Monday, January 31, 2011


It was special to see a athlete who competes often in Nor-Cal Cross races achieve huge success at the 2011 Cyclocross World Championships held in
St Wendel, Germany.
Congratulations to Katrina Nash on her Bronze Medal in the Elite Women's Division!

Marianne Vos was a deserving Champion!

Zedneck Stybar defended his World Title in Germany on a very challenging course.  Here Stybar shows tremendous skill in hopping a key section of barriers, putting distance between himself and the chasers.

King of the Cross World!

I must say it was awesome to see a course used that had riders freaking out about it's difficulty.  Watching the racing was quite the show as crashes and control issues plagued even the best technical riders in the groups.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Thank you to all the Race Photographers who worked so diligently at Nor-Cal's Cyclocross races 2010 to highlight the athletes on course.  Northern California's dedicated paparazzi took great care in capturing the pain, suffering, determination,  drive, joy, and exuberance displayed in the heat of competition.

Tim Westmore's Surf City Final Photos Here.

Monday, January 24, 2011


It Was Quite The Awesome Weekend For Cyclocross Racing!

Surf City Series & Sacramento Series Deliver Outstanding Final Events For 2010-11 NCNCA Cross.

Race Photos Coming Tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Congratulations to all the outstanding division champions at the Central Coast Series!

Please Watch The Women Of CCCX Cyclocross Video- Women Cyclist's Rock!

Northern California Cross Racers Purge Podium Positions At Inaugural Nor.-Cal / So. Cal Challenge In Bakersfield.

Josh Snead making it rain as he thrills the crowd while disco dancing his way to the Men's Elite win...

Josh Snead(Bay101/HRS/Rock Lobster),
Emily Thurston(3rd Rail/Missing Link), and
Mark Howland(Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster) make
Nor-Cal proud with spectacular division wins at Sunday's North vs. South State Championship event!

 Emily Thurston was on fire in Bakersfield and ruled the Elite Women's race from start to finish.  Sharing the podium with Thurston was Nor-Cal racer Ellen Sherrill (Davis Bike Club)...

Mark Howland claimed the CCCX Overall Series title in the Masters 45+ "A" division on Saturday, then backed that up with first place in Bakersfield on Sunday...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Congratulations to race winners at Saturday's CCCX Series Final near Monterey.

ELITE WOMEN- Gina Hall- Cal Giant/Specialized
ELITE MEN- Scott Chapin- Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster 
B WOMEN- Lindsey Collins- Another Bike Shop
MASTER WOMEN 35+- Amy Goldstein- Bicycle Trip/Symantec
MASTER WOMEN 45+- Yvonne Walbroehl- Pen Velo/Pomodoro
WOMEN'S C- Monica Harris- FUNSPORT Bikes Cycling Team
SINGLE SPEED A- Ceser Chavez-
MASTER MEN 35+ A- Anastasio Flores- Cal Giant/Specialized
MASTER MEN 45+ A- Gannon Myall- Cal Giant/Specialized
B MEN- Sean White- VERVE Coffee/Family Cycling Center
MASTER MEN 35+ B- Menko Johnson- Penninsula Velo
MASTER MEN 45+ B- Steve Anderson- Team Roaring Mouse
MASTER MEN 55+- George Smith- Webcor/Alto Velo
SINGLE SPEED B- Ric Rodriguez- Fremont
C MEN- Giles Healy- Salinas
JR. MEN 15-18- Ryan Stevens- SCJCC/Bike Trip
JR MEN 10-14- Chance Turner- SCJCC/Bike Trip
JUNIOR WOMEN- Emily Cerna- Cowboy racing

Final CCCX Series Points To Be Posted Tomorrow.

Tomorrow Full Report From Bakersfield's North/South State Championship Challenge.

Where Nor-Cal Racers...
Emily Thurston(3rd Rail/Missing Link)
Josh Snead(Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster)
earned high honors on the day with powerful Elite division wins!

Thursday, January 13, 2011



The CCCX Series final race will take place Saturday in Ft. Ord, near Monterey.  The Last race of the Central Coast Series is always a fun day at the races.  It appears there will be awesome weather to get in some final Cross activity this season, so get out there and race! 

The ground in Ft. Ord should be tacky & mostly hard packed.  Traction should reign supreme with a grippy theme to the dirt content. 

The Surf City Series & Sacramento Series finals are the following weekend & they bring a close to the Cross racing for 2010-11. 

Now is time to get out there and race, because after next weekend Cyclocross in Nor-Cal will go into hibernation for far too long!

Also, this Sunday is Bakersfield's North/South Challenge.  Northern California needs representation at this race!  Hart Park will host the competition and a great time is sure to be had by all.  I highly recommend Nor.-Cal Cyclocross enthusiasts make the trip to Bakersfield and show So.-Cal who is boss in Cyclocross!

The North/South Challenge is USA Cycling's State Championship event for Cyclocross and the region with the most points between Nor.-Cal & So.-Cal will earn bragging rights and a huge trophy signifying their dominance of California Cyclocross racing.  I very much hope our region's riders represent in Bakersfield!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Congratulations To All Surf City Series Division Winners At Harbor High This Past Sunday!  Cyclocross Racing Rules In Nor-Cal & The Surf City Action Is Good Times For All...

Bully on campus.  Andy Jacques-Mayens(Bissell) school's the rest at Harbor High.

Category A Men- Andy Jacques-Maynes- Bissell
Category A Women- Meredith Miller- Cal Giant Inc.
Single Speed- Chas Christiansen
Category B Women- Lindsey Collins- ABS
Category C Women- Sarah Harling- Sheila Moon
Jr. Women 18 & Under- Maddie Ortenblad- Bicycle Trip
Master Women 35+- Janel Lodge- Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster
Master Women 45+- Lillisan Pfulke- US Metro Transport
Master Men 35+ A- Don Myrah- Buy Cell/Ibis
Master Men 45+ A- Kevin Merrigan- Team Rambuski Law
Category B Men- Doss Barnes
Master Men 35+ B- Joshua Pizzica- Third Pillar
Master Men 45+ B- Max Tompson- Missing Link/3rd Rail
Master Men 55+- John Brown- Family Cycling Center
Master Men 65+- Richard Montgomery- Cal Hoops
Category C Men- Samuel Cerruti
Jr. Men 13 & Under- Ryan Chaney- Roaring Mouse
Jr. Men 18 & Under- Chase Cummings- Bicycle Trip

Meredith Miller will be representing the USA at Cyclocross World's!  Miller tuned her game at Harbor High...

Karen Brems(Team Rambuski Law) 2nd place Elite Women...

Josie Jacques-Maynes(Cal Giant Inc.) 3rd place Elite Women...

National Masters Champion Don Myrah...

The daughter of Mr. Myrah- Isabella Myrah(Buy Cell/Ibis) full flight up the running section...

Junior Women District Champion superstar Maddie Ortenblad...

Freewheel flyer Cameron Falconer...

San Francisco Cross racer Uri Friedman(Chica Sexy)...