A quick view of the very windy 4th race of the 2013 Summit Shorty XC Short Course Racing Series at McInnis Park, San Rafael CA.
This was the Group B (Intermediate) Open and 35+ race.
One more from the 3rd race of the 2013 Summit Shorty XC Short Course Racing Series at McInnis Park, San Rafael CA. This time watch the A group rip up the course. Plenty of fast and furious with a touch, no, a pile of suffering!
It’s moving into summer and the short track racing season. Watch the first race from the 2013 Summit Shorty XC Short Course Racing Series at McInnis Park, San Rafael CA.
This was the Group B (Intermediate) Open and 35+ race learning how tough this little course can be.
I have this vision of Mig sitting around, looking at maps, and concocting the route for the fourth Grasshopper, He’s looks the part of a mad scientist and is chuckling away as he devises his evil plan…
Yes, the evil plan of riding up and over Geysers and then up and Up and UP… Pine Flat.
If you are unaware of either one of these named climbs, they are both two of Sonoma’s finest. And Pine Flat, which is *not* flat, ends with a pitch of 20%. And that meant hitting it 59 miles into the ride.
At least there were chips and soda at the finish!
Thanks to Mig and the crew, Arnot-Roberts Winery, and Osmo Nutrition for helping out with the feed.
The third installment of the 2013 Grasshopper Adventure Series brought together a smaller but tougher (or maybe crazier) group of riders. The route would include long steep paved road climbs and descents as well as the infamous Old Caz dirt section. Luckily the dry weather meant the river crossing didn’t require life jackets.
Watch the craziness from start to finish. It was a spectacular day for riding… and suffering.
Thanks to Mig and the crew, Osmo Nutrition for helping out with the feed, and Fork Catering for the post race meal.
The Bantam Classic was an under the radar event in the vein of the Spring Classics.
The route covered 45 miles and close to 3000 feet of climbing. It wound its way through the pot hole country roads of Sonoma and Marin counties.
Post ride delicious food was provided by Fork Catering and beer graciously provided by the good folks at Lagunitas Brewing. Pre and post ride performance fuel supplied by GU Energy.
[ filmed on a GoPro Hero3 and Canon t2i ]
Final race of the 2012 Santa Rosa Cup Cyclocross series. Mother nature decided to join in on the fun and brought with her rain and cold temperatures. The new venue, Window Oak Winery, handled it well and provided a fun rolling course. Although the infamous Sonoma mud and grass sucked the energy faster than the wine being sipped by the spectators.
Watch the single-speed A men suffer on the 1st of several laps. Definitely a tough course with only one gear. But it was fun.
[ filmed with a GoPro Hero3 ]
Last race of the 2012 Surf City Cyclocross series. Signed up for the single-speed race and got myself whooped. Steam must be running out after two days of racing. Still, it was a fun, sloppy course with some very tricky sections. And three evil slick run-ups that were the nails on the coffin for me.
More info here: cyclo-x.com/
[ filmed with a GoPro Hero3 ]
Final event of the Bay Area Super Prestige Series. Annual passage of the Killer B’s along the Coyote Point beach. Always fun to watch them swarm the course.
[ filmed with a GoPro Hero3 @ 720/60 ]