Entries by Patria Lanfranchi

StampThe Team Bike Hugger blog prompted questions from readers as to what it takes to start road racing. I hope this inspires at least a few of you to get out there and experience the thrill of racing first-hand. Here is my take on the fundamentals of racing:

  1. Anyone can race. You can be a successful racer.
  2. Racing isn’t rocket science. The rules are simple, many are common-sense.
  3. You do not need to train like a pro or be a talented athlete (aka a freak of nature) to begin racing.
  4. You must be passionate about riding your bike.
  5. Racing is addictive. After you race once, the habit is usually formed and very difficult to break.

Redlands in Review

IMG_0515 Team Bike Hugger had an outstanding first NRC race of 2007 in Redlands, California. We rode well as a team, enjoyed time together before and after each stage of the race and were a positive presence in Redlands. We also had a good time reporting on the race through the team’s blog. Check it out for race videos and final thoughts on the race.

The Bike Hugger shirts are really cool, we got lots of compliments on them. We suggest that if you wear a size small jersey, to order a medium shirt.

Thank you for the opportunity to share our race experiences with the Bike Hugger community. We have all returned home to compete locally until we can get back together again for another NRC stage race (tbd). I’ll be writing for Bike Hugger periodically, for more on racing and whatever you’re interested in hearing about.






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