Wednesday, September 9, 2015


By John Mckee

Masters Nationals is rapidly upon us. I am bypassing the TT and Road Race. All good events but I spotlight the criterium because I am in it and that is the main form of racing in Socal. There are of course TTs and road races and good ones too!
The USAC has come up with a ranking system which is quite good. It ranks riders based on how they perform with other ranked riders. It favors Socal riders in the criterium because there are so many on the calendar. Listed below are all the predicted races for Nationals in each age group starting at 55-59. Good luck to everyone that is going. My old saying "Train hard and race safe" doesn't really fit but do race safe! Hope to see as many Socal riders on the podium as possible.

Sat 9/12/15CriteriumMenMaster 70-74
Predicted Race Quality: 378.63
Place Name Team City, State Points
1 David Burnett
Norwich, CT 378.63
2 Dale Harless Cycle U / Apex Racing Bellevue, WA 521.73
3 Michael Patterson
Old Lyme, CT 548.12
4 Gary Simmons Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team Layton, UT 550.44
5 S Durward Higgins Village Volkswagen Cycling Team Chattanooga, TN 588.00
6 David Friedt Cucina Fresca Cycling Team Mercer Island, WA 592.07
7 Richard Shields Team Hammer Nutrition Fremont, CA 594.67
8 Charles Day Bozeman Masters' Velo Bozeman, MT 596.33
9 John Haney
Park City, UT
Show Rider List Hide Race Predictor Riders: 9
Sat 9/12/15CriteriumMenMaster 75-79
Place Name Team City, State Points
1 Robert Paganini PAA/Empire Bikes Los Angeles, CA 155.74
2 Stan Swallow
American Fork, UT 591.33
3 Frans Berghoff
Orem, UT 593.00
4 William Meyers Schwab Cycles Racing Team Golden, CO
Show Rider List Hide Race Predictor Riders: 4
Sat 9/12/15CriteriumMenMaster 80-84
Place Name Team City, State Points
1 Frederic Schmid Bear Mountain Wolfpack Waco, TX 570.02
2 Walter Axthelm Durango Wheel Club Durango, CO 588.00

Sat 9/12/15CriteriumMenMaster 65-69
Predicted Race Quality: 104.02
Place Name Team City, State Points
1 John McKee OCW / Paramount Racing Westminster, CA 104.02
2 Robert Tompkins Anthem, AZ 137.04
3 Douglas Knox Velo Pasadena Team Santa Barbara, CA 138.91
4 David Hixson Provision PEAK Performance Team p/b Visit Knoxville Knoxville, TN 368.84
5 Bruce Coffey San Jose Bicycle Club Newman, CA 372.23
6 Ken Louder FFKR - CONTENDER RACING Salt Lake City, UT 394.61
7 John Rubcic PR Velo Hemet, CA 415.73
8 Loren Simons OAM NOW/Athletic Mentors St Johns, MI 496.96
9 David Linden Team Dayton Bicycling Yellow Springs, OH 498.53
10 Whitney Fanning Geri Atrix Waco, TX 515.00
11 Stephen Bennett Littleton, CO 523.07
12 Dwight Hibdon FFKR - CONTENDER RACING Park City, UT 538.96
13 Len Unger Hagens Berman-Society Consulting Poulsbo, WA 593.12
14 Josef Lemire ThirstyBear p/b Akamai San Francisco, CA
14 Brad Swope Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc Louisville, KY
14 Richard West Shuksan Velo Club Bellingham, WA

Sat 9/12/15CriteriumMenMaster 60-64
Predicted Race Quality: 77.13
Place Name Team City, State Points
1 Michael Birditt Jet Lagged Velo, HiTech/Ridley Masters Escondido, CA 77.13
2 Dale Luedtke Jet Lagged Velo, HiTech/Ridley Masters Oceanside, CA 78.80
3 Thomas Gates G S Adams Avenue Bicycles La Mesa, CA 79.88
4 Mike Marotta Jet Lagged Velo, HiTech/Ridley Masters Bakersfield, CA 84.29
5 Ricky Shorts Bahati Foundation/WinTeam Racing Long Beach, CA 84.89
6 Dirk Cowley Velosport Racing Salt Lake City, UT 116.65
7 Robert Mosier Bahati-WTR Malibu, CA 132.70
8 Pete Loftis Isagenix / SeaSucker / Guttenplan Coaching Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 212.01
9 Steven Grusis Off The Front Madera, CA 256.33
10 Randall Bradford Olev Rapido Albuquerque, NM 296.82
11 Robin McKinney Victory Velo Racing Lincoln, CA 331.05
12 Rick Swanson Jet Lagged Velo, HiTech/Ridley Masters Corona, CA 349.40
13 Jerald Hunsaker Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team Midvale, UT 394.44
14 Steve Matous Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Cycling Team Boulder, CO 421.42
15 Robert Walker Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team Pocatello, ID 425.41
16 Gordy Bolstad Union Bay Cycling/ Snohomish, WA 444.23
17 Steve Matson Reliant Recovery Water p/b Old Town Bicycle Tacoma, WA 469.48
18 Steve Thompson Bikesale / VOLKL Seattle, WA 513.75
19 Guenter Heyen
Mount Gilead, NC 553.84
20 Bob Smith Driver Racing Grand Jct, CO 583.25
21 George Smith The 99%ers Menlo Park, CA
21 Wayne Watson Natural Grocers Cycling Team Denver, CO

