Bikeman's Featured Articles
Written by Michael Benson Thursday, 04 January 2018 00:00
Located in Walpole Massachusetts sits the Adams Farm, home to 454 Velo's year-end Cyclocross race. This was our first visit to the venue. Based on the conditions being snowy, hard as rock frozen ground, and icy, I was happy to see that a farm course was on order. To me, a farm course is more wide-open space with longer flowy hills and cambers. With these conditions, we didn't need scary descents on big hills. Speed could be controlled on today's course based on each rider’s bike handling ability (especially cornering) and proper tire section and pressure.
Written by Roger Jorgensen Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:00
Southern California Cross Prestige Series race numbers 12 and 13 in Griffith Park, City of Los Angeles, California. That said we raced two days, close to home under beautiful sunny skies.The park is a gem, home to our Zoo, Observatory, Greek Theater, Hollywood Sign, Western Museum, a golf course or two, and a collection of hiking trails that bring our city together. This course has elevation, grass and mulch. Of course, barriers, steps, sand pit and asphalt finish. December in L. A., dreaming of sugar plum fairies and rain.