San Luis Rey Road Race is on the SCNCA calendar at April 30th, 2011. Celo Pacific produces the race and always does a good job though bare boned this year with not even a water, coffee, or anything to purchase at Sullivan Middle School in Bonsall, Cal. High prices as well at $39 pre reg and $50 same day. As most of you know the "old" course is out and the "new" course is in which is easier and not as much fun. The "old" course would take you out to Hwy 395 with its steep power climb and 50+ mph decent over the 2 inch freeway expansion joint. The "new" course is an out and back course starting down the hill around and back toward the freeway and a turnaround and home again with the last few miles uphill at different percentages with the steepest parts at maybe 6 to 7 %. Much of the last climb is 2 to 5 %. There was a good showing of racers with 30 55+ racers, 16 60+ and 19 Super Masters(65+ and up to 80+ in 5 year increment).
|Mike Mueller- 55+ winner- rode across the line solo|
|Kenny Fuller- 60+ winner-Kenny also won solo but ahead of the 55+ winner- Don't know how he doe it|
|Glenn Baldwin- 2nd place finisher to the "Super Star" in 60+|
Herb had done his job at the turnaround and only Fritz Tomasello, Gary Devoss and myself were still with him. I know I surprised Fritz and Gary to still be there but I surprised myself. Lol. I paced a lot coming down and once we turned on the rolling part of the course Gary and Herb took turns attacking Fritz and I. I covered most of the attacks but Fritz covered Gary often and I always covered Herb. Didn't these guys know I do every crit in Socal and have to keep up with very fast 55s. This was a piece of cake but that was ok.
|Gary Devoss-3rd, Fritz-winner and Herb Johnson 2nd in 65+(Sorry about quality of photo but taken with Gary's cell)|
|Fritz Tomasello- winner of 65+ category|
|70+ racers Jacobo Melcer- 2nd and winner Dan Wulbert|
In the 55+ race Mike Mueller dropped Kim Bleth on the last lap and 60+ winner Kenny Fuller went by him to finish ahead of everyone. Mike was next across the line for 1st in 55+. Mike Birditt outsprinted everyone for 2nd in 55+. Kal Szkalak was 3rd in 55+.
In 60+ action Glenn Baldwin was 2nd in a great ride. Ultra rider Bill Tippitts finished 3rd in his first race as a 60+ racer. In 70+ action Dan Wulbert bested everyone for 1st place with Jacobo Melcer finished 2nd. Jim Roebuck was 3rd. In 75+ the world's #1 wheel sucker was 1st. Nice job, Pags.
|Link Lindquist- 80+ winner|