Pinnaclife Racing: Dominguez Hills Grand Prix #1

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January 19th, 2014

Pinnaclife racing was ready to race with Kenny going to the front early to ramp it up.  The team quickly went into attack mode with Jim and Dave P. going off the front early.  They start a small break, but it explodes under the pressure and soon Dave P. and Billy were off the front gaining ground.  They work hard and get almost one straight-away away from the peloton.  The group slowly reels them back into the fold and Gary goes away with another rider and Dave P. jumps across to that break.  They pick up a few more racers and a small break of 7 forms and starts to make the gap grow.  They are soon brought back and Dave P. goes again taking a rider with him.  They get a few seconds on the field, but Dave soon finds himself off the front solo with the field chasing and only 3 laps to go.  Dave holds a good gap, but gets caught in the last corner.  The Pinnaclife train sets up with Ricardo, and Paul taking the first pulls.  Kenny takes the front pulling down the back side at 35+mph, and then Billy taking over into the last hill.  Gary powers up the hill with Jim pushing hard into the last straight.  Steve rockets to the finish, taking 2nd place with Dave F. in 3rd and Jim in 4th!  Great team work guys!

As always, we are so proud of our Pinnaclife Bike Racing Team!!

Pinnaclife Racing Takes Ontario by Storm

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Pinnaclife Racing puts a full line up in the first race of the year with over 100 starters.   Steve, Gary, Jim W., Ricardo, Billy, Dave H., Paul and Dave P. made up the 50+ team, and in the same race, but scored separately was Dog, Dave F., and Kenny making up the 55+ team.  This new format let the team work together to try and get both teams in the best finishes, but sometimes it can get tricky.
Gary takes the first attack of the year, winding it up and getting a good gap with a couple other racers.  The team locks into the front letting the break stick, but it comes back, Jim takes the next shot to break up the road, but the chase is hard and they bring him back.  Dave P. attacks with 2 other racers and they stay out for a couple laps, they are soon brought back and Steve goes to make a break.  They get up the road, but are brought back soon after.  This goes on for an hour, guys taking shots of the front, but it soon becomes apparent that this one will end in a field sprint.  Jim takes a solo attack with 5 laps to go and hangs out there.  The team goes to the front to control the pace.  It looks like it might stick, but another team chases and sets it up for a field sprint.  Gary goes to the front first and winds up the Pinnaclife train to 30+ mph, Kenny then takes his turn at the front, keeping the pace high.  A couple other teams put guys on the front to keep the pace quick.  Dave P. takes over on the back side of the last lap and pulls the group into the last corner where Jim W. rockets off his wheel and shoots for the line.  The sprint winds up to about 40 mph and Jim just gets passed by 2 racers near the line taking 3rd for the 50+ team, Dave F powers in for 3rd place for the 55+ team!  2 Pinnaclife racers in the taking 3rd.  Dog also powers a great sprint across the line for 12th place for the 55+ team.  What a great start to the season!

Pinnaclife Racing Team Makes History!

Pinnaclife Racing Team made history again. Not only did Fritz win the Elite Nationals this year but he is offically the oldest ELITE National Champion ever recorded. This was just confirmed by USA Cycling Officials!

Congrats to the Pinnaclife Racing Team! We are so proud of their hard work, and continued success every season!

Pictured below: Fritz with his partner (Olympic Silver Medalist) Dotsie Baush. They won the Elite Mixed Tandem race this year!

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Pinnaclife Racing puts 7 in the top 12

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The team fired all the cannons in the first 20 minutes and broke from the field with 7 riders in a 12 man breakaway.  Kenny was at the front of the break pushing the pace, with Jim W. , Gary, Dave F., Dave P. Steve and Billy working the break.  The 12 man break soon motored away from the field with Dave H, Ricardo, and Paul controlling the front of the field, stoping any attacks.  Pinnaclife racers then took shots at the break, but nothing got away.  It came down to a sprint finish with Steve rocketing in for 2nd, Dave P. taking 4th, Jim W, 5th, Gary took 6th, Dave F 8th, Kenny 9th, and Billy 10th.  The team was all-over the front of this race!  Nice job guys!
We are off to the National Championships next week……..
Congrats to the Pinnaclife racing team! We are so proud of your hard work and achievements!