Pull the thread, they said.
AUSTIN, TX (August 2019) Brett Kinsey had been racing since about 2008 and knew Andrew Willis of Holland Racing was interested in getting out of cyclocross. According to Brett, he “naively thought, [he could] do a race,” and started a conversation with Willis about wanting to give back to the cycling community and running the cyclocross races. Willis agreed to mentor him for the first year and Capital City Racing was born in 2012 with the Bicycle Sport Shop Six Shooter.
At first, I was going to leave it at that (Answer: Get to Work!), laugh and run away. Then I decided some people really might want to learn how to get started. Often getting started is the hardest part of any perceived challenge: running that 5K, drafting that 1000 words per day, finding that new job, losing that extra weight, eating healthy, quitting a bad habit… you get the idea.
AUSTIN, TX (August 2019) In 2018 Violet Crown Sports Association created the Junior Race Development Program, VC’s first formal junior team, to stand alongside the existing men’s and women’s race programs. Four young men were brought into this first year to trial the program: Andres Boza (age 17—cat 3), Eli Derr (age 15—cat 4), Austin Martin (age 17—cat 4) and Alex Strong (age 17—cat 5). These juniors ranged in experience from casual bicyclist to seasoned mountain biker, road racer and triathlon specialist. Former professional cyclist Kristian House partnered with VC to provide the coaching and advice the juniors would need to reach their goals in 2019 and beyond.