Coming back

Coming back

I got back into cycling at 45 after taking a couple decades off for kids, career and a host of other excuses. After training hard for a year I had seriously plateaued and needed to learn how to train smart. In the Fall of 2013, at 46, I started training with Coach OB and by Spring I was not only out-riding guys who had dominated me just months before, but I was racing and placing well against guys in their teens and twenties. OB’s training has taken me from cat 5 to cat 3 in four months and next year I’m looking to grab some podiums, help my team and shoot for cat 2…all at the youthful age of 48. Thanks OB!

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The switch flicked!

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Don – 3rd at Eagle Township Cat 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the things I love about my job as a coach is when one of my riders does well!  I have been working with Don McKenzie for almost 2 years now.  Don has always trained hard and done exactly what I ask of him.  He has done well in past races.  As a matter of fact, at the recent Lionhearts GP in Mason, OH, Don did FOUR races in one day!  And finished consistently in each one! I have done 3 in one day and barley finished the 3rd race!
So a few days after Lionhearts, Don approached me and said, “I finally feel like a bike racer!”  That bike racing switch in his head has finally been flicked!  Not sure what did it, I think it just happened.  Sure, you can dabble in races, show up, pin your number on, do okay and be happy with it.  But when your mentality changes and you approach the race with a new perspective, the perspective of “I’m here to RACE and not be pack-fill”, it takes you to a higher level.  A level where Don used to be, but isn’t any more.
Good job Don, PROUD of you!

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Bo goes TWO for TWO!

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Bo Sherman – OH State RR Champ, 35-39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, July 19th, Bo Sherman claimed his second Ohio Masters Champion jersey!  This time in the road race.
Bo won the race overall while taking  the jersey for the 35-39 age group.  Bo and his teammate Brett Bravort attacked the 2nd time up the hill of 4 and stayed off for the rest of the race.  Their teammate Renato Sosa took teh sprint for 3rd.
Congrats Bo, you DESERVE IT!!!!!

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Mr. Good nails it for Ohio State Road Race Championships

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Ryan Good – Ohio Senior RR Champ!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Good claimed Saturday’s Ohio Senior Road Race Championships winners jersey!
With the help of his teammates, Ryan was put in the winning move on the 2nd of 6 laps.
The three leaders never saw the field again.  In the final, Ryan convincingly took the sprint for 1st place.
Behind him Zak Lewis, Ryan’s teammate, and Coach OB rider, set up the sprint for Ryan Gamm to take 4th.

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Ready for more!

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Mr. Dustyn P. Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dustyn is on the gas 110% of the time!  When we first started working together, the biggest thing I taught him was to REST!  He had no idea what REST was, better yet HOW to rest.  Once we got his train, train, train, REST in place.  The results started coming!
Reilly Road Race:  1st Place
Lake Hope: 2nd Place
Deer Creek Road Race: 3rd Place
Ohio Spring Series Overall”  1st
You watch this guy!  He is going to go far!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Rapid Upgrade

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Eric Boltz – 2nd from left

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started working with Eric in Sept. 2013.  Eric came to me with little to no racing or serious training experience.
He is one of my more dedicated clients doing whatever I ask of him in terms of training.  This is evident by his rapid upgrade from Cat.5 to to Cat. 4 to Cat. 3 in just over 4 months!  Eric won the final night of the Ault Park 20K series and secured 2nd overall.  And the best is yet to come!

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Ohio Masters Criterium Champions

 

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Congrats to Chad Clemons: Race winner and 30-34 champion!!!
Ryan Good captured 2nd in the race and 2nd in the 30-34 age group!

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Ohio Masters Criterium Champions

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Congrats to Bo Sherman: 1st in 35-39 category!  Bo’s first masters race!

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