It’s August and it’s getting hot.
Okay, it’s already hot, just even hotter. Lord save us. Still, we cycle. Everyone knows about caring water bottles and sun block so what’s the big deal?
Oh yeah. My tire didn’t take too kindly to it. Makes me think of the “Hello” scene in Alien.
There was a lot of events going on this past weekend that went far more smoothly. We should focus on them.
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The Brentwood Grand Prix took place yesterday as one of LA’s premiere racing events of the year. It only seems to get bigger with every incarnation and the crowds got treated to some great action. You can find results and more photos on their facebook page.
Even though this is a still, you know they are going fast.
I love this corner. So much fun to drop into #brentwoodgrandprix #cycling #SoCal #crit #bikelife A video posted by Bikeology (@bikeology) on
This looks like a recipe for a crash
Bikes and cars wheels!!!! #galpinford #brentwoodgrandprix A photo posted by Sarah Horvet (@ilovewheels) on
Yes, kids enjoy the Brentwood GP too! LA’s Fourth Annual Clitoral Mass, organized by the Ovarian Pyscos, rolled out Saturday to bring harmony to women’s cycling. I would have dispatched Mrs. CiclaValley, but her bike was stolen the night before. Dems the brakes.
This one’s for the ladies. #ClitoralMass is about to start. A photo posted by The Bicycle Tree (@bicycletree) on
The ride started out off of Olvera Street with about 300 cyclists taking place.
Hey! Nobody told me there would be dancing!
In recovery mode now but @ovarian_psycos want to thank everyone that came out yesterday! We hoped everyone had a blast! We biked over #30miles! We started with over #300womxn from all over #California! We especially want to thank all the Clitoral Mass volunteers, male allies, mechanics, medic, the bands & performers who played at the fundraisers, all the collectives & organizations who came through, and everyone who who donated and lend us a hand! All of this couldn’t have happen without this beautiful community effort! See ya all next year! And remember only 364 days till the next #ClitoralMassLA!!! Remember to hashtag all your photos with #clitoralmass & #clitoralmassLA so we can all share the memories! #sisepudo #noriderleftbehind #allwomxnbikeride #womxn #womyn #women #woman #womiin #gendernonconforming #gnc #queer #trans #woc #poc #losangeles #launidadhacelafuerza #communityunity A photo posted by Ovarios Del Barrio (@ovarian_psycos) on
…and the fun went into the night!
Yesterday was also the first Sunday of the month, meaning it’s time for LACBC’s Sunday Funday Ride!
LACBC Board President Steve Boyd led the festivities
The ride went out of Lakewood and headed down the San Gabriel River Path Lastly, I missed out on team training camp this weekend. Looks like it could have been fun:
Not so secret secret-training. #Bicycledotnet #studfarm #marefarm #trainingsesh A photo posted by Bicycle.Net Racing Team (@bicycledotnet) on