Revealed: Lauren Patterson moves to Honda 450r

February 10, 2016  •  7 Comments


Back to back MidwestXC Women's champion, Lauren Patterson, is moving up from her 2001 Honda 400ex.  Starting out four years ago on a 2012 Honda 250ex, she will be riding the proven 450r platform in 2016.

Stripping the 450 down to the frame, the crew at 834 Powder Coating were able to add some color.  Brian Knapp of Knapp Racing took on the task of putting the bike back together.



After reassembly, Spider Graphix went to work on bringing some life to the bare plastics with an awesome graphics kit.



After the build was complete, there was only one thing left to do...get some seat time!



I am very excited to have Lauren on my team for the 2016 season!!

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Lauren would like to thank all of the sponsors that have helped make it possible for her to race:



David Johnston(non-registered)
Awesome series; great shots, looking awesome!
Pat Jones(non-registered)
Fantastic pics of my fantastic granddaughter !!!
Ginger fino(non-registered)
Got to say I was in awe when I seen the 1st photos of Lauren & the 450 being done! I just wanted to shout out look at these amazing pics of my niece taken by Maz Photography! So I did.... I have shared them with everyone!You definitely nailed it Matt! "1 proud Aunt"!
Heather Patterson(non-registered)
All I can say is these pics are amazing! Months ago when Matt pitched this idea to us I never thought it was going to be anything to this scale of professionalism. I listened to Matt for months plan ideas and doubt his ability to do "Portrait" photos. I heard countless time this may fail I am an action photographer. Knowing him quite well, knowing he tends to be a bit of a perfectionist a little OCD and his worst critic, I just kinda ignored his complaints. Well I think it is now safe to say you are a "portrait" photographer now Mr. Zick!
Being there through the whole shoot I was constantly saying to myself "I have no clue what either Matt or Jason were talking about"... still don't ;). I put my trust in them knowing they knew exactly what they were doing and they killed it!!! Thank you both you should be proud of yourselves and in your work. I am grateful that you chose my Crazy Girl to experience this journey with you.
What a amazing job on these pics ... But when you have a true Beauty like Lauren Rae to capture I'm sure it made the job a little easier !! ;) give'em hell this season sis
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