Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bay Area Super Prestige Photos From Cross Vegas

Tom Simpson, the voice of Northern California bike racing, and father of the B.A.S.P. Series, clicked off some strong photos from Cross Vegas. Just click on the photo to enlarge it, and when the picture is at full size you can really see the quality of the photo. That all grass course in Las Vegas looked very interesting to race on, and delivered some excellent photos.


Barbara Howe sporting her new race colors for the 2009 Cross season.....

Some serious fire power in this lead group with Treborn, Johnson & Vervecken ....

The lead pair have a very serious look going. If you enlarge this photo you can read the desperate state of drive the winner Jamey Driscoll has posted on his face. Sitting on Driscoll is Christopher Jones. When Jones won the Golden Gate Park event of the BASP Series over Justin Robinson and all the other Nor-Cal fast men last year, people were wondering who this guys was??
Well Christopher Jones is for real, and he showed his talent again with a fine 2nd place overall at Vegas Cross...


Nor-Cal's own Don Langley(Cal Giant Inc.) on course. Langley is a Northern California legend on two wheels. Check out that radical Specialized Cross bike, it looks like there is still dirt on it from CCCX #1 at Manzanita Park the previous Sunday. One thing you can count on is that bike is light!....

Lauren Haughey(Sheila Moon) shows tremendous style and grace on course. Is she smiling or is that an expression of suffering??.....
Katie Compton- KFC- to her competitors shows off focus and fight while railing a high speed section...
John Howard, a true U.S.A. Road icon from the 70's hits a turn at Cross Vegas. In 1985 Howard set a land speed record for a bicycle at 152 miles per hour. That is some very serious speed. Howard competed in 3 Olympics, 68, 72, 76. He is a former 4-time U.S. National Road Cycling champion (1968, 1972, 1973 and 1975) and won the 1981 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. Quite the resume....

Surely Tom & Alex Simpson are getting fired up for the B.A.S.P. Series starting on October 4. With the NCNCA Districts taking place at Golden Gate Park at the end of November, Cyclocross in the Bay Area will be quality stuff all year long.

6 Comments:

Blogger tim said...

Um, that'd be Katie Compton, not Conway.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Dusty Downs said...

Lets fix that now!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Love the photos, captions and history. Jaegermeister

8:29 PM  
Blogger lauren said...

i'm so not in the same league as those others. i bow to their talents.

but at least i'm smiling.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Mante G. Fortaleza said...

WoW The Awesomeness!!!! Fanatic of these CX moves from the Elites and the CHAMPs specially...

8:32 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Mante G. Fortaleza said...

WoW The Awesomeness!!!! Fanatic of these CX moves from the Elites and the CHAMPs specially...

8:32 AM  

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