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January 28th, 2014|

First race weekend of the season complete! The Poor College Kids Road Race 3/4 field had 5 B4T9ers toeing the line—congrats to Kelly McLaughlin, Diana Aguirre, Nicole Sweetland, Anne Chen, and Liz Hawes! PCK is always an exciting race—short and sweet, with lots of people shaking the cobwebs out of their road racing legs.

Sunday at Mothballs began early for Kelly McLaughlin & Felicia Fish in the Cat 4s—the race started at 7:35 am! Major kudos are also in order for student B4T9 member Felicia, who gave a solid effort at her first-ever criterium. Way to represent B4T9! Anne Chen was unfortunately sidelined due to a crash in the road race, so she took over announcing duties with her usual grace, and […]

Semana Nautica Time Trial

July 10th, 2013|

It’s official–there is no rest for the wickedly fast!  As soon as Kelly McLaughlin finished the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix on Sunday, she jumped in her car and headed home to prepare for a 10-mile time trial through the streets of Goleta.

Kelly and teamie Anne Chen rocked everybody’s socks, finishing 1 and 2 in the women’s field. Each of them also won their respective age groups–and beat a lot of the boys to boot!

Anne set a personal record just one year after her hip replacement, and both girls brought home some serious hardware. Way to show off the pink, ladies. You inspire people every day. Pedal on!

Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

July 10th, 2013|

B4T9 headed south last weekend to race the famous Manhattan Beach criterium, courtesy of the Southbay Wheelmen. It’s a fun race, well-organized, and with lots of cool premes.

Nicole, Kelly, and Lori toed the line with the Cat 3/4 women at 9 a.m. and gave the fast, technical course a good going-over. There are a couple risers and a nice sweeping downhill sandwiched between a pair of U-turns. There had been a lot of crashes that morning, but our girls finished strong with the pack, rubber down, shiny side up, and nobody flatted or had a serious mechanical.

Amy showed up sporting her brand new Cat 2 upgrade, and raced the women’s Pro/1/2 race. She toed the line with pros Erica Allar, Samantha […]

805 Criterium Weekend

July 2nd, 2013|

This race weekend was in the making for months, and thanks to some serious teamwork, it was a rousing success. It takes as much passion and dedication to put together a race as it does to race. First of all, B4T9 would like to thank all the sponsors, event staff and volunteers, the cities of Buellton and Lompoc and the law and traffic enforcement officials thereof, and of course everyone who raced.

B4T9 sponsored the women’s Cat 3/4 races at the Ave of Flags crit in Buellton on Saturday and at the Valley of Flowers crit in Lompoc on Sunday. Both crits were fast, technical, and a whole lot of fun. Every race has drama–crashes, mechanicals, and in this case, some tacks […]

SCNCA District Championships 2013

June 5th, 2013|

Ahh, back to beautiful Bakersfield for some hills, thrills, and a lot of heat.

Saturday brought Master’s racers Kelly, Anne, and Sonia to the line at 7:20 a.m. and cat 3/4 crew Amy and Nicole at 7:30. Normally a butt-dark-thirty start like this makes everybody groan, but for Bako, we make exceptions. Lucky for us, the mercury didn’t hit triple digits until we’d already finished, some 50 miles and several thousand feet of climbing later.

B4T9 nabbed podiums in cat 3, 4, and 55+ with Amy taking the top spot in the 3s, Nicole taking silver in the 4s, and Anne grabbing 3rd in 55+. Teammates Kelly and Sonia finished strong with the pack.

Bakersfield local Lori wasn’t racing, so she took over ground […]