Crit Prep Tips

21

Jun

2013

So it’s only a few days before the big race and you’re thinking you better get some last minute training in. WRONG! The time for smashing out centuries is over and now all there is to do is rest. Really, you don’t want to ware yourself out! So check the tips below, then kick back and enjoy your favorite cycling movie, like To Live And Ride In LA, for example!

1.  Ride the course and familiarize yourself with the turns.

2.  Be properly fueled by having a solid meal at least 2 hours before race time.

3.  Tune your bike up. You don’t want any unexpected surprises.

4.  Rest as much as possible the day before and get plenty of sleep.

5.  Warm up and stretch before the race. You wanna be ready when that race starts!

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TRAFIK is proud to announce that we are now an OFFICIAL SPONSOR of the Gorilla Smash Squad (GSS). This is a talented group of young LA riders reppin K-Town who started racing in alley-cats and other events, and have recently started competing and winning legit sanctioned races. In the 2012 and 2013 WPH Crash Race they had multiple riders finish in the top 10 and they are looking to clean up in the Wolfpack Hustle Crit and Drag race, both of which play to their strengths. They also have a secret weapon on the squad, State Champion and King of Vegas Winner – Tony Zaldua.

TRAFIK is very excited for the upcoming race season and to be supporting such a dedicated race squad. Check out our blog all season for updates on the Gorilla Smash Squad races and meet the team below!

Race team
Facebook.com/gorillasmashsquad
Instagram -Gorillasmashsquad

Steven Ny Facebook, Instagram – @neuyorkgss
Tony Z Facebook
Ivan Delgado Facebook, Instagram – @ivandelgado_gss
Juan Carlos Facebook, Instagram – @jcperez_gss
Anthony Z Facebook, Instagram – @anthonybadowshki
Felipe Facebook, Instagram – @felipecastillo_gss
Nyrah Facebook,  Instagram – @nyrahheartsgss
Michelle Khare Facebook
Rest of the squad
Anthony Olmos Facebook, Instagram – @bitchassanthony
Henry G Facebook
Jose R Facebook

Photo credit by Raquel Natalicchio

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Register for the Wolfpack Crit while you can, cus it’s all going down next Sunday! Everybody’s getting amped up for this race and participants are coming from all over to get in on the action! Naturally TRAFIK will be there in full force with a tent so stop by, grab some Gatorade, shoot the shit, and check out the merch. This race is going to be quite the spectacle, so don’t miss out!

Date: June 23rd
Time: Check-in 10am, 12pm Qualifiers, 4pm Finals
Location: LA City Hall 200 North Spring St. LA, CA 90012
Categories: Men’s Road, Men’s Fixed, Women’s Road, Women’s Fixed

Check the Wolfpack’s site for full details

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As you probably already heard, the Burner Bags are back in stock.

To celebrate, we’re giving one away! So get your crayons out of the box, spray paint out of the closet, or power up Photoshop, because we’re calling all artists (and non-artists) to get some creative juices flowing and win sh*t while you’re at it.

Are you a great stick figure artist? Here’s your chance to win our Burner Bag and seriously get creative. Our bag comes with a fully customizable front panel that is waiting to get stickered, painted, and designed on. So get at it. Open to the world! Contest ends next week.

Here are the rules:

1. Download the blank template HERE or here.

2. Post your final design on our Facebook Wall.

3. Once it’s posted on our Wall, share it with your friends and get LIKES!

The design with the most Likes will take the win.

Here’s what you win:

1. TRAFIK Burner Bag

2. TRAFIK Decals

3. Exclusive TRAFIK buttons (Not yet released to the Public)

If you’re having problems downloading the image, you can right click the one below and download directly! Get creative!

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You guys asked for it, and we listened. We’re happy to announce that the Burner Bag is back in stock!

The New TRAFIK Burner Bag from TRAFIK on Vimeo.

Fixed gear culture is all about self-expression. Why not wear your creativity on your hip? TRAFIK presents the new Burner Bag. Paint it. Tag it. Bomb it… Do You.

The TRAFIK Burner Bag is a hip pouch/tool bag that was designed to be drawn on, painted, stickered, and sprayed… just about anything works on this bag. The Burner Bag is made from weatherproof Cordura with a special white vinyl front that is your canvas. It has a ton of interior space for all your essentials, industrial grade velcro closures, a secret pocket for your money, keys, stash, whatever, large (2.5 in) belt loops, plus sewn in 3M reflective strips so cars see you at night.

This hip bag is made to be used and abused, then used again…Want to change up your artwork? Just buff it out and throw up a new piece. Write a message to the drivers behind you, catch a tag, sticker bomb the sh*t out of it. Make a statement. It’s time for you to be the designer… Do You.

The TRAFIK Burner Bag comes with our Signature Black Reflective Decal + some other stickers we’ll throw in to get you started.

Get the TRAFIK Burner Bag now!

Handmade in L.A. by FAMLI Straps, so you know it’s great quality.

Features:
• 1,000 denier weatherproof Cordura outer shell and interior
• Secure internal pocket with tough Velcro closures
• 2.5 in. loops designed to accommodate large belts
• 13oz. white vinyl front – your canvas
• 3M reflective strips on top and bottom
• Nylon 69 thread

Dimensions: 8.5” wide, 5.5” high, 3” deep (That’s what she said)
Volume: 140 cubic in. / 77 Fluid Ounces

Visit the Shop to get your Burner Bag!

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The Red Hook Crit in the Navy Yard was gnarly! We heard only a handfull of racers were able to complete the race without wreckin or getting lapped! I wonder why?? Check out this video crash compilation of all the worst wrecks! It’s pretty gruesome to see these guys flying full speed into and over walls, then try to imagine being in the crowd and having a bike fly 20 feet right over your head! Well this video gives you a pretty good idea!

But there is some good news, Wolfpack rider Fabian Vazquez was there representing LA and weaved his way through the wreckage like a BOSS! Check the video below. Glad you made it out OK Fabian.

Wolfpack Hustle team rider Fabian Vazquez evades major crash at Red Hook Crit from Midnight Ridazz on Vimeo.

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