Race Reports

Rosarito-Ensenada Trip Report: By Miguel Castro

Rosarito-Ensenada Trip Report: By Miguel Castro

A few months ago, I found myself in a new place in my walk with The Lord. Nothing was going wrong, but something was still not quite right. Looking back on it, that was likely the reason that I felt so strange. Since recommitting myself a few years ago I had been growing dramatically in […]


Dash for Cash 45+ 3/4

Dash for Cash 45+ 3/4

25th Dash for Cash Race (June 4, 2016) 45+ 3/4 IC3 Riders: Dan Schaefer – 2nd Serge P – 4th I was apprehensive in signing up for our own ChristianCycling.com Dash For Cash. I hadn’t raced since February due to chronic IT band syndrome. I don’t prefer crits – flat and crash-fests. I was nervous […]


Rosarito-Ensenada Race and Trip Report

Rosarito-Ensenada Race and Trip Report

THE IDEA I first found out about the semi-annual Rosarito-Ensenada race (http://rosaritoensenada.com/ingles/index.php) during a casual weekend ride with my Christian Cycling teammate Rich Beeler. Most of my weekend rides are easy recovery rides because of the daily beatings I get during lunch from the likes of national cycling champions (Dan Martin, Stan Terusaki) and former […]


CCCX #3 XC MTBR Report

CCCX #3 XC MTBR Report

Cat 3 55+ Field size 8 1st place Another beautiful day in Monterey. The MTB XC race #3 was a very different course and very fun. Longer, 16.5mi, and more technical than #2. There were a lot more juniors as well. Very nice to see all the families out. Two VSRT racers were out (Scott […]


CCCX XC #2 Race Report – Feb, 6, 2016

CCCX XC #2 Race Report - Feb, 6, 2016

Cat: Sport 45+ Field: 16 Place: 3 Laps: 4 (19 miles) Time: 83.21 min. Only saw the back of the first place rider (Amir) when he sped away off the front right at the start, and stayed there! Art’s Patrick Hampton passed me on lap 2 and got second. Just could not hang with his higher tempo. Lots of respect for […]


CCCX #2 XC MTBR report

CCCX #2 XC MTBR report

Cat 3 55+ 1st place : Allen House It was a beautiful day in Monterey today. Raced the second CCCX MTB XC race. Different course from last time, they apparently change it up each time. Very nice. Course was a little sandy with a couple of sand traps but not muddy. Climb was good, downhill […]


Tempus Fugit Time Trial 35+ 3/4

Tempus Fugit Time Trial 35+ 3/4

Tempus Fugit Time Trial 35+ 3/4: 7th Decided to do my second TT of the year, this one organized by Red Kite Racing. Goal was to keep a steady effort without blowing up and try to improve my placing from Calaveras TT earlier this year. I signed up for the 35+ 3/4 category, which meant […]


CCCX XC mountain bike race 45+ Cat 3

CCCX XC mountain bike race 45+ Cat 3

Race: CCCX XC mountain bike race finals Racers: myself and my son Braedon Cat 3 45+ and juniors 11-13 Results: Allen 2nd, Braedon- 6th This was our 3rd mtb race this year. Really wanted to do the Fort Ord course and this weekend finally had a pass. This was the final race for season series […]


Dunnigan Hills 45+ Cat 4

Dunnigan Hills 45+ Cat 4

Dunnigan Hills Road Race M45+ Cat 4 Saturday, August 16, 2015 The race course this year was the reverse of previous years.  Unlike some of the higher categories that had to race 86 miles, we only had one lap for a total of 46 miles.  I did not mind that.  The course has a few […]


Modesto Road Race, 35+ Cat 4/5

Modesto Road Race, 35+ Cat 4/5

Modesto Road Race Report Field: Masters 35+ 4/5s (only 4s signed up). Field size: 16 Result: 9th place IC3 teammates: Rich Beeler, Mike Creamer I was a little anxious before this race as my race schedule was derailed two months ago after crashing at a lunch group ride. It took about a month and a […]


Modesto Road Race, 45+ Cat 4/5

Modesto Road Race, 45+ Cat 4/5

                  Sacrifice and Believing, Keys to Winning the Modesto Road Race Field: Masters 45+ 4/5’s Field Size: Officially 42 ChristianCycling – Hammer Nutrition Team/Result: • Serge Plasschaert, 25th • Ken Obata, 32nd • Dan Schaefer, 1st Report by: Dan Schaefer During the chit-chat rollout of a recent […]


Wente Road Race, 35+ Cat 4

Wente Road Race, 35+ Cat 4

Wente Road Race Field: 35+4 Teammates: None Field Size: 37 Result: 7th  This is my 4th time doing Wente, so I have a good idea how the race might unfold. Basically, ride really fast up Carroll and repeat, but faster each time. My best finish so far is 17th.  My confidence is pretty good leading up […]


