Our official jerseys are finally available online and at the Naples bike shop. The jerseys include 140-gs ultra soft and smooth fabric and the orange-black Cycle Shack logo design along with our slogan, “Let’s Ride” on each arm.
The next group road ride is May 6 at 8:30 at the shop (location here). The group will travel to Ave Maria along Oilwell Rd. and return around 11:15-11:39. Pace will average between 18 and 21 MPH. This is a no-drop ride. Info on previous rides here.
Cycle Shack is proud to be a part of the Sprint Triathlon event at Florida Gulf Coast University today. This annual event consists of a sprint and duathlon, with entrants from all over the state. It is competitive amateur event held on the college campus every April.
We sponsored triathlete Santiago Ospina, an experienced twenty-one-year-old veteran of the triple-discipline event. Santiago rode on a Fuji Bikes Transonic aerodynamic competition bike and custom Cycle Shack triathlon uniform suit.
Our service manager, Jake, assisted Santiago in prepping the bike for race day, including dialing in the bike’s geometry according to Santiago’s body measurements, tuning up the Di2 electronic gear-shifting, and readying the hydraulic brake mechanisms.
The result was a remarkable 54:40 race time, good for twelfth overall and third in Santiago’s age group. Santiago posted an average bicycle speed of 22.8 and added an admirable time of 20:09 for the 5k running segment.
The Transonic, a model 2.1, was run with 100% stock components.
What can we say, the Sunday morning Shack & Back ride has proven to be a hit! The guys who spearheaded the ride (our service manager, Jake, along with friends of the Shack, Paul and Bob) were among about a dozen cyclists who biked the route from our Naples bike shop to Ave Maria and back.
Also present was triathlete Santiago Ospina, who will race the FGCU Eagle Sprint Triathlon next Saturday in Estero, FL while rocking Team Cycle Shack colors. Santiago will be racing the 9-mile cycling segment of that race on his Fuji Transonic competition bike.
The group made great time, averaging about 20 mph with a nice tail-wind on the first leg of the ride.