Monday, October 12, 2009

Surf City & Cross In The Capitol Racing Action- Photos Of The Week

Kerry Barnholt(Scott/Ritchey) & Andy Jacques-Maynes(Bissell) ripped off outstanding Elite wins at Surf City #1, while Jeremy Ferguson(Cal Giant Inc./Specialized) & Joan Gregg(Squadra Abruzzo) did the same in Sacramento. Nor-Cal Cyclocross racing continues to grow and the level of competition is at a all time high. A huge "thank you" goes out to all the people who put on the events to facilitate the growth of the sport. Behind the scenes are the promoters who work long hours to prepare & produce events week after week. Constant racing opportunities allow Northern California Cyclocross athletes a means to develop skills and gain knowledge from on course racing experiences. It is now 8 weeks until the National Championships in Bend, Oregon. The non stop race action in Nor-Cal always seems to propel multiple riders into form for Nationals. Straight to the point- Cross in Nor-Cal is top notch, serious, and produces some of the best racers in America. However, week after week, one of the major themes to the racing is riders should have fun and enjoy the competition. Cross is challenging and builds cycling fitness & skills fast, but most of all the Cross scene in Nor-Cal is meant to be fun....

Surf City Video....

Photos Of The Week-
These photos are taken by passionate photographers who are devoted to the sport of Cyclocross. A big thanks goes out to the individuals who capture great photos of the racing exploits week in and week out..... They definitely deserve some great credit!
Photo credit for the pics below to:
Steve Anderson

John Suzuki
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95428591@N00/sets/72157622442813315/

Lauren Haughey
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71073602@N00/sets/72157622441075695/

Shane Huntoon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/liveplayride/archives/date-taken/2009/10/10/

Steven Woo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swoo/sets/72157622563908780/



Velo Bella's Soni Andreini-Poulsen attacks the grass section at Soquel High School....
Lauren Haughey(Sheila Moon) was on fire at Surf City #1. Haughey was the Master Women 35+ race winner.....
Team Roaring Mouse strongman Paule Bates in action....
Third Pillar's Steven Woo, of Los Altos, cycled to a solid result at the Surf City.....
Stella Carey(HRS Rock Lobster) working hard in the Women's Elite competition....
Style points at Sacramento Cyclocross....
Men's Elite winner Jeremy Ferguson in Sacramento on a challenging course featuring portions of a fun riding BMX track....
Taleo Racing star Joe Miller takes to course surrounded by a strong pack at Cross In The Capitol #2.....
Shane Huntoon(IC3) navigates a daring pass while demonstrating superior bike handling skills at College Cyclery Compound Cyclocross.....
Sheila Moon sponsored May Woo is awesome.....
Tim Samanski(Roaring Mouse) in the drops at Surf City.....
Drive & determination displayed by Mary-Anne Hunter(Freewheel Hunter).....
Karen Brems(Webcor) working the run up.....
Nor-Cal legend Brad Koester(DFL) of San Francisco shouldering his Bianchi properly....
Full flight.....Crowd favorite Ben Dodge(LGBRC) receiving huge applause from the fans lining the course.....
Monterey's Scott Calley(VOS) in action during the Master Men's 45+ "A" event....

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the mix of BMX and Cross. It was fun to mix it up and use the track that was available. That head wind was crazy strong on the back stretch of those dirt roads. Good job to Joan Gregg for sneaking by Jen Jordan right at the end of the Womens A race.

10/13/09, 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that phot of Soni atacking the grass is a good one!

it is good to see her back racing cyclocross!

10/13/09, 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did a great job with the course this year. I loved it.
Dusty, is the NCNCA Cup not happening this year I haven't seen anything about it on the website.

10/14/09, 10:46 AM  
Blogger Dusty Downs said...

I am trying to get the NCNCA Cup, or something very similar lined up for 2010. Personally I would like to see it back in action for next season.

10/14/09, 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo credit would be nice!

J.S.

10/14/09, 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome film btw. Kudos to whoever made it.

10/14/09, 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Paul G said...

Great article, fun to see the cross on a BMX course. I have to second the comment of J.S., a little photo credit would be cool.

10/14/09, 9:38 PM  
Blogger Dusty Downs said...

Photo Credit achieved I hope~

10/15/09, 8:23 PM  

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