Race report by Bryan Bolt, member of The Path Bike Shop Race Team.
It was great to be back in race mode again! For the last year, I’ve been overwhelmed dealing with life changing events and job issues. However, I decided to race the Fontana Winter Series Race #2 and gave the legs a try.
I couldn’t have asked for a better turnout; the weather & dirt was perfect and most importantly, the people. The race started at 9:30am with temps in the mid 50’s. I was definitely pumped and excited to ride this technical course again. The great energy was so amped and it felt so good to be able to race alongside the locals and just to be back in the game. Without getting ahead of myself, I stayed with the leading pack until the last lap. When I saw that opening, I took that chance and rode to the finishing line and won 1st place.
A special thanks to Lou Mollineda (The Path Bike Shop Race Team manager) for always encouraging me on my abilities to ride. Also wanted to thank Tani Walling (The Path Bike Shop owner), Megan Welch & the rest of The Path Bike Shop crew on ALL their help. Looking forward to the upcoming races for 2016.