• norcal scene

    My Friend Allen Brumm

    by  • September 30, 2015 • norcal scene, rider

    Allen Brumm was hit by a car and killed on Sunday. I arrived home from watching the World Championships in Richmond and called a friend to talk about the race. He told me about Allen. First there were the words. I heard them and my first experience was “That cannot be right.” Allen was...

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    Mariposa Women Underway at Basso Bridge

    by  • May 15, 2015 • norcal scene, race coverage


    15 May 2015 With the Women’s Tour of California complete, it is time for another unique competition and the 18th Mariposa Women’s Stage Race. Forty staunch and committed women started today’s first stage: the Basso Bridge Time Trial. The forecasted threat of thunder with a slight chance of rain never materialized; the day saw...

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    The Other California Classics: Gravel

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

    wide angle ranch road

    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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