RCR’s January Rider of the Month

28 02 2008

Hi everyone! This will be the first installment for Recycled Cycles Racing’s Rider of the Month!

Yeah, Yeah… January is a bit behind us, but we can’t ignore the off-season for team-building. A general upbeat attitude and serious dedication are essential for making the boring “base” miles fly by.

So before we get to the end of this Month, I wanted to congragulate Brian “Rookie” Wachlarz as our January Rider of the Month!!!!

We look for riders that show the spirit, drive, and focus needed to not only be a succesful bike racer, but also a great team-mate, and an ambasador for the the team to the general public. Brian has shown that by organizing hill-rides, being a solid participant in the team rides, and basically being an unflappably good-natured team-mate. He is always there with a smile and a word of encouragement on every ride.

Congrats Brian!!!


Pre-season… The wait is killing me!

21 02 2008

The road season is fast approaching here in Seattle. Folks are gearing up for all the season openers in their favorite discipline. Racers who love/hate that clock are about to see how fruitful their season of Cycle-U TT classes were with Back-to-Back weeks of Time Trials. (Frostbite TT and The Icebreaker TT).

The quintessential NW opening series for Roadies is of course, Mason Lake with the Tour De Dung hot on it’s heels. The kids who like corners don’t have too long to wait, as the Seward Park Series is about a month off, and it’s only a matter of time before the Brad Lewis Memorial Criterium (Details on the way!)

Heck, even the trackies can get in on the act with the first classes going down just  a month away at Marymoor.

So what are we doing to train for all this stuff? One word: Ride.

In addition to the team rides on Saturdays, Rookie is busy dragging people up and down Juanita hill for repeat sessions. Steve from Recycled Cycles has been more than gracious with giving us a place to stay while we undertook RCR Team Training Camp # 2where the team realized that Whidbey does NOT in fact, have any flat points.

Adam “I’m tougher than you” Jablonski is spending more time on the trainer than most people spend with their significant others. Heck, Even I’mslowly shedding the desk-jockey life and doing Lunch rides, weekend rides,  and riding the rollers at home (shhhh, don’t tell anyone.).

The regimens are underway, the races are on the horizon, how ready are you?

Recycled Cycles Training Camp #2 Whidbey Island…

20 02 2008

You can’t escape us. Even the quiet island get-away Whidbey Island is not immune to the RCR training juggernaught! (I’ve never gotten to use the term juggernaught before. Cool!)

Here are some random pics of the Boys in Blue and Gold tearing it up in preperation for the year ahead!

Flat number....7? or was it 8?

Big thanks to Steve at Recycled Cycles for putting us up!