• About Chris H-D

    Chris Harland-Dunaway grew up in the town of Moraga and now lives in Berkeley. He is a UC Davis grad and Norcal racer.

    Redlands Stage 1 Dispatch: Highland Circuit

    by  • April 16, 2015 • too random

    Cal Giant p/b Specialized's Brendan Rhim on the signature wall that punctuates each lap of the circuit race. (Photo by Alex Chiu)

    In a southern corner of the Los Angeles Basin lies the city of Redlands. It rises out of the bottom of the San Bernadino county floor, rippling upward in blocks of 19th century Victorian style homes and green citrus orchards. It’s beginnings as a rural orange producer have been supplanted by new purposes, seemingly...

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    Roster: VuMedi Cycling Team Cultivates New Talent for 2015

    by  • February 14, 2015 • teams

    VuMedi returns in 2015 with new talent and new mentors to accelerate development, most notably, Kirk Carlsen. Photo: Alex Chiu (acaurora.smugmug.com)

    Editor’s Note: In 2014, VuMedi was a young inexperienced team which introduced a number of new faces to the races of NorCal. Over the course of the season, the squad gradually gained a foothold in the peloton, culminating with Garrett Hankins victory at Giro SF. In 2015, the team has brought on a group...

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    Kirk Carlsen Retires from the Pro Peloton

    by  • February 11, 2015 • euroNews, interviews, norcal scene

    Kirk Carlsen has chosen to leave pro cycling behind. Here, he wins the KOM at Mt. Hamilton Road Race in 2014, where he ultimately placed 2nd. Photo by Alex Chiu (http://acaurora.smugmug.com)

    Kirk Carlsen has quietly retired from professional cycling, but it was not for lack of talent and determination. The former Jelly Belly rider was the subject of much speculation during the autumn transfer season.  In November, Jelly Belly announced its list of extensions and new signees, but Carlsen’s name was glaringly absent. With a number of...

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    Huge Group of Riders to be Pro in 2015

    by  • December 28, 2014 • teams, too random

    Airgas-Safeway's Rodrigues, riding for Davis Bike Club in 2014, crushed Patterson Pass road race in one of the most dominant performances of the season. Photo by Alex Chiu.

    One of the largest ever, if not the largest, contingent of NorCal riders will be going pro in 2015… On the women’s side, Erica Greif, Megan Aldrete, Dani Spires, and Bethany Allen will be signing with Team Hedrick p/b Novatec. Greif has ascended the ranks via a slew of teams from the Reno Wheelmen,...

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    USA Cycling Fails to Deliver Drug Tests

    by  • December 5, 2014 • norcal scene, too random

    USA Cycling RaceClean

    On December 15th, the NCNCA Board will convene to discuss budget appropriations for new year. The NCNCA usually allocates a substantial amount of money, approximately $5,000, for the successful mentorship of new riders. The rest of the money is put to a variety of different uses for the district. This year, the NCNCA will...

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    Cascade, NorCal’s Summer Vacation

    by  • July 28, 2014 • race coverage

    Marc Pro - Strava's Tim Rugg goes all in for the Gambler's Prime with 3 laps to go in the downtown Bend criterium.  Photo by Whit Bazemore (http://www.whitbazemorephotography.com)

      Every year, the men and women’s peloton send squads up to Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Oregon.  The road racing shift northwards used to be complemented by Mt. Hood Cycling Classic beforehand, but that race is now defunct and Bubba Melcher’s growing Little City Stage Race stands poised to possibly take the calendar...

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