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Five Springs Ranch Round Up, April 11, 2015

Finally, a “local” race where we can sleep in our beds, although it wasn’t exactly in our backyard so the course was unfamiliar to most.  A new venue for everyone created a level playing field for all the riders

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Most reviewed the course as “okay” and not super exciting compared to the previous venues and the upcoming infamous Boggs. The downhill sections needed to be navigated carefully to avoid sliding out in the turns and a lot of riders complained of difficulty finding a place to drink to clear away the dust. In the end, the beauty of the setting made up for lack of fast downhill or technical sections.  Seeing, the city from the top of the climb to the incredibly beautiful scent in the garden is unmatched to many racecourses on any circuit. If the weather cooperates like it did this year, Petaluma will be a yearly venue for NorCal.

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Central Coast Challenge March 29, 2105

Laguna Seca is one of those idyllic settings for a race venue. The ocean breeze coming in from the west, the green hills sprinkled with lupinesi-kHndkKv-L and poppies in the east and … the race cars humming around the track right in the middle of it all.

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So, minus the noise from the Miata’s blasting by at 80 mph, it really is as picturesque as it gets.  The weekend started Saturday afternoon with a fast pre-ride on the 4.2 mile course followed by some pool time, dinner at Los Laureles Lodge and a student card game called something “Humanity”?  We were told by Coach Dan to “just walk away” from room 12 where most of the 43 riders were hanging out. It sounds so PC and wholesome. No?

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