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Mudslinger 2012

04/07/2012

Congrats to all who managed the weather and the mud! In case you were wondering why the race is dubbed the mudslinger….   If you haven't participated in one of Mike Ripley's events we would highly recommend it. Mike sets the bar in the region for mountain bike event promotion. He always puts on a Read More

deronde salem pre-ride

04/03/2011

This group of hardcore riders wanted to be true to the Tour of Flanders and met on Sunday morning to brave the Deronde Salem. Based on their feedback and faces, we've started to edit some of the route. Here's the latest: View edit_deronde salem (april 17th) in a larger map The group took about 4 hours Read More

De Ronde Salem

03/04/2011

Our Northern friends are organizing a smaller version of the De Ronde Van West Portlandia this year on the same day as the Amstel Gold race. To show our solidarity and to reduce the numbers in PDX we have decided to organize a Salem version of the event on April 17th, 2011. We hope Hugh and Brad Read More

2010: The year of the tiger, muddy shoes, and seized bottom brackets

01/04/2011

I got nothing on Matt's infographic, but dang, Buy Local Cycling team members were busy in 2010. Team members participated in over 160 OBRA races (plus races in WA), including the Cyclocross National Championships in Bend, Oregon. ~63% of these races were ‘cross events, ~32% mountain (cross country and short track), and few road events sprinkled Read More

Tour of Flanders

04/05/2010

Bernhard Eisel was out in an earlier break and had a small lead going into the Molenberg. He knew the chase was close and recalled after the race hearing something behind him. “I thought, I’d better let this motorbike come by but when I turned around and looked it was Cancellara,” he told CyclingNews. A Read More

Katie Compton Interview

01/13/2010

Over at Cyclocross Magazine, I got to interview one of my favorite 'cross riders, National Champ and current #1 ranked rider in the world Katie Compton (here is part one and part two). Katie was nice enough to take out time from training to explain the logistics of racing in Europe, the training required, and finally how Read More