Monday, October 24, 2011


Giant Weekend Of Cross Racing Is Held Under Blistering Temperatures & Matched With
 Stinging Hot Racing In All Fields-
Men, Women, Masters, & Juniors.
Cross Is King In Nor-Cal!

CandleStick Point was back in the mix thanks to Tom & Alec Simpson's Bay Area Super Prestige events.  A super cool fly-over was introduced into the fray, and created some very memorable moments for both racers and spectators alike...

Blue sky & sunshine was the name of the game for Cyclocross races in all regions of the NCNCA over the weekend. 

Saturday it was the CCCX Series with near 90 degree temperatures in the Salinas Valley

Sunday the BASP Cyclocross stage was set(photo below) and used for hundreds of racers at CandleStick Point. 

Beautiful Condon Park in Grass Valley with its perfect dirt content and tree filled acreage hosted the Sacramento Series. 

Woodward Park in Fresno hosted the Homegrown Series on a very cool course with many twists, turns,and off camber sections, that favored technical skills.

  I can personally say, having raced at all of the above mentioned venues at one time or another over the years, that the racing action was full speed ahead and fun filled at each event over the weekend.

The photograph below shows the Women's Elite race getting the start gun at the Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross at CandleStick Point.  Full fields are the name of the game at the BASP races, and as you can view in the photo below the racing is elbow to elbow in all groups.  So enjoy the tight action as it really improves overall skill set and patients on the Cross bike.

Team Rambuski Law racer Devon Gory(pictured below)- was on fire under the scorching hot sun at CandleStick Point.  The reigning National Masters Cyclocross Champion put the hurt on the rest of the Elite Women's field on her way to a well deserved victory near the home of the
current first place S.F. 49ers. 

Red Racing's Cheryl Shwe(pictured below)- was one of the many division winners at the CCCX race held at Toro Park.  The race route at Toro Park proved to be brutal with a 17% pavement pitch that sent riders skyward and then into one of the best downhill sections of single track used for Cross in Nor-Cal.  It was pure pain up the hill followed by pure pleasure on the ripping descent.

Other female race winners at CCCX-Toro Park were:
Courtney Van Dimple- Team Rambuski Law- Elite Women
Janel Lodge- Bay101/HRS/Rock Lobster- 35+ Women
Misha Scovill- Cycles Fanatic- B Women
Daninique Vanleudries- Yeti Grassroots- C Women
Isabella Myrah- Jr. Women

Aaron Bradford(Bay101/HRS/Rock Lobster) is seen below on the top step of the CCCX #5 podium after putting an end to Andy Jacques-Maynes(Cal. Giant Inc/Specialized) winning streak that went for 7 races over the past two years.  The Men's Elite race at Toro park was a real firecracker, with lead changes happening nearly every lap. 
The NCNCA- USA Cycling California State Championships will be held this season December 4th at Toro Park. 
That event is sure to be a full on shootout in all divisions as Toro Park simply invites great Cross racing to go off for all who take part. 

Isabella Myrah(pictured below) on her way to victory at Toro Park.

Congratulations to Marja-Liisa Magnuson & Cody Kaiser on their Elite victories in Grass Valley.

Team Rambuski Law had quite the successful weekend with Elite Women's wins on Saturday at CCCX & Sunday at BASP.

Photo below- Courtney Van Dimpel in fight mode on her way to 1st place at Toro Park.