• About Chris H-D

    Chris Harland-Dunaway grew up in the town of Moraga and now lives in Palo Alto. He is a recent UC Davis grad and Norcal racer for Marc Pro - Strava -- www.marcpro-strava.com --

    Tetrick Overpowers, Rodrigues Surprises: Leesville Gap

    by  • July 14, 2013 • race coverage

    In the media world around NorCal, we have been reminded of the incredible services that Tim Westmore and Alex Chiu provide through their photography.  They document the unfolding race situations of our local races and offer a glimpse into the race reports that scrawl the pages and forums of the internet.  Unfortunately, neither of...

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    Farewell Mt. Hood: Men’s Stages 3 & 4

    by  • June 26, 2013 • Crit, race coverage

    Behold: The Beauty of Mt. Hood Cycling Classic.  Photo Credit: Tim Aiken of Bear Development.

    Early in June, a startling announcement was made.  Mt Hood Cycling Classic, would not continue beyond 2013 according to race director Chad Sperry.  Sperry claimed that registrations, sponsorship, and local volunteer support has waned over the years; in fact, this year’s women’s race was almost cancelled entirely because there was only 1 registrant with...

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    In Dream Race, Rosenthal Wins Mt. Hamilton

    by  • May 29, 2013 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Rosethal's visualization became a reality.

    The 2013 Mt. Hamilton men’s race convened under damp, cool, and overcast conditions along the foothills east of San Jose.  A motorcycle referee took the peloton through the neutral zone as racers chatted and pedaled easily, with their arm-warmers pulled up and windvests pulled tight. Kirk Carlsen, of Predator Carbon Repair, was eager to...

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    Personal Best Joins NorCal Peloton

    by  • May 14, 2013 • advert, interviews, norcal scene

    Personal Best Products LLC, L-R; Kevin Fuller, Will Havard, Austin Britts

    Australia and New Zealand, have dwelt beneath a gaping hole in the ozone layer for decades, compelling the government and schools to educate children about the importance of wearing sunscreen, just in order to avoid a health crisis.  Skin cancer is the leading type of cancer mortality in this region of the south-eastern hemisphere, largely...

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    Catching Up With Top Amateur, Justin Rossi

    by  • April 18, 2013 • too random

    Photo credit: Scotty Eagleton

    On April 7th, Justin Rossi finished the last stage of Redlands Bicycle Classic, which is the most competitive Pro-Am stage race on the West Coast, and maybe the United States.  When he finished, he was wearing the race’s white Top Amateur jersey.  NCCN caught up with Rossi after his big win to learn about...

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    Vanderkitten, Myers Triumph On Bariani Knoll

    by  • March 18, 2013 • too random

    Myers Wins 2013 Bariani RR

    The 2013 Bariani Road Race is coupled with the Land Park Criterium every year to provide a race weekend in close proximity to the state capitol.  The race is sponsored by Bariani Olive Oil, which conjures images of rolling hills in Lombardy, but in reality much of the race is the flats of Zamora,...

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    Merco Cycling Classic Men’s Stages 3 and 4

    by  • March 5, 2013 • race coverage, spring classic

    The amazing setting at the Hilltop Ranch Road Race.

    The McDonalds Downtown Grand Prix was a fast bott-dot-dodging multi-corner criterium situated right beneath the shadow of the tall white mission-style spire of Merced town hall. The famous voice of Dave Towle boomed over the speakers as initial attacks provided a dangerous breakaway for Bissell, which sought to protect the overall leader of Merco, Phil “The...

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