Beth Ann Orton

Beth Ann has a background in mountain sports, but discovered cycling when she moved to Portland and her mother sold the family station wagon, leaving her without a car. She spent 13 lucky years bike commuting before discovering cyclocross, and she began racing the infamous Oregon Cross Crusade.  Beth Ann owes her love of cyclocross to Oregon’s thriving ’cross culture, and a myriad of local mentors.
This year, you’ll see Beth Ann
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Anna Grace Christiansen

Anna Grace jumped into the NRC road calendar this season and is a bit of a freelancer, guest riding with some of the top professional teams including Specialized lululemon for Tour of California and North Star Grand Prix, and FCS/Zngine. She has proven herself a solid and relentless teammate helping to defend top GC contenders at Tour of the Gila and NSGP, and she’s never afraid to throw it all out there on the bike and in life.
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Nick Lemke

Hailing from Wisconsin originally, Nicholas Lemke is the reigning New Mexico State Champion and a top-10 finisher in the stacked “baby-Masters” Nationals category. Originally a mountain biker during his high school grease monkey days, Nick has married his MTB skills with some road fitness to pursue cyclocross glory.

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8-Track Woosh-Woosh: Wind Tunnel Time

Assume the position.
Assume the position.

Our own Josh Liberles recently had the opportunity to take an assortment of wheels – both HiFis and competitors’ – and his shnazzy new Orbea Ordu time trial bike into the University of Washington Aerodynamic Lab.

We’ll be spending a whole lot more time on CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and wind tunnel testing, but these early forays proved what we’ve already seen out on the roads. They’re not only beautiful to behold, but our wheels also give the most established brands some very serious competition.

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