• norcal scene

    Collegiate Crushers: The Animal House

    by  • March 13, 2014 • norcal scene, race coverage

    Welcome to the best racing you have never seen.  Photo by UCLA Cycling

    True, collegiate is a remarkable breeding ground for select riders to go on and become accomplished professionals, but mostly it is about fun.  The atmosphere at collegiate races is indisputably jovial and oftentimes hilarious, with die-hards chasing cookie primes as though it were equivalent to a race win, burrito feeds in road races, and...

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    Mike’s Bikes p/b Equator Dominate Men’s Season Openers, A Rookie and Sage Riders Win the Women’s

    by  • February 14, 2014 • Crit, norcal scene, race coverage

    An exciting win in the rain for Riekert after a suspenseful duel with Adrian Costa.  Photo Cred: Mike's Bikes p/b Equator

    CAL AGGIE CRIT Women’s P/1/2/3 Cal-Aggie Crit at Land Park, Sacramento took place in unusually balmy January weather and in the midst of a severe drought.  Folsom Bike p/b Cervelo set an aggressive tone early in the day, sending Diane Moug up the road on lap 3 with Rio Strada’s Breezer Hill.  Moug and...

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    Getting 2014 Started

    by  • February 11, 2014 • norcal scene

    almonds Merco RR

    Last year was pretty good for #nccn. We ran a bunch of stories, we produced a bunch of podcasts, and we even managed to pay off some contributors.  We paid them badly, but we paid them. With a lot of help from folks like Tim Westmore, Chris Harland-Dunaway, Alex Chiu, Flandria, Lisa Mueller, Drew...

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    Bicycles Plus Winter Criterium

    by  • February 11, 2014 • Crit, norcal scene, race coverage

    Yuko Gee (MetroMint Cycling) and other women pedal through the puddles of the corners in the women's 3/4 field.

    After one of the driest winters to date for California, Mother Nature decided to end our drought with an epic weekend of torrential rain and wind. Despite the damp conditions, the races carried on, including the Bicycles Plus Winter Criterium held in Folsom, California. Athletes raced their hearts out despite being soaked to the...

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