• norcal scene

    The Other California Classics: Gravel

    by  • February 19, 2015 • norcal scene, too random

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    With the simmer down of cyclocross season in late January, the other season of dirt racing is here to run concurrently to the spring road season. Gravel races, long mix-terrain affairs, are now numerous enough in Northern California to be referenced as its own dedicated discipline with plenty of event choices. The season kicked...

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    Kirk Carlsen Retires from the Pro Peloton

    by  • February 11, 2015 • euroNews, interviews, norcal scene

    Kirk Carlsen has chosen to leave pro cycling behind. Here, he wins the KOM at Mt. Hamilton Road Race in 2014, where he ultimately placed 2nd. Photo by Alex Chiu (http://acaurora.smugmug.com)

    Kirk Carlsen has quietly retired from professional cycling, but it was not for lack of talent and determination. The former Jelly Belly rider was the subject of much speculation during the autumn transfer season.  In November, Jelly Belly announced its list of extensions and new signees, but Carlsen’s name was glaringly absent. With a number of...

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    USA Cycling Fails to Deliver Drug Tests

    by  • December 5, 2014 • norcal scene, too random

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    On December 15th, the NCNCA Board will convene to discuss budget appropriations for new year. The NCNCA usually allocates a substantial amount of money, approximately $5,000, for the successful mentorship of new riders. The rest of the money is put to a variety of different uses for the district. This year, the NCNCA will...

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    film de vélo ~ The Story of the Six-Day

    by  • November 24, 2014 • norcal scene

    Straight outta EastBay … —- The Six Day – Cycling’s Oldest Story <from IndieGogo crowdsourcing site> “Prepare yourself for racing like you’ve never seen before…” Be a part of a groundbreaking documentary detailing the struggle and triumph through an astonishing feat of endurance and skill – the Six Day Bike Race – one of the oldest,...

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    Year End Recap: Limitless Cycling Team

    by  • November 13, 2014 • interviews, norcal scene

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    It has been quite a year for the Limitless Cycling team. A newly developed team based in Folsom, California, the group continues into the 2015 year with more growth while retaining a majority of its original riders. Earlier this year, I caught up with the team during their team camp in Solvang to learn...

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    Sagebrush Omnium – Truckee Bike Park

    by  • October 7, 2014 • cx, norcal scene, race coverage

    7 October 2014 Stetson-Lee and McGovern Winners at the Sagebrush Omnium This past Sunday was another beautiful blue-sky, eighty-degree day for cyclocross as racers converged on the Truckee Bike Park and the second day for Sagebrush’s Omnium. The 2-mile course covered a variety of terrains including grass and pavement. Just as with the omnium’s...

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