The bicycle is one of the greatest inventions of all time. I love the way it is so efficient that a little effort is converted into a lot of forward motion. Riding bikes is fun and riding them fast is more fun. My goal for 2010 is to enter a lot more races (road, cross, and mountain bike), put in more effort, and go faster!
I live by bread and bicycles; time on a bike is good time. I'll pedal to new places, old familiar places, via new routes on old roads, trails, and paths, in a race, before a race, even after a race. To work, to play, to the store, to the lake, in snow, in autumn, tomorrow.
a suffering C racer who pretended to be a B for awhile, whoknows theimportant victories happen during the race, and thinks the Crusades have reached Chernobyl proportions. One wife and two kids with dog means my priorities are straight. Living in West Salem means I am near everything but at not-much. My goals are to meet my teammates and have some howl-at-the-moon moments. Buy Local is a fantastic way to blend my love of bicycles, pushing limitations, and supporting my neighbors and their endeavors.
I am recovering obsessed Cat. III roadie, semi-pro mtber, and Cat A crosser that relocated to Bend, Oregon from Portland in 2005, followed shortly by Jesse Bolling...is he stalking me?. Began seriously tapering my riding with the arrival of a baby boy in 2008 (may 18th to be exact...he's gorgeous of course). More recently I've found myself in a local pop-punk band...how did this occur?...early mid life crisis? My goals for this season are to support local businesses as much as possible, start shaving my legs again, ride myself into some sort of fitness without consciously thinking about training and participate in some SS races.
I ride for fun, doing mostly just Short Track and Cyclocross racing in the lower classes. When I'm not on my bike I can be found behind the lens, shooting photos at all the races. And I'm not just a member of the team, I'm also the main sponsor, having created MetaFilter over ten years ago.
Cycling is a life long passion of mine. Not many things can compare withriding with some good friends out in the woods (or even on the road). Racing seems to bring us all together for a common goal of riding hard and having a good time. My 2010 goals are to: try to ride my training rides with a little (not too much) more purpose so that come race day I can finish with a little more consistency, a2.5 mile wheelie would be good,andI would love to crack the top 21% in the Across field. Also, I am still looking for the magic tubular glue that never comes loose under "normal cyclocross riding".
After two seasons off I'm looking forward to getting back into some mountain bike racing this spring and summer and cyclocross next fall. I've been racing for about 10 years mostly cyclocross and mountain biking.
I've been bike racing since 1998 primarily on the mountain bike and cyclocross end of things. I met team co-founder Jeff McNamee when we both rode for a team in Portland. I remember Jeff talking about putting together a team with the idea of a "buy local" focus. Now with the help of all of our sponsors and team riders we have had a successful first year and it was fun to be a part of it. For 2010 I will be racing a bit of MTB and a lot of cross again. My goals are to have some fun, meet new people and represent our sponsors. Cheers.
Originally got heavily involved in Moto-X but after years of chasing
points and breaking bones a friend said " You should ride a Mt.Bike,
You might live longer".
Bought my first (real) bike in 1996 (Bontrager Steel Hardtail). Planned on spending $500, left the store with a receipt for $999. Started riding purely for the recreational fun of it with my dog and friends. Than some schmuck mentioned a local race called the "MudSlinger". Hook, Line and Sinker!
I've been riding & racing Mt.Bikes ever since. Needing to build more and more fitness and having a daytime job, the ROAD bike came into play. It helped build strength & fitness and every once in awhile a local team would talk me into doing a road race more or less to help out. Not my cup of tea but it's cool in it's own way.
That however is what lead to Cyclocross and admittedly is my favorite cycling discipline.
I've been around and been apart of some great Teams but now I've found a Team that seems to really strive for dealing with things on a Local level. Owning a small business in this community really makes you appreciate when people stay local. Jeff McNamee has also been a big part in me wanting to join this Team simply because I want to be able to Support all the efforts he puts towards our local cycling community.
I am a simple man with a few core beliefs. One of them is that bikes should be used as often and in as many ways as possible. Racing, touring, commuting, bar crawling, grocery shopping, riding to the Saturday market, or simply riding with no purpose other than to ride. Another belief is always try to buy local - give your neighbor your money not some far off corporation sucking the money out of our community. So for me being a part of the Buy Local cycling team is pure nirvana! I am also a fan of Nirvana...
I started riding and racing bikes during my college days on the east coast,
and despite a short hiatus or two since then, cycling in one form or another
has been a huge part of my life ever since. I race because I love riding in
different places, challenging myself, and hanging out with great people,
like my teammates. As for goals, I'd like to ride a 100 mile mtb race,
learn to train with something resembling discipline, and do a lot more
touring. Oh, and most importantly, learn to bunnyhop cross barriers.
Over a cycling lifetime I have learned two truths; bikes are good and bikey people are great. My goal for 2010 is to support this team and maybe even enter a race or two.
I did my first Mountain Bike race in 1997 and was hooked. I raced until 2003 and then took a break, started a career and got married. After realizing that an athletes diet only works when you are an athlete I realized that I needed an active outlet. So I began racing in 2009 and realized that I am still hooked. My goal is to try to keep up in the CAT 1 mountain bike field (mixing in some cross and road too), while still living a balanced life.
