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

    The Hills are Alive

    by  • August 11, 2012 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

    Dunnigan Hills Road Race 11 August 2012 Final report. Racers took to the Dunnigan Hills Road Race with temperatures already at 70°F by race time and surpassing 100°F as the last of the riders crossed the finish line. The event is part of both the Cal Cup and Premier Series. The Women’s 1-2-3 race...

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    And So it Begins – Cal Cup 2012

    by  • August 6, 2012 • Cal Cup, norcal scene

    6 August 2012 Preliminary report and photos. Alex Chiu and Bill Nicely contributed to this report. Velo Promo’s 2012 California Cup began this past weekend with the Warnerville Time Trial and the Patterson Pass Road Race. Torey Philipp (California Giant/Specialized) won the time trial for Men Pro-1-2 with a near 37-second gap over team...

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    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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