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CCCX Toro Park 2016

Last minute add to my race log and glad that I did. Another well organized race at a fun location. The course starts on pavement and quickly heads up just over 2 miles on mostly fire roads. A short flat section at the top leads to one one the fastest downhills in all the races I have seen yet. The down hill is not steep or technical but it is mostly hard packed sand with banked corners and long wide open smooth sections. I was on my Trek top fuel but my hard tail super fly would have worked… Continue

Posted by Greg Alsterlind on July 24, 2016 at 9:00pm

2016 XC Nationals Mammoth, CA

Monday morning, July 11, Jim, Simon and I hopped in a car loaded with bikes, gear and lots of excitement, and headed out on our six-hour long journey to Mammoth, CA.  We were on our way to competing in the coveted 2016 XC National Cross country event.  The first racer amongst us to compete was Simon.  He would race on Wednesday.  I raced on Thursday in the Cat 1/2, 45-49, and Jim raced on Friday in the Men's Pro class.  Our Acme teammate, Greg, would arrive on Wednesday for his Men's Cat 1/2…

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Posted by Cathy on July 17, 2016 at 9:45pm

2016 Nationals-Mammoth CA

8,300 ft. Elevation at the start. I got up to Mammoth the day before the race and pre-rode the 5.3 mile course with team mate Cathy Chevron (4th place , Cat 1). I noticed right away that my legs felt weak on the climbs. I was careful to not go hard and save it for the race, hoping I could shake it off once I got going? The race start was 31 riders and I was in the back. I was concerned about starting off like an Acme shorty and running out of gas in the first lap. The climbs where not steep but… Continue

Posted by Greg Alsterlind on July 16, 2016 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

2016 Rockhopper Classic

With a couple of years of local racing behind me and having done well at the Shorty series it was brought to my attention that I needed to move up to a notch when signing up for future events. I ponied up for my CAT 1 (mtb) USA license and signed up for the Rockhopper Classic in expert 40+ mere days before the event. Also there would be Greg Alsterlind, Mark Buell, Dave Benjamin, Cathy Chevron, Jim Hewitt, Stephen Flynn, Bill Surges and Michael Koppe to make for a massive turnout for Team…

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Posted by Mark Ingwersen on June 17, 2016 at 11:23am

Rockhopper Classic '16

This was a late add to the race season- in part - due to the cecelation of the 2016 Tamarancho race. Acme bike team showed up in good numbers ( Jim, Kathy, Stephen, Michael, Dave, Bill, Mark I,Buell, me and Simon) and finished really well. Jenifer was missed but had a great excuse riding the day before in the 8hr. Wente race! I did not preride the course but Buell did and gave Mark I and I tips on some of the faster loose sections. I stayed with my normal set up (Top Fuel- Maxxis Icons) . I… Continue

Posted by Greg Alsterlind on June 6, 2016 at 9:42pm

Rockhopper 2016

  I smiled early Sunday morning when I awoke to cool fog extending into Lucas Valley. In the past I have succumbed to the heat of Rockhopper. I never withdrew from the race but I suffered significant cramps during the steep climbs toward the end. As I drove toward Vacaville the fog gradually dissipated and I began to feel the heat of summer sunshine.

  I looked for a parking spot in the shade and noticed the Trek tent and a large number of ACME riders. I am glad we supported the local…

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Posted by Michael Koppe on June 6, 2016 at 10:34am

 
 
 

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