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Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee Sponsors NYC’s Dave Jordan Racing Road Racing Team
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!
Grimpeur Bros.’ @Sherpakid Winter Miles
Lance Leener, Dave Jordan Racing - winter miles on 9W.
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/