• norcal scene

    monday blather…

    by  • April 19, 2010 • norcal scene, race coverage • 4 Comments

    Wente RR and Crit next weekend Wente is a funny weekend … in NorCal, the Livermore classics signal a long California spring of racing beginning to phase out,  while the early left coast onset of summer rises like a hot sun.  Come late July and August … this part of the world is almost...

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    Weekend remembers

    by  • April 7, 2010 • norcal scene • 1 Comment

    TIBCO goodies for sale Saturday ~ April 10th from 9am to 1pm Los Altos, 1577 Fairway Drive … take advantage of some incredible deals on equipment, clothing, wheels & bikes … hell, all things cycling. The TIBCO professional team will be making room for their 2010 stock, so if you’re not racing until the...

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    Copperopolis delivers

    by  • April 5, 2010 • norcal scene, race coverage, womyn on weels • 9 Comments

    Locals shine under chilly, thundery skies It seems there’s rarely an edition of Copper that doesn’t have a few majestic professionals taking part to prep themselves for later season grandeur by storming the training log with gear-wrenching climbs, windswept pursuits, and frame jarring descents.  From li’Levi getting ready for L’Tour to big Jacques-Maynes stomping...

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    helluva lot to talk about…

    by  • March 29, 2010 • norcal scene • 8 Comments

    The day is heavy with news Jeremy Regalado was killed Sunday in a freak electrical accident while setting up for Sunday’s Velopromo race.  Many of you will have taken a neutral bottle feed from this fine young man over the last couple years – his generous hand reaching out, a sunburned face from long...

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    Merco … let the games begin

    by  • March 4, 2010 • norcal scene, opinionate • 1,609 Comments

    Merco Crit … the real show True enough, i’ve had a few bucketloads of fun out on the Merco RR course over the years … but, it’s not the show, it’s not the high-stakes gamblefest and crowd pleasing hammerthrows offered by the downtown criterium. This year’s edition of the Merco Downtown Grand Prix looks...

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    Jim Rogers & distracted drivers

    by  • March 4, 2010 • norcal scene • 8 Comments

    You may have heard that NorCal lost a legend earlier this year. Jim Rogers of Nevada County was hit and killed on January 31, 2010 by a driver who was allegedly talking on her cell phone. According to witnesses she was driving erratically before running Jim down as he rode on the shoulder of...

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    Tell VeloNews you like it!

    by  • March 1, 2010 • norcal scene, race coverage • 2 Comments

    Shelley Evans wins NZ … and we heard about it! With a crushing display in the criterium finale of the Tour of New Zealand, Shelley Evans put an exclamation mark on her ability to win while marked and under pressure.  Both Cyclingnews and Velonews have been covering the race, but if you’ve got an...

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