• 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.

    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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    Nationals Roundup: NorCal Roars In Madison

    by  • July 21, 2014 • race coverage, too random

    Photo by Tim Aiken

    Two weeks in the rearview mirror, NorCal returned from USA Amateur Nationals with a series of stunning performances, replete with three national championship jerseys. In the Elite Men’s road race, a peloton of approximately 50 riders hit the final climb together.  In the ensuing battle, Coloradan Emerson Oronte of Horizon Organic drifted away for the...

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    Strongest Win In Pescadero Coastal Classic

    by  • June 11, 2014 • race coverage

    Stage Road - Pescadero Coastal Classic.  Photo: http://www.chainreactionblogs.com

    Fog licked the coast, creeping up to the edge of the Santa Cruz mountains and blanketing the start of the 2014 Pescadero Road Race at the local high school.  Adjacent from the school, neck-high yellow flowers were in full bloom, underscoring the location’s importance for flower-growing agriculture.  Marshals efficiently parked arriving racers – a...

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    2014 Mt. Hamilton Road Race

    by  • June 1, 2014 • race coverage

    The rollout was jovial, as Wolfgang's documentation proves.  (Photo: Kurt Wolfgang - KWOLFGANG on Instagram)

    Clear skies and hot weather roused the NorCal peloton for the 2014 edition of Mt. Hamilton this past Sunday.  Both the men and women would endure warm and dry weather in San Antonio Valley on the eastern side of the highest peak in the Bay Area.  The women’s and men’s race evolved uniquely, but...

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