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Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee (www.GrimpeurBros.com) is an Austin- and Brooklyn-based online coffee retailer selling some of the best specialty single origin and espresso coffees geared for fanatical cyclists and coffee geeks.

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Posts tagged Dave Jordan Racing

Jun 29
davejordanracing:

Congrats to Anna Zivarts on her GC win at the Giro del Cielo Stage Race last weekend. Also congrats on her upgrade Cat 3! Here’s the race from Anna’s perspective:
I get really bored in most races because it’s usually slow till the final sprint, and I’m not really a sprinter. But after doing really well in the hill climb TT at Giro de Cielo this past weekend, I decided to just go for it in the crit later that day, start attacking, and not worry about burning myself up before the end. This strategy paid off, and I took both primes and won the race after a solo break that lasted nearly a lap. The next day at the road race, I attacked again on the first lap and won the prime in another solo break. After that I re-joined the field and we ended in a downhill group sprint (not my favorite). But I still had plenty of points to hang on to my GC placing. I’m officially a Cat 3 now and really excited to start racing against the more experienced women.

Our newly #Instagram famous Anna Zivarts is killin’ it yo!!! She was bored…lulz. 

davejordanracing:

Congrats to Anna Zivarts on her GC win at the Giro del Cielo Stage Race last weekend. Also congrats on her upgrade Cat 3! Here’s the race from Anna’s perspective:

I get really bored in most races because it’s usually slow till the final sprint, and I’m not really a sprinter. But after doing really well in the hill climb TT at Giro de Cielo this past weekend, I decided to just go for it in the crit later that day, start attacking, and not worry about burning myself up before the end. This strategy paid off, and I took both primes and won the race after a solo break that lasted nearly a lap. The next day at the road race, I attacked again on the first lap and won the prime in another solo break. After that I re-joined the field and we ended in a downhill group sprint (not my favorite). But I still had plenty of points to hang on to my GC placing. I’m officially a Cat 3 now and really excited to start racing against the more experienced women.

Our newly #Instagram famous Anna Zivarts is killin’ it yo!!! She was bored…lulz. 


Jun 3

cycleangelo:

PHOTOSET: DAVE JORDAN CENTRAL PARK CLASSIC
This past Saturday, I was asked by the CRCA to photograph one of NYC’s biggest local race days. Sure, there are races every weekend in Central Park - but what makes this one special is that it’s dedicated to Dave Jordan, a local legend in the New York bike-racing community, who unfortunately died after fighting brain cancer.

See the photoset here.
Learn more about Dave Jordan here.


Apr 27
davejordanracing:

Sweet taste of Victory!

This. Is. So. Awesome. 
Belated CON-EFFING-GRATS @DJordanRacing’s Chris Strumolo for bringing the #AWESOME. Read his race recap here.

davejordanracing:

Sweet taste of Victory!

This. Is. So. Awesome. 

Belated CON-EFFING-GRATS @DJordanRacing’s Chris Strumolo for bringing the #AWESOME. Read his race recap here.


Apr 25

via davejordanracing:

What a fantastic weekend for Dave Jordan Racing! We picked up two Leader’s Jerseys in two different race series. Chris Strumolo, our newly minted Cat 2, took 2nd place in this weekend’s CRCA Club Race which put him in the lead of the Jim Boyd Point Series.

In the opening race of the Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup Series, Greg Defiore,  Cat 4, sprinted for the win after Erick Fernandez spent a lap off the front in a solo break that spread the field out in pursuit. Brett Halpern and Nigel contributed to the effort with some work up front. Dave Jordan Racing is now wearing the Leader’s Jersey for the Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup Series.

Hard work. Dedication. Teamwork.

Kudos!!!! First Battenkill! Now NYC!


Apr 12
All checked in. #531. #battenkill

All checked in. #531. #battenkill


Apr 8

via davejordanracing:

Photos by Kevin Hatt Photography

Nothing like a victory salute! Congrats Chris Strumolo on your win and great teamwork today by the Dave Jordan Racing Elite team!

CONGRATS to our guys @DJordanRacing & Chris Strumolo for winning the Men’s Elite field Sunday in Central Park, NYC!!!


Mar 15

davejordanracing:

photos by skn photography and Maris Zivarts

It was a great weekend of racing. The Dave Jordan Racing team was racing all over the metropolitan region. We had racers at Grant’s Tomb, Branch Brook, the NYC Spring Series, Bethel and South Jersey Spring Series. We got Top 10 results at each of those races!

CRCA Open Racing - Grant’s Tomb on 3/9
Category 3 Field - 5th Place by Chris Strumulo

Branch Brook Spring Series on 3/9
Masters 45+ - 8th Place by John Olson

New York CIty Spring Series on 3/10
Category 1/2/3 field - 3rd Place by Chris Strumulo

Bethel on 3/10
Category 3/4 Field - 4th by Chris Strumulo

South Jersey Spring Series on 3/10
Masters 45+ - 1st Place by John Olson

Congrats to the riders for all their hard efforts!

We’re over the moon with these results! Way to go ladies and gents of Dave Jordan Racing!


Mar 3

Dave Jordan Racing @ CRCA Race #1 - CPK, NYC 03.02.13

First race of the season and everyone’s excited to be racing again. There’s jitters and anticipation and then BOOM, IT’S ON. Kudos to Dave Jordan Racing’s Alan Buday for placing 6th in the CRCA A Field!

According to Nigel, “In the B Field and Women’s Field Dave Jordan Racers raced hard and well and mixed it up for the field sprint. Placing went 7 deep, some DJR riders in the Top10, others just outside.”

And shout outs to our @TeamSixcycle friends and Matt Vandivort who placed 2nd in the CRCA A Field! 

