America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Welcome to M1 Racing Family:

I've been using Rudy Project eyewear since the time I was a junior back in the late eighties, so I'm happy to announce that we have signed a sponsorship agreement with them.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

One month "month-a-versary" of M1 Racing blog

In 30 short days we've had 1140 visitors! Many thanks to M. Hagen and D. Fortini over at the New England Bike Racing Association for helping us to spread the word about M1 Racing Team's scouting and recruitment drive. It's been a tremendous success as the team is already populated with a formidable depth of talent and experience. Many thanks to the owner and staff of Providence Bicycle for helping us find the right mix of people as well. Of course it doesn't hurt to have certain well respected local racers vouching for us, linking to us and giving us referrals. Thank you!

Friday, January 18, 2008

M1 Racing Roster

A recent comment requesting that we announce the names of all members of our new team cannot be fulfilled until all of said team members agree not to take issue with the announcement of their names on this site.
I will say this much.. The initial "H" is now replaced with the initial "D".. the initial "R" is added with an asterisk.. and all initials are of first names. That's all we can announce right now.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

He who hesitates is lost

The Millwork One Racing Team roster is filled to capacity. Regrettably, our budget can only support so many people before the cash and benefits become a bit diluted. As of this date, we have ten people on the team, with the initials: S, L, M, B, S, R, J, D, H and myself. Others can be added in the future, but only with the written referral of a current member of the team. Terms of sponsorship may vary and be offered on a discretionary basis. Those who did not hesitate and who reached out to me early were wise to do so. Welcome to the team!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Current and Prospective M1 Racing team members:

The M1Racing Team roster already includes seven riders.. and they will be introduced to our readers and to our sponsors shortly. For now, allow me to sing the praises of the M1 Racing sponsorship program. It's different from other 'equipment based' teams where too much kit space is traded for a marginal discount on expensive equipment. Not at Millwork One Racing.. We want to cover the repetitive nuisance costs of racing for our athletes, such as entry fees and gasoline, instead of the very isolated one-time equipment costs such as frames and wheels. To wit, if you join us at M1 Racing::

  • You will be reimbursed for entry fees.
  • You will be reimbursed for gasoline used to travel to races (fill up before, fill up after, submit receipt)
  • You will receive one team kit free of cost (full zip jersey and bib short).
  • You will be eligible for prize matching (This means that if you finish "in the money" and receive a cash prize, the team will match it and pay you an equal amount)
  • You will have access to very favorable prices for bikes, parts and accessories at Providence Bicycle.. not to mention preferential and expedited service (with 48 hour advance notice please)
  • You will be entitled to purchase high end LikeABike children's bikes from for just a little bit over cost. A huge savings on the best kid's bike out there.
  • You will have access to the professional coaching services of Todd Scheske at Legaci Cycling Productions
  • You will be required to become a member of the Genesee Valley Cycling Club, centered in Rochester, New York. (Millwork One Racing is one of the many affiliate teams of the GVCC, which is also the club that takes credit for the ROCHESTER TWILIGHT CRITERIUM!!!!! this year it's an omnium for the Pro-Am, August 8-10)
  • You will be a part of the newest, best dressed and most anticipated team in New England..
  • See below. Join us on Saturday. There's no obligation. You're the captain.

    Sunday, January 6, 2008


    Team kits are completely laid out- I finalized the finishing touches earlier today and tomorrow the artwork files are being transmitted to Pactimo for production! We are bringing in enough apparel to cover about 8 riders with about three kits each (full zip jersey and bib short), and one each of the different jackets, skinsuits, leg warmers, arm warmers etc. Some of it is already spoken for, but some of it isn't. While Pactimo prepares their own mock-up for final release to production, we still have time to make final selections of sizes and quantities.. This means that if you are interested in representing Millwork One Racing for 2008, it' imperative to make it known to us ASAP and to attend our orientation and group ride at 8:00 AM this Saturday the 12th. If we have a meeting of the minds at that time, an apparel order will be taken for you so that you get the garments you want, in the correct sizes. Why wait and make it into a crap shoot? Join us on Saturday, commit to racing with M1 Racing, choose your apparel and be covered with proper clothing that fits in the spring.. Please RSVP to me using I will reply with my home address and directions.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2008

    Kit Design almost complete!

    Above: Mock-up 1. Below: Mock-up 2
    This is what a skinsuit would look like when arm and leg warmers are used. The actual jersey and bib short combo would be slightly different, mostly at the back pockets where there would be some shifting of logos and at the back panel of the bib shorts, which is shaped different from the skinsuit shown here. The long sleeve jerseys and the jackets which are being ordered would be very close to the top half of the kit you see here. It's hard to see but the "M1" logo is patterned into the fabric.