When Adrian Bogdan in Stephens City, VA was shopping for a new bike, some of the full suspension bikes on the market weren't all that appealing to to him. He really liked the geometry of his 2003 Haro V4 hardtail and the way that bike rode, but was ready to upgrade to something with nicer parts on it and would be a little lighter weight.
Adrian decided to hang on to his V4 and upgrade all of the parts on it. Boy oh boy, did he ever upgrade! He started out by getting the frame powdercoated white and chose to use red as his accent color. He added sweet bits to his frame like a DT Swiss Carbon fork, SRAM X0 shifters and rear derailleur, Thomson stem and post, Ritchey WCS carbon bars, a red ano Cane Creek headset, and white rims laced to red ano Novatec hubs (and red spokes!).
We're convinced that Adrian's V4 is the most upgraded V4 on the planet. If someone else out there has one that has more upgrades on it than this one, let us know!
Nice work, Adrian!
So what's a guy to do if he can't ride his bike? Take up shovel throwing perhaps? Brian Miller shows us how it's done.
We have an immediate opening for a Product Services Manager.
Here is your chance to contribute toward a creative, challenging environment that will offer the opportunity for professional and creative growth. Must be effective in scenarios that require good judgment, technical knowledge, and commitment to performance and customer service.
We are looking for a results-oriented client relations service professional with wide-ranging experience in customer satisfaction. Background must encompass the ability to establish and build positive, strong relationships with clients and all levels of management.
Basic requirements/duties include;
-Basic knowledge of BMX, MTB, and road bicycles
-Receive calls and email from dealers and consumers, provide technical support for internal/external questions, place orders for parts.
-Monitor and log inflow and outflow of warranty parts to maintain inventory. Submit monthly reports thereof.
-Issue call-tags and credits for defective or damaged product. Receive damaged/returned product, restock parts.
-Print and pack orders to be shipped daily. Complete daily courtesy calls after product has been shipped to customer.
Organizational and time management skills are a must. Knowledge of various computer hardware and software, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.
Start date: 12/14/09
Pay based on experience, full benefit package, (401K, Medical, Dental, paid holiday and vacation).
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Unfortunately, it seemed to rain at the worst times but thanks to the course builders Greg Watts and Andrew Taylor, the Showdown went down!
The course was composed of a large drop to three big jumps, the first being 35ft! The format of the contest was an hour jam qualifier with 16 riders going to the finals. With so many great riders it wasn't long till people started throwing down including Haro's newest rider Greg Watts, who was flipping and tricking the drop/jumps all morning! After the dust settled, I ended up qualifying 3rd and then placing 3rd in the finals. So stoked, my fist podium was in my home town!
Thanks again to AT and Watts for putting on SF's first MTB DJ event.