Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pat's Green Acres

Team Icon believes that true mastery of the two wheeled machine requires practice in all forms of motorcycling. Whether it's on the street, in the dirt, or on the track - we subject ourselves to the brutality of asphalt and the discipline of steel.  A few years back we embraced the holy grail of training...SuperMoto. 

Only a few minutes from our prestigious Slabtown garage sits one of the most brutal racing circuits in the Northwest. A compact juggernaut where you’re equally in danger of high siding in Turn 2, running over small children playing in the infield, launching into the Turn 5 creek, or clipping the lawnmower shack. This hardened loop of asphalt and dirt is known as Pat’s Acres

In just a few short days the Oregon SuperMoto Racing season will be upon us once again. Several members of the Icon staff will be participating in this year’s championship. Already masters of the tarmac, Team Icon will be defending two straight years of asphalt-class domination.  

This year, we have our sights set on the podium for the asphalt/dirt class championship. A blown engine, some broken bones, and a wedding on race day kept us from cinching an overall title in 2009. However, months of training, a fresh rebuild, and a spicy divorce mean things could be looking good for 2010. Look for us in Turn 1 - we'll be the one's coming in far too hot for our own good.

The aerial view of Pat's

The competition is not tall in scale but it is fierce in nature

The Icon Garage Team cannibalizing a WR for the impending melee

Thad's early season form was the envy of many...
Photo Dan Thompson

...until Team Canada's jealous rage put him in dirt

SuperMoto Math
(GP boots + Pig Heavy DRZ) / Careless Lowside  = Broken Foot

Matt enters the wheelie section with style and flair
Photo Dan Thompson

How Justin managed to continue racing despite his grotesque hip wound is a testament to his sheer will - as usual Rob refused to render aid or even give two shits

Shawn prepares to abrasion test the Contra jacket...

...the life of a product developer is not easy
Photo Dan Thompson

Variant helmet testing in the dirt section - helmet pass - rider fail

Matt's season ends with a broken wrist...

...Shawn's with a broken valve...

...Thad's with a broken dream (and shredded jersey)

The coveted championship windbreaker - she will be ours

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