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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


    Pesky District Championships

    by  • June 18, 2011 • race coverage • 3 Comments

    The Pesky podium photo, which doubles for the District Championship, kinda sums up the NorCal men’s scene right now. Cal Giant on top, flanked by two Marc Pro-Strava fellas,  with Yahoo oddly awkwardly standing to the side… and then there is a Webcor presence hanging in the background.  Jesse Moore took his second District...

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    The Cat 3 Report Dispatch #1

    by  • June 18, 2011 • Cat 3, race coverage • 3 Comments

    Editors Note: This is a new feature written by guest writer Cat3 Bloggity covering action in the Cat3 world.  He thinks nobody cares about his world, but i disagree, so I’m leaving out his tag line of …. “Races that nobody cares about and results that don’t matter.”   He’s like an amateur Big...

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    Pesky: District Championships June 18

    by  • June 17, 2011 • norcal scene • 0 Comments

    District Championships have move to one of the bay area’s best course and one of the few road races on the Peninsula, the Pescadero Coastal Classic.  In order to try and bring out the big names Alto Velo increased the women’s purse to almost $2000.  The men still are competing for a measly $600...

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    OOTO – Read These NorCal Writers

    by  • June 16, 2011 • norcal scene • 3 Comments

    #nccn will be back in swing tomorrow (been out of town) but looking at the same page is driving me crazy.  I caught up with Vanderkitten Jono on how his peeps are doing at the big show, ie. the Nature Valley Grand Prix.  Granted I could barely understand him between the thunder, wind, and...

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    Weekend Quickie

    by  • June 13, 2011 • race coverage • 1 Comment

    This is almost straight from Beth Newell who took a win at the Taleo Crit in Benicia today. Taleo Crit Joel Robertson & Kirk Carlson (Garmin) were in a 2 man break, and Kirk won.   Beth Newell won the women’s race (soloed for about 20 minutes). Mendes Crit Mary Ellen Ash won the women’s...

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    Summer Classics

    by  • June 10, 2011 • norcal scene • 0 Comments

    Memorial Day has to be the official kick off of the Summer Classics right? It means Big Pink can wear white again and get all psyched up for the summer crit’s that shortly follow the summer classics.  Here is my take on the NorCal Summer Classics.       Mt.Hamilton – Obviously San Jose...

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    NCNCA (NorCal) Junior Points Series

    by  • June 9, 2011 • norcal scene • 1 Comment

      Our last minute post on the NCNCA Junior Points Series, which needs a tad bit more organization and promotion (Send us a press release! it will relieve us from writing for a day, an email of result will suffice) got us some final results which were awarded at the Dunlop ITT on Sunday....

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    NorCal Points Series

    by  • June 8, 2011 • norcal scene • 5 Comments

    I went to look at the who was leading the current BAT/BAR/NorCal Points series and realized there is about a gaggle (more than five) points races going on at one time.  From what I could discern the the ones with the arrows were the important ones. NCNCA Point Series – This looks like the...

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