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Posted on Oct 21 2014
by Mark Fluss
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Here is a ride report I posted in Bikeforums.  Along with trying to race masters as much as possible, I have a thing for riding vintage bikes.  For those of you who don’t know, L’Eroica is an event in Italy that takes place the first Sunday in October.  There are 4 routes varying in length from 38 to 205 km, half of the distance is on white gravel roads, and you have to ride on a bike older than 1987. Matt W (who lived in Siena for a year) put me in touch with his friend Carlo and we did a few rides with a local. Enjoy!

So, this is my third time at L'Eroica. The first time I did it for fun, the second time my goal was to break 12 hours (205km) and this time was to do it for speed. Not race pace do or die, just a steady pace, and minimal stopping at the check points.

Posted in: Adventures
Posted on Oct 21 2014
by Brian Koester

It's a puzzling mystery: Drivers who expose themselves to immense financial peril by having minimal or no uninsured motorist coverage. Are they taking the risk or just uninformed?
"If you are involved in an accident in Los Angeles, it's a high likelihood that it will be caused by drivers who are uninsured or underinsured," said Gerald E. Agnew, a Torrance-based serious personal injury attorney. "The only recourse for your damages is your uninsured motorist coverage, not your liability coverage.  Many people have $1 million in liability insurance and $15,000 in uninsured motorist.  We've seen responsible citizens who thought their insurance would ensure their security, and instead suffered terrible financial consequences because of this situation with uninsured drivers on the road."

Posted in: Misc
Posted on Oct 13 2014
by Brian Pera

We're coming up on the deadline tomorrow for self nominations.  So far only 4 candidates have submited statements and so we're looking for 2 more members who want to help take this club to the next level.  Don't be afraid to take part- it's easy!

LOG IN FIRST, then please submit your self-nomination statement on this site via this link:

http://www.lagrange.org/election/board-directors-election-2014

This will be reviewed and published by a board member soon after.  Nomination statements can then be viewed here:

http://www.lagrange.org/election/board-directors-election-2014/post/boar...

Please consider running for the Board.  No qualifications necessary other than the energy, enthusiasm and desire to make La Grange better. 

Thanks!

-Brian Pera

Secretary- Velo Club La Grange

 

 

 

Posted on Oct 8 2014
by Joe Camacho

Hundreds of riders come together at the legendary Nichols Ride in remembrance of our dear friend Stu Press.

Posted on Sep 29 2014
by Joe Camacho
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This upcoming Sunday morning (10/5), we will celebrate the life of Stu Press with a slow-paced Nichols ride. While this has been a very difficult last 24 hours for all of us, we owe it to Stu to have a great turnout to celebrate a great human being. We’ll leave at the usual 8:05AM start from La Grange and Westwood and end up at Peet’s Brentwood where we can hang out and share our favorite Stu stories with each other.

Posted on Aug 29 2014
by Robert Efthimos
Time to sign up for the 3nd and final event of this year's LG Cup, the Piuma Hill Climb!
 
The race is scheduled for 9 am Sunday, September 7. Registration is now open!  http://www.lagrange.org/forms/member-race-registration. Or members can log in here on the LG website, then go to "My Account," click on "LaGrange Cup," and then select "Member Registration." Don't wait to register. Do it now so we have a number for you and you don't get shut out.
Posted on Aug 18 2014
by Robert Efthimos

Posted on Jun 28 2014
by Brian Koester

Last night Ivy secured her second gold medal in the Junior National Championships being held at the Carson Velodrome and the overall title on points to become the 2014 National Omnium Champion. She did it in a dominent fashion. Starting from the first lap she covered every attack from her main rivals on points but let the other attacks go. She didn't waste an ounce of energy in her 16 lap scratch race. And when it was the bell lap, she laid down a devestating attack that left everyone in her wake. She pedaled like a woman on a mission with no one behind her able to make up any ground. When she crossed the finish line first her smile was from ear to ear as she punched the air with emotion.

Posted in: Reports
Posted on Jun 27 2014
by Brian Koester

Dexter was following a strong wheel going down the back straight on the last lap of his 4 lap scratch race. That wheel belonged to Alex and he's taking Dexter right to the front of the race. But then in turn 3, Alex overlaps the wheel in front of him and that rider decides to go up track. Their two wheels collide and Alex's front wheel goes wobbly. Right at that momnet a small opening occurs below Dexter on the black line. He instinctually dives down and comes out of turn 4 in second place with some momentum towards first. He can't make up all the ground but does come across in second place and takes home a big ole silver medal. It's the happiest I've ever seen him before after a great race result.

Posted in: Reports

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