Friday, December 14, 2007

San Diego Hall of Champions

I just wanted to share this photo of Iggy being inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions. Race season is going to start before you know...I am predicting big things.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Univision Story

The Spanish language channel, Univision, did a really cool video on Iggy (Click link on right, Persiguiendo un Sueno), just click on the video to the right of the screen. It is in Spanish, but still worth watching even if you don't speak the language. Great video.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Message

First, I would like to thank God for everything that he is giving us everyday. Just to wake up the very next day is a gift that I think most of us take for granted. I could go on and on but I won't. I would like to thank everyone who is helping us in acheving Iggy's dream. Like my friend Ted says, who is responsible for not only setting up our blog but also constantly putting up with me, for that matter I would like to thank everyone for putting up with me and my craziness. There are just so many people to thank the list would be huge and if you know me you know it's really hard for me to sit still especially in front of a computer. I'm already going crazy , my butt hurts from sitting, and I'm getting really antsy. So we at Iggy racing would just like to wish everyone to "GET IGGY WITH IT"! and have a fantastic THANKSGIVING.

Daddy Iggy

Iggy and Friends at ADT

Here are some photos of Iggy at ADT taken a few days ago. As you can see, he keeps some fast company. Iggy will be heading back to Europe in the near future, I will update you all as soon as I get the specifics.

Iggy and Justin

Iggy with Andy from Shimano

Iggy, Magnus and Taylor

Group Photo

Another of Iggy, Magnus and Taylor

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fixed Gear Fever Interview!!!

If you all haven't seen it, please go read Iggy's Interview at Fixed Gear Fever. We would like to thank Scott and FGF for giving the kid the exposure! I especially like the part about Iggy II. Loud? Noooooooo!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Iggy and Dana's Crosstraining

Iggy or Dana in their rock climbing gear

I just got off of the phone with Iggy II and he told me that Iggy and Dana are planning on going rock climbing tomorrow. Kids crack me up. As you probably know, we are having the biggest wildfires in California history right now and I am pretty sure that most places for natural rock climbing are not too safe. I asked Iggy II what they planned on wearing and I was able to snap this photo of one of them in their rock climbing gear. I am in no way making light of the fires, just that the kids are going on with life, business as usual.

On a more serious note, my parents lost their home in the Cedar Fire, as did Eddie B. My parents house was one of the first to burn in the Cedar Fire, since their home borders the Cleveland National Forest. It is real touch and go, as I type this, at my parents house which they rebuilt after the Cedar Fire. Cost makes it near impossible for many people to afford fire insurance in many of these areas, if is available at all. If my parents lose this house, they do not have the money to rebuild. Our prayers are with not only my family and Eddie B., but everyone who is being impacted by this fire.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Photos from ADT by Miss Brittany

We would like to thank Brittany for taking a bunch of great photos at ADT. I would much rather look at photos than have to read all of the stuff I write. Photos Rock.

Iggy racing would also like to congratulate Sean Olin for the birth of his son Anthony Joseph Olin

Iggy III and Iggy II

Ballers were in the house

Team Rock

This shirt says it all

Deep thought?

I can do that

Madison at the San Diego Velodrome

Unfortunately I had to work all last weekend and was unable to attend the 2 day Madison, which Iggy and Dana Alia won. Here is an excellent write up on the 2 day event at

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thank you!

We would like to thank Mathu and everyone at Diamo USA for donating a scooter to Iggy Racing. As soon as we get some photos of Iggy and the scooter at the velodrome, we will be sure to post them.

We would also like to thank Motel 6 and their corporate office, Thank you so much for helping us out. Iggy Racing would like to say thank you for leaving the light on.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Race Season is Winding Down...

Race season has really slowed down, as usual, the past month. Track Nat's were in Carson last week and there was a fun time had by all. Davis Phinney was kind enough to send us a photo of his son, Taylor, with Iggy taken at ADT. B-Iggy said that Davis was a very nice person and was happy to have met him.

