Spent yesterday at Portland Internatioinal Raceway (PIR) for Cross Crusade #3 and what a day it was! The morning was chilly, but we got things heated up early at the Corsa Concepts tent thanks to our co-sponsors at Just Coffee and Dave's Killer Bread. Jen and I had the double burner Coleman stove fired up and we started making french toast for anyone who wanted it at about 8 am. We switched over to grilled cheese in the afternoon. Many new freinds were made as a result.
I was stoked to see some of the custom decals on the Ira Ryan Team bikes when Ryan and India King showed up. Represent!
Portland 'cross photog Dave Roth who bought the very first Take Out Basket from PDW this spring told me we need to make the basket bigger for pit boot carrying duty. Noted Dave.
Buddy of PDW, Nick Sande, always rolls deep at local cross races. Like I've come to expect, this weekend he showed up with a gas grill (and the best burgers I've had in recent memory), a cooler full of canned domestic lager and a raging sound system. You can alway find Nick by smell from the grill, sound from his stereo and the crowd standing around him.
This weekend the Crusade heads to Hillsboro, and then to Bend for two days of racing action that will also coincide with the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show so if you are around Bend, OR Halloween weekend, we'll see you at the races!