Bicycle historian, and cycling author Jim Langley has a very long standing & personal history with Northern California Cyclocross. Langley is a former Bicycling Magazine technical editor, who has a passion for riding bicycles as well as a passion for writing about bicycles.
Langley recently put together a superior review of classic Santa Cruz Cyclocross. Plus some detailed history from the early exploits and perils of the
I highly recommend taking a moment to read Jim Langley's excellent page on "Classic Cross" from the early days of Santa Cruz Cyclocross Racing.