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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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    Regions II: Colorado

    by  • March 23, 2011 • opinionate • 15 Comments

    If we think of cycling in america as being a mob controlled by five families Colorado is one of the older, but waning, powers.  They used to have a serious mafia there – USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, 7-11 in Boulder, and the Red Zinger/Coors Classic, and the entity that would become VeloNews.  But...

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    The NorCal League

    by  • March 21, 2011 • norcal scene, opinionate • 1 Comment

    Since Vaughters and McQuid steal all our material anyway I have some more stuff for them to mull over. The recent news about the “breakaway” league should be awesome for NorCal. Any pro league is going to need it’s minor league to help fill the pipeline.  There are only a few places in the...

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    Sunday Shorts

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

    Congratulations to anybody that made it out.  Many races were cancelled on the weekend (Wards Ferry, Colfax, Hellyer) due to inclement weather so kudo’s to the hard core men and women who braved the rain, wind, and snow to race their bikes in epic weather. Beat the Clock The local training race was run...

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    The Real Pat McQuaid is Stealing My Material

    by  • March 19, 2011 • opinionate • 1 Comment

    “But unfortunately, on this point, the riders too often tend to forget their role and their responsibilities…” ~ Pat McQuaid If i didn’t know any better i think that UCI Overlord Pat McQuaid is taking all his talking points from #NCCN. Exhibit A. The recent “Open Letter” regarding the potential rider protest sounded familiar....

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    SoCal Crazy: Regions Part I

    by  • March 16, 2011 • norcal scene, too random • 9 Comments

    This is a multipart series, maybe – if i feel motivated, on why NorCal is better than other regions in the US for cycling. Why be that way? Cause that’s how I’m wired. After and odd post smacking Hernando from an LA rider this weekend i got the idea that we should discuss the...

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