This page will be pictures from the actual race weekends that Cal Cycling attends.
Race weekends: Race weekends occur all over the west coast. A race weekend can occur from schools Reno, Nevada to San Diego, California. Race weekends are a great time to spend time with your team over the weekend and show off all the training that you have been doing in the team trial, road race, and criterium.
Location: Somewhere in Santa Maria This was during the UC Santa Barbara race weekend, specifically during the Men's A road race. I was reading my assigned reading for Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies next to the crops. I did see some field workers arise from the fields after their shift. If would have been neat to interact with them but I was too busy reading about symbolic/structural violence.
Location: Somewhere in Crockett, CA Location: Durant Ave, between College and Bodwitch
This is a picture from our road race that I race directed. Sadly, this is the only picture that I took the whole weekend. I was either running around or having four people call my name at the same time during that whole weekend. It was rewarding. It's kind of crazy seeing an idea on paper at first and then having over two hundred college students compete in a race that you planned, organized and executed. Something else that I want to note is the before and after during the event. It's crazy seeing the race course in the pitch black hours of the morning to the lively sunny hours filled with hundreds of racers to the bumper to bumper traffic after you tear down the course. *UPDATE: PC: Daylen Yang So it looks like I was tagged in a picture on Facebook that I was unaware of. The second picture in this section is from our home criterium. This picture was taken outside of Unit 1 on Durant Ave. The course is very hard and fast but definitely fun.
Location: Somewhere between Berkeley, CA and Davis, CA. Location: Somewhere in Davis, CA. These pictures are from the UC Davis race weekend. This weekend was pretty bland for me so I don't have much to say about it.
Location: Passing the Donner Pass around the northern Sierra Nevada Location: University of Nevada, Reno
Mother Nature! Seeing snow was probably the highlight of this weekend given that we were racing in 40 degree weather and were at 6000 feet of elevation. This weekend included lots of laughs and camaraderie between the team which I enjoyed a lot [not pictured].
I also want to make a note about a specific rider that I saw participating in this weekend. This kid was racing for UC Merced and had a bicycle that you purchase at Wal-Mart, which is nothing in comparison to the 7000 dollar bikes that you usually see at the races. That didn't stop him from representing his school in the best way he could do. Big ups to this kid.