Amanda’s Caletti Cross and WD40’s Cleaning Crew

Even with all of the letdown on Sunday morning at the 2015 Cyclocross National Championships, it was still a damn successful event up until that point. Wednesday through Saturday, races went off without a hitch and everyone was having a hell of a time riding the muddy and technical course. With adverse weather, comes adverse conditions and one group of individuals helped cope with the super sticky Texas mud moreso than your average pit crew.

The team at WD40 had a well-lubed process running just adjacent to the limestone runups. Outside of their heated tent, was a pressure-washing station, then inside their – yes, heated tent – a team of highly capable mechanics were on hand to give your bike a dry down, lube and even a quick tune up. All while you toasted your toes on their heater. Not bad huh?

Amanda Schaper is one of the women who hammered it during the Industry and Master’s races. An employee at Giro Cycling, she likes to support the local Santa Cruz framebuilding industry by racing for Caletti Cycles. Her titanium, Di2 machine is what many would consider a dream machine, yet she thrashes it, crashes it and in general, uses it to its full potential.

A potential that was a lot easier to photograph once WD40’s crews had cleaned off all the Dillo Dirt™…

  • Giacomo

    great bike and pics! The rear tire looks mounted back-to-front, why this choice?

    • John Watson

      It’s mounted correctly, but when people do mount them backwards, it’s for more traction in the mud…

    • Micah Markson

      To clarify, the Front / Rear arrows mean that when mounted on the front, that arrow should point forwards. When mounted at the rear, the “rear” arrow should point forwards (like it is in photo #25).

  • D0rk

    I love the “before and after” vibe to the gallery. It’s absolutely a beautiful bike.

  • Armand

    Sexy sexy!

  • Morgan Taylor

    Well-lubed process, haha! #dadjokes

  • Matt

    Those guys rule, so much appreciation for their presence at races.

  • Tyler Morin

    This is a sweet looking machine.

  • AidanNW

    A ladies bike id ride.