|Racer floored! He missed pre reg for the 2011 BLGP|
|John McKee on the right coming across the line in 1st place in 60+- Mike Birditt(2nd in 55+) lead John in. Fred Nicolet follows in for 2nd place in 60+.|
|Swami's Rick Swanson coming across the finish SOLO with the win in 55+ @ the 2011 BLGP|
|55/60+ racers before start @ 2011 BLGP|
|"The Godfather" starts the break w Wright & McKee chasing|
|Break evolving with McKee, Wright and Birditt|
|Fred Nicolet & Norm Kibble starting to come across the gap|
|SDBC put on the block with Don Kimper leading|
|Mike "The Godfather" Birditt leads the break group around one of the many corners on the Barrio Logan course|
|Rick Swanson zipping up for the finish photos- In the background the sprint is heating up- Birditt, McKee & Nicolet|
|McKee at max effort with "The Godfather" checking for followers|
The main peleton were racing for the final 55+ spot on the podium and the 60+ racers were going for 5th place at best. The payout was to 6 places so there was money out there. Doug Knox jumped the field coming home as he usually does from pretty far out. David Lang got on him but Doug was able to hold David off for 5th place. David got the last paying spot in 60+. 6 of the first 8 finishers were 60+.
|Doug Knox and David Lang sprinting home|
Steve Diamond of Swami's lead the field in for 3rd place in 55+. Steve is another body builder turned bike racer. Steve Borer raced in for 4th place in 55+.
|Steve Diamond on the left leading in the field with Steve Borer next. Phil Richards & Don Kimper racing in for 60+ placings|
|Sydney Conine w her trophy.|
|Jenna finishing 2nd place in a 5k run at Angel Stadium|
Since not many of you racers are still reading and that's ok since I went so personal, I want to give a shout out to my many readers that follow my blog around the country. Thanks for reading and hope you all enjoy what I write and the photos I insert. The photos here are mainly from Steve Borer's wife, Jodie. Some of the pics are from my wife, Alicia and from Season Everton. Season is the wife of a new Paramount racer, Ben Everton. Thank you all for the great photos. Below are 2 vids courtesy of my wife. The first is the break finish and then the pack finish. Podium pics are below as well. That's all for now folks! Train hard and race safe!
|Brett Conine nailing one-chip off the old granddad block|
|5 month old Jonathan Wooley in his Ivy League button down collared shirt|
|55+ Podium- "The Godfather", Rick Swanson, & Steve Diamond|
|60+ Podium- Fred Nicolet, John McKee, & Bob Wright holding up the tortillas won along with cash|