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Author Archive for Grand Poobah

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Wayne Keller Photo of James Scianimanico enjoying a post race beer at the Airport TT

2017 Airport TT Season Summary

When Tim Molyneaux of Topview Sports told us we could take over the Airport TT series, we were thrilled. It’s always been a favorite of ours and it’s right here in our hometown, not far from our primary sponsor’s shop, Kyle’s Bike Shop. From the picture to the left, you can tell that we (and […]

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This Thing Called Cyclocross

This Thing Called Cyclocross

As I sit on my porch drinking a cup of coffee, a practice which I highly recommend, I think back to about 24 hours ago when I was doing the same thing on a different porch, in a different city. At that time, I expected to do the same thing again in the future. It […]

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The first season of ORR running the Airport TT is complete. It was very successful

Airport Time Trial Report

Our third Airport Time Trial is coming up on August 15th. The weather should cooperate for this one. The last one, not so much. However, we got some great coverage about our bravery for racing in the rain. One of our riders, Wayne Keller, wrote up a great article about us. Here is an excerpt: […]

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Us Doing Stuff

Us Doing Stuff

(Club President John Will Tenney had a rare opportunity to set a state record recently. Here is his story.) “Hey you want to set a state record?” That kind of question will always get my attention, of course. Nathan Rogut and Carl Sundquist had an idea. They felt the cycling velodrome at Brian Piccolo Park […]

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XFL 2017 Report:  "No More Heroics"

XFL 2017 Report: “No More Heroics”

No More Heroics As I was getting ready to attempt my fourth state crossing on my bicycle (participating in Space Coast Freewheelers’ Cross Florida Ride), I reviewed my goals: Finish in under 10 hours Finish without pain Finish Don’t die This year I had done a lot of off road riding as training, but not […]

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Holiday Monday TT Series

Holiday Monday TT Series

For the third year running, we will continue the Holiday Monday Time Trial series on Deer Park Road, in St. Cloud. Dates scheduled are Jan 16, Feb 20, May 29 and Sep 4 (the Sixth Annual Cowbell Classic) We are pleased once again to have the support of the Osceola County Sheriffs Office (OCSO). Tommy […]

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USA Triathlon Club

USA Triathlon Club

We are official now! As of December 7, 2016, we have started a club called “Orlando Runners and Riders” with USA Triathlon. Who is on the Team? As of right now we have: John Tenney Randy Durkee Luis Lora Gabrielle Suver Darren Hill We expect other members to be joining shortly. Who is Welcome to […]

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Cross Race Fever

Cross Race Fever

Course design is coming along for the First Annual East Orlando Cross Fest, coming up on November 12&13 at Lake Rise Action Sports Park. JP Russo (JPR Sports) is helping us with stakes and extra barriers. Monday at 10am is our first course setup meeting, at the park (903 Ponchos Lane in between Bithlo and […]

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WAR #2

WAR #2

Race report from John Tenney about the 2nd Wicked Awesome Racing Cyclocross event in Dade City, FL. 2016 October 16 Today I raced Cat 3 at WAR #2. For an explanation of why I am in Cat 3 see the sidebar below. Following this race report there will be a discussion about how to use […]

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Hello, My Name is Mark

Hello, My Name is Mark

This is the second article of what we hope will be a weekly series. This article is reprinted in entirety with permission from Team Kyle’s Bike Shop. I’m a transportation safety & crash investigator for the USDOT. I was a State Trooper for 10 years and I know what State Statute 316 has to say […]