Issue 135: Late Summer 2016
This summer has gifted fans of bike racing with the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Tour de France couldn’t compete with the lure of Olympic gold, with some athletes leaving the TdF early to begin their Olympic preparations. Most notably Mark Cavendish, a world champion sprinter from the UK who won four stages of this year’s race, called it quits after the 16th stage. Though Cavendish was a favorite for the final stage of the tour and a sprint finish down the Champs-Élysées (a stage he previously won 4 times) Cav elected to bow out and prepare for Rio. Such is the draw of Olympic glory, second only to the over-all TdF winner in terms of prestige.
The Hi Mountain Road, A Preview For The Central Coast Classique
KOM Segments for the Central Coast Classique Hi Mountain Road & Huasana Road Hi Mountain Road Arroyo Grande, CA 4.5 Miles, 646 feet The first three miles are smooth sailing around the mild grade as it passes the Rancho Arroyo Grande Shop and meanders next…
Phils Fondo Preview Ride: The Malibu Gran Cookie Dough
We experienced Phils Fondo when we spent some time with Cannondale rider Phil Gaimon in Santa Monica, along with chef Jeff Mahin owner of M Street Kitchen, during a preview ride of the routes they’re putting together for this fall’s Malibu Gran Cookie Dough.
Dromarti RACE ‘Black’
It’s refreshing to come across the Dromarti Race cycling shoes, a product that has durability and timelessness baked into the design. The Dromarti Race shoes provide the lightweight of lace-ups with the breathability and durability of natural leather. The natural ventilation properties of leather far surpass even the most modern synthetics, providing a shoe that keeps feet dry and funk-free, even on the hottest of southland summer days.
Rock “N” Roll GOLD Chain Lubricant
As most chain lubricants require a cleaning step prior to application, Rock “N” Roll chain lubes stand out. It combines the two steps leaving one less thing to carry on a multi-day tour and one less thing to forget while traveling – not to mention the time-savings of being able to clean and lube at the same time. And all of this comes at a price well below the average of available alternatives.
Peter Sagan Claims His 15th Stage Win At 2016 Amgen Tour of California
World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) racing for the Tinkoff team has won his 15th all-time Amgen Tour of California stage after a day of racing arguably the most iconic stretches of California roadway, Highway 1. The 4th day of the 8-day race began in Morro Bay and concluded with a sprint showdown on the Mazda Laguna Seca racetrack in Monterey County.
Bike to Work: Perform Better At Life
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.
Dahon Speed D7: Dr. David Hon and His Dahon Folding Bike
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.
Brooklyn Bikes Driggs 3: A Head-Turning Steel City-Bike For The Masses
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.
SOC16: HAIBIKE eMTB Race
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.
An Air of Confidence: Rally Cycling at the San Diego Wind Tunnel
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.
A Luxury Weekend Gran Fondo in the Malibu Hills: Malibu Gran Fondo
The Malibu Gran Fondo took place this past March in beginning in Agoura Hills and succeeded in providing a memorable and competitive experience for those in attendance. The event kicked off on a Friday evening and was set at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, a…
Latigo Canyon Road: A Hallmark Of SoCal Climbs
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.
Issue 130: Late Winter 2016
Find your own adventure in Southern California, discover a new event in our favorite place in the world to ride a bicycle, or be inspired for your next race – and if you like it? Share it with a friend! For those living the dream…
SoCal Fixed Series Comeback Crit in Huntington Beach
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.
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