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Team News: Bradshaw and Davis to Doublecross

September 20, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Doran Bradshaw and Olijuwon Davis to Doublecross Bikes

More team news from the show floor at Interbike 2013. Long-time Morphine Industries stars Olijuwon Davis and Doran Bradshaw will trade the pink & black for Orange & Black as the join Bob Deily’s Doublecross Bike Factory Team. The change will happen immediatey, with OD and DB likely suited up in time for the Disney Cup.

Doran told news:

I’m really excited about joining Doublecross Bikes! Bob is an awesome guy that has done great things in such a short amount of time. I am looking forward to helping Doublecross take it to the next level!

Olijuwon texted us the following:

I want to thank Morphine Industries for everything they did for me over our five seasons together. I look forward to continuing to chase my dreams with Factory Doublecross Bicycles and would like to thank Bob Deily for the opportunity to represent them.

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Just before we hit “publish” on this post, we also learned that Charlie Hunt and Ryan DeRoche will be out of their Morphine kit, and into BlackCrown colors at Disney.

Photos by Ben Hogan and Delores Whitfield, via Facebook

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Morphine Industries Tar Heel Nationals Report

May 17, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Doran Bradshaw of Morphine Industries 2013 Tar Heel Nationals

Submitted by Jonathan Reeves, Photos by Carl Lein

With a solid crew of riders equipped with the stealthy Haro Blackout frame, Morphine descended upon Charlotte, NC and Hornet’s Nest BMX for a weekend of racing and hangin’ “wit” the boys.

Here’s how it went on the track:

A Pro – Olijuwon Davis, in usual fashion started off the weekend as usually hittin’ the Friday night race. With the PRO series in the house, Friday was stacked with AA and A pros. OD started by warming up the rubber with a solid 4th.

Saturday and Sunday showed off ODs hard work and style as he rolled to the same podium spot with double deuces.

Vet PRO – Tim Dinger was welcomed back by all to his first race at his hometown after a long hiatus due to double injury setbacks. He wasted no time to let the class know he is back with a sloid 4th place just off the podium.

Sunday, going for it in true Dinger fashion, Tim went down in the motos to take a bar-end to the stomach. However, he continued on to make the main but was hindered by the injury and rolled to take the 8th place at the line.

36-40 Expert/Cruiser – Doran Bradshaw, strapped on both bikes for the weekend and did them both with style as usual. In class, Doran rode to a podium spot both days with a 3rd and a 3rd. In cruiser, He stepped up the game and took a top spot, 1st, on Saturday and a 3rd on Sunday.

In between, his riding Doran took the whip for a photo shoot for a bike check in PULL. Be sure to check it and see what a NAG #1 drives.

17-18X – Ryan DeRoche, showed what grit he is made of during the weekend riding with shoulder injury. Putting determination over pain, Ryan rode to the podium both days with doubling up on the deuces.

17-18X Jared Johnson, Showing the same determination has is partner in 17/18X, Jared continued his come back with a solid podium spot taking a 3rd on Saturday. Jared was on track to repeat looking solid in the semi on Sunday but got caught up with another rider in turn 1 and went down to end his day.

Noah Reeves of Morphine Industries
16X – Noah Reeves, staged up on the gate Saturday with a stacked class and rode his way to the main taking a solid 5th at the line. Sunday proved to be better as Noah was headed toward the podium but getting a little loose on the final straight keep him just shy with a solid 4th.

11X – Dylan “Dweazey” Shipley, showed of his style for miles riding making his way thru class and ending the day just off the podium with a 4th. Dylan strapped it on again for day 2 with a repeat at the line and adding a 4th to his weekend.

Overall a great weekend for the team and our sponsors with a solid weekend of 9 podiums out of 16 gate drops. The next stop for the team will be NashVegas and the Music City Nationals.

Be sure to stop by or catch the riders on the track to check out the new “5 Star” Chromo forks. Our new Chromo fork designed in true Morphine style with custom dropouts/steer tube and coming in under 800 grams. Coming to you soon!

