Category Archives: Race/Ride Reports

CCCX #2 Race Report – learning lessons

by Dennis Pham Leading up to the race there was a small chance I’d be racing in the rain. Regardless of the weather, I took a chance and mounted an S-Works Fast Trak (29 x 2.0) in the rear. In the back of my mind, I knew even if it rained I’d be better off [...]

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2012 Cool MTB Race Report, double podium weekend

By Richard Jacinto I got a bike fit two days before the race and it paid off. Turns out I was too far behind the pedals and too low. Definitely improved my trainer spin. Time for some real-world data. I raced Saturday at CCCX #3, 5th place, Sport 45–54, 1:36’11″. I decided at the last [...]

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Quadzilla Conquers Mauna Kea

Quadzilla Conquers Mauna Kea October 7, 2011 – Kona, Hawaii – Around this time of year, most people are on the big Island for one of two things.  Some come for the coffee, some come for the Ironman World Championships. One came for Mauna Kea… and conquered the mythic volcano top. At 7:25AM, Jon Smith [...]

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2011 Leadville Trail 100 – Marco’s Race Report

by Marco Soldano Got up at 3.30AM after probably 4 hours of quasi-sleep, had cereals, espresso, PBN sammich and hardboiled eggs for breakfast and then got ready to go. We drove to the start and lined up, waiting for the corrals to open. John and Becky got a spot for me so I was able [...]

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Sierra Cup #3 Skyline Park Napa, June 12, 2011 by Shiloh Ballard

Skyline Park Mountain Bike Race 2011 For the most part guys are really cool about letting a chic pass but every once in a while you come across that guy who, upon hearing a female voice ask to pass, just won’t pull over. In today’s case, we were descending an awesome techy section of the [...]

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CCCX XC MTB #6, May 29, 2011, by JQ

The prologue to this race starts just after last race when I learned that the front fork on my beloved Scott Spark RC was acting up. It’s served me so well this season that I thought it was time to treat it to a nice full rebuild. So I started riding my Scott Genius as [...]

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CCCX XC MTB #5, May 8, 2011, by JQ

Happy Mother’s Day. I got up early so I could Skype with my mom before my race. I got to the race sight early, registered, and got the bike prep’d and ready to rock. I also got kitted up in our SWEEEEET new Quadzilla Racing Voler kits. It would be the first time we’ve raced [...]

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Shasta-Lemurian Classic, April 30, 2011 by JQ

“S**T!…I should have gone to Napa for the weekend!” There are days when the racing Gods just don’t want you to win. I should have taken the hint when they blew my race number into Lake Shasta before I even picked up my package and the race organizers had to replace it. The Lemurian is [...]

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Sea Otter Classic Cat 2 Cross Country, April 17, 2011 by Chris Sota

Needless to say the Sea Otter Classic is one of the most competitive mountain bike events you can find in the Northern California area. It’s the crowd of out of town studs, roadies wanting to be mountain bikers and local hammers mixed with an un-technical course with long climbs, fast fire roads, and little single [...]

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Sea Otter Classic Cat 1 Cross Country, April 15, 2011 by Jon Smith

Ah, the Sea Otter Classic… 40miles, 7500’ climb. I’ve never done a race like this, so admittedly I was a bit nervous. I’d pre-ridden the course on Wednesday and knew it was loose and rutty…and a bit boring. So much fire road! I gave BadKarma who had come to support me my spare bottle for [...]

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