Brooks England Ltd. has partnered with Brompton, Canyon and Skeppshult, to release special edition bikes commemorating the iconic saddle maker’s 150 years in business.
Commuting by bicycle can be very different, in positive ways, from commuting to work by automobile. You take different roads, you are among like-minded people, and more of your time is spent actively experiencing and engaging with the world around you.
During the “Space Race” of the 1970’s when the SoCal aerospace industry was in full swing, Dr. David Hon was a leader in the field of laser technology. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from USC he was recruited by Hughes Aircraft, where he worked on many of the breakthroughs in the laser systems used in missile guidance and anti-aircraft guns.
This double top-tube bicycle is a classic design with an added second horizontal support that increases the strength of the frame. The triangle which is the shape of a bicycle frame, is the perfect structure for evenly distributing rider weight and pedaling forces.
Racers in the inaugural eMTB race make their way around the course at the 2016 Sea Otter Classic festivel held in Monterey. The event is the first of it’s kind in the US, though the bikes are raced extensively in Europe.
We accompanied Rally Cycling to the San Diego Wind Tunnel earlier this month, and had the opportunity to see how the team uses the tunnel. Members of the team brought their bikes into the chamber and mounted them atop an aluminum platform that measures the effects on the static bike/rider combo by the forced air circulated by a 20-foot propeller on the other side of the building.
This classic Malibu climb coils like a kingsnake gliding through coastal brush as it traces a route up-and-over the sandstone bluffs that hug the Pacific coast and connects PCH in Malibu to Mulholland Highway in Westlake Village.
The Comeback Crit was the kick-off event and the first of 10 comprising the SoCal Fixed Series. These events are for track bikes with fixed gears and no brakes that race on a closed, asphalt short-course.
While downhill racers across the country waited for snow to thaw and ski-slopes to return to their summer shade of grassy-brown, SoCal racers have been enjoying the bluebird weekends in Fontana, racing in the Southridge Racing Winter Series. Organizers host a weekend of mountain-biking that have some participants choosing to camp for the two-day mountain-mash.
Held in El Dorado Park in Long Beach, the CXLA event is part of the SoCalCross PRESTIGE SERIES. The course was long and dry, with sand-pits, obstacles and fine silica dust enshrouding the riders as they made their way through the park.
The sun was beating down in the early afternoon of August 16 as cyclists lined up to ride the Summer End Grand Prix Criterium in Ontario, CA. This was the 18th year and the 7th and final race of the Pacific Sunset Velo 2015 summer series criterium.
GoPro, the ubiquitous sport POV camera company, has a couple videos from last month’s Tour de France, but our favorite is the best of the first 7 stages. The excitement amongst the field is palpable and documented with close-up views afforded by the on-board cameras. Is this the future of televised bicycle racing?