Friday, August 29, 2014

Jeff and Josh Win Eastfork 12 Hour!

"First experience doing a 12 hour mountain bike race was interesting yet fun.
I did the first lap, it was a muddy mess. I had mud from head to toe. Jeff did laps 2 and 3 and did amazing. I did laps 4 and 5 and kept a good pace. If I wasn't sick I could have done a little better. Then we alternated laps. We each got in 4 laps at 44 miles.
We placed first in the duo CAT 2 (sport)."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Betsy Willey To Ride The MS150 In California

Backboner Elizabeth Willey has signed up to ride the MS150 this year, and is looking for your help with donations to her rider profile! The ride rolls from Irvine to San Diego between October 18th and 19th and will cover 150 miles..mostly along the stunning California Riviera!

 The link to her page is..


Double Wins! Ara & Josh Bring Home Gold.

Josh Qualls and Jeff Williams rolled down to the Homeless Vets TT in Raceland Kentucky to see about taking the series win, and that is exactly what Josh did..

"Great race today in Raceland!!!!
1st place over all in the Eddy Merckx (non aero) division with an average speed of 24.3 mph over a 6 mile course.
Which put me in 1st place over all for the Homeless Veterans Time Trial Series in my divis...ion.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout this race season. You all are amazing!"

Huge thanks to Jeff for the support during the race!

Ara also has been rocking the Over The Hump series in Los Angeles. With a third place podium finish one week, and a HARD fought victory the next, the Fuzz is overcoming his recent injuries in grand fashion. Ara will be moving up a category! Here is his report from a couple of weeks ago...

"Felt good to race again! Fun day in the dirt. Slowly getting back to
shape. Had a rough couple of months with injuries. My injury is getting better and better with no setbacks this time
around. Going on those bike tours has gotten me stronger. There are a couple of more OTH LA races left in the next few weeks. Should get me in race shape just in time for cyclocross season.

Thanks for hanging in there with me this year...


Great job guys, and many thanks to all of our amazing sponsors and supporters for allowing it all to happen.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Central Coast By Bike With The Fuzz!

Just got back from a multi-day solo bike tour of the central coast. The
mission was to get to the Point Conception Lighthouse and sadly it
failed. There is no public access to this beautiful and vital landmark,
Point Conception lighthouse in Santa Barbara County. The roads north
from Gaviota and the roads south from Lompoc Surf are all private land
and the ranchers there are very strict (releasing dogs and calling
authorities). After 200+ miles on my Kenda Kwick Tendril 700x32 and
camping out in hiker/biker sites I never saw the lighthouse. Couple of
days the sun was scorching inland on the HWY 1.

Sigma Sport Rox 8.1 had
a max temperature of 110.4 F. Fortunately I had my Amino Vital bottles
with Endurance in them to keep me hydrated as I chugged along with all
my camping gear and food on this journey that started in Carpinteria
and ended there days later. Thanks to my Xpedo Pedals, brought to you
by Ken, it was easy clipping and unclipping for micro-brewery breaks.
The guys at Figueroa Mountain Brewery in Buellton are great guys who
make great IPA's. Carrying that 22oz in my Axiom Randonee 60 pannier to
camp was so worth the extra weight. Big props to Cameron Cripps who
gave me a 7x5 plot of land at his campsite at Jalama Beach to call my
tent home. Great people out there helping the weak and tattered. He was
also nice enough to bike out with me the next morning on the tough
climb out of Jalama Road back to HWY 1.

Many tourists and locals ask
why and how we do it, my only response is "because we can and need to
for our soul". Also, its great advertisement for our team and sponsors
who make these trips possible by their support and reliable products.