Monthly Archives: October 2012

Santa Barbara Century

Saturday was the 3rd annual Santa Barbara Century. It was the second year they held a chip timed team race up Gibraltar Road which is considered the Alpe d’Huez of Santa Barbara. After some heavy recruiting I was able to … Continue reading

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Tony Manzella’s Everest Challenge Report: What A Difference A Decade Makes!

…I crawled up the last climb. My feet were on fire, my stomach was in knots, my legs were practically useless, and I was mentally wasted! With triple digit temperatures in Bishop Valley, 15 miles to go, and several thousand … Continue reading

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LGer places 2nd Overall at Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon (Sprint Race)

2nd Overall 1st Age group winner Swim 12:24 (7th overall on day) T1: 1:12 Bike: 38.47 (5th overall on day) T2:1:50 Bike: 21:02 (11th overall on day) Overall time: 1:15:14 I was asked by a few Lgers to write a … Continue reading

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Everest Challenge Race Report

I laugh when I see pictures of myself standing next to the types of riders who generally compete in the Everest Challenge (i.e. tall, skinny, or both). I’m not a terribly gifted athlete, and certainly no natural climber, but I … Continue reading

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Everest “Race” Report

The weekend of September 29th and 30th the 2012 version of the Everest Challenge Stage Race was held in Bishop, California. It is held over both days and covers over 150 miles with over 29,000 feet of elevaton gain. Each … Continue reading

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Race report Juniors Cyclocross

Dex and Ivy did their first Cyclocross race on Sunday morning in Costa Mesa at the SoCal Cross Race. We met John Mailloux and his son Lucas and Richard and his son Brock. My two kids did the Juniors 10-14 … Continue reading

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Race Report for Junior track racing

Both my kids Dexter and Ivy participated in the Elite National Track Championships over the weekend as entertainment during breaks in the action Saturday night. They had two breaks where the kids did some racing for the crowd. In those … Continue reading

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everest challenge thoughts

The 4 hour drive from big pine to santa Monica provides a ample time to reflect on the past two days. There’s too much for me to put in a single email, but I’d like to say a couple of … Continue reading

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