nice and rainy week end. since the day milan was wiped out from the bicycle film festival schedule we started thinking about something to do involving movies and bike. in a few weeks the “milano mud lovers” festival was born. The sky over milan is turning from gray to pale blu and cyclocross season is almost over. milano mud lovers was our tribute for the discipline and for all the people enjoying biking in the outdoors. on saturday night upcycle hosted the short movie show matched with beer and a bikes exposition. some really good bikes from la stazione delle biciclette and bice bicycles.
bikes that rock! air-framebuilding.
so everybody was happy and waiting for the day after. once again we were all thinking about the cx race, we spent the days before trancing and cleaning the course, highlighting obstacles and saving birds and we were all quite anxious about the result. it’s amazing the variety of sceneries and grounds you can find in parco lambro and, thanks to master tracer frank, we had them all in the circuit. from grass to mud, stairs up and down, sand and gravel, slimy off chamber, and a short, hard paved climb that looked like coming from somewhere in the alps. in fact we were climbing some ruins from the second world war.
ok, the circuit was simply great but sometimes too stressing for the tires. punctures were dozens, hundreds! including me. vara “the doctor” took the race flatting out from the beginning and then relaxing at the end “in order to save energy for studying” he said right after the challenge. we had lunch at cascina biblioteca, good food for 60 hungry cyclist and a rich tombola game.
and now some bike cleaning. adults only.
right after the lunch, the bike cleaning, the goodbyes and the “i’m about to go!” we got caught by the cops, the parks special force. they flew over us in a second with a tuned fiat panda leaving us no escapes. so, a few days after, another event is held in parco lambro, milano mud fixers.
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