Ben Kalama

Ben Kalama

Bio: Ben Kalama, a California native, comes to us as a seasoned avocado farmer. With cuts and scrapes to prove it, he is the ultimate big wave surfer. Ben resides in Northampton with his beloved cat, Kiki, and is often seen driving around his 3rd Geo Prizm (which was designed and built in California).

Bikes: Felt Z85, Fit TRL3, Iro Angus, Specialized Allez, Crux, SX Trail, P. Slope, P. 3, and Rockhopper.

Favorite Co-Worker: Finn

Cars Owned: 1997 Geo Prizm LSI, 1994 Geo Prizm, 1995 Geo Prizm LSI

Talk To Me About: Bikes, XC Skis, and sammichez

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Pete Shadbegian

Pete Shadbegian

Bio: Pete Shadbegian, comes to us as a seasoned Subaru driver and MX racer. On his days off you can find him on the slopes of Mt.Snow or in the Trails!

Weapon of Choice: Rossignol Soul 7 and Santa Cruz Bronson

Favorite Shoes: Cons

Favorite Co-Worker: Norm

Talk To Me About: Skis

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Charlie Canalizo

Charlie Canalizo

Bio: Charlie is a Long Island boy who has lived in the “Valley” for the past 25 years. Charlie can be found wherever there is epic snowfall. He’s been known to chase storms like fellow riders chase him on a bike, in the woods and on the road! In his spare time, Charlie loves boating and fishing.

Weapon of Choice: DPS Wailer 99, Rossignol Super 7, Specialized S-Works Camber, Specialized Diverge

Favorite Trail: Anyone that has freshies

Favorite Co-Worker: Finn

Talk To Me About: Skis, bikes, or boats. And Finn.

 

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Dave Buckley

Dave Buckley

Bio: Dave’s a local guy that dreams of retiring in Hermosa Beach, California. When he's not California dreaming, he teaches 7th grade English at Frontier Regional Middle School. Referred to as the best English teacher Frontier Regional has ever seen, Dave also spends his time riding bikes and ripping around Mount Snow. He has one daughter, Emma, who currently attends Salve Regina in Newport, Rhode Island.

Weapon of choice: Blizzard Peacemaker, Dynastar Powertrack 89, Specialized Roubaix, Specialized Carbon Epic Expert, Specialized Enduro Expert 

Favorite Trail: Ledge at Mount Snow

Favorite Band: The Rolling Stones

Favorite Co-Worker: Finn

Talk To Me About: Bikes, skis and anything Red Sox! 

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Geoff Christoph

Geoff Christoph

Bio: Often seen hiding in his mancave, Geoff spends the majority of his days riding his hot pink, Specialized Crux, with his wife Laura. Due to the constant demands of his 'meat and cheese only' diet, Geoff uses the protein from these meals to do crossfit and ski around New England. Geoff and Laura are also the proud parents of three cats Pouncer, Monkey, and Pokey.

Favorite Color: Pink 

Favorite Car: Unimog

Least Favorite Co-Worker: Finn 

Talk To Me About: Bikes and skis 

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Justin McMenamin

Justin McMenamin

Bio: When Justin is not at the shop working on bikes, he is often seen spending quality time with his Son, Ezra, on bikes and skis. Riding mountain bikes in the early years of his life, Justin switched gears into the intense downhill racing scene. Voted 'Most Likely To Succeed,' you can also find Justin shredding around Mount Snow and Berkshire East on his Dynastar Chams. 

Favorite Bikes: Specialized Demo 8 and Specialized Enduro

Favorite Skis: Dynastar Cham

Favorite Co-Worker: Finn

Talk To Me About: Bikes

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Neil Sotirakopoulos

Neil Sotirakopoulos

Bio: Originally from New Hampshire, Neil moved to the Valley in 2012. After an epic career of working as a film maker, web developer, and marketing specialist, Neil decided to venture East. Living in his Volkswagen camper for two years with his beautiful wife, Kerry, they established their new lives in Western Massachusetts. During the winter months you can spot him skinning up Mount Sugarloaf, Toby or some lesser known local hills with his dog Koda.

Ski Quiver:

AT:  Armada JJs / Fritschi Vipec / Scarpa Maestrale RS

On Piste: J Allplay / Look Pivot 14 / Full Tilt High Five

Favorite Trail: Retallack

Favorite Co-Worker: Finn

Favorite Outerwear: Orage

Favorite Lubricant: PB Blaster

Talking To Me About: Skiing!

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Nick Rufe

Nick Rufe

Bio: Whether he's making new mountain biking trails or shredding on his dirt bike, Nick can also be seen putting a factory finish on ski tunes. Nick likes to spend his time skiing at Stowe Mountain in Vermont. A passionate Dynastar Cham salesman, he can also assist you in mountain bike sales.  

Weapon of Choice:  

Ski: Dynastar Cham HM 94

Bike: Riding 650b+ and lovin' it!

Favorite Place To Ride: Stowe, VT, Jackson Hole, WY, Earl's Trails

Favorite Co-Worker: Finn

Talk To Me About: Skis (especially the Dynastar Cham), bikes, and ill portage 

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Norm Flye

Norm Flye

Bio: Constantly priming his fleet of nine bikes, Norm is an avid cyclist from Western Massachusetts. Working in the bike industry for 31 years, he spends his free time riding bikes and exploring Thailand with his girlfriend, Pannapa. When he is finally able to catch a break from his adventures, Norm can be seen perfecting his hair style for all of his Snapchat followers. If you're lucky, you may be able to find his username! 

Favorite Bike: Firefly Mountain Bike

Favorite Employee: Finn

Talk To Me AboutBikes and bike repairs

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Bio: A Western Massachusetts native, Scott's affinity for bikes began when he used to hang around bike shops in Agawam, Massachusetts after school. His riding career started with mountain bikes and it later spread to the demanding world of Cyclocross. Scott comes to us as a decorated Cyclocross athlete and talented bike mechanic.

Favorite Ski: Blizzard Brahma with a King-Pin binding

Favorite Co-Worker: Finn 

Talk To Me About: Scott goggles, Smith helmets, bikes and bike repairs

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