Lord of Griffith IV Photos by Devon Tsuno Sep 4, 2012

Photos by Devon Tsuno

Last weekend was Lord of Griffith in Los Angeles. Taking place in Griffith Park, one of the largest green spaces within a city in the US, racers took to the Cat 3 climb on track bikes. Some had brakes, some didn’t but everyone showed up, raced and had a blast. Devon Tsuno has the only photos I’ve found on Flickr, so head over and check them out here.

There’s been a few posts up on Facebook, where someone who doesn’t race accused some racers of “cheating”. Look people, these are unsanctioned races. Of course people are going to cheat. If they cheat, they have to live with their own guilt, so let it be. The real reason why races are important is the sense of community and competition they build. If you “cheat”, then you really didn’t give it your all. In the end, everyone came out, as a community and had fun.

I’m glad to see so many people turned out for this event. I gotta make it to it next year.

  • Sean Martin

    Thanks John and I hope you make it next year! I said I would race year five… FML.

  • Trackosaurusrex

    I’d pay to see the owner of State Bicycles, Mashafix and Sean Martin race this race!  

    • Mashafix

       SO DOWN !

    • Mashafix

       From all the footage I have watched you did race a hell of a race as well …. seriously so intense.  Just wish we could capture the race from the eyes of Lucas Brunelle hahahaha !

      • Trackosaurusrex

         Yeah…if Lucas Brunelle was filming he could have probably hung going down hill.  44X17 for life!

  • mjfarsi

    Tough race 115 started and maybe 40 finished? Shout out to Sean for putting it on. At the end of the day there’s going to be unhappy people at any race this size. Have nothing but respect and admiration for all the dudes that finished in the top 5.