Posts Tagged ‘racing’

Training Camp

Friday, February 28th, 2014

GET WARM OR DIE TRYING

DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TEAM HE'S ON

TUNNEL OF TEAM LOVE

BLOKES

Russ Hays/Accent Inns December 2013 training camp. I’m pretty proud to say I’ll be riding with these guys for 2014, they are giving me the opportunity to be teammates with some real hardmen of BC’s cycle racing scene as well as alongside National TT Champion Curtis Dearden. The extra support, new bike, new gear and help with travelling is going to take a lot of stress off my season. I still have a lot of work to do, on the bike training as well as off the bike, raising and saving cash to take the time off I’ll need to compete in Nationals on the road and Track, and face other elite and pro teams in stage races around the Pacific Northwest. But the support of the team and teammates just makes me want to work harder and gives me the confidence that I’ve earned my spot racing with the elites and pros.

On the start of the new season though, I’d like to say one last time how much I have appreciated the support of Jamie and Nick at Super Champion Cycle Shop. Over my first two years of racing Jamie and Nick have helped me out with whatever they could, whenever they could. I remember sitting in the grandstands at the UBC Grand Prix three years ago, drinking a six pack and watching the race with Jamie. I told him I thought I might be fast enough to be in those races (for at least a couple laps), and he told me he was going to sponsor me to race the track if I trained and went at it. They supported me in my first year of racing and through until last year where I actually raced in UBC, I won the Enumclaw Road Race and came second in Provincial Championships on the road and track. I even got to mix it up with World Tour Pros in Tasmania in December. This crazy place I’m at right now, racing pros, at times National and World Champions, targeting my own Championships this season, I wouldn’t be in this place without two good friends helping out a broke bike messenger who was winning alleycat races occasionally. Thanks guys.

MY BOYS

Eddie

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

DANGER

Track Provincial Championships, 2012. Eddie ‘Danger’ Reid avec donuts.

While You Were Watching

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

ACT LOCAL RIDE GLOBAL

While you were watching Le Tour, there was also some awesome racing in our very own Vancouver backyard. We had some Pro-Tour riders racing a lot of Superweek, but this shot is two friends of mine Jeff Werner and Mike Sidic. Both dudes very supportive of a guy trying to get into racing who is broke as fuck. Both have handed down kit, gear, tons of encouragement, and a little inspiration. It’s been a lot of fun watching (and making) friends racing bikes this season, and I am pretty stoked/lucky to find such rad communities all over the place in Vancouver.

And on that note! Keep supporting the local scene! Whichever one that is! Local shops/races/parks/artists/makers in whatever scene you’re in!

Friday Nights and tall Grains

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

ZIPP ZIPP ZAP

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOP

After racing on Friday I broke out the pushed film for some big grains of big gears.

CONGRESS WALDORF NOVEMBER 11, 2010

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

THE WHOLE BAND

I really like when I get the whole band in one shot. My ears are still ringing from this show. I maybe should get ear plugs?

Oh, and here is a photo of The Coach bombing Queen E hill during the ‘Look Ma No Brakes’ race put on by SuperChampion and RedBull THREE YEARS AGO. I only find the time difference so radical, because during my first summer I hardly knew anyone besides Camilo. Also, it goes to show how behind I am on scanning. If only I had one of these and I could batch scan, and do it at home listening to records and drinking sweet sweet coffees. Anyways, that photo of Coach!

SERIOUSLY, HOW BADASS DOES COACH LOOK RIGHT HERE? THE ANSWER IS, MORE BADASS THAN YOU