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    Black Ice, Damn Ams, and a Flouted Ban… The 2013 Old Caz Grasshopper

    by  • January 23, 2013 • cx, norcal scene, race coverage

    Phil Mooney experiencing the hilarity and carnage of the Austin Creek crossing.  Photo credit: Rob Cook

    The Grasshopper is NorCal’s most unruly, truly epic, but somehow well-organized ride.  It is based in Sonoma County every winter, taking place along obscure backroads, decrepit dirt routes, and steep lung-torching climbs.  The race is 15 years old in 2013, but every year, it attracts mountain bikers, cyclocrossers, and roadies for a character building...

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