Friday, May 20, 2011

Mentorship and Championship!

A recipe for success,
In a bowl!
photos by
Dave Roth

Word-RCB thrilled all in attendance at the Thursday Night track races at Alpenrose. Jake Hansen and the Juniors he coaches are an understood reason for the attention.

The whole story of course, is in the family of racing mentors who surround Jake and the Juniors, and the underlying Ken Nowakowski school of Pursuit.

While our juniors still stand lower on the podium than the kids from the venerable Beaverton Bicycle Club, they are pursuing them with a hungry zeal. And people see it.

Certainly Charlie Warner, the race promoter sees whats going on. Charlie is Mike Murray's right hand man at the velodrome and he appreciates the new class on the infield of the concrete maintenance nightmare they work so hard on.

Charlie holds up new young starters like Kent Ross and sends them into a career of success - and he remembers why he works so hard!

Kent and Keegan are so fired up, and Dey Shaun and Naiqwan are just good at it. Naiqwan is the Cat 5 2010 Bronze medalist in the Match Sprint.

With food and familiar faces, their spot on the infield is a welcoming place to play and talk. Big props to the Ross Bernardinis for their fresh baked ways.
Other team's racers
gather around to dig the cool part.

Mom supports the kids. Dietician supports mom. Coach supports the dietician. Domestiques support the Coach. Everyone supports the Star. The Star informs and leads everyone.

It's a good system.

By the end of the evening's schedule
Jake Hansen steps up and gives a demonstration that puts all on the edge of their seats.

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