It is one of the most ubiquitous hikes you can imagine for a Portlander, but exotic for those not from here. Starting at Germantown Road and heading out along the beauty that is The Wildwood Trail in the late summer. We are joined this day by professional cyclocross racer Katerina Nash and her two crazy Vizsla pups.Read More
Each year the Cross Crusade races head out to Portland International Raceway for two rounds. The first, called the Heron Lakes course - is just outside the entrance to the venue. The second, which took place this past weekend, happens on the interior of the twisty, nearly 2 mile racetrack. This is, for all intensive purposes, the same spot where the PDX Trophy Cup happens each week. Turning that lovable weekly race into a training ground for what happened this past weekend.
Unless the rains turn the whole business into a soupy mess.Read More
If there is one thing that our store stumps are good for it is shooting rad sneakers on them. Or books, magazines, running shorts — anything really. These 95's came in the door the other day and have been the talk of the town. The hyperfuse shoe that was released for the 2012 Olympic Games contains a little of everything in it. Flashy reflectivity on the top. A hint of gold on the sole and a strange primary color overlap that just seems to work.
That is all, not a real review — though they are comfortable, if a bit narrow — just a look at something we found good looking and at the same time odd. What The Max? How do I even begin to pair these with socks? Stay Wild Yellow? Ok, back to whatever you were doing before.
It is almost time to race again, so let us not forget the past. Last weekend the Cross Crusade action headed out to Bend, Oregon for another round of fisticuffs. This is far and away the furthest that the racing gets from Portland, causing much ire and mirth from those who travel to keep their series points alive. However, who doesn't love a good trip to the hight desert? Especially one that poses so many deep questions.Read More
We could not resist the opportunity to show off Smith Rock on our way out to the Bend cyclocross races this past weekend. Our friends Dan and Nathalie were in town from Philly and despite the fact that there are some great wooded areas near Philadelphia, there is nothing like Smith Rock. What is amazing is that this baby Grand Canyon is so close to the road, but still relatively hidden from view. However, the spot still manages to be not only one of Oregon's hotbeds of climbing and hiking, but also as outdoor brand photo shoot fodder.Read More