Hey folks – got word from the Kahala La Grange team that there’s something wicked being cooked up this weekend down in the SoCal. It’s a 2.3 mile loop that’s mostly a speedfest … but has options for us attacking sum’beetches.
Check it, though ~ in true SoCal Celeb fashion … for the Women’s winner? There’s a pair of Manlolo Blahnik women’s designer shoes from Footcandy that retails for about a grand (huh? shoes for a t’ousand? hell, why not?)
And … that’s on top of the $1500 prize list.
And one of the reasons i’d say checking out this race as a bossfest worth examining … has to do with a bit of CRAP that happened down in the southern half with a gawdamn car driver and some cyclists. Check the story for more details ~
“This Brentwood Grand Prix will be one of the largest races ever held in L.A. for pros and amateurs,” said Jay Slater, a La Grange member.
Organizers took a number of steps — hanging an 18-foot banner at a Whole Foods, putting up posters, distributing fliers and talking to homeowners, coffee shops, restaurants and merchants — to ensure that the neighborhood would be aware of the event. They said they were conscious of the fact that the cycling community has faced greater than usual scrutiny since two cyclists were injured in a crash with a car on Mandeville Canyon Road in Brentwood.
Prosecutors said Christopher Thompson, a doctor and a Mandeville resident, had argued with the cyclists before slamming on his brakes in front of them. Thompson last week pleaded not guilty to reckless driving and battery charges involving the July 4 crash.
In recent months, high gas prices and the desire to be more environmentally conscious have induced many drivers to switch to two wheels. “Road rage” incidents between motorists and cyclists appear to be on the rise.
“We know we’re going to be under the microscope, what with the Mandeville incident and more people on bicycles in general,” said Marco Fantone, a La Grange spokesman.
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We gotta fix this stuff, folks.
and we’re all connected, yo.
Good luck, Kahala!
Wish i could be there (to crush ya’ll 😉 )
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