• About Cranking Glass

    "Quod nomen mihi est?" Cranking the glass to capture photographs at bicycle races.

    Get Ready for this Kind of Summer

    by  • April 29, 2013 • norcal scene, race coverage, Velodrome, womyn on weels

    Peter Bohl Waits for the Next Keirin

    Get Ready for Summer Hellyer Park Velodrome 30 April 2013 Hellyer’s ‘Get Ready for Summer’ (GRFS) racing series began this past Saturday. Alfred “The Voice” Nash appeared as the announcer. Known as the voice of USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Nash announced at every California Velodrome during the month of April; Hellyer was...

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    Racing, Wine, and Wente

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

    Brandt's Victory Celebration

    26th Wente Vinyards Classic Road Race 29 April 2013 Saturday’s 26th Wente Vineyards Classic Road Race, presented by The Valley Spokesmen Racing Team p/b DS Electric, started off overcast, cold, and windy. As the first of the racers reached the far side of the course, the temperature began to rise and the fog quickly...

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    ‘Cross at the Otter

    by  • April 26, 2013 • cx, norcal scene

    Justin Lindine Takes the Leaders into the Pump Track

    26 April 2013 ‘Cross in April – it could be the Southern Hemisphere…or Sea Otter. For the second year running, there was a cyclocross race at the Sea Otter Classic. Under modestly cooler temperatures than last, this year still saw some blistering racing. In the Pro/1/2 Women’s race, the early leaders Nicole Duke (Alchemy),...

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    An Evening with Tyler Hamilton

    by  • April 26, 2013 • norcal scene

    Amongst the Artwork, Rob Evans Lends his View on the Evening

    26 April 2013 Mike’s Bikes held a $100-a-ticket event a week ago last Wednesday to raise funds “to support the road racing efforts of Team Mike’s Bikes p/b Incase.” The venue was the Ian Ross Gallery on Brannen Street in San Francisco. A fund-raiser for a local bicycle-racing team is a worthy cause and...

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    Crowell and Carlsen Wrap Up Sea Otter

    by  • April 24, 2013 • norcal scene, race coverage

    An Ecstatic Daniel Holloway Winning the Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race

    Sea Otter Stage Race 24 April 2013 Christopher Harland-Dunaway contributed to this report. The four-day weekend that is the Sea Otter Classic wrapped up last Sunday with an emphatic win for Daniel Holloway (Team Mike’s Bikes p/b Incase) at the Pro-1-2 Men circuit race. Meanwhile, despite suffering a late crash, Kirk Carlsen (Predator Carbon...

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    Hamilton in SF

    by  • April 17, 2013 • norcal scene

    17 April 2013 Team Mike’s Bikes p/b Incase are presenting Tyler Hamilton tonight at the Ian Ross Gallery in San Francisco. The 7pm event is billed as an “intimate and candid evening” with all questions considered and no topic off-limits. There’s a scene in the 1987 film “Wall Street” with Gordon Gecko describing mixed...

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    Young Frankenstein

    by  • April 9, 2013 • too random

    _MG39068 Rock Creek TT

    Amy Thornquist ran rampant at the Rock Creek Time Trial. Perhaps it’s a good thing that she can ride a bike well. By her own admission, her sewing skills leave a lot to be desired…after some apparent repair, the Thornquist kit now bears a seam aptly named the Frankenstein scar.

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