Samuel “Sandy” Sweetland comes from an extensive mountain bike and cyclocross background bringing great technical handling skills to the FMBR team. Look for him on the trails in the Valley and at select road races in 2016 – welcome to the team Sandy!
“Racing by yourself sucks,” Nathan Greenwood says and we at FMBR couldn’t agree more. We’d add that drinking great beer is not as enjoyable by yourself either. Nate is looking forward to both drinking awesome beer and racing with tons of FMBR teammates this season. Wise words from a man who knows what it’s like to … Read moreNate the Great
Robert ‘Bobby’ Lozoya originally started on the dark side (running, then triathlons), but a bum knee unwilling to take the impacts of consistent pavement pounding brought him into cycling full time in 2011 with UCSB Cycling and he hasn’t looked back since. A software test engineer for the local tech giant RightScale keeps him busy during the day, but … Read moreThis is Bobby
John ‘Cheezy’ Echeveste has raced 100+ times in the SCNCA/NCNCA districts since 2008 – chances are, if you want some intel on a race, he’ll have done it and be able to offer guidance. We’re lucky to have such an experienced, well respected and dynamic teammate on FMBR this season. By day, Cheezy is the … Read moreWelcome Cheezy!
Soft with his words, Owen Thomas does his talking (aka pain inflicting) aboard his Colnago EP. All weekend long he was hanging with the big guns on the elite team during camp; whether it was on the climbs, flats or descents he was crushing, floating and dissecting every bit of road beneath him. Owen is coming … Read moreIntroducing ☼wen
Besides being a Masters category competitive cyclist, Jason is also a father of two boys (young men now), a husband, and works as an electronics engineer in Goleta. You will often find him out on the lunch time group rides around Goleta during the week, or doing his weekly Fig Mountain loop practically every Friday morning. Follow … Read moreMeet Jason “The Hammer” Hannon
With a cross-country ski background and a master’s in biomechanics Kirk Nordgren was built to be an endurance bike racer. Over the past few years he has moved up quickly into the elite road ranks and dominates just about every MTB race he enters. He is also the General Manager at Carmichael Training Systems in Santa … Read moreGM Kirk
Jessica has no relation to the master frame builder in Australia, but she does ride a pretty fly Canyon Ultimate CF SLX (not sponsor correct, but that thing is so sweet we’ll give her a pass). She is joining Julia as the other women on FMBR for the inaugural season – we guarantee that number will grow next … Read moreMeet Jessica BAUM
With two other David’s (Priest & Silverander) on the team, just Pankratz might work best for distinguishing him if is uncanny ability to find his way into the breakaway doesn’t already… The owner of One Way Boardshop with his brother Dan for over the last 15 years, Pankratz is an avid and skilled boarder (surf/skate/snow) as well … Read moreSanta Maria Dave
One of two FMBR team members legally unable to celebrate properly this upcoming season, we know it won’t hold Mr. Halweg back from a successful first year competing at a high level. Shooting to crack the top 10 at XC Nationals in Mammoth this July, Tyler also brings strong perseverance and teamwork to our devo squad … Read moreYoung Gun #1 – Tyler