Grand Prix cyclists beat the heat

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DAVID ROBERT NEWMAN/Acorn Newspapers

COOL RUNNINGS—Above, Thurlow Rogers trains a firehose on cyclists racing in 106-degree temperatures at the Thousand Oaks Grand Prix, held in Newbury Park on July 7 and 8. Rogers, of Mira Mesa, is a retired professional cyclist who now races for the Davis Phinney Foundation Masters team. Here, he cools off the Pro/Category 1-2field, in a race won by Ama Nsek of Ontario, Calif. Below, Dara Rogers and Debbie Stephan Knickman, both of Newbury Park, at the starting line for the women’s Pro/Category 1-2-3 bicycle race. They are both members of the Michael’s BicyclesWomen’s Masters team, based in Newbury Park. Behind them is Angela Patterson of Rancho Santa Margarita. Pro cyclist Krista Doebel-Hickok of Marina del Rey rode to victory in the women’s race. Bottom right, after racing in the extreme heat, Masters 35+ race winner Scott Lundy of Thousand Oaks snaps a shot of Aaron Boyleston of Simi Valley and Marco Arocha of Newbury Park. Boyleston was third in the race and is the state criterium champion. The action featured riders of all levels, from kids to professionals.

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Courtesy of Scott Lundy

Courtesy of Scott Lundy