Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Final updates for this Sunday

Last reminder for this Sunday's BBQ and fun ride!

Hey everybody,

Just sending out one last reminder to sign up for the Laurelwood Block Party and Fun Ride this Sunday, May 24th, from 12 pm to 5 pm. A few updates:

-We have booked a great local band, Nickel Arcade, to entertain us while we soak up the sun! Check them out at

-For those looking for a shorter ride, a modified route of about 8- 10 miles will be offered

-Many great giveaways from some of the team sponsors, plus a silent auction for an Orbea jersey autographed by Olympic gold medalist Sammy Sanchez!

-Dr. Craig Nichols, who successfully treated Lance Armstrong during his battle with testicular cancer, will be on hand to enjoy the festivities and to say a few words.

-The forecast calls for 83 degrees and sunny on Sunday--what better way to enjoy the beautiful day than with a bike ride and BBQ?

Special thanks to the Ironclad Cycling team, who's ride to fight hunger is stopping by Laurelwood Brewery on Sunday. Please bring a can or two of food if you can to help say thanks to them, and check out for details of their ride.

Come enjoy everything the afternoon has to offer while supporting the fight against cancer!

Please take the time to sign up at:

See all details at:

Hope to see everybody on Sunday

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Laurelwood Brewery Block Party!

The team's annual Lance Armstrong Foundation fun-draiser will place an emphasis on "fun". With the Livestrong Challenge moving up to our neighbors in Seattle, this will be one of the only chances to support cancer prevention and survivorship by riding a bike in Portland. Of course, that's only the beginning...think BBQ, award winning beer (my favorite is the Workhorse IPA), live music, prizes, and some of the most scenic views of Portland. All in one afternoon, all for a great cause!

Team Land Rover-Orbea is partnering with one of our great sponsors, Laurelwood Brewing Co., to put on this great event.

Sunday May 24th, 12 pm to 5 pm(ish)

Laurelwood Brewery & Public House
5115 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97213

Pay $20 (a little more if you register online). Show up. Have fun.

Register online
or send a check for $20 and a waiver (or more if you want to donate!)
Payable to Land Rover-Orbea
c/o Eric Tsai
6406 NE Garfield Ave
Portland OR 97211

Ride. BBQ. Beer. Music. Prizes. Fun.

All proceeds will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. We will also be using this event to raise money to send a cancer survivor to participate in the Livestrong Challenge in Seattle.

What else:
Meet and ride with members of Portland's own Land Rover-Orbea professional cycling team. They will be on hand to participate in the ride, meet everyone, shake hands, sign autographs, flex their quads, and enjoy the festivities.

John Ohnstead, a LAF regional mentor, will be on hand to answer any questions on how YOU can become more involved with the LAF.

Don't forget your helmet! See you there!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sam Dimas/Redlands photo retrospective

It was good to see an Oregon sunset. SoCal sunsets are quite different with all the smog.
Laying down on the job under a palm tree.
During the road race at redlands, we were going 55mph on a flat road.... it was windy!
Cool drawing in a Redlands coffee shop bathroom
Setting up the feed zone camp for the Sunset stage of Redlands
Aaron with the best give'er face ever (redlands crit)
Super Todd our mechanic sporting some interesting wrench work
The camp at the Redlands crit
The team out for a nice training ride before Redlands
Jim after the San Dimas hill climb.... The look says it all.

The team riding up GMR before San Dimas startes.

Josh and Ryan came over from Tucson with a few items...
The long drive south

Getting the trailer all sorted. Still needs some work though.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Logan and Jim getting ready for the tt on day one.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh no!

Jim too? Poor jim.

Look out for sharks

We had a great visit with the children's hospital here in Redlands
California. We lost josh to a redhead eating shark.

We'll miss you josh.