May 2016

Final Team ride

By | May 26th, 2016|

Hello athletes:

Next Wednesday at 3:30 at the school.

Sadly, its the last official ride of the season. But let’s make it a memorable one! We will be riding with the middle school club. They are potential future team members so we want a good turnout from our team with your team kits.

Be accommodating and personable and chat it up with them. They will be looking up to you as role models and mentors, so let’s ride and integrate with their group. BE SOCIAL. Ask questions (some of them have been participating in the Summit Shorty race series for example, ask them how long they’ve been riding, how they got started, how many rides they do a week, etc.), ask them if they have any questions for you!!

This is a fun ride but also a recruiting effort for our team for next year and beyond.

Thanks for attending the party!

By | May 26th, 2016|

A great way to end the season. Thank you to everyone who assisted and participated!

Team ride and party!

By | May 25th, 2016|

Team ride 3:30 from the school to Ian Pratt’s house which is the party location.

 This is an easy, no-drop team ride today lead by Ian Pratt and Den. If you have a bag or change of clothes you want to have taken to the party,  just bring it to the ride and I will drive it up to the party location.

Have fun and see you this evening!

State Championship photos

By | May 24th, 2016|

Here are the photos:

State Championship Photos

Congratulations to Clodagh, Kaveh and Julian for their individual State Championship medals!

State Champioship Results!

By | May 24th, 2016|

Hello to all the athletes!

Congratulations on a job well done at the State Championships! What a great finish to this amazing season.

Overall, the team came in 8th place out of nearly 30 teams! This is an excellent result and something everyone of you should be proud of. The team was only 4 points out of 7th. Congratulations to the girl’s team, who all scored for the team where last year we had no girls competing!

Click here to get your individual results and times:

State Championships

State Championships here we come!

By | May 20th, 2016|

Hello Athletes:

All those months of training come down to this  race. You all will do extremely well! Marin athletes have done very well on this course. You have trained hard on steep terrain and you can feel very confident that you are extremely well prepared!

Look for the Blue tents when you get to the Pit zone. That’s how you’ll find everyone. The tents will be up first thing Sunday.

Good luck to everyone!
Have fun, ride strong and be safe!


“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

Steve Prefontaine
 10,000 meter Olympian, 1972

Time Trial Today

By | May 18th, 2016|

Also, remember to bring $20.00 for Sean if you ordered a State Meet T-shirt.

STATE MEET CALLUPS- Updated Course Map

By | May 17th, 2016|

Here are the State Meet callups:

Callups- State Meet

and

Final Confirmed Rider List

 Here is an updated map of the course. It is slightly different in the 3rd quarter of the course than last year.

Course Map Update

Extended forecast looks pretty good so far…. low 70’s for Sunday…

State Meet race plates

By | May 16th, 2016|

Race plates for the State meet will be issued to coaches at the venue Sunday morning.
Numbers will be distributed at the team tent so be sure to check in before your race.  (The coach’s meeting is at 8:30 so they will be available to distribute at around 8:50- 9:00 a.m.)

Freshmen boys go off first at this meet at 9:30 a.m.  (two laps)
Then the Sophomore boys at 10:45 a.m.  (two laps)
Then Freshmen girls at 12:15 p.m.  (two laps)
Then the JV boys at 1:35 p.m.  (three laps)

Plan on arriving at the venue no later than 8:00- 8:15 for freshmen and sophomore racers.

Los Olivos- State Championship course video and map

By | May 11th, 2016|

Here is a video from the rider’s perspective of the course, which appears to be the same as last year’s. You will be pre-riding this Saturday the 21st but this will assist in visualizing the course beforehand, along with the map.

There is a long flat straight-a-way start then a steep switchback climb, then rolling terrain with ups and downs, then a fast single track descent to the finish line. A high percentage of this course is single track, so it’s a fun course. Passing is a little more challenging due to the amount of single track, but there are small fire roads sections interspersed.

The riding surface is more similar to Laguna Seca than other courses. It is dustier and of course the temperatures will be warmer, probably hot. Proper pre-race hydration and staying in the shade will be a key component of your preparation.

(Note Pearson and Hobey on the right at the start and Zach at mile 1 in the switchbacks.)

Los Olivos GoPro View

 Course Map