Wintertime blues

Pretty picture, huh?

If you live someplace that requires layering up like a Taco Bell burrito before heading outside—or worse yet, you’re forced to ride inside—well, um, sorry. Here in Southern California, we’re already a couple races into the 2010 season.

Oh, don’t worry. Months from now, when your creeks are flowing and flowers blooming, our stressed out Smokey Bear signs will be pointed right to the red zone. We’ll deal with that when the time comes. For now, however, we’re hitting the trails.

That’s Nick Ducharme of the Felt engineering team tearing it up at Round 2 of the Southridge Winter Series. Nick doubled it up over the weekend, racing the XC and Super D events at the five-race series in Fontana.

Nick rode pretty fast, too: He won the Expert Class Super D on his Felt Virtue (that’s the photo above) and also finished third in the Expert XC race on a Felt FRD 100. Our friend Chris Wood took the bitchin’ photo. If you happened to be racing at Southridge and are interested in checking out your rad self in a photo, visit Chris’s site.

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