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Orlando Runners and Riders

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

Fall Winter Time Trial Series Ready to Start
Fall Winter Time Trial Series Ready to Start

Perfect weather allowed all riders to set new records in the prelude of the Fall-Winter Time Trial series. The temperature stayed in the high 70s to low 80s and the wind was light out of the northeast. Only 3 riders completed the course, with two late arrivals just doing the start for points. Is 7:45 am really that early? This

Communication thru Facebook
Communication thru Facebook

Most of our members check our Facebook Group and Page on a regular basis. If you want to know when the next ride is, or the next run, those are good places to start. It is fast, easy and informative. The interface allows easy posting and the ability to control what is posted and displayed. It is also very convenient

Summer Time Trial Series ends with Cowbell Classic
Summer Time Trial Series ends with Cowbell Classic

Although Tropical Storm Isaac was in the area, and probably discouraged attendance, the weather ended up being perfect for a time trial, with overcast skies, light winds and cooler temperatures prevailing at the 8am start time. Five riders enjoyed starting and finishing to the sound of a cowbell, and received double points for braving the alarmist weather reports. The first