Sat 9/12/15CriteriumMenMaster 55-59
Predicted Race Quality: 69.67
Place Name Team City, State Points
1 Bradley Jones BBI-SIC Cycling Brea, CA 69.67
2 Mark Hoffenberg Breakaway From Cancer Elite Masters Ladera Ranch, CA 71.48
3 James Edwards UC Cyclery/JW Floors Rcho Sta Marg, CA 72.03
4 Cyril Hunte
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 78.30
5 Frank Picarelli BBI-SIC Cycling Long Beach, CA 78.77
6 Daniel Nicolette BBI-SIC Cycling Los Alamitos, CA 79.11
7 Robert Swigart Team Velosport-CA Ladera Ranch, CA 85.48
8 Scott Claes Jet Lagged Velo, HiTech/Ridley Masters W Bloomfield, MI 86.43
9 Glenn Schneider CPO Bikes Lake Worth, FL 89.28
10 Yehuda Packer Core Cycling Team Valley Vlg, CA 93.83
11 Greg Fenton UC Cyclery/JW Floors Ramona, CA 97.00
12 Scott Winzeler Mandalay Bay/McGhie's Las Vegas, NV 99.10
13 Aubrey Gordon Liberty Cycle, Inc. Reading, PA 103.14
14 Lawrence Nolan Team Specialized Racing Fremont, CA 108.55
15 John Avila PR Velo Redlands, CA 108.57
16 Guillermo Roman Velo Club LaGrange Marina Del Rey, CA 110.97
17 Mark Sommers Team Beyer Auto Washington, DC 112.59
18 Bubba Melcher
Reno, NV 112.64
19 Kevin Willitts 3 Ft. - It\'s The Law S Lake Tahoe, CA 117.19
20 Shin Umeda SunPower Racing Sunnyvale, CA 119.39
21 Dean Abt Team Oakland Cycling Oakland, CA 120.01
22 Robert Downs
Belleville, WI 128.59
23 Daniel Swietlik OTR Racing Hollywood, CA 140.98
24 Bill Brissman Pen Velo Racing/Summit Bicycles San Mateo, CA 141.84
25 Erik Salander Pen Velo Racing/Summit Bicycles Belmont, CA 160.15
26 Alan Roberts ThirstyBear p/b Akamai San Rafael, CA 166.84
27 William Soden Great Divide Brewing Company Denver, CO 202.39
28 David Corthell AUDI RENO- TAHOE CYCLING Reno, NV 211.62
29 Jerome Jacobs 545 Velo Haverford, PA 266.24
30 Will Stoeger Clean Power Cycling Team Reno, NV 286.58
31 George Miranda SunPower Racing Fremont, CA 291.32
32 Robert Hoene Bobs Bicycles Cycling Club Boise, ID 306.10
33 Joseph Foster R4R-Make A Wish Alamo, CA 306.47
34 patrick naylor Old School Industries at Altitude Boulder, CO 311.16
35 Joseph Paulson Boulder Orthopedics Boulder, CO 344.48
36 Norman Frye Ski Utah Cycling Team Salt Lake City, UT 359.95
37 Paul Gossi AUDI RENO-TAHOE Reno, NV 373.00
38 Bruce Ruana AUDI RENO- TAHOE CYCLING Reno, NV 419.71
39 David Gordon Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Olympia, WA 427.85
40 Max Thompson ThirstyBear p/b Akamai San Anselmo, CA 430.14
41 Kurt Bickel SOS Foundation/ Trek Reno, NV 435.49
42 Tom Potter Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Browns Point, WA 489.33
43 Darrell Davis Velosport Racing Salt Lake Cty, UT 503.42
44 Alexi Grewal Grewal Development Loveland, CO 535.49
45 Zan Treasure Bountiful Bicycle Racing Ogden, UT 553.42
46 Brian Searchinger
Boulder, CO 555.54
47 Rockland Draper Team Endurance 360 Farmington, UT 561.03
48 Louis Hayes
Paonia, CO 574.79
49 Erik Scheller TĂȘte de la Course Cycling Gig Harbor, WA 581.74
50 Alex Brede Shuksan Velo Club Race Team Bellingham, WA 585.74
51 James Barker Steamboat Velo Steamboat Springs, CO
51 Scott Hoffman Team PLAN7 Salt Lake City, UT
51 Robert McWhorter US Military Endurance Sports Divide, CO