• 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 --

    Black Ice, Damn Ams, and a Flouted Ban… The 2013 Old Caz Grasshopper

    by  • January 23, 2013 • cx, norcal scene, race coverage

    Phil Mooney experiencing the hilarity and carnage of the Austin Creek crossing.  Photo credit: Rob Cook

    The Grasshopper is NorCal’s most unruly, truly epic, but somehow well-organized ride.  It is based in Sonoma County every winter, taking place along obscure backroads, decrepit dirt routes, and steep lung-torching climbs.  The race is 15 years old in 2013, but every year, it attracts mountain bikers, cyclocrossers, and roadies for a character building...

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    Pre-Nats Chat With NorCal CX’er Cody Kaiser

    by  • January 11, 2013 • too random

    Cody Kaiser (Cal Giant/Specialized) will be among the NorCal representatives at Cyclocross Nationals in Wisconsin this weekend.  He will be competing in the Under-23 race on Saturday against class riders like Zane Godby (Clif Bar Development Cross Team), Richard Cypress Gorry (Whole Athlete-Specialized), Kerry Warner (BMC U23 Development MTB Team, fellow NorCal upstart Tobin...

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    Roster: Davis Bike Club Masters 45+ Team

    by  • January 5, 2013 • norcal scene, teams

    Davis Bike Club Race Team Masters 45+ squad has announced its roster for 2013. The team will compete in NCNCA and USCF events throughout the year in road, mountain bike and cyclocross races. The DBC Masters have grown steadily in the past three years and racked up some impressive results including district TTT champions...

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    Inside California Giant Berry/Specialized’s Minicamp

    by  • December 22, 2012 • bio, interviews, norcal scene, teams, tech, too random

    I Am Specialized - Morgan Hill

    Deep in the south of the Santa Clara Valley, in Morgan Hill, riders and staff for California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized development squad gathered beneath dissipating grey tule fog for their December 15th mini-camp.  The meeting place was located at Specialized Headquarters, where the riders would have their Squadra kits properly sized, get fitted to...

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    Roster: Marc Pro-Strava Cycling Team

    by  • December 19, 2012 • too random

    At the end of the 2012 season, Marc Pro-Strava’s top rider and perennial race winner, Chuck Hutcheson, departed for Full Circle p/b Pure Gear Pro Cycling Team.  At the same time, rumors swirled about the arrival of 2010 Professional Criterium National Champion, Daniel Holloway, at Team Mike’s Bikes, which was Marc Pro-Strava’s chief rival last year....

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    The “Little Demon” From NorCal

    by  • November 26, 2012 • norcal scene, too random, Velodrome

    The East Coast dominated cycling in the 1880s, but during the 1890s California’s potential for fast bike racers gained national recognition.  Industrial gold mining supplied San Francisco with an infusion of wealth that was able to support a complex economy and a rapidly growing population.  Huge technological advances in iron-working, ship-building, and hydraulic machinery...

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