Amy “VT” is an elite age-group triathlon competitor and champion, ranking in the top 1% globally to attain the Ironman Gold Level All-World Athlete status. Coached by her husband, pro triathlete Chris Bagg, VT is a perennial qualifier for USAT Age Group Nationals, and the 70.3 and Ironman World Championships. In 2014, she placed 2nd female and 6th overall at Ultraman Canada, beating the
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.
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.
Our “Trial by Mud” continued this past week, culminating with some badass cyclocross racing this weekend here in Portland. There are a whole bunch more HiFi wheelsets out there now — covering most of the categories, too, which is awesome.
HiFi riders will, undoubtedly, have bad results along the way — but this weekend came up all roses across the board. Aaron Coker started things right, winning yet another Clydesdale Cross Crusade race at Barton Park on Sunday — proving both the
JT is the terror of the Inland Northwest Cyclocross scene (think: Eastern Washington and Western Idaho), but his skills have certainly made some dents on larger stages as well. JT is a perennial threat and podium-earner in the Single Speed USAC National Championships, and you’ll see him in the mix at the front of Elite and UCI events all over the Northwest and beyond — also on board his single speed!