Thursday, October 3, 2013

Deft Courier is getting local news coverage #Fixiefamous

Make sure to stay tuned this Friday as Channel 23 news shoots a short clip of Zach Davis making deliveries around town. Get an inside view of what the local mess life is all about. Good luck Zach and hope to see your company thrive!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

San Ardo RR Race Report

Welp, after 6 1/2 months of racing I found myself at my last scheduled race of the season, the local favorite San Ardo Road Race. Anybody who knows me knows that I'm not great at road racing, actually I'm horrible. My last two RRs have been a DNP and a DNF however San Ardo's course favored a rider who could save some legs for a punchy finish, if I had a shot at a good finish this would be it. Located about 30 mins. north of Paso, San Ardo is a little town with hardly any residents, all the cyclist that were there race day probably doubled the population of the town that day but I won't remember San Ardo for the size, I will always remember San Ardo as the goat head capital of California, no joke.. There was millions. As I sat in line for my race to start I mentally prepared myself for this 70 mile race and I knew if I sat in and played my cards right I might have a shot at not getting dropped for once in a RR. Lap one was filled with half-hearted attempts to break away but nothing really serious, the peloton wasn't about to let anyone get away for more then a couple seconds; oh yea I had to pee badly too. Lap 2 was much more interesting, with a touch of wheels a Stanford and UCSB rider crashed going about 26-27mph, I narrowly missed it, Ross was a concerned I was caught up in it but I have him a thumbs up and we knew everything was A okay. This really shook me up because aren't RRs suppose to be safe?? About 4 miles after the initial crash the rider I was marking flatted out, making me even more paranoid. Lap three was just full of surges and apparently another crash (that happened behind me). With about 12 miles to go Bolthouse and Sunfolk started to gain control of the tempo on the front. Being that it was only me and my teammate Ross I felt that we didn't have the horsepower to start to move up to the front so early so I just kept sitting it. Now getting down to the last 4 miles I was paralyzed, the whole lane was taken up, no moving up unless you wanted to get DQ-ed for crossing the centerline. 1.5 miles to go we hit the base of the kicker that resembled about 3/4s of rattle snake at around 23mph, I was still pretty far back. Only until we were about 250m on the climb did the attacks start. I was on the line next to the centerline trying to find a way around because my legs felt great. Another 250 and it was madness, people were dropping like flies, I saw an opportunity on the left and cut of somebody pretty badly and rode on the centerline passing at least 20 guys, unfortunately 3 guys got off the front already and made the left to the finish. Now I was looking at a possible top 5 finish! I got out of the saddle after the left hand turn and my legs screamed for me to sit down and with only like 200m left I caught 4th place but got pipped at the line by a guy behind me so I settled for 5th; a great way to finish the season. I rode a smart race and I was rewarded for it with a great finish, a tshirt, and 3 more upgrade points. Doesn't get much better then that!

Thank you to all my family, friends, teammates, and sponsors for all their support in my 2nd full season of road racing. I hope next season is just as successful if not more successful. 


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Brentwood Grand Prix State Criterium Championships

Well after a pleasant drive down to LA I found myself at another big time criterium; Brentwood Grand Prix, the 2013 State Criterium Championships. Nestled in downtown Brentwood this crit had a similar course layout and feel to Manhattan Beach GP except with a few more turns. After airing up the tires, pinning the number, and fastening my helmet on, my teammate Ross Davis and myself did a few warm-up spins to get the lungs and legs ready for what was going to be a fast race, and that was just the case. With the blow of the whistle a full field of 125 Cat 4 racers clipped in, the race was on. After a tight turn 1 and one quick right and left hand turn the peloton was spread completely out due to the long straightaways. Now I could see how large this race was, so many riders and battling for position with not even one lap completed; welcome to LA criterium racing. After about 6 or so laps the field bunched up towards the start/finish line and this was to be problematic. A big crash at around 26mph took down 30 or so riders, including myself. Some riders had to call it quits due to injury or broken equipment but for the lucky few we were able to get our free lap and get back in the race. With 5 to go I was pushed back into the gauntlet and found myself fading with 2 laps to go. Unfortunately I was popped off the back of the group right before the last turn but I held on for a 37th place finish out of 125 racers (only 61 finished). A good finish considering the circumstances but really wish I could've been up there sprinting for a higher place. With only 1 more race to go in my season I'm honestly surprised how well this year has gone and looking forward to getting back to training. Thanks to all my sponsors, teammates, friends, and family for their support throughout the season. Hopefully I can end on a high note at the San Ardo RR on 8/17!


Oh yea! I met Roadblock! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Rider Spotlight:Zane Adamo

Name- Zane Adamo
Age- 20
Hometown- Bakersfield, CA
What are you currently riding?- Masi Evoluzione, '84 Raleigh Grand Prix Racing USA and Norco Nitro 9.2
What is your favorite place to ride? Glennville is my favorite place to ride.
Anything else you would like to share? I like movies, Long walks on the beach and clich├ęs. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Central Valley Bike Day 2013


Just in case you forgot what happened at the last Central Valley Bike Day that we attended, lets take a trip down to memory lane. Let me know if you'd like to go so we can arrange carpools! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Bike Day: Medici Pro Strada

 So I picked up a new to me roadie last week and here she is. Medici pro strada. So far she is one of the best bikes I have owned. 
Build list is as follows
Frame/fork/headset: 58cm Medici Pro strada Frame/fork/DA 7400 headset
Bars/Brifters: Control tech/DA 7700
Brake calipers: DA 7700
Derailers: Da 7700 front and rear
Cranks/Bottom Bracket: DA 7700
Pedals: DA7800
Wheels: DA 7700/mavic open pro

Rider Profile: Zach Davis

Name: Zach Davis
Age: 22
Hometown: Bakersfield, Ca
What are you riding? Frankenstien Trek 1100
What is your favorite place to ride? The city is always fun, but being out in the middle of nowhere with just you and your bike is the best!
Anything else you want to share? Deft before dishonor! Thanks to the organizations and people who have had a strong influence on me.