Speedvagen By The Numbers:
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By the numbers 

Jan 24. 2019

Commuters: 

4 bike (16 miles combined) 

5 car

Lunch Rider

Dean and Woody - 24 total miles.

Weather

cloudy

Dogs in Attendance

1: Stella

Coffee:

Pots Made: 1

(Stumptown fortitude)

Pour Overs Made: 3

Music:

Spotify - Shins - Radio

Mood


Questions? Comments? High Fives? Send them to info@speedvagen.com 

 

The day in 4 photos.

 
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By the numbers 

Jan 23. 2019

Commuters: 

4 bike (16 miles combined) 

5 car

Lunch Rider

Dean and Woody - 24 total miles.

Weather

cloudy>sprinkles>sun

Dogs in Attendance

2: Anna, Stella

Coffee:

(Stumptown Hairbender)

Pots Made: 1

Pour Overs Made: 3

Music:

Spotify - 60s - Radio

Mood

Grumpy

Tidbit

We sold out of painted knives in 3 hours again, and will do another run next week.

Fun Fact

The domain name weeniewatchers.com is available for purchase. Thanks for what you bring to the table Jenn Levo.


Questions? Comments? High Fives? Send them to info@speedvagen.com 

 

The day in 4 photos.

 
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By the numbers 

Jan 22. 2019

Commuters: 

3 bike (12 miles combined) 

5 car

Weather

Lots of rain

Dogs in Attendance

2: Anna, Stella

Coffee:

(Stumptown Hairbender)

Pots Made: 1

Pour Overs Made: 3

Music:

Spotify - Middle Kids - Radio

Interesting conversation of the day.

Do you remember Formula 1 BMX?

What Did Woody Wrap in Build?

Speedvagen Surprise Me Road


Questions? Comments? High Fives? Send them to info@speedvagen.com 

 

The day in 4 photos.

 
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Taking it to 11 with Ashton Lambie
Photo by:  Elliot Layda

Photo by: Elliot Layda

 

(11 hard hitting questions with 4k individual pursuit world record holder and SV Rider Ashton Lambie)

 
 

1. Where are you right now?

Hobbiton! But seriously, New Zealand with Team USA for the World Cup. We’ve been here just long enough for me to get super sunburned, but I’m having a great time! 


2. Can you give us what a Race day looks like for you. What's your routine from waking up to racing? 

Wake up. Coffee. Eat. Go to the track. Warm up. Play phone games (alto’s adventure or Minecraft) and listen to Iris Temple to get in the zone. Race. Cool down. Repeat as needed.

3. Long ride or gravel race nutrition, what do you eat and drink?

For long rides, I usually want more than just liquid nutrition. Before a gravel race, I usually have some egg and rice mess. On the ride, I'll have gels and  Margaret's cookies. At the checkpoints, I like to have some savory options like wraps. I get bored with all the sweet stuff. A coke is great after a long hot ride!

4. What Gravel races will you be attending this season?

I'm for sure going to Landrun 100 and the Epic. The rest, I'll fit in as it works out.

5. You've been on your Custom Rugged Road for almost 4 months now. What are your thoughts, anything unexpected? 

It's way faster than I thought it would be, and it's crazy how well it fits! I've had bike fits before, but the custom fit is incredible. Even after test-riding one of Sacha's bikes for the fit, this one is so much better. It's amazing to have a bike fit this well and also do everything I could possibly want. I can keep up on road rides, throw on aero bars, or go for a leisurely gravel ride all on the same bike! I can't emphasis enough how great it is!

6. Give us a cycling "Pro Tip" that has made an impact on you. 

"There's no such thing as over-training, just under- recovery."--Chris Dellasega, my strength coach.

7. Tater tots or Fries?

Home fries with mayo and mustard 

8. What do you put on a bagel? 

You can't go wrong with cream cheese, lox, and onion. Not capers, though. Those are a garbage vegetable.

9. Is the hour record on your radar? 

Definitely. It's crazy, and I love crazy.

10. Last book you read?

Growing Great Garlic. It looks great so far!

11. Go to after race treat? 
Reece's and scotch.

 
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Photo by: @kbschlee

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Speedvagen By The Numbers:
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By the numbers 

Jan 21. 2019

Commuters: 

4 bike (22 miles combined) 

5 car

Weather

Sun?

Dogs in Attendance

1: Anna

Coffee:

(Stumptown Hairbender)

Pots Made: 3

Pour Overs Made: 3

Music:

Spotify - Indie - Radio

What’s fab Doing? 

Welding

Lunch Riders

Jenn and Dean total miles - 30 miles

What Did Woody Wrap in Build?

Speedvagen Ready Made Urban Racer


Questions? Comments? High Fives? Send them to info@speedvagen.com 

 

The day in 4 photos.

 
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Speedvagen By The Numbers:
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By the numbers 

Jan 18. 2019

Commuters: 

2 bike (8 miles combined) 

6 car

Weather

sprinkles and rain!

Dogs in Attendance

2: Stella & Anna

Coffee:

(Stumptown Hairbender)

Pots Made: 4

Pour Overs Made: 0

Music:

Spotify - Indie - Radio

What’s fab Doing? 

Welding

Lunch Riders

Jenn and Dean total miles - 30 miles


Questions? Comments? High Fives? Send them to info@speedvagen.com 

 
 

The day in 4 photos.

 
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Speedvagen By The Numbers:
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By the numbers 

Jan 17. 2019

Commuters: 

2 bike (8 miles combined) 

6 car

Weather

RAIN!

