After yet another 9 to 5, Ronnie’s Specialized Crux swept the roads clean. Passing through the canals and finally reaching the dirt roads of Hazel, the Crux eased effortlessly. The pathways were firm yet technical and tested this beauty to its potential. Around nightfall, swarms of (Zika infested?) mosquitos painfully welcomed us by the river. It was then, we realized it was time to head out with the Crux leading ahead.
Track bikes and dirt are so hit right now…this is exactly why. That Campy equipped 70’s Viner track is too damn cool too!
For a brand on the up & up like Squid it doesn’t get much more exclusive than a collabo with street artist Goomba. With roots already in cans a la spray.bike, Squid is no stranger to the art of can control in making something great. Being a Sacramento local has nothing to do with the continued appreciation for the art of their cross bikes…click through for the whole set!
With a long weekend we decided some deep puddles and a steady onslaught of rain were more than overdue. As we work on the new direction of the site rides like these are crucial to narrowing things down. They also serve for a great day out ripping up some mud and water…
Tracklocross has been big this season and this edit from Mud Max is easily the most “interesting” take on coverage. Safe to say the Italian fixed scene knows how to have fun…
After sweet tracklocross event here in Sac I knew this SF gathering would be just as fresh. Prior obligations kept me from making it out so this bit from the Turf dudes hit the spot. Good to see some familiar faces out there ripping and the course for this one looked beyond fun. This was a fundraiser for this years Westside Invite in Oakland which is bound to be worth hitting up!
Adam Seavers and I just threw one of the best Tracklocross races to ever come to Sacramento. Such a great turnout for just a race scrapped together by a couple of kids trying to get their fixed gear community doing a bit more than just riding around spot to spot drinking and doing fixie tricks. (Even though we love fixie tricks)
Tracklomento consisted of a quarter mile dirt trail alongside the American river just right behind the Blue Diamond Almond factory. 10 Laps, 18 riders and a ton of shredding to beheld. Besides all the fun dirt trails and puddles the racers had to bomb through on Track bikes, they also had to maneuver around a gnarly hobo camp towards the end of the course. After awhile the hobos weren’t too happy with us but by then the race was all finished up.
Our winners were: 1st Jean Padilla (TCB Courier), 2nd James Newman (Macaframa), and 3rd Jonathan Jones! It was a vicious battle between Jean and James, as James was first to shoot right through the hole shot and create a huge gap. According to the racers there was a huge crash that held back many competitors and pushed james newman even further away from the pack. The breakaway was held for majority of the race by James, but Jean didn’t let the distance break his focus of winning. Watching Jean hunt down James was marvelous sight as if i was watching a ferocious lion hunting its prey.
Squeezed in some late afternoon dirtin’ with Angel yesterday before getting back into the groove of the week. With miles on miles of single track Folsom Lake is easily my favorite place to get the cross bike dirty. This is one of the few shots Angel managed to grab yesterday and though this isn’t an official introduction for him you can expect to see much more from him on here soon!
Plenty of solid people coming together for what will be the first track race of its kind here in Sacramento. Tracklomento is just weeks away hitting the dirt December 10th for a day of fixed cyclocross racing. Some primo prizes up for grabs in what will be a great day of racing no matter where you finish. Pop over to the instagram and event page to get the rundown!