Coaster Brake Challenge 8 finale this Sunday, July 22 2012

The past three Sundays I have been up at 6:30 a.m. and on the road to the far reaches of the San Fernando Valley with DJ Chicken Leather, Charlie, and Veronica to help out with the Coaster Brake Challenge’s 8th race series.

Coaster Brake Challenge, Series 8, Race 3

The Coaster Brake Challenge (CBC) is an unsanctioned off-road bike race, open to any and all brave enough to try it, but closed to all other bikes – except those built with single-speed coaster brake rear hubs. The CBC is organized by Atomic Cycles in Van Nuys and has been held twice annually for the past four years.

Flying Pigeon Racer
A single-speed Flying Pigeon Racer single speed build.

Chicken Leather and Charlie comprise “Team Flying Pigeon” – our shop’s sponsored race team, competing in LA’s underground race series on our custom built Flying Pigeon Racers.

So far, Team Flying Pigeon is hanging in there with a respectable 3rd place ranking overall for Charlie. Chicken Leather has put in respectable finishes for each race (half the field doesn’t finish the race in the races I’ve witnessed this season).

The last race in the series is coming up this Sunday, July 22, 2012. To make sure that the fastest cyclists don’t sweep the series, Paul from Atomic Cycles is going to finish the ride with a “foot down capture the flag” contest. All of that will be followed by lies, beer, and BBQ.

It is not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning.

The only trouble I’ve had is making it back to the shop in time to open up at 10 a.m.!

Music in the video above is from Homesick Elephant’s album “The Pilgrim and the Pen”. The track is “Dance, Just Dance”. You should buy it.

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