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WORLD CHAMPS: FRONTSIDE BAR FLIP


One of the more impressive moves I’ve seen on the track this year — especially since the rider gets back up to finish out the race. This comes just a few minutes after the Russian team had their own little mishap. Please take note of the Belgian rider’s hand position before he goes down.

This is why I’m always yelling at my riders: “TOPS OR DROPS!” Your steering is just not as stable with your hands resting on the bar like that and if you get bumped, you’re more likely to crash. There are no brake hoods on these bikes so nothing to stop your hands from sliding forward and losing the bar like this guy. Keep those mittens in the drops or on the top of the bar (the straight part on either side of the stem).

NEVER EASY TO WATCH


…especially if you’ve got the best view in the house! Ouch.
Tags: crashes,

THROWNBLOWN: CHASLOCROSS


Alex and Chas with a gentle reminder that it’s still cyclocross season. Get dirty!

Don’t forget the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships are this weekend in San Francisco.

HOW NOT TO RIDE A WOODEN VELODROME


Live and learn!
DONATE TO THE TEEN DREAM FUND 

Chicago Cuttin’ Crew rider Brian Ellison recently had a bad fall at Kenosha Velodrome and had to be airlifted to the hospital.  He is currently recovering with a broken collarbone and a cracked skull but his wallet is probably what hurts the most (helicopter rides ain’t cheap).  Brian is off to Lees-McRae College soon to try and further his career as a bike racer but he needs a little help to get back on top of things.

The Teen Dream Fund has been set up by Brian’s friends to help him pay down his massive medical bills.  Please go and show him some kindness!
DONATE TO THE TEEN DREAM FUND 

Chicago Cuttin’ Crew rider Brian Ellison recently had a bad fall at Kenosha Velodrome and had to be airlifted to the hospital.  He is currently recovering with a broken collarbone and a cracked skull but his wallet is probably what hurts the most (helicopter rides ain’t cheap).  Brian is off to Lees-McRae College soon to try and further his career as a bike racer but he needs a little help to get back on top of things.

The Teen Dream Fund has been set up by Brian’s friends to help him pay down his massive medical bills.  Please go and show him some kindness!

DONATE TO THE TEEN DREAM FUND


Chicago Cuttin’ Crew rider Brian Ellison recently had a bad fall at Kenosha Velodrome and had to be airlifted to the hospital. He is currently recovering with a broken collarbone and a cracked skull but his wallet is probably what hurts the most (helicopter rides ain’t cheap). Brian is off to Lees-McRae College soon to try and further his career as a bike racer but he needs a little help to get back on top of things.

The Teen Dream Fund has been set up by Brian’s friends to help him pay down his massive medical bills. Please go and show him some kindness!
SOMETIMES IT HURTS 

Photo taken by The Jaguar Shark.
SOMETIMES IT HURTS 

Photo taken by The Jaguar Shark.

SOMETIMES IT HURTS


Photo taken by The Jaguar Shark.

VACATION: OVER

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:


[photo by Beaver Beavs]

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.

Ride safe out there!

RIDE IN PEACE WOUTER WEYLANDT

Tragedy struck hard during the Giro d’Italia today as Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt was involved in a fatal crash.  My heart goes out to his family, friends, teammates and all those around him.

R.I.P.
RIDE IN PEACE WOUTER WEYLANDT

Tragedy struck hard during the Giro d’Italia today as Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt was involved in a fatal crash.  My heart goes out to his family, friends, teammates and all those around him.

R.I.P.

RIDE IN PEACE WOUTER WEYLANDT


Tragedy struck hard during the Giro d’Italia today as Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt was involved in a fatal crash. My heart goes out to his family, friends, teammates and all those around him.

R.I.P.
EPIC SPLINTER UPDATE 

An update on the condition of Azizulhasni Awang and the 7” wooden spike that he took out of the Manchester Velodrome with the flesh of his leg.

Surgery was completed today and the splinter successfully removed, the doctor present suggested he could fly back as early as tomorrow and can ride again in just under a fortnight.  Dude should mount it on a trophy base and put it on the center of his coffee table!

See the video report here.
EPIC SPLINTER UPDATE 

An update on the condition of Azizulhasni Awang and the 7” wooden spike that he took out of the Manchester Velodrome with the flesh of his leg.

Surgery was completed today and the splinter successfully removed, the doctor present suggested he could fly back as early as tomorrow and can ride again in just under a fortnight.  Dude should mount it on a trophy base and put it on the center of his coffee table!

See the video report here.

EPIC SPLINTER UPDATE


An update on the condition of Azizulhasni Awang and the 7” wooden spike that he took out of the Manchester Velodrome with the flesh of his leg.

Surgery was completed today and the splinter successfully removed, the doctor present suggested he could fly back as early as tomorrow and can ride again in just under a fortnight. Dude should mount it on a trophy base and put it on the center of his coffee table!

See the video report here.


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