58th Berkeley Hills Road Race, 45+ Cat 4

58th Berkeley Hills Road Race, 45+ Cat 4

  Dan Schaefer (45+) – 4th Serge Plasschaert (45+) – 23rd Ben Holland (45+) – Pending Carl Butler (55+) – 15th Report by Dan Schaefer I was looking forward to this race since I decided to take racing seriously at the start of the year. The hills east of Berkeley is generally where my cycling […]


Nevada City Dirt Classic mountain bike race

Nevada City Dirt Classic mountain bike race

Report by: Allen House Racers: myself and my son Braedon Cat 3 old people (50-59) and juniors (6-14) Results: Allen 1st, Braedon- pack This was our second try at mtb racing. It was a fun course just east of Nevada City on the Pioneer and Dascombe trails. 7 mile loop, two laps for me one for Braedon, […]


Wente Road Race 45+ Cat 4

Wente Road Race 45+ Cat 4

Category 4 Christian Cycling Team 35+ Field, Rich Beeler — 7th 45+ Field, Dan Schaefer — 6th 55+ Field, Carl Butler — 19th A brilliant 50-degree spring morning greeted us as I arrived early for the Wente Road Race in Livermore, CA for the first group of racing that started at 8 am sharp. The […]


Copperopolis Road Race Master 45+ Cat 4

Copperopolis Road Race Master 45+ Cat 4

4th… but Overmatched by a Well-Orchestrated CW Race Plan Six weeks ago in reviewing my training and race preparation plan (trainingpeaks.com) and the progress that I had made to date; I came to the conclusion that Copperopolis was an ‘ideal’ peak period race for me. This deduction wasn’t arrived at without much self doubt and […]


Cool Mountain MTB race

Cool Mountain MTB race

March 22, 2015 Team riders: my son Braedon and myself Class: under 15 beginner and 50-59 beginner place: 6th, 1st   What a great race! Very cool XC loop near Cool, CA just south of Auburn. 10 mile loop, one pass for beginners. It was very cool to race with my son for the first […]


Tempus Fugit Time Trial – 3rd (60+ category)

Tempus Fugit Time Trial - 3rd (60+ category)

This is my week for 60+ events.  Today I did the itt on Cull Canyon Rd.  There were lots of categories but I was looking forward to seeing how I would do in my new age group. I put my clip on aero bars on a few weeks ago to get into the tt mood […]


Bariani Road Race 45+ Cat 4

Bariani Road Race 45+ Cat 4

Bariani Road Race. 45+ Cat 4 IC3 Teammates: Serge Plasschaert By:  Dan Schaefer It was an odd start to the race day having misread the flyer and thinking I had a couple of hours to get ready and warm up.  I was a little alarmed when I returned from my initial 10 miles and there […]


Snelling Road Race 35+ Cat 4: 6th Place

Snelling Road Race 35+ Cat 4: 6th Place

IC3 Teammates: Serge Plasschaert Sam Paik Rich Beeler By: Dan Schaefer     It was 25 years since I last visited Snelling as my fist race ever (I recall dense fog, a fall and a DNF). A full field of 70 greeted us at the start. Our strategy was to get in a break rather […]


Copper Town Circuit Race 45+ 1/2/3

Copper Town Circuit Race 45+ 1/2/3

Copper Town Feb 15th 45+ 123 Team: Allen, Duane, Darryl 90 min race 6th place Goal was to keep one of us in all breaks that had the key teams in the break. Duane and Allen did a great job. I was able to move to the front and also be towards the back and […]


Copper Town Circuit Race 35+ 4

Copper Town Circuit Race 35+ 4

Team: Carl Butler John Balon Sam Paik Rich Beeler Dan Schaefer Report by: Dan Schaefer With 5 teams having 4+ riders our pre-race strategy was to cover the main breaks and stay near the front on the last lap at the turnaround. The race was fast, and then slow with a lot of bunching and […]


John C. Schlesinger Memorial Circuit

John C. Schlesinger Memorial Circuit

3rd Place 45+ 1/2/3/4 We had a small field both. Both 34+ and 45+ raced together but score separately. My fitness is about 88% so feeling good going into this 50 Min circuit race. The warm up was ok but never felt good during the race. Two I made to mistakes that cost me the […]


Red Kite Bump Circuit Race 45+ 3/4

Red Kite Bump Circuit Race 45+ 3/4

It was pouring rain as I awoke in Danville on Sunday morning.  My wife gave me a snide look (and remark) as I left feeling a bit nervous by the weather conditions and worried of the thought of racing/crashing on a course I’ve only ridden a couple of times.  As I arrived the Livermore weather […]