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Posts in December 2010

USA Cycling Race Mechanic Clinic

Every year USA Cycling, the National governing body for bike racing in the USA, hosts the Bill Woodul Race Mechanic Clinic. The first clinic, held in 1988, was created by USA Cycling Head Equipment Manager, the late Bill Woodul. The clinic offers a unique venue for the education of the race mecha...

Santa Story

In the frozen plains of Saint Paul, Minnesota, each December heralds the annual emergence of the famous Park Tool Santa. This venerable, bearded elf first appeared during the bike boom of the early 70's, greeting customers at Park Schwinn. Over the years, he has demonstrated various bikes and exe...

The Life of a Pro Mechanic When His Team Is Not Racing

Submitted by ERIC JELLUM – HEAD MECHANIC, KELLY BENEFITS RACING TEAM It’s hard to imagine that the bike racing season will ever end, especially when you roll up to a hotel in the team rig after driving for the past 3 days straight, at which this evening could easily be the 200th ni...