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Michael Stricklan

Currently live in:

Mill Valley, CA

Achieve athlete since:

February 2019

The aspect I like most about cycling and/or racing is:

Being outdoors and the speed and control on two wheels. It reminds me of racing motocross which I when I was eight years old and actively raced for 16 years.

My favourite bike is:

My current bike, a Cannondale SuperSix. It fits like a glove, feels responsive, and allows for line changes quickly and easily (control).

The cycling/sporting accomplishment I’m most proud of is:

Finishing Levi’s Gran Fondo 100 mile route in 6.5 hours largely solo.
Running 500 miles across Spain in 18 nearly consecutive days. March-April 2013

If I could be one animal I would be a:

Chameleon. I’ve tried a wide variety of sports with a reasonable amount of success ranging from motocross, powerlifting, rugby, triathlon, ultra-distance running and now attempting competitive road cycling.

Of the following three facts, two are true and one is false:
  1. I was involved in a robbery ring in South America having had my passport stolen and negotiated a meet up to get it back before reporting to the U.S. consulate.
  2. I attended graduate school in Spain.
  3. Chicago, Illinois is the third longest place I have called ‘home’.
My goals for the upcoming season include:
  1. Increase FTP by 30% in four months (current FTP est. 230)
  2. Participate in 2-3 road races in 2019 and finish with the peloton or one of the large chase groups
  3. Overhaul my approach to nutrition for workouts and more importantly recovery
  4. Learn and practice race strategy and line choice in a peloton
  5. Learn the difference of when to rest and when to ride accelerating recovery

 

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