Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SoCal Endurance news and race updates 5-30-2011

Just had to share!  See you in Temecula!! 

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2011 SoCal Endurance jerseys
Our new Jerseys will be on sale at the June 4th Race. There are limited quantities available. So get them while they last!

B&B Appliance

One of our newest sponsors and our really great friends are the folks at B&B Appliance in Escondido CA. If you are in need of any appliances, this is the place to go. The people rock and prices cant be beat! Besides that they are mountain bikers and we always support our own!

SoCal Endurance Clothing

Dont forget we'll have our first run of the SoCal Endurance clothing at the June 4th race. There are limited quantities. Get em quick!!!!!!

Cycopath Bike Shop

For all your cycling needs, Cycopath bike Shop is having a pre race sale to help you perform at your best. If you need lights, tires, or anything bike related head into Cycopath! Tell them we sent you and get a special racer discount!

Store Hours: M-F 10-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-5

30570 Rancho California Rd, Suite 111A
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: 951.695.4823
Fax: 951.695.2833

The Tinker Challenge

Once again we are adding the Tinker challenge to the June 4th "12 Hours Of Temecula"! Tinker has won every "12 Hours Of Temecula" race that he has entered. We love Tinker and what he has done for our sport and our events, but that doesn't mean we aren't looking for some hotshot endurance guru to come and knock him off his throne! So we here at SoCal Endurance are offering a $400 cash prize for the top solo finisher in the June 4th event. The soloist can be any age or gender! Tinker will be out with us contending for the top slot.  If you think you have what it takes, come on out and give it a shot. There can be only ONE! HAHA

The Phoenix Patriot Foundation


Raising our heroes
from the ashes

Phoenix Patriot Foundation's mission is to provide direct support to severely wounded veterans enabling them to fully recover, reintegrate and remain engaged in serving America.

The PPF is an organization that is near and dear to our hearts. SoCal Endurance is proud to partner with the PPF and lend a hand wherever possible. The US Navy Seals will be on hand with us to race and raise awareness for our wounded veterans.

Homebrewed Components

Once again Homebrewed Components has created some unique chainrings for the mens and womens solo singlespeed categories. Super Sweet but you gotta suffer to get em'!

KHS Bicycles

We are so pleased with the relationship we have with one of the largest bike manufacturer's in the world. KHS will be on site with the latest and greatest in their bike lineup. I have been riding one of the new KHS Carbon Team bikes for the last 6 months. The bike is awesome! Stiff as a board and handles the downhills with confidence. Pro racer and endurance specialist, Heather Ranoa has already put more miles than most bikes should endure. With several 24 hour races and many Epics she has truly put the KHS Carbon Team bike to the test and it has performed amazingly!
See and demo the bikes at the "12 Hours Of Temecula" on June 4th

Canari Cyclewear

A big thanks to our partners at Canari! As always the jerseys look great! You all did a great job. For those of you looking to get custom kits for your team, look no further. Canari is the best in the business. They are made right here in sunny SoCal with the highest quality materials. Check out the latest and greatest!

New Ultimate Pit Bag

How about a new bag for all yor pit area needs! Available at the June 4th race!


JUNE 4TH 2011   -   9AM-9PM



You are not too late to register. Register online before Thursday the 2nd of June! If not you can register on site either Friday June 3rd at 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening or Race day from 6am to 7:30am.

All racers and teams need to be at packet pickup and check in on Friday or saturday morning to collect number plates and packets. All teammates must be on hand to recieve packets. Please go to the race website www.socalendurance.com and check on the bottom of the 12 Hour page. Have all team members print out and sign the waiver. It will really help speed along check in!
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cross training for the 12 Horas salvando Vidas 2011 MTB

Got a good workout yesterday....getting ready for the 12 Horas Silvando Vidas 2011 MTB Race!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Buns of steel & the Crankbrothers Iodine Saddle - it's THE ONE

Well, maybe not so much buns of steel because the buns need more cushion than a typical light weight race saddle can offer, but not a saddle that is too heavy. So the story is that I've been racing sans the shammy for my whole career. It's a real pain in the rear (pun intended) for clothing, because the shorts always come with pads, so I painstakingly beg my mom or wife to take them out for me. Sometimes I do cut them out too, but I always end up with holes in my shorts!

Cannondale now makes my kits special for me without pads, which I will forever be grateful for.

I started racing bikes so long ago when saddles were real heavy and soft, before pads were comfortable, and I was always real comfortable without the pad so I never really could get used to the pad thing. Then pads evolved and the saddles became thinner and lighter, some with cutouts or grooves down the middle, but my rear end didn't like any of them too much. I have been riding the Fizik Dolomiti for at least 8 years but Fizik stopped making them five years ago. Since then, Fizik has offered all their models, but not one of them worked for me. The Fizik saddles are super light weight and comfortable but as with all other race saddles made these days, they just didn't feel right. Either they were too wide, too long, didn't feel comfortable in the soft spot (you know what I mean), or whatever.... just not THE ONE.

When I spotted the new line of Iodione saddles that Crank Brothers designed and was displaying at Sea Otter last month, I asked them to sent me one to try out. It looked perfect...perfectly light weight, just the right amount of pad, the right length, width, and fit and it looked BEAUTIFUL. One of the things I thought about this saddle is that the white version looked perfect on my 2011 Scalpel and 29er Flash Cannondale race bikes. It doesn't look like a boring saddle, either. It's race ready with extra features to prevent sliding, and best of all, Crank Brothers is a sister company of Fizik, so we are keeping it in the family.
Then I rode it. That morning I rode 4 hours on the mountain bike in the hills. I didn't have to make too many adjustments, and got it positioned just right. I was so happy about how it felt that about an hour into my ride, I texted my wife and told her that it would work for me. Three hours later I practically kissed my new Crankbrothers Iodine - I was so happy! YAHOO!! I've got to let everyone know that the new Crank Brothers Iodine saddles are definitely worth testing and especially for the long hard endurance rides and races. That is what they are made for... and also for my buns of steel.