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    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

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    Fridays – End of Spring

    by  • May 27, 2011 • norcal scene • 0 Comments

    I think this weekend has to be the end of the Spring Classics, since it feels like forever, and the beginning of the Summer Classics.  This naming seasons thing is a work in progress, and Memorial Day is the normal start of summer for most people, so the Summer Classics have officially started. Let’s...

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    Things @LanceArmstrong Wouldn’t Do

    by  • May 25, 2011 • euroNews, norcal scene • 0 Comments

    I feel like people are being so harsh with Lance Armstrong (Google Ranking genius term for cycling blogs.)  Look…if you didn’t know he was doing something different before you are naive, and if you don’t believe it now you are probably thinking that vaccines turn you into a zombie.  He’s really not a bad...

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    Weekend Update

    by  • May 22, 2011 • race coverage • 1 Comment

    Pshew – TOC was cool, but with the Lance crap in the background, combined with Contador flying through Italy like he’s on rockets, it started to feel a little depressing.  Weather still hasn’t quite turned for us but it didn’t stop any racing. I think I will have to get some twitter hastags out...

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    TOC Day 8 – Awesome Award

    by  • May 22, 2011 • norcal scene • 1 Comment

    Stupid CBS and Lance Armstrong ruined TOC for me this year.  The only upside was watching Horner get on top of the game for once.   It was cool watching the Jacques-Maniacs get nuts in early race attacks for the first several days.  It was even more exciting watching Talansky take his place amongst...

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    TOC Day 7 – Awesome Award

    by  • May 21, 2011 • norcal scene • 1 Comment

    Sho Nuff Mt. Baldy saw the battle of baldies as Horner and Leipheimer left the peloton in their fumes.   Talansky hung in tough for long time trying to put Garmin back in the game, but it was not to be since Radioshack would only give the break a few minutes.  It is interesting...

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    TOC Day 6 – Awesome Award

    by  • May 20, 2011 • norcal scene, race coverage • 1 Comment

      Awesome!   It was another exciting day at the TOC with the inaugural Women’s TT invitational, and the of course, the men’s TT.  Kristin Armstong proved she’s back in a big way with a 12 second lead over runner up Amber Neeben.  It’s a nice high profile win for Nicola Cranmer’s Peanut Butter...

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    TOC Day 5 – Awesome Award

    by  • May 19, 2011 • norcal scene • 0 Comments

    Today was a tough one.  Ben Jacques-Maynes went out with a broken collar bone, brother Andy crashed going into the finish – thankfully got up and finished, and none of our NorCal Nation made the break.  To top it all off CBS and Tyler Hamilton used today to break the latest “I saw Lance...

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