• opinionate

    NorCal Cyclocrossers Reflect on Nationals

    by  • January 23, 2015 • cx, opinionate

    In spite of callup procedures in place for the Cyclocross National Championship events that disfavor Northern California resident racers with access to few local USAC sanctioned races, our region was well-represented at the 2015 iteration earlier this month in Austin, Texas. NCNCA regulars graced nearly every category, from age groups to non-championship events, singlespeed,...

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    Come to Wisconsin, We Can Party

    by  • May 21, 2013 • advert, Crit, opinionate

    Tour of America's Dairyland

    Tour of America’s Dairyland contacted us in the spring about advertising on the site and I got really excited. First off they are big, high quality race, and wanted to draw racers from Northern California to their event. Second, I now live in Wisconsin, it’s a long sad story, so I get to wax...

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    Op-Ed: Amgen TOC Women’s TT

    by  • March 20, 2013 • opinionate

    The Amgen TOC Women’s Invitation TT always seems to split the community on whether it is a good project or misguided one.  On one hand it brings much needed publicity and crowds to see a women’s event.  On the other hand it’s a paltry bone thrown to women riders striving for equality.  I asked...

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    Alternative Media Options on Oprah Day

    by  • January 17, 2013 • opinionate, womyn on weels

    It’s not all about the bike people!  You have options. I can’t stomach seeing another story about Oprah in any of my social media or news feeds so here are some alternative listening & viewing choices that have nothing to do with Oprah.  Since Howard Stern isn’t doing the interviewing I will probably sit...

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    Boxing Day In NorCal: Roster Rumors & Opinions

    by  • December 26, 2012 • norcal scene, opinionate, teams

    I tend to get inexplicably pissed when people (read social media/PR hacks) don’t send me their rosters when they send them to the “real press.”  It totally feeds a small man’s inferiority complex I have going.  It’s gotten me all annoyed, antsy, and belligerent, which should lead to amusing ramblings for you all. Mike’s Bikes:...

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    Women’s Professional Cycling Movement

    by  • November 30, 2012 • opinionate, too random, womyn on weels

    Making a mark in history requires a catalyst.  It requires a pivotal moment where there is an interruption of the norm. I think of it as  a”shuffling of the feathers.”  You could feel the changes in women’s cycling  this year at the Olympics.   The perception of women’s professional cycling shifted  from  being seen as a...

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    Message from a fan…

    by  • October 17, 2012 • opinionate, too random

    I feel partly responsible. Everyone that knows me, knows I am a huge pro cycling fan.  I wake up at the crack of dawn and post links to European races on Facebook so that every friend of mine can share in the excitement.  It’s an amazing sport and exciting to watch, especially so, if...

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