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2015 Brentwood Grand Prix

On Sunday August 2, 2015 racers from all over Southern California and Nevada will converge on San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood to compete for the USA Cycling regional criterium championship.  The Southern California Nevada Cycling Association has chosen The Brentwood Grand Prix as the 2015 SCNCA Elite Criterium Championship and racers will be competing for the coveted “Bear Jersey.”

Even climbers can win a Bear Jersey

By nature, I am a climber and had largely given up on the idea of winning a bear jersey at the SCNCA District Road Race Champioship in Bakersfield because the course has only relatively short climbs and the sprinters/power climbers tend to win on the last 600 yard power climb. For two years in a row, I was in the lead on that little power climb and finished 4th and 3rd behind the power climber/sprinters in my 60+ age division.

With some key advice from my coach (Ron Peterson), it became clear that I needed to break from the crowd at some point this year.   So about 1/3 of the way up the first climb on the second of two laps with about 17 miles to go, I hit it hard.   I looked back after 10 seconds and saw no one responding so I hit it again and continued to accelerate.  I got several hundred yards on the crowd over the top of the climb.  One guy made a run at me before the turnaround, which was fortunate, because we agreed to work together.  Really worked well as we held about a quarter mile lead until just before the final power climb when 3 or 4 of the sprinter types had closed the gap to 20 seconds or so.  

Raymond Fouquet Square

LaGrange Member Jonathon Weiss has been working along with the board to convince the city to rename the intersection of Westwood Boulevard and La Grange Avenue "Raymond Fouquet Square" in memory of local resident, restaurateur and Velo Club La Grange founder Raymond Fouquet. 

 

 

LaGrange 2015 Clothing Order - Open Through Sunday, November 16th at 9:00PST.

Hello LG Members,

It is finally time again for another clothing order window.   The order is currently open and will be open through Sunday, November 16th at 9:00PST.

Simply Click Here to go to the Castelli order site, login, and place an order.  There is a link on the upper right portion of the page for the current artwork for all 3 kits; the club, women’s and NEW Flight School Kit.

Regarding the new Flight School kit for the juniors, we are excited for the new design and all club members are encouraged to support our junior race team by purchasing one or more kits of the exciting and flashy new design below.

LaGrange 2015 Clothing Order - Open Through Sunday, November 16th at 9:00PST.

Hello LG Members,

It is finally time again for another clothing order window.   The order is currently open and will be open through Sunday, November 16th at 9:00PST.

Simply Click Here to go to the Castelli order site, login, place an order.  There is a link on the upper right portion of the page for the current artwork for all 3 kits; the club, women’s and NEW Flight School Kit.

Regarding the new Flight School kit for the juniors, we are excited for the new design and all club members are encouraged to support our junior race team by purchasing one or more kits of the exciting and flashy new design below.

Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What All California Drivers Need to Know

It's a puzzling mystery: Drivers who expose themselves to immense financial peril by having minimal or no uninsured motorist coverage. Are they taking the risk or just uninformed?
"If you are involved in an accident in Los Angeles, it's a high likelihood that it will be caused by drivers who are uninsured or underinsured," said Gerald E. Agnew, a Torrance-based serious personal injury attorney. "The only recourse for your damages is your uninsured motorist coverage, not your liability coverage.  Many people have $1 million in liability insurance and $15,000 in uninsured motorist.  We've seen responsible citizens who thought their insurance would ensure their security, and instead suffered terrible financial consequences because of this situation with uninsured drivers on the road."

A tribute to Stu

This upcoming Sunday morning (10/5), we will celebrate the life of Stu Press with a slow-paced Nichols ride. While this has been a very difficult last 24 hours for all of us, we owe it to Stu to have a great turnout to celebrate a great human being. We’ll leave at the usual 8:05AM start from La Grange and Westwood and end up at Peet’s Brentwood where we can hang out and share our favorite Stu stories with each other.

Piuma Hill Climb and Picnic Coming up - Sunday, September 7!

Time to sign up for the 3nd and final event of this year's LG Cup, the Piuma Hill Climb!
 
The race is scheduled for 9 am Sunday, September 7. Registration is now open!  http://www.lagrange.org/forms/member-race-registration. Or members can log in here on the LG website, then go to "My Account," click on "LaGrange Cup," and then select "Member Registration." Don't wait to register. Do it now so we have a number for you and you don't get shut out.

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