Riding bikes is cool and I really want to be cool. My goals for 2010 include participating in some mountain bike races for the first time, doing some crits and shorter road races with my main race focus being on cyclocross. I would also really like to get to know my Buy Local teammates!
I like the feeling of being able to hammer up a big hill. I like to ride all kinds of bikes: mountain bikes, cross bikes, road bikes. In my heyday I used to ride and race a lot, now I have two awesome little boys and I am happy to get out and ride when I can. I love Buy Local because the team is made up of great people who like to have a good time and ride bikes. There is lots of support and cheering for team mates when they race and that feels good. Go team!
Originally from Montana, I have always loved the outdoors. After moving to Oregon, the feeling only grew. Initially involved with running, I had to take up cycling due to chronic injuries. Once my husband and I started cycling, there was no going back. We started with basic road bikes then got a tandem and started racing together. After two years of road riding, we heard about cyclo-cross racing and decided to give it a try. Again, we were hooked. My goals for the 2010 cycling season are to continue to improve my cycling skills both on road and off. Additional goals are: to win the category B Co-Motion Tandem stage race, try a couple mountain bike races and to have solid finishes in the Masters B category in cyclo-cross. For me, the most important personal goal this year is to be able to reflect back on each race and find at least one aspect I improved upon. If I can find that one item, I will definitely feel like I have met my goal!
I grew up in Montana and started mountain biking in the 80's on a fully rigid Specialized Rock Hopper. I absolutely loved that bike. Carol and I moved out to Oregon in the early 90's for me to go to school and I did not have time to ride. Instead, we got into distance running--doing a couple marathons and a handfull of half-marathons. Then, Carol decided that we should get into cycling. I was convinced that we would get hit by a car and die. However, after the first test ride on road bikes I was completely hooked. The rest is history. My primary goals this year are to win the mixed B Co-Motion Classic Tandem Stage Race; participate in a couple cross-country MTB races; and to consistently get top 20 finishes for cross in the Masters B field. I'm stoked to be part of the Buy Local team!!
Born and raised in Salem, I’m a long time bike rider, first a mountain biker who hated riding on the road, to a mountain biker at heart that gets just as much fun out of the road as the trail. I love riding with friends, and the solitude of riding alone. I like steel bikes and carbon bikes and don’t much care for the stuff in between. I have raced a few races over the years—none very successfully. My goal for 2012 is to get in race a race and actually have a plan.
After taking a short 15 year hiatus from cycling to pursue other ventures, my passion for cycling never faded and I kept finding myself drawn to the bike. Then in 2011 I discovered this crazy thing called Cyclocross, and I was hooked on cycling once again much to my wife’s dismay. Thanks, to a Buy Local team member I was able to score a sweet cross-bike for the 2011 race season where I competed in 10 races as a beginner/sandbagger. I look forward to the 2012 race season sporting the Buy Local colors and hanging out with some of the nicest easiest going group of folks around.
Tara and Nic Sedor
Nic: It all started on the treacherous and desolate trails of southern
Arizona where me and my trusty Trek Antelope 800 concurred many a
formidable mountain foe (amazing to think mountain biking could be
accomplished without any suspension or disc brakes...what we're we
thinking?), to now on the sloppy, slippery slopes of the Pacific
Northwest. My cycling endeavors have taught me that Oregon mud tastes
much different than Arizona dust and blackberry bushes hurt more than
cactus. I still believe the amount of debris you have stuck in your
teeth at the end of a ride is an accurate indicator of how much you
enjoyed the ride.
I live in Portland and like it a lot, except for the fact that I have to drive to get to good mountain biking. In addition to spending too much time in front of my MacBook Pro doing my work as a librarian, I work out and train people at Crossfit Portland.
Love to ride and exercise. It's great when you can combine the two. If I'm not riding bikes or with the family I'm in the mountains.
I am a beginning racer out to get more experience on a new DeSalvo frame and looking forward to the road, short track and cross seasons.
Health, fitness, and food are a few of my favorite things. I ride because I love to move, am very fond of the outdoors, crave challenges to my mind and body, and enjoy spending time with like-minded people. My lofty cycling goals for 2010 include: the ability to honestly say "that was fun!" at the end of 97% of my rides/races, improve my strength, speed, and skill on the bike, and discover the perfect, homemade fuel for long rides. Currently, banana pancake with nutella sandwich is at the top of the list.
I have been racing bikes of some form since age 9 and did my first Mt Bike race in 1987, The Resort to Resort mt. bike race in Bend, OR… I had only discovered mt. biking a couple of months before that. The hook was set! After a brief time trying to become a professional mt. bike racer, (not fast enough) had to get a job that paid the bills. I spent 14 yrs working and managing Hutch's Bicycles West side in Bend. In 2002 I moved from Bend to Salem and went to work at The Bike Peddler in downtown Salem, a great shop! I have been racing on and off for a long time and love'n it! Especially cross! It's like being a kid again, great atmosphere!
After a lifetime of riding bikes for fun, a friend talked me into joining Buy Local. After one season of cross I'm hooked. It's great to throw on our kit, hear the support of your teammates along the course, push your body to its limits, and get completely muddy. I'm still riding bikes for fun, but now I'll throw in some racing each fall. It's also great to support all the great cycling products from our state.