Our Staff and Relics

Founded on April 1, 1997.  Lakeside Bicycles has been a Lake Oswego (and Portland) tradition for nearly a fifth of a century.  Built on the proposition that all cycling opportunities should be equal and that every cyclist is entitled to the best outcome of which they are capable, we exist to exceed your innermost and most urgent cycling hopes and dreams.

Please, check us out in person.  There are loads of positive reviews written by people who have been brainwashed by our kindness and attention to their needs and whims as well as the occasional angry essays by people who have, clearly, mistaken us for someone else.  In either case, Lakeside Bicycles is always a better experience than the rumor.

Here, randomly arranged in the order we uncovered their photos, is our crack team of cycling 'goodfellas'.  Each of them a tower of strength and an ocean of knowledge.  Each of them vibrating in readiness to realize your every whim.Even the most devoted followers of Cycling Ninjitsu are not immune to the beauty of spring flowers.

Emerging daily from her skillfully hidden refuge somewhere near Deer Island, Amy's presence at Lakeside Bicycles is the direct result of a successful Leprechaun hunt at the turn of the last century. Amy says: "I graduated from Boise State University and am a native of Idaho. I began racing Mountain Bikes in 1995 and turned Professional in 1998. I raced the National Circuit for 5 years and retired in 2004. I enjoy all types of bike riding. Among my personal collection of bikes are a pink Surly Long Haul Trucker named 'Miss Piggy', a Specialized Tokyo single speed Langster, a pink Bianchi single speed P.U.S.S (Pink Ugly Single Speed)mountain bike, a Cannondale Scalpel, a yellow Cannondale mountain tandem, a Cannondale Gemini and my most recent addition, a Cervelo S3 Magnus Backstedt World Champion edition (number 191 out of 222). Besides riding bikes I am passionate about Kiteboarding and I love to surf. I enjoy spending time with my husband Rob and our Pomeranians Pollywog and Barry." Upon looking back on what she had done, Amy did not weep because there were no more worlds left to conquer. Amy only weeps during the final minutes of "It's a Wonderful Life". In that combination of the clinically insane, low margins, interesting customers, and primitive business practices that define the 21st century bike shop, Amy found a challenge to suit her temperament. Poor Rob. Amy's motto? "If you haven't stressed your adrenal glands until they are about to burst, it isn't a vacation"">
Emerging daily from her skillfully hidden refuge somewhere near Deer Island, Amy's presence at Lakeside Bicycles is the direct result of a successful Leprechaun hunt at the turn of the last century. Amy says: "I graduated from Boise State University and am a native of Idaho. I began racing Mountain Bikes in 1995 and turned Professional in 1998. I raced the National Circuit for 5 years and retired in 2004. I enjoy all types of bike riding. Among my personal collection of bikes are a pink Surly Long Haul Trucker named 'Miss Piggy', a Specialized Tokyo single speed Langster, a pink Bianchi single speed P.U.S.S (Pink Ugly Single Speed)mountain bike, a Cannondale Scalpel, a yellow Cannondale mountain tandem, a Cannondale Gemini and my most recent addition, a Cervelo S3 Magnus Backstedt World Champion edition (number 191 out of 222). Besides riding bikes I am passionate about Kiteboarding and I love to surf. I enjoy spending time with my husband Rob and our Pomeranians Pollywog and Barry." Upon looking back on what she had done, Amy did not weep because there were no more worlds left to conquer. Amy only weeps during the final minutes of "It's a Wonderful Life". In that combination of the clinically insane, low margins, interesting customers, and primitive business practices that define the 21st century bike shop, Amy found a challenge to suit her temperament. Poor Rob. Amy's motto? "If you haven't stressed your adrenal glands until they are about to burst, it isn't a vacation"" data-width="540px" data-height="359px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/Amy.jpg">
Amy 'If you aren't scared, you are doing something wrong' Hunter-Dillinger
As part of their treatment for addiction to stealth crotch sniffing, we invite Onslo and Freyjah to visit the shop from time to time where they have variously: stolen all of the cat's toys, drooled messily over lunch, learned to (occasionally) roll over on command, and fallen asleep on every horizontal space in the shop. Freyjah was rescued from a Salem back yard where she and her mother had been abandoned to starve. After multiple wormings and dual ACL surgery our "free" puppy was healthy at last and home to stay. Onslo wasn't rescued from anything. He and his fur just are. Onslo and Freyjah's motto? "Squirrel!" ">
As part of their treatment for addiction to stealth crotch sniffing, we invite Onslo and Freyjah to visit the shop from time to time where they have variously: stolen all of the cat's toys, drooled messily over lunch, learned to (occasionally) roll over on command, and fallen asleep on every horizontal space in the shop. Freyjah was rescued from a Salem back yard where she and her mother had been abandoned to starve. After multiple wormings and dual ACL surgery our "free" puppy was healthy at last and home to stay. Onslo wasn't rescued from anything. He and his fur just are. Onslo and Freyjah's motto? "Squirrel!" " data-width="540px" data-height="376px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/OnsloandFreyjah2.jpg">
"This is GREAT!" Onslo and "I'm a bit worried" Freyjah
The cat so big we call him 'The Great', Magnus is responsible for 'Dust Bunny' wrangling at Lakeside Bicycles when he isn't under treatment for his addiction to large dogs. Though capable of overcoming foes one third his size: we have, on occasion, opened the shop to find him bound, gagged and covered with threatening Post'Its from the mice. Magnus motto? "Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet"">
The cat so big we call him 'The Great', Magnus is responsible for 'Dust Bunny' wrangling at Lakeside Bicycles when he isn't under treatment for his addiction to large dogs. Though capable of overcoming foes one third his size: we have, on occasion, opened the shop to find him bound, gagged and covered with threatening Post'Its from the mice. Magnus motto? "Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet"" data-width="540px" data-height="453px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/newride.jpg">
Magnus 'Just let me finish streatching' Cat
