Karl Strauss/SDBC
16              13   Morgan       Ryan               Team CICLE
17              23   Michael      Onkels             Amgen/Giant Masters
18              2    Lawrence     Leonard            Successful Living
Disqualified    20   Griffith     Vertican
3    Cameron      Fox                Velo Europa
9    Bobby        Langin             Platinum Performance
12   Paul         Hernandez          Bicycle Johns Serious Cycling
15   Jason        Siegle             Jax Bicycle Center
27   Antonio      Cruz               UCI PT: Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
Masters Men 35+ 1/2/3
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               18   Samuel       Ames               Simply Fit/Action Sports
2               44   Donny        Carroll            DeWalt Racing
3               38   John         Tzinberg           Velo Club La Grange Westwood
4               32   Mike         McMahon            Team Velocity
5               42   Damon        Roberson
6               41   Garnet       Vertican           Giant
7               37   Jeff         Herring            Team CICLE
8               35   Paul         Welsh              Celo Pacific
9               45   Theodore     Posch Hr           Team Velocity
10              33   James        Pappe              Action Sports/SSC Racing Team
11              30   Bernard      Georges            Hup United
12              39   Rich         Holtzman           Hup United
13              34   Kevin        Ryan               Acme Racing
Disqualified    43   Heath        McGee              Canyon Ranch
31   Chad         Rivetti            Team Bearclaw
36   Mark         Scott              Cynergy Cycles Race Team
40   Brian        Starr              Team Tailwinds
Elite Men 1/2/3 & Masters Men 35+ 1/2/3 (combined)
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               21   Brent        Prenzlow           Alan North America
2               14   Michael      Easter             Time Factory Team
3               19   Chance       Noble              California Giant Cycling
4               5    Frederick    Bottger            Team Bearclaw
5               25   Jason        Lowetz             Team Bearclaw
6               18   Samuel       Ames               Simply Fit/Action Sports
7               7    Matias       Mendigochea        Kahala LaGrange
8               44   Donny        Carroll            DeWalt Racing
9               4    John         Bailey             Bailey/Black Mountain Bicycles
10              22   Gary         Hanson             Factory Giant
11              38   John         Tzinberg           Velo Club La Grange Westwood
12              24   Lyle         Warner             Team Bearclaw
13              32   Mike         McMahon            Team Velocity
14              42   Damon        Roberson
15              11   John         McKeen             Team Bearclaw
16              41   Garnet       Vertican           Giant
17              8    Didier       Jourdain           Bailey/Black Mountain Bicycles
18              6    John         Behrens            Bailey/Black Mountain Bicycles
19              37   Jeff         Herring            Team CICLE
20              35   Paul         Welsh              Celo Pacific
21              17   Roger        Wotton             Cynergy Cycles Race Team
22              45   Theodore     Posch Hr           Team Velocity
23              33   James        Pappe              Action Sports/SSC Racing Team
24              30   Bernard      Georges            Hup United
25              26   Scott        Hammack            Karl Strauss/SDBC
26              13   Morgan       Ryan               Team CICLE
27              23   Michael      Onkels             Amgen/Giant Masters
28              2    Lawrence     Leonard            Successful Living
29              39   Rich         Holtzman           Hup United
30              34   Kevin        Ryan               Acme Racing
Disqualified    20   Griffith     Vertican
Disqualified    43   Heath        McGee
3    Cameron      Fox                Velo Europa
9    Bobby        Langin             Platinum Performance
12   Paul         Hernandez          Bicycle Johns Serious Cycling
15   Jason        Siegle             Jax Bicycle Center
27   Antonio      Cruz               UCI PT: Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
31   Chad         Rivetti            Team Bearclaw
36   Mark         Scott              Cynergy Cycles Race Team
40   Brian        Starr              Team Tailwinds
Elite Women 1/2/3
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               108  Coryn        Rivera             Team Redline
2               110  Monique      Sawicki            Team Ergon/Ellsworth
3               114  Carolyn      Popovic            Team CICLE/Voler
4               111  Melodie      Metzger            California Giant Cycling
5               113  Lana         Atchley            Sho-Air/Black Mountain Bicycle
6               101  Dorothy      Wong               Team CICLE/Voler
7               103  Heidi        Kanayan            Team CICLE/Voler
8               115  Ankie        Trollegard         Team CICLE
9               117  Rachel       O'Connell          Cheerwine
10              116  Megan        Cordes             Rock Solid Cycling
11              105  Lisa         Crowe              Don's Bikes
12              106  Kendall      Ryan               Team CICLE
102  Beatriz      Rodriguez          Team CICLE/Voler
104  Shannon      Castle             Team CICLE
107  Tonya        Bray               Team CICLE
112  Vanessa      Humic              Backbone Cycling
Women 3/4
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               124  Lisa         Crowe              Don's Bikes
2               120  Shannon      Castle             Team CICLE
3               126  Alexis       Ryan               Team CICLE
4               123  Genna        McMahon            Team Velocity
