Owen Irving led the pack through the corner a few weeks ago in his first stage race.



I’m recovering from a long weekend at Sea Otter doing race support, some pre rides with athletes, a bunch of expo-ing, and fitting in a bike fit on the way home.

As much as I walked around and chatted with people, I had only a few meaningful conversations, the best one with the Lake shoe rep, where we geeked out on shoes and feet in general for about an hour and a half.

 Four Things I liked-

Bikeflights shipping boxes. Something that can break down to a small flat box in a hotel room is really useful.

The Cannondale Super Six Evo CX. I don’t really need a CX bike these days but I have a soft spot for Cannondale. This thing is a ripper.

Wolf Tooth Axle Handle Tool . Really interesting ideas from these guys. Also, the 8-bit system may be headed to a bike-packing rig shortly.

The Lake 403 shoe features a bathtub molded last ( not molded in a bathtub, I’m pretty sure!) and a custom moldable fit. A 600 dollar shoe better be great and this makes the grade.


Results And Kudos

Noah Bott- 22nd , Cat 1 15-16 Men Fuego XC, Laguna Seca, CA


Owen Irving- 4th,17-18 Men, Sea Otter Circuit Race, Laguna Seca, CA


Owen Irving- 6th, Cat 1 17-18 Men, Laguna Seca, CA


Madeline Frechette- 3rd Omnium, Open Women,  Weekend Mass Start Omnium, Hellyer Velodrome, CA


Haley Nielsen,- 2nd Omnium, Open Women, Weekend Mass Start Omnium, Hellyer Velodrome, CA