Thursday, August 13, 2009

Josh Snead- Nor-Cal's #1 Cross Racer In 2008

The 2008 Cyclocross season was a break out year for Team HRS/Rock Lobster's Josh Snead. For many years Snead has been one of the fastest Elite riders in Northern California. However Snead could not crack the code of dominance put forth by Cal Giant sponsored riders such as Justin Robinson, and the Jacques-Maynes brothers Ben & Andy. In 2008 things were different. Snead lit up the front of the Elite division time and time again, breaking down Nor-Cal's best Elite riders and solidifying himself as the top gun of NCNCA Cross for the 2008 racing season...



The talented Rock Lobster sponsored rider ended his year with a stylish wheelie and overall title's at the CCCX Series and the Bay Area Super Prestige Series- two of Nor-Cal's hardest series to win.....
Snead shown here pulling Justin Robinson, posted numerous race wins in 2008 and proved time and time again he was the most consistent Elite rider in Nor-Cal during the entire season....
Snead knows that to beat the best he had to master all aspects of Cyclocross. Whether it be bunny-hopping, getting on and off the bike at speed, running over obstacles and up hills, or throwing down power on course. Snead put it all together in 2008 and should be a force again in 2009....


The Elite division of Northern California Cross has produced some of the fastest racers in all of America. Names like Daryl Price, Don Myrah, Justin Robinson, Damon Kluck, and Andy & Ben Jacques-Maynes have graced the front of the NCNCA Elite division over the past 15 years.

Josh Snead added his name to the list of Nor-Cal's pure dominating riders during the 2008 race season. Snead used fitness and fight to bring the action directly to the other fast men of Northern California. Week in and week out Snead produced outstanding rides and left other riders gasping for air in his wake. His Rock Lobster Team was equally as dominate and this in-house strength surely aided Snead's cause during the past race season. I suspect Snead's game will only improve in the future as tasting success usually leads to more of the same in Cycle racing. And for 2008 Josh Snead tasted the most success and was NCNCA's most outstanding male Cyclocross racer.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very delicious post. Snead is one bad ass in cyclo-cross.

8/13/09, 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah that boy is fast, but Cal Giant is going to have some surprises in store for him.

Young Gun

8/17/09, 10:17 PM  
Blogger Brent said...

Congrats Snead. You've come a long way and are a great competitor. So now if I go on the road with you in support I will require my own room.

8/19/09, 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It takes big ones to talk smack anonymously, Young Gun. That's not a sign of weakness or anything.

8/19/09, 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is going to be on~

nothing more, nothing less~

Young Gun

8/19/09, 10:52 PM  
Blogger Shane said...

My $$$ on Snead.

8/20/09, 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Juan Wayne said...

Dont shoot yerself in yer prepubescent pee-pee 'fore the season even starts lil 'Young Gun' fellar.

8/20/09, 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there is going to be some other surprises this season for norcal, some fast ones besides Lobster and Cal Giant riders. I heard that Giant bikes Adam Craig is going to be doing some Norcal races. And Matt Shriver will be there from Nov. until nationals. Also it has been confirmed that Todd Wells will be racing some of the Norcal races for Specialized during this cross season.
So there will some intersting action as the year rolls on.

BikeRumor.com

8/20/09, 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am actually thinking "Young Gun" is going to kick some butt on the old farts. Good for him to call out the Lobster guy.

Don King

8/21/09, 1:52 AM  
Anonymous Frank said...

Er, ah Don- Wouldn't someone have to identify himself to actually be calling someone out?

8/21/09, 5:50 AM  
Blogger bikesgonewild said...

...can't imagine josh snead is gonna back away from any challenge, be it the established national guys or the "young punks"...

...ya only get better racing the best...

...kick ass, mr snead, kick ass !!!...

8/23/09, 1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kid Cody, Sneaker Snead, AJM (when he's here), Big JR, Green Bucket Head, and visiting savages (Todd will be back for sure) will make for a good season. Supposed to be El Nino as well! Mud for NorCal cross? How strange.

8/31/09, 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for Capt Kirk. He is flying!

9/16/09, 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My $$ is not on Snead.

9/19/09, 12:44 AM  

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