CCCX #7 June 1st – Ft. Ord

Interesting race for me - Beg. 35-44 on my FrankenBike with 1x9 and 36T chainring and bashguard, assembled 2 days ago. Still waiting on my new frame, so I rode a hardtail for the first time in many many years (my last full rigid was a Bianchi Volwerine circa 1993). HT takes its toll on … Continue reading CCCX #7 June 1st – Ft. Ord

Coolest 24 – May 3rd-4

The Coolest 24 hour is one of the few ultra events in the country that is 100% non-profit that gives all of its profit to a great cause. Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors and to some of the most giving racers in the country. This shows that the Auburn, Cool and the greater … Continue reading Coolest 24 – May 3rd-4

Sea Otter Classic 2008 – 25th/78

This is the big race: you spend almost an entire season preparing for it and when the time comes you are not ready. This year the beginner class race was on Friday afternoon: I didn't plan too well for traffic and stuff so I arrived at Laguna Seca few minutes after 3PM, a little too … Continue reading Sea Otter Classic 2008 – 25th/78

CCCX #5 April 6th Toro Park

This was my first race at Toro Park. This is a very different course from the regular CCCX course at Ft. Ord, with one long steady climb on road and fire road and one long and fast singletrack downhill back to the start for a total of about 800ft elevation change and 4.7 miles per … Continue reading CCCX #5 April 6th Toro Park

Lake Sonoma Series 2008 #1 – 4th

Another great MTB event put together by Bike Monkey Team. The course is really fun to ride with lots of stream crossing and sweet singletrack. I had to get off the bike 4 or 5 times per lap and get my feet wet a couple times. After the initial ramp on the short stretch of … Continue reading Lake Sonoma Series 2008 #1 – 4th