oregon cyclocross

Bend The Law

Bend The Law

The problem I have with cyclocross in Oregon is that it comes during a time when our mountains are at it’s best and as mountain bikers we live for these days!

My good friend whom was a very serious racer for a very long time once told me “there will come a time when you will have to decide if you want to mountain bike on the weekends or race around in circles for 40 minutes.”

It took just a few races for me to realize that my weekends would be spent chasing the best trail conditions around the PNW and not at a race. To each his/her own.

This is why I love the Portland Trophy Cup! The Tuesday race at the Portland International Raceway was a good excuse to go hard for 40 minutes and party with your friends.

Team Coastal by Gritchelle Fallesgon

Gritchelle shot a bunch of rad photos last week. Check out the good times and make sure to follow @teamcoastalpdx

Craig is back!

Craig is back!

Chris has been riding super smooth. Smiles for miles. 

Chris has been riding super smooth. Smiles for miles. 

Sup Tina?

Sup Tina?

Dirk is totally dreaming of a cyclocross bike right now. 

Dirk is totally dreaming of a cyclocross bike right now. 

Lee is becoming a Trophy Cup legend. 

Lee is becoming a Trophy Cup legend. 

Get out of Forest's way!

Get out of Forest's way!

Craig going deep.

Craig going deep.

Send it!

Send it!

Follow Gritchelle @gritchelle

The Last Battle at Barlow Ever...

I was totally planning on racing the last Battle at Barlow but I crashed really fucking hard on my mountain bike. The dirt in the PNWis going off and I am lucky to have walked away without serious injury. So instead of racing, I got to drink beers and hang out with friends. Well, I took some photos as well! Enjoy!

P.S. If you find a photo of yourself here please steal it and use it for whatever you'd like. =)

Women 1/2

Juniors 

Men 1/2 

Random

Men 3/4 + Singlespeed 

Women 3/4 

These are super out of focus but I like how they came out. #sorrynotsorry

Team Coastal at Trophy Cup Race 2

I've been wanting to get these write ups out a little faster but well, you know....

Team Coastal is making moves and it's been a blast coming out to the Portland Trophy Cup. Thanks Clint for putting together such a great series!

P.S. Bring back the Poler barrier jump!!!!

The kits are looking pretty good. If you've never worked on a custom cycling kit it's quiet the process. I learned a lot. Overall I am pretty happy with how everything came out but there is definitely a lot to improve upon. Check back soon for article where I go through my entire design process, what I learned, what I wished I changed, etc. 

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Shelli always gives her heart in these races and it's rad seeing all of those MTB skills coming into play. Looking dialed out there Shellz! 

Team Coastal Race Results

Beginner Women
10 - Tina Summers
11 - Shellie Cowling

Women 1/2
6 - Taylor Snider

Master Men 3/4
20 - Chris Friedrich

Men 3/4
14 - Matthew Wilkins

Men Singlespeed
22 - Matthew Wilkins
30 - Ryan Butler

Click here for the full results

Tina is the newest member of the crew and has been holding it down and having a blast at all of weekday races! 

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Chris has been riding super smooth every race. 

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Wilkins insists on racing 3/4 and Singlespeed. Beast. 

Tay is looking more and more comfortable out in the women's 1/2 field. 

Ryan mastering the art of peeing in a skinsuit. 

The men's singlespeed field is huge. 

One last time over the barriers for Ryan. Those uphill barriers were giving lots of people trouble but Ryan kept it smooth. 

Cross, Rain and Good Times at the Portland Trophy Cup Race 2

Trophy Cup just keeps getting better and better. Last night's race was full of rain, tacky dirt and a whole lot of good times. Enjoy the photos and see you all out there next week! 

I am trying not to be biased in my coverage but I mean Tay is looking damn good racing her first year in 1/2's. Also those Team Coastal skinsuits are pretty rad! 

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Damn Jake.

Textures

I don't use Flickr and I took a lot of photos. I apologize for all of these small galleries. 

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Racers getting pitted...

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