• Racing this Weekend

    by  • March 27, 2008 • 4 Comments

    It’s a chockfull of racing in the NorCal this weekend ~ Up in the Bay, there’s the Brisbane weekend.  It’s a weekend for those who like to go around in circles, that’s for sure.  Fast courses, fast fields … always aggressive, but tactical races. Down in the central valley will be the exclamation points...

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    yeah … thanks for that, coach

    by  • March 26, 2008 • 5 Comments

    Conversation ~ 20’something rider: “are you doing intervals?” vanderpoop: “yes, i hate myself” - – – Scene ~ the campus hill, exposed … but softly. warm breezes accompanying trees doing their windy waves and ocean vistas twinkling ‘hi’ at all the hikers passing above and below. bottom of the little hill, turning to start...

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    track is the new black

    by  • March 26, 2008 • 8 Comments

    well, it’s just fun ~ plain and simple. Larry Nolan ran a training session last nite that was pretty damn impressive. Next week it runs on the racing schedule … details always at ridethetrack.com ~ your one stop shopping place for track racing at the NorCal velodrome. – – – Going Local And so...

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    the most awesome post ever

    by  • March 25, 2008 • 12 Comments

    You try to keep things clinical when dealing with a crash. you want everyone cool, calm and collected and making good decisions. … and sometimes you’ve got to pick up your fallen friends. and if you can get a nice handful of it in the process, well hell’s bells, i’m not complaining.

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    be the arrow

    by  • March 24, 2008 • 32 Comments

    Copper0polis … 2008 Sitting at the finish line of Copper, i had a chance to speak with Hannah Banks of the Value Act Capital Team. We were discussing bike racing, i guess … but as we sat in the sun and riders passed by in sprints and spurts, our talk turned to more serious...

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    f’ing showoffs

    by  • March 22, 2008 • 13 Comments

    yeah … you’ve probably already heard BJM is on the cover of VsNewz. whoever made the decision on this cover shot of the americans deserves some ‘hey-hey …’ —– so, send them word that you approve. and that they should give me an expense acct to write about women for them. i mean, women...

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    you want inspiration?

    by  • March 20, 2008 • 12 Comments

    then … here you go. The trailer for a film … that must be seen. From NorCal Mtb High School Racing Leage Director Matt Fritzinger ~ The League plans to partner with the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (See borp.org) and put on our biggest film screening tour yet (10 cities this...

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