Saturday, October 05, 2013

Woodchips and Barriers; So Cal Cross Time With Fuzz and Bob!


We had our first cyclocross race of the season in Downtown LA at the
Historic Park (aka woodchip bonanza park). Hot day of dry dirt and
woodchips galore. Amino Vital had to go to double dose and our Xpedo
pedals were working overtime as we jumped on and off the bike over the
barriers. Vegas Bob and I headed out to race the Class B and ended up
flatting one lap apart.

Massive woodchip had speared into my Kenda
Small Block 8's 700X50 so bad that the slime in the wheel couldnt close
the hole. Racing on a 29er this year is making a big difference
especially on the long straightaways. Trusty Sigma EZ-up kept us cool
and my Sigma Rox 9.0 (5th season for this computer) had my average
higher than last year. Flatted but had a good couple of laps.

 Needed to kick my butt alittle bit since crashing and busting my femur a month
and a half ago. Physically need to strengthen more. Confidence was not
there on the technical dirt sections, dont want to fall on it again,
especially when the doctor says not to ride at all, HA!

Highlight of the day was watching the up and coming youngster in the
Backbone grassroots program. Vrej, my nephew, at the tender age of 3
got 3rd place in his little tikes race. He was so focused and
determined. After the race he was asking when the next race is! How
awesome is that!

Big Thank you to all the peeps that came out to support on that hot day
in LA : Beth Jacobs (you are racing next time, she rode in from Burbank
to support us), Mr. Margve, Joy (great pics), and my brothers family
Kristina, Vrej, and my other nephew Njdeh (6 months old). Good luck
pronouncing their names.

And always our sponsors : Amino Vital, Sigma, Xpedo Pedals, Kenda
Tires, Ryder Sunglasses, Royal, Spinergy Wheels, Formula Brakes, Voler
Apparal, and mom/dad.


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