We are proud to say that we have one of the most experienced staff in the ski and bicycle world. From elite level bicycle race mechanics to former World Cup Ski racing technicians, you can always rely on our staff to give you encouraging, honest and accurate advice and service. We live and breathe the culture of Crow’s Feet Commons and everything awesome about Bend….come in and chat with us…..and enjoy a beer on the house.
Owner. Boss. Curator. The leader of the flock is an International ski guide, father, and prime-time cycling enthusiast. David lives for alpine arcs, backcountry powder sessions, road/mountain/cyclocross/adventure cycling, dancing, music, and being surrounded by like minded souls. His infectious stoke for skiing and cycling can only be rivaled by his love for live music and figuring out ways to adventure with his son, Talus. If you don’t know the story about his experience with the mysterious Snow Leopard, you should watch this video – http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/19/watch-skiers-come-face-to-face-with-a-snow-leopard/
CURRENT WHIPS/STICKS: Evil Following mountain bike, Focus Mares CX cyclocross bike, Pereira steel road bike, OPEN U.P. gravel grinder, KONA Honzo Singlespeed, DPS Lotus Pure 3 138, DPS Wailer 105 Pure 3,
FAVORITE TRAILS: Phil’s complex on a cross bike, Pecker Woods
A ski and climbing industry lifer, who grew up on the Northside of Mt. Hood, is a former PSIA Alpine Examiner, USSA Coach, climbing guide and ski builder. His resume includes extensive time skiing and climbing in the High Sierra and the Cascades. Balancing life as a freelance writer his travel destinations include New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kingdom of Bhutan, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.
CURRENT WHIPS/STICKS: 80’s Rock Hopper Singlespeed, Wilier Gran Turismo, Kona Process 153, Heretic Custom 178cm, DPS Wailer 105 Pure 3, Black Crows Corvus-Freebird
FAVORITE TRAIL: Home dirt of Mt. Hood, Swampy, Met-Win to Flagline, Southfork, and KGB. In winter, any path leading to fresh lines.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Knowledge without mileage is bullshit.” Henry Rollins
The Quiet Assassin. Bend native and former bike racer, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Wrenching staff. “Back in the day”, he routinely trained with Vuelta Espana winner, Chris Horner. A journeyman tinkerer, Eric has an Engineering type mindset and is our go-to for Custom wheel building and compatibility issues of hi-end components.
CURRENT WHIP/STICKS: DeSolvo Custom road bike, Ritchey P29, early 90’s Bianchi Corsa road bike, Evil Following Mtb., Atomic G9
FAVORITE TRAIL: Mrazek, Fairwell and Metolius-Windigo
FAVORITE QUOTE: “There is nothing to see here. Move along.”
Cooper started as an intern here at CFC, but soon wowed us with his knowledge and skill that far exceeded his age. A full-time student, who races Enduro and volunteers to coach at Bend Endurance Academy, Super Cooper is also an aggressive all mountain snowboarder and aspiring Trad climber. Keep an eye on this one!
CURRENT WHIPS/DECKS: Evil Wreckoning MTB, Kona Honzo ST single speed, State Bicycle 6061 Black Label single speed, Jones Storm Chaser split, Capita Mercury.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Brakes? Who needs brakes?” Cooper
He rides fast. Very fast. With stints at Breadwinner and Chris King, Josh recently took the CFC bait and moved to Bend. We are the luck ones! Pretty cool stuff.
CURRENT WHIPS/STICKS: Bread Winner Holeshot CX, Cielo Custom XC, Burton Custom
FAVORITE QUOTE: “My secret to going faster is to push harder on the pedals.” -Eddy Merckx
Ellysa started out as a customer and she spent so much time in the shop (when not out adventuring), we offered her a job. She is a rock climbing, snow-shredding Swissy, with a penchant for staying under the radar. Not for long.
CURRENT WHIPS/STICKS: Black Crows Camox Birdie,
FAVORITE QUOTE: “My secret is a secret” –
Kim has been providing contract accounting services to Crows Feet Commons since December, 2014 soon after arriving in Bend from Colorado Springs. Kim enjoys the beauty of the outdoors whether on foot, on a bike, or sitting in the backyard watching the birds. She has rescued and cares for four kitties and dreams of turning the cafe into a “cat cafe” some day. She tries to keep us in line but has yet to succeed.
Favorite Playlist: Jax, Penelope, Vivian, and Abby. They each get playtime every day.
The reality is that Talus will most likely be the boss of Crow’s Feet Commons. As the youngest member of the team, he can be found taking out the garbage, helping to organize our socks, sampling the latest Kombucha flavor and trying to get people to dance on First Friday. His quiet and reserved personality keeps things calm but when you get him on some skis or a mountain bike, he is transformed into a beast. If you want to talk things other than bikes or skis, he will fill your brain with lego’s, beyblades and Pokemon.
CURRENT WHIP/STICKS: Specialized Hardrock 16″, Cleary 20″ wheeled Owl, 24″ Transition
FAVORITE TRAILS: Lower Whoops, Wanoga Pumptrack and Dilly-Dally-Alley