Rich races with The Bike Shop of East Aurora. He specializes in fast flat racing. He is a power rider that has the ability to launch repeated attacks. His ability to sustain a high level of output for an extended time makes him dangerous in solo break away scenarios. Rich excels at Time Trial events, flat to rolling Road Races and Criteriums.
2011 Was a break out season for Rich. He earned 8 first place victories and enough USAC upgrade points to receive a Category 3 license.
1st Place Tour De Syracuse Road Race (Cat 4)
1st Place BBC Hamburg Criterium (Cat 4/5)
1st Place BBC Cat 4 Championship Race, Marilla (Cat 4)
3rd Place Wilkes Barre Criterium (Cat 4/5)
3rd Place Tour of the Great Niagara (Cat 4)
Recipient of the Stan Forrestal Memorial TT Award Personal Record: Akron 20k 2729
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Tour of Washington County Race Recap!!!
June 21st, 2012 12:20PM
Tour of Washington County has come and gone. From a performance standpoint, I felt and rode incredibly. As far as the courses were concerned, it was a bit different than advertised. Apparently changes were made this year (this seems to always happen) which gave the Road Race an uphill finish. Despite this significant disadvantage, I was able to finish pretty much with the pack and was only 17 seconds down from the lead group. We averaged more than 24mph and had around 2400 of climbing.
I couldnt have asked for a better TT. I woke up and felt tired but excited. Today was the day to shine. I rolled the legs out, had two egg McMuffins, and braced for impact. There was a bit more climbing than I would have liked but, I used my gears and the Wizards TT pacing technique for climbs. I averaged around 340 Watts for 2330 which was good for ... (view more
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