SCPS #3 Storm the Beach

Oceanside, CA

Sunday, October 19, 2008

SCPS #3 Storm the Beach Oceanside, CA Sunday, October 19, 2008
SCPS #3 �Storm the Beach�

RACE REPORT By: David Sheek, AND Dot Wong

The 2008-09 SoCalCross Prestige Series rolled on and so did the surf on the shorelines of Camp Pendleton Marine Base in Oceanside, CA home to Storm the Beach hosted by Celo Pacific cycling club of San Diego. While the weather was perfect, the high tide conditions and sandy course felt more like a 3k run than a cyclocross race. The early morning racers were definitely dealt a better hand as the low tide left plenty of room for riding on the hard packed shoreline sand, but as the day rolled on riders were running out of real estate and deeper into the surf.

Here is a recount from Master�s Women�s Series Leader and winner on the day, Robin MacDonald-Foley (Trek): �Wow...that was a kick a-- race! Carol & I were duking it out the entire time, but I finally did a surge last lap to take her on the beach front half way toward the first run-up. Dino has been great and I am happy to see her make podium. I have been giving her advice, and of course her hub Dave is great support. She thinks 40 is too old to start but look at the ages out there...we never retire....can't!! :)) She has made huge progress. Also, the 3rd place 3/4 woman finisher came up to me after the race and said she is going to try and stay on our wheels off the start and learn as much as she can. It is wonderful to help mentor the up and comers.�

In the second �wave� of racing, the elite women took to the course with the tide still holding back, though not without an occasional swell bringing up the foamy surf to take the ladies off course. The field kept it close through most of the first lap. Until, Redline Bicycles, Coryn Rivera launched the first attack with Carolyn Popovic of Team CICLE the only one able to follow the sprightly Rivera. The two held the race close in the end, but it was Rivera taking her second straight win of the Prestige Series as she chases down the Voler Points Leaders Jersey currently held by Dot Wong (CICLE) who finished 3rd on the day. MTB Expert champ, Lisa Crow battled it out with her CICLE team mate and Jr. National Crit Champ, Kendall Ryan on the final uphill sprint to the line with Lisa surging past Kendall, rounding out the women�s podium.

The elite men�s race hit the course luckily about the same time as high tide was subsiding allowing most riders ability to pedal through the long 200-yard Fluid shoreline returning riders back to start another lap and riders still needing to avoid the tide on occasion with the �fluid� flow of the waves managing to douse racers each lap. The start was fast. Spectators sat on the bluffs above the Clif Bar hill climb waiting to see who was going to be leading the field. It was SoCalCross Prestige Series leader Brent Prenzlow of Celo Pacific/Alan Bikes leading the pack on the first lap. When the riders reached the top of the climb, Prenzlow opened up a small gap with his chasers led by Jason Lowetz of Team Bearclaw. The racers dove full speed down into the Kool N� Fit sand pit (basically the beach sand below) and Prenzlow able to make the biggest difference in his racing on the day pedaling through most of the deep sand each lap.

From here Prenzlow did not let up as he pounded out each lap opening up his gap on the competitors. In second it was Lowetz who formed his gap from the chasers during the grueling race. A close race formed with Fritz Bottger (PAA/Vitamix/Sixtufit) and Michael Easter (Action Sports) battling it out for the next two spots. Bottger seemed to strategically plan a last attack on the Clif Bar hillclimb on the final lap to gap himself from the powerful Easter. Easter did not let up as he put in a full sprint through the last stretch of deep sand, but it was too late as Bottger had enough of a gap to take third with Easter fourth on the day.

The highlight of the day was the Bikini and Board shorts fun race! Men and women of �cross took to the line in their brief outfits. As they rode to the finish in a four person sprint � Bobby Langin Jr and Heidi Kanayan surged ahead at the line. Victory went to Mr. Langin also for the wackiest beach attire! Clif Bar awarded t-shirts and hats and clothed the victors on the podium. Dot shared her winning Stone Brewing 22oz beverage from Adams Avenue CX race the day before in a final toast on the fine weekend of �cross racing!

It was another great day for the Prestige Series, epic conditions making it memorable for all. Thank you to Celo Pacific for the great race and venue, the spectators, riders, sponsors, and all others who volunteered to make this event a success.

The Prestige Series only gets better as next Saturday 10/25, will be Southern California�s first ever cyclocross night race with SCPS #4, Spooky Cross in Irvine hosted by Bike Religion. The best part of the evening is going to be the Spooky Costume Race taking place at 7:30pm with superheroes like Spiderman looking for the win. Until next week, go find a friend and continue the growth of cross even if you�re a cross dresser on a beach cruiser.

