Blind Date at the Dairy

By travispower|September 29, 2017

Yep, finally made it out to Blind Date.  It was a hot 88F in Portland in late September and rain loomed in the coming forecast.  I knew the chances of having another dry and beautiful night like this were slim so I got my butt out to Alpenrose for a crack at this course before facing it again during the first weekend of Cross Crusade. The only problem was that

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GPCM Ninkrossi (Race #4)

By travispower|September 26, 2017

Ninkrossi! Ninkrossi, a part of the Grand Prix Candi Murray, is aptly named after the beer sponsor – Ninkasi Brewing.  All entries get a free beer! The race is at Washougal MX park (but not the actual motocross park), instead you go on through the park to the back side where you’re presented with a bit of a pacific northwest view and course laid out on the side of a

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Viner Settante Road Bike Review

By travispower|September 20, 2017

Viner Settanta Review There is not much on the internet with regards to Viner bikes and the information is even more scarce when you look for Settanta reviews.  It is for this very reason that I am writing a bit about the bike. Before I get into this too much I did want to point out that one of our team sponsors is PlanetX bikes.  However, this review is my

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GPCM Zaaldercross (Race #3)

By travispower|September 20, 2017

Zaaldercross It was my birthday and the race was Zaaldercross out at Alderwood park.  I have a call-up now because of my 3rd place finish at Het Meer a week prior.  I also had a lot more confidence in the 3’s having won Corn Cross and placing 2nd at Trophy Cup leading up to the race.  I was super stoked to have nice weather for this race because last year

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Ladies Race Cyclocross Too

By pam power|September 19, 2017

Hello!  Did you know this fine fellow who started this blog has a significant other?  Intro me, his wife, Pam.  I hope you are enjoying Trav’s blog posts about his races, rides and other musings helpful, interesting and insightful.  I am going to tell you my blog posts won’t be anything as technical, scientific, heck maybe not even as well thought out.  I am a more emotional type of gal,

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GPCM Het Meer (Race #2)

By travispower|September 16, 2017

Het Meer CX Race #2 of GPCM So for Het Meer I decided to up my game and race in the master 3’s.  It was the right decision but a hard one after the week before’s performance.  I like winning but the reality is that it is better to win when the competition is tough than when it is not. Het Meer is dutch for “the lake” and that is

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GPCM David Douglas (Race #1)

By travispower|September 15, 2017

It was hot that day but I missed the heat because I chose to start my season the way it ended last year – in the CAT4 Men.  Heck, I was under the impression I was going to get callups at every CAT4 race since I won last year but turns out that nobody really cares too much about the CAT4 Champ and with good reason…CAT4 should really be a

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Oregon Cyclocross Scene

By travispower|September 14, 2017

Oregon has a vibrant cyclocross scene and in particular there are several series that run in the Portland metro area. Weekend Series GPCM The season kicks off with the Grand Prix series, labor day weekend.  This series is typically named after a local celebrity of the race community.  This year we’re celebrating the involvement and impact that Candi Murray has had in our race community.  Therefore the Grand Prix series

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