October 26, 2009

Stop and GO

JD rolled out the new bike..just in time for the good stuff...the conditions of dreams. Souls rejoice.

Just enough time in the saddle to dirty myself up nicely before the self pulled number and time to stop...the rawness of the flesh couldn't control the machine....next week's double will thank me kindly.

Meanwhile back in Wisco, flooding turned the courses into cancellations but thankfully those that wanna ride did...taking it all into their own hands, making a few calls, and getting together 20 or so racers to make something outta nothing...gotta love that. Nicely done boys.

October 24, 2009

October 21, 2009

Blister in the Sun

To quote Douglas..."BAM, Epic Day!" CC3 in the books...MC and PDXCROSS absolutely slaying it. Everyone came to the party except the mud...next week? It just keeps getting better...

Photo thanks: Cory, HUP Dave, and OCA

October 19, 2009


Wille loves coffee. Loves drinking it, making it, sharing it. So much that he's opened a cafe, roasting his own beans, and making Portland that much better. Heart. 2211 E. Burnside, Portland. Opening 10/20/2009. Go.

October 18, 2009

October 17, 2009


turn out the lights and strip away 21 of the choices and the bike seems to move...the third step and finally it feels like all is turning. As long as the pavement doesn't win the battle again with the 1-0 knockout punch that sent me sliding as the race went down the road....loss of skin and the shredded kit feeling the pain as the chase couldn't close it down.

Hulick ziptied the shifter and spun the black circle with the rest of us, what a treat to get to pedal on his wheel and take a few turns working together on the machines.

The conditions are shaping up nicely for another good weekend in the dirt.


Got involved in this one with a collaboration with Lib paint and ink genius Nick Russian...an interaction and frienship long overdue. You can check out some of his nonboard work here. Turns out that not only does Nick like the shred, he enjoys the spincycle of the 34:15 dirtbike...hopefully we'll pedal together at the main event.

This show kicks off another new photo project that I'm involved with which will launch in the very near future....if you liked this then hold tight, the real deal is coming.

October 14, 2009

Stuck in the Middle

CX in full swing nationwide...CC two down, more to come. Last row starts make it near impossible to even see the race go out the road in front, so chase it is and slowly the dust will settle and the finishes will bump up...hopefully...two medium finishes with so much improvement on the horizon. The fast guys are all there, that's for sure...Tonkin, Skerritt, Blackwelder, Hulick, Cameron....all flying.

Team SV09 kit designed by J.Dunn, Speedvagen courtesy of The Vanilla Workshop...

Friends going fast...Ramsey in the dirt and J.Dunn on the move.

Photo: Cory Grove, other shots above by pdxcross.com, and oregonvelo.com..many thanks guys....nice to be in front of the camera instead of behind it for a change...I love this season.