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

    Muddy ‘Cross Championships – Day 3

    by  • January 6, 2012 • cx

    Day 3 of the USAC 2012 National Cyclo-cross Championships had a full slate of races with seven Junior categories, eight races, and ten championships in all. Temperatures reached into the high 40s on a mostly cloudy day and may have reached the 50°F mark. The course constantly changed as much of it became thick...

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    NorCal Racers in the Medals Again at CX Nats

    by  • January 5, 2012 • cx

    Gina Hall and Norman Kreiss, both racing for Cal Giant Cycling, won medals in their respective race categories today. Hall won the Women’s 45+ race with Trina Baumsteiger (Team Rambuski Law) also making the podium-presentation in fifth place. Hall successfully grabbed a small gap on her opponents by the end of the first lap...

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    Lobsters Represent NorCal Well at CX Nats

    by  • January 4, 2012 • cx

    USAC Cyclo-cross National Championships Verona, Wisconsin – Day 1 By all accounts, it was a relatively “balmy” day in Verona, venue for the USAC 2012 Cyclocross National Championships outside Madison, Wisconsin. Little to no snow on the ground and high temperatures in the mid-30s…the fear of frozen tundra for CX Nats may have to...

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    SacCX and the SR Cup

    by  • December 20, 2011 • cx • 5 Comments

    Updated 21 December 2011 Race reports from the Sacramento Cyclocross Series and the Santa Rosa Cup Sacramento Cyclocross Series This past Saturday, the Sacramento Cyclocross Series ran its final event for 2011 at Laguna Del Sol. Course designer Asa Salas took advantage of the available changes in elevation but the course was mostly flat....

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    Tan Lines Visible at SacCX

    by  • December 17, 2011 • cx • 9 Comments

    Laguna Del Sol, Wilton 17 December 2011 After encouraging impressionable children and those of puritan-heart to depart the field, the Sacramento Cyclocross Series held a Bare-Naked Cyclocross race. At Laguna Del Sol, a clothing-optional resort, racers and spectators alike still had not had their plenty of the barren human form, despite the abundant sightings...

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    CCCX Enduro/Super D

    by  • November 29, 2011 • too random • 1 Comment

    The CCCX Super D races are good times for all. Keith DeFiebre has been doing much trail improvement work and fast racing is ready for the taking. CCCX ENDURO SUPER D RACING BY X-FUSION SHOX Next X-Fusion Enduro/Super D race is December 18.

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    Kaiser Rolls while Maile Bumps at SacCX6

    by  • November 19, 2011 • cx • 0 Comments

    Sacramento Cyclocross Series, Round 6 Howard Park, Ione Sarah Maile (Ventana Mountain Bikes) and Marja-Liisa Magnuson (Kinetic Cycles) jumped out to an early lead in the Women’s Category A race. They were soon joined by leaders from the Women’s A35+ field as Joan Gregg (ProTek Abruzzo) and Lauren Liden (Michael David Winery Cycling Team/Delta...

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    California-Style October Cyclocross

    by  • October 24, 2011 • cx • 1 Comment

    Reports from CCCX and the Sacramento Cyclocross Series California-cyclocross weather was in full effect this weekend…from CCCX on the central coast to SacCX at Grass Valley (and Hellyer reporting the same at Candlestick Point.) Blue skies and afternoon temperatures in the eighties made for fast, dry, and dusty conditions, somewhat characteristic of the early...

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