R.A.C.E Paskenta, racing as it should be

I love this conceptracing your bike for the sheer heck of it, no frills, no cops, no race numbers, no messing, and the best trophy I have seen yet. Here’s the blurb that accompanies the vid on youtube: “Following the Amain.com Cycling Team at the first big race of 2015. Paskenta is a 100 mile bike race/ride with around 300 participants. The winner receives a traditional homemade trophy. Each winner must add something new to it. The race features wind, rollers, and 4 miles of technical gravel. Despite having no classes, age groups, or race numbers, the race brings racers from every level up to professionals together to ride together and compete against each other and themselves.” Paskenta+Trophy+001 Living in Taiwan, racing gets frustrating here with competing cycling associations, police interference and local governments getting involved and fudging things. Somehow they manage to squeeze the fun right out of what is one of the funnest things to do in the world. I got this vid from NorCal cycling Jedi Chuck Hutcheson, who gets namedropped in the film by the winner, and who has this fantastic photo below on his blog page. Screen Shot 2015-02-07 at 13.49.05 Cool soundtrack, great shots, looks like one very cool day out – I intend to to hold a Taiwan Paskenta very soon! Thanks for the inspiration guys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkyusXH-LgI

Author: Lee Rodgers

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist and the original CrankPunk.

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