• Racing this Weekend

    by  • March 27, 2008 • race coverage • 4 Comments

    It’s a chockfull of racing in the NorCal this weekend ~

    rvb.jpg Up in the Bay, there’s the Brisbane weekend.  It’s a weekend for those who like to go around in circles, that’s for sure.  Fast courses, fast fields … always aggressive, but tactical races.

    Down in the central valley will be the exclamation points to the spring series of races down there.  The city of Hanford (and Sentinel paper) tosses down a bunch of cash at bike riders for their seasonal downtown criterium.  It’s a great way end a string of races in a part of the state that puts a ton of energy into promoting top-notch bike events.

    Saturday we all use the Orosi Road Race as prep for the crits … and just to take a gorgeous trip around the Sierra foothills.  For any who haven’t done Orosi, you’re missing one of the most beautific courses on the NorCal circuit.  It climbs and rolls and drops down so fast you’ll wish you were buckled in.  Orosi has one of the fastest, safest, most butt-puckering descents in the US.  holeee  sheet, you can rail that drop like an H-bomb.

    oh_yes.jpgThe NorCalCyclingNews gossip-wagon will be in effect at Orosi and Hanford and be sure to throw a couple heckles out if you’re in the neighborhood.  I’ll be doing a shake down off the Women’s event at Hanford … since there’s a nice fat $2K prize list (+ primes) for them … and then i’ll try and get better than ass-last in the break like i did last year in the prosey event.

    ah well…

    see you out there and say ‘hey’ if you do,
    ~m

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    4 Responses to Racing this Weekend

    1. Phipps
      March 27, 2008 at

      And don’t forget San Dimas, stacked NRC fields there. I can’t wait to see Mara Abbott’s time in the uphill TT.

      I’ve heard good things about Orosi. I’ll have to try that sometime, but I can’t pass up the Brisbane races being so close to home.

      Have fun this weekend!

      CP

    2. Ron
      March 27, 2008 at

      It’s all about the dirt.
      CCCX MTB race. But that’s OK, you guys go to all the road events, maybe I can get a good attendance award and move up another slot on the Overall.

      Have fun no matter what you do.

      -R

    3. March 27, 2008 at

      Unlike Phipps, I could wait a few days to see what Mara does on that HCTT…

      Might want to give a little toot over at the wordpress in case there are any other dorks como moi who’ve been exclusively checking back there for the past few days.

    4. March 27, 2008 at

      Orosi rocks – I am bummed that it’s the same weekend as Brisbane. I captured my first win there last year in the 35+ 4 field. Solo’d the 2nd lap after going with the break on the 1st lap (2 of us!). Ah well, I guess there’s always next year…

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