• About Hellyer

    Former NorCal resident now residing in Madison,Wisconsin. I race cross, but I'm named after a velodrome. Support your local bike shop, NorCal race promoters, and go learn to race on a track. Hellyer Velodrome - http://www.ridethetrack.com


    Interbike Dispatch #5: Sheila Moon Cycling Apparel

    by  • September 16, 2011 • too random • 1 Comment

    Sheila Moon has sponsored an active group of brightly clad cross-maniacs in the bay area the last few years.  Based in the East Bay, Moon has grown her company year over year, and has emerged as a leader in women’s specific cycling designs.  Sheila Moon Cycling Apparel employee and racer Sam Bell walks us...

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    Interbike Dispatch #4: Garmin Vector

    by  • September 16, 2011 • tech • 0 Comments

    Not long ago Garmin acquired MetriGear, a bay area company, that was developing a power based pedal system. Garmin was showing off the goods at Interbike this year and the Garmin Vector, full power meter system, will be available for the consumer market in the spring of 2012. Product Manager Clark Foy was kind...

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    Internet Dispatch #3: Vengeance In Vegas

    by  • September 14, 2011 • cx • 0 Comments

    It’s great when promoters are willing to take a story to it’s logical conclusions.  Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com and Rapha-Focus dressed up their star riders Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers for a boxing weigh in type of event that was culminated in a race on short stunt style indoor velodrome.  All i have to say...

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    Interbike Dispatch #1: Secretdrinkmix.com

    by  • September 14, 2011 • review, tech • 0 Comments

    After interviewing Dr. Stacy Sims about her research and drink mix i dipped into my NorCal fund, and bought some. The package showed up in a non-descript package like a kilo of coke from Miami Vice.  Because the mix showed up in a normal package vs. a huge plastic container in a huge cardboard box,...

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    Updates and Randoms

    by  • September 12, 2011 • Crit, cx • 2 Comments

    This last weekend was a transition of sorts.  Cross, track, and crits all happening at the same time. Sacramento Grand Prix The exciting news is Mary Ellen Ash (Metromint) uncorked a big one (YEA!) to take the win at Projects Sport’s latest party for cyclists.   The bummer of it all is we got...

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    It’s a Party

    by  • September 9, 2011 • norcal scene • 2 Comments

    It’s like one big bike party this weekend! Friday Night Fights @ Hellyer Velodrome – The last big shin dig at Hellyer.  Hernando likes to go out big so this will be a blast.  And there will be beer. Sacramento Grand Prix (Saturday Night Fever) – My favorite crit promoter Project Sport was brought...

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    Final Cal Cup Tally!

    by  • September 8, 2011 • Cal Cup • 0 Comments

    I like it when folks send me the goods! Final Cal Cup Results Are Up! Getting them was like pulling teeth, and i have no idea who owns the mysterious IP address, and for all I know it might actually be downloading all my credit card info to Russia… but I now have some...

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