When I listen to myself tell people what a time trial race feels like, I often wonder why the heck I subject myself to such suffering.
2015 was my second season competing in the NJ Time Trial Cup series. I was aiming for a top-10 overall for the series, having just missed out in 2014. Despite a rough winter recovering from a knee injury, I worked hard all season with lots of help from my coach Brian Lariviere and strung together ten solid races. I achieved my goal and finished the series in 7th place among a deep field in Cat. 4/5 Men.
Bike racing has done so much more for me than just make me faster. It’s taken me to places around NJ that I never would have discovered on my own. Its given me something to strive for every time I get on my bike. Best of all, its given me the chance to pin on a number and be like my cycling heroes a few times each summer for 30 minutes to an hour. For me, that’s worth every second of suffering. –Kevin Eng