The pursuit of success, from the race course start line to the last climb of an epic Saturday century, is what drives PDX TI.
We love to ride. We love to race, too! Mostly we love to ride.
Our city is Portland. Our beer is organic.
The equipment we use is professional grade.
Fueled by Hopworks Urban Brewery, backed by River City Bicycles, and serving as the R&D testing team for REN Cycles and Ti Cycles Fabrication, PDX TI represents an exceptional collection of athletes and adventurers, as known for their good nature and sportsmanship as for their will to succeed.
With support from Eliel Cycling, Gates Carbon Drive, TRP Brakes, HiFi Wheels, Gevenalle, VP Components, Michelin, Fizik, Smith Optics, Portland Design Works, Revelate Designs, Hermes Sport Wheels, Dumonde Tech and Lil'Boo Industries, PDX TI is synonymous with excellence in outdoorsmanship in the Pacific Northwest.
PDX TI // TEAM
ANDREW COE // CX / ROAD / MTB / GRAVEL
A transplant to the Pacific Northwest who excels at going fast on a bicycle, Andrew consistently posts strong results in road, cyclocross, and mountain bike racing events.
Along with being a professional cycling coach for all racing disciplines, Andrew's non-bike interests include being outdoors, roasting coffee, and building Lego castles (though not necessarily at the same time).
Code Name: McRib // @andrewpcoe
NOTABLES: Sea Otter Classic Masters CX Champion, OBRA CXGP Series Overall Champion, Kansas State Cyclocross Champion, Missouri State Cyclocross Champion, Kansas Cyclocross Cat A #1 Best All-Around Rider, Kansas Road Cat 1 #1 Best All-Around Rider, Oregon Cyclocross Cat A #4 Best All-Around Rider, 1st Place 2014 GPRT CX Series, 1st Place GPRT 1 DDCX, 3rd Place Hood River Double Cross, 3rd Place GPRT 3 Zaaldercross, 3rd Place Winter Cross, 2nd Place Rainier Road Race, 3rd Place OBRA Uphill TT Championship, 3rd Place Mt Tabor Circuit Series, 7th Place UCI Masters World Championships 30-34, 1st Place 2012/13 Series 60 CX Series, 1st Place Kansas TT Championships, 1st Place Kansas Road Championships, 1st Place Boss Cross Series, 1st Place Kansas CX Championships, 1st Place Missouri CX Championships, 1st Place USGP Madison Cat 2
LUKE DEMOE // CX
Now a resident of Washington State but still beloved in Oregon, Luke raced the 2014 Sea Otter Classic under the PDXTI flag, bringing home podium hardware in both the Single Speed CX and Masters CX races.
Code Name: Luke Demoe // @lukedemoe
NOTABLES: Sea Otter Classic SS Open Champion, 2nd Place Sea Otter Classic Masters CX, 3rd Place Sea Otter Classic SSCX, Oregon SS Cyclocross #1 Best All-Around Rider (repeat), Cross Crusade Champion, Cascade Cross Champion, Belinky Junkyard Cross Champion, Psycho Cross Series Champion, 1st Place Cascade Chainbreaker, 1st Place Bear Springs XC, 1st Place Winter Cross, 1st Place Twilight Crit Series, 1st Place Swan Island Rose Festival Criterium, 1st Place Ninkrossi, 2nd Place Echo Red to Red, 3rd Place USGP of Cyclocross
SETH PATLA // CX / ROAD / MTB / GRAVEL
A longtime Oregon bike racer, Seth loves singlespeeds almost as much as he does bikes in general. He races singlespeed mountain bikes (2015 Portland Short Track Series Champion, 2nd Overall at Sister's Stampede, 3rd Overall Six Hours of Mt Hood, and 2015 Oregon Singlespeed Mountain Bike 1st Place Best All-around Rider); singlespeed and elite cyclocross (Sea Otter SSCX Champion, OBRA CXGP SS Champion, Oregon Cyclocross #2 Best All-around Rider) and dabbles in road racing as well (2015 Oregon Grand Fondo KOM, no singlespeeding) as a member of the elite local Rapha squad. His non-bike racing hobbies include bike riding, home improvement, and occasionally quilting.
Code Name: Sethro // @sethpatla
NOTABLES: Oregon Cyclocross Cat A #1 Best All-Around Rider, OBRA Cat A CX Champion, OBRA SS Champion, Cross Crusade SS Champion, Sea Otter Classic SSCX Champion, Sea Otter Classic Masters CX Champion, 3rd Place GPRT CX Series, 3rd Place Six Hours of Mt Hood, 1st Place Deschutes River Valley Time Trial Stage 2, 1st Place GPRT Heiser Farms CX, 1st Place GPRT Het Meer CX, 1st Place Bear Springs MTB, 2nd Place Coast Hills Classic MTB, 2nd Place Mudslinger MTB, 3rd Place Alsea Falls MTB, 3rd Place Chainbreaker MTB, 4th Place GPRT DDCX1 CX, 4th Place Battle at Barlow CX, 4th Place Hood River Double Cross, 5th Place Deschutes River Valley Time Trial Stage 1, 6th Place Sisters Stampede SS
RICHARD POTESTIO // CX / GRAVEL / REN Cycles Ambassador
Iconic Portlander, Cross Crusade founder, and Portland/Seattle 'Grail della Grudge' creator Rick has been racing cyclocross longer than some of us have been alive. Known for his good nature, when not designing buildings, Rick feeds his bike habit as Brand Ambassador for REN Cycles and as a leading member of the Portland-Italian cycling community.
