Alright, people. Obviously I’ve been offline for the past few weeks. I missed you guys… and maybe some of you missed me too?
But seriously it hasn’t just been a vacation for me. Surprisingly, this blog doesn’t quite pay the bills so I’ve been working pretty hard at my real job. But that doesn’t mean that RTBL has been put on the back burner. No no no…
We’ve been working on some big things here at RTBL and I’m super stoked about what’s coming around the corner. So stay tuned and pretty soon you’ll be glad you did. In the meantime, I’m catching up with the internet and I’ve got loads of stuff to post up over the next few days.
In other news… here’s what happened on the way to the Encino Velodrome last Wednesday evening:
I’m saddened and heartbroken to say that my beloved Masi 3Volumetrica track bike had a slight disagreement with a car at the 101 Fwy onramp on Balboa Blvd. The frame is cracked in two places. Luckily I landed squarely on my feet without a scrape or a bruise. I’m just recovering from the emotional damage of losing a one-of-a-kind bike like that. But I’m working on a new build and hope to be back in the pole lane shortly.
ABOC Sprinters Series (DISC Velodrome) » Winter sprints for Melbourne — yeah it’s winter over there.
LA Brakeless Pop Up (Los Angeles, CA) » Come party and race with the LAB crew at Royal/T in Culver City.
United City Alleycat (Manchester, UK) » An alleycat race to warm you up for the 2011 British & Irish Cycle Courier Championships.
California Classic Criterium (Fresno, CA) » With all the competition paying attention to the Tour Of California, the $4,000 purse could be up for grabs here.
Kissena Royale (Kissena Velodrome) » Affinity Cycles’ racing series at Kissena is back on track.
The LAOCLB Century (Los Angeles / Orange County / Long Beach) » A fun daytime century ride starting at Union Station in Los Angeles, rolling through Orange county and finishing with a nice ocean sunset as we ride into Long Beach.
Orange20 ALC Fundraiser (Los Angeles, CA) » Come hang out with The Juice crew and help them raise money for their great AIDS Life Cycle adventure. There will be a BBQ, raffle, drinks and an alleycat race.
Stairmaster Challenge (New York, NY) » An alleycat race with lots of climbing… stairs. As in, hey get off your bike and run up those steps. Ouch.
UCI Omnium (Calgray Bicycle Track) » Not actually a UCI event but they will be following the format of the older UCI Omnium. Should be a fun track race.
Velo City Chicago (Kenosha Velodrome) » Chicago Cuttin’ Crew is representing this stop of the Velo City 2011 tour.
MadEx’s GuerilLA Drive In (Los Angeles, CA) » Nothing else to do on Sunday so I’m gonna go see a movie. MadEx will be presenting “Idiocracy” on the corner of 2nd and Garey in Downtown Los Angeles at 9pm. Tune your radio to 104.7 FM to catch the audio. Oh and it’s FREE of course.
Amgen Tour Of California (California) » Pretty much the best pro stage race in the country. The final stages will be this weekend in the greater Los Angeles area. Everyone will be there. Will you?
Doomtrack (Bolzano, Italy) » An omnium of fixed gear fun including goldsprints, party time and alleycat racing.
Matrix Track Cup (Superdrome) » Tons of track racing for the ATRA National Championship Series opener at the Superdrome in Frisco, TX.