meet the team
Over the years we have grown from 11 to 42 riders and the one common trait among all of us (besides being riders) is laughter. Whether you see us on an organized ride or out on the Cherry Creek Trail, TVP'ers are always smiling and having a good time!
Each year, we ask our teammates to submit a photo and info about themselves; not everyone participates, but we love to highlight those who are willing. Read below for details from some of our OGs, and stay tuned for 2018 rider info!
name: sally h.
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Started the summer of 2014 - basically because Elizabeth forced me.
YEARS WITH TVP: Three wonderful years.
FAVE RIDING BEV: Coors Light, pretty much anything with vodka in it, H2O, and Scratch.
ADVICE FOR TVP'17: Split a beer vs down a whole one at the TVP SAG stops.
name: Christina D. (Xtina)
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Starlord was my first road bike and we’ve been together since July of 2015.
YEARS WITH TVP: This is year two!
FAVE RIDING BEV: I am a fan of old fashioned water, but lately getting into the Nuun tabs.
ADVICE FOR TVP'17: I know that a cold beer makes everything better after any amount of time on the saddle.
name: Jane d. (Janie-poo, crazy jane, The janiac, pope jane pahl)
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Five years; I won a road bike Spring 2012 at the Ride the Rockies Route Announcement Party. Started riding that summer so I could