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Kuwahara Adds Hutchinson Family

May 20, 2015 by · Comments Off 

Hutchinson Kuwahara Pickup

Just-ahead of the Music City Nationals, Kuwahara has a hot-tip on some hotshoe pickups. The Hutchinson family of Ohio. Three riders, and a dialed-in dad who has managed a successful team before (Liberty BMX), all showing up in the Kuwa-colors in Nashville.

Here’s a little bit on the Hutchinson fam:

Graydon (10x) has been racing just under three years and has made a name for himself on the local and National circuit. His passion for racing has earned him multiple State titles, Gold Cup plates, and most recently NAG #5. When he’s not carving berms and clearing big doubles, he plays hockey, baseball, and other competitive sports.

Myles “The Boss” (8x) is the fun-loving kid of the family who is just out to have a great time with his friends and family at the track. Make no mistake, when he’s in race mode, he can pull some big moves, landing him on five national podiums last year.

Laura, a hockey player by trade, took a try at the new Hutch family sport. A year and a half later, she would finish NAG #3 in 31-35 Ladies Cruiser. Laura was out for most of the 2014 season having her 1st baby, Alise Hutchinson who arrived on Christmas eve.

Gray “Big Hutch” is a retired, Active Duty Soldier, who manages his family’s BMX fun. He’s a USA BMX Certified Coach and spent last year as TM of Liberty BMX, taking the team to the National #2 Trophy Team spot. Gray has a long history of riding bikes from racing, to ramps and street riding.

Factory Kuwahara Team Manager, Kelly Daniels told News:
“With a growing contingent on the East Coast, the Hutch’s were a logical choice. You can bet Kuwahara will be running some serious team sheets back-East.”

The BMX News Nikons will be sharply-focused on the Hutchinsons in Nashville, so keep an eye on the story and photo coverage for more on this story.

Links

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David Archibald Joins Factory Kuwahara

July 12, 2014 by · Comments Off 

David Archibald on Factory Kuwahara

Here’s some factory team news leading into this weekend’s Las Vegas Nationals. 41-45 Cruiser star David Archibald from Washington State has shed the black-out kit in favor of Kuwahara factory Yellow, Green and Black.

Ahead of his first race in the colors this weekend, News obtained these photos of Arch getting some time in on the new bike. Here’s what he told us about the joining up with the Kuwie clan:

I was looking to get back on the factory scene, Kelly and Troy Daniels have been very supportive of me in the past few years, and I have always looked up to Troy, as a racer, back in the day. Kuwahara was big time in the 80s with Hall Of Fame riders. Given that history of excellence, and the great people involved in the program, I feel privileged to wear the Kuwahara name. Las Vegas will be my first race for the team, and I am looking to continue the chase for the amateur cruiser title with Kuwahara.

In its modern incarnation, Kuwahara is a creature of the Northwest, revived nearly two years ago by former Kuwahara factory flyer, Troy Daniels, and his wife Kelly. All stuff you know, we’re sure, but just in case you’re joining the program, already in progress, or just got sprung from a Turkish prison, we thought we’d mention it anyway.

Speaking of Troy, here’s what he had to say about getting David on board the program.

I’ve known Dave since he was about 10 years old & he was as intense then as he is now. I remember Dave riding his bike to the track – sometimes I would give him a ride home. Fast forward 30 years and I found out that he is still racing & is as dedicated as ever. He is the one of the longest card carrying ABA members still racing! Since bringing Kuwahara back to the USA in 2012 we’ve had several discussions about what an asset he would be to our team – we finally made it happen!

We love it when a good plan comes together!

Keep an eye on the results from Vegas this weekend, and as the 2014 season marches toward Tulsa–we’re sure David’s name will be up top in 41-45.

Bike Check

David Archibald Kuwahara Bike Check

Frame Kuwahara Pro 24
Grips: ODI
Bars: Crupi
Brakes: Shimano
Number Plate: Potter
Stem: ESP
Headset FSA
Fork: Answer Dagger
Hubs: Stealth
Tires: Tioga
Rims: Sun Envy
Cranks: Shimano
Sprocket: Shimano
Seat Clamp: Salsa
Seat Post: Thompson
Seat: XCL
Pedals: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Chris King
Chain: SRAM
Uniform: Fly

Links

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