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Discussion: cycling team

in: ebuckley; ebuckley > 2016-01-12

Jan 13, 2016 10:35 PM # 
Hi Eric, I'm friends with Matzah Ball and ran the Fleet Feet speedwork meet at Hixson last Aug so was familiar with your name from your 5:45 mile . . . pretty darn impressive, especially doing with no peak or taper.

MB says you used to bicycle race semi-pro, curious what team? I do Cat 4 USA Cycling races for The Hub out of Webster, so have an interest in cycling. bh
Jan 14, 2016 12:21 AM # 
Well, every team I ever rode for fired me after one year, so there are a series of them. All domestic semi-pro. Craters/Cannondale, PowerBar, Exceed/Satory, Specialized. Only had a true pro license for that last one. It was a much different game back then, at least here in the US.
Jan 14, 2016 7:18 PM # 
nice, I've heard of some of those . . . it takes a pretty high level to ride for even a year at the domestic pro level . . . must have been a great experience.
Jan 14, 2016 9:25 PM # 
The AP crowd has heard my tale before, so I won't repeat it. Topic for a training ride, I suppose. In short, it left me penniless, jobless, and divorced. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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