More info on the SOCALCROSS PRESTIGE SERIES go to:

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  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      778  Brent        PRENZLOW      Celo Pacific/ALAN
2      773  Frederick    Bottger       PAA/Vitamix/
3      790  Michael      Easter        Action Sports
4      792  Michael      Lee           Trek/VW
5      786  Jason        Lowetz        Team Bearclaw
6      781  Gary         Douville      Team Platinum Performance
7      791  Anton        Petrov        Team Prolong
8      780  Ted          Willard       Bike Religion
9      774  Donny        Carroll       DeWalt Racing
10     770  John         Bailey        Bailey Bikes
11     783  Bobby        Langin Jr     Platinum Performance Cycling Team
12     787  Greg         Bourque       Rock N Road
13     797  Scott        Hammack       Acqua al 2/SDBC
14     785  Mike         Tettleton     Team Bearclaw
15     782  Kevin        Ryan          Acme Racing
16     794  Damon        Roberson      Unattached
17     789  Griffith     Vertican      Celo Pacific
18     775  Derek        Hermon        Team CICLE/Bear Valley Bikes
19     793  Matt         Freeman       Team Redlands
20     795  Everett      Hauser        G S Adams Avenue Bicycles

Masters Men 35+ 1/2/3
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      305  Mike         McMahon       Team Velocity
2      310  John         Bailey        Bailey Bikes
3      304  Ben          Jones         Celo Pacific
4      306  Jeff         Prinz         Bike Religion
5      311  Garnet       Vertican      ODI
6      307  Alex         Ter-Vrugt     Celo Pacific
7      302  Phillip      Gray          Celo Pacific
8      309  Matt         Brayer        Team Possabilities
9      303  Jeff         Herring       Team C.I.C.L.E. Presented by Voler

Elite Women 1/2/3
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      522  Coryn        Rivera        Team Redline
2      515  Carolyn      Popovic       Team CICLE Presented by Voler
3      518  Dorothy      WONG          Team CICLE Presented by Voler
4      517  Kendall      Ryan          Team CICLE Presented by Voler
5      511  Lisa         Crowe         Team CICLE Presented by Voler
6      521  Sarah        Kaufmann      Roaring Mouse Cycles
7      523  Vanessa      Humic         Backbone
8      516  Alexis       Ryan          Team CICLE Presented by Voler
9      512  Heidi        Kanayan       Team CICLE Presented by Voler
10     519  Marian       Hunting       Velo Bella-Kona

Women 3/4
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      258  Susan        Thompson      Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
2      256  Genna        McMahon       Team Velocity
3      257  Hanh         Nguyen        Banning's Bikes
4      259  Rebecca      Siegel        Team CICLE
5      260  Kelley       Brunson       Bear Valley Bikes

Masters Women 35+
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      493  Robin        MacDonald     Judgement Velo/Trek Bikes of Ventura
2      495  Carol        Ruckle        Team Possabilities
3      492  Dinorah      Lawson        Celo Pacific
4      491  Maria        Fahie         Switchback
5      494  Annette      Padilla       Celo Pacific

Junior Boys 10-14
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      53   Zane         Torre         Sho-air/Sonance
2      54   Jordan       Herschman     Sho-air/Sonance
3      52   Duncan       Reid          Backontrack
4      51   Joshua       Said          Velo Allegro
5      55   Nathan       Rico          Sho-air/Sonance
6      56   Mathew       Weir          Celo Pacific
7      50   Drew         Campaigne     Celo Pacific

Junior Girls 10-14
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      81   Hannah       Eckvahl       Velo Bella
2      82   Emelia       Tanner        Sho-air/Sonance

Junior Girls 15-18
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      290  April        Lembi         Team CICLE

Men 3/4
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      374  Scott        Hammack       SDBC
2      371  Geoff        McFetridge    Mudfoot
3      361  Roger        Wotton        Cynergy Cycles Race Team
4      357  Eric         Christensen   OutsideAll
5      355  David        Sheek         Rock N Road/OutsideAllDay
6      363  Seth         Bradley       Unattached
7      369  Alex         Hall          South Bay Wheelmen
8      353  Erik         Turner        Bike Religion
9      345  Eric         Colton        Team CICLE
10     346  Erik         DeKold        FToP
11     360  Brant        Hatton        Kenda/Backbone
12     347  Andrea       Martinelli    Bike Religion
13     362  Max          Foorman       Liquid Fitness So Cal 4/5 Team
14     349  Kerry        Need          Bike Religion
15     358  Dan          Nielsen       Team CICLE/Bear Valley Bikes
16     350  Troy         Perkins       Bike Religion
17     372  Paul         Springer      Acqua al2/SDBC
18     370  Jesus        Ortega        Celo Pacific
19     366  Tomas        Petricko      Mafia Racing/PBR

