The first race of the cycling road season is in the books for the Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team. The traditional kick-off to the season, Long Run Park in Louisville, KY happened today. And Texas Roadhouse came away with the premier Cat 1/2/3 race. Standing on the top step of the podium was Ryan Shean. In the photo is our new mascot Bubba the Water Bottle. Stay tuned for more of adventures from Bubba.
Update: Race report from Ryan Shean: “Our guys and the Bissell-ABD guys went to the front and started sending attacks early. A small group with Colton and 4-5 others went up the road and I bridged up with one other guy. We were almost caught when John Jacobs attacked and I followed him. We eventually caught a guy way up the road and the three of us took the gap out to about a minute. With a lap to go we were about to be caught by a small group with KP and two bissell guys. I let JJ and the other guy in our trio lead me out for the win and KP nearly caught us, picking up 5th.”
A select team of Texas Roadhouse Cycling racers showed up to compete in the USA Crit Series “Glencoe GP” in Glencoe, IL. A stacked field of teams and racers took to the clockwise course of up and down streets in the picturesque Chicago suburb. With a break gone for the entire race, the sprint was for 5th place. Against the mighty Pro teams of United Healthcare, Jamis Sutter Home and Athlete Octane, Texas Roadhouse Cycling racer Chad Burdzilauskas was able to bring it home for a sold 8th place.
Chad Burdzilauskas leads Kyle Perry around Glencoe.
RJ Stuart on his Cervélo S5
John Grant on his Cervélo R3 before his big crash took him out of the race.
RJ Stuart full gas, even after a couple of restarts.
RJ in the Mix
Some of the Texas Roadhouse Cycling crew went to Berlin, TN to race the “Hell of the South” event (Saturday March 29th, 2014). Rain was all around, but that did not deter our crew from putting in big efforts. In the Masters 50+ race, Louisville, KY resident, Curtis Tolson took the top Rock! As for the Elite Team… we will give that report later. Thanks to the promoter and volunteers for making that fun race happen. Rain, Harsh pavement, dirt/gravel section and 78 miles in the Pro/1/2 made it… well… Hell!
Tolson wins the Masters 50+ Hell of the South
The booty from Hell of the South
Getting ready to head out on a long training ride… with new partner MRI Endurance!
Mixing MRI Edge for a training ride!
Winter training in Florida for Curtis Tolson, Eric Barnett and Steve Hulsman. The perks of being Masters racers.
From Tim Hargrave, “I was walking around Shibuya station in the heart of Tokyo and saw a TRH kit hanging in the bike store. Caught me off guard. Pretty cool.” We agree Tim! That’s the power of SMS Santini… world wide distribution.