Buy Local team riders have been busy the last few weeks. Various race results here. Return on the Jedi provided a nice mix of riding. Patrick Jackson and Ross Brody showed they can ride down hill pretty fast too!
Sue and Lindsey have been busy gettin' their roadie on in PDX while Matt and Dusty prepared for Salem STXC 2012. New BL riders Spencer Rockwell and Jarod Seaman also showed his love for dirt at the Sisters Stampede. Great job to all!
Video and music by Dan Kaufman, PDXK Productions.
This Sunday, 9am at Scott's Cycle, we'll be taking off for our second annual hilly lap around the city of Salem, Oregon which we call the De Ronde Salem. It's open to any rider that wants to join us and we'll have a small group riding it.
Last year's (brutal) course was about 48 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing, this year's course looks a little bit shorter according to Ride With GPS here (the 1,500 feet of climbing estimate seems way off). The map is below, view it at full size to get options for downloading the cue sheet/ride files to your Garmin. Turn-by-turn navigation on a Garmin computer is really handy for finding your way along with everyone riding.
See you all Sunday bright and early!
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 great party!
Thank you for supporting cycling in Oregon!
Scott's Cycle was founded in 1914 by Harry W. Scott who owned the business until 1965 when he sold it to the current owner, Larry Lewis. But Scott's Cycle used to be more than a bicycle shop. The original shop carried lawnmowers, motorcycles and bicycles. Unfortunately six months after Mr. Scott sold the business he passed away.
In the 1970's we saw the bicycle boom and Scott's was right in the thick of it leading the way by selling everyone Schwinn bicycles.
Unfortunately in the winter of 1991 the neighboring restaurant grill caught fire and burned Scott's Cycles historic building to the ground. Only two days later, Scott's reopened one block up the street. It was with the help of loyal customers that such an incredibly fast reopening took place.
When the 90's rolled around, the folks at Scott's were right there leading the way again but this time with the mountain bike craze.
During the summer of 2006 there was another fire scare as the neighboring McMahan's furniture store caught fire. The Salem Fire Department did a fantastic job of keeping the fire contained and preventing it from spreading to other buildings.
Now that we are in the new century Scott's continues to lead the way with the highest quality road bikes on the planet.
We are very excited to still be here and our love of bicycles has never wained and we will soon be celebrating our 100 year anniversary in 2014!
Today we had about 435 racers at Heiser Farms enjoying the fast tacky course among the farm and fields. Thanks to everyone that came and our sponsors. Here’s a smattering of photos from today’s racing action:
This past summer I decided to get my DeSalvo Ti cross bike rebuilt and repainted. Thanks to the awesome work of Ruckus Components (did the fender mounts on the Edge carbon forks), Spatter Bikes (designed and shot the paint), Bertram Pinstriping (for the hand laid white lines), and Mike at DeSalvo Cycles for sending out some new stickers and supporting our team!