Masters Men 35+ 3/4
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      551  Timothy      Sparks        Sho-air/Sonance
2      552  Robert       KMETZ         Rock N Road
3      559  Theodore     POSCH JR      Team Velocity
4      558  Jamie        Stathas       Team MBS
5      557  Newman       Bellis        Coates/Freedom 2 Doit/Felt
6      542  Daniel       Fahie         Switchback Cyclery
7      545  David        Lawson        Celo Pacific
8      555  Aaron        Jones         Unattached
9      556  Tom          McDonald      Unattached
10     548  Tak          Tsubota       Team CICLE

Masters Men 45+
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      808  Charles      Morris        Bike Religion
2      805  Joe          Gallal        Team Velocity
3      802  Alan         Braff         Nonstop Ciclismo
4      809  Larry        Price         Ladera Cyclery
5      816  Vernon       Smith         Palos Verdes Groupo Ciclismo
6      817  Gregory      Page          Lightning Velo
7      801  Wes          Barton        NOW-MS Society
8      804  Robert       deFerrante    Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
9      815  Michael      Marckx        Palos Verdes Groupo Ciclismo
10     807  John         Lembi         TBL
11     811  David        Lawrence      Team Shimano
12     819  John         Langton       Las Vegas Velo
13     812  Keith        Greene
14     813  Charlie      Stone         Southern California Velo
15     824  Roberto      Jourdain      Black Mountain Bikes/Celo Pacific
16     814  Frank        Said          Velo Allegro
17     810  Brad         House         PenCC/BackonTrack
18     821  Steve        Bertrand      Platinum Performance
19     803  Grant        Chu           Celo Pacific
20     806  Chris        Hipwell       Cynergy Cycles Race Team
21     820  Jay          Cormier       Unattached
22     818  Bryan        Butler        Friends
23     822  Rich         Fersch        Race Haus

Masters Men 55+
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      38   Jon          Miller        Rock N Road
2      34   John         Rubcic        UC Cyclery/JW Flooring
3      36   Jonathan     Livesay       Team MBS
4      30   Stan         Appel         Fog Racing
5      39   Howard       Miller        Paramount Racing
6      35   R.           Willmore      Celo Pacific
7      32   John         Donaldson     Unattached

Singlespeed 1/2/3
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      49   Noah         Holcomb       Cannondale Factory Team
2      40   Geoff        Albert        HUP United
3      48   Chuck        Morris        Bike Religion
4      46   Tom          McDonald      Unattached
5      43   Miguel       Sutter        Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
6      47   Mark         Hoover        Celo Pacific
7      45   David        Sheek         Rock N Road/OutsideAllDay
8      44   R.           Willmore      Celo Pacific

Singlespeed 4
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      702  Andrew       Anderson      Bike Religion
2      707  Barry        Walshe        The Path
3      703  David        Lawson        Celo Pacific
4      704  Frank        Sison         Sho-air/Sonance
5      708  Rudy         Melendez      Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
6      706  Steve        Berg          Team Redlands

Men 4
Place  Bib  First Name   Last Name     Team
1      140  Fritz        White         Two Wheels One Planet
2      125  Wendel       Woodford      Unattached
3      135  Jon          Mason         Team CICLE
4      121  Jerry        Sanders       Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
5      139  David        Turner        Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
6      132  Robert       Shaw          Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
7      144  John         Lembi         TBL
8      133  Allen        Lin           Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
9      111  Chris        Baldewin      Team Velocity
10     116  Sean         Fenner        Team Velocity
11     129  Colby        Weber         Metal Mtn
12     145  Paul         Ruggiero      Triathletix
13     123  Matthew      Speer         VCRC Factory Racing
14     120  Matthew      Panzarella
15     131  Joseph       Hernandez     Backbone/Kenda
16     136  Franklin     Johnson
17     113  Chris        Blanton       Sho-air/Sonance
18     142  Goro         Kataoka
19     146  Tim          Lewis         Velo Allegro
20     126  Steve        Marshall      Team CICLE/Bear Valley Bikes
21     141  Mike         Dalbratt      DeWalt