Race Report – 25 Wins in 2017

Leo Longo won the California State Team Time Trial Championship, and also set a new PR in the 500m at the LAVRA time trials! Rick Lilliberg took the Texas State Championship win in the criterium for the 70+ age group, racing with the 60+...

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Why Feedback is So Important

The coach/athlete relationship is built upon communication. We use training peaks as a simple form of communicating with our athletes on a daily basis. The task of completing your workout, uploading it, and writing a review of that days efforts, feelings, and emotions can be...

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Race Report – 21 Wins in 2017

Homare Yamashita took the win in the Philly Time Trial, which also means she is the new Juniors 10-12 Women’s State Time Trial Champion! Christiana David attended the LAVRA Women’s Sprint session, and won 2/3 of her sprint races! Bob Francis set a nice...

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Race Report – Still 20 Wins in 2017

Christina Birch took 5th overall in the Women’s 1/2/3 LAVRA Main Event Track Series. Christiana David took 10th overall in the Women’s 4/5 category in the LAVRA Main Event Track Series. Bob Francis took 7th overall in the Men’s 1/2/3 category in the LAVRA...

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Race Report – 20 Wins in 2017

Paige Shumskas raced the Wilmington Grand Prix with her professional team, Fearless Femme. She placed 21st overall, with her little junior gears! Paige also raced the first Fuji Pro Am event in ttown on the track on tuesday, taking 4th in the women’s 18...

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Race Report – 19 Wins in 2017

Christina Birch took the win in the women’s 1/2/3 International Omnium at the LAVRA Series in Los Angeles. Bob Francis took 15th in the Men’s Cat 1/2 in the International Omnium, of the LAVRA series in Los Angeles. Karl Baumart took 7th in the...

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Race Report – 18 Wins in 2017

Marvin Hall won the Dana Point Grand Prix in commanding fashion! Bob Francis raced in Encino Velodrome this weekend and brought home a total of 4 victories, including on in the flying 200m, 500m, and 2km. He also took a silver medal in the...

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Race Report – 10 Wins in 2017

Paige Shumskas raced with USA Cycling’s Junior Women’s Road National Team last week at Omloop Van Borselle. Paige was one of 140 junior women competing in the race, and finished 36th in the overall GC, after two top 40 stages, and a 13th place...

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Race Report – 9 Wins in 2017

Marvin Hall took another win of the season at the Victorville Road Race Omnium Event! Marvin Hall with another podium for 2nd place at the Victorville Omnium Road Race Event. Christiana David took 6th in the overall omnium for the women’s cat 4/5. She...

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Tips for Stress Management

It comes at us in many forms – school, work, relationships, training, kids, daily life…shall I go on? It affects everything from our mental state, to our physical state, and probably more than you think it does: – Your blood vessels constrict & raise your blood pressure. –...

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Supplements and You: Less is More

Supplements can be a very slippery slope for any athlete competing at any level. The supplement industry and the sometimes bold and brash claims about their products go largely unregulated by the FDA. Manufacturers use everything from eye catching labels to elaborate and fancy marketing campaigns to...

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Race Report – 124 Wins in 2016

Homare Yamashita took 1st in the U15 CX race at Rivertown Cross last weekend! Matthew Rotherham – In session 1, he won the 6 lap dash, he took 4th in the flying 200m with a 10.401, and 5th overall for the first night’s session. In session...

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Race Report – 123 Wins in 2016

Matthew Rotherham took 2nd in the elimination, 5th in keirin heat 1, 5th in the handicap, and 4th in the overall standings. In session two, he took 3rd in keirin heat 1, 1st in keirin heat 1, and 6th in the overall omnium. In session...

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Race Report – 122 Wins in 2016

Our very own Kurt Sato brought home silver in the 55+ Team Sprint when he rode ANCHOR on a 333m track!!! All in the midst of a full training block out of season! Way to go Kurt! Breakfast Club Alumni David Prechtl added a...

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Race Report – 120 Wins in 2016

Junior rider Homare Yamashita has been rocking the CX skills sessions and showing her new techniques off on the weekend races! Homare took 1st at Stoudts Cross, in the Junior Women 8-10 category, (she would have been 6th in the junior men’s 8-10 too!),...

