Wednesday, October 2, 2013


So much stupendous Cyclocross action that went off in Northern California this past weekend!

Race Cyclocross...

Let the racing begin...

Saturday's CCCX Series set the stage for the explosion of the gigantic 
Bay Area Super Prestige event on Sunday.  

Henry Kramer(Cal. Giant Inc. Specialized) undefeated in 2013...

So many stars of Nor-Cal Cyclocross hit the race tracks this past weekend.  All starting to ramp up their speed and drill their moves that make Cross such a spectator friendly sport.  

Cyclcross in the NCNCA = Good Times!

Rachael Lloyd(DFL) in action...

Awesome to see Rachel Lloyd back in the start grid and racing Cyclocross again.  
Rachael could be considered the greatest female Cyclocross racer from Nor-Cal ever!  
Lloyd raced over seas in the major leagues of Cyclocross and was a serious player in the UCI World Cup races.  Constantly being on the front of the Euro World Cup races is something no one from Nor-Cal has really accomplished for a season, yet Rachael Lloyd did this!  

Masters World Champion Karen Brems(Rambuski Law) on the top step of the podium yet again...

Karen Brems finished only 10 seconds behind Lloyd at the BASP race Sunday after 
dominating the CCCX Series race Saturday.  
Seeing Brems & Llyod going at it in the sport of Cyclocross in Nor-Cal is 
pay-per-view type of action!

Phil Roberts(Cycles FANATIC) in the moment...

Nor-Cal's best...?? 
Andy Jacques-Maynes is one of the very best Cross racers ever from Nor-Cal. This is fact...

Nor-Cal's best...?? 
Ben Jacques-Maynes is one of America's best all-round cyclists.  This is fact...

Both AJM & BJM won Elite races over the weekend.  
Having Andy Jacques-Maynes(Ibis/ and 
Ben Jacques-Maynes(Jamis CX) racing 
in Nor-Cal raises our regions level in a very big way!  
So much speed, style and skill they bring to the game.  

The CCCX Series continues to throw out some amazing courses.  
CCCX has one more race this coming Sunday October 6th at Toro Park and the route is going to be a classic with some new additions to the Toro Park front course.  
Then the CCCX Series takes a break until December 15 due to a busy 
Nor-Cal Cross racing Calendar.  
Other great Nor-Cal races will fill the weekend racing drama.
Then in December CCCX will go again when other events shy away from 
true Cyclocross weather and conditions!
Bring on rain, wind and mud please...

On your mark... get set... GO!

The Bay Area Super Prestige on Sunday was all good!  

Fantastic to see a large group of riders who have been active in the early season races 
make the awards podium at the BASP race.  
Active racing leads to fit riders with the deepest reserves.  

Such a tremendous scene the Bay Area Super Prestige races produce!  

Maddie Ortenblad(Bear Development) goes aggro at BASP...

Over the years the BASP has made some great decisions to highlight fun racing and move away from over crowded courses.  

Tanya Grossman(Los Gatos) fresh off a successful Road season and back on the bike for Cross...

Tom & Alec Simpson are such great guys, and they work hard on trying to host big epic 
Cross races with a family & friends atmosphere.  

Fashionable and smooth in action, Tom Simpson let's the Women Elite racers know they rock...

This goal is slowly being accomplished.  
The super great Nor-Cal race crowd is learning the best part of Cyclocross 
quite possibly just might be keeping the racing fun & fast!

Ride On!

David Allen(Mikes Bikes) a true bike racer...

The "Beach" section at Saturday's CCCX race made for good television...

Alan Coats(Cal. Giant Inc./Specialized) is back in the ring for 2013 Cyclocross...

Specialized Bikes does Cyclocross in Nor-Cal and beyond- Sean Estes going lefty style...

Emily Kachorek((#GhetoMoto) is one of the NCNCA's fastest Elite Women racers...

3 to go- days... until the next weekend of racing!  
Murphy Mack's Nor-Cal CX Series in San Jose on Saturday and 
CCCX Series at Toro Park on Sunday...