Photos from the Bay Area Super Prestige night race in Brisbane, CA.
Warm and dusty conditions have persisted into November for NorCal crossers and with the exception of one man-made mudhole the mostly dry and bumpy course had racers adding a few more psi to their tires or risk the consequences.
In the Women’s Elite race Ellen Sherrill (Bicycle Bluebook/HRS) grabbed an early lead over Karen Brems (Team Rambuski Law) and never looked back. It was only a late race traffic jam that caused Sherrill to lose a bit of her margin, but the win was never in doubt. Helene Drumm (Divine Electric), Katie Jay Melena (Bicycle Bluebook/HRS) and Caroline Decendorf (Cycles Fanatic) rounded out the top five.
In the Men’s race Scott Chapin (Bicycle Bluebook/HRS) worked his magic again on the Sierra Point course, roaring away on his Rock Lobster singlespeed to a commanding win. Justin Abbott (Big Swingin’ Cycles), Walton Brush (MASH SF), Ben Jacques-Maynes (Jamis CX) and Alex Work (Bicycle Bluebook/HRS) flanked Chapin on the podium.