• Van Houweling Sets Records With 45,637m Hour

    by  • February 26, 2015

    Yesterday evening, in the high and fast Bicentennial Velodrome of Aguascalientes, Mexico, Molly Van Houweling (Metromint Cycling p/b The Freewheel) rode 45,637m in an hour.  This ride established new elite US and Pan-American hour records.  It also qualified as a new UCI Master’s Hour Best Performance in the (40-44) category. MVH was about 34 seconds behind...

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    Sprinter’s Delight At Still Snelling

    by  • February 25, 2015

    A massive and talented peloton filled the road from curb to curb this year. (Photo: Alex Chiu - http://acaurora.smugmug.com)

    The almond orchards surrounding Snelling had reached their peak bloom of white snowy flowers and they had already begun a bizarre early push of the upcoming year’s leaves. A dull grey blanket of clouds hung low overhead. The air was cool and the countryside was still. Carpets of mist hovered on the cattle pastures...

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    Chico Stage Race Has Kit – #chicostagerace

    by  • February 24, 2015

    Chico Stage Race Jerseys

    The Chico Stage Race has been growing every year and is slotting into the big hole left by the demise of our beloved Merco SR.  We are even getting press releases and photos which is kinda NRC-ish. According to the race’s twitter feed, check it at @ChicoStageRace, the Men’s Pro 1/2 field has sold out. I...

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    Van Houweling in Aguascalientes for Hour Attempt (Updated Date and Time)

    by  • February 22, 2015

    NorCal’s Molly Van Houweling is in Aguascalientes, Mexico, with plans to make an Hour Record attempt this coming Wednesday, February 25th.   She will start her attempt between 5:30 and 6:30 PM local time (between 3:30 and 4:30 Pacific).   She had been planning to make her attempt this evening, but changed the timing to accommodate the refinishing...

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    The Other California Classics: Gravel

    by  • February 19, 2015

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    With the simmer down of cyclocross season in late January, the other season of dirt racing is here to run concurrently to the spring road season. Gravel races, long mix-terrain affairs, are now numerous enough in Northern California to be referenced as its own dedicated discipline with plenty of event choices. The season kicked...

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    If I Were A Betting Man: Euro Spring Classic Odds

    by  • February 15, 2015

    As a race promoter at Hellyer Velodrome I hoped to one day set up chalk board and take bets on the madison, keirin and points races. What could drum up more interest in track racing than gambling like they do in Japan? I was inspired by attending the Gold Cup when I lived in Virginia, and early bets...

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    Roster: VuMedi Cycling Team Cultivates New Talent for 2015

    by  • February 14, 2015

    VuMedi returns in 2015 with new talent and new mentors to accelerate development, most notably, Kirk Carlsen. Photo: Alex Chiu (acaurora.smugmug.com)

    Editor’s Note: In 2014, VuMedi was a young inexperienced team which introduced a number of new faces to the races of NorCal. Over the course of the season, the squad gradually gained a foothold in the peloton, culminating with Garrett Hankins victory at Giro SF. In 2015, the team has brought on a group...

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