Archive for August, 2009

A couple more awesome sponsors lined up today!

That is always a great way to start your week. Well that and then freaking out that you have not seen all the rest of your equipment and the first cx races are mere weeks away. – Thanks for the video heads up Booooooom. Combines a few of my favorite things: skateboarding, architecture and film: [...]

FMB tubulars. Challenge treads. Dugast Rhinos.

I had a tyre sponsor for cx all summer long. And then suddenly, I don’t have a tyre sponsor anymore! Not many details to be had. Business is business. And business is good! I like to take the positive out of most situations. And the exciting thing now is that I’ll be able to ride [...]

in good company when these are your only friends:

Top secret glance at my new cx kit:

Thanks for the digital tip Dean. I love me some acrobatic cycling. And I love how, after the Germans obviously nail their routine, the crews roll the goal net out for the cycle-ball competition. efficient. Tarck bike kids eat your hearts out. Backwards-no handed-wheelie with someone standing on your shoulders.

Twilight crit!

I was going to write a race report but, damn if Embrocation Cycling Journal did not beat me too it. jeeeeezus, I’m blushing over here. Thanks for the Twilight criterium write up Jeremey, that was very, very flattering. – Cory sent me this photo from the crit which is appropriate. All by myself. Not off [...]

Cyclocross clinics: beginning next Tuesday!

Holy crap! You read that right, next Tuesday. Upper Echelon fitness and Portland Bicycle Studio are hosting private Cyclocross clinics every Tuesday evening into October. Get started right with a solid skills foundation and expert instruction. Russell is handling the logistics, if you would like to register, visit the Upper Echelon Fitness website. Class size [...]

The lightness of being… race free.

“why are’nt you racing tonight?” Clearly, I’m training for cx… can’t you tell? Geez! (Thanks Yakima for the veggie dawg!) I sometimes feel a little guilty for showing up to watch some racing and not actually racing. The promoter scowls at me, industry types heckle me for being so PRO and too disaffected to even [...]

I ramp up for cx. You ramp up for cx.

Greg is f’ing stoked on his new Ridley X-Night frames. Take a look: HERE – Just wrapped up a nice rest week, catching up on lots of work. Enjoying splitting time between my Speedvagen cx bike, BMC Pro Machine and a Ridley X-Fire from Portland Bicycle Studio. It is pretty fun to cx over between [...]

I rode stuff on my cx bike I've never cleared on my VTT.

Houffalize World Cup 2009 from Mountain Bike Rider on Vimeo. Mountain biking is still rad. (video heads up courtesy Ken Bloomer)