SRAM Tech Night with Matt Roy and Mo Bruno Roy

SRAM Tech Night with Matt Roy and Mo Bruno Roy

Join us Thursday, April 2 at 7pm for an informative evening with Matt Roy and Mo Bruno Roy, to hear of their experiences riding and racing SRAM components achieving great success along the way. Free food will be served along with RSC Cafe drinks. Bikes sporting the SRAM components being discussed will be on display, too.


Matt and Mo

Mo Bruno Roy has raced at the professional/elite level of cyclocross for 12 years and has raced SRAM components on her bikes for the duration of her very competitive life. Mo has extensive experience with SRAM's CX1 group and will speak to the gearing, simplicity, low weight, and how it equates to cyclocross race success. Mo will also specifically address commonly asked questions by women bike riders and racers as it relates to having the right components for a variety of riding styles.

Mo Bruno Roy

Mo's race resume is long and impressive. In short, she has achieved 41 wins including 9 at UCI races, 3 Masters National Championships, 2 Single-Speed National Championships, and 1 Single-Speed World Championship.

Matt specializes in ultra-distance events. Matt holds the Maine North to South and West to East ultra-cycling records and has traveled great road and off-road distances solo: just him, his bike and gear. Matt will speak about his travels and how riding in the toughest conditions has translated to a very high standard for the components he rides.

Charging up a mountain at the Green Mountain Double Century. Photo from Matt's photo collection.

Matt demands that his components live up to harsh conditions, and are highly serviceable on the fly. Matt is a top mechanic, as well, so he has spent countless hours on the tiniest details making his and Mo's bikes ride perfectly. Matt knows SRAM components inside and out.

Matt is a professional mechanic working for pro teams in the past and has maintained Mo's bikes throughout her demanding cyclocross career.

Ride Studio Cafe's head mechanic, Mike Berlinger, has worked the SRAM pits at national cyclocross races and has many years of supporting professional racers overseas. He will be here as well, to speak from his experience. He is responsible for each of the pro bike builds that come out of Ride Studio Cafe and he sees what happens to components with normal use in New England and when the components are subjected to racing and other harsh conditions.

Focus on SRAM: SRAM's light-weight components have been with Matt and Mo since the beginning. Photo by Rob Vandermark.

Among the cool bikes on display here during SRAM's Tech Night that show off SRAM components at their best are Mo's Mudhoney SLX and Mudhoney PRO Seven Cycles race bikes, Matt Roy's Seven Evergreen PRO, a new Honey cyclocross race bike with Force CX1 hydraulic brakes, and a new Honey Allroads outfitted with Rival 22 shifting and hydraulic disc brakes.


We hope you join us for this very informative evening! It will be a great time to learn a lot about what SRAM's doing technologically, and to hear interesting stories from those who have pushed the limits. There will be time for Q&A after Matt and Mo are done speaking and time afterward to talk with them and us. Please RSVP, below, so we bring in enough food and chairs for everyone.

Beyond the Century Takeaways

Beyond the Century with John Bayley and Pamela Blalock

The cyclists have spoken: March 20th, the first day of spring after a harsh winter, is not too early to be thinking about riding over 100 miles on bike. We had an incredible turnout for John Bayley and Pamela Blalock's talk entitled Beyond the Century, an evening co-sponsored by The Charles River Wheelmen (CRW).


BeyondTheCenturyTo ask John and Pamela to share their 30+ years and hundreds of thousands of miles of cycling experience in 1 hour and 15 minutes isn't a fair question. They did a terrific job of presenting a lot of information and, even better, they've written a lot that really goes into many nuances of being prepared for, and executing, a very long ride.

Here is a summary of resources they've made available to you and other events mentioned throughout the evening.

As John and Pamela emphasized, long rides are just a series of shorter rides strung together. It's possible for anyone with any level of experience and almost any bicycle that works well. And, maybe as they did, you'll find it fun (and addicting), and then the mileage just seems to add up naturally.

John&PamelaJohn and Pamela had a slideshow running on the screen before their presentation. Check out their photos taken on some of their many long adventures in many incredible places.

The Slideshow Photos

Countless people have told us how they are students of these two. Much of this is due to how they try practically every setup, almost all of the equipment there is, and test everything in all weather, on all terrain.

They wrote a very detailed blog post to supplement their talk. Check it out:

Beyond the Century: What's the right bike?

and the slides they spoke to are here, in PDF format:

Beyond the Century Slides

People who were introduced during the evening were:

Dan Greene: President of New England Randonneurs, NER (Website: where you'll find many long rides for people of all abilities/speeds) Jake Kassen, Regional Brevet Administrator for NER Jon Doyle - Membership coordinator for NER Emily O'Brien - Dill Pickle Gear and fixed-gear bike endurance rider

Eli Post from CRW. Note the many organized (and long) rides CRW hosts including their Spring Century on May 18th. CRW Rides Calendar.

Matt Roy (endurance rider and John Bayley's RSC Endurance teammate) of mmracing -  He announced their End of Season Party and Raffle for a great cause - win a new Seven Cycles full bike, Honey All Roads frameset, fork, and stem among other great prizes.

Many Thanks To: Mark McMinn of LexMedia - He video recorded the presentation and we will post the link here when it's available online.

Want to ride from here to Mt Greylock and sleep at the top of this beautiful mountain? Consider our Highpoint Ride coming up in August!

Like riding long and on dirt, too? Honey Bikes' 2014 calendar is awesome.

Thanks to all who showed up for the talk. We're looking forward to going on many long rides with you this year!