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Rich Murray, the owner is a Certified Electrician, Licensed General contractor, and goes by the name “Big Daddy”! (Don’t ask). I remember a few years back when he gave my wife and I a tour of a house he built. It had 7 bathrooms!! How do you even decide which bathroom to use? My garage door wouldn’t open – I called Rich. My ceiling fan broke – I called Rich. I needed some windows replaced, I called Rich. Need some home improvement stuff done? Call Rich !!! (Seriously though, if you just need a light bulb changed, don’t call Rich!) Call Rich today! 602-292-3439 cell
HERITAGE SUCCESS REALTY
Tim Risley, Realtor and CSSPE (Certified Short Sale Property Expert), used to race Cat 1-2 juniors back in the day with some of the pros that you see today. He is one of the strongest riders I know that almost never races! (he did one race in 2012 at DC ranch and won the 30+??) When it comes to buying or selling your home, Tim knows his stuff. He has an advanced designation for short sales too. How about a realtor that is knowledgeable and a cyclist? Whether you are looking to move from one house to another, first time home buyer, or have questions about facilitating a short sale, give Tim a call today! 480-329-9060
Listen, closely! This is THE LARGEST LAW FIRM IN THE WORLD! Mark Nadeau, UC rider, lead sponsor of the sanctioned “2012 Not so Underground Crit”, and sponsor of many other things cycling has a fantastic group of attorneys located in the Esplanade at 24th and Camelback. Everytime I call Mark, he is in New York, China, Dubai, New Zealand, I mean this guy is all over the world doing litigation! But everytime he is in Phoenix, guess where he is at on Tuesday nights! He specializes in very large cases involving some very large litigation. So if you ever run into something big where you need a big gun representing you, Mark is your guy! By the way, Mark has a team of other attorneys that handle pretty much anything out there so don’t hesitate to give him or his staff a call to see if DLA Piper is a good fit for you! (By the way, if you trip on a rock and hurt your pinky toe and want to sue someone, uh… yea don’t call Mark or else I gave him permission to call you “that guy”).
102.5 FM KNIX - Matt (from the Ben and Matt show)
Whether you like country music or not, if you are in Phoenix Arizona, turn the radio to 102.5 before 8:30 a.m.. Matt (morning radio guy from the Ben and Matt Show) is a loyal Underground Crit rider who also donates dough to support local racing! Matt from the “Ben and Matt Show” on 102.5 KNIX has been cycling for 20 years and is looking to make his big comeback this year after a 12-year hiatus from racing. He’ll be wearing the Fleming’s kit this year and looking for some Cat 3 results. Matt came to Phoenix 5 years ago to host the morning show on the legendary country radio station KNIX and can be heard from weekdays from 5-10am. Hey do we have a celebrity as an Underground Crit rider or what? He also said he would give every Underground Crit rider free tickets to any country concert they want to go to in 2013?! Wow! Or maybe he said “If you tell any UC rider that I will give them free concert tickets Iwill smack you”. Actually I think the latter is what he said. http://benandmatt.iheart.com/pages/ben-matt-blog.html/
FOOTHILLS REHAB CENTERS
Did you jack your knee climbing that 12,000 foot mountain pass on your bike? Tear your shoulder when you hit the deck on that group ride? Were you playing football with your 4 year old and now you can barely walk? Foothills Sports Medicine provides rehabilitation, wellness and fitness services to all individuals in our community so they may have the opportunity to function at their optimal level. They provide hands on physical therapy with integrity and accountability to ensure the best possible patient results. They have 15 physical therapy clinics Valleywide, some of which include Foothills Acceleration and Sports Training (FAST) centers. Eatmore Cheesecake personally went to their location at Scottsdale Road and Deer Valley (NE corner) where Doug Meyrose helped me with my rehab after I had knee surgery. There was a few times where the rehab hurt so bad I wanted to smack him in the face, but besides that, he and his staff are great people! Go see them! (and don’t smack him in the face please).