Iggy with 6'4" Taylor

This Friday evening and Saturday day, there is the last racing of the year at the San Diego Velodrome. I am pretty sure they are having a two day Madison. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and check out the action. Some fast guys will be competing and the Madison is some good stuff. Rumor has it that Iggy will be returning to Europe in the near future which is more good news. I will fill you all in as I get the specifics.

Thank you for reading and I promise to keep you all up to date on what Iggy is up to.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Rock Racing on Fixed Gear Fever

Here and here are a couple of articles on Rock Racing that you may find interesting. I did.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Encino Velodrome Far West Championships

Iggy was in Encino this past weekend getting in some Track time. It was good to see that Justin Williams is back at it and doing well. In case you don't remember, he was involved in that huge crash at Junior Nationals and had to be airlifted out. He and Iggy took second, in front of Rahsaan Bahati and Austin Carroll, two of Rock Racing's pro team members. Morris Haldane and Friedick Mariano, also of Rock Racing, took Fifth. Pretty impressive performance for Rock Racing, 2nd, 3rd and fifth. Good job guys. Jeez, I was going to type out the other results as well, but I wanted to mention all of the other Rock Racing members, as well as Iggy, since they kicked such major butt. I know, I know, I am very biased, but have a look...Rock Racing Team Members are in Red.


Place Lic. No. First Name Last Name Team
1 192670 Austin Carroll Rock Racing
2 166264 Iggy Silva Rock Racing
3 25130 Haldane Morris Rock Racing
4 197322 Aron Gadhia Kahala La Grange
5 116625 Rahsaan Bahati Rock Racing


PlaceLic. No.First

1 181725 Daniel Holloway VMG Racing
2 116625 Rahsaan Bahati Rock Racing
3 201874 Sergio Hernandez Rock Racing
4 197322 Aron Gadhia Kahala La Grange
5 238294 Paul Che Five Star Fish


Place Lic. No. First Name Last Name Team
1 192670 Austin Carroll Rock Racing
2 181725 Daniel Holloway VMG Racing
3 116625 Rahsaan Bahati Rock Racing
4 166264 Iggy Silva Rock Racing
5 197322 Aron Gadhia Kahala La Grange
6 25130 Haldane Morris Rock Racing
7 201874 Sergio Hernandez Rock Racing
8 238294 Paul Che Five Star Fish


Place Lic. No. First Name Last Name Team
1 181725 Daniel Holloway VMG Racing

120588 Sterling Magnell Rock Racing
2 166264 Iggy Silva Rock Racing

197316 Justin Williams
3 192670 Austin Carroll Rock Racing

116625 Rahsaan Bahati
4 238294 Paul Che Time Factory

37101 John Walsh
5 25130 Haldane Morris Rock Racing

12421 Mariano Friedick
6 160686 Andrew Kruse Silver Cycling

108493 Tony Trattenero
7 147663 Cassandra Holman Home Depot Center

157517 Catherine Fiedler


Place Lic. No. First Name Last Name Team
1 197316 Justin Williams Rock Racing
2 230231 Jimmy Watkins AIAGE
3 182996 Richard Kim Kahala La Grange
4 201250 Douglas Northcott CyclingScience.Org
5 49928 Eric Manuel Planet-X Bikes
Match Sprint

Place Lic. No. First Name Last Name Team
1 197316 Justin Williams Rock Racing
2 87757 Ryan Watson Team Watson
3 182996 Richard Kim Kahala La Grange
4 246923 Danny Heeley Penisula Cycling Club
5 201250 Douglas Northcott CyclingScience.Org


Place Lic. No. First Name Last Name Team
1 197316 Justin Williams Rock Racing
2 201250 Douglas Northcott CyclingScience.Org
3 182996 Richard Kim Kahala La Grange
4 87757 Ryan Watson Team Watson
5 246923 Danny Finneran Major Motion
6 230231 Jimmy Watkins AIAGE
7 252690 Jack Lindquist Swarm!
8 246923 Danny Heeley Penisula Cycling Club
9 190282 Matt Donovan CyclingScience.Org
10 56034 Tom Rieber Lambda Cycling Foundation

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Iggy Is Back In The USA, Ladies...

