What could be more Southern Californian than have a bike race on the beach? This cyclocross course was pretty much all sand. Like one big sand pit. Here are some photos taken with my Sony A7 converted to black and white.
Cyclocross at Sunset
Low-tide made the sand manageable.
Salt Water Ride
A race through the ocean.
The Run Up
Cyclocross means at some point carrying the bike.
Bikes on the Beach
The bike parking lot.
Pre-race still life.
N+1 is the cyclist's math.
A small puddle of standing water is good.
Illegal by the rules and a tradition, especially if the red solo cup is filled with something tasty.
Staging the Start
Cyclocross has an hierarchy at the start, higher rated people at the front, slower at the back.
3 Stages of the Dismount
Get off and ride or walk?
Steep climbs on sandy trails where the body and bike dig deep.
Three steps for 3 placings.
Sometimes the medals are hard to put on.
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Bikes and bike racks.