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Race Report – 118 Wins in 2016

This girl might challenge Ivy Koester on the happiest girl on a bike. Christiana David took on the athletes at the Encino Velo this past weekend. Matt Rotherham traded the sprinting in for endurance at the last Revolution Round 3. Yet, he won the...

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Race Report – 113 Wins in 2016

Tom Rotherham ripped it up at the Revolution Cycling Series Round 2 in Glasgow, Scotland. He took 1st in Keirin Round 4, 1st in Keirin Round 6, 2nd in Elimination Round 5, 2nd in Keirin Round 1, 2nd in Keirin Round 3, 3rd in Handicap...

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Race Report – 104 Wins in 2016

Matthew Rotherham took the win in the Gerald William Pyatt 20km Scratch Race. He also took the 200m track record with a time of 10.81, breaking the old time of 10.88, and took the win in the sprint competition. At the Revolution Series, Matt came...

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Race Report – 95 Wins in 2016

RIDER OF THE YEAR : Matthew Rotherham Matthew Rotherham took 2nd in the Pro Men 12 Lap Scratch, 1st in the Pro Men 3km Motor Scratch, 4th in the Pro Men 100 Lap Madison Cup, and 2nd in the Pro Men Omnium. RIDER OF...

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Race Report – 90 Wins in 2016

Matthew Rotherham won the Pro Men’s 12 Lap Snowball Points Race. He took 6th in the overall omnium that night. Matt continues to lead the Rider of the Year series. Thomas Rotherham took 3rd in the Pro Men’s 12 Lap Snowball Points Race, and took 2nd...

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Race Report – 86 Wins in 2016

We assume it is a great problem to have, when you are constantly double checking and realizing you are missing results postings…What an incredible few weeks of racing and National Championships! So far we are tipping the scales with 86+ wins and 13 National...

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Race Report – 67 Wins in 2016

Matt Rotherham won the Men’s Keirin Cup final, as well as the Longest Lap. He is leading the Ttown Men’s Rider of the Year competition currently. Missy Erickson won the women’s 2km scratch race, and followed it up with 2nd in the Keirin  Cup. She now leads...

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Race Report – 65 Wins in 2016

Coach & Athlete Missy Erickson took home the US Women’s Elite Scratch Race National Championship Title! Christina Birch and Missy Erickson on the podium in the women’s madison, with silver and bronze, respectively. Dr. Brich missed out on the title by 1 point! Ivy Koester won the junior women’s 15-16...

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Race Report – 63 Wins in 2016

Christina Birch US Elite Women’s Individual Pursuit National Champion! Kurt Sato  Men’s 55+ Team Sprint CA State Champion Men’s 55-59 Open 500m CA State Champion David Prechtl Men’s 55+ Points CA State Champion Men’s 55-59 Scratch CA State Silver Medal Men’s 35+ Team Sprint...

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Race Report – 52 Wins in 2016

Coach/Athlete Missy Erickson took the win in the women’s scratch race from the Golden Wheel Race in ttown. She finished 4th overall in the omnium. Christina Birch took 2nd in the points race to open the Golden Wheel Race in ttown, followed by a 6th in the...

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Race Report – 50 Wins in 2016

Bob Francis takes 6 state titles at the Arizona State Track Championships at the Encino Velodrome. Ivy Koester take the California Women’s Elite Sprint State Title, with fellow BPC Athlete Christiana David in second to the silver medal! Congratulations, ladies! Ivy Koester won the Junior women’s omnium at the...

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Race Report – 40 Wins in 2016

Riders Ivy Koester and Christina Birch tied for 2nd place in the final Friday Night Racing event of the LAVRA series! Dennis Grob took the overall win for the LAVRA FNR series, taking home some fancy swag from Fast Forward Wheels! Nice work throughout the entire series! The photoshop...

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Race Report – 33 Wins in 2016

Todd Woodlan won the Collegiate Omnium in San Diego. Nick Baker won the miss n out at Kissena. Christina Birch won the LAVRA Friday Night Omnium for the women’s 1/2/3! Marvin Hall is at it again! With another win in the Mens’ 45+, and now leads the BAR...

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Race Report – 28 Wins in 2016

Mavin Hall wins US Master’s Tandem National Championship! Marvin Hall also took home a silver medal at the US Master’s National Championships! Ivy Koester takes 2nd in the Cat 3 California State Crit Champs. Christina Birch took the win in the women’s 1/2/3 at CBR! Coach and athlete Missy Erickson took the...

