TOTALCYLIST MTB TEAM


Philosophy


The team's mission is simple: race hard and give back! We train hard and ride hard as a group and share stories of victory and defeat while displaying huge muddy grins on our faces. We give back to our generous sponsors and raise awareness and funds for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and other charities.  We are a diverse team of men and women cyclists of varying abilities, individual race goals, and experience. At the same time our team is marked by several distinguishing characteristics common to the team as a whole which we feel make us unique to the local cycling community:


  • First and foremost, we enjoy the collegiality and friendship of being part of an organized team with members we have known (and raced against!) for many years.
  • This close knit team concept means we ride together, train together, teach and learn together and spend time together off the bike.
  • We are committed to lending our support to the local cycling community at every opportunity; be it skills clinics of our own or in cooperation with other local groups, we embrace lending our expertise to those who seek it. All of us have benefitted from this philosophy in others in the past and we are committed to giving back.
  • We are all extremely competitive. We race all over the region, and increasingly all over the country.

Learning/Teaching

As alluded to above, someone else at some point showed each of us the ropes. None of us got our start in cycling by doing it alone. As a team we recognize that we shall never stop learning to improve our own riding and racing skills. It logically follows that we take great pleasure in extending this courtesy to others. Through team-sponsored clinics, neutral support at races and often just friendly advice regarding training and coaching, we wish to see mountain biking continue to thrive locally, and do our part to swell the ranks of the local riding community.


Racing

If there is a trail in the dirt we will race it! We'll race each other. We'll race in national events with prize money and one-off events where only bragging rights are at stake. We steadfastly believe that competition makes us faster wherever we can find it. Some team members focus on high-speed Cross-Country racing; others on Ultra-Endurance events (in reality we all do a good deal of both). From Charlotte to Colorado, Short Track to Stage Race, the TotalyCylist team will be found wherever there is a start/finish line.

Training

The indisputable foundation of our competitive success is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This training technique is beyond question the most effective means to increase power and fitness for all cycling disciplines. We train weekly at the facilities of our Title Sponsor. Having one of the premiere indoor training facilities in the country at our disposal has given us a measurable competitive advantage.



2015 Team Roster



Bonnie Kleffman - Pro/Elite Women Brian Hester - Cat 2 Men
Chris Wieczorek - Pro/Elite Men Dave Williams - Cat 2 Men
Laura Maddy - Cat 1 Women Jason Sehorn - Cat 2 Men
Kelly Hudson - Cat 1 Men Jay Forgione - Cat 2 Men
Josh Strang - Cat 1 Men Jim Heckman - Cat 2 Men
Mike Schafer - Cat 1 Men Jon Meek - Cat 2 Men
Terence Slifer - Cat 1 Men Kevin Brown - Cat 2 Men
Andy Hilling - Cat 2 Men Mike Tam - Cat 2 Men

 


 Race Results


2014


5th, Open Men, Fool's Gold 50, Delonega, GA, Chris Wieczorek
1st, Pro Women, Race to the River XC (Harbinson) 5/4/2014, Bonnie Kleffman
4rth, Cat 1 Women, Race to the River XC (Harbinson) 5/4/2014, Laura Maddy
1st, Cat 2 40+ Men, Race to the River XC (Harbinson) 5/4/2014, Terry Slifer
4rth, Women 40+, Pisgah 111k 5/17/2014, Laura Maddy
1st, Cat 2 40-49 Men, Riverfront XC 5/18/2014, Kelly Hudson
3rd, Cat 2 30-39 Men, Riverfront XC 5/18/2014, Jamie Turski
7th, Cat 2 50+ Men, Riverfront XC 5/18/2014, Jay Forgione
1st, Duo Coed, 6 Hrs of Warrior Creek 4/5/2014, Bonnie Kleffman & Chris Wieczorek
2nd, Duo Male 40+, 6 Hrs of Warrior Creek 4/5/2014, Terry Slifer & partner
9th, Solo Male Open, 6 Hrs of Warrior Creek 4/5/2014, Jim Heckman
9th, Duo Male Open, 6 Hrs of Warrior Creek 4/5/2014, Josh Strang & partner
11th, Solo Male 40+, 6 Hrs of Warrior Creek 4/5/2014, Terrence Gleason
1st, Cat 2 Men 40+, Catawba Riverfront Classic XC 4/18/2014, Kelly Hudson
10th, Cat 1 Men, Charlotte Mtn Bike Summer Series 4/23/2014, Kelly Hudson
3rd, Open Women, Big Frog 65 4/26/2014, Laura Maddy
2nd, Pro Women, Dark Mtn XC 4/27/2014, Bonnie Kleffman
1st, Pro Women, The Knot MTB Race 3/2/2014, Bonnie Kleffman
2nd, Cat 2 40-49, The Knot MTB Race 3/2/2014, Terry Slifer
1st, Pro Women, The Southern Virginia Shootout 3/9/2014, Bonnie Kleffman
4rth, Cat 2 45-49, US Cup Fontana 3/23/2014, Kelly Hudson
2nd, Open Team, 12 Hours of Santos 2/15/2014, Kelly Hudson and Josh Strang
4rth, Open Team, 12 Hours of Santos 2/15/2014, Jim Heckman and Rob Corbett
1st place, Pro/Cat1 Women, Charlotte Winter Short Track #1, NC, Bonnie Kleffman
1st place, Pro/Cat1 Men, Charlotte Winter Short Track #1, NC, Chris Wieczorek
1st place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #1, NC, Kelly Hudson
1st place, Cat3 Women, Charlotte Winter Short Track #1, NC Christy Blakely
11th place, Pro/Cat1 Men, Charlotte Winter Short Track #1, NC, Rob Corbett
21st place, Cat 2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #1, NC, Terry Gleason
4th place, Open Men, Concrete Rumble In The Jungle, NC, Jamie Turski
1st place, Master Men 55+, Biltmore Estate CX, NC, Jay Forgione
1st place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #2, Kelly Hudson
2nd place, Pro/Cat1 Women, Charlotte Winter Short Track #2, Bonnie Kleffman
2nd place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #2, Terry Slifer
2nd place, Cat 2 Men, Charlotte Winter Short Track #2, Jamie Turski
4th place, Pro/Cat1 Men, Charlotte Winter Short Track #2, Chris Wieczorek
8th place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #2, Chad Andrews
15th place, Pro/Ct1 Men, Charlotte Winter Short Track #2, Rob Corbett
19th place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #2, Jim Heckman
1st place, Pro/Cat1 Women, Charlotte Winter Short Track #3, NC, Bonnie Kleffman
1st place, Pro/Cat1 Men, Charlotte Winter Short Track #3 NC, Chris Wieczorek
1st place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #3, NC, Terry Slifer
1st place, Singlespeed Men, Charlotte Winter Short Track #3, Jamie Turski
2nd place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #3, Kelly Hudson
4th place, Pro/Cat1 Women, Charlotte Winter Short Track #3, Laura Maddy
5th place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #3, Chad Andrews
1st place, Pro/Cat1 Women, Charlotte Winter Short Track #4, Bonnie Kleffman
2nd place, Pro/Cat1 Men, Charlotte Winter Short Track #4, Chris Wieczorek
1st place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #4, Terry Slifer
1st place, Cat3 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #4, Pat McFeeley
2nd place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #4, Kelly Hudson
4th place, Pro/Cat1 Women, Charlotte Winter Short Track #4, Laura Maddy
5th place, Cat2 Men 19-39, Charlotte Winter Short Track #4, Josh Strang
10th place, Cat2 Men 40+, Charlotte Winter Short Track #4, Chad Andrews






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