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    Black Ice, Damn Ams, and a Flouted Ban… The 2013 Old Caz Grasshopper

    by  • January 23, 2013 • cx, norcal scene, race coverage

    Phil Mooney experiencing the hilarity and carnage of the Austin Creek crossing.  Photo credit: Rob Cook

    The Grasshopper is NorCal’s most unruly, truly epic, but somehow well-organized ride.  It is based in Sonoma County every winter, taking place along obscure backroads, decrepit dirt routes, and steep lung-torching climbs.  The race is 15 years old in 2013, but every year, it attracts mountain bikers, cyclocrossers, and roadies for a character building...

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    NorCal Kills Socal in CX: 310 – 233

    by  • January 22, 2013 • cx

    Ed Note: It was a good day for NorCal down in Bakersfield.  Photos and Stories by Phil Beckman/PB Creative.  To buy a T Shirt Contact Sam Ames at <sam at teamactionsports dot com> JAN. 20, 2013, BAKERSFIELD, CA. By Phil Beckman/PB Creative  In terms of genuine Rivalries (with a capital R), this wasn’t exactly...

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    Queen Bee and the Super Drones

    by  • January 22, 2013 • cx

    The SuperBee’s left for Bakersfield early Saturday morn.  The piled up their bikes on top of an old sedan, fixed their dreadlocks and headed down south.  After scouting the course they all had one thought in their heads.  “Margarita Time!”  It was the first step in the shelacking NorCal gave SoCal this weekend at the...

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    2013 CX Nats Gossip: What’s the word on the street?

    by  • January 14, 2013 • cx

    I spent a lot of time trying to dig up gossip from riders and journalists at CX nationals in Wisconsin this week and all I kept hearing about were the Super Bees.  Super Bee this, Super Bee’s that.  Don’t miss the Super Bee’s at the NorCal vs Socal CX race on January 20th.  Here...

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    UPDATED: CX Nationals -Day 3: Myrah Wins 7th US Championship

    by  • January 11, 2013 • cx

    Don Myrah rode a conservative first lap to dial in the course before putting the hammer down to win the 45-49 age group category at US CX Nationals.  Myrah, who one four elite championships before retiring, is the current Masters World Champion in his age category, and despite gaining 10 lbs this year looks...

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    US CX Nationals Course Preview: There Will Be Mud

    by  • January 9, 2013 • cx

    As you all may, or may not know, I am currently  in Madison Wisconsin.  This helps me for things like pre-riding the nationals course.  I went out Monday and took some video, which was a pain in the ass to get online.  I blame Apple, YouTube, and nameless others who create software that confuses...

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    Super Bees CX Dream Team is Coming to Your Town SoCal Suckas

    by  • January 8, 2013 • cx, teams

    Creating a super star team of Cat 3 & 4 riders was WAY more exhausting than I had anticipated.  Their contract demands were endless.  Their demeanor unforgiving and cruel. Frankly this is a collection of the toughest, meanest, hardest, nastiest riders I have ever come across.  I left the negotiating table each day praying that they would...

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