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    Reeder and Van Houweling Masters TT World Champs

    by  • August 26, 2012 • too random

    The 2012 Master’s World Time Trial Championships was contested on a never-flat 25k loop through sugarcane fields outside of Wartburg, South Africa than included over 1000 feet of climbing.  The course rises for about 10k to a high point at the end of the first leg.  On race day a constant headwind blew down...

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    2012 W,1,2,3 Leesville Gap Road Race: Justice is Served

    by  • July 2, 2012 • too random

    For the uninitiated, a little background on this race course is necessary.   Copperopolis—because of where it falls on the calendar, its ear-catching name and its bumpy roads—has a reputation for being the Nor Cal answer to Roubaix.  The middle third of Leesville Gap deserves the reputation Copperopolis has and then some.   Leesville’s roads are...

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    Thornquist Conquers Haskins Hill

    by  • June 24, 2012 • womyn on weels

    Fifteen women lined up for the 2012 Pescadero Road Race.   The racing got off to a quick start under sunny skies when Joanna Bechtel (Metromint) initiated a four rider break a kilometer prior to the first Stage Road prime sprint of the day.  Emily Thuston (Touchstone) slipped into this group, and took the sprint.   Although...

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    Mt. Hamilton Women’s P,1,2,3 Report

    by  • May 28, 2012 • womyn on weels

    Cool and overcast weather greeted the 40 (or so) women who lined up for the 2012 Mt. Hamilton Classic.   This year, the unique point-to-point NorCal testpiece also served as the NCNCA District RR Championship, and as a qualifier for the Nature Valley Pro Chase.   As a result, it pitted some familiar in-district hardwomen against a few out-of-district unknows. For...

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    Wente W Pro,1,2

    by  • April 28, 2012 • womyn on weels

      Roughly 20 women lined up for the start of the Wente Pro,1,2 Road Race, including the NOW/Novarits duo of Beth Newell and Devon Gorry, Team Exergy 2012 powerhouse Alison Tetrick, 4 riders from Stevens p/b Pactimo, and  5  riders from Metromint. In the lead-in to the first of 5 times up the hill, Amanda Seigle of Metromint (aka Energizer...

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    More on W,P,1,2 Madera

    by  • March 12, 2012 • too random

    Women’s Pro,1,2 Madera TT and Road Race Report. The 2012 Madera TT was won by Alison Tetrick (Exergy), coming back from many months out of mass start competition for the Madera SR.   The layoff did not stop her from setting a new women’s course record of 22:42, easily dispatching her old record of 23:11 set...

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    W123 Pesky Pedaling

    by  • June 18, 2011 • race coverage, womyn on weels • 2 Comments

    It started with a bang for the hosting Webcor/SportVelo women, with Jane Wolcott taking the first prime and holding the field off over the first bump in Stage road.   The first descent dropped a rider or two, and then the climb over the next bump dropped one more. The grind up 84 commenced and...

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    Mt. Hamilton W1,2 ups and downs

    by  • May 30, 2011 • race coverage, too random • 0 Comments

    The at least 40 strong women’s field started hard at Mt. Hamilton. Attacks and counterattacks began about halfway up the first pitch of the climb. Jane Despas (Yahoo) started things off to stretch her legs.  Alison Starnes (PB2012) and Flavia Oliveria (Wells Fargo) quicky responded and got a good gap (~1min) on the much reduced...

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