I take pride in providing first-class race and mechanical support to all form of cyclists. Read what just a few of the cyclists who passed through my tent had to say about "Happy Trails Support".
"Pete, I appreciate your race support so very much. As my 24 hour MTB solo race crew since 2013, you have led me to multiple personal records including total miles achieved, most time in the saddle, shortest pit transition times, most race laps achieved, and most laps achieved in an inclement weather race. Before working with you I've placed as high as 2nd overall in my age group category at the World 24 hour solo championships but with your upcoming support for the Worlds in 2015, I'll be on track for another personal record and fantastic experience. It just goes to show you, that it pays off greatly, working with someone that knows their stuff. Your attention to detail, including getting to know your racer's abilities and needs is amazing. Thanks for all you do!"
Yvette "Y" Crockell, 24 hour solo endurance mountain bike racer
"With Pete in the pit all I had to do was ride. After several pre race meetings before that first race, Pete had a handle on all the gear I had, he understood my nutrition and hydration requirements, and he even had a good idea of my moods by the hour as the race would progress discussing the previous races I had completed. After the first race together, Pete had my pit times down to nothing and my total time off the bike approaching mere minutes as we raced more together. Every single time I rolled into the pits Pete was ready to feed me, swap bikes, whatever I needed in that moment within seconds – and I was off riding in seconds. Pete enabled me to focus completely on riding and not waste an ounce of energy on pit setup, gear selection, etc. With Pete in the pit, I never finished a race off the podium…and in the worst of conditions he kept me racing nonstop!! Post race, he had lap times, pit times (if any), food intake by the lap, gear swaps, etc. I had more data than I knew what to do with. But in the long run, every ounce of that data helped me become a more efficient racer. Without Pete in the pit, I would not have been as successful as I was as a 24 hour solo racer! Thanks Pete!!"
Brad Cole, Singlespeed 24hr solo endurance mountain bike racer
"Pete provided excellent support for 80+ riders during the 2015 Cycle Sierra ride. He is efficient and organized giving us avid amateurs a real professional job. His work and conversation instilled confidence, giving us strength up the hard climbs encountered. Thanks Pete!"
Richard Lambert, 2015 Cycle The Sierras
"Pete saved my life. I'm a former pro cyclist and top 10 triathlete in the world and don't often stop when a mechanic says call it a day. I listened to Pete being adamant about my SRAM red derailleur about to explode and sure enough it did. Specialized headquarters mechanics missed it the week before and Pete caught it. I would have been road kill but instead Pete caught it. Thank you. You' are a diamond in the bike industry."
Nancy Vallance, 2015 Motherlode Century
"Pete, I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to you for literally saving my day at the recent Motherlode Epic stage race. About halfway in to stage 2, my dropper post malfunctioned, leaving the post in the lowered position. This made climbing extremely difficult , and with my race effectively over, I was considering quitting a race for the first time ever.
Arriving at the end of stage 2 , I saw your tent there providing neutral support. You were happy to help, swiftly diagnosed the problem, and set about fixing it really quickly. You got me rolling and back into the race. Without you I would not have been able to finish, and I truly appreciate you helping me out like you did. Thanks again Pete!
Mark Gibson, 2017 Motherlode Epic mountain bike race
"Pete, I wanted to thank you for being out at the Motherlode Epic mountain bike race and for getting my bike running again. If not for your support, I would have had to DNF and take the shuttle to the finish. But because you were out there, as you are at practically every local race, I was able to get back on my bike and finish the race. Thank you for being out at all the races and for so enthusiastically and whole-heartedly supporting the local race scene !"
Marila Alvares, 2017 Motherlode Epic mountain bike race