Adrian attacking on the Shilshole Ave. backstretch at the 2018 Ballard Criterium. Credit: Westside Bicycles
Cycling

Adrian “Warchild” Magun

I live in Seattle near the I-90 bike trail, and my “go to” one-hour ride is a lap around Mercer Island. A couple years ago during my Mercer Island rides I started seeing a boy fiercely pedaling a road bike. He was always intense, aggressively charging, lapping the island. He …

Fat tire formation
Adult beverages

NW MTB Series 2018 Finale

Wednesday evening was the finale of the 2018 NW Mountain Bike Series. Also known as the “Wednesday Night World Championships,” this was the series’ fifth season. The “world championships” reference pokes fun at the fact that although riders at local races and group rides are just out for bragging rights, …

Cyclocross

Cross Revolution Finale: “Cross is Everywhere (JB)”

Last Sunday was Cross Revolution‘s season finale at North SeaTac Park. The event was named in honor of Seattle-area (and beyond) cycling icon Jerry Baker: Cross is Everywhere (JB) Flickr Album: 11:00 races Flickr Album: 11:45 races Flickr Album: 12:45 races

Cyclocross

Woodland Park MFG Series Finale

Sunday was the final edition of the 2016 MFG Cyclocross Series. Everyone with whom I chatted remarked “perfect cyclocross conditions.” Plenty of mud to play in, but no rain at least while I was there between 11 and 2. There are two remaining events in the Cross Revolution Series: A …

Bicycle Retail

Cascade Bicycle Studio + MFG Cyclocross

Carving out a niche in fitness retail is difficult to say the least. Founded in 2006 by Zac Daab, Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Studio (CBS) is based on a unique studio retail model and specializes in custom bike sales. As an expression of their shared passions, and to extend their community …

Cyclocross

Magnuson Park Cross 2016

The competitors at Magnuson Park Cross 2016 did not seem disappointed that #stormpocalypse2016 failed to deliver the goods. Enough rain had fallen to make conditions challenging and fun, and everyone was covered in mud to prove it. Competitors and spectators alike were smiling, although the competitors’ faces did show concentration, …

Cyclocross

Rider Profile: Jessica Cutler in Transition

Jessica Cutler grew up on Bainbridge Island and journeyed through a difficult adolescence to discover that she had significant talent as a cycling athlete. After ascending to the top levels of US women’s cyclocross competition, she’s in a transition process that includes mentoring young women who show promise. Hometown and …

Bicycle culture

MFG Cyclocross Finale 2015: Woodland Park GP

Sunday was the finale of the 2015 MFG Cyclocross series–the Woodland Park GP. The weather was clear and cool which was delightful for the spectators, but relatively free of mud which must have been a huge disappointment to at least some of the participants. The vibe at cyclocross races is …

Climbs

Ronde PDX

This is one crazy ride! You may have heard of the infamous Ronde PDX, an annual ride in Portland that has developed a cult following. Developed by Brad Ross and Hugh Givens, and inspired by Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour de Flanders), the route covers ~50 miles and ~7,900′ of climbing …

Bicycle culture

MFG Subaru Woodland Park Gran Prix

Sunday’s Subaru Woodland Park Gran Prix was the final of six events in this year’s MFG Cyclocross series. I snapped images from the start of the 11:15 race until about 2:00–and at least while I was spectating–the weather was merely cool and gray compared to last weeks’ rain and mud …