Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:04

BRENTWOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND LAGRANGE RACING

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Shawn-Brentwood GP
Shawn-Brentwood GP

Here are a few pics from this past weekend at the Bentwood State Championships and some from the last few races.  I am still learning how to upload pics to this blog, so bare w me here.  It's not as easy as one may think.  I wanted to get some pics up of my new team.  You can read more about Herbalife LaGrange Racing. As for this past weekend at the Brentwood California State Crit Championships....Well, it was dam fast!  I believe the field was maxed out with 125 racers and only about 50-60 racers finished the race.  All the big SoCal pro teams were present with Cash Call and Skills Pista Palace dominating most of the race, as they have done all year out here. Eric Marcotte, overall winner of the race was Pista's man.  I was not able to do much other than hold on and try and keep myself to the front of the group.  There were 3 or 4 crashes, which I managed to be in front of all of them but 1, where i hit the breaks and just missed it. Brandon and Kyle were very active at the front going with the moves  as they tried to get away. Nothing stuck that day.  Brandon and Kyle both were in what looked to be promising, long lasting (and I know painful) breaks, but at the end they all came back.  Victor, who I do not have a pic of yet, seems to be riding the strongest as he placed top 10 in four or five of the resent Super week races. (A series of pro crit and road races with nearly 20 days strait of racing, all set in the Midwest. I hope to be doing some of those races nxt year with the team.   See some rider call ups from this years Super Week.

Victor is called up to the start line. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s_9QFH6tOA back to Brentwood, I didn't want to do too much work in the beginning stages of the race cause I knew the legs wouldn't be able to take much more than the hard pace that was being set and the work it took to stay toward the front half of the field.  I wanted to be present and able to offer a hand to whoever was left in the final laps.  With one lap to go I made a huge effort to go to the front, Sergio Hernandez of Team Jelly Belly attacked and with the momentum I was carrying It was best that I followed that move, so I found myself sitting second wheel with Victor on my wheel.  My goal was to give it everything I had to keep Victor up front.  Sergio went a little harder than I should have even tied to follow. It gassed me and I was done.   With the final turn and chicane just a head then the final 300m sprint out of that I pulled off and left Victor to fend for his own as he was 3rd wheel behind two Cash Call guys. The rest was up to Victor.  He finished finishing 11th and Danny Kam finished came sprinting around guys to land 15th.  Great job guys!  I am very excited to race with LaGrange nxt year.  I think if were all committed to ourselves and each other we can do some great things together nxt season.  Look out SoCal!!!

Brandon, Kyle, Stu, Mike, and I before San Marcos Crit
Brandon, Kyle, Stu, Mike, and I before San Marcos Crit
Shawn-Brentwood
Shawn-Brentwood

 

Stu and I befor Sisquoc RR
Stu and I before Sisquoc RR
Brandon Gritters
Brandon Gritters
Stu and Brandon
Stu and Brandon
Going to deep on final lap to stay on Sergios wheel w Victor behind me.
Going to deep on final lap to stay on Sergios wheel w Victor behind me.

 

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{YouTube}v=3s_9QFH6tOA{/YouTube} Victor is called up to the start line

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