Friday, February 17, 2017

#PandaPower 1.0 Revival

Sockguy has decided to sell #PandaPower 1.0 through their regular sales channels!

Purchase away on their website here: #PandaPower 1.0 Online
.. And you can also ask your LBS to order as well!

A portion of the profits do go back to me, which is insanely awesome and you should tell Sockguy they're rad for doing this.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

#PandaPower 2.0


#PandaPower 2.0

Version TWO of the collaboration between Amanda Nauman and Sockguy!

We have upgraded to the SGX Material this year! SockGuy's SGX™ socks are designed with the elite athlete in mind and features our exclusive Elite Performance Formula, a blend of polypropylene, nylon and spandex. SGX provides a compression fit, performance ribbing, enhanced ventilation and a reduced friction profile.

If you're not feelin' the SGX Material because you're still in love with the regular Acrylic from Version ONE, you're in luck! SockGuy will be selling #PandaPower 1.0 exclusively through their store as soon as it's in stock. More details on that soon..

This collection will help fund the remainder of Amanda's racing season through August 2017. There are a limited number so hurry to get yours!

A re-order will be put in place if there is high demand.
Similar listing with material and sizing description: Sockguy 6" Cuff

In person =

  • 1 for $15 
  • Special: Buy 2 for $25 if you're looking for extra panda watts

  • 1 for $18 [$3 shipping]
  • 2 for $35 [$3 shipping]
  • 3 for $50 [$2 shipping]
  • 5 for $75 [free shipping over $75]
Shipping rates should look like this. If anything comes up differently, please let me know!

If you're wondering, "Why so expensive?!" It's because you're not just paying for socks. You're also paying for Panda support to travel for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. It's whole-heartedly appreciated. I wanted to find a way for people to show their support by sending me money but also getting something (like awesome socks that everyone can wear) in return as a thank-you and a way to flaunt your Panda support.


GRIMPEUR BROS IS PAIRING #PANDAPOWER 2.0 SOCKS WITH THE 9 Dub Espresso 8 oz. bag of whole beans!!!!



1 for $18

2 for $35

3 for $50

5 for $75

If you want to mix-match sizes for the bundles, shoot me a note



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How to be PandaPower Supporter:

All sponsors behind cyclocross, gravel, and mountain bike racing teams are putting themselves out there with the hope of a return on their investment. ROI is a hard metric to measure. More often than not, blue-collar-racer investments are more of a donation to good racers’ dreams.

The two most noticeable ways to prove that racers are doing their jobs are through social media channels and proof of purchase. If you want to see the sport of cyclocross grow and believe that more money can be invested in its growth, you can help the cause. Support your favorite teams and riders. Boost them through social with likes, hearts, re-posts, re-tweets and tags. Buy from those brands and then tell everyone about it.

If you’re rolling your eyes at that request, then we’re losing. Be loud and proud of our racers and the brands behind them or else the sport stagnates and nothing will change. Plus, we all know the interwebs could use more positivity.

More money = more media = more exposure = more money and the cycle goes on…

If you race, ride, cheer, or invest in cycling and believe in this message, feel free to share and use this as a template.

People in my corner who I’m proud to work with:


Tags: #SDGteam, #PandaPower

All weekend race reports:


We have no Team Instagram Account due to sponsors changing every year.



Follow CTS for training tips and if you’re looking for a Coach, inquire about working with Sheek!



If you go out of your way to make a purchase from any of the following companies, please send an email, post a tweet, take a picture, send a message, or write on their wall about it. If the team or I influence a purchase, I want to know about it and I want to thank you personally!

Purchase #PandaPower socks version two when released and not only will you get a killer pair of socks but the power of the panda will be with you.

To make it easy, subscribe to this Twitter List and follow all our sponsors here:

TEAM Sponsors:


SDG Components

  • Official saddle
  • #rideSDG #rideingoodcompany #SDGdazzle #ShibuyaDazzle

Muscle Monster 

  • Official recovery
  • #MuscleMonster #UnleashTheBeast

Orange Seal

  • Official sealant
  • #OrangeSeal #OrangeSealed #tubeless


  • Official cockpit and wheelsets
  • #EastonAdvancage


  • Official bikes
  • #BSB9RDO #Ninerd #PedalDamnit

CCN Sport

  • Official clothing and uniform
  • #CCNsport


  • Official pedals
  • #werideCB

Kali Protectives

  • Official helmets
  • #KaliProtectives


  • Official eyewear
  • #OakleyBike

PandaPower-specific sponsors:

Women’s CX Project

  • Official domestic UCI Travel Support
  • #WCXP


  • Official drivetrain
  • #rideShimano

Kogel Bearings

  • Official bottom brackets
  • #badassbottombrackets


  • Official #PandaPower socks 
  • #sockguy


  • Official tubular tires
  • #FM_Bouyax #FMB

Feedback Sports

  • Official 
  • #FeedbackSports

Carmichael Training Systems (CTS)

  • Official coaching service
  • #CTSathlete #CTScoach 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Women's CX Project Partnership

In May 2015, I was planning a long drive out to Arizona for the Chino Grinder gravel event and needed something to listen to. I knew the Cyclocross Network existed, but I never had the time to listen to episodes from the previous season. In attempt to fill the cyclocross void of Spring, I binged-listened to Cyclocross Today for hours driving across the desert and laughed at the ramblings of Scott Dedenbach, Mr. David Palan, and Bill Schieken.

Needless to say, I befriended these nerds at the beginning of the season and finally met Scott in person at Providence. A week later Scott introduced us to Corey Green in Waterloo and once David Sheek got in a room with those two, the rest was history. Cyclocross lives in its own weird corner of the Internet and as a west coast-based racer, I’m so very grateful for the connections I’ve made over the past couple years through social media. The racing won’t last forever, but these relationships will, and I can’t wait to get started on this next adventure!

 See the official news release here: Women's CX Project takes huge step with mentoring program.

It's been such a treat to get to know the Women's CX Project this past year and witness the time and energy that Corey and Scott invest for the ladies on the team. Their passion for development and their love of the sport is infectious and I can’t think of a better group of people to stand by. The beauty of this partnership is I will still have the flexibility of planning my own program with David and the SDG Factory Team. Last season I wrote a lot about the struggles he and I faced traveling to races and working on everything out of a rental car and paying too much money in baggage fees. Yes, the Women's CX Project is going to solve a lot of those problems for us. But the biggest benefit is being part of a sister team where I can also give back to the riders. There are so many things I wish I had known in my first year as an elite and I learned a lot of lessons through many struggles. I'm looking forward to being there for this team, being a resource, sharing my experiences, and mentoring as best I can. The icing on the cake to all of this is that Courtenay McFadden has way more experience under her belt and I can't wait to chase her around and learn a lot from her as well. We're on the same west-coast-extension-sister-team of WCXP now : )

TXCX Photo by Bo Bickerstaff

Everything else about the upcoming year is still in the air, but the Women's CX Project is the home away from home. And also I'm certainly racing at the CrossVegas and Jinglecross World Cups. I'm still in the process of nailing down sponsors, and the final dollar amount will drive most of our remaining schedule and travel decisions. If you want a copy of our sponsorship proposal for the SDG Factory Team, please shoot me an email at and we will get that to you! 

Thanks for reading and I hope this is some nice news to get everyone in the spirit of #crossiscoming summer season : )