Oh, yes, it is a glorious day for ladies all over San Diego, and the US of A, for that matter...Iggy has returned. I was getting swamped with questions about when he would return, well that happened on Tuesday evening. Security was tight even though secrecy about his return was well shrouded. Anyways, here is a snippet I just received from USA Cycling regarding his trip to Belgium. more thing, he said he really had a good time over there and cannot wait to go back, I will post more once I get some info out of him.

  • A group of 17-18-year-olds continued junior racing in Europe last week in the Omloop Vlaamse Gewesten. Iggy Silva (San Diego, Calif./Rock Racing) was the top finisher for the U.S. National squad in 37th place. Joseph Kukkola (Indianapolis, Ind./Nova Cycle Sports) completed the race in 47th, Joey Rosskopf (Decatur, Ga./Aarons-L5 Flyers) in 65th, Robert Bush (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Flyers-Texas Roadhouse) in 68th and Brett Jacoby (Wind Gap, Pa./Gotham Cyclists) in 87th out of the more than 200 riders who started the August 19 race.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Kind Words

Here is a letter that was sent to Iggy from Pat Jak of Fitness Vantage, Iggy Pop wanted me to include it on the blog...

Been meaning to send you a note ever since Vince forwarded me your Nationals results. Congrats, man!
And a second one is in order based on your recent results in Belgium. Great job to fight your way into the break and get a top ten finish. In Europe no less! I have a feeling it is the first of many.
Iggy, I want you to know some things. Us old guys that never had a chance to do what you are doing are living vicariously through you. And we love it. I look back fondly on my college days, road trips to races, bonding with teammates, and can only imagine what it is like for you. Cherish and savor this time.
I also have to let you know I raced against your coach, Ben Sharp, in college. At the time he was at Indiana University and I was at Miami (OH). He regularly kicked our asses and is not just a solid, strong rider himself but an excellent and highly respected student of our sport. So be sure to listen to every word he says. Ask as many questions of him as you can. Basically become a sponge and soak it all up. This is the beginning of your future.
And you should know that you are the future of cycling. Take pride in it. Our sport has been damaged in the past and you are a refreshing change that can return a positive light to the road.
Now I'm rambling. But I look back to the Omnium 3 years ago. You impressed me then with your poise. Two riders came in on you from either side and chopped your wheel, and you held steady. But it wasn't just your handling that was so smooth. It was your ability to keep a level head. To stay in control of yourself, your emotions, and the situation. You held strong and ended up passing right by them. Maintain that discipline as it will help you through any situation you find yourself - on and off the bike.
I have the utmost faith that in the future I will be reading results sheets of some of the greatest races on the cycling calendar and find your name. Keep it up and know we are supporting you the entire way. If you need anything, have any questions, or are looking for someone to ride with, never hesitate to email or call.
Remember, hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
Your domestique,

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Belgium Update and a Couple of Cool Photos

I just got off of the phone with the kid in Belgium. He told me that they are riding with 4 riders since two of them crashed out yesterday. He said he and one of the other boys totally trashed themselves today early on, not knowing which breaks to go with and which ones to let go. I told him just to chalk it up to a learning experience and he agreed. He said they finished in the group today and wasn't sure of their placings overall. Tomorrow is the last day of the stage race. We keep the calls short since I am not sure what the calls cost. We have the same carrier, but I am not sure if it is free even though his Aunt was nice enough to pay the extra $$$ so his phone would work over there. I am sorry I did not find out the boys names who crashed out, just in case their parents are reading this. I am sure they probably know by now and I am assuming that the crashes weren't too bad.

Iggy at the San Diego Velodrome with Stephen(UCSD) in the foreground and Matt Johnson (5 Star Fish) in the background
photo: Lewis Abulafia

Iggy and the boys at Nationals winning the Team Pursuit
photo: Eyecon

Monday, August 6, 2007

Race Update From Belgium

Here is a portion of an email forwarded to us by Ben Sharp. It was written by Geoff Proctor who has been in Belgium with the 15/16 year program for the past 3 weeks and has just returned...

