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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…


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

Rockhopper classic

The Acme Bikes team showed up in full force on this cooler June 5 morning. It was good to meet up with most of the team, I recall 9 teammates and Simon in support. The race organizer gave us recognition after the race for a large Acme turnout. The race was slowed after the start due to two equestrians being chased down by the oncoming riders. The course was then free and clear and the pace picked up. Jim and Stephen were out in the lead and I settled in near the lead group. I haven't raced the… Continue

Posted by Bill Surges on June 6, 2016 at 9:15am

Boggs (Surrogate) 8 Hour Race - Solo

What a race! This year's Boggs race was not held at Bogg's Mountain as the area was decimated by fires last November, 2015, but instead was held at Camp Wente in Willits. I was skeptical about the new venue and course, but all doubts were quickly dismissed.

Camp Wente is a boy scout camp and has fun activities for non-racers and racers -a pristine lake, kayaking, archery, climbing wall, pump track and great camp sites w running water and showers. They even offer day camp for the…


Posted by Jennifer Hibbitts on June 5, 2016 at 11:34pm

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


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