Down Hill Fast: The Harley Turner Story. A tale told by an idiot for idiots.


Worthy Brewing - 2016


Travis McCabe, Most Hopped Up Rider, CCC Criterium, Bend, Oregon, July 20, 2014. Judges included SuperBowl Champions Mike Walter (49ers) and Kevin Boss (Giants). 

 

Paul Walker, One of the Good Guys, R.I.P.

   

We regret the passing of a Good Guy, Paul Walker. He was a humble guy with a big heart who liked to do his own stunts. He wasnt a personal friend. My family was privileged to meet him over a 5 day period in 2006 during the filming of "Bobby Z" at our house in Capistrano Beach. Because of his reputation for doing his own stunts, plus his zeal for going hard and fast, I thought of him as a young Steve McQueen. The movie producer paid me a fee for using my house, which I dedicated to mesothelioma research on the 25th anniversary of McQueen's death from meso.

We talked about meso and the price military veterans have had to pay from their exposure to asbestos. Paul had family members in the military and appreciated their sacrifice as well as our duty to help them with service connected illnesses, such as meso. He could've blown me off, or sent me to a handler, but we had lunch together several times and he impressed me as a thoughtul young man who wanted to give back as much as he got. It's unfortunate and tragic his life was cut short by a driver who apparently lost control.

RGW 12/12/14

   

Confessions of a Meeker Groupie: I Bought In

by Max Kash Agro
November 25, 2013

It is Day Three of Black Armband Day in Orange County and MKA's gotta weigh in.

I raced with Meeker. I was on his team. Drove with him in his rent-a-Porsche. The night before a big race I watched his tongue grow a deeper shade of purple as he put away the bottles. Saw him turn on the charm, hug and kiss everyone, man or woman, ugly or pretty, way into the wee hours.

On nights of such debauchery I questioned whether Meeker would be able to get up in the morning, let alone compete. But get up he did, and more often that not, he not only competed, but he won, easily, off the front, with little actual help from me or his other teammates. After the race, I admired the way he doled out thanks, congratulated the competition, and collected his prize money with an awe-shucks humility.

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Doctors, Lawyers Join Hunt For Valuable Asbestos Cases

May 6, 2013
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A POINT GRAND PRIX - 2013

What began as a pipe dream among friends has grown into a living, breathing organism and the nation's largest single-day criterium. More than a thousand cyclists, from the older elite to those with training wheels gathered in Dana Point on May 5, 2013 for the 7th annual Dana Point Grand Prix. Read more...

 

 


Indie Hops Sponsors the 2013 Cascade Cycling Classic's ultra-tough McKenzie Pass Road Race (April 3, 2013)

34th Annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic

This is the longest running stage race in the nation thanks to all of our genereous local sponsors, the support for the community and of course the incredible courses!


Worthy Brewing Got it Right

The Source Weekly
January 30, 2013

We went to the MASSIVE Worthy Brewing campus last night to see what all the flap was about. They're not officially open to the public until Monday, Feb. 4, but we put our journalist credentials to good use and went for an early beer and pizza. We got both, as well as a tour from Mr. Worthy himself.

Roger Worthington, owner, bike racer and practicing attorney, met us near the door. He's intense! Which is probably how he managed to do a bang-up job on his first restaurant/brewery venture. Worthington knows what he wants and he knows how to go about getting it done. The evidence was everywhere. Read on...


Hank the Hallucination Scrap Book (click here)


Cascade Cycling Classic - 2012

Posted in the 2012 Cascade Cycling Classic media guide July 16, 2012


Bend local Cascade Cycling Classic masters competitors, from left, Eric Martin, Bart Bowen, Roger Worthington and Michael Larsen will be some of the racers to root for during the 32nd edition of the road cycling stage race. Rob Kerr / The Bulletin


Cascade Cycling Classic

Central Oregon masters racers ser for CCC

by Mark Morical / The Bulletin
Published July 18, 2011

They come from near and far to compete in one of the most challenging stage races in the country.

Some of the best cyclists in the United States converge on Central Oregon every year at this time - and many of them are, shall we say, showing some gray.

While the pro men and women tend to claim all the glory at the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic, the masters races always seem to draw incredible athletes and produce epic battles on the roads of Central Oregon. Click here for more.


 

 

RGW interviewing Levi Leiphemer after the Cascade Cycling Classic Criterium.
Leipheimer, who won the Pro race at the CCC on July 13, 2008, went on to win a bronze medal in the time trial at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China.

  

 


Picasso's Finest Work: Pure Labor!

From Courtroom Battles to Harvesting Hops

Bloomberg Businessweek, - June 17, 2010

In the courtroom, Roger Worthington was someone you wanted in your corner. A self-confessed alpha male, his intensity was put to good use representing victims of asbestos-related cancer. "I lived that life full-in and full-on for more then 20 years," says Worthington, who won more than $1 billion for his clients. Asbesos-related cancer "is an insidious disease and highly preventable. It was a calling for me." More...



Chris Hipp: Laborite, Friend, Innovator and Maverick, 1961--2009

   

Dana Point Grand Prix
Grand Affair.  The Dana Point Grand Prix brings cycling front and center. (May, 2008) Click here.

   
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Labor Power Racing - Lung Busters, Leg Breakers

Since 1995, The Law Offices of Roger G. Worthington, P.C., in conjunction with it's Labor Union friends, has sponsored an amateur bike racing team. The team consists of hard working, savvy and a little crazy Masters racers and competes in major pro-am races on the West Coast, in Texas and in the Midwest. The name of the team is  'Labor Power'

The Greatest Masters Racing Team of All Time? (Feb. 26, 2015)

   
  L.A. Racing News - 1997-1999 (click here)
   

TRUESPORT - Your Cycling Resource  (www.truesport.com)
The Racing Exploits of Team Labor Power - with Max Kash Agro
 
 

F.U. Landowski - Travails of Floyd Landis as The Dude

   

Best GotDamn Bow Hunter, Sandblaster, and Beaver EVER: Punch Worthington, Ph.D
(click here for more pictures)

   

People Powered Speedway, Great Park of Irvine. Irvine, California

The only known non-motorized raceway dedicated for road cycling, skating, skateboarding and bmx cycling in the United States, if not the world.