Saturday, March 10, 2012
Diamond Derby creates dynamic cycling scene
Dandies & Quaintrelles led a style ride that started near the Smithsonian metro station, circled around Hains Point with beautiful river vistas, and then crossed the 395 bridge, giving all the riders a chance to enjoy Rosslyn's spectacular skyscape. The ride then traveled on the Mt. Vernon trail to the Diamond Derby site in Crystal City.
local bike racing team Squadra Coppi, finished in the middle of the field in the Dandies & Quaintrelles River Ride. Determined to bring more glory to Squadra Coppi, he also lined up for the open-class scavenger points competition. He was riding a fixed-gear, faux-track bike with stylish white coloring that beautifully complemented the colors of the Squadra Coppi kit. However, that type of bike is totally wrong for urban cyclocross racing. Asked about his equipment choice, Galbi said, "Crystal City is known for fashion and Crystal Couture. I had to try to look good."