All Hallow’s Eve Cyclocross Racing

It’s been a while since I had been to a ‘cross race. Maybe even a few years. And it had been just as long since I stood in a considerable, torrential downpour for hours on end. The Surf City Cyclocross All Hallow’s Eve event was my reintroduction to the world of cyclocross racing and my introduction to monsoon season in California.
Huge props to the Santa Cruz Factory Team for racing fast and keeping things positive in spite of the conditions.

A cyclocross rider in a bright MASH kit runs up a muddy hill at the Surf City Cyclocross.
A rider in a custom MASH kit and Santa Cruz Stigmata lighting up a dark day.
A large pool of rainwater on the side of the All Hallow's Eve course
It rained. Hard.
A black and white photo of two bike racers at the Surf City Cyclocross event in Aptos, California.
Justin Robinson chasing the leader on the last lap. Justin eventually took first for Santa Cruz Factory Racing.

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Truck to Truckee

|| Snow-covered peaks as seen from the highway crossing through Nevada. I was returning from shooting photos for the High Fives Foundation at their Trains even in Lake Tahoe, California when I shot this using my point-and-shoot digital camera. Solo road trips offer lots of time for thought, music, and taking in the scenery. Although there isn’t usually much to see once you hit the desert, sometime you’re afforded a view that you can’t ignore … in front of your or behind you. ||