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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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Brouwer’s Cafe

    MFG Sponsor:   Brouwer’s Cafe

    Website: brouwerscafe.blogspot.com

    Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!

    Location: 400 North 35th Street in Fremont at Phinney Ave

    Brouwer’s Cafe has been a MFG sponsor since the beginning, and has graciously hosted the MFG kick-off party and the post-Woodland Park party each year.   This season Brouwer’s Cafe is the title sponsor of the Beat the Hodala Rider Competition.

    Brouwer’s Cafe is rich in Belgian decor, food offerings, and of course, beer.   With 300 bottles on hand, nearly 75 beers on draft, and a leather-bound scotch novel, there is a drink worth having for just about anyone at Brouwers.

    What’s more, Brouwer’s is managed by none-other-than Nat P., a regular Hodala! singlespeed tough guy who regularly finds himself creepin’ in the top 10 at all CX SS races.

    Why we like Brouwer’s:

    Really good food, insane beer draft and bottle list, and servers who are willing to make recommendations.   Oh, and clean lines changed on every keg on draft make for QUALITY you won’t find in say, Portland.

    Five things you should know about Brouwer’s Cafe:

    1. Service staff are intelligent and will make recommendations for drinks.
    2. Belgian passion with Manneken Pis in the front entry!
    3. Multiple frite sauces options including aioli, curry ketchup, and tartar.
    4. Over 60 Scotches available.
    5. The 10-person library room on the top floor.

    • 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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