As a proud sponsor of iRT Racing Pro Cycling Team, one of our rider’s Pro Erik Slack talk’s about Team Training Camp and how nine riders and four staff members became a family. Here is a brief snippet of Erik’s post from Road Bike Action Magazine.
IRT RACING’S ERIK SLACK TALKS TEAM TRAINING CAMP
By Erik Slack, iRT Racing Pro Cyclist
This morning, I woke up two days after the IRT Racing Pro Cycling Team training camp ended, and it felt odd having breakfast by myself. Camp was such a highlight reel of laughter from start to finish, that my stomach still hurts.
With every new season, a director builds a team that they hope will gel together on and off the bike. Even on the first night, I could tell that this team was about more than riding bikes – but also building community with each other. Haldane Morris, the team General Manager, had reached out to me back in July to discuss the team and its goals. This was going to be a different program.
Pro-cyclists have a reputation for living a life that consists of only ride, eat, sleep and repeat; but at this camp, there was so much more. We had a team presentation/media day at Pedalers Fork in Calabasas, where I had the chance to meet many of our team sponsors. It was inspiring to see their enthusiasm about the program and support for what we are doing. I’d be crazy if I didn’t mention getting to enjoy some of the best coffee around, roasted locally by Ten Speed Coffee. The media day also included an easy spin with our sponsors (like Mobile Edge), which gave us the chance to learn more about them. Thankfully, they went easy on us!
To read the full article click here.