2012 Lake Sonoma Ricochet #1 - Kelly's Race Report
BikeMonkey has run the Lake Sonoma series for many years. It seems like everyone, at some point, has done the course, which is also commonly known as the Billy Cross course. I did it two years ago and thought it might be a good idea to try it out again this past weekend since I’m planning to do SoNoMas which goes around the whole of Lake Sonoma. Lake Sonoma Ricochet #1 was a good sampling of...
Took my SyCip hard tail over and raced the Summit Shorty. Perfect for these short track races. Especially when powering up the short steep climbs. More info about the series here: http://www.summitmarin.com/
2012 Summit Shorty #3
Got a chance to attend the Summit Shorty race series today. This was #3 in the 6 race series which is held each Wednesday early evening in Marin. The course is atop a small hillside within McInnis Park and is a mix of fire road, single-track, and paved road. The photo shows the peak of the course in the distance as well as the start/finish fire road section where I’m ambling along....
Kelly's Boggs 8hr Race Report
When we signed up for the Boggs 8-hour race in January, it didn’t seem like much of a stretch. For the co-ed team of Hans and me (SyCip), it would work out to roughly four hours of racing each. Leading up to the race on May 5, a steady progression of longer races awaited us: Napa Valley Dirt Classic, almost two hours; Sea Otter, almost two hours, Lemurian, three hours. An hour more couldn’t be...
Kelly's Lemurian Race Report
The Lemurian Shasta is a big highlight of the season. It’s got everything: long climbs that seem to get harder as they go on; fast technical descents; miles and miles of undulating, flowing singletrack; beautiful, jaw dropping scenery…It’s where I learned three years ago, in my first mountain bike season, that being a climber is NOT a sufficient condition for doing well in a mountain bike race....