• Folsom Cyclebration Kicks Off NorCal ‘Cross

    by  • September 8, 2013 • cx, norcal scene, race coverage

    Folsom Cyclebration Cyclocross • Folsom Rodeo Grounds
    8 September 2013

    In the central valley heat touching 100ºF, racers circled the course to gauge their fitness for the upcoming NorCal season of cyclocross. There were more than a few panting-tongues and missteps at the barriers but the racing was top-notch.

    Kinetics Cycles and Happy Trials supported the race and set a course around Folsom Rodeo Grounds. For certain, the hottest portion of the course went into the baked-dirt arena. There was also the “Sherwood Forest” section typically employed for the weeknight Rodeo Cross races; a diving drop in the track saw much bravado from the racers.

    Except for the grass portion, the course was dry, dusty, and slippery. Typical September ‘cross in Northern California.

    Stace Cooper Racing through the Hot Rodeo Arena

    Stace Cooper Racing through the Hot Rodeo Arena

    Launching into the Forest at Speed, the Dip Requires Resolve

    Launching into the Forest at Speed, the Dip Requires Resolve

    Cody Kaiser (California Giant/Specialized) tore away in the Men’s A race putting in a strong ride for the win. After several laps, Kaiser controlled the gap to second place leaving Keith Hillier to battle for second place with Nick Schaffner (Marc Pro-Strava). Hillier eventually took second. Editors Note: Curtis Smith was initially reported as taking third place but the official results correctly award the position to Nick Schaffner.

    Kaiser Took Control of the Men's A Race

    Kaiser Took Control of the Men’s A Race

    Emily Kachorek (Ghetomoto) was excited to return to cyclocross and put in a controlled race to win the small Women’s A field. Audrey Biehle took second whilst Christine Sodaro rounded out the podium.

    Kocherek Ever the One to Share a Smile

    Kocherek Ever the One to Share a Smile

    A Good Day for a Sharpie-Drawn Kit

    A Good Day for a Sharpie-Drawn Kit

     
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