Looking back at April

April brought a gap in the NRC calendar which left yours truly to enjoy some of the other races: Copperopolis, billed as “the Paris-Roubaix of California” and Sea Otter Classic in Monterey.

Looking back at March

March brought the start of the NRC, the Redlands Bicycle Classic but before that a race on its fifteenth year, the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic One of my favorite photos of 2009. It is so beautiful in March in  Merced county with the almond trees in bloom surrounding the hilly roads for the Merco…