Here’s some shots from last Saturday’s HP Grand Prix. Wolfpack Hustle hosted this night of bike drag racing in the historic core of Huntington Park, right down the center of a closed-off Pacific Avenue. We tagged along on the Treats ‘n’ Beats ride from downtown LA to the races and had a blast – along with some solid local burritos and tasty home-baked cupcakes from Sweet Escapes.
Generally, I don’t advocate wearing earbuds. It’s way too important being able to hear what’s happening around you. That said, when I do wear earbuds, I do the one ear thing, and keep the music pretty low, that way I can still hear it, but I can also hear traffic. Plus it’s nice hearing Google Maps lady’s reassuring voice give me turn-by-turn directions when I’m in an unfamiliar area. I like to think she’s flirting with me.
Single shot GoPro footage of Kelly McGarry at Red Bull Rampage 2013. This death-defying run includes a flip over a 72-foot-long canyon gap, and he makes it look so easy.
Episode 2 of our web series about riding bikes and eating desserts takes place in Los Angeles, the day before the Wolfpack Hustle‘s Marathon Crash Race – where thousands of cyclists crash the LA Marathon course in the twilight hours, before the runners take over the route. True, it’s not the best idea loading up on sweets on the day before a race, but Andrea “Mama B” Denike Martinez, Nat Gale, York Tan, Lawrence Sanchez and Katie Brooks Bennett said screw it and came on the Sweet Ride anyway.
Every wednesday night in Los Angles a pretty magical group ride takes place called “The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time,” or “The Passage Ride” for short.
You never know where it’s headed, but it usually involves bridges, stairs, hills, sick views and the occasional underground tunnel all based around a theme. The general concept is that the city offers a myriad of hidden passages when you ride a bike – not just the ones found on streets and bike lanes.
To commemorate the ride’s 4th anniversary, ride founders Sean Deyoe and Nathan Snider launched a gallery retrospective at Red#5 Yellow#7. The show gave a comprehensive look at the crazy amount of imagination and care Sean and Nate put into their guided urban adventures.
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