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2016 Amce Shorty

What I consider the best race in Marin. One year ago I was lucky enough to meet 4 of the best riders I now know at this Race. Some how I convinced each one to let me tag along on a ride with them through out the year. As a group we all moved up from the B class to ride in the A 35+ class. I was well aware that I was the weakest of the group and if I was going to hang in there I was going to have to work twice as hard. After the first two races things played out almost as expected with me… Continue

Posted by Greg Alsterlind on May 26, 2016 at 6:16pm

Nevada City Dirt Classic race #3

This the last of a 3 race series held by the Youth Bicyclist of Nevada County. The group has a different location for each race. Race 3 was on the Hallelujah trail, 95%. Fast Single track. I decided to take 2 1/2 hr. drive up the morning of rather than go the day before. Parking and checking in was made easy by a great staff and I was ready to preride the well marked 5.8 mile trail by 8:45. They had a very short (50 yard) climb at the start and then straight into down hill single track. I was… Continue

Posted by Greg Alsterlind on May 17, 2016 at 6:09pm

2016 Shorty #4

After seeing the aftermath of last week's severe crash in the A open group, the rest of the event suddenly seemed unimportant. Thankfully, I hear Nicolas is on the mend!

This week the A group was decidedly smaller which seems to be typical halfway through the Shorty series. The riders were no less slow and everyone bolted from the start as usual. Everyone except me that is. Let's just say I was distracted and the last rider to leave the start. I was able to get past Dave and later…


Posted by Mark Ingwersen on May 12, 2016 at 11:54am

Lemurian 2016

Perfect weather for the race. Absolutely perfect. 

I lined up a few rows back this year to remind me to take it a little slower on the first climb. Last year I was pretty fit and 6 full lbs lighter and was in the front group for the first 1/3 of the climb and I think going off full gas and attempting to be a front runner contributed to my crash on the 2nd to last descent where I knocked the wind out of myself and could never recover to finish the race strong (last year I was…


Posted by Danny Kelly McNaughton on May 2, 2016 at 10:00am

Lemurian Shasta Classic 2016

Lemurian Shasta Classic 2016

My fourth cross country race and let me tell you, this was no picnic. My last three outings, The Grasshopper, Napa Valley Dirt Classic and Sea Otter, certainly put me to the test. At the end of each race, I swore nothing could ever be more difficult. But today I quickly learned The Lemurian was its own beast. A monster with climb after endless climb and a twisted desire to tease and lull one into actually having fun on its swoopy wooded single tracks…


Posted by Cathy on April 30, 2016 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

2016 Lemurian Shasta Classic

Cathy, Simon and I made the journey up to Redding for this classic single loop mountain bike race.  Team mates Bill Surges and Danny Macnaughton were also there to test themselves on the challenging climbs and descents of the Whiskeytown trails.

I've raced this many times, getting second overall a couple times recently.  This year, my modified training plan had me in late base training, so I wasn't sure what to expect.  I felt like I could go pretty hard all day, but not really hard…


Posted by Jim Hewett on April 30, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment


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