Epic packaging

I made my crappy photo "epic" just for you.

That, my friends, is the vast majority of your Relegate t-shirts being shipped out today. Sorry for the delay but we ended up having to order and print more shirts to get these to you all. Thanks again for making a little fun of Rapha with us. I’ll have a few extra shirts for sale at the SSCX party this Sunday if you missed out.

In other news – Craig took 1st on Saturday and 2nd on Sunday at the GP in Bend last weekend. I think that it is safe to say that, were there such a thing, he would’ve won the overall SS series. Hopefully next year we can pressure the GP into keeping track of his points and there’ll be some more SS competition traveling around to the national races.

Update: There’s a big write up on Craig over at Podium Insight.

All of this signals the end of our racing season and when the real drinking season begins. Similar to racing, we still dress up in the exact same clothes and make complete asses of ourselves in public. It should be fun.

See you under the bar,

God Damn, we’re a bunch of good-looking dirtbags.

At last year’s MFG season end party at Brouwer’s Cafe, Brian Myers won a two hour photography session from Mathew J Clark. Instead of using it on his kids, he graciously donated it to the team so that we could document the Woodland Park race this year.

Here’s the entire set, if you care. [Updated Photo Links]

Thanks to Brian, Matthew and everyone out there who puts up with our shenanigans.

Case in point:

Courtesy of the fine folks at Ritte Racing.



Do you like to party-party? Yes, we like to party-party.

I thought I’d go ahead and post a couple of videos that were taken while we were in SF, before the whole “Raphy-blah-blah” thing happened (yes, I said “Raphy,” no that was not a typo).

Before you party, you have to pre-party. It’s like stretching before you run, or drinking a beer before you ride up a hill. Without the pre-party, your actual partying will never reach the high level of performance that people expect from you. We here at Hodala take our partying seriously, and so I present you with a video of a couple of our members pre-partying:


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Of course, after the pre-party, comes the party, and no party is complete without someone telling you that you’re ruining their good time. Ruining things is something that Hodala also excels at, just ask this dude at second 45 of the below video, or really anyone who has ever come into contact with us:


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Keep partying.

These are the jokes, folks

Well, fuck it. Let’s keep this going for a few more days.

Sorry for the crappy photo.


Update! – Ryan from GoMeansGo is now peddling the Relegate shirts over on his website so that you don’t have to deal with emailing me anymore. Head over to his site and get your order on. Cheers.

$20 gets you an American Apparel shirt and a couple of vinyl stickers. Show all of your friends that you can’t let go of even the smallest of perceived slights. These’ll ship out in a week. Email me at hodalacx (at) gmail (dot) com with your size and I’ll send you the paypal information. If you want any more stickers they’ll be a buck a piece (stickers are weirdly expensive to print, huh?). We’ve got a very limited amount of these.

If you just want stickers, email me. They’re $2 for 2 of ’em.

I can almost promise that this’ll be the last post about this, but it has been great making fun of all of the cool kids over at Rapha. Love you guys.