• 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

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    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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    Burlingame Crit: Ryan’s Ride

    by  • June 14, 2014

    Phuas Annual Letter In our own family, it is that time of the year when we begin to reflect on the year and write the annual letter as our 11th Annual Ryan’s Ride is quickly approaching on Sunday, June 22nd in downtown Burlingame.  Read More Ryan’s Ride Event Detail As part of the 28th Burlingame Criterium,...

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    An Interview With Katie Hall

    by  • June 13, 2014

    Hall ascends the brutal pitch of the Kent Street hill during her solo breakaway at the USA Pro Nationals road race. Photo credit Jono Devich.

    Coming quickly through the ranks of the local road racing scene and into prominence last year, first-year professional road racer Katie Hall thrilled NorCal bike racing afficionados who spectated the women’s Pro National Championship road race on May 26th. Her move to solo away from the field on the Lookout Mountain climb and then...

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    Strongest Win In Pescadero Coastal Classic

    by  • June 11, 2014

    Stage Road - Pescadero Coastal Classic.  Photo: http://www.chainreactionblogs.com

    Fog licked the coast, creeping up to the edge of the Santa Cruz mountains and blanketing the start of the 2014 Pescadero Road Race at the local high school.  Adjacent from the school, neck-high yellow flowers were in full bloom, underscoring the location’s importance for flower-growing agriculture.  Marshals efficiently parked arriving racers – a...

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    Keeping Up With Jim Turner

    by  • June 10, 2014

    With Dave Maminski at Hellyer Velodrome San Jose CA.

    By Matt Beebe Author: Matt Beebe is a former IDEO designer and has been working with mobile devices for several years. Before becoming an insanely proud father, Matt was an avid racer, and specialized in time trials. These days Matt races cyclocross and is a founding team member of several start ups. It’s hard...

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