5               127  Jen          Easter
6               121  Maeva        Pennucci
7               125  Dinorah      Lawson
8               122  Leanne       Morinake
Masters Women 40+
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               134  Keli         Roberts            Team CICLE
2               132  Amy          Hutner             Kahala LaGrange
3               133  Robin        MacDonald-Foley    Team CICLE
4               130  Carol        Ruckle             Team Possabilities
131  Maeva        Pennucci
Men 4
Place           Bib  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               71   John         Rhys Newman        Nokia Design
2               77   Miguel       Sutter             Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
3               73   Mark         Nielsen            Touchstone Climbing
4               78   Claudio      Betti              Sixtufit.com
5               69   Phil         Beckman            Team DARE
6               82   Max          Burgos             Century Road Club Association
7               61   Dale         Raymond            Southern California Velo
8               59   David        Summers            Team Velocity
9               79   Jonathan     Herbert
10              64   Jerry        Sanders            Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
11              357  Stephan      Kozowyk
12              67   Steve        Bertrand           Platinum Performance Cycling Team
13              57   Gerald       Gabrang            The Rocket
14              81   Dave         Pierce
15              65   Matthew      Davis              Kahala LaGrange
16              75   Seth         Sproul
17              58   Mike         Weber
18              66   Eddie        Ramirez
19              55   Steve        Marshall           Bear Valley Bikes
20              72   Tim          Bryant             Nokia Design
21              74   Martin       Legarza
22              80   John         Petersen           Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
23              87   Javier       Descalzi           Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
24              53   Abraham      Metzler            PAA
25              60   Michael      Baldivino          CBR
26              76   Bryan        Kwan
27              85   Nick         Humphrey           Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
28              68   Sergio       Guzman
29              70   Brandon      Sincock
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31              62   Daniel       Costales
32              84   Michael      De Sousa
33              50   Matt         Skelton            Amgen Cycling Club
51   Miguel       Sutter             Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
52   Michael      Moore              Unattached
54   Dave         Melchior           HDCC-Allegiant Airlines/Pain MD's.com
56   Jay          Kwan
83   Marc         Francois
86   Kevin        Chiang             Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
Junior Men 15-18
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               190  Ben          Bertiger           Team CICLE
2               194  Jake         Snyder             Unattached
3               193  Peter        Morris             Celo Pacific
4               191  Norberto     Galvan             United Cycling Club
5               192  James        Forward            Home Depot Center Team
Junior Men 10-14
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               174  Erik         Volotzky           Major Motion Cycling Club
2               173  Andrew       Hazeltine          South Bay Wheelmen
3               170  James        Buessem            Team Stoller
4               175  william      Lenkeit
5               176  Devin        Arenas
6               172  Jackson      Sproul             Team Chicken Ranch
7               171  Bronson      Moore
177  Mateo        De Sousa
Junior Women 10-14
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               160  Danielle     Hazeltine          South Bay Wheelmen
Masters Men 45+
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               202  Bobby        Langin             Platinum Performance
2               210  Charles      Morris             Celo Pacific
3               215  James        Pappe              Action Sports/SSC Racing Team
4               214  Brian        Starr              Team Tailwinds
5               211  Gregory      Page               Lightning Velo
6               213  Robert       Meeker             Team Bearclaw
7               204  Greg         Castaneda          Lightning Velo
8               203  Robert       DeFerrante         Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
9               201  Paul         Bracken            Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
10              209  Roberto      Jourdain           Unattached
11              200  Jeff         Steinhart          Bicycle John's
12              206  Dale         Raymond            Southern California Velo
13              212  Arnie        Fernandez          Amgen
14              207  Mark         Luke               Platinum Performance
15              208  Jeffrey      Hazeltine          South Bay Wheelmen
16              216  Wayne        Cottrell           Ogden One
205  Bruce        Temesy             Palos Verdes Groupo Ciclismo
Masters Men 55+
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               245  Jon          Miller             Sho-Air
2               248  John         Rubcic             Sun Coast Velo
3               241  Jonathan     Livesay            Team Bearclaw
4               246  John         Erwin
5               240  Robert       Llamas             Team Bearclaw
6               243  Thomas       Reilly             Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
