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NorCal Nevada ‘Cross Continues Aplomb

11 November 2015

The season is hurtling full tilt toward the NorCal Nevada District Championships later this month at the Cal Fire Training Facility. After more than 2 months of racing, cyclocross in the region is starting to see the cream rise above the crop, particularly after BASP’s Sierra Point weekend. Even so, racing across all categories has been terrific and is boosted by good numbers for race-entries. The West Sac Cyclocross Grand Prix drew close to 400 riders after nearly 300 racers turned out at The Lobster Cup, this season’s early opener. The Sacramento Cyclocross Series has approached the 400 racer mark for nearly all of their five events and often sees more than 70 racers in the Women’s categories. Of course, BASP’s opener drew over 500 race-entries.

And from the youngest of Juniors, to the most tarnished of Cat C fodder, to the well burnished top category racer, excellent cyclocross and bike handling skills have been quite apparent.

Nate Thalhamer (Rad Racing) Smoothly Remounts

Nate Thalhamer (Rad Racing) Smoothly Remounts

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In-Brief: This Weekend’s Busy Calendar

Dan Foley Park to Host a Night Race

23 October 2015

Coming Soon
The upcoming weekend is busy with four events from across the region’s east to west span. Sagebrush CX rolls in on Saturday (24 October) with their at-altitude Truckee Bike Park venue. USAC points are available. To get the festivities off well, there is a free ‘cross clinic in the morning led by Dave Eastwood. Registration opens and the clinic begins at 9am with the first race underway at 10am. The course will include more grass should the frost stay away!

Also this Saturday, SuperPro CX returns to Dan Foley Park with the Vallejo Day Race. The course runs closer to Lake Chabot than last week’s night race but will clamber up long uphill sections. There is plenty of green along the course and, going by last Saturday’s event, some of that grass is spongy. Last year saw the course run through massive swaths of water but this year the forecast is dry and mostly sunny.

Vallejo Day Race at Dan Foley Park

Vallejo Day Race at Dan Foley Park

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Surf City Goes Four

Ortenblad Wins at Muddy Surf City

13 May 2015

Surf City Cyclo-X has dates for the upcoming 2015-16 season of cyclocross. There are four events beginning with the Halloween race on 25 October. Organizers have plans for a clinic on 24 October with possibly another for 26 September, depending upon demand.

Ortenblad Wins at Last Season's Fairgrounds Race

Ortenblad Wins at Season’s Fairgrounds Race

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Amuse Bouche for the NorCalNevada Calendar

Max Judelson Hopping the Maxwell Park Barriers

11 May 2015

At this point in the year, organizers and promoters continue to apply the glaze onto their 2015-16 racing calendars. Until more formal announcements and final calendars are laid out on the table, here is a selection of titbits to whet the appetite.

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Brems and Ortenblad Tame Surf City

26 October 2014

At it’s perennial Halloween Event, Ben Jacques-Maynes and Surf City Cyclo-X set out an exciting and testing course. The challenge was met as both Karen Brems (Team Rambuski Law) and Tobin Ortenblad (Cal Giant/Specialized) opened their accounts, in the three-race series, with wins at Aptos High School.

Brems Triumphs on a Challenging Surf City Course

Brems Triumphs on a Challenging Surf City Course

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