By guest KIT blogger, Chris Chapron My basement is filled with hobby clutter: kid clothes, tools, auto parts and most importantly, bike equipment. Each item has its place; there are drawers of old cassettes, new cassettes, spare shifters, pedals, brake pads. If it was on my bike and still has a use, it’s still there – nothing gets thrown away. After all, there is always a friend who might need it in a pinch, or it could suffice as a suitable back up. However, there are a few parts or cycling items that stand out, conjuring colorful images of past events. One such item is a pair of Specialized MTB Gloves (shown here).
Sports: Cycling, Swimming, Aquabikes, and NOW triathlons again after a 17+ year hiatus! Favorite Event: Bike race: Yarmouth Clam Festival; Aquabike: Lobsterman Strengths: Figuring out when to squeeze in a workout between my job and the kids; long distance (both biking and swimming) and power sprints on the bike Entry into endurance sports: Probably in high school when I would play both the Varsity and then JV lacrosse games (in the same afternoon) because of lack of players, but I did my first full triathlon when I was 13 and bike race when I was 17 Years competing in endurance sports: 20+
Sports: Cycling Favorite Event: Floyd Bennet Field Race in Brooklyn. It’s an old air field that’s flat and windy. 2.9 mile circuit where most of the race the field PutsTHD. Strengths: Short crits, moderate hills Entry into endurance sports: Started in 2000 competing in El Tour de Tucsan Century Perimeter Race Years competing in endurance sports: 12
Sports: Cycling, Bouldering, Trail Running, Skateboarding Favorite Event: Northampton Cross and Sterling Road Race Strengths: Above average Microsoft Excel Skills, so, a detailed analysis of performance after hammer was put down. Complete with pie chart and/or bar graph. Entry into endurance sports: I bought my first bicycle with gears on my 30th birthday, started with the Maine Time Trial Series the following year. Years competing in endurance sports: 5