Dogs in Attendance

2: Stella & Anna

Coffee:

(Stumptown Hairbender)

Pots Made: 0

Pour Overs Made: 2

Music:

Spotify - The Zombies - Radio

What’s fab building? 

5 Prototypes?


Questions? Comments? High Fives? Send them to info@speedvagen.com 

 
 

The day in 4 photos.

 
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Speedvagen By The Numbers:
All bikes get packed and shipped out by jim, he gives them each a little extra love to seal up the box.

All bikes get packed and shipped out by jim, he gives them each a little extra love to seal up the box.

 

By the numbers 

Jan 16. 2019

Commuters: 

3 bike (12 miles combined) 

7 car

Dogs in Attendance

2: Stella & Anna

Coffee:

(Stumptown Hairbender)

Pots Made: 2

Pour Overs Made: 4

Music:

Spotify - Slater Kinney Artist Radio (again? yeah it’s a really productive mix of music)

What’s fab building? 

5 Prototypes?

Did you know?

Woody builds around 94% of all wheel sets put on Speedvagen bikes.


Questions? Comments? High Fives? Send them to info@speedvagen.com 

 
 

The day in 4 photos.

 
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Taking it to 11 with Ivy Audrain
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(11 hard hitting questions with Speedvagen SSCX Team crusher Ivy Audrain)

 
 

1. Where are you right now?

In Los Angeles for a long training block, initially plagued with heavy rain and a nasty cold. 

2. Can you give us what a race day looks like for you. What's your routine from waking up to racing? 

My race day routine is a reflection of my ethos applied to racing: it's just another day. Minor differences may include an third coffee consumed or second breakfast, depending upon the duration of the race. Favorite pre-race breakfast is rice with eggs and Bragg's liquid aminos on top, favorite Stumptown roast is Rwanda Huye Mountain, and favorite pre-race playlist includes Madvillain, Kendrick Lamar, and Method Man. Other absolutes include petting Catboi (if I'm home in Portland), calling Mom, and packing a post-race cooler with snacks and a few beers. 


3. State of racing - What’s working, what’s not, what do you want to see more of?

What's working in racing are venues that provide its participants an opportunity to be the best versions of themselves, get out of their comfort zones, and get what they need out of cycling. That includes cyclocross, events like the Epic Series races, gravel races, Grinduro, SSXCWC/SSCXWC, etc. As someone who has raced competitively for so long, I am acutely aware of all the feelings of inadequacy and constant comparison that go along with it, so it's unbelievably refreshing to now be a part of a community with 'come as you are' expectations. There is something really unique about the disparity of expectations for each person at events like this, where for one person, it might mean trying to win, and another person only had the goal of building up enough confidence to pin on a number and simply start the race. In a discipline that will inundate you with messages that you're not where you could or should be (even at your best), it's really cool to feel like you're finally 'enough', your ability level is 'enough', and it's okay to determine your own expectations for what you want out of racing.

4. What Races will you be attending this season?

Redlands Classic

Chico Stage Race

Joe Martin UCI Stage Race

Sea Otter (TBD)

Cascade Cycling Classic (TBD)

Whiskey 50

MSLA XC

Carson City Offroad

BC Superweek

Downieville Classic

PDX Trophy Cup Series

Cross Crusade Series

SSCXWC Utah? (TBD)

CX Nationals

5. You've been on your Custom CX Bikes for around 6mo. What are your thoughts, anything unexpected? 

My favorite thing right now is taking my CX bikes where they don't belong. The most unexpected thing about these bikes is what kind of terrain they are capable of handling, *comfortably. My two most memorable rides in the past six months were in settings curated for trail bikes, full suspension, and big tires; and I surreptitiously 'crashed the party', in an act of both defyance and confidence in my machines. The results were: a flawlessly sturdy yet nimble ride.  

1) Riding SSXCWC in Bend, OR on my Speedvagen SS CX rig, and

2) Riding the Tahoe Rim Trail, another XC ride, on my geared Speedvagen CX bike. 

6. Give us a cycling "Pro Tip" that has made an impact on you. 

My 'Pro Tip': there is no secret recipe. Do what makes you feel good about what you're doing: whether it be training, racing, or resting. Make a decision that is right for you, and feel confident that you've made that choice in observation of your own well-being. 

7. Tater tots or Fries?

Tots. 

8. What do you put on a bagel? 

I like a super dank everything bagel with almond butter. Sweet + savory levels: uncharted. Alternatively: Butter + Marmite.

9. Gotta choose one... Eat only meatloaf for a week, or have to carry a boom box for a week that only plays Meatloaf. Why? 

Eating meatloaf for a week sounds like something I would do voluntarily, because I am a fan of most loaf foods. 

10. Last book you read?

A textbook in college. I'm an article reader, not a book reader. 

11. Go to after race treat? 

Miller HIgh Life, or a super salty margarita. 


Ivy T

 
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By the numbers 

Jan 15. 2019

Commuters: 

3 bike (12 miles combined) 

7 car

Dogs in Attendance

2: Stella & Anna

Coffee:

(Stumptown Hairbender)

Pots Made: 2

Pour Overs Made: 4

Music:

Spotify - Daily Playlist 5: featuring Pedro The Lion, The Get Up Kids, Sunny Day Real Estate and more!

What’s fab building? 

Prototypes? Shhhhhhh!

Lunch Riders

Dean, damn it dean you are making the rest of us look bad. Miles - 12


Questions? Comments? High Fives? Send them to info@speedvagen.com 

 
 

The day in 4 photos.

 
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