"I was with the Jr 15/16's yesterday for their last race, but I got the scoop from Erly on the 17/18's. Their first race (a pretty big one--Interclub), the Johan Museeuw Classic, took in a big lap interweaved with two small laps that incorporated a pretty tough 1.5 km section of cobbles. We rode them the Thursday before and it was very hard, but the guys said in the race, the pave wasn't so bad. It pretty much went as first races over here go, tough, mechanicals, taking it all in. Joey Rosskopf finished 49th and Rob Bush and Iggy Silva were in the 50's. Brett Jacoby broke his seat, Joe Kukolla a spoke and JP Leclair was under the weather.

Today, I got the opportunity to work with the guys at the local Izegem kermesse and I was pleased with their rides. We had a little team meeting before to go over some things and then it was game on. 22 x 4 km. The first really hot day here and after an initial break was brought back, we had both Iggy Silva and Brett Jocoby in the 8 man break that stayed away the rest of the race. Joe Kukolla rode an animated race in the chase but didn't realize the officials were going to make his group stop with 3 laps to go. So he really didn't sprint for his placing. Same thing for Joey Rosskopf who was in the next group back. Live and learn. JP Leclair and Rob Bush both flatted out. In the end, Iggy fought hard to finish 6th and Brett came in a tired, but creditable 8th place. Joe Kukolla came 15th and Joey Rosskopf 31st from a 60 rider field."

Thursday, August 2, 2007

USA Cycling Communications

Here is the communique from USA Cycling regarding the European trip...

  • Another group of junior riders will be making the trip across the Atlantic to tackle a series of races from the home base of Izegem, Belgium next week. These races will include the Ronde van Antwerpen from August 9-12 as well as a few one-day local races and several track races. Joseph Kukolla (Indianapolis, Ind./Nova Cycle Sports), Robert Bush (Louisville, Ky./KY Flyers-Texas Roadhouse), Brett Jacoby (Wind Gap, Pa./Gotham Cyclists), JP LeClair (Moraga, Calif./Adobe Schwalbe-Lomabrdi Sports), Iggy Silva (San Diego, Calif./Rock Racing) and Joseph Rosskopf (Decatur, Ga./Aarons-L5 Flyers) are among the youngsters expected to make the trip.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

USA Cycling Junior National Team

Iggy has been selected to race for the USA Cycling Junior National Team in Belgium come August. Here is his racing schedule for those of you who may be interested. A big congrats go out to Iggy for his hard work and perseverance. Have a safe trip, Iggy.

July 31-Aug.1 – Travel to Brussels

Aug. 4 – 120 km semi-classic in Gistel, BE

Aug. 5 – kermesse in Izegem, BE

Aug. 7 - Track

Aug. 9-12 – Ronde van Antwerpen in Antwerp , BE

Aug. 14 - Track

Aug. 15 – kermesse

Aug. 19 - Semi Classic (1.1) in Belgium

Aug. 20 – return to the United States

More Photos From Nationals

Tina Wrona was kind enough to send me these photos of Iggy on his way to winning another Championship Jersey in the Criterium. Thank you again, Tina!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Iggy Winning the National Title

Phoenix Sports Technology was kind enough to send us a copy of Iggy crossing the finish line to win the National title.

E-mail from Iggy Pop

I can't resist the Iggy Pop thing, I hope some of you get it, this is the last time. I just got this email from Iggy's dad and thought I should post it in its entirety...

we are home. I will call you as soon as I get home. I'm at the coffee shop. Guess What? We just got word yesterday at about 2:p.m. that your boy has been selected to represent the U.S. National team in Belgium. Check this out, he leaves July 31st on our Saint Day which is San Ignacio de Loyola, also if my father were alive today he would be 97 yrs. of age on that day. So not only do we want to thank the people in Colorado who have selected Iggy but first and foremost God for giving Iggy the strength and the ability to keep going. And to my Dad Iggy's grandfather who would always play cards with Iggy while holding him in betweeen his legs and letting him win. On the day that Iggy will be in the sky to Belgium we would like to wish Grandpa a Happy birthday and Happy Saint's Day. Thank you everyone for believing in us we will not disappoint you. After all you can't loose when you have God on your side.

