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

    NCNCA Criterium Championship sees the Southern Hemisphere Take Tremendous Wins

    by  • August 5, 2012 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Fast and Furious Festival Pleasanton – 5 August 2012 South African-born Devan Dunn (CashCall Mortgage) outlasts all contenders to win the race for Men Pro-1-2 as Kiwi Emily Collins (Vanderkitten-Focus) takes her second Women Pro-1-2-3 crown in as many years at the Fast and Furious Festival in Pleasanton. The Women’s Pro-1-2-3 race started at...

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    Maroon and Loader Sprint for Wins

    by  • July 24, 2012 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Menlo Park GP 22 July 2012 Both Logan Loader (Team Exergy) and Mary Elizabeth Maroon (Folsom Bike/Mercedes Benz) powered their way up the long finish straightaway to take wins in their respective categories at the 7th Annual Velo Girls™ Menlo Park Grand Prix, presented by Mikes Bikes. The flat, 1.4 miles is a long...

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    Maroon and Miller Double Up

    by  • July 17, 2012 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Lodi Cyclefest Lodi – 15 July 2012 Mary Elizabeth Maroon (Folsom Bike/Mercedes Benz) in Women P-1-2-3 and Rand Miller (California Giant/Specialized) in Men P-1-2 both won their races, at the Lodi Cyclefest Criterium, after taking respective wins the previous day at the Watsonville Criterium. The Lodi Cyclefest ran under sweltering temperatures but with excellent...

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    Tour de Force at Leesville

    by  • July 2, 2012 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Leesville Gap Road Race Williams – 30 June 2012 Chuck Hutcheson (Marc Pro-Strava) found an opportunity for redress to extract a win in Men Pro-1-2 at the Leesville Gap Road Race as Nicole Justice (Steven’s Bikes p/b Pactimo) was the blue ribbon for Women 1-2-3. Hutcheson noted “When I saw that Rand Miller won...

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    Pesky Interrupted

    by  • June 25, 2012 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Pescadero Coastal Classic Road Race 25 June 2012 This past Saturday’s Pescadero Road Race for Men Pro-1-2 ran without the typical numbers of racers from Team Mike’s Bikes and California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized; those teams were competing at the Road National Championships in Augusta, Georgia. That failed to detract from the racing, however, as...

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