September 18th, 2019

Quadra CycloQuest MAYhem edition

A big weekend of riding, roaming, festivities and MAYhem on Quadra Island !

Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike December 18th, 2018

Elle Pirahna: Maggie Coles-Lyster’s titanium track bike

Here at Naked Factory Racing we really like ‘cross, and that’s most of what we talk about. And we talk about it alot. But Sam’s roots are on the boards of a velodrome. So, when Maggie Coles-Lyster, Junior World Champion in the Points race and second in the Omnium, found herself without a bike earlier […]

December 15th, 2018

NFR heads East to steal medals: 2018 Silver Goose Pan American cyclocross championships

“Hey. Steel bike kid. Come with us.” This is how they addressed 16 year old Naked Factory Phenom Carter Woods after he pulled off a bronze at the SilverGoose CX Pan-Am Championships on in Midland, Ontario this November. It seems the Ontario cycling officials don’t know who Carter Woods. Same for NFR’s 99lb “Killer” Emilly […]

Maxim Ellison November 28th, 2018

Cross-toberfest! All the action from the middle-month of cross on the coast

After launching into the Cyclocross season full-tilt with a busy September, October was … just as jam-packed with races. Between Cross on the Rock races on the Island and venturing over to the big, scary Mainland for VCXC events, every weekend had a race. Or two. Nanaimo started Cross-toberfest off with Kona Kup, a post-turkey […]

Patrick Burnham October 27th, 2018

Sweeping out the cobwebs – NFR’s speedy September

Cross arrived suddenly this year, it seemed. When the start gun fired at Topaz GP, some of us were more ready than others. Here at Naked Factory Racing, we existed in various states from fit and focused (most of us) to disorganized-verging-on-chaos (Terry). The women of Naked Factory Racing were looking sharp and on top […]

August 21st, 2018

Short Down Under update for Naked Racer Jamie

Quick update: Naked Factory racer, Jamie Cameron, has picked up and moved to the Southern skies of New Zealand. The cyclocross racing scene is in full swing down under and Jamie has already tackled 2 Kiwi races, expertly riding into 4th place at the Fog City Cyclocross race in Hamilton, NZ. The terrain is proving […]

January 31st, 2018

Cycling Canada Mag – Naked Factory Racing rider Mical Dyck at Cyclocross World’s and Beyond

Naked Factory racer, Mical Dyck, is back at it for the last Cyclocross World Cup of the season and the 2018 Cyclocross World Championships both being held in the Netherlands. This is looking like possibly her last worldstage race as she is thinking about winding down from the rigors of world competition with the thought […]

January 13th, 2018

Cross on the Rock 2017 Season

  This post started as a look back at the Cross on the Rock season through the lens of results. Two things happened. First, I quickly realized there’s only so many ways you can combine “Mical,” “Emilly” and “podium” in the same sentence without sounding like a broken LP played at 45rpm. The two didn’t […]

December 1st, 2017

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 […]

November 6th, 2017

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 […]