• ‘Murica, The Tour, and Optimal Cadence

    by  • July 1, 2014


    There’s nothing quite like celebrating ‘Murica, pounding hot dogs, and enjoying three weeks of the Tour de France.  July is the real “most wonderful time of the year” during which the greatest bike racers on the planet battle over the most storied tarmac in our sport.  For nearly 100 years the discussion over cycling cadence has...

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    Little City Stage Race and it’s Getting Bigger

    by  • June 25, 2014


    25 June 2014 The 2014 Little City Stage Race is now complete but has grown its footprint on the local road bicycle-racing scene. This year, with just 3 weeks notice, the event expanded to four stages over three days. Despite the late change and Friday racing, the registered numbers of participating racers was nominally...

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    Tetrick and Rossi Rule Little City’s Third Day

    by  • June 24, 2014


    24 June 2014 The last two stages from the Little City Stage Race played out this past Sunday with dominating performances, at the Diamond Valley Time Trial, and cagey racing at the Downtown Minden Criterium. In the end, the main protagonists for the omnium held their own; the prowess of Alison Tetrick (Twenty16) and...

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    Duel Dueling at Fernley

    by  • June 21, 2014


    21 June 2014 Both the Women’s P/1/2 and Men’s P/1/2 races had similar two-racer breakaway stories today, at the Fernley Circuit Race. The second day of The Little City Stage Race saw racing at the Fernley Speedway in Nevada. Temperatures were well into the eighties and the winds were something chronic – very gusty...

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    A Plague of Locusts: Signs of the Apocalypse at Little City

    by  • June 21, 2014

    A field nears the summit of one of two distinct hills featured in the course.

    Moderate heat, reasonably stout winds, and swarms of locusts greeted fields to stage one of the Little City Stage Race on Friday at the Diamond Valley Road Race course in Woodfords, California. Located near the Nevada border in sagebrush country, the roads featured beautiful views of the nearly Sierra Crest, but a surprise not...

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    Big Things at Little City

    by  • June 20, 2014


    20 June 2014 Bubba Melcher finally sees his hoped-for 3-day/4-stage race get underway with the Diamond Valley Road Race, the opener to this year’s Little City Stage Race. Warm weather, strong winds, a symbol of armageddon, and tough racing were the order of the day as Alison Tetrick (Twenty16) and Colin Joyce (Cal Giant)...

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    CXNC for Pilarcitos – Weekend Races for BASP

    by  • June 17, 2014

    17 June 2014 Tom Simpson and Pilarcitos received confirmation from USA Cycling that the 2014-15 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Calendar (CXNC) has a stop in San Francisco. After a 9-year absence, the GP Clark Natwick returns following its last appearance at Golden Gate Park, to run on 21 September 2014. This version’s venue is...

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