Ok, brace yourselves here. This bike is absolutely stunning. It’s no secret that Jordan Hufnagel made some Beautiful Bicycles in his days as a frame builder and I feel like in the last few months of his torch time, the bikes he built were so full of class and character. Ty’s cross, his own porteur and Jesse’s “Fire Road Racer”.
When you are from LA, you’re very familiar with the various fire roads and singletrack off-shoots. After spending time on his road bike, carefully descending down these rutted and rocky descents, Jesse decided it was time for a more fitting vehicle… See more in Gallery!
Talk to anyone on the US Olympic track team and they’ll tell you that Woody’s one solid wrench. Not only that, but he holds down the repairs at Golden Saddle Cyclery and coaches in his part time. Bottom line, Woody’s one solid fella who knows his way around the velodrome.
After recovering from a MTB wreck, where he broke his femur and clavicle, Jeff from All-City set him up with an Thunderdome track frame to aid in his physical therapy. With a machine like this, no one would need any more encouragement to hit the boards. This was one of the first track bikes I’ve shot where the tires weren’t allowed to touch the ground, save for the photos…
Photo by Jesse Carmody
I was flipping through Jesse’s Flickr after finishing up our ride yesterday and came across this photo. When I think of Los Angeles, this is what comes to mind: fire roads and singletrack carving through the hills and mountains, with a sprawling city in the background. Great photo man!
Photos by Kyle Kelley
I’m in Los Angeles today, en route for Santa Barbara and the ATOC tomorrow but before leaving town, I had to do a cross ride with Kyle. Some ups, just as many downs and a few spills made for a great ride. While my film sits in its canister, awaiting being developed, check out these two photos from Kyle’s Instagram. I forget how beautiful Los Angeles is, especially this time of year in the mountains. Nature is so metal.
Praise the Necronomicog.
This has got to be one of my favorite cross bikes I’ve photographed since Ty’s Hufnagel. Raffy’s tale is a unique one, just like his Stinner. He works at Euro Asia and is arguably responsible for gumwall tires being distributed in the continental United States. While the specifics of that are still a but fuzzy, this bike is anything but. Clean, sharp lines mixed in with great paint and a pretty rad build list. See for yourself in the Gallery.
Cloud Burst is my favorite ride in Los Angeles and last weekend, the Mudfoot and Golden Saddle Cyclery crew led a group ride up to and over the crest.
Photos by Rick Anderson
Rick posted up these two photos of Tom from when he was in Los Angeles. We’ve already seen Tracko’s photo from this (who obviously wasn’t used to shooting Tom’s riding) but Rick captured it perfectly (again). You should really check out Rick’s Tumblr, he’s got some great photos up.
Photos by Neil Bridge
While I’m sure this won’t be the last post from the Mudfoot Hump Hundo, I can’t pass up some great pics from Cloudburst. Check out more of Neil’s photos here.
Photo by Kyle Kelley
I just left some of the most beautiful roads in Australia and yet a photo like this makes me want to hop on a flight to Los Angeles as soon as I’m Stateside.
Nice one Tracko!
Cloud Burst is one of my favorite rides I’ve ever done and was greatly responsible for my changed opinion on riding in Los Angeles. To this day, I still talk about it nonstop. If this daunting ride is too much for you to take on solo, the guys at Mudfoot are organizing the Hump Hundo, a group pedal up to Cloud Burst on May 5th.
See more details at ALightThatNeverGoesOut.
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See my photos from Cloud Burst here and here’s my Strava route from last year.