• spring classic

    Paskenta: The Movie

    by  • February 6, 2015 • race coverage, spring classic

    Paskenta is one of those races that holds a firm place in my psyche.  In my imagination it is the purest form of bike racing. A guy shows up at one end of town, a couple hundred cyclists find him, they agree on a route, and then the magic happens. They simultaneously start hammering. No starting...

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    Merco Cycling Classic Men’s Stages 3 and 4

    by  • March 5, 2013 • race coverage, spring classic

    The amazing setting at the Hilltop Ranch Road Race.

    The McDonalds Downtown Grand Prix was a fast bott-dot-dodging multi-corner criterium situated right beneath the shadow of the tall white mission-style spire of Merced town hall. The famous voice of Dave Towle boomed over the speakers as initial attacks provided a dangerous breakaway for Bissell, which sought to protect the overall leader of Merco, Phil “The...

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