10th place overall, 2nd place Cat 3
Aaron Shafer Road Race - Pro/1/2/3
This was Rick’s first ever road race as a Cat 3 combined with Pro/1/2, which had over 60 riders for the 70 mile race. Rick reached a new level for himself by producing a top 10 finish, and the 2nd place Cat 3 finisher among some of Tennessee’s strongest elite riders – all at the racing age of 49! Since becoming a Cat 3 at the beginning of 2013 Rick has made a big jump in his performance by putting in more training hours and increased FTP work. Not only that, but for 2014 Rick has slimmed down significantly to improve his efficiency, which has meant greater endurance, resistance to fatigue, and of course a higher w/kg. Rick is a prime example of an athlete who continues to make progress regardless of age and ability, and is someone who is great at taking the long-term view to athletic development.
PCG Coach: Tim Hall