NorCal High School Racing article at Bike Radar (UK)
I was talking to Fritz about that a few weeks ago at a NorCal event. If you ever run into him, ask him about his mohawk and the British reporter......:-)
It is only going to get better
and the major resource is the people who work on the front lines every day.
My daughter just graduated from Drake High School in San Anselmo. Out of a student body of 1100, the MTB team had 60 members and five coaches, both male and female. I run into the riders training all the time in Tamarancho, always in small groups and led by a coach.
Gary Fisher has become an apostle for HS MTB competition, and has statistics showing that it is safer than any of the field sports.
It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
It is, and always has been,one of the finest teams in the League. And that is because it represents what MTB is all about in a community, why it exists, and why it will succeed. It's success doesn't come from credentialed experts, "pros", or USA Cycling but from within. That is the key to NorCal success, too, and I don't think that is said nearly enough. Local synergy is the touchstone. And what is happening is sponsors are seeing those assets and hopping on board.
Last edited by Berkeley Mike; 11-02-2008 at 06:00 PM.