"Racing this gravel race was a great learning experience and a great personal challenge."
by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching
As the last few days of 2019 come to a close, I'd like to give thanks to our community of athletes who have allowed ALP Cycles Coaching to be a part of their cycling journey. Our athletes represent many disciplines: road, track, para-cycling, cyclocross, mountain biking, gravel, and Zwift. This hard-working group of like-minded individuals compete not only locally, regionally, nationally, but also internationally! We feel fortunate to work with so many talented, dedicated and hard-working athletes and wanted to give a little recognition and some stats about these incredible people.
ALP Cycles Athletes reside in: Colorado, Washington, Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Oregon, Iowa, California, Canada, North Carolina, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Chile.
Our CycloCross racers are nearing the end of a long season - with one racer targeting the Irish National Championships in early January (go, Maria!). One of these very talented athletes was on all but one podium in every local race she entered (heck, yeah Suzie!). And many racers approached cross in order to overcome muddy obstacles, run over barriers and do their personal best in a sport that shows no mercy. We salute you!
Photo: Coach Jen Sharp and stoker/athlete Wendy Werthaiser competing at the ParaPanAmerican Championships in Lima, Peru.
I love getting texts from athletes on the weekends with a surprise photo of them on the podium. We know and understand how much time, effort, sacrifice and work they've put into getting there. And we also recognize that it takes an army of support behind each person you see standing up there. So thank you, family members and friends, who contribute in ways big and small to helping athletes achieve successes they do.
And lastly, I'd like to thank the talented group of coaches on the ALP Cycles Coaching squad; Alison, Brie, And Paddy. It is an honor to work with all of you and learn from one another, not to mention share a laugh while we ride bikes.
Photo: ALP Coaches Paddy and Brie this past summer teaching skills to ALP Athletes.
May 2020 be an amazing start to a new decade and I can't wait to cheer all of you on as you continue to realize your personal and cycling goals!