Sunday, May 31, 2015

First DPT Team blog!

Here is my first blog entry for Dynamic Physical Therapy Cycling Team powered by Pathfinder. So some of you may know me and some may not so I figured I would introduce myself.

Well I'm from Johnstown PA or as I like to say the "center of the universe for crap weather". Needless to say the elements don't bother me and I actually enjoy a rainy ride. Plus you better like to climb a bit because there are some long climbs there. I enjoy getting back up there for some long weekend rides throughout the year where the traffic can be nonexistent.

I moved to the South Hills of Pittsburgh 10 years ago for a new job. At the time I was racing for the North Hills Velo club but was enjoying Saturday and Sunday group rides out of Mt. Lebanon with the Caffeine Club. It was a great way to meet some people that have become good friends. I eventually started racing for Steel City Endurance (SCE) cycling team and that is where I meet EJ Hubstenberger III. Needless to same he is a huge reason that I here with Dynamic Physical Therapy Cycling Team powered by Pathfinder.

A few years ago I had an opportunity to move to Charlottesville VA with the ability to work from home so I decided to do it. I joined Charlottesville Racing Club (CRC) but so many more people through the Fortuna cycling club. Charlottesville is one of the best places to ride your bike with the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and low traffic roads of rural Virginia.

After two years down south I came back to the South Hills of Pittsburgh and have enjoyed every moment since. I jumped into racing at the oval again and it is no Tuesday Night Worlds in Charlottesville but it does bring some great memories back from the SCE days.

As I kicked off my 17th season of racing here are pictures that remind me of those years and different teams I have been a part of. 

Annual USA Cycling License

Team Jersey's
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Well it has been a very busy spring with Dynamic Physical Therapy Cycling Team powered by Pathfinder with racing and team camp so sorry for the short post. Time to get back on the bike!