Factory Team Sponsors: Haro Bikes, Fly Racing, Alienation, Hawk Racing, Rennen, DNA Energy, HRP Designs

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Morphine Heats-Up Hotlanta for Dixieland Fun

April 14, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Doran Bradshaw of Morphine Industries at the 2013 Dixieland Nationals

Submitted by Jonathan Reeves

Almost at full strength, the Morphine crew descended upon Atlanta for a little Dixieland fun at Powder Springs BMX. With a solid turnout of just under 250 motos the weekend was stacked with great riders and the weather was playing out to be perfect for racing.

A Pro – Olijuwon Davis, in usual fashion started off the weekend racing on Friday night. Wasting no time to line his pocket and rev his ponies, OD made his way to the top podium spot to start the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday continued to fight his way to the main event and came away with another podium spot on Saturday with a 3rd and a solid 6th on Sunday.

A Pro – Brandon McCoy, continues to impress and we moves his way into the A Pro ranks with a lace on the main gate both days. Unfortunately, Brandon got tangled up on Saturday to bring up the rear with an 8th. Sunday was a new day as Brandon narrowly missed the podium with a 4th.

36-40 Cruiser – Doran Bradshaw (top), decided to kick back and concentrate on one bike for the weekend and it paid off. Doran command both days defending that N.A.G. #1 and took the top spot on the podium with 1st.

26-30 Girls – Ashlee Hill, made her second national appearance in the Black, Pink and White on her home track doubling on both 20 and cruiser. Not losing a lap all weekend, Ashlee made a statement with 4 top spots on the podium.

17-18X – Ryan DeRoche, another hometown boy raced hard both days. Missing the main of Saturday, Ryan came back in a super stacked class to make the main and take a solid 5th.

17-18X Jared Johnson, battled hard all weekend putting in some fast laps. Jared rode hard but narrowly missed the main both days.

16X – Noah Reeves, racing in the biggest class of the weekend with 35 riders laid down some great laps to make the main event both days. Losing a battle of the high side of turn one saw Noah cruise to a 8th place spot. Sunday, Noah returned to the gate and finished a few spots better in 6th.

Dylan Shipley of Morphine Industries at the 2013 USA BMX Dixieland Nationals
11X – Dylan Shipley, hit the track with some stlye and speed. It was obvious who has been doing his sprints since the last race. Dylan smoked all his motos and took his spot at the main gate for both days. Saturday, Dylan had some brake issues that caused problems but he was able to turn in a solid 6th. We has a talk with his mechanic and they assured us that the issue would not happen again!

Sunday, Dylan was determined to make up for Saturday. When the dust cleared, Dylan took a spot on the podium with a 3rd.

Morphine will be making their way to the Cajun and the Tarheel national for the next spots on the BMX tour.

Be sure to check out our riders at the next few national as they will be sporting some new Morphine Industries parts – The “Pleasure” grip, a new lock-on flangeless grip along with the “Lockdown”, an adjustable seatpost clamp.

Factory Team Sponsors: Haro Bikes, Fly Racing, Alienation, Hawk Racing, Rennen Design Group, DNA Energy, HRP designs

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Morphine Industries in Full Force at Disney Cup

November 12, 2012 by · Comments Off 

Doran Bradshaw in Morphine Industries 2012 Disney Cup Race Report

Submitted by Jonathan Reeves | Photos by Brett Rohlfing

It has always been said that there is nothing better than family…and it was a great weekend of racing and hanging with the whole Morphine family in O-town. With Hurricane Sandy moving and skirting up the Eastern Coast of Florida, the weekend proved to be a little wet at the beginning and a whole lot of windy for the duration.

Vet Pro, Tim Dinger’s only riding was on Saturday with him trying to maneuver his trick little 4-wheeled scooter around the pit area. Still recouping from his latest surgery, Dinger came out to support the crew and spread the love to his the masses. It was great to see him and we look forward to him saddling back up on the bike and hit ting the track real soon.

36-40X – Doran Bradshaw stepped up to run both bikes for all three days. He started off slow but finished the weekend on Sunday at the top of the podium on both bikes. Impressive to say the least as riders legs are usually toasted by Sunday. Friday: 5th in Class and 8th on cruiser, Saturday: 3rd in Class and 1st on Cruiser, Sunday: 1st in Class and 1st in Cruiser.

