The BSlow nickname has been around since last December when Saul of Fortuna Cycling wrote it down on the bag with my jersey inside. I'm still not sure where he came up with it, but it stuck. I think in coinciding with the launch of BSlow Racing, it's time the blog got a little update. No longer "Two Feet to Two Wheels", I think I have firmly planted myself as a cyclist and not a former runner. The site will be closely linked to the race team's page but focus on my own endeavors and adventures, so be sure to catch up on all the news of the team on their website, conveniently located in the menu bar above.
With all these changes to begin the season I couldn't be more pumped for the year to begin. It is going to be awesome to have a custom jersey to rep for my mountain bike activities and more importantly pumped to have a good group of friends join me in the fun! I couldn't be more thankful for the help it took to get this thing off the ground. Saul and Andy at Blue Ride Bicycle Tours and Curtis Winsor of Winsor Creative setting up an awesome logo and kit design. Furthermore I can't wait to put the new race machine to the test and couldn't thank Santa Cruz Bicycles and Fox Racing Shox enough for getting it set up and ready to go. Dope socks provided by Swiftwick.
So I hope you will get caught up in the excitement and join us. Whether that be a racing for us (USAC Club Membership Pending Approval), getting a jersey, setting up a sponsorship, cheering us on at events, or just following us along here on the interwebs, thanks for being a part of the ride.
To check out the full scoops and what BSlow Racing is all about check out the blurb below pulled directly from the team website.
Keep those pedals spinning,
The Lowdown From www.BSlowRacing.Weebly.com
Laid back yet competitive.
Building friendships around racing & fun!!
Steven Cook and Bryan Lewis formed one of those friendships on training rides in between classes at the University of Virginia and during collegiate race weekends. As both went their separate ways after graduation they stayed in touched and often talked about finding a team that had the collegiate cycling vibe, competitive but with a sense of humor.
After hearing of another failed team opportunity from Steven, Bryan suggested they make their own team. We are in it to have fun, not take racing or ourselves too seriously, to support one another and the cycling community around us. So welcome to BSlow Racing, a group of fun guys and gals who just want to ride bikes, have fun, support each other, and grow the sport of cycling.
We’re looking for people who ride and race (although racing isn’t required), love cycling, don’t take themselves too seriously and are courteous to others.
No designated club fees, but we highly suggest you buy a jersey.
No required events.
No mandatory power to weight ratios.
With the club currently made up of a close group of friends, we plan on holding some low key events throughout the year, with locations central to as many members as possible. Think big rides in the beautiful mountains of Pisgah National Forest or racing at the 6 hours of Warrior Creek, Marathon Nationals in Georgia with some road and Cyclocross races thrown in too.
From pro to slow, we’re just looking for others like us. If you’re interested in what we are and what we represent, shoot us a note, buy a jersey and join the club! We’re working on getting more sponsorships and deals so we can better support our racers.
Co-Founder (Pro) - Bryan Lewis
Co-Founder (Slow) - Steven Cook
Nutritionist / Whiskey-Connoisseur - Will Suhring
Coach, Cyclocross, and Obscure Racer expert - Tyler Cloutier
Doctor in Training, World Class Good Guy - Andrew Moore
Brap Specialist - Gavin Kline
Gear Guru - Jay Catlett