Bay Area based cyclocross squad representing Fresh Air Bicycles in San Francisco and Hunter Cycles from the mountains of Santa Cruz County.
Besides our title sponsors, we are fortunate enough to have the support of some fantastic folks: San Francisco based companies like De La Paz Coffee Roasters and Una Pizza Napoletana, in addition to Thunderbird Energetica & EpicBar, Vans, Pacenti, Sim-Works and Paul Components.
See you in the dirt.
Day well spent in Novato with Heather, Brad, Nick, Daryl, and Jon. The course was very essentially the same as last years except the pool of filth was swapped for a section of maze inspired hay bales. If I explained it any further it would sound ridiculous, which it was, but the crowd loved it. It invited possible carnage and showmanship. The crowd roared. Needless to say it was dusty and bumpy. I had a great start thanks to a second row call up and a few days practicing exactly how to polish my start with pedal positioning and gear selection. I made it to the stairs well before the main group and missed out on the pile up from funneling riders into the stairs. Then it was a matter of not blowing up on the incredibly long gravel road and flat grassy sections. I ran 26PSI front and 27PSI rear in tubular Fangos. Bottomed out one or twice on a dip in the gravel road but the course was rock and curb free. The traction at that pressure was amazing. I could hear and see riders going down left and right but the combo of those tires and the Paul Mini Moto brakes was perfect. This is the first race this year where the dust was an issue with the drivetrain. It sucked up every bit of Rock and Roll lube and shifting was a little cranky on the last lap. Overall great race on a very fast course. Next week BASP night race on Saturday and Vallejo NorcalCX race on Sunday. Should be interesting.