Encino Omnium

The Encino Omnium, Pure Fix‘s flagship track event (and first of many), was a huge success. The Omnium was broken into four categories of riders, competing over three races for the title. Hours before the first race kicked off a group of 20 fresh riders came to the Velodrome to get track certified by Henry Shibata. Many of those riders went on to compete in the Omnium, their very first time racing on the steeply banked walls.

Encino Omnium - Nov. 29

The Encino Omnium is a day of races and fun this Sunday, Nov. 29th at the Encino Velodrome sponsored by Pure Fix Cycles! A group of 40 riders from around LA will ...

I’ve been riding for a while now and heard the word Keirin thrown around a good deal, and yet, for one reason or another, it never really went further than that. I mean, I’d seen some pictures of people in bright clothes with big round helmets…but that was all.

I'm going to get something out of the way right at the start here; I like NASCAR.  And not in an ironic way, or a contrarian way, but in an "Oh-my-god-they're-racing-200mph-side-by-side-in-cars-that-sound-and-perform-like-they're-part-of-the-space-program" kind of way.  Actually, if NASA started to race rockets, I'd be on board too!

And after all, NASCAR and bike racing have a lot in common, take your average velodrome

Track Sprint

Well, it’s been raining in LA this week (I know, shocking), which means we weren’t able to make it out to the track.  Luckily, I found this awesome piece by the New York Times about match sprint strategy, definitely worth a look!

Yesterday, we had our second excursion to the velodrome.  Well, technically, it was our third, but last Monday we got there just as they were turning off the lights…so I’m not gonna count that one.

This weekend was filled with a lot of riding and a big first for a lot of us here at the office, our first time on a velodrome.

After meeting up at the Metro in NoHo, Jordan, Mike, and I all took the bike path out to the Encino Velodrome