News Archive: November, 2013

  • Sponsor Spotlight: Outdoor Research

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    MFG Sponsor:   Outdoor Research

    Website:  outdoorresearch.com

    Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!

    Location: Seattle, WA

    Outdoor Research was established in 1981 by a Ron Gregg.  You can see a video about OR here.

    Why we like Outdoor Research:

    When you take a glance at Outdoor Research’s Core Values, it’s clear why we like this company so much.   Outdoor Research values:

    1.  A Culture of Respect

    2.  Innovation that Works

    3.  Improve Every Day

    4.  Beauty In Function

    5.  The Power of the Journey

    Five things you should know about Outdoor Research:

    1. OR has a retail store on 1st Avenue South.
    2. You can rent snowshoes, ice axes, and other mountaineering tools at their location.
    3. OR offers an Infinite Guarantee on all of their products.
    4. The OR Transfer Hoody is the official jacket of MFG Staff.
    5. Looks like MFG provided some inspiration on this one.

     

    • Posted November 26, 2013 by Zac
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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Castelli

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    MFG Sponsor:   Castelli

    Website: castelli-cycling.com

    Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!

    Location: Portland, OR

    Castelli US is a new MFG sponsor for 2013.   Castelli outfitted the Elite Men and Elite Women with leader’s jerseys for the entire MFG season.

    Castelli US uses the finest fabrics and technology to deliver cyclists a great fitting and performing cycling kit.

    Why we like Castelli:

    Castelli continually develops fabric, fit, and aesthetic throughout their entire line, year after year.   Castelli garments fit great, look fantastic, and offer a custom program for teams and clubs.

    Five things you should know about Castelli:

    1. Castelli’s custom program is called Servizio Course and offers an insane amount of options.
    2. Castelli makes the majority of their custom clothing in the Northwest!
    3. In addition to their custom line, Castelli offers stock products that look great and fit nicely.
    4. The Gabba jacket is one of the finest pieces for riding in the Northwest rain.
    5. The local rep Erik S. is a MFG racer and supporter.

     

    • Posted November 22, 2013 by Zac
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  • Team Competition Final Standings

    Fisher Plumbing all day long at the Woodland Park GP and for the overall win.  SCCA/Starbucks and Alki Rubicon take second and third for the series. Finals standing here. We look forward to seeing what Fisher Plumbing comes up with for a team themed decorated barrier for next season.

    SammamishSabrina

    • Posted November 17, 2013 by Terry B
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  • 2013 Series Champs & Runner-Ups

    Congratulations to all our Series Category Champions and Runner-Ups. We will have awards and prizes for first and second places for all categories at the Season End Party at Hale’s Ales Palladium on November 21st. Grand Prizes will be allocated at the end of year party to Series Category Champions in a creative manner, most likely based on a final game of skill, luck, and fun for all Senior & Master Categories.  Junior categories and Runner-Ups will receive pre-allocated awards and prizes.

    Cat. 1/2 Men
    1  STEVE FISHER
    2 RUSSELL STEVENSON

    Cat. 1/2 Women
    1 KRISTEN KELSEY
    2 ANDI ZOLTON

    Cat. 1/2 Master Men 35+
    1 TODD DAVIS
    2 RAINER LEUSCHKE

    Cat. 1/2 Master Men 45+
    1 MATTHEW LYNCH
    2 SEAN KELSEY

    Master Men 55+
    1 KEVIN JOHNSON
    2 DON WRIGHT

    Master Women 35+
    1 SABRINA HENDRICK
    2 ROBBIE PHILLIPS

    Master Women 45+
    1 CRISTINE SMITH
    2 WANDA HOWLETT

    Single Speed Men
    1 BRENDAN CONNOLLY
    2 BRIAN MYERS

    Single Speed Women
    1 HEIDI WOOD
    2 HIDI CRAMER

    Cat. 3 Men
    1 BRAD GILLIS
    2 NICHOLAS BROWN

    Cat. 3 Women
    1 HANNAH NEUBECK
    2 EMILY HUEBNER

    Cat. 3 Master Men 35+
    1 JOHN WHITENACK
    2 STEVE WESTOVER

    Cat. 3 Master Men 45+
    1 SCOTT WHALEY
    2 DAVID HULL

    Cat. 4 Men
    1 JOSH MCBEE
    2 ZACK HEWELL

    Cat. 4 Women
    1 DELIA MASSEY
    2 MARISSA CARR

    Cat. 4 Master Men 35+
    1 BRIAN WONG
    2 SHAY GOODLUND

    Cat. 4 Master Men 45+
    1 DARRIN GRUND
    2 DENNY BARTLETT

    Clydesdales
    1 JEFF LYNCH
    2 BILL KOONCE

    Jr. Boys 1996-1997
    1 ANDERS PEDERSEN
    2 TREY THORNTON

    Jr. Boys 1998-1999
    1 MITCHELL THORNTON
    2 BRAYDEN BUCHANAN

    Jr. Boys 2000-2001
    1 GIDEON BENDER
    2 LAYTON MEYERS

    Jr. Boys 2002-2004
    1 ADRIAN MAGUN
    2 JACK SPRANGER

    Jr. Girls 1998-1999
    1 LAUREN PARK
    2 ANNA FELDMAN

    Jr. Girls 2000-2001
    1 HAYDEN GIZINSKI
    2 FAITH GUDGEL

    Jr. Girls 2002-2004
    1 BRONWYNN GARAOUY
    2 ANNIKA ALVING

    • Posted November 12, 2013 by Terry B
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  • Woodland Park Rehabilitation

    Thanks to all of you for coming out to the 5th Annual Woodland Park GP last Sunday.  A special thanks to the volunteers who came out on Monday and helped put the course back on track for healing.   We’ve been asked by the Parks Department to spread the request that all riders do their best to stay off the course from last weekend, and refrain from riding the same lines.   We did a lot of work to knock down ruts and manage water flow on steep portions of the course.   Please do your best to practice restraint, and NOT RIDE THE COURSE for the remainder of the year.

    We say this every year, and we’ll say it again:  We don’t obviously own this public space, and you can choose to do whatever you feel like in the city park.   However, if you enjoyed the day at Woodland last Sunday and hope to see it in the future, we ask that you refrain from riding the race course.

    Thanks again for coming out and making the Woodland Park GP the largest cycling race in Washington State history.

    • Posted November 12, 2013 by Zac
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