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Orlando Runners and Riders

The Almost Article
The Almost Article

John Tenney is not a fast cyclist. He is not known to “leave people in the dust”. In fact you could say he isn’t really that good an athlete. However, due to his persistence in attending as many races as he could, he finished near the top of the Florida Cyclocross rankings for 2015. The interview that follows was conducted

“If I Can Do It …”
“If I Can Do It …”

John Tenney tells us about his 2015 goals and wins. Author’s note: This started out to be a 2015 year in review but who wants to read about someone else’s accomplishments? This year, your author has decided to speak to the other athletes with words of encouragement, inspiration and all around, general, getyourassoffthecouchism. 2015 was a record year for me

Should I Join A Cycling Team?
Should I Join A Cycling Team?

You attended your first USA Cycling race and noticed something. You saw a bunch of riders in the same kits and working together. You didn’t expect to see teamwork at the entry level. “Teams? Wow, nobody told me.” Author John Will Tenney’s personal experience: “I started going to some Time Trials and noticed a lot of guys wearing the same

Disc Brake Road Bike?
Disc Brake Road Bike?

(A note from the author John Tenney: My disclaimer: I come from a math and engineering background although I don’t do a lot in those fields right now. So although this article may appear to be “techie” it’s probably full of outdated tech references. My apologies in advance. Also, I have sold this bike to my good friend Ruben who

Should I Buy a Time Trial Bike?
Should I Buy a Time Trial Bike?

This article was originally published by John Will Tenney in try-athlete.org. Reprinted here with specific permission. So you are thinking about buying a Time Trial (or Triathlon) bike. You want to know which is the best one to buy for you. Several questions come up. First of all: Why? What are you going to use it for? Are you going

Holiday Monday TT Series Race #1
Holiday Monday TT Series Race #1

We were favored with sunny skies, comfortable temperatures and light to moderate winds for the first race in our Central Florida Holiday Monday Time Trial Series on January 19th, Martin Luther King Day. Approximately 40 riders were present for the mixed distance event. We’re still adding up the results and registrations but right now it looks like 30 completed the

Holiday Monday Time Trial Series
Holiday Monday Time Trial Series

Working closely with the Central Florida Time Trial Group, our sponsors and our overseeing USA Cycling club: “Team Kyle’s Bike Shop”, we are putting on a six race Time Trial series featured on the legal holidays which fall on a Monday: January 19, February 16, May 25 (4th annual Charity Classic), July 6, September 7 (4th annual Cowbell Classic) and

Team Kyle’s Bike Shop
Team Kyle’s Bike Shop

Our cycling team, Hourglass Cycling, has joined forces with Team Kyle’s Bike Shop (Team KBS) effective January 2015. Club leaders met with Kyle Markel, owner of Kyle’s Bike Shop, several times over the last half of 2014. These meetings with Markel resulted in the merger. “It’s my goal to enable the Orlando Runners and Riders (ORR) to remain a separate

Rogue Pub Belgium Brewing Fest
Rogue Pub Belgium Brewing Fest

We were invited out to the Rogue Pub on Curry Ford Road to a Belgium Beer & Bikes Festival to set up a table. It was an excellent event and we were fortunate to have a photographer on hand from the Orlando Weekly there, Ms. Thuy Vi Gates. She took LOTS of pictures. Our favorite part was Kyle Markel from

Cowbell Classic Labor Day 40K USA Cycling Time Trial
Cowbell Classic Labor Day 40K USA Cycling Time Trial

Orlando Runners and Riders is proud to host the Third Annual Cowbell Classic as a CFL TT Group Time Trial on September 1st at 8am. It is open for all riders and bikes (must comply with USA Cycling safety requirements) on Deer Park Road in St. Cloud, FL. The venue is a 24.8 mile (40K) flat, smooth course as an