Entries by Rhonda Morin

Annual Member Meeting

Join your Sorella sisters at our annual meeting Sunday, January 28 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fully Showroom 1010 SE Water Ave. Portland, OR Catch up on what’s new Meet you Sorella sisters Newest Queen Bad Ass to be crowned!

Singlespeed adventures

Rhonda 2017 race reports Corn Cross Singlespeed racing is always an adventure – epic courses with only one gear and disappointments when mechanicals affect the race. My season started with Corn Cross in Boring, Ore., a fast and hard race that includes dodging fallen corn husks (they hurt) through a maze, a steep, oh-my-god downhill […]

Portland Trophy Cup Report

Jennifer Justus race report On September 19, Julie Ann, Michelle, Judy and I raced at the Portland Trophy Cup race at PIR. It was a beginner-friendly course, made a little bit more fun from slippery grass and just a little bit of mud. It was so much fun to ride with these three. Every time […]

Cyclocross Races

2017 Race Reports by Susan Koonce 9/2. David Douglas this year was an incredibly hot day, nearly 100 degrees. I race in the Women’s Masters 3 35+, where we usually have fewer than 10. For this race, we had 8. I know many of the women, as we have been racing together for at least […]

CX Clinics in August

  Cyclocross requires good fitness, great skills and consistent race preparation. Join our clinic and learn how to improve your cross skills and race readiness. We keep our rider/coach ratios small to ensure individual attention so that skills can be taught and practiced to meet individual and group needs. Mondays, August 14 & 21 from […]

High Desert Omnium Race

Heather’s High Desert Omnium Race Experience My first omnium race provided lots of learning experiences. First event was the time trial. My cleat broke right before the race, so I had to make do. I did the best I could and thought I placed pretty high because of how many people I passed and the […]

Piece of cake

Sorella Forte members got down to business during the 2017 OBRA road race opener in Aurora, Ore., on March 19. Piece of Cake this year was, well, a piece of cake for Heather and Sarah. The skies cleared, allowing for a dry race.  Piece of Cake was my first race, in my first racing season. I […]

Gorge Roubaix Road Race and Gravel Grinder

The Gorge Roubaix Road Race is on! Mark you calendars for Saturday April 1st, 2017. Thanks to everyone who reached out to Breakaway Promotions to offer their time to volunteer at the event. Also a huge thanks to Evoluation Racing, Portland Velo and the Bicycle Attorney and other racing teams for their financial contributions in helping to […]

2017 Annual Member Meeting

Strong Sisters! Sorella Forte held its annual meeting on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Thank you to everyone who attended. Your commitment to this group is appreciated. For those who were not in attendance, we had a few board spots to fill, introductions of new sponsors, a gift certificate from one of the new sponsors to […]

Thinking about spring

McKenzie Pass Ride Generally in May, Sorellas gather for a car-free ride on McKenzie Pass. The mountain pass in the Cascade Range in central Oregon. It is located at the border of Linn and Deschutes counties, approximately 20 miles from Bend.