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Old 04-29-09, 02:05 PM   #1
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Eugene Oregon Racing Teams?

Did a quick search without much luck...

I'm moving to Eugene in August, and since I know no one there, and like to race, should probably try to join a team to race road and cross. Are any of you guys from the area, or have an idea of what shops/teams a cat 4 road racer who doesn't mind working with others for the greater team good should be talking to? Luckily, I'll get there with a little time to practice some cyclocross skills before that season starts, though I'm pretty new to it.

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Old 04-29-09, 03:00 PM   #2
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Check out www.obra.org, I think they have a team list. The only teams that come to mind that are from Eugene are Paul's Bicycle Way of Life and Hutch's. Team Oregon is also a good team that has riders from Eugene, I believe. PM obra3, he could probably give you more suggestions.

Welcome to Oregon, by the way.

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Yep- cmh has got it.

Are you going to UO? If so, there's a UO Cycling Team. Team Oregon (my team) has a Eugene contingent. Paul's, Hutch's and Midtown Direct are also down there.
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Old 04-29-09, 08:14 PM   #4
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I'll be working at UO, but unfortunately, after 9 years of college, I won't be a student anymore.

Thanks for your input guys, I just signed up for the OBRA mailing lists. It looks like there are at least a few teams to check out, and hopefully some riders getting out regularly who wouldn't mind showing me around in exchange for coffee/beer/pizza.
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Old 04-29-09, 08:38 PM   #5
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Welcome to Oregon! Great racing here in OBRA land, and I know that Eugene has some great teams.
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Anyone for input for Corvallis? I think that is where I will end up. Probably same advice, eh??
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Anyone for input for Corvallis? I think that is where I will end up. Probably same advice, eh??
Check out Pacific Power Blue Sky. If you are going to OSU, they have a cycling team as well. There might be others, but Corvallis isn't the largest of towns if you take away the university.
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GWChem and Dr. O-D,

I'm racing for Team Oregon as well, in the P/1/2. Well, I will be, whenever the next team clothing order comes in...

I met the guys on the team when I went to watch the crit stage of The Cherry Blossom Stage Race in early April (bit of a misnomer as the cherry trees came into bloom last week...) out in The Dalles, OR, which is ~80mi east of Portland, on the Columbia. I made small talk with anyone who would listen, and the only people who were genuinely friendly and helpful were the Cat 3 guys from Team O. Then, one of the Cat 2 guys pulled out of the race, and I got to talking with him as well. Cool dude. Eventually, I learned that they were staying in my new home town (Hood River...home of the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic), so I hung out with them that night as well. I liked what I saw and heard, and I signed up with them a couple days later.

They're an extremely well organized team, do very well in OBRA races, and seem like they have a lot of potential for growth.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought faculty members can still race. I know there are no age limits, might be worth checking into.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought faculty members can still race. I know there are no age limits, might be worth checking into.
not under USAC rules. Only full-time registered grads and undergrads.
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