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Jim Hewett has not received any gifts yet
This is only my second season racing 'cross, and all of that has been in the Bay Area. I had to go up to Oregon for work, so I figured I'd take the chance to see what the cyclocross racing scene is like to the North. . I've heard really good things about the 'Cross Crusade series and there was a race scheduled on Sunday of the weekend I would be in Portland. That one was on the schedule, for sure. Saturday I could either do an Outlaw CX race in Medford or a Psycho 'Cross Pseries race in…Continue
Posted on November 22, 2013 at 11:01pm
Morning came a little too soon Sunday. My eyes were sore and bleary from the dusty racing the night before and my arms, leg and back were a bit worked. I ate a big breakfast with Simon, who couldn't make the kids' race due to a birthday party commitment, and loaded up for the relatively short trip to Vallejo for the fourth race in the NorCal CX Series. The weather was beautiful, cool in the shade and warm in the sun. This was a newer venue that was unfamiliar to me, so I suited up to…Continue
Posted on November 10, 2013 at 11:00pm
The Sierra Point night race was to be my first of two races for the weekend. I don't do a lot of doubles, but I know this is a fun venue and I wanted to do the NorCal CX Series race on Sunday, so I headed down to Brisbane on Saturday evening.
I arrived with plenty of time to pre-ride the course and watch some earlier races. It was quite an exciting scene, with lights and people everywhere. The course was bumpy and dusty, with a few contrived patches of mud. There were lots of…Continue
Posted on November 10, 2013 at 10:00pm
Today was the third race of the NorCal CX Series, and the only cyclocross race of the year in Marin County. The action happened at Stafford Lake in Novato, so it was just a thirty minute drive for me from Fairfax. I had high hopes for a win in my home county, as I am reaching a bit of a training peak, but I have also been dealing with a lingering cold-like illness for a couple of weeks.
Simon and I made the trip over early enough to set up the Summit Bicycles EZ Up and for him to…Continue
Posted on November 3, 2013 at 8:00pm
My son Simon and I made the 2 hour journey to Santa Cruz today for the second of the Surf City Cyclocross races. It was sunny as we left Fairfax, but quickly turned overcast and colder through San Francisco. We arrived in Santa Cruz with enough time for him to register and prepare for the kids' race. They lined…Continue
Posted on October 27, 2013 at 11:30pm