28-35X – Charlie Hunt decided to run both bikes for most of the weekend as well. Charlie ended up one place out of a perfect weekend. Friday: 1st Class and 1st Cruiser, Saturday: 1st Class and 2nd Cruiser, Sunday: 1st Class

19-27X – Brandon McCoy came to O-town ready for the weekend, expecting to make some noise. Unfortunately, Brandon suffered a bad ankle sprain, which keep him out of the mix for the weekend. However, all 19-27x’ers don’t breathe a sigh of relief he will be back and on a mission at the Grands.

17-18X – Ryan DeRoche continued to make some noise in JR Men and Class. Ryan went pedal for pedal with the best for three days and ended up with three main event finishes. While his main event finishes may not have been what he hoped for, you know Ryan is going fast when Mike Redman says he is on Redman’s top 10 most improved riders this year.

16X – Jared “Doc” Johnson has proven he is a man on a mission. Doc found himself on the podium all three days, coming out with the win on Friday and a 3rd & 2nd the following days.

13X – Richie Dey continues to gain momentum…and proved that he can not only air it out but he can do it with speed & style. The “Air Dog” made mains every day in a deep field of fast groms in 13x.

A PRO – Olijuwon Davis was out front every moto in A Pro but clipless issues keep popping up when it counted so OD has to settle with one main event appearance.

Next stop for the Morphine Crew is the Big Show in Tulsa. Be sure to stop by the pit area. We will be repping a new look in pit area as well as having some of our hot new product on display!

Factory Team Sponsors: HARO BIKES, Fly Racing, Alienation, DK Bicycles, Folmer BMX, Hawk Racing, Rennen Design Group, Tioga, DNA Energy

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Morphine Industries laying it down, baby! – ABA Dixieland Nationals

April 27, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Olijuwon Davis At the 2010 ABA Dixieland Nationals
By Jonathan Reeves, Photos: Mike Carruth/bmxnews.com

THE ABA DIXIELAND NATIONALS— what comes to mind when you hear that? RAIN, rain, and more rain. But, for the first time in about 8 years, we had absolutely perfect weather, sun shining and highs in the 70′s, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. So with the weather finally on our side, and the track being better than at any time in the history of Powder Springs BMX, we knew this weekend was gonna be a good one.

Morphine Industries hit the Dixieland Nationals with only 3 riders, while the rest of the team was in Florida and Cali taking the weekend off from a gnarly spring racing schedule, DB100, OD, and J-Rev took it to the mean streets, the Burbs of Atlanta, to handle business.

Jason LaRev leads the Pro main on Saturday at the 2010 ABA Dixieland Nationals.  Photo by Mike Carruth, bmxnow.com
A PRO – Jason LaRev made the 30-minute journey to the race track, still a little sore from Saturday nights activities down in Tampa the previous weekend. Jason didn’t know if he was going to be able to race or not. But after taping up the hand, he got his TCB on and topped the podium with a first place finish in A Pro on Saturday. Sunday, he hoped to follow it up with another victory, but a solid bonk down the first straight kept him off the box with a fourth place finish.

Doran Bradshaw ignites the afterburners in the fourth straight at the 2010 ABA Dixieland Nationals.  Photo by Mike Carruth, bmxnow.com
36-40X – Doran Bradshaw had a killer weekend of racing by getting two third place finishes in one of the hardest classes of the weekend, 36-40 cruiser, then pulling a fourth place finish Saturday in the super stacked 36-40X. Unfortunately Sunday in 36-40X he wanted to get his freestyle on by doing a Front-Flip in the rhythm section, mid race. It didn’t turn out as planned, and ended up with the snowman, 8th place.

Olijuwon Davis rails into the last turn in the 19-27 Expert Main Event at the 2010 ABA Dixieland Nationals.  Photo by Mike Carruth, bmxnow.com
19-27X – Olijuwon Davis made the long trek down from Chicago to show some of these East coast boys what Midwest pull is all about. And, in typical OD fashion, he didn’t disappoint. OD horsed the comp on his Haro race LT, and rode across the finish line victorious both days in 19-27x, bumping him up a few more spots in the 19-27x NAG standings. If you haven’t seen OD in action get to a track and check it out.

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