The High and Low alleycat has been long fermenting, with some clever ideas, and tricky tasks lined up by the nefarious race organizers. It is sure to be a struggle between Heaven and Hell, requiring fast thinking and faster legs.
Version three of the infamous Stuckylife Gentlemen's Race went down last Sunday. Framed by monsoon rains the day before, and an eruption of spring the following week, the '14 Gents Race acted as a harbinger for the changing seasons.
As an exploration in early-season form, 41 racers, and about a dozen volunteers & hangers-on, rolled down to the start at Recyclistas. Orienteering, fitness, and team dynamic were all equally required, as was a healthy appreciation for the ridiculousness of the task at hand.
Colin Henley's bruised & abused EAI Bareknuckle track bike is fucking dialed. A daily work bike for the past number of years, his Bareknuckle has been a daily workhorse for courier work, Roy Rides, Harbour Sprints, and summertime jaunts down to Electric Beach.
Click through the brake(less) to see more battle scars and stunning Geoff Robson photos...