Here it is! The beginning of our journey to Los Angeles. The Farewell Alleycat went great and we’re really going to miss our roots and everyone here in Florida.
Be sure to keep up with us on our trip on Instagram and #FWDSETtoLA.
This is the first in the series of three videos, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for new videos to be released.
Sunday was quite the eventful day. With the Marathon Crash Race Ride happening in the early morning, we decided we’d rather catch a few hours of extra sleep and go for an epic ride in the mountains. And that’s exactly what we did.
Mt. Baldy proved to be quite the challenge, especially with being use to Florida’s rather flat terrain. A little under 70 miles with 7,200 feet of climbing was no small feat.
The weather was perfect and the skies clearer than normal, which led to some great scenic photos. You could even make out downtown Los Angeles in the distant horizon.
Great ride with great friends. California cycling at it’s best.
Be sure to check out the guys over at Mobbin’ Monday (even though we rode on Sunday) for some local rides in the Pomona area.
I’ve been using the Knog Blinder Arc 1.7 as my daily light for the last few months, and I’ve got to say it’s damn bright and very much worth it. Tons of improvements since the original inception of the Blinder light series.
Currently Knog is hosting a contest to win the Blinder Arc 1.7 or 5.5.
“With the release of the new Blinder Arc 1.7 and 5.5 lights, Knog has put together an exciting competion via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where fans have the chance to win a brand new Blinder Arc bike light (see specs).
All you have to do is submit a photo of you and your favourite place to ride with the hashtag #NoOrdinaryRide through Twitter or Instagram, or enter via Facebook and tell us where you are and why you love to ride there.
The best four entries will be chosen on March 10th and each will win a Knog Blinder Arc 1.7 or 5.5 light.
Caught this photoset over on Flickr. Loving the style and close-up shots from Qiu Ics in what seems to be Bucharest, Romania.
The Forazter Downhill Dash No. 3 went down last Saturday and it was a tough one. This was our second year of sponsoring the event, and this time, we actually were able to participate in the race.
One thing we’d like to clear up, “downhill dash” was definitely some kind of ironic or sarcastic title to the event, because this race was anything but. Climbing for the 37 mile race was recorded at almost 2,000 feet. Nothing us Florida boys are used to. It was interesting to say the least watching the group all struggle to climb the haunting hills of the city.
One of the few set backs on the event was unexpectedly having to race in the dark with no lights. Made it pretty interesting to have to navigate a city you’ve never visited, barely being able to read street signs. Another locals advantage, the first checkpoint intersected roads twice on the course, so you could either take the long route, or the short route. Of course, we ended up taking the long route.
At the end of the day, it was a fun and testing race that took us all around Riverside, California. Surprisingly only 4 finished the race, and luckily, I was one of them sitting in 4th place, just missing the podium. Congratulations to podium riders: 1st – Luis Escajeda, 2nd – Alonso Tal, 3rd – Tyler Johnson.
Be sure to go support the guys over at Forazter and check out some lifestyle clothing they have to offer.
All photos by Dronemedia unless otherwise noted. Check out more photos here, and here.
Looks like our friend Rafael over at 2071 Photo edited up a video promo for the 2014 Unified Title Series hosted by Wolfpack Hustle. Looks great! You might even see a few familiar faces in the video.
It’s crazy to think last year we flew out from Florida to participate in this, and now we live right here where it’s happening… Los Angeles, California.
Be sure to check out what’s happening with the first race in the series, The Marathon Crash Race.