Thursday, October 30, 2008

PEZ, PDX Bicycle Studio & S.R.

The girls did good! They knew Richard Pestes (publisher of PEZ) was a softy when it came to attractive women. So he had to come by the booth and see whats up. Click on the link and scroll down.

We are working with Molly Cameron ( and Portland Bicycle Studio (, we currently have her on a Stealth '09 R7. So far feed back has been good.

From Molly's blog - "I am currently on this sweet 2009 Veloforma R7 carbon fibre racing machine.
It is damn nice. I’ve only put a few rides on it so far but, I am impressed.
I’ll be putting a mini-review up on Portland Bicycle Studio when I get a sec to snap some pics."

The Girls have been rocking it in cross.

Weekend and week day rides are starting to pick up and it's that time of year - Base miles!!! Our Travel team is going to need to be ready for the Tour of California which starts on Valentines day (Feb 14-16). So I guess I'll have roses for all the girls at the start Line. :) then on to Redlands (March 26-29) Followed by Oregon Pro Cycling Classic in May and finishing there major Stage races with Cascade July 22-26.

Any how that's all for now. :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

$63 Million.

$63 million, not bad. (Especially since the regional economy is $17 billion).
THAT it is what the cycling industry as a whole is worth to Oregon. It also provides 800 Jobs.
For more information check out bike Portland dot org. For the full story.

Racing NEWS - The McGraw separates her shoulder yesterday. Get well soon Laura!!! Yes - you now must refer to Laura as The McGraw. She will now refer to her self in the third person just like the Rock (WWF). SHE separates her shoulder on lap 2 and puts it back in on her own, then still goes on to finish the race. This course was super bumpy. The final laps had to hurt. So for all you ladies out there that think she's to pretty to race a bike. ;) She put the grrrr in girl. I don't think most guys would have finished including this one...

Women A Results from CC#2

Pennington currently doing cross for Desalvo - Rocked it and got 2nd!!!
EQ - Vanilla 7th
Heartbreaker - 13th

Goodbrake 30th Veloforma
Chase 31st Ironclad -Veloforma '09
The McGraw 33rd Veloforma

Very cool to see the large numbers for the women events. Hope to see these numbers continue to the road/mtn season.

MD out.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Peithman Power!!

Brandon Arends (rides for Ironclad - took an awesome shot of Susan Peithman this past weekend playing in the muck at Alpenrose on her Veloforma Carbon CX1.

I Love Oregon cyclocross!! I think you would be hard pressed to find any place in the USA that has 119 single speeders at the line up. Way cool. I so want to get my rig dirty. Maybe next weekend. :)
Isn't she pretty!!! And comes in at just about 12 lbs. NOT bad...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

BikeRumor Review!!! did a nice review about us at interbike. Thanks to Laura and her PR skills. Check it out. He got a few facts mixed up but all in all a very good job. Cheers.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

More Vegas!!!

Getting ready to go for a ride a day before the show.
Heading out of our oasis. It was so nice to stay in Summerlin, instead of the strip. If I had to live in Vegas this is the place. We could ride to the entrance to Red Rocks in about 10-15 minutes.
Entrance to Redrocks. The roads are awesome and the shoulder is wide. I will have to spend some time here this winter when I get sick of the rain.
At the top of the look out in Redrocks. A very fun loop to do if you wanted to get an easy 2hrs ride in. Perfect to clear the head before the show.

Happy that I'm out on a ride, surrounded by good positive people, in the sun, and ready for the show!!
What you see when you ride by Calico Basin.
If you wanted to get in some night life. The red rock was about 5 minutes away. We spent one night eating over priced sushi an Hachi. It was fun and of course part of the Vegas experience.
Cross Vegas baby! It was fun Tina, Laura, Susan, Sabrina, Tim, Mike, Missy... the whole gang came out to see good racing and of course Lance.
Mike and Tim setting up to serve some barley pops!!!

The Crew taking pictures of Lance as he rides by.... go Lance go!!!
Miranda and Tina... All smiles!!
Some of the gang hanging out a Vegas Cross!!! By the way didn't get a picture but Sue Butler is rocking it!!! Way to go Sue.
Lance was in the house!!! It was way cool to see these guys and how fast the lead group was going compared to the chase group. All on grass. Another cool note was watching Adam Craig in the lead bunch hop the barriers and ride the run up. He did this every time. Way cool!!!
Guess I can't believe it. What it is... not sure...

Just being a nut.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


The 2008 addition to Interbike is over!!! Yeah!!!

Show was good, but I don't care what the spin doctors say NUMBERS were way down.

But that didn't mean we didn't have a good show we did, but that being said you can see that shops are hold on there pennies tighter. He's a few shots from Vegas!!!

You can click on any picture to see a larger version.

Top photo is the house we rented for the week, we got some riding in before and after the show. Above is Hittman and myself getting some final preparations done on the Mtn. bike the night before we could begin set up at Sands.
Jon laying down the carbon pattern flooring.
Flooring is in and the back drops set, now just need to put the bikes in and we can go for a ride.

A little out of order but me and some of the Veloforma women at the show. From left to right (Laura, Miranda, Mark, Sabrina, Tina and Susan).

The booth in a finished state, and we are ready to go blow off some steam with a ride into Red rocks.
Jon and I talking about the new Mille R - this bike is coming in two versions the R 860grams and the SLR the later model is sub 800 grams.
Tim and Laura, Laura is holding one of our models we didn't get finished before the show. But we did get a few hand delivered to us at the show... so shops got to see it in the raw form.
Me and mans best friends. I am for sure a dog person. Actually and animal person. But I love dogs, all types. This was taken at a BBQ on the last day. It was nice to just chill and talk with friends.

This is what we saw every morning on our ride out to Redrocks.

More to come...this will be in three installments. More show cross vegas/us crit finals - Which Sabrina got 7th!!!!.