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Orlando Runners and Riders

Triathlon Season is Here
Triathlon Season is Here

March 9th kicked off the central Florida triathlon season with the Wildman Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike event at Moss Park, on Lake Mary Jane in southeast Orange County. The Sprint and My First Triathlon series continues in the same location March 10th. Our club did not have a lot of representation at this event but your author showed up to try the

Time Trial and a Trail Ride?  Why Not?
Time Trial and a Trail Ride? Why Not?

Although the cold temperatures discouraged some participants in the morning time trial, the afternoon trail ride at Snow Hill / Little-Big Econ River was well attended. The morning USA Cycling Time Trial was rather chilly. Temperatures in the low 40s, combined with a stiff breeze from the Northwest definitely added “Windburn” to the normally hazard free environment we enjoy on

Level of TT Competition Getting Pretty Tough

New records were set at the Orlando Runners and Riders Time Trial course Sunday Feb 3rd. It seems that now being a USA Cycling sanctioned event has attracted a higher level of competition. Even last week, we have Brock Brinkerhoff break the old course record of 13:30 (set by Will Rodriguez) with his own record of 13:00. That record lasted

Three Weeks of Time Trials Coming Up
Three Weeks of Time Trials Coming Up

Starting February 3rd, there will be three weeks of consecutive Sunday Morning Time Trials in the USA Cycling Time Trial Series. Each Sunday, Feb 3, 10 and 17, Registration opens at 8am on Aerospace Parkway, Orlando, FL 32828. You may also pre-register at USACycling.org. Prizes will be awarded quarterly for the following series leaders: Open TT: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Road

First USAC Time Trial Results

Our first USA Cycling time trial went smoothly with 8 riders showing some pretty good speed. The previous course record was broken by not one, but two riders. Henry Arias turned in a 13:24 time, beating Will Gonzales’s previous record of 13:30. He didn’t hold the record long. Brock Brinkerhoff shattered the record with a very impressive 13 flat! Turn

2013 Twice Monthly USA Cycling Time Trials
2013 Twice Monthly USA Cycling Time Trials

The preliminary 2013 time trial schedule is set. We have completed a full year of time trials and our club has decided to move forward with a twice-monthly series in 2013. Thanks to the effort of our members recruitment efforts and the recent alliance with the Hunter’s Creek Triathlon club we are seeing much larger (and growing) attendance numbers. With

Cat One Fitness – New Associate Sponsor
Cat One Fitness – New Associate Sponsor

Cat One Fitness is coming aboard as a new associate sponsor. Owner Adam Baskin is offering a $25 discount to all club members for a custom bicycle fitting. Baskin is known throughout Central Florida as one of the best bike fitters in the business. Let’s listen to some clients: “Adam reminded me that the best time to get fitted is

Fall-Winter Time Trial Series Update
Fall-Winter Time Trial Series Update

With only 9 races completed in the Fall-Winter series there is still time to get in and qualify for the final standings. So far more than 20 riders have competed in at least one race, but only a few have been in more than one. The event is the safest and most relaxed racing environment possible. Aerospace Parkway is deserted

Bike Works Swap Meet for Charity
Bike Works Swap Meet for Charity

Our Local Bike Shop Sponsor Bike Works has invited us to host a Swap Meet for Charity on their East Orlando location: Some Saturday in Ealry January (TBD) from 10am to 2pm. If you have items to sell please bring them. If you email us with a picture and info on the item we will post it on our events

“New Blood” for the Fall-Winter Series Time Trials
“New Blood” for the Fall-Winter Series Time Trials

It was looking like your author would be the only rider in today’s Time Trial. Fortunately, the installation of 2 new water jugs attracted some new riders to give it a try. Carlos Velasquez, Jorge Suarez, Brian Small, and Bill Van De Water joined us today to bring our “A flight” up to snuff. All four riders were able to