Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on December 24th, 2008 at 10:36 am
Vanilla Bicycles team colors while
racing in Belgium.
Local racer and owner of Veloshop, Molly Cameron, is “living the dream” by spending her holiday racing cyclocross against the world’s best on a multi-week trip that includes World Cup races in France and Belgium.
Another Portland rider, Sue Butler, is also competing on the Belgian circuit. Butler was also just named to the U.S. Nationals Team and will compete at World Championships at the end of January.
Cameron is joined by friend and trusty mechanic Steven Hunter. Both Cameron and Hunter are keeping local friends and fans posted on their adventures via regular blog updates — Cameron on her personal blog, and Hunter as a guest writer on Race Cyclocross!.
of it, whether he’s lugging around a huge
wheelbag, or getting shoved off the course.
Like Erik Tonkin before him, Steven Hunter has managed to leave his mark on the European circuit. Tonkin amassed a fan club in Belgium for his tough-as-nails, gritty riding and laid-back, quick-with-a-smile style.
Hunter on the other hand, seems to have drawn attention for slightly less admirable reasons. While racing his first European contest in Antwerp, he got a tough lesson from Euro-legend Richard Groenendaal.
Watch Mr. Groenendaal reach out and shove the much slower-riding Hunter off the course with one swift sweep of his arms:
That’s not exactly the type of camaraderie and helpful spirit that exists on the local Cross Crusade circuit! Hang in their Steve.
Cameron just received word that she’ll be on the start list for the World Cup at Zolder the day after Christmas.
Good luck in your upcoming races Molly and Sue, and thanks for representing Portland (and the U.S.A) on the world stage.
— Stay tuned to MollyCameron.com for updates.