A Wet, Hilly (and Amazing!) Veloforma Winery Ride

Terry drying off on his way up Meadow Lake. ©VeloformaWe picked a date at the end of June for this season's second Veloforma Ride thinking that we were all but guaranteed summery weather. Temps in the low 50s and a steady drizzle proved us wrong, and many of our would-be participants looked out their windows and hit the snooze bar rather than braving the elements. But a core group of 10 would not be turned away by the conditions. We set out from Dundee, heading west. And up.

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Celebrating Summer, Hitting the Road

Summer has definitely taken its sweet-ass time to hit the Northwest, but we've had some intermittent heat spells now and some real glimmers of hope. We're loading up the rig, heading out on some road trips, and we're excited! The big Vitamin D doses also inspired us to slap together these fun little "ads." There's a whole lot of carbon fiber, as well as some metal, going on here. There are two Veloforma Rival TWO9R mountain bikes (including a 2013 model prototype!), the Strada SLR road bike, an F1R road bike from a couple of years ago, and a new custom bike rack and cyclocross bike both by steel wizard Jake Rosenfeld of Huckleberry Cycles.

Between road, MTB and cyclocross bikes, I think we have our bases pretty well covered for some explorations. Long days with plenty of sunshine (finally!) have us ready for adventures galore. Hope you are too – we'll see you out there!



Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma, in Black & White

Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma getting an Alpenrose-style workout. ©Brenton SaloWe just got wind of some fabulous black and white photos Brenton Salo snapped of the Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma's team workout on the Aplenrose track the other day. To see the rest of the set, check out Brenton Salo's album on Flickr.


Hed-ing in Good Directions

Veloforma Strada SLR with Hed Stinger 6 tubulars.Veloforma is excited to announce that we are now a Hed Cycling dealer. Add some bling hoops to pimp your ride, like this Strada SLR spotted yesterday set up with Stinger 6's at Oregon's State Road Championship. That's a badass-looking (and fast!) combo.

Contact us for more info on outfitting your rig with Hed wheels and accessories at great prices, and remember: They're not just for road racing. ’Cross is coming, and Hed has some great cyclocross-specific options too.


Zak Kovalcik Hits Europe for Stayer Track and Derny Crit Racing

Zak Kovalcik tucks his Veloforma Strada onto his derny driver's wheel in the derny crit. ©JavelinZak Kovalcik of the Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma team became the first American to compete in stayer racing in 37 years when he ventured to Germany last week. “In short, stayer racing is a motor-paced track race,” says Kovalcik. “The pacemakers are on big motorcycles and are basically standing to make a bigger draft, and the bikes are more upright with a 24″ front wheel and backwards fork.” He competed in both a stayer track race on a specifically-styled stayer rig and a derny motor-paced criterium on board his Veloforma Strada SLR carbon road bike.


For more on stayer racing, check this story on Pez Cycling News, and see the video below:

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