Lou Vergne is the owner of LAVAfuel! What the heck is LAVAfuel? They are all natural and gluten free edible bars in the shape of a hockey puck! Lou is actually an architect (commerical and residential!) and in his spare time he would make homemade peanut butter for his buddies. It was so good that so many of his friends wanted it, he ended up renting out a small kitchen downtown and began experimenting by making healthy bars for athletes to eat on and off the bike! One thing led to another and he created LAVAfuel bars! They are freakin’ fantastic! He has a few different flavors and you can find them in FASTER, TRIBE, and BICYCLE VIBE stores! All natural ingrediants and once you try one, you’ll be hooked! He actually has some out of state pro cyclists that order from him and he has a United States Olympic athlete that eats them all the time! So if you want to try something homemade and delicious (or you want him to design the remodel for your house since he is very good at that too), call Lou!!!
LAW OFFICES OF DERRON D. WOODFORK
Derron Woodfork is an attorney that specializes in DUI and personal injury law. He is an avid cyclist that used to race juniors with our other sponsor Tim Risley! You can always find Derron riding every Tuesday night at the underground crit or on the Bike Ranch ride on Saturday mornings. He has been practicing law for 12 years and been racing since 1988! This is the guy that hopefully you will never have to call but keep him in mind just in case you need too! Email him to get on his newsletter – pretty interesting stuff! http://woodforklaw.com/
If you ever do the BOS ride, you ride right by this restaurant! It is right around Pima and the 101 freeway. Michael is one of the owners of this place! He loves cycling and is one of the founders of Team One. There are over 130 members on Team One, which is made up of a bunch of Iron-men, Iron-women and triathlon athletes! Michael organizes a ”Toys for Tots” ride each year from the restaurant. Each cyclist brings a toy and then the riders go toward the towers near Bartlett Lake. Michael also hosts Tour de France parties at Lush Burger where he puts the Tour on one of the many TV’s while you feed your face! Place has like 378 TV’s too! Damn good food at his place, which I have had a few times! (oh and make sure to get a shake with the burger!). Go eat at Lushburger! www.LushBurgerAZ.com
Amber owns Bicycle Vibe, which is located on Carefree Highway and the I-17 area! She has a coffee bar in her shop and can serve up a delicious latte for you! She is always doing charity and group rides, holding women’s clinics and of course is a UC rider as well! Her mechanics at Bicycle Vibe are well trained and do reliable repairs for a reasonable price! Want a Trek Madone like Lance rides? Better go see Amber and her dog Enzo, who can always be found hanging around at the shop! Check out her Facebook page for her updates! Go visit Bicycle Vibe today! www.BicycleVibe.com
First of all, you need to capitalize FASTER every time you use it when you write something. Second of all, have you seen all the wins in the 40+ in 2011 and 2012 by a guy named “James Kramer”? Yea, that would be the owner of this place. James puts out over 1800 watts on his sprint and is a UC rider ?!? FASTER is located over by West World in North Scottsdale. He is an avid UC rider and very involved in AZ cycling and the community! This is more of a performance center than a bike shop. FASTER HAS A WIND TUNNEL! It is the only dedicated wind tunnel specifically for cycling in the world! Need some recovery boots, hot/cold tubs for recovery, or a 6000.00 dollar Cervelo that my wife would kill me if I bought? Go see the boys at FASTER !! www.Ride-Faster.com
I took about 10 guys over to the Forza studio, that is located around Shea and the 101 area. Let me tell you, those bikes are like something from outer space! Go support the “Forza Gal” (aka Andrea) as she calls herself. Forzapowerstudios.com = look at the picture of that bike on the home page! It has a watt meter on it? Oh yea, and she’ll make you suffer like a dog in her class !!! She has fully adjustable Cycle Ops trainers that will probably fit your mountain bike or road cleates or you can just wear regular sneakers! She’ll even assess your power/watts before you start training! By the way, she made a rum cake that was one of the prizes for the Cat 5′s to sprint for during the 2012 “Not so Underground Crit” and it was fantastic! Go to Forza Power Studio’s today! www.ForzaPowerStudios.com
FARMERS INSURANCE – RAY PAPINEAU
Ray announced all the primes at the beginning of each race at the 2012 “Not So Underground Crit”. He was also in charge of giving out the primes to the winners. Ray yelled at me a lot for making him in charge of primes. Do you even know who your insurance guy is? If not I know one that is riding next to you every Tuesday night! Home, auto, hotel, business, motorcycle, RV, boat , space shuttle – listen, whatever you need insured, I know who can do it! Check his website and give Ray a call! www.FarmersAgent.com/rpapineau
