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Summit Shorty #6: The Grand Finale

Many of the folks out at the Shorty's are pretty young, and they likely don't recognize the comedic genius of the show Seinfeld. Today we're going to talk about Festivus. Festivus is a holiday that includes a Festivus dinner, an unadorned Festivus aluminum pole, practices such as the airing of grievances, feats of strength, and the labeling of easily explainable events as Festivus miracles. Although normally celebrated on Dec 23rd, the grand finale of the Summit Shortys covered all the…


Posted by Philip Mooney on May 25, 2017 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

2017 Shorty series

The tenth season of the shorty was another success. This was my 4th year of completing all 6 races. When I first started back in 2012, Dave Benjamin was winning my Class by minutes over me. Over the years I was able to get better and eventually keep pace with Dave and Mark Ingwersen. As the years went by Mark became the one we where all chasing around the short track at McInnis park. This year, Mark Ingwersen was injured and out when hit by a car days before we started and newcomer Mark Gibson… Continue

Posted by Greg Alsterlind on May 25, 2017 at 10:56am

Oh Hallelujah! Nevada City Dirt Classic Series, Race #3

Saturday morning, early, we piled into Greg's truck and drove up to the mountains for the third race in the Nevada City Dirt Classic Series.  This would be race number three for Jim and a chance at a State Championship.  Greg and Simon had each raced at least one of the other races in the series.  As for me, this was my first time ever competing in this event.  

We arrived early to get Simon to the start by 9:00 am.  He would race one six-mile lap.  Greg, Jim, Mark Gibson and I all…


Posted by Cathy on May 22, 2017 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Nevada City Dirt Classic #3, Final State Championship Series Race

April and May are the strongest months in NorCal for XC racing.  I had raced about every weekend for these two months, with the real block of competition starting with the first NCDC race and ending with this one, the last of the series.  After a second place in the first and second races of the series, I was in a good position to win it all and be crowned California State Champion in Pro class.  I was leading the points, with Cody Schwartz being the only other person that was within…


Posted by Jim Hewett on May 22, 2017 at 12:15am

Nevada City Dirt Classic #3 of 3

My second trip to race around the Hallelujah trail. I drove up with teammates Jim, Cathy and Simon early and got a pre-ride in. Conditions were perfect for fast laps. I had decided to change my tires on the Trek Superfly to Maxxis Ikon 2.2's to help with some of the loose sections of this course. My race was loaded with strong guys but only a few of us had enough points to qualify for the State Championship. I lined up behind 1989 MTB National Champ Don Myrah who ended up winning but Dan…


Posted by Greg Alsterlind on May 21, 2017 at 1:00pm

Nevada City Dirt Classic #3/California State Champs#3

This was the 3rd and final installment in this excellent series of races held in Nevada County which, this year, are being used as the California State Championship.  I had won the last 2 races (Cat 1, 40-49), and so had a healthy points lead in the State Champs competition, albeit one which could be overhauled if I didn't get a decent result in this final leg.  This race would be 4 laps of riding the "Hallelujah" and "Pioneer" trails--some typical fast flowy mostly buff Nevada County…


Posted by Mark Gibson on May 21, 2017 at 12:30pm


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