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    Suisun Harbor Criterium – Cal Cup Continues

    by  • August 13, 2013 • Cal Cup, Crit, race coverage

    Lina Martensson (Metromint Cycling) holds a considerable gap for several laps halfway into the women's 1/2/3 field.

    Dunnigan Hills reportage from the day prior is being assembled.  Alex Chiu and Chris Harland-Dunaway collaborated on this report. The breezy streets of downtown Suisun City adjacent to the small local harbor were filled with bike racers for the annual Suisun Harbor Criterium on Sunday.  The course is exceedingly small, perhaps the smallest in...

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    Tilting Windmills Part II: Men P/1/2

    by  • August 7, 2013 • race coverage

    CHD wins at Patterson Photo by Alex Chiu

      Patterson Pass is a deceptive course.  Trees are almost completely absent, except for some cottonwoods along the sporadic arroyos and a small copse of Eucalyptus inside the hairpin turn climbing up Flynn Rd.  The vast yellow rolling hills are almost an optical illusion.  If it were not for the spinning windmills covering the...

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    Warnerville Begins 2013 Cal Cup

    by  • August 4, 2013 • Cal Cup, norcal scene, race coverage

    _MG35240 WarnervilleTT

    Warnerville Time Trial 2013 Cal Cup 4 August 2013 Velo Promo’s 2013 running of its Cal Cup began Saturday morning with the Warnerville Time Trial. Still conditions and warm temperatures were on hand for the 20-mile, out-and-back course in the pastoral golden hills west of Yosemite. Late entrant but last year’s Cal Cup winner,...

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    A Great American Pastime

    by  • July 24, 2013 • race coverage, womyn on weels

    Berkeley Bicycle Club Criterium – Women’s Race 21 July 2013 Photos by Yao Saetern Criteriums are like American football. They’re spectator-friendly, they cause more concussions than most sporting events do, and Europeans think they’re weird and a waste of time. NorCal spends every July celebrating this quintessentially American pastime, even as the rest of...

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    Big Trouble in Little City

    by  • July 23, 2013 • race coverage

    minden-sign

    Situated between the towering peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the endless high deserts of Nevada to the west, is Minden, Nevada, and Woodfords, California; the host towns for the trans-state cycling affair, the Little City Stage Race.  Racing took place over 2 days, alternating the men and women in a 10 mile,...

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