Wednesday, December 09, 2009

LARPD Final In Livermore Saturday & Fresno Homegrown Cross Final Sunday. Photos Of The Week- Paul Doran's BASP Final Photos

It is sure to be frigid & cold for the large group of Nor-Cal Cyclocross racers who are contesting the USA National Championships in Bend-Orgeon over the next few days. Meanwhile, for local Northern California Cross racing the competitions will be run under a winter storm warning, with strong chances of precipitation and high winds. This adverse weather forecast could make for some epic racing, and I highly recommend Nor-Cal racers to get out there and have at it in some wet racing conditions. Shane Huntoon is sure to put a solid course together for his LARPD final race in Livermore on Saturday. Shane's courses have really improved over the past few years, and his creativity in the race routes makes for fun and challenging racing for all. This is the final race of the season for the LARPD East Bay Sereis, so last call for anyone wanting to Cyclocross in Livermore. Sunday is the final race of Fresno's Homegrown Cyclocross Series. I have personally raced Cyclocross in Fresno over the past few years, and it is always a pleasure. The courses usually had a great feel to the rider and the terrain used for the routes made for great riding. Even when I cycled there under some strong storms the racing never skipped a beat. The Central California Off-Road Cyclists of Fresno do a outstanding job of putting together quality race routes, excellent organization of the events, and a good vibe for the Cross racing. This weekend features a excellent chance to race Cyclocross in testy winter conditions. So be sure and take advantage of this bad weather forecast and have a good time racing Cyclocross in Livermore & Fresno. LARPD info can be found here- http://www.liveplayride.com/CyclocrossInfo/tabid/59/Default.aspx. And Fresno info can be found here- http://homegrowncross.com/09/. I was impressed with Paul Doran's film work from the past weekends BASP Series final. Doran again delivers photos of the racers that fully display the detail a Cyclocross race draws out of its participants. Energy, focus, concentration, a will to drive harder, are all defined in Doran's race photos. Please read on to see some of Doran's photos that caught my eye for the Photos Of The Week, and here is a link to his full collection-http://www.flickr.com/photos/vicarioussojourn/sets/72157622841052667/. Good luck to everyone who races this weekend and enjoy the adverse conditions!...







































3 Comments:

Blogger GenghisKhan said...

Great pics. I see a common thread of intense concentration--or perhaps pain--on all the riders' faces.

12/10/09, 6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the livermore course kicked ass. anbody who doesn't attend the larpd series is missing out.

12/13/09, 12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACTUALLY ALL THE RACES AROUND HERE KICK ASS

BUT I WISH THEY WOULD USE A DIFFERENT AREA IN LIVERMORE THAT PLACE IS PLAYED OUT WITH TOO MANY RACES

I MISS RUNNING UP THE STAIRS IN THE RODEO AREA

OR I MISS BOB LIEBOLDS RACES IN LIVERMORE

PLEASE BRING BACK A DIFFERENT AREA TO RACE IN THE EAST BAY

12/13/09, 11:41 PM  

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