FLEMING WEALTH STRATEGIES, LLC
No, I don’t own the steak house. Good Lord whats wrong with you people. www.FlemingWealthStrategies.com
Glenn Allen is the owner of Tribe and a very fast 30+ rider! Tribe is a huge store for TRIATHLETES of all ages and sizes! Tri bikes, road bikes, you name it they got it! Want to meet up with some people to do group rides, runs, and swims? Check out their FACEBOOK page!! By the way, Glenn is also a criminal attorney so if you did something really bad (but of course you didn’t) he is a good guy to know (I’m just saying!) Go visit Tribe today and spend some money! www.TribeMultisport.com
OTR COACHING AND TRAINING CENTER
Clayton Peck opened this training center in Mesa in 2012. Clayton has quite the racing resume and used to be one of THE fastest guys in AZ about 8 years ago. He was the winner of the Tour of Scottsdale and many other large events. After a very bad crash in a sanctioned race, he took some time off the bike. He is now back racing religiously in both CA and AZ and of course he has been coming out to the UC! Want to get serious and need some help with your training? Give Clayton’s place a call! Find them on FACEBOOK! He races cars too! Ask him about that! www.OTRTrainingCenter.com
These things are sweet and the company is based in Tempe Arizona! VeloVie translates to “Bike Life,” and their company philosophy is to promote healthy lifestyles and community involvement through cycling while passing great savings onto their customers. They are marketeers of high-end carbon fiber bicycles from Road to Tri. They sells their products direct-to-consumer through their innovative, online marketplace. VeloVie is focused on delivering customized, high quality bicycle framesets that withstand all levels of riding, training and competition. Smokin’ deals to for UC riders too! Just contact Joe for details at = firstname.lastname@example.org !
Hey, did you guys know that we have like 8-12 guys that work at Troon that ride the Underground Crit with us every Tuesday? Wait, shouldn’t they be on the golf course instead? Guess not! Did you know that Troon is the largest third-party manager of golf related hospitality in the world and it is founded and based here in Scottsdale, with regional offices located in Europe, Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific! Troon manages more than 175 golf courses in multiple countries and over 30 American states. Here in Arizona, Troon represents more than 17 high-end destinations making up 23 of the best locations to play golf in the State. The best way for locals to enjoy all of this great golf, with affordable access, is via the Troon Card, a frequent golfer value card offering unequalled discounts. Just mention you are a UC supporter or enter the code UC at checkout and get $25 off your Troon Card purchase (not on top of other discounts, no refunds on past sales, etc, etc you know the drill). Ride Safe, Play More Golf, and Have Fun! Visit us or learn more at www.trooncards.com. Underground Troon guys that have ridden with us = Dave, Ryan, Jason, Bruce, Tim, Marty, and Rich !!! And they are all fast! All you UC riders that like golf = better make friends with these guys on Tuesday nights!
FRIEDL RICHARDSON TRIAL LAWYERS
You know I had never heard of this firm, nor had I heard of Tommy Richardson, but after talking with Tommy, I discovered that just about every major cycling accident that I know of over the years – well Tommy has represented almost all of them! Valley of the Sun incidents, grates turned the wrong way on the road, debris in bike lanes, police letting cars onto courses during events – Tommy has done it all! His partner Friedl does a lot of medical malpractice as well and is very well known in the community. You have probably ridden your bike right by Tommy’s office if you have ever ridden on Cave Creek road! Tommy is a casual cyclist that just wants us to have a safer place to ride! So if you get hit on your bike – I think I know the guy to call! www.friedlrichardson.com
RIGHT BRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY
Rick Rowen of Right Brain Photography specializes in Landscape, Event, and Sports Photography (and 95% of the pictures on this website are his!). He is well versed in both on-location and studio photography. Rick is a cyclist and can create a portfolio for you and your true love (uh.. your bike of course) in all kinds of different photographic styles including HDR, stop-motion, and high-speed action shots! If you or your company needs an event photographer for coverage of corporate activities, give Rick a call! He is on Facebook or check out his website = rightbrainphotography.com