Jake Lanich @brothalanich 2020 Photos: Mike Martin @m_martin_sf
Resistance Racing gathered up the crew and headed to the Port of Oakland for stop three of their Track-X series. Racers met on a warm Sunday afternoon, ate tacos, enjoyed a coffee or beer, registered, and lined up to race mostly brakeless track bikes in the sandy landfill that is the port. Enclosed are some photo details for the day. Massive cargo ships unload fidget spinners and whatever else as a backdrop for some bike racing.Tacos and coffee reg was so nice. Thank you!53 for the dirtUCI testing some road disc options for the 2018 road seasonQuick negotiation GO!stopGO!Jeff made a good showing having not been on a track bike in the dirt maybe ever.Chas so was hungry to get out front eary and hold it. He won, and is in the lead for the series.Kel is a beast. He chased Chas on this day, but there is always tomorrow. 2nd for the day.Drez was the only kid out there, and did the entire race. You inspire us!Wild lifeHand up recipient 40 minutes of brakeless ripping in the loose sand and dirt3Ferda BoysNick and Jean counted laps, and placed the podiumPodiumWet PodiumRolling cargo keg stands. Why notThanks for organizing, and look for Golden Gate Park next!
This edit was featured in our bonus video shorts included with the book, and 2015 video release. We met up with Rainier Schaefer as he was training for CX season on his single speed.
2017 brings new collaborations with local bag maker Boreas. We have 3 new designs, including updated features on the 50L race day bag. This bag has proven itself over the past four years, quickly becoming the go to travel bag for the team. This season we added a roll-out changing matte to the shape. The coated nylon matte is connected inside a sealed pouch inside the bag, and offers a clean dry place for your feet as you change clothes. The race day bag, and 2 additional designs are available in our shop, and at on our site today.
As we launch into 2017, let’s do it with the energy and control of Matt Reyes. Matt is a Bay Area icon. As a local, you will see him lane split you in the car while manualing down Oak, or some other risky/fun line while commuting through San Francisco. Matt has released endless edits over the years, and Martin and I knew we could make something special together. This part was shot over 2 sessions. Albatross bars day, and rack bars day. I had just gotten back from Berlin, where Mo at Keirin traded me a circus bike. This was an early trick bike, and the first style of bikes to ever use pegs. Matt wanted to ride it. We put air in the rotten tubulars, and he was out the door. Within a couple minutes, he was bombing Sanchez Street from the top, on a tiny peg, of a shaking artistic cycling bike, that had never seen the top speed it was engulfed in. The last this we shot was the burning man decompression party. This city is always in a state of flux, and Matt is always down to see it in the moment, and create with the city we love. Enjoy!
With the 2016/17 Bay Area CX season in full swing, and aligned with our Indian summer, racers met out at Candlestick State Park for BASP #2 of the series. This State Park is along the waterfront, next to a pile of dirt that used to house the local football team. Dry dirt, tall grasses and pungent fennel set the vibe here, and we like it. With a day of racing bikes and hanging out with friends ahead of us, the stage was set for the Bay Area Super Prestige Series.Proving we have evolved as a species, everyone found shade early in the day.Eddy crashed the day before, so was volunteering with registration and holding down the watermelon.Juniors to the start. Go get it kids!The Juniors finished up as the Elite A Women lined up. Just in time to catch this little dude running his mechanical to the line. Good hustle.Sean Mon had fans dressing up like their favorite racer and screaming his name.Let’s race bikesSinglespeeders on course with Brandon soaking up the mid-pack dust.Cubby is racing a prototype Low SSCX with cantis. Super nice build.Dylan sitting top three early in the SS As.A few laps later, he flatted. We are working on getting him set up with some tubeless rims for the next one.Brandon Harrison is all in this season. Racing our SSCX with TCB and out of the saddle most of the race.Kel was off the front both days, confirming he put in his work this season and wants to beat you. Brandon in a ripping sprint to the line.Dylan has been working at Specialized where even the lunch ride is competitive. In previous years he’d been a full time student, like Kyle and Walton, which didn’t leave much room for training and racing. Excited to see what this guy can do with a little more freedom in his calendar.KelBrandonWomen’s As on deckChelsea has been training her face off and the results are showing. Moving up from the Cs to As in a few seasons, now a contender for each holeshot and podium.Here are a bunch of photos of her shredding, because she’s so rad.RJ wishing he was racing bikesDylan with a firm understanding of summer.Winning snacksThe A men lined up and several handups sprouted.Derek and Rainier raced both days, so had call ups in the first two rows.Chas racing with TCB, cornering a sand pile, then heading out to the back of the course.Rainier was in for a podium finish. Dylan offering water with one lap to go.Chas left it all out there. Yard saleNext weekend is the night race. Check our calendar for the full schedule. See you out there!