Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Women's Elite Team

VELOFORMA Fueled by ZYM Elite Women’s Cycling Team

We are please to announce the Roster of VELOFORMA – Fuel by ZYM Elite Women’s Team! This team is based on a core set of beliefs – passion, knowledge and experience. Based on hard work, determination and team work. These are the same values that can found in the Companies of VELOFORMA, ZYM and its supporting sponsors. We plan on exemplifying these values every day as athlete’s and professionals.

The VELOFORMA/ZYM program plans on bringing an exciting and truly unique approach to cycling. Both the elite team and development squad have been chosen not solely result based, but how well they can work in a team environment and represent there sponsors in and out of competition. We will show case the fact that we have built a vastly diversified team of strong, professionals that are true ambassadors to sport and life. VELOFORMA/ZYM is proud to be associated with these vibrant women. This group is capable of incredible things both on and off the bike, and come from all walks of life.

VELOFORMA Fueled by ZYM elite women’s cycling team is comprised of 6 elite women (currently looking for 2 more elites) and 3 development women (currently looking for 1 more development rider) all hailing from the Pacific Northwest. The Team will be doing a regional schedule in Oregon/Washington and select NRC races for 2008 and going to a full NRC schedule in 2009.

You can watch these women in action at these events.

Kings Valley Road Race* April 12
Table Rock Road Race* May 4th
Oregon Rehearsal Road Race* May 24th
Silverton Road Race* June 1st
Mt. Tabor Circuit Race* June 15th
Elkhorn Stage Race June 20th – 22nd
Cascade Cycling Classic July 9th – 13th
Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium July 19th
High Desert Road Race August 3rd
USA Cycling Elite National Road/TT Championships August 7th - 11th
Interbike (interbike criterium and Vegas cross) Sept 24th – 26th
*Oregon Cup Series
Most regional events in the Pacific Northwest.

Veloforma Bicycles – Title Sponsor. (
ZYM Portable Electrolyte Drink – Presenting Sponsor (
Champion System Clothing – supporting sponsor (
Spiuk Helmets – Supporting Sponsor (
Gin Optics – Supporting Sponsor (
Ironclad – Supporting Sponsor (


Elite Team
Hilary Billington
Tina Brubaker
Rebecka Hartkop
Miranda Moon
Susan Pithman
Shari Shanks

Development Squad
Carolyn Goodbrake
Laura Mcgraw
Jennifer Withers

More extensive bios on the riders to follow in later posts.

Team Kit

Wow! Seems like every day gets crazier!!! Just a ton of stuff going on...blah,blah blah. We have the final layout on the team Jersey for the elite and developmental women's team. Of course you will see a few old guys like myself in the kit as well. But with no further ado - I would like to Present The Veloforma - Fuel by ZYM Team kit.

Special thanks goes out to Mr. Spencer Williams on all his hard work to get this kit put together. I just spoke with Brian @ ZYM and we are both stoked about our relationship. Myself as well as the team would like to thank Brian Koff - President a BE Innovations, owner of ZYM portable electrolyte drink and his commitment to the team. If you have not tried there product talk to us at races. We'll get you a sample. You can check out there website at (you pronounce zym as if it where spelled zim) Official team release to follow soon.

I know I keep saying it but the new website will be live soon I promise. Josh is hard a work and the preview I saw the other nite rocked.

Other team news development rider Jennifer Withers killed it at the OU/OSU omnium and won the Crit. and took all the primes in the B women's race. Look for her to be coming through the ranks fast. Congratulations to Jennifer on her first victory!!! She is a true motor. She is a great addition in so many ways. This young lady has a great energy, and it is truly infectious.

Thanks for reading! More to come soon...

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Tina wins BB#3 to make it 3 in a row. Can you say on a role!!! I hear she had the help Becka keeping the pace high on the hills and Motor Moon giving a good 750 meter lead out. Hilary did awesome in the men's 3's today and road easy to the finish but I did note some strong attacks coming from this mother of two, to keep the boy honest!! Pretty cool! Pics and More information to come, as well as a post from Logan winning and just after a root canal!! The Veloforma crew is a rock'n it.

Tina showing the Ladies a clean set of wheels, after a textbook leadout. Good job ladies!

Monday, March 10, 2008

News Flash!

We've been extremely busy!!! So a little lacking in posts. Just got back from the Seattle International bike show. All was good but a little stressful. I hide the stress well, although I lost some more hair. As if I had any more left in the first place. I had Miranda to keep me sane, so all was good!

Things on the home front for Veloforma have been shaping up!! We have a new presenting sponsor for the elite women's team (networking is such a great tool) and full details will be released soon. I hear the website is done for the most part... now I just need to approve it - many thanks to Josh on this one. Hopefully I can get over there in the next few days, so we can wrap it up. Spencer has been rocking our new team kit and is an awesome designer!!!

One of the new proto type track bikes done. Have two more to finalize, in the next few weeks. If all goes well we will have a full production carbon rig ready in late May. But of course a hand full will be out at the track soon.

Results!!! Veloforma Riders have been rocking it!!!
Logan Loader ((Sprint Club De Nice (Nice France)) has brought home our first International Victory for '08 winning on his F1R in Monaco in the espoirs and second overall as it was an open pro race. Great things are a coming for this young talent in Europe, as he is only 18.

Ironclad's - The Colonel took second at BB #1. Good Job!! These boys are way

stronger than they realize, plus it early in the year. I want to know when is Hundie (Greg Hudson) going to make it out. That guy can field sprint!!!

Miranda Moon (Veloforma Elite Team) won the Jack frost Time Trial for elite women and set a PR and course Record for women on her Veloforma Crono.
John Weist (NOMADS) set a PR at Jack Frost by 2mins!!! on the Veloforma Crono.
Tina Brubaker (Veloforma Elite Team)has been rocking it at BB1 and 2 with two Victory's back to back. Way to go Tina!!! (I think the women will take the Oregon cup 1,2,3 for sure). Now I just need to get Tina, her new team Frame. As I was supposed to deliver it before we went to the Show and of course get her registered with the right team.

As Well as Becca, Shari, Susan, and Hillary. Hillary will be racing in Redlands with Bicycle Johns and we wish her the BEST!!! This is a good race for her as she is a phenomenal stage racer. Speaking of the Elite women's team - they will be riding Veloforma F1R's or Ultra's depending on there type and style of riding and of course what fits them best. Proto types will be put in the line up when we need some feed back.

Sponsors - Like I said things have been crazy. We have Ironclad performance gloves to keep our hand safe and sweet free. Thanks Captain Evil aka Dave Aldersebaes! We have Spiuk as a new sponsor for helmets. The women's elite team will be wearing Spiuk helmets thanks to Ed at DPM Sports!! They will be rocking the Zirion on the road and the Kronos in the time trials. Of course in custom team colors to match there kits.
We are very thankful to Micheal Pruitt @ Gin Optics for the sun glass sponsorship! We are all going to look quite stylish this year!!!
Oh the time....More to come later as I have other work to get to now. Thanks for reading.