Ash Wednesday: The road from Redhook BK 2016

Ash Wednesday: Another RHC in the books, more friends made, more experience gained, more mistakes to be learned from and another hard earned podium (with the help of my teammate @ksherwin01 ). There were lots of ups and downs this weekend but I want to learn from the bad, and focus on the good. Some things are unavoidable and I race this race is because it’s fun, unpredictable, extremely challenging - and unlike any race other race out there. The only thing I want to say to other riders is what @david_august_trimble has already said - Winning the crit is secondary… think before you do something that might cause a crash and ride within your abilities, we all want to arrive home in one piece. The crit takes skill, strength and experience. If this one didn’t work out for you, there will always be more races and more podiums to be had.

Thank you Jason for your continuous support, kind heart and good attitude. You rescued Kate and I from the hospital while dealing with all sorts of things. People like you are who I try to surround myself with. Sponsors included. So many people to thank. Special shout outs to Chuck from @girocycling for your continued support and emergency housing and Bobby from @endocustoms for getting the kits done so quickly. And @david_august_trimble and the @redhookcrit crew for putting on another spectacular event. 📷 @zhetrick

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Redhook Crit carnage...

In bike racing there's ups and downs, things go right and at times it goes all wrong.

Affinity (and a ton of other racers) had those ups and downs at the @redhookcrit 9 last night.

Though we're stoked Ash got 2nd (yeahash!), the rest of the team got pretty banged up.

Our rider Donnie Clarke was the guy who unfortunately couldn't deviate his line and hit the motorcycle.

Our other (male) rider Patrick Jones got caught up in both crashes and took some hard hits.

To too it off, our fab rider Kate Sherwin crashed hard on the last lap (in great position). She was taken off by ambulance and was fortunately ok with bruises, cuts and a concussion.

Bike racers are warriors who roll together, race together, crash together and win together.

I hope everyone involved in the crashes are doing ok and recovering in good spirits. The Affinity crew is doing alright and will come back to fight another day.

Congrats Ash on your 2nd place!

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Tracko TV features Affinity's finest live from the World Cycling League.

Check out Tracko TV... Kyle Kelley aka Tracko came through with this rad little edit of our boys Patrick Kos and Patrick Jones, tearing up the boards at the premiere of the World Cycling League. Thanks Kyle!

What's the WCL? The World Cycling League's mission is to create a new racing format they call Team Trak. With Team Trak, there's six teams, each team consisting of 7 male and female sprinters and endurance racers. They all compete individually but for points towards an overall team win.

Pretty rad right? Support folks that support track racing!

Check out the video courtesy of Tracko, Cesar Alvarez and editing by Ace Carretero.

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Many Thanks to our sponsors Giro Cycling, FFWD Wheels, Phil Wood hubs, Thomson components, Endo Customs and Vittoria Tires.

Tracko goes track side at the innaugural WCL Team Trak Premiere.

The premiere of the World Cycling League kicked off in LA recently and Affinity is proud to have had our Dutch track champion Patrick Kos and New Zealand's Patrick Jones get the invite to race.

Who better to cover a track meet in LA but our buddy Kyle Kelley aka Tracko, co owner of Golden Saddle Cyclery. Kyle put his spin on documenting the event along with Cesar Alvarez.

The World Cycling League's mission is to create a new racing format they call Team Trak. With Team Trak, there's six teams, each team consisting of 7 male and female sprinters and endurance racers. They all competing individually but for points towards an overall team win. Pretty rad right?

The racing is easy to follow and you get to root for your fav team and rider. Thank you WCL... well done!

Checkout the photo set, and tune in tomorrow for #trackotv.

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