Cycling to End Cancer
One of my jobs here at the Cancer Journeys Foundation is to raise awareness of the need to support America’s 15+ million cancer survivors. One of the ways I do that is through my weekly cycling program, on the road and in the velodrome.
This year I’m thrilled to be able to participate in the UCI Masters World Track Cycling champions that will be held the first week in October at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
We have just over 40 days to go and I’m trying to get some training in. Not easy with a busy schedule.
Just for fun, I though I would blog between now and the event and give you some insights into riding the velodrome.
My Track Cycling Gear:
- A Serenity Marvel S track frame
- Zipp 808 wheels – I’m waiting for a disk rear wheel from China:-)
- SRAM Omnium cranks
- FSA front chainring
- Look 245 pedals at the moment, but I’m switching over to soon to EPS-R pedals with sprint toe straps that I bought from the Velodrome Shop in the UK.
At right is my Strava.com training record from last night. Looking at this, I can see that I didn’t work hard enough!
You can follow me on Strava.com at https://www.strava.com/athletes/58546
Robert Hess is an entrepreneur, business owner, CEO, senior executive coach, startup company advisor, and passionate cancer advocate. He is a 15+ year prostate cancer survivor dedicated to ending prostate cancer and helping cancer survivors have the possible possible quality of life. You can find him autocrossing or tracking his Mazda Miata, covered in cancer awareness messages; racing his Serenity in the velodrome; or walking and hiking with his wife. Earlier in life he had the honor of leading soldiers in the US Army – they even let him fly helicopters for a few years. Connect with him on LinkedIn @ RobertWarrenHess.