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Photo: Blake Anton

    Menso de Jong: Niner RLT

    by  • March 25, 2015

    Menso de Jong (Team Clif Bar Cycling) aka: the Dutch Destroyer, had an ongoing battle with Chris Jackson (Castex Racing) throughout the Gravel Gauntlet Series.  MdJ placed 2nd overall this past weekend after the Rumble in the Ranchlands. Menso is the acting pro consultant for Murphy Mack’s series and is a common sight at the sharp pointy...

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    New Partners for Mike’s Bikes in 2015

    by  • March 20, 2015

    TOYOTA PARTNERS WITH TEAM MIKE’S BIKES TO SPONSOR 2015 CYCLING SEASON Partnership Includes New Fleet Vehicles for Team and Company NOVATO, CA – Mike’s Bikes is pleased to announce the Northern California Toyota Dealer Association as the newest sponsor of Team Mike’s Bikes for the 2015 season.  The sponsorship allows the team of over...

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    Castex Racing – Specialized Crux

    by  • March 18, 2015

    Specialized Crux Photo: Blake Anton

    We caught up with Chris Jackson at the conclusion of Murphy Mack’s Gravel Gauntlet series, where he had just secured the overall with three phenomenal rides. Chris borrows his Specialized Crux from its normal cyclocross duties for these gravel grinders. Chris is the sole rider for Castex Racing and his support is top notch....

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    Squid Bikes: Anthony Clark – Sideways in California

    by  • March 10, 2015

    Is it weird that this makes me want a Squid?  I’m a sucker for bike videos… I hope they do a longer video of the Squid team adventures. The Kachorek group sound like they are up to cool stuff this year.  The title credit kicks ass. Anthony Clark Sideways in California from Squid Bikes...

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    Does Stretching Make You Faster On The Bike?

    by  • March 9, 2015

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    I hate stretching.  I’ve never been close to “flexible”.  Sit-and-reach in grade school?  Off the charts terrible.  Stretching before high school basketball games?  Not gonna happen.  With each inflexibility benchmark, guilt mounted.  Stretching was suppose to be good for me right?  Improve my performance, reduce my risk of injury…something like that. Science and stretching In the...

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    Roster: Cycles Fanatic Racing

    by  • March 1, 2015

    Phil Roberts’ squad is back for another year of NorCal racing.  Check out their exploits at http://www.cyclesfanaticracing.com/ Launched: 2011 Location: Oakland, California 2015 Roster Category “A” (Pro, 1, 2) Men Franciso Padilla Rich Snodsmith Phil Roberts Brandon Corriea Todd Paoletti Sean Smith Mark Fleishman Chris Cain Masters 35+ (1,2,3) Men Francisco Padilla Jeremy Anson Rich Snodsmith...

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    Van Houweling Sets Records With 45,637m Hour

    by  • February 26, 2015

    Yesterday evening, in the high and fast Bicentennial Velodrome of Aguascalientes, Mexico, Molly Van Houweling (Metromint Cycling p/b The Freewheel) rode 45,637m in an hour.  This ride established new elite US and Pan-American hour records.  It also qualified as a new UCI Master’s Hour Best Performance in the (40-44) category. MVH was about 34 seconds behind...

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    Sprinter’s Delight At Still Snelling

    by  • February 25, 2015

    A massive and talented peloton filled the road from curb to curb this year. (Photo: Alex Chiu - http://acaurora.smugmug.com)

    The almond orchards surrounding Snelling had reached their peak bloom of white snowy flowers and they had already begun a bizarre early push of the upcoming year’s leaves. A dull grey blanket of clouds hung low overhead. The air was cool and the countryside was still. Carpets of mist hovered on the cattle pastures...

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    Chico Stage Race Has Kit – #chicostagerace

    by  • February 24, 2015

    Chico Stage Race Jerseys

    The Chico Stage Race has been growing every year and is slotting into the big hole left by the demise of our beloved Merco SR.  We are even getting press releases and photos which is kinda NRC-ish. According to the race’s twitter feed, check it at @ChicoStageRace, the Men’s Pro 1/2 field has sold out. I...

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