Monthly Archives: April 2013
On the weekend of April 13th the first circuit phase "Partiu Downhill" was held at Vitória City. The Espirito Santo state is developing a dowhill scene and the event brought in many riders from all around Brazil to join the locals. On Saturday we had some pretty cool rides with everybody trying to make their best time to qualify for Sunday's race. But nothing caught more attention than seeing Derek Rabelo going down the hill. Derek lost his eyesight when he was very young due a disease called g
If you've never been to Los Angeles, then there are some things you should know. Apart from the fact that the greater metropolitan area that is Los Angeles spans the better part of 503 square miles (that's 1,302km), it is also the second most populated city in the United States next to New York. With some 3.82 million citizens recorded as of 2011 residing within its midsts, Los Angeles is quite the bustling hub for all those living on the West coast and beyond. That being said, Los Angeles is now also the most congested city in the United States. With an armada of buses and a poor excuse for a rail system, LA was a city built on the chassis of the automobile. If you don't have the means (or guts) to drive a car in LA, you're going to have a bad time, it's just the law of that land. Getting from one side of the city to the other is a feat all in its own. Regardless of the time of day, the twisting serpent-like freeways of Los Angeles are most always thronged with droves of creeping cars. Hundreds upon thousands of vehicles, inching their way along into that California sunset like a long trail of lemmings on their way to an early grave. It may sound like a harsh description, but if you've ever sat in rush hour Los Angeles freeway traffic you'd realize that it's a pretty accurate portrayal of what the people of LA generally put up with on a day to day.