Code Name: Podium // @p0dium
NOTABLES: Cross Crusade co-Founder and Race Director, Cross Crusade Creative Director, PDX-SEA 'Grail della Grudge' Creator, SSCXWC World Championship co-Creator, Bicycle Transportation Alliance Board Member, Travel Oregon Gravel Riding Group Task Force member, Architect
JEREMY RUSSELL // CX / ROAD / MTB / GRAVEL
A perennially great all-around rider, Jeremy had an excellent 2015 road season, earning top-10 GC finishes at Tour of Walla Walla, Capital Stage Race, and Baker City Cycling Classic in the Pro-1-2 fields. Off-road, his prowess is equally proven as the reigning Blind Date at the Dairy CX Series Champion and defending Capital Forest XC 100 mile race winner. Jeremy relaxes by watching Seinfeld episodes and chasing migrant birds.
Code Name: The Ornithologist // @bird8bigbird
NOTABLES: 2015 OBRA Senior #1 Overall Best All-Around, 2015 OBRA Senior #1 Road Best All-Around, 1st Place Eugene Celebration Road Race Cat 1/2, 1st Place Dirty Circles Cat 1/2/3, 1st Place Capital Forest 100 mile MTB race, 2014 Champion Blind Date at the Dairy Men's A Series, 2013 Champion Grand Prix Erik Tonikin Singlespeed Series, 2013 2nd Place SS State CX Championship, 2013 3rd Place Elite Overall Portland MTB Short Track, 3rd Place Senior Overall Mt Tabor Series, 2nd Place Cat 1/2 High Desert Omnium Road Race, 3rd Place Cat 1/2 Bend Don't Brake Road Race.
MITCHELL TRUX // CX / ROAD / MTB / GRAVEL
In his sophomore year as a Portlander and Oregonian, Mitch is a California native with a long history of road and cyclocross racing. The Overall Winner of the grueling 2015 Six Hours of Mt Hood solo mountain bike epic and 4th Place Overall in the 2015 Portland Short Track series, he is a constant threat in any race. His favorite food is pan dulce, and one day long ago he beat Mario Cippolini in a sprint--true story!
Code Name: Monster Trux // @mdtrux
NOTABLES: Six Hours of Mt. Hood Solo Champion, US Collegiate Road National Champion (UC Davis), 1st Place UCI Kermesse West Flanders (Belgium), 2nd Place Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross, 5th Place SSCXWC World Championship, 1st Place Sacramento Cyclocross Series, 2nd Place Bike Monkey Santa Rosa CX Series, 3rd Place Super Pro NorCal Cyclocross, 3rd Place Rapha Trophy Cup CX, 3rd Place Willamette Valley Classic Bear Creek Circuit Race, Leadville 100 MTB Big Belt Buckle Finisher, Tour of The Gila, Cascade Cycling Classic and Mt Hood Cycling Classic
JOHN WALROD // CX / MTB / GRAVEL
Team founder and mentor, Wally has been racing bikes since age 3. Despite a busy schedule as a father of 2 young children, teacher of several more children at work (he is a first grade teacher), Rapha Ambassador, Argonaut Bicycles Spokesmodel and home owner with ambitions, he still manages to play bikes with the crew. His favorite band is Metallica.
Code Name: Gentleman John // @gentleman_john
NOTABLES: 7x US National Champion, 6x US National Team Member, NCCA National champion and All American, Winner Boxing Day 100th Annual 25mi Scratch Race of Cape Town (S.Africa), Winner Night 2 Dortmund 6 Day (Germany), 1st Place Six Hours of Mt. Hood, Portland Short Track Series Champion, Rapha Ambassador, Smith Optics Ambassador, Argonaut Cycles Ambassador
MEGAN WEAVER // CX / MTB
Nurse by day, wife and mother by night - Megan consistently crushes. A former SingleSpeed Cyclocross World Champion and Blind Date at the Dairy CX Series Champion, in 2015 Megan added more podiums to her record on the winning Two-Person Co-ed team at Six Hours of Mt Hood and a 2nd Place Overall finish in the Portland Short Track Series (both on a single speed). She loves riding her bike, comic book characters, and camping at Whalen Island on the Oregon Coast.
Code Name: MegaloneyBaloney // @megan___weaver
NOTABLES: Oregon Cyclocross Cat A #1 Best All-Around Rider, Alpenrose Blind Date at the Dairy CX Series Champion, Portland Short Track Series Champion, 2nd Place SSCXWC World Championship, 2nd Place Cross Crusade CX, 1st Hood River Double Cross CX, 1st Place Zaandercross CX, 2nd Grand Prix Erik Tonkin, 2nd Place Six Hours of Mt. Hood