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    Coaster Brake Challenge #5 is here!!

    If you're looking for a fun, hard, different single speed event, look no futher.

    The Coaster Brake Challenge is in the Los Angeles area. 4 races, 4 Sundays. Turnout has been in the high teens to low 30's for each race, it's a point series.

    Coaster Brake Only
    No Hand brakes
    Single Speed only

    for full details, race locations etc go to:

    www.atomiccycles.com

    Pics from last year:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1753497...7623133180050/

    $20.00 entry fee covers all 4 races, you get a t-shirt and a patch and all the 99 cent store bottled water you can drink!!


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    That's great!

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    yes

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    We need one of these on the east coast.

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    I've tried coaster brakes brakes and singlespeed off road, with no hand brakes. After three rides I said "enough". It's entertaining but not for the faint of heart.

    I hope you like these...

    Last edited by forwardcomponents; 12-27-2010 at 08:26 PM.

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    all the courses I pick are very doable with the coaster brake, mostly fire roads, and fun for sure.

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    I ride Coaster Brakes down hills and I support this message.

    Face death while yer young enough to heal! YEEHAW!




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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5320465870/" title="Coaster Brake Challenge 5, Race #1 by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5008/5320465870_da45df3fa4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Coaster Brake Challenge 5, Race #1" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5320465504/" title="Coaster Brake Challenge 5, Race #1 by Paul de Valera, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/5320465504_fe9d92aec5.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Coaster Brake Challenge 5, Race #1" /></a>

    23 racers, no dnf's a few got lost, good times all around, more pics to come...

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    Race #2 The Filthy 15.

    Spectators: 8

    Meat Pylons: 2

    Meet point: June 9th 7am @ Starbucks

    9935 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
    Chatsworth, CA 913113602

    Course Description:

    This is a cross between a criterion and a bmx race with some climbing thrown in for good measure. The course is mostly comprised of hard pack sandstone and rutts in the semi figure 8 configuration. Riders will have to complete 15 laps, each lap is approximately .4 miles long meaning the total race is about 6 miles long. There are some mild descents, sandy & rutted turns and technical climbs as will as a 2-3 foot jump on the back side to keep things interesting. The middle section will be shared by riders coming and going so watch for collisions. Plan to stand on the pedals most of the race

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    15 fast, punishing laps! Close calls but no mayhem on the shared section Good times had by all!
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    Are those from your gopro? Great shots!

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    Yep, from the GoPro HD. Got a rear facing seat post mount tested and ready to rock for next week's race! Need to see faces next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by propguy
    Yep, from the GoPro HD. Got a rear facing seat post mount tested and ready to rock for next week's race! Need to see faces next time
    Good times for sure... next time we have to make the leaders drink a beer to slow them down. Damn, they were fast!

    Shots look great! See you at Corriganville!

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    Race #4: The Fruity Loop/Side Hack Shenanigans!

    January 23rd 7am

    Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

    6401 Platt Avenue
    West Hills CA, 91367

    Spectators: 5/10

    Meat Pylons: 6

    Bring $3.00 for parking!!!



    This is most likely the fastest race of this series. Mostly on light climbs and flat fire roads you may want to switch up your gearing so you can gain time in the easier sections. The overall course length is 3.3 miles about, we're doing 3 laps. It starts with a bit of a climb and then will have some mild descents and flats where you can really pedal out. The course will be a series of right turns. There is one faster decent on the back side of the course so make sure your coaster brake is all ready to keep you on the trail. There is a mild climb on the back side of the trail after you reach the bottom of the descent. please study the pics below so you can get a feel for the course, you can make a wrong turn and get off course, the trail points will be marked just in case.

    This is only the qualifying race, the top 10 finishers will have to duke it out on BMX sidehacks. We're going to to ten laps in the dirt parking lot. The teams are broken up as follows: 1st & 10th place, 2nd & 9th place, 3rd & 8th place etc. The team gets the same points. Should be fun....to watch.

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    LeMans start, 3 lap 10 mile course in the crazy wind followed by the top 10 finishers squaring off in bmx side hacks. Wild times!

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    Yea - a LeMans start with AN IMMEDIATE CLIMB!! A beautiful day with great people tops off another great race series!
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    killer pics! Can't wait to see the rest!!

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