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Race Report – 19 Wins in 2016

Chelsea of Red Beard Racing took up the road bike this weekend and placed 4th in her first race, and top 20 in the second. Matt Diefenbach in the mix dodging the cool PA weather. Christiana David took 3rd in both the snowball and point-a-lap in San...

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Race Report – 18 Wins in 2016

Marvin Hall on the podium in 3rd place at the Dana Point Grand Prix! Christina Birch taking on Speedweek. Matthew Diefenbach (far left) taking on the rainy weather in PA. Chelsea from Redbeard Racing pushing through a corner during the Redhook Crit.  

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Race Report – 18 Wins in 2016

Athlete Chelsea Marie of Redbeard Racing takes over the win for the women’s 1/2/3 field omnium for day 5 of 6 days of kissena! Athlete Mark Wagner of Redbeard Racing placed 3rd in the men’s 1/2/3 field on day 5 of 6 days of Kissena! Athlete Marvin Hall took the win...

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Race Report – 15 Wins in 2016

BOOM! Ivy Koester takes the win in the women’s  3/4 at the LAX Circuit Race Christina Birch took another podium spot at the LAVRA Friday Night Racing Series. Redbeard Racing’s Mark Wagner took 2nd in the 1/2/3 omnium at Kissena. Marvin Hall took 2nd in the Men’s 45+ LA Circuit...

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Race Report – 14 Wins in 2016

  LAVRA Series Overall: Athlete Christina Birch is currently sitting in 3rd overall in the series, while Coach Missy Erickson remains in 5th overall despite relocating to the east coast. Junior athlete Ivy Koester remains in a 5-way tie for 10th overall. Athlete Joe Camacho also is in a 5-way tie for 10th...

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Race Report – 13 Wins in 2016

Coach Missy won Saturday Afternoon’s 500m scratch and 8000m scratch. And also Saturday Evening’s 8000m scratch event. The California Wave finished 3rd overall as a team. Athlete Marvin Hall won two stages, and finished 3rd overall at the Vault Stage Race!

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Race Report – 10 Wins in 2016

Athlete, Christina Birch, (aka S-T-R-E-T-C-H), won the women’s 1/2/3 at CBR with a crew of teammates! She’s making this a common occurrence. Athlete Marvin Hall took 2nd in the 45+ Category! Coach Giddeon also took 2nd this weekend! #thecomebackisreal The Monday night Sprints saw...

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Coach’s Corner – Driven to Win

With the Elite World Championships starting tomorrow, and the Rio Olympics only a few months away, it’s easy to get consumed with dreams and fantasies of winning each of our own “BIG” races. Picturing ourselves crossing the line a mere few millimeters in front...

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Race Report

The wins and podiums for BPC keep coming fast and furious every week! Barely 8 weeks into the year now and we’ve already had 7 wins and counting! Keep up the great work everyone and keep us posted on your race results weekly! Also...

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Race Report

Coach Massie was at it again at the LAVRA Friday Night Racing. Bob Francis takes 2nd at the Avondale Criterium #2 in Arizona! Bob Francis takes 4th in another crit this weekend, too!

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Race Report

Coach Giddeon Massie takes the win in the men’s 1/2/3 omnium at Friday Night Racing! Coach Missy Erickson takes the win in the women’s open omnium, with athlete Christina Birch taking third! Junior athlete, Ivy Koester, takes the overall women’s leader for the SoCal women’s series for 2015. Athlete Christina Birch takes the...

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Race Report

We know some of you are still buried under snow and probably expecting more on the forecast. And while everyone in SoCal is experiencing “freezing” temperatures by SoCal standards, we are doubly blessed to have an indoor velodrome where precipitation and temperature are never...

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Race Report

Marvin Hall was ON FIRE again this past weekend at CBR! Killing it in the 50+ category and marking win number 2 for BPC in 2016! Great work by all those who raced! And remember, win or lose, the work we put in and...

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Race Report

One of BIG Picture’s newest athletes Marvin Hall put the first notch in the 2016 win column for BPC this past weekend! Absolutely smoking everyone in his age category and then hoping in the Pro/1/2 race for a little more “training”! Way to go...

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Coach’s Corner – The Struggle

After the 2015 Track World Championships last February, I took some time off the bike. When training came along again later in March, I started completely over with a new coach, new training plan, and a completely different objective. The training was so different,...

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