• 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

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    The Volunteers

    by  • May 3, 2011 • opinionate • 8 Comments

    Time flies quickly these days. In the fast paced and quickly changing scene that is NorCal cycling, it’s easy to forget those that help made/make it possible for us to race—especially those behind the scenes. So to those folks (like Casey Kerrigan, Robert Leibold, and countless other officials, promoters, etc) I say THANK YOU!...

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    Wente Crit in Photos

    by  • May 2, 2011 • opinionate, race coverage • 4 Comments

    Inspired by the photos of David Cheung When i think of the Wente Crit I think of…. It is a circuit race littered with ambulances, weird sweeping turns, and long, windy final stretch.  And yet there is something about a road race and crit back to back, under the hot Livermore sun that is...

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    Crit Racing, Banana Slugs, & Image Score

    by  • April 21, 2011 • trainin and tactics • 1 Comment

    A few months ago while telling me about a race from a few years ago former national champion Brooke Miller was describing a race scenario and I made an offhand comment that her PhD work which had to do with sexual mating habits of banana slugs. Miller’s work employed some game theory mechanics to analyze...

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    Sunday Quickie – Chico, Santa Cruz, Otter

    by  • April 17, 2011 • race coverage • 5 Comments

    It’s way late but at this stage this is just fodder for your morning coffee. Chico Stage Race The Men’s P/1/2 field looks like it was ridiculously deep for a new event.  Local favorites Adam Car (RR), P. Briggs (Crit), and Roman Kilun (TT) each took a stage win.  Despite the Carr/Wholberg 1-2 punch...

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    Yellow Slump

    by  • April 15, 2011 • norcal scene, opinionate • 7 Comments

    It has been a rough few weeks at my house with traveling spouse, sick kids, and then sick me.  My writing/riding time got a little hit and then my motivation was totally destroyed by a stomach thing.  I even stooped to reaching out to Hernando for motivation… and while i’m not going with his...

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