Thursday, August 19, 2010

COUNTDOWN CONTINUES

The days seem to be quickly ticking past, leading up to the first few races of the NCNCA Cyclocross season for 2010. Looking at the NCNCA calendar, it shows a full five months of Cyclocross racing which will fire up in early September and run non stop into January. This full schedule of races allows Nor-Cal riders ample opportunity to find their best form leading up to the 2010 USA National Championships, where our most talented local racers have shined so brightly year after year. The full schedule of events also allows for Cyclocross racing on a local level to be run during the peak season of Cross, the true Winter months, where conditions can become epic during December and January in Northern California. The early season races are usually contested on fast & dry courses where speed is plenty, and dust is prevalent. While the late season competitions favor the true "mudders' and hardened riders who can handle the most brutal conditions Winter racing can bring to the table. The two most dominate Cyclocross teams in Northern California, California Giant Inc./Specialiazed and Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster, have their lineups set for 2010. The on course battles between these two top tier Cross teams have been outstanding the past few years, and this season should be more of the same. Anthony Gallino's Cal Giant Inc. team features three of the top male Elite riders in Nor-Cal, Justin Robinson, Cody Kaiser, and Jeremy Ferguson. These three riders are serious studs and can contend for the win in any race they enter. They are backed by the very best Masters team in America. The Cal Giant Inc. Masters team is stacked and raises the bar extremely high for anyone trying to race for victory in events like the BASP Series, the CCCX Series, & the Surf City Series. The Cal Giant Masters team consists of Gina Hall, Carmen D’Aluisio, Josie Jacques-Maynes, Alan Coats, Todd Hoefer, Gannon Myall, Steve Reaney, Ana Flores, Rob Meighan, Norm Kreiss, Dave Anderson, Don Langley, Eric Bustos, Jessie Moore, Jordi Cortes, Frank Curesma, and Tom Ryan. Cal Giant Inc. Masters have brought home 6 National Championship Medals along with 11 top five National Podium finishers over the past 5 years. Nor-Cal's other top Cross squad is Bay 101/HRS/Rock Lobster. Bay 101 will now be co sponsoring the HRS/Rock Lobster team, which is sure to boost this high flying unit which competes on the beautifully crafted Rock Lobster Cross bikes. Leading the charge of this team are three of Nor-Cal's most consistent high finishers over the past few seasons, Sarah Kerlin, Stella Carey, and Josh Snead. Kerlin and Carey are guaranteed to throw down at the front of affairs in the Women's racing. While Snead has been the regions top male Elite performer in local racing the past two seasons. The other extremely high caliber Lobster racers are Dave Wyandt, Scott Chapin, Aaron Odell, Alex Work, Brett Lambert, Aaron Kereluk, Brian Staby, and Jon Mason. This fast group is backed by team owner Paul Sadoff and mechanic Ryan Bontrager, making for a strong and well organized team that races hard and still keeps it fun. 2010 is shaping up to be a very special year for Cyclocross racing in the NCNCA region I must say...

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And then there is the Buy-Cell.com squad......See you all in a month

8/20/10, 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be patient timmy c. I am sure dusty will highlight you and your buycell co-horts. But you must ride a cross bike to get mentioned maybe, time for you to give up your cheater mtb ride and get on a cross bike mr. buycell boss!

SF Fred

8/20/10, 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, there's another team that's back in the picture, I'm not saying who, but we'll be coming at you like a spider monkey.

8/21/10, 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and Team Roaring Mouse! I hear they have recruited more local Monterey talent. Glory to the Mouse!

8/21/10, 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cool is that, the Spider Monkey team of the early 80's is back. Very good news!!

8/21/10, 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missing Link Team is going to come at you like a Paranthropus robustus!

8/21/10, 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Webcor is going to build and their great season last year. But we might need some building permits.

8/21/10, 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give up my Cheater MTB. Lol....Never! Trust me. If you had a sub 16pd singlespeed in your quiver you would definetely race it. Actually though. The bike does have some weakness. Pray for mud. Lots of sticky mud. Because the Tranny doesn't work in those conditions. Its also slower than a cross bike in grass. That saying. I will probably not race it as much as last year. And i've finally have my Hakkalugi dialed in. Oh and its sub 16pds as well. See ya soon.

8/23/10, 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IBIS should demand you ride the Cross steed. Infact I hope they deny you access to all events until you get off your fat tires and get on the IBIS Hakkalugi.

8/23/10, 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ anon 1:08
Do you mean 16lbs.?

8/23/10, 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

16pd? 16pds? what is that guy on?

8/24/10, 12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah thats not gonna happen. Racing cross on the Tranny shows how flexible the bike is. You know its funny how some people want me to not race the bike. USA cycling had no issues with it at Nationals. It doesnt really have that many advantages other than the fact ive got thousands of miles on it. Ive won just ae many races before on my cross bike and 10 years ago it was quite normal to run a skinny tired mtb without raising eyebrows. Heres the bottom line. The Tranny at 16 pounds is just too much fun not to ride. See that smile on my face when I race? Too me having fun and riding the best you can on that day is all that matters to me. And I am going to ride the bike thats going to give me the biggest smile. :)

8/24/10, 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Timmy C for God said...

"Too me having fun and riding the best you can on that day is all that matters to me"

WORD to your mother! -from your brother from another mother bro-man!

8/24/10, 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cross bikes are the most fun, dont fool yourself, fool!

8/24/10, 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OA fool I may be from time to time. I ride a Tranny after all. And his name is Stephen......Or Stephanie. Not sure. It can change from day to day. ;) I love these antics by the way. So freakin funny. And the best part? All of our singlespeed cross bikes are someone's cobbled together piece of imagination. And we all have one goal. Take as many geared A's down as we chase each other during what I call the "flying hour".

8/24/10, 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Timmy C is the cutest Tranny rider I know. He goes both ways and is a legend for being so open minded. Here is to same sex bike marriges. I hope Timmy does the right thing and enters in the elite female races, where he truly belongs.

8/25/10, 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha! That was pretty funny. Good job. You should get a job at the circus. You would make a great clown.:)

8/29/10, 7:55 PM  

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