Despite the annual Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race being canceled days before the event, the Wolfpack crew managed to pull off a last minute permit for a mass ride. Led by Damian Kevitt in support of his organization Finish the Ride, over 1000 cyclists gathered at Tang’s Donuts (RIP) to pay their respects to the recently closed LA eatery, oh and to ride all night long.
What started out as slow group ride quickly accelerated. Although it technically wasn’t a race, no one was trying to finish last. The final stretch down San Vincente was, again, a race highlight with top speeds being reached and Strava segments on watch. The finish was in the usual spot on Ocean Blvd with hundreds of cyclists milling around in the closed intersection. About 5 different people claimed they “won”. Since there was to be no dogtags awarded this year, groups of riders slowly rolled away to watch an amazing sunset then sleep for the next 12 hours. LIKE if your sleep schedule is still fucked.
Let’s all hope that WPH can negotiate a killer Race for next years marathon. Meanwhile, the remaining races in the Wolfpack Unified Series are still on, with a Crit to be held in Long Beach and the return of the Drag Race. Stay tuned to TRAFIK for all that FG life info.
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Bike theft is going up by as much as 230% in some areas of California like Santa Monica! That’s right, bikes are getting nabbed right and left! So do yourself a favor and DONT LEAVE YOUR BIKE ANYWHERE!!! If you have to leave it, at least use a U-lock! Which by the way are referred to as “D-locks” elsewhere. Stay smart, stay safe, stay fixed!
Honestly, if you saw this happening to your bike would you be pissed or impressed? Anyway, point is, don’t just lock the front wheel!
Your bike is your ride, your gym, your style. Your bike is you. So lock it up the right way. Or better yet, don’t let it out of your sight. But whatever you do, DO NOT LOCK IT UP LIKE IN THE PICTURES BELOW! (oh, and make sure it’s Fixed!)
All the rage during the winter months has been about cyclocross, but there is one angry deer who doesn’t take kindly to off-road races thru his hood. Bam! Ride on this side of the forest and you get fucked with.
The rider, Jeff Plassman, didn’t know what hit him…”I figure that deer was doing a good 30 mph. I didn’t even have time to react. All I saw was fur, sky, ground. You can’t make this stuff up!” No Jeff, you can’t, thanks to GoPro.
All done in Photoshop and Illustrator, so no laws were broken.