It was a typical hot August afternoon for the Summer’s End Criterium in Ontario. Over 100 Pro 1/2/3 riders lined up at the start. The attacks started at the opening gun and continued for twenty minutes until a group of six got away. Gabe Varela (Acqua al 2/SDBC) was the last to bridge into the group as it sped away. Along with Gabe, the lead group included Jamie Paolinetti (Amgen), Chris DeMarchi (Amgen), Michael Johnson (Amgen), Sergio Hernandez (Jelly Belly Pro) and Albert Gonzales (unattached). Paolinetti and DeMarchi are both current national champions. It was clear that one of these six riders would win the race.
By SDBC Elite
Spinning has been very good for Bryon Black, a 47-year-old IT manager from Carlsbad. It’s transformed him from an angry, 240-pound vodka-swigging couch surfer into an inspirational, super- fit 185-pound role model who’s raised huge sums for charity, become an accomplished cyclist and, as an instructor and leader, inspires in- door and outdoor riders to greatness on a daily basis.
By Roy M. Wallack of Competitor Magazine
At the San Diego Velodrome on every tuesday night from April through September is Tuesday Night Racing, or TNR as it is known. Located near Balboa Park (built for the World's Fair in 1915) the current velodrome was constructed in the 1930's and resurfaced in the 1970's. A 333 meter outdoor concrete track sits at the edge of Morley Field and on the rim of a canyon with a view of downtown San Diego.
By Ryon G
Consider the Cervelo R5ca as starting from scratch in a way. What Cervelo wanted to do with Project California, as they called it, is to spend time learning about bike design rather than working on frame development although a frame was eventually produced. Cervelo did not want to take their already wonderful existing line and attempt to make improvements on it, instead they set out for something new and innovative.
By Randal Hollis
SRAM Apex is the latest offering from the successful cycling component manufacturer. SRAM released Apex in February, 2010 to fill the needs of riders who wanted the wider gear spread offered with a tripe drivetrain yet they maintained the lower weight of a double drivetrain.
By Randal Hollis
Chances are, if you're reading this, you're an endurance athlete. I'm going to wager a guess that you're competitive, be it against your friends, against yourself, against your local hills, or against the elite. Now, I'll ask a question (or two): do you like doing interval training? Are you able to go out and hammer up your favorite hill just as fast alone as when challenging your best riding buddy? If you answered yes to both questions, I applaud you. You must be related to Jens Voigt.
By Ryon Graf