That was a wild race!!
The course was only about 3/4 Mi. around.
It was underneath the expressway in a parking lot around the pylons holding
up the roadway and was located next to the river.
If you went too fast and were not watching you could fly over the 12x12"
beams and wind up in the river.
The course being so shortt made it most difficult to get real speed and
keptthe mileage down.
If you look at hour 6-7 you'll see our lap count go way down, as we rode in
the RAIN! for that time frame. It made for some very tricky and cautious
Try doing intervals for twelve hours and see how you like it.
Oliver took a lap out of me, then I grabbed it back and later took one out
Towards the end he tried to jump away, so I dogged him and that was that, as
he wasn't getting away from me nohow.
Everet Cassagneres was rolling along and as we were getting closer to the
200 mark he kept telling us he was tired and wouldn't sprint and would just
Tat as cool, so we were going to ride steady and keep our pace up.
Everett jumped like a pack of wolves was after him, got the 200 distance and
knew we were going to kick his ass after the broken word, so he dropped back
and we kept on going to duel it out. When you're in a lead group and working
like hell to distance the group and go man to man, deceiving your pace group
during the race and ruining the line is really a no-no.
We would have attacked him and blown him off and he knew it.
That's racing. It was a good ride and I didn't hold any bad feelings, as he
Just a little background to flesh it out.
Palos Verdes Estates
> Photos and caption from the 1953 Cycling Almanac:
> Tam Pham
> Huntington Beach, CA - USA