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    Norcal High School Cycling opening

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    Who is going? Can you take tons of photos and report on the event?

    I think I can make it with kids in tow.

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    Slightly off topic. I remember reading about one of the former high school state champion that trains in demo during the wknd, 2 laps each time...rides a specialized...Think the first name is John??

    Anyone know who I am talking about? Trying to find out more info about this rider.

    On a side note. Wish I had the support back then like the kids have these days.

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    John Bennett? He races for the California Giant Strawberries team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Another Big Growth Year for NorCal High School Cycling League | Mountain Bike Review

    Who is going? Can you take tons of photos and report on the event?

    I think I can make it with kids in tow.

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    Woohoo will be there in support for 18 of the Casa High team from Petaluma!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Gonna be there with our first ever race. Introducing the VHS Dirt Dogs!

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    bbq

    Haha,,,,you guys beat me to my post!!! I will be there. We will be the team with the BEST bbq in the pit area!

    Its a great event put on by a great league. Hope to see lots of MTBR members there!!!!
    RIP AL DAVIS

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    I'll be there.

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    I'll be there with the Novato and San Marin teams.

    Here we go!!!

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    Go Miners!

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    It's great to see the developement of support for the NorCal League on this site. Just remember that the most important thing is fun.
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    We're starting a High School - Collegiate - NICA Forum btw.

    I'll do it tomorrow.

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    good idea

    Great idea Francois!!!
    RIP AL DAVIS

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    I spent the morning helping set the course. The Poison Oak is budding HARD right now. Make sure you bring your Technu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphic View Post
    I spent the morning helping set the course. The Poison Oak is budding HARD right now. Make sure you bring your Technu.
    OMG, get some first time racers a huge dose of poison oak. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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    Ok, I am going tomorrow! What time should I get there? I'll bring 5 cameras.

    Who else is going to be there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Ok, I am going tomorrow! What time should I get there? I'll bring 5 cameras.

    Who else is going to be there?

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    I'll be warming up my Varsity Girls for El Cerrito HS pretty early...we're hoping to get there by 7 or 8. Then...I'll be sweeping Varsity Boys race which starts around 1 p.m. Francis, get there by 9 to set up for the start on the beach. It'll be sooooo rad! Be sure to bring cowbells along with all those cameras! Go NICA/Go Norcal! yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    We're starting a High School - Collegiate - NICA Forum btw.

    I'll do it tomorrow.

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    Great idea

    I'll be helping at the Trojan's compound. I'll keep an eye out for mtbr-ers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    We're starting a High School - Collegiate - NICA Forum btw.

    I'll do it tomorrow.

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    Serious? Verycool.

    Washington is rolling into its second season, first race in March with 3 to follow. Twice as many as the first season. The venues are more evenly distributed throughout the state this year and in fact, we're hosting a race here in my hometown. There are 3 teams from our region of the state where there was only one last season. Two are sanctioned HS club teams while the third is a composite team. I figure there will be close to 60%-70% more student-racers statewide this season over last.

    More states joining...more kids getting involved in organized cycling...more adults stepping up to coach and ride lead. Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Ok, I am going tomorrow! What time should I get there? I'll bring 5 cameras.

    Who else is going to be there?

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    I think the first heats start at 10. IIWY, I'd get there at least an hour ahead of time so you'll have time to park, and ride to a scenic or interesting spot on the trail. Longer if you're going to socialize.

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    Get there early and tour the paddock area if you really want to see what this NorCal thingy is all about. You will be amazed. Walk around, watch and listen. Soak it up.

    The racing is just kids pedaling hard; it is only the icing an a truely great cake that is so much more involved.
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    koo. I'll bring a Pliny for every coach I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    koo. I'll bring a Pliny for every coach I see.

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    I've never had a Pliny. I've never had the honor of meeting you...

    Remember the Trojans/Spartans!!!!


    p.s. It's a high school event... perhaps we drink beer "off campus"

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    koo. I'll bring a Pliny for every coach I see.

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    Awesome! After, there are a few coaches that will be doing shuttle runs in Auburn. You should join if you can.

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    Live from the site ... 600 racers


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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Live from the site ... 600 racers


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    francois, nice seeing you out there. Thanks for the Pliney. I will just now be enjoying it to drown my sorrow after breaking my bike on a post ride shuttle run...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeng View Post
    francois, nice seeing you out there. Thanks for the Pliney. I will just now be enjoying it to drown my sorrow after breaking my bike on a post ride shuttle run...
    This is you?

    Photo by JVH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    This is you?

    Photo by JVH.

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    This thread is not about my bike this thread is about this.... (such and awesome day)
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    Such a fun day! Great to see all the racers and coaches out there rocking those trails. I LOVE that course and our GBK Santa Cruz team looks forward to it every year.

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    [QUOTE=francois;9042095]Live from the site ... 600 racers

    Actually, 506 riders, including 85 girls. The largest field was the D1 soph boys with 82, followed by the JV D1 boys with 75.

    Nice to see this forum!

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    Awesome start of the Norcal season

    Proud of all the kids, and even more so of my daughter.

    This was her first race and she found the 3rd step of the podium in girls Sophomore.

    Norcal High School Cycling opening-img_0522.jpg

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    Those big groups of boys had quite the rodeo on that first turn.



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    We took our new HS team out for their first race and it was awesome. The people were great, the racing was great, the weather was great. I am so jealous that we didn't have this type of stuff when I was a kid. My daughter rode her first race with the girls JV team. Crashed twice and popped her chain off, but got back on and finished mid-pack. Came home with a few scrapes and a number plate along with a ton of new found confidence. This is awesome. Next race is in Montery. Be there!!!
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    Bad start management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grover View Post
    We took our new HS team out for their first race. Came home with a few scrapes and a number plate along with a ton of new found confidence.
    Congratulations on the first race. Remember this one; this is the true value of NorCal, not the Podium.
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    Are you subtley trying to bump a year old post?
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Bump.
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