Team Training Day #3
Date: Jan 21st
Attending Riders: Teresa DiSessa, Deborah Leedale-Brown, Sarah Iepson, Emily Underwood, Cheryl Clark, Alexa Gubinski, Barb Statton, Danielle Ferland, Andy Maher, Alli McCabe, Erin Mandato, Emily Smith, Shaina Kravitz, Gabby Longchamp, Sarah Hauze
It was a murky grey day in January but it was certainly a bright and energetic day for the ladies of EPS/CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell, it began with the distribution of new 2017 kits for our new recruits and returning riders and also thanks to Brielle Cyclery, it was a chance for some of the team to dial in their new and shiny Trek bikes. Before our scheduled team ride we had the pleasure to get aquainted with our Trek rep Jon Sherwood and chat about what is expected from us as a Trek sponsored team, this was useful on many levels as along with enjoying our bikes we are ambassadors for the bikes we ride and accompanying products.
Before recording some social media live stream rider and bike introductions,We then headed out on a 38 mile loop, this was a great chance to bond as a team with our many new riders for this season, although the weather was a little grey and damp the temps were favorable and in our bright kits and orange helmets, there was no missing our presence on the road. The ride was a solid pace, rotating pulls and ensuring we are all riding with solid technique for group riding. Once back at Brielle we then had a presentation by our Powertap/Cyclops sponsor Steve Hawkins, he kindly set up and demonstrated all the cool products we had access to this season, (Powertap wheels, pedals, CycleOps Hammer trainer etc). The day then concluded with some photo shots of our new 2017 Bontrager shoes and a late lunch.
We all can't wait for our next team training in February, our colorful team of riders and personalities certainly brightens up the darker winter months.