I was at Melbourne Airport getting ready to fly to Brisbane for a business trip. It was way too early in the morning and we’re all just trying to navigate security, gates and the hunt for coffee. While waiting in line for food I run into Simon Gerrans! The dude was glowing with fitness and vibrant energy. I felt healthier just standing next to him. He was with his wife, mother and kids. Simon was probably as frazzled and stressed as anyone traveling with kids, but he took the time to have a chat and shoot a photo with me. I wanted to give him some Pink Rhino Racing schwag except all I had were the pink and blue socks I was wearing. Everybody in Australia calls him Gerro because everyone down under has a nickname even your grandmother. Here’s to Gerro - a real pro and super nice guy.
While we’re winding down our track season in the northern hemisphere, the southern part of the world is in full on race-mode. Our “Rhink Down Under” Gil has been racing at DISC and getting great results. Here’s how he did Tuesday night…
I pulled off the front with 4 laps to go. Buddy Kirk attacked and broke the group in two which allowed me to slot right in 3 back from leader. I thought I would be able to come around my friend Niall the same way I did in the 40-lap motorpace event 5 weeks ago, but he held on and beat me by a couple inches at the line.
The Rhinos had an AMAZING day at NYS Track Championships. Our 2013 state champs are Shane Ferro for the Cat 1-2-3 Women, Billy Maynard for the Cat 4 Men and Roz Patterson for the Cat 4 Women.
The women, including Jen Nordhem and Iliana Rabun-Wood, made a clean sweep of the gold and silver medals every event!
Lucas Koehler held it down for the Cat 1-2-3 Men and won the gold for the team sprint and grabbed a bronze in the scratch race.
Last but not least, a huge shout out to Brean Shea for being the best soigneur/mechanic/coach we could ask for. What a great ending to a great track season.
Congrats to Brean & Iliana on placing first male & first female (and 10th overall) at the Friday The 13th Alleycat last night.
Hunter Mountain Spring Classic, May 2013
You’d think after doing the same race twice in one season and having pretty awful results, the idea of doing it a third time would be completely out of the question. Part of me wanted to never go to Hunter Mountain again after doing the Spring Classic and then the disastrous Summer Classic. Not only did I get dropped (again), but also ended up 20 miles off course with no cell service, no food, no water, no money and with a slow leak in my rear tire. Fun!
DWEEB ALERT. Hey, how about you try waking up at 3am, race your bike and see if you look any cooler afterwards. #crca #mengoni #centralpark #earlytobedearlytoshred #pinkrhinoracing
Just two bike racers popping the skinny arm pose. Thanks to Dave Bachman for making our 6am funtimes possible.
OMG, Rhinos in the wild!
Come out to our track clinic on August 4!
Jen took second at Zeppelin Crit last weekend in NJ. Thanks to team EPS/CSS for hosting such a rad race!
Second place at Zeppelin Crit W4! #critkillah #poppinbottles #earlytobedearlytoshred #pinkrhinoracing
rides a Low Bicycles track bike
photographed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn
prior to the start…
Picked up my #redhookcrit prize for fastest female qualifier! Thanks @david_august_trimble for the @timbuk2 backpack. Finally, a bag to keep me organized when I travel to races! Thanks again guys!