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

    Duel Dueling at Fernley

    by  • June 21, 2014 • norcal scene, race coverage

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    21 June 2014 Both the Women’s P/1/2 and Men’s P/1/2 races had similar two-racer breakaway stories today, at the Fernley Circuit Race. The second day of The Little City Stage Race saw racing at the Fernley Speedway in Nevada. Temperatures were well into the eighties and the winds were something chronic – very gusty...

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    Big Things at Little City

    by  • June 20, 2014 • norcal scene

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    20 June 2014 Bubba Melcher finally sees his hoped-for 3-day/4-stage race get underway with the Diamond Valley Road Race, the opener to this year’s Little City Stage Race. Warm weather, strong winds, a symbol of armageddon, and tough racing were the order of the day as Alison Tetrick (Twenty16) and Colin Joyce (Cal Giant)...

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    CXNC for Pilarcitos – Weekend Races for BASP

    by  • June 17, 2014 • cx, norcal scene

    17 June 2014 Tom Simpson and Pilarcitos received confirmation from USA Cycling that the 2014-15 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Calendar (CXNC) has a stop in San Francisco. After a 9-year absence, the GP Clark Natwick returns following its last appearance at Golden Gate Park, to run on 21 September 2014. This version’s venue is...

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    Sierra Historic Omnium

    by  • June 9, 2014 • norcal scene

    9 June 2014 Fifty-three years and still counting, this year’s Annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race is joined by the Folsom Historic Criterium for the inaugural Sierra Historic Omnium. The 2-day event is set for 14 and 15 June 2014. With a $23,000 purse up for grabs, the combination should prove an attractive Father’s...

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    A December to Rumble – NorCal versus SoCal

    by  • June 2, 2014 • cx, norcal scene, SoCal

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    2 June 2014 Race promotor Sam Ames announced recently the date for the upcoming season’s NorCal versus SoCal California State Cyclocross Championships – 7 December 2014. The event moves forward by a month over its previous January runnings. The fifth such State Cyclocross Championships goes again at Hart Park in Bakersfield and forms the...

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    Thumbs, Tongues, and Twinkles

    by  • May 20, 2014 • too random, womyn on weels

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    Maripose, v. /mah’ree’pôs/ To pose for a photograph, strictly at the Mariposa Women’s Stage Race. Etymology: American-English, circa 2013 British and American scientists are conducting research into the activity of Mariposing. The pursuit first appeared in the Far Western United States during its namesake bicycle event, the Mariposa Women’s Stage Race. Historians are want...

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