7               249  Howard       Miller             Paramount Racing
8               247  James        Cushing-Murray     Celo Pacific
9               244  Scott        Sampson            Da Hui Race
10              242  R Lee        Willmore           Celo Pacific
Masters Men 35+ 3/4
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               362  Peter        Sproul             Team Chicken Ranch
2               365  Matt         Breyer             B&L
3               375  M Alex       Ter-Vrugt          Celo Pacific
4               380  Mark         Campaigne          Celo Pacific
5               371  Neil         Browne             Specialized/Long Beach Elite
6               368  Robert       Kmetz              Team Velosport
7               366  Stephan      Smith
8               356  Glenn        Masuda             Celo Pacific
9               351  Chad         Rivetti            Team Bearclaw
10              381  James        Stathas            Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
11              373  Tom          McDonald
12              377  Newman       Bellis             Coates Cyclery/Arce Bros
13              363  Jeffrey      Goble              Canyon Velo
14              378  Al           Morinaka           Team Velocity
15              355  Tak          Tsubota            Team Ridley
16              359  Mark         Luke               Platinum Performance
17              376  Jim          Padilla            Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
18              374  Bryan        Martinez           Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
19              352  Eric         Hess               Unattached
20              361  Mike         Carlson            Hup United
21              354  David        Lawson             Guys Racing
22              382  Robert       Minn               South Bay Wheelmen
23              367  Michael      Lilly
24              353  Ron          Hunt               Newhall Bicycle Co.
25              360  Eddie        Ramirez
26              370  Steven       Totleben           Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
27              369  Richard      Murphy             Celo Pacific
28              372  Michael      Miller             Banning Bikes
358  Jerry        Sanders            Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
364  Max          Burgos             Century Road Club Association
Men 3/4
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               322  Rodney       Sauser             Team Dayton Bicycling
2               321  Bobby        Langin             Team Platinum
3               334  Scott        Hammack            Karl Strauss/SDBC
4               319  Erik         Turner             Liquid Fitness/1031market.com
5               326  Brant        Hatton             Backbone Kenda
6               16   Michael      Hotten             SBW
7               313  Robert       Kmetz              Team Velosport
8               323  Everett      Hauser             G S Adams Avenue Bicycles
9               324  Timothy      Sparks             Bicycle John's
10              320  Daniel       Lowetz             Team Bearclaw
11              333  Alex         Ter-Vrugt          PAA
12              305  Chase        Schoen             Amgen
13              316  Neil         Browne             Specialized/Long Beach Elite
14              335  Mark         Campaigne          Celo Pacific
15              327  Michael      Eaton              Amgen
16              328  Alex         Boone              Bearclaw
17              303  Allen        Lin                Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
18              331  Alec         Durrell            PAA
19              309  Ben          Bertiger           Team CICLE
20              315  Dan          Breyer             Celo Pacific
21              310  Max          Burgos             Century Road Club Association
22              330  Ian          Ford               Team Stoller
23              306  David        Reilly             Celo Pacific
24              329  Todd         Munson             Team Stoller
300  Wendel       Woodford
301  Ted          Willard            Liquid Fitness/1031market.com
302  Cole         Maness             Unattached
304  Jon          Miller             Amgen/Giant Masters
307  Alex         Hall               South Bay Wheelmen
308  Matthew      Conner             Team Velosport
311  Brian        Dallas             Ride Ventura
312  Mason        Miller             Amgen
314  Michael      Negrote            InCycle
317  Kevin        Chiang             Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
318  David        Sheek
325  Erik         Volotzky           Major Motion Cycling Club
332  Matt         Breyer             B&L
Singlespeed Open
Place           Num  First Name   Last Name          Club
1               280  Joshua       Wiggins            Spike Racing
2               278  Everett      Hauser             G S Adams Avenue Bicycles
3               276  Paul         Hernandez          Bicycle Johns Serious Cycling
4               277  Bobby        Langin             Team Platinum
5               282  Cole         Maness             Unattached
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7               279  Miguel       Sutter             Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
8               281  Sacha        Mac
9               274  David        Sheek              Outside All Day
10              275  Thad         Sparrow            Celo Pacific
11              272  Jeffrey      Goble              Canyon Velo
12              271  Geoffrey     Albert             Unattached
13              270  Todd         Whitehouse         BikePalace/BackOnTrack
14              273  R Lee        Willmore           Celo Pacific
283  Kyle         Kelly

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