This is how we do it…

We’re taking a page out of Montell Jordan’s song for this article, hit play as you read the rest of the stuff.

Now that the song is playing, we’ll use it as a sound track. On Father’s Day, Art Aguilar and I met up for some product testing and photos. You see, Art is testing a water bottle and we decided to go all out on this simple product. Yep, this is how we do it on…all out. I was hoping you’d catch that on the previous sentence, but wasn’t sure so I added it again.

Art was showing off his new helmet and glasses. I think they look sharp on him.
art aguilar

When we got to our testing spot, we wanted to show you how serious we take our jobs at Notice our serious face? Ya, that’s real serious. Just look at Art, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen him this serious, so that means it’s legit and when it’s legit, it gets REAL serious, like a heart attack, but heart attacks aren’t funny because those are pretty serious. In fact, Art only gets serious for a few things. 1. Product Reviews 2. Business Time     3. Downhill Racing 4. Drinking Beer and last but not least 5. Bowel Movements, this should have actually been #2…get it…#2. If you’re not sure what a bowel movement is, Google it.  By the way, see that right there, where I’m pointing to, that right there is where we left our bikes. Serious. free product reviews

As the test was going, this product fell off Art’s bike. He had to hike back up to grab it.

The camera doesn’t do this hill much justice. This was some SERIOUS steeps we were dealing with. Just look how Art had to climb back up…for reals, yo, STEEP!
art aguilar
Then next thing you know, this chump gets in my shot. Karma got him back because the climb was sooooooo steep, that he fell over because he couldn’t get his foot out of his pedal in time and plopped right over. He was succumbed to fits of rage that had included several profanities and vulgarities that only people who drive a Ford or a Dodge would do.

But I digress. Check out how Art shows how he does product photos for his reviews. Full on SLR camera. None of this smart phone crap that take INSTA-SUCK pics, he goes ALL OUT because he’s SERIOUS YO!

So now you see that this is how we do it. We take our job seriously and we’ll go all out just to test a water bottle. I’m actually looking forward to seeing this review that Art is cooking up, should be a good one! Race Team adds Corey Pond and Art Aguilar to roster

Corey Pond

Corey has been mountain biking on the local trails in Orange County for a short time, pushing himself to learn more, staying in shape, and racing, but always having fun.

” I’m looking forward to having a good time with the team and I’ll have my work cut out for me next year in the expert class. Good times!”

Corey has been with Dianese’s retail D-Store for 4 years as a Sales Associate. Corey doesn’t just sell their product’s, since he has keen knowledge of the products inside and out, from their moto line to the mountain line, and snow lines, also AGV’s helmet product line.

He also assist marketing at events by talking to dealers, magazines, or customers about product features. All this comes from an understanding of the product features, but form using them on the street, in dirt, and on the snow.

Corey Pond first started racing as a sport racer in 08’, and had his first full season of racing in 09’. His first full season paid off by constant top five, top ten finishes,  rewarding him with the SRC number “ONE” plate

This coming 2011 Corey Pond will be moving up to the highly competitive 19-26 expert class.
Art Aguilar

Art Began racing in 97’as a beg, 98’ moved to sport, and 99’ moved to expert racing for STORM Cycles. 2000, 2001 he was picked up by DIRTWORKS Bicycles, by 2002-2004 he raced and help co-manage the ATOMICBIKES dh team.

Racing highlights consist of:

Top five, and top ten overall finishes in Am-Cup, Cal-State, and SRC.

Top ten, top twenty finishes in National events.

Top twenty finish at the World Masters Championships

Overall winner Urban Cyclocross (beg class)

Placed second in SRC overall expert class 43-50 in 2009.

He currently works for Agv / Dainese USA’s warranty department, he also helps with the mountain bike product line at races.

“I’ve had fun racing and riding, and meeting new people all around the mountain biking scene and it’s always fun working with great people. I look forward to being around a great group of guys and gals in 2011, Thanks for welcoming me aboard”.

Thank you Dainese of Costa Mesa

Last Saturday Dainese hosted the Freedom Riders Video Showing. With the help of the kind folks of SDG, Sette,, and ODI, we had tons of stuff to raffle. also donated about a dozen shirts for the event. DB Media Group provided the audio visual support by setting up a projector and screen for our viewing pleasure.

We had about 20 mountain bikers of all levels and backgrounds at the showing. Art Aguilar, the coolest guy at Dainese, was instrumental in getting this showing to take off. He pulled some strings at the D-Store and made a few calls and was able to secure our spot in the store for the movie.
D-Store in Costa Mesa
After the movie, we held a raffle for all the goodies we received. These items included grips from Sette, and ODI, saddles from SDG, a Hydration Pack from Sette, T-Shirts from Dainese threw in some gloves, knee/shin guard and the grand prize for the event was a Dainese Raptor Full Face Helmet.

Max “Sam Hill” Russo winning something cool!

Art Aguilar won a pair grips, woohoo!

Priscilla won the grand prize, Dainese Full Face Raptor Helmet. She’s begging me to take her downhill riding ASAP!
dainese full face raptor helmet

In closing, would like to thank all those who showed up, and the kind folks that donated products for the showing. I can’t forget about our friends at Dainese, Art Aguilar and Tom Monroe (Big Boss Man at the D-Store ). Thanks again guys for making this happen. So if you didn’t make it, here’s what you missed.