Son of a noted tribe of itinerant carpet cleaners, Gordon spent his early years fostered to a small village on the Amazon where he was raised by Howler monkeys. On graduation from the Ecuador School of Hills and Valleys with a degree in swamp draining, Gordon went to work for the national lab doing Something Secret. At the urging of his wife (Meryl), he interrupted his career of time-card padding and web surfing to open Lakeside Bicycles. Where he can often be found today, staring blankly off into space and occasionally interfering with his employees. Gordon's motto? "As a child, I never dreamed of ruling an empire of trained Ninja bicycle assassins"">
Son of a noted tribe of itinerant carpet cleaners, Gordon spent his early years fostered to a small village on the Amazon where he was raised by Howler monkeys. On graduation from the Ecuador School of Hills and Valleys with a degree in swamp draining, Gordon went to work for the national lab doing Something Secret. At the urging of his wife (Meryl), he interrupted his career of time-card padding and web surfing to open Lakeside Bicycles. Where he can often be found today, staring blankly off into space and occasionally interfering with his employees. Gordon's motto? "As a child, I never dreamed of ruling an empire of trained Ninja bicycle assassins"" data-width="540px" data-height="359px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/HardlyWorking.JPG">
Gordon 'Carry the 1?' Haber
Like Oregon, her home state, Meryl is a beloved source of home made baked goods. As our book keeper Meryl sees to it that the bills are paid and the brakes applied to our buying. As a young Mazama, Meryl summited every major peak in Oregon. As a rider she has embarrassed more experienced riders on Mount Ventoux, the Alpe d'huez, the Lautere, and the col Izoard (ouch. ow!). Meryl's motto? "It's good to be the Queen"">
Like Oregon, her home state, Meryl is a beloved source of home made baked goods. As our book keeper Meryl sees to it that the bills are paid and the brakes applied to our buying. As a young Mazama, Meryl summited every major peak in Oregon. As a rider she has embarrassed more experienced riders on Mount Ventoux, the Alpe d'huez, the Lautere, and the col Izoard (ouch. ow!). Meryl's motto? "It's good to be the Queen"" data-width="540px" data-height="723px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/sheepdrop.jpg">
Meryl 'Watch that first step' Haber
Jason came to us from the un-tanned, vending machine fed world of data processing. He has been with us as a customer since 1997 and as a salesman since 2000. Taped to Jason's wall is an original copy of the line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969 (Fortran source code, without documentation, available on request). Jason's motto? "HTML and JAVA are for little old ladies and children. Real Programmers solve Real Problems in Fortran"">
Jason came to us from the un-tanned, vending machine fed world of data processing. He has been with us as a customer since 1997 and as a salesman since 2000. Taped to Jason's wall is an original copy of the line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969 (Fortran source code, without documentation, available on request). Jason's motto? "HTML and JAVA are for little old ladies and children. Real Programmers solve Real Problems in Fortran"" data-width="540px" data-height="359px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/JasonCrago.jpg">
Jason "I'll have one of those" Crago
Sam, his father, and his uncle all ride Lakeside bicycles. That is probably why they sent him here to keep order. Having cleaned up Lakeside Bicycles, Sam has moved on to perform the same useful function as an officer of the law in Tualatin. Sam's motto? "I wouldn't run, it just means that you will go to jail tired"">
Sam, his father, and his uncle all ride Lakeside bicycles. That is probably why they sent him here to keep order. Having cleaned up Lakeside Bicycles, Sam has moved on to perform the same useful function as an officer of the law in Tualatin. Sam's motto? "I wouldn't run, it just means that you will go to jail tired"" data-width="540px" data-height="359px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/SamRadakovich.jpg">
Sam "Reach for the stars, pilgrem" Radakovich
Shop mojo and living proof for the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, Marvin has been watching over us since the beginning. If we can just convince him to stop looking for his illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator the Earth will be safe and we can all go back to selling bike stuff. Marvin's motto? "As long as the Earth obscures my view of Venus, it will simply have to go"">
Shop mojo and living proof for the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, Marvin has been watching over us since the beginning. If we can just convince him to stop looking for his illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator the Earth will be safe and we can all go back to selling bike stuff. Marvin's motto? "As long as the Earth obscures my view of Venus, it will simply have to go"" data-width="540px" data-height="405px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/Marvintelescope.jpg">
Marvin "Where's the Kaboom?" Martian
Too shy to make an issue of it, Dane is the recent winner of "The Oregon Outback". Pedaling his gentle heart out, he overcame immeasurable obstacles including packs of Country Western maddened pick-up drivers, Texas sized droughts and rain storms, someone playing Bagpipes and the generosity of strangers. And don't try to tell us that there is no winner of "The Oregon Outback". He won it. That's our story and we are sticking to it. Dane's motto?: "Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar. Whether the jar contains jam or some other preserve is a matter that falls outside the Tao."">
Too shy to make an issue of it, Dane is the recent winner of "The Oregon Outback". Pedaling his gentle heart out, he overcame immeasurable obstacles including packs of Country Western maddened pick-up drivers, Texas sized droughts and rain storms, someone playing Bagpipes and the generosity of strangers. And don't try to tell us that there is no winner of "The Oregon Outback". He won it. That's our story and we are sticking to it. Dane's motto?: "Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar. Whether the jar contains jam or some other preserve is a matter that falls outside the Tao."" data-width="540px" data-height="979px" data-thumbnail="/merchant/240/images/site/Dane.jpg">
Dane "If you knew what I know, you would smile like this too" Rowray