Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Multi-talented

Felt BMX team rider Josh Betley spends most of his time blowing people’s minds with tricks like the ones seen here:




But Josh is multi-talented and digs all sorts of bikes. Case in point: check out this new ride, a Felt Brougham fixie that Josh lovingly modified into this dead sexy rig.

Nice work, don't you think?



Monday, October 26, 2009

Trick or treat


Everyone knows cyclo-cross and cross-dressing go hand in hand. Especially around Halloween, at events like the Spooky Cross Night Race, held over the weekend in Felt's local stomping grounds of Irvine, California.

With that in mind, engineering staffer Rich Bell embraced the spirit of the season and got in touch with his feminine side. Rich probably didn't foresee an unnamed colleague snapping a cell-phone photo and tossing it under the Garage Door, but as Hunter S. Thompson used to say, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

We're told this photo was taken sometime before Rich taco'd a wheel while attempting to bunny hop a pumpkin.

Trick or treat.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Winter Racin'

SoCal dirt riders, are you ready for the 2010 race season?

Here are some dates to remember. Write ’em down and alert your spouse, dog or significant other that you won’t be around these weekends.

Southridge Winter Series:
Jan 9-10, 23-24
Feb 6-7, 20-21
Mar 6-7 (Finals)

Fontana City National
Mar 27-28

Coincidentally, some of the Felt boys were out sampling the goods in Fontucky just the other day. Here’s a little clip of engineering dude and all-around shredder Nick Ducharme doing his thing on a 2010 Felt Compulsion 2. Oh yeah.



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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stylin' and profilin'

Boulder, Colorado-based Elephant Journal covers what it calls “the mindful life.” Yoga, organics, politics, spirituality—you know, Boulder stuff. Sometimes Elephant chooses a “Bike of the Day,” showcasing a particular Boulderite and his or her ride. We like today’s BotD...

Nice ride, Kaitlyn!

For more, go to ElephantJournal.com.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Calling all mechanics

Our friends at Mafia Racing just alerted us to this little shindig near Boulder, Colorado this Sunday. Cornhole, Pabst and serious displays of wrenching skillz—what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Word to the wise: The Rocky Flats Lounge is a serious Packers bar, so whatever you do, don't show up in purple and gold.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Felt: The smart choice at MIT


Any team comprised of aspiring nuclear engineers and other whiz-kid college majors knows a thing or two about technology. So it makes perfect sense that the MIT Cycling Team chose Felt to go after the title at last month's USA Cycling Track National Championships.

Sure enough, MIT brought home the gold. Racing at Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, MIT won the Division II Omnium, which recognizes the best overall results throughout the competition. It was the second consecutive year MIT won stars and stripes in the Omnium, which is pretty incredible considering that this was only the third time the team competed at the event. Riders from MIT also won the Division I and II Collegiate Sprint, a co-ed team sprint.

That's the team pictured above with one of their Felt TK2 bikes. The champions are, left to right:

(back row): Guo-Liang Chew, Matt Blackburn, Martha Buckley, Nick Loomis
(middle row): Mike Garrett, Yuri Matsumoto, Laura Ralston
(front): Zach Labry, Tim Humpton

Also on the team but not pictured are Jose Soltren and Spencer Schaber.

Here is some more info and photos of the team in action.

Congrats!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

(Cyclocross) School is in session

A group of kids in Boulder, Colorado, got a thrill last weekend when Danny Summerhill, one of America's top cyclocross racers and a silver medalist at the 2007 Cyclocross World Championships, showed up at their camp.

The Garmin-Slipstream rider reported that he had as much fun as the kids attending the skills camp.

"While I was there I had a lot of time on the stage to take questions and give advice to all of the young riders," Danny said. "In one specific seminar I brought my bike up and started to explain all the ins and outs of my Felt and told them all the advantages and benefits of having a one."

Here's a shot of Danny, his 2010 Felt F15X, and, just perhaps, a future cyclocross great!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Record-breaking night at Track Natz

It was another successful night for Felt at Day 2 of the USA Cycling National Track Championships in Los Angeles on Thursday. Felt-sponsored Sarah Hammer was part of a record-setting women's team pursuit squad, and our own Jake Duehring followed up his silver-medal omnium performance with a fourth-place finish in the Scratch Race.

Here's a nice shot of Jake (center, black Felt kit) banging bars in the Scratch Race...



And another of Sarah pulling her team to a new U.S. record in the Team Pursuit...



For more, check out CyclingNews.com.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Crushing it at Track Natz!


Our fellow Felt cubicle dweller Jake Duehring (above) made us proud last night with an impressive performance at the 2009 USA Cycling Track Nationals in Los Angeles. Jake scored a silver medal in the Omnium, an overall competition combining five different events—both sprint and endurance—in one night of competition at the Home Depot Center.

Here’s the thing: It was Jake’s first time competing at nationals. He killed it in the 3km individual pursuit, winning with a time of 3:32.775, and also finished second in the flying 200-meter TT (his first time racing the event); fifth in the Scratch Race; third in the Kilo; and eighth in the Points Race. Jake finished the night with 19 points, just 3 behind national champion Cody O’Reilly.

Felt bikes were out in force at the opening night of the Track National Championships. Three of the top-five Omnium finishers rode Felt.

Here’s a link to cyclingnews.com’s coverage of the event.

And some more photos of Jake: