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ELITE NATS: WOMEN’S KEIRIN CRASH


A crash was caught on tape during the last lap of the women’s Keirin minor final last night. Both riders — I believe it was Mandy Marquardt and Mary Glenn Carrasco — got back up an were able to walk back to the infield. We hope that no (collar)bones were broken and that both riders are feeling better today.

Ride safe!
NEED ANOTHER REMINDER? 
THIS WEEKEND AT HDC VELODROME! 

Okay seriously…  I know Ride The Black Line has been reeeally quiet lately but I’m gonna be making tons of noise at Elite Nats this weekend.  Come down to Home Depot Center Velodrome and say hi (I’ll be chillin’ behind turn 3 — or at the beer garden).

Yeah, you can get tend-dollar presale tickets on Ticketbastard (plus a million service fees) but I’ve heard that there are some discounts to be had at the door.  Apparently USAC license holders can get in for five bucks each when you show your license.  I also heard that there’s a group discount for groups of ten or more at five bucks a head.  By the way, they’re only charging for Friday night and Saturday night (Match Sprints, Keirins and Points Races) — it’s free to watch the races on Sunday (Madisons).

Thanks to ZTS for the rad flyer and Tracko for the re-up.  Save the track bike!
NEED ANOTHER REMINDER? 
THIS WEEKEND AT HDC VELODROME! 

Okay seriously…  I know Ride The Black Line has been reeeally quiet lately but I’m gonna be making tons of noise at Elite Nats this weekend.  Come down to Home Depot Center Velodrome and say hi (I’ll be chillin’ behind turn 3 — or at the beer garden).

Yeah, you can get tend-dollar presale tickets on Ticketbastard (plus a million service fees) but I’ve heard that there are some discounts to be had at the door.  Apparently USAC license holders can get in for five bucks each when you show your license.  I also heard that there’s a group discount for groups of ten or more at five bucks a head.  By the way, they’re only charging for Friday night and Saturday night (Match Sprints, Keirins and Points Races) — it’s free to watch the races on Sunday (Madisons).

Thanks to ZTS for the rad flyer and Tracko for the re-up.  Save the track bike!

NEED ANOTHER REMINDER?

THIS WEEKEND AT HDC VELODROME!


Okay seriously… I know Ride The Black Line has been reeeally quiet lately but I’m gonna be making tons of noise at Elite Nats this weekend. Come down to Home Depot Center Velodrome and say hi (I’ll be chillin’ behind turn 3 — or at the beer garden).

Yeah, you can get tend-dollar presale tickets on Ticketbastard (plus a million service fees) but I’ve heard that there are some discounts to be had at the door. Apparently USAC license holders can get in for five bucks each when you show your license. I also heard that there’s a group discount for groups of ten or more at five bucks a head. By the way, they’re only charging for Friday night and Saturday night (Match Sprints, Keirins and Points Races) — it’s free to watch the races on Sunday (Madisons).

Thanks to ZTS for the rad flyer and Tracko for the re-up. Save the track bike!
ELITE TRACK NATS THIS WEEK 

The fastest trackies in the country will be competing at the Home Depot Center Velodrome all this week for National Championship titles.  If you’re in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss this!

Friday and Saturday nights will be especially spectator friendly with match sprints, keirin races, raffles, vendors, beer garden, tunes supplied by DJ Noel and lots of other fun stuff.  I will definitely be there.  Presale tickets are just ten bucks and on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Find more info HERE.

ELITE TRACK NATS THIS WEEK


The fastest trackies in the country will be competing at the Home Depot Center Velodrome all this week for National Championship titles. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss this!

Friday and Saturday nights will be especially spectator friendly with match sprints, keirin races, raffles, vendors, beer garden, tunes supplied by DJ Noel and lots of other fun stuff. I will definitely be there. Presale tickets are just ten bucks and on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Find more info HERE.
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NEW BIKE DAY - CHESINI “LA RESISTENZA”


Coincidentally, when I lost my Masi 3V track bike last month, I had just bought this frame and was wondering what to do with it. Well — thanks to the douche who ran me off the road just a few blocks from Encino Velodrome — I suddenly had a full track build laying around waiting for a frame.

La Resistenza has been around the net a little bit. I think Ryan Macintosh was the one to bring it into the U.S. after buying it off a racer in Berlin. While he loved the frame, he just wasn’t sure how to build it up so he flipped it on Fixed Gear Fever. A year later and the frame turns up on Ebay so I grab it to match my Chesini road bike.

Saturday was my first day riding the new steed — I raced it at the LAVRA Upgrade Race — and it feels awesome to be back on a handmade Italian track bike (even if this one isn’t steel).

Race photo taken by Pat Benson.
THIS WEEKEND AT THE HDC VELODROME 

See the full race flyer at LA Velodrome.

THIS WEEKEND AT THE HDC VELODROME


See the full race flyer at LA Velodrome.

LOS ANGELES VELODROME IN B&W


A chill video with some chill riding from Andy J Scott.

Thanks for the heads up, Tim!
JESSE MARANS AT JUNIOR STATE CHAMPS 

Such a rad photo taken by Pat Benson last week at HDC Velodrome.  See the rest of her photos here.

Full results from the SCNCA Junior State Track Championships are posted here.
JESSE MARANS AT JUNIOR STATE CHAMPS 

Such a rad photo taken by Pat Benson last week at HDC Velodrome.  See the rest of her photos here.

Full results from the SCNCA Junior State Track Championships are posted here.

JESSE MARANS AT JUNIOR STATE CHAMPS


Such a rad photo taken by Pat Benson last week at HDC Velodrome. See the rest of her photos here.

Full results from the SCNCA Junior State Track Championships are posted here.
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LAVRA CUP ACTION SHOTS


Pat Benson was on the apron during the LAVRA Cup last Saturday, catching photos of everyone’s beautiful race faces. See the rest of the set on Flickr.

Full race results will be posted HERE eventually…

LAVRA CUP DON’T WANNA GROW UP!


Beaver Beavs shot a nice video of the races at the HDC Velodrome last Saturday. It was pretty quiet in the stands (except for the arguments between coaches and spectators — you know what I’m talking about!) so next time come out and watch some bike racing. The action on the track is awesome to see in person. There’s nothing like it. Rad music choice, Beaver.

Vinh Diesel also took some videos of the races which you can check out on YouTube.


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