• About Drew Juiliano

    The unsullied fur on his legs knows not the cruel scrape of a razor, Whilst his tongue yearns for that fermented hand up, mid-cross bout.

    Fear and Loathing at Harbor High: Surf City #2

    by  • October 28, 2013 • cx

    A luchador steps into the cross ring as Ned Flanders takes the Zach McDonald line. Photo Garrett Lau

    SANTA CRUZ, CA—The feedback from Surf City #2 at Harbor High School confirmed suspicions that course designer and race winner, Ben Jacques-Maynes (Jamis CX), is a full-blown masochist. The physically and technically demanding course brutalized competitors at All Hallows Cross, and even elicited some choice words from Ned Flanders, and the Oscar Meyer Wieners,...

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    The Carolina Gomez-Villafañe Interview

    by  • October 24, 2013 • cx

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    SANTA CRUZ, CA—Halfway through 2013, Carolina Gomez-Villafañe already earned herself the most improved rider award in Northern California. In 2012, she made regular appearances on B Women’s podiums before launching into the Elite A’s for 2013. The transition did little to hamper her results, as the 21-year old collected her first two Elite victories...

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    What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Surf City #1

    by  • October 14, 2013 • cx

    Photo: Kirk Keeler

    APTOS, CA—Northern California’s oldest cyclocross series kicked off their 37th year of racing as riders headed to Aptos High School for Surf City #1 on Sunday. The brothers Jacques-Maynes continued their dominance of the Nor Cal cross, while Carolina Gomez-Villafane collected her second win of the weekend in the Eucalyptus groves of Santa Cruz...

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    The Nor Cal-China Connection: Ellen Sherrill’s Yanquing Experience

    by  • October 2, 2013 • cx

    Mustaches make you faster. New Zealand National Champ and Scott Chapin doppleganger, Alex Revell at the Great Wall of China. Photo: Ellen Sherrill

    YANQUING STATION, CHINA- Promoters of the China’s inaugural UCI cyclocross race recruited riders from around the world to race the Qiansen Trophy event, held September 21, about 50 miles outside Beijing. Among the racers from 18 countries, was Nor Cal’s own, Ellen Sherrill (Bicycle Blue Book-ROCKLOBSTER). After kicking jet lag and recovering from Chinese...

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    BASP Series Opens at The Stick

    by  • September 29, 2013 • cx

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On Sunday, the Bay Area Super Prestige Series headed to The Stick—an appropriate, albeit disconcerting, nickname for a race venue known for occasional hypodermic needle sightings. Situated between the vacant stadium of the 49ers and watery expanses of the San Francisco Bay, the race at Candlestick Point featured a winding track through...

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    CCCX #4 CSUMB Redux

    by  • September 29, 2013 • cx

    SEASIDE, CA—Standing at the start line of CCCX #4, Alex Work (Bicycle Blue Book-ROCKLOBSTER) pointed at the calves of Andy Jacques Maynes (Buy-Cell.com-IBIS) and asked, “are those protrusions going bang into the frame on your pedal strokes?” Jacques-Maynes replied, “They’ve already buffed out the matte finish on my mountain bike.” Jacques-Maynes went on to...

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    More Power, Scotty, More Power! CSUMB CCCX #3

    by  • September 23, 2013 • cx

    Photo Credit: Keith DeFiebre

    SEASIDE, CA—Grey autumn skies closed in on California State University Monterrey Bay, as a confluence of early season showers and a proper track ushered in the third week of the Northern California cyclocross season. Tape wound through the ice plant dotted sand dunes of the CSUMB campus, creating a course that demanded constant power...

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