Sacramento Cyclocross opens it series at Harry Renfree Field on Saturday & the Central Coast Series ventures to a classic Toro Park course on Sunday!
Nor-Cal local & Masters National Cross Champion Alan Coats(Cal Giant/Specialized)- pictured below- owned the Masters racing this past weekend in San Dimas. Coats had a Sunday to remember down South riding to victories in the Masters 35+ and 45+ divisions!
Below is a super photo, as it shows two of the best Masters racers in America- Coats & Myrah(Ibis-Buy Cell.com) going elbow to elbow in full flight and not giving a inch at the very front of the race.
The Sacramento Series race #1 event will be hosted at Harry Renfree Field and Brian Joder and his staff are very eager to get Cross rolling in Sac. Town. The course looks to be very interesting. It appears as if there is number of long straights mixed in with some fun turns, and it should be a great time at the races! Full information about the event can be found here. This race #1 of Cross in the Capitol is being hosted by the great group at Mad Cat Bicycles. Racing starts at 9:30 with the C Men's division and Junior Men B group. The final race of the day is always a classic as the Single Speeders of Sac Town take center stage and close down the day with their one gear Cyclocross challenge.
The Central Coast Cyclocross Series will go off at Toro Park, on what will be a very epic Cross course. The route has been extended from years past to feature some incredible single track and double track trail sections. Grass riding will be added as well as some extra pavement, in what is sure to be one of the most memorable races of the season. Toro Park and their Rangers and Staff must be praised for recognising that some of the best racers in America will be competing in the Park, and they have allowed for extra trails to be used to make the course a true Cyclocross classic.
Conditions will still be on the dry and sandy side at most venues until rain hits the Nor-Cal region. Tire choice is always key in any circumstances, but loose, dry dirt requires an intelligent choice of tires and air pressure to maximize the performance of your Cyclocross machine. Shoe choice is equally as important, however the color of the shoe does not usually increase riders performance. Or does it....??