How great to get to catch up with pro cyclist Lori Nedescu, a former member of our central Ohio peloton. Lori recently competed in the Tucson Bicycle Classic and soon headed to Redding, CA for another pro cycling event. In the meantime, she is spending the other days of March in Tucson while attending to her duties as managing director for Femme Equipe, nutritionist, author, etc...
The Homestretch Foundation is a local non profit that provides a place for cyclists to live as they train and each of the above are staying at their house, along with about 5 other cyclists. Sounds like a good organization and you can learn more here: https://www.homestretchfoundation.org/about-us
This being a Friday it is a recovery day so the pace was very relaxed as we rode for about an hour at an average pace under 16mph. It was good to have the chance to talk to a variety of people.
Hey! Here I am drafting Ellen Noble, a top ranked cross, mountain and road cyclist who is on Trek's Factory racing team. Big thanks to Lori for providing this image. Then, there is another group of cyclists.....
….Shannon Kurek and HFP Racing camp. Eleven of them are out here to ride, swim and run and boy have they! This is Shannon's first time hosting a camp in Oro Valley/Tucson and he will be back and probably open it to "B" and "C" athletes. Frankly, setting aside the swimming and running each day, the cycling alone is a huge week of riding.