Author Archive: gonz
Last year we started a program where a different team member would lead Saturday rides for a month. While the meeting spot remained the same, the routes were often wildly different with regard to who the organizer was. The ultimate goals included getting the team together, staying fit through the long winter months, and learning new routes. (more…)
The Oregon Stampede is invariably a long day in the saddle. Our bud, Dan, has done a very good job of the run down and run up to the ride over on his blog: Benedicto. Our experience, while not necessarily mirroring his, is similar enough that we can skip the great details that may or may not make this unique.
Oh how my heart pounds
green mountains giant pearl blades spin
how do I climb again
A few members of the team drove some cars, then hopped on a ferry, and then arrived in beautiful Victoria, BC. The details from that point are hazy, but we know that there were singlespeeds, pampdrank, literal alley cats, exotic potato chips, snow barriers, and cheating (so much cheating). (more…)
Heading into the last Trophy Cup, David was in close contention for the win with Steven and Cliff. A few things needed to happen to get him to the top step, one of which was to employ the “speedo rule” where the rider would get double the points if they raced in a speedo. Unfortunately, the other part of the plan was to hope that the other fellas didn’t do the same. They did. It was a great race to watch and David ended up on the podium in second. Great job! (more…)
This past week I was given the go ahead to try to start riding. I’m comfortable on the hoods but any bump feels terrible. Still not ready to race cyclocross so that means more time taking photos.
This week at Blind Date, Brian defended his jersey, David got third at the end of a great battle with Beardsley, and Shawn got 2nd in his B race.
Currently on the sidelines, I went to the Portland Trophy Cup race last night and took some photos of our two teammates, Friends Of Ruckus, and whoever else was in focus. David came in a very relaxed 3rd while Tyler looked great on his new drop bar setup.