Daddy Iggy

P.s. Son I'm proud of you.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Justin was unable to race due the the major crash the day before. He was airlifted to the hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery

I just went out to my car to get my cell phone and no sooner did I pick it up, the thing rings. It is Big Iggy calling from Pennsylvania, and all he says is,"Iggy won!". What an amazing feat, we are so proud of him. Iggy put little Iggy on the phone, and as usual, he was cool as a cucumber. The Kid cracks me up. I will post photos as soon as I get them. Here are the results...

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Two Iggy's Return to Pennsy

I spoke with Iggy late yesterday and they made it back to Pennsylvania safe and sound. Iggy said it wasn't too hot and the humidity wasn't so bad. He has a whole week to acclimate for next weekends events, so that should be good.

I wanted to thank Seven Spring Mountain Resort for helping make the Silva's stay a nice one, not only this year, but last year as well. Iggy Sr. said the people at the resort are awesome and need to be acknowledged. A big thank you goes out to the following people(I am sorry if I am forgetting some of you).

Melissa and Rob

As always, I will keep you updated with Iggy's results.

Thank you for reading.

Friday, July 6, 2007

More Photos by Amara Boursaw

Here are the boys on their way to winning the Team Pursuit

The award ceremony

The winners with their support crew

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Madison Photos by Amara Boursaw

Amanda Boursaw was kind enough to let us use these photos on the blog for free. She is a young college student who takes photos at cycling events to make money for college. Iggy Racing would like to thank her for her generosity. Check out her site for some awesome photos.

'The Diesel' has got nothing on 'The Freight Train', Justin Williams of Team Rock. You really need to see this kid ride in person.

I may be a bit biased, but this kid has one of the smoothest pedal strokes I have seen

I've said it before...It is awesome how these kids are all such great friends as well as competitors

The Kid and Iggy's Pop ;)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Nationals Update!

Junior Nationals Team Pursuit Champions!

I can't help but think...any of these kids could snap my legs off

Iggy, Justin Williams, both of Rock Racing, Nik Reinert and JP LeClair won Gold in the Team Pursuit. Not only did they win, but they won by over 5 seconds. Talk about killing it. We here at Iggy racing are ecstatic. Tonight is the scratch race and Iggy may stay through tomorrow to race with the Elites before moving on to Pennsy. I will keep you all updated and post photos as I get them.

Iggy and his number one fan. Pops.

Anyone who shows off road rash so proudly is ok in my book

Monday, July 2, 2007

Jr. Nationals Update

Just a quick update for those of you who don't want to go to the USA Cycling website...Iggy placed...

5th in the points race. A bit of gear choice confusion could have cost some places. I think Iggy was the only 16 year old on the podium, but don't quote me on that. Regardless, watch out for the Kid next year. You can take that tip to Vegas.

2nd in the Madison with Justin Williams. GO TEAM ROCK!!!

Good job Iggy, we are all very proud of you!

Iggy's Daddy got most enthusiastic we didn't already know that? I think he earned that crown years ago and has never given it up. Too bad we all didn't grow up with fathers who cared so much.

Tomorrow is the Team Pursuit and the Scratch race. I will keep you posted.

Some Fun Photos From Jr. Nats

Iggy's Dad sent me some photos he took at Jr. Nationals in Colorado. Here are a couple of my favorites.

This photo really says a lot about the atmosphere at Jr. Nats. This photo tells me that not only do these kids compete against one another, but are friends with one another as well. Priceless photo. Makes you want to be a kid again, doesn't it?

This photo is on Coryn Rivera and her family. They sat in front of us at Jr. States in San Diego. This young girl beats grown women in Road, Track and even Cyclocross races. She totally rocks!