Saturday was the day we were all waiting for. The big race was upon us. This year officials changed the course, the course was wider, shorter and a whole lot faster and more entertaining for the audience. Starting head to head from an elevated platform about 100 meters from a massive berm going to the left, followed by a hip style jump, up and down the platform again into the finish line. First eliminatory round was one lap, the rest were two laps. I won all my races until I got paired up in the semi finals with and old team mate, Walton Brush. I got 3rd place after my victory versus Jason Clary, defending Red Bull Ride & Style Champion. Walton Brush finish 2nd after his match against Addison Zawada, Ride & Style 2012 winner, who dominated all weekend.
Photo By John Watson[/caption] Sunday was rough, after a long night of partying and celebrating, racers had to get ready for the most brutal race of the weekend, The MASH SF Twin Peaks Race. Last year the race consisted of a there and back race from the MASH SF store to Buena Vista park up a 14th street (And when I mean "up" I mean steep and painful in every sense of the word) as many times as we could hit them in 30 minutes. And if that wasn't enough, top 10 from that race advanced to the final race. Another there and back race, but this time from the MASH store all the way to the top of Twin Peaks (the highest point in San Francisco). This year they changed the first qualifier race to a good old fashioned San Francisco Alley Cat, I was very happy they did. The main race was another alley cat heading out of the MASH store up to some of the steepest and highest streets in San Francisco. I followed last year's winner around as my tour guide hoping he would get me a decent placement. Last year I got 5th place on a bike much different than the one I'm riding these days, my expectations to do better this year were not there. I was happy hoping I could do as well as last year. Walton Brush from the MASH SF team won the MASH SF twin Peaks race; representing Predator Cycling, Wolfpack Hustle and Brooklyn Machine Works, Hernan Montenegro (me!) got second and Kyle from MASH SF in 3rd. The MASH SF Twin Peaks Alley Cat race is no joke, on a brakeless Fixed Gear or on a road bike. It's a very challenging race, physically and mentally. Even though I didn't win, I feel like 2nd place was a huge accomplishment. Photo By Terry Berentsen
It was an absolute treat to make it out to this event and do my best to represent Los Angeles and all the people who support me. I wanna give special thanks to Aram at Predator Cycling, Austin and Joe at Brooklyn Machine Works, TJ and all the Orange 20 Bikes staff, Steve Tortorelli, Mike Martin at MASH SF, all the Red Bull people who set up this awesome weekend, Sean Spaulding and all my friends who made this weekend so amazing. Thank you all.
Predator Cycling currently offers next day shipping for orders placed before 1pm EST Monday-Friday. This offer excludes products that specify a lead time (custom frames and handlebars). If an order is placed on Tuesday 10AM EST, it is guaranteed shipment on Wednesday. If an order is placed on Tuesday 3PM EST, it may ship either Wednesday or Thursday. We try our best to get your orders shipped promptly! (Weekends and Holidays do not apply)
Our fulfillment center ships from Virginia, USA. We utilize shipment pricing algorithms to determine best shipment pricing per order. We ship via UPS, FedEx, and USPS.
USPS First Class: For small packages weighing less than 10 oz, 2-4 business days. *NOTE: USPS does not provide tracking information for First Class shipments. Medium risk of lost or misplaced packages.
USPS Priority Mail: Usually 1-3 business days. Delayed Tracking. Medium risk of lost or misplaced packages. Delivery speed not guaranteed.
UPS Ground: 1-5 business days, depending on distance from fulfillment center in Virginia. Tracking available, customer service assistance, and address changes are possible mid-route.
FedEx Ground: 1-5 business days, depending on distance from fulfillment center in Virginia. Tracking available, customer service assistance.
FedEx Home Delivery: 1 to 5 business days, depending on distance from fulfillment center in Virginia. Residential delivery only up to 70 lbs. Evening and Saturday delivery available per request at checkout. Tracking available, customer service assistance.
FedEx Express Saver -OR- UPS Three Day Select: This provides guaranteed delivery within three business days to destinations within the United States, using air-based shipping methods only. You can't use this for PO boxes or military addresses; you'll need a shipping method that includes USPS options for that.
FedEx Two Day Service -OR- UPS Second Day Air: This provides guaranteed delivery within two business days to destinations within the United States, using air-based shipping methods only. You can't use this for PO boxes or military addresses; you'll need a shipping method that includes USPS options for that.
*Predator Cycling does NOT offer 1 Day or Same Day shipping*
International Deferred (ETA 2-4 weeks): This provides delivery without a guaranteed delivery date to most countries around the world, using a UPU-based carrier method (i.e., international mail). Delivery may take up to 60 business days, but averages 2-4 weeks. A tracking number is provided, but its visibility varies on the destination postal service.
If a package has an issue in customs, or is ever lost in transit, Predator Cycling is not notified, nor is the customer. You will need to realize there’s a delay and contact your courier with your tracking number. Lost item cases can take weeks or months to reconcile
All shipping speeds given are approximate and relate to how long the package delivers once it has been shipped, not how fast the package will be shipped when you make an order.
How much will shipping cost to my country?
Shipping fees are based on the speed you select as well as the weight of the package. You can also use our shipping calculator in the shopping cart before finalizing your order.
Our shipping calculator DOES NOT INCLUDE DUTIES/TAXES. The customer is responsible to pay for all fees related to importing or taxes at the local customs office.