Lincoln and Hunter (far back on the right) joined a couple of dozen other volunteers today to help the Norcal trail crew prepare the course for next week’s Six Sigma Slinger race.
Sunday’s race had some familiar features to it. First, we were at Fort Ord again, which is starting to feel like home! Second, we were racing in the rain again, which is good for California but bad for drivetrains. And last our riders showed determination and character, and mostly had fun. WAVE 1 Team captain … Read moreFort Ord (Norcal Race #3), 2016
Albany fielded 21 riders in six categories at Granite Bay, and not one of them had to leave the race for a technical. Good maintenance, team! And also thanks to our team of parent-mechanics — Jose, Dana, and Frederic — who disassembled and reassembled Niko’s bike so he could go out and have fun. Armaan, … Read moreGranite Bay (Norcal Race #2), 2016
It was a beautiful, rainy day in drought-stricken California’s Monterey-Salinas region, where the Lightfighters and Cowboys hosted the Northern California Southern Conference teams in the first of the 2016 season’s six races. Albany fielded a team of 10 girls and 12 boys, very likely the most balanced in the league! In the end, the rain … Read moreFort Ord (Norcal Race #1), 2016
In the first wave, our Category 3 riders hit the course at its wettest, in a light rain following a heavy overnight soaking. At the feed zone, we were thrilled to see Liam Bishop fly past in close contention for the race lead. Later in the first lap, he was already experiencing the severe cold … Read moreCCCX Pre-Race, 2016