• race coverage

    June starts

    by  • June 9, 2010 • norcal scene, race coverage • 0 Comments

    Mt Hood Cycling Classic Molly Van Houweling has gotten the big GC win we all knew she had building in her legs for the 2010 season. MVH won the opening TT down in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun … but sprint bonuses bumped her off the podium. Mt Hood, however, is a race all...

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    Open Letter to Rand – See You @Hellyer

    by  • June 7, 2010 • race coverage • 6 Comments

    Authors Note: I don’t normally like to get involved in personal disputes but i felt the Hellyer name should be tossed around with more gravitas.  I know Newell is working on a rebuttal, i just couldn’t wait long enough.  Remember TVC is Friday, June 11-Saturday, June 12, 6 PM till close, at Hellyer Velodrome...

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    Pros and Cons

    by  • May 11, 2010 • norcal scene, race coverage • 3 Comments

    Berkeley Hills … savagery unleashed I have a deep and sin filled love/hate relationship with the Berkeley Hills road race course.  I loathe the traffic that rumbles around the roads and have a dread fear that somebody’s doing to get plowed on it one day … but, I love the shortly brutal climbs, rolling...

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    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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    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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    Madera Mayhem continued …

    by  • March 18, 2010 • opinionate, race coverage • 4 Comments

    Women’s Racing … stories and dropkicks I’ll say it straight off the bat – I am not a fan of having multiple fields on criterium courses.  It’s unsafe, it impedes the quality of racing, and it causes scoring nightmares for the officials.  However, one could argue that racing multiple fields on a crit course...

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