We love seeing our NYC CRCA teams delivering the results in 2013!!! Looks like it’s gonna be a great season! Keep it going Ladies and Gents!!!

Photos courtesy of  SKN Photography


Feb 12

Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee Sponsors NYC’s Dave Jordan Racing Road Racing Team

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Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee (GrimpeurBros.com) is excited to announce it’s sponsorship of NYC-based Dave Jordan Racing (@djordanracing) for the 2013 road racing season. 

Dave Jordan Racing (@djordanracing) is a New York City based team comprised of an elite team, including Tony Taylor, former Masters National Champion, and Lynn Murray, 2 time National Champion of Antigua, a talented Cat 4/5 developmental team and a very talented Women’s team. 

Dave Jordan Racing was founded by NYC cycling legend Dave Jordan, a respected cycling coach and racer known for over 200 podium appearances, including 8 NY State Championships and racing competitively in the US and Europe for more than 20 years. Dave worked with National Champions and worked as a bike coach on the set of Premium Rush. He was also a former CRCA President. The team continues in his honor. You will find them racing all over the East Coast and internationally.

Dave Jordan Racing races primarily on the road and track, but also competes in Mountain Bike and Cyclocross races.

Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee is thrilled to add a second Century Road Club Association (CRCA) racing club and a third overall road racing club for our 2013 season sponsorship program. Along with NYC-based Team Sixcycle-RK&O (TeamSixcycle.com, Facebook.com/TeamSixcycle) and Austin-based Team Yacht Club (@TeamYachtClub, Facebook.com/TeamYachtClub), Dave Jordan Racing offers us another very effective online and social media marketing platform into the New York cycling community and beyond. 

Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee supports cycling in all forms. It is truly an honor for our lil’ start-up to be associated with the Dave Jordan name. Dave’s legacy means so much to cyclist in NYC and across the U.S. 

PLUS stay tuned as Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee has more exciting announcements in the works for the 2013 road racing season! 

Ride your bike. Drink great coffee.

Brooklyn, NY | Austin, TX


Dec 13

Grimpeur Bros.’ @Sherpakid Winter Miles

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Lance Leener, Dave Jordan Racing - winter miles on 9W.

More photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/davejordancoaching/sets/72157632219168921/show/

The bike is beautiful thing. My wife tolerates my cycling habit, but she just doesn’t get it. The bike is an art form full of grace and beauty. It’s lines are clean and simple and the mechanics are equally simple, yet elegant and as powerful as the person that powers it. New York State is equally beautiful albeit cold, bleak and short of sunlight this time of year. But in a strange way, there’s beauty in its geographic features ensconced with a bleak sky.

Team training rides are my favorite in the off-season. I like the smell of the ground 9Dub Espresso as I prepare it in the early morning to prep me for my ride. I like the chill of the wind as it caresses my face and chills the body before I am warmed up further raising my alertness as I ride out to meet the team. I like the start of the rollout as we converse to catch up on the happenings of the week and settle into group pace to ride the terrain. It’s a Zen-like experience, as we become a machine, working together, flying down the road.

On Sunday (12/8) we did another 80miler out to Rockland Lake, detouring to hit all the hills. As we looped around to make our way back, Alan, a member of our elite team said, “You guys ready to light up 9W”? When you are a Cat 4, and a Cat 2 asks if you are ready to light it up, you know that it’s time to prep yourself for suffering.

We hit some hills I had never seen with a short steepness that was like a vertical wall. IT HURT. Then we started a long steady downhill to make our way back to 9W. As we neared the bottom, the road was blocked due to downed power lines. We had to turnaround and ride the long, mild grade up. My legs were hurting, but this part wasn’t too bad. We zipped through Piermont. I hung in on the first climb. Alan and Lance were chatty and I was sucking wind. I was approaching my limit, or so I thought. I wasn’t feeling the grimpeur action today - Hills suck sometimes, let’s be honest. On The second climb a small gap opened up and Brett and I were able to reattach. On the third and final big hill a big gap opened up. They slowed the pace so Brett and I could reattach. Then we got down to the business and as someone we met at the bridge said, “You guys were a freakin’ rocket blazing down 9W.” As we neared the stoplight before turning off of 9W, there is a very slight grade up. It had been my turn at the front and I was beyond spent. We were FLYING. Lance wouldn’t let me pull off and was yelling at me to go faster and stay on the front until we crested. My eyeballs were in the back of my head, as he duly noted afterwards. As we crested I pulled off and he yelled, “GET ON, GET ON, DO NOT GET DROPPED, GET ON.” I could have pissed myself and not cared at that particular moment in time. I just wanted the pain to stop. I got dropped at this point.

After we regrouped and were rolling back he said, “Way to hang in there. Racing is about your ability to suffer through it. You’d be amazed at how much more the body can actually do even when you think you are past your limit. If you are feeling cooked, chances are everyone else is. It’s all about who can suffer the most.” Honestly, I can’t remember a time when I suffered so much - not even during a hard race. I felt like a child that had just come into manhood!

More photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/davejordancoaching/sets/72157632219168921/show/


Dec 2

While Grimpeur Bros. Austin HQ was on the Nelo’s ride suffering his ass off, the Brooklyn HQ was out suffering with his team, Dave Jordan Racing. It was one of those days, grey, damp, chilly and foggy and the bike felt like there was a gremlin on the chain causing all types of friction. I logged a little over 80miles and suffered immensely on the climbs on the way back. Thanks to Lance Leener and Alan Buday for pacing me back to the group so I could recover and then get on with the business of riding my bike hard, the grimpeur way! A great way to spend a gloomy day - with friends on the bike!

More photos from the ride at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherpakid/sets/72157632157417332/show/