Naked in the Valley: BC ValleyCross Provincials

Last weekend, Canada’s west coast cyclocross season wrapped up – mostly – with BC Cyclocross Provincial Championships at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. A small gang of five made up Naked Factory Racing‘s team, supported, as always, by Regan and Laila in the pits. We showed up with a small crew, but we walked away … Continued

The Biggest Tool in the Shed

You know that amazing adjuster-hammer-wrenchy-thingy-bob in your tool box that you have relied on for years. You use it daily, for so long, you can’t even quite recall how it got there. You are incredibly fussy about who gets to use it. Only a select few know how to handle it. It is for pro … Continued

Naked Factory Racing 2017/2018 Update

We’re partway into the 2017/18 cyclocross season and we’re just catching our breath enough to update all of the exciting changes that have happened this year. And there’s a ton that’s happened so far! We’ve added a bunch of new, talented teammates, we’ve welcomed the support of an incredible group of sponsors, and, oh yeah, … Continued

Naked in Belgium: Mical tackles Hoogerheide

  Cross may be well over in Canada, but while the rest of us have started working a solid groove into the couch, Mical’s over for World Championships in Luxembourg! She hit up a sub-zero edition of Hoogerheide World Cup as a warm up first, and sent word back of how it went: (Also posted … Continued

Cascadian Holiday: Naked in Portland

Cascadian Holiday: Naked in Portland Naked Factory Racing takes on SSCXWCPDX16 Words: Terry 2016 was to be the 10th anniversary of SSCXWC and, after playing host in Victoria last year, there was no way the Naked Factory Racing crew was missing out this year. Lured by the promise of no cheating, free weed, zero responsibilities … Continued

Cross-ocalypse: BC Provincial CX Championships 2016

Cross-ocalypse: BC Provincial CX Championships 2016 Words: Terry McKall Pictures: Patrick Burnham (IG: @palleus / ) As the only member of the team not to stand on the top of the podium, I have to vantage to, you know, document this thing. So, despite being the least successful member of Naked Factory Racing, you get … Continued

Whistler Cross – Trip Report

  Whistler, BC. Home of big mountains, big air, and big money.   Crankworx is a long-running event on the mountain-bike calender, renowned for hosting gravity-oriented races, trick comps, and all manner of big bike hype. Whistler has played host to this globally-renowned event for years, and the town really knows how to throw down for bike parties. … Continued

COTR 1: Cumberland Coal Cross

Words, Photos: Terry McKall Friday 6pm — The Penta-Cat Alleycat, Victoria BC Undaunted by the weekend of racing ahead, or maybe just too impatient to wait all of 24 hours to start the islands fall CX season, Naked SSCX takes to the streets for the first annual Penta-Cat Alleycat. Organized by friends, anything funds left … Continued

The Inaugural Naked SSCX Gravel Triple-Crown Ride

Hills, Dust, and Burning Clutch: The Inaugural Naked SSCX Gravel Triple-Crown Ride Words: Jonathan Johnson (TW: @jonolafjohnson; IG: @jonjohns) Photos: Colin Hynes (TW: @colinhynes; IG: @colinhynes) We’re packing for our Salt Spring Island gravel Triple-Crown ride on a Sunday—bags are thrown into vehicles, racks are fiddled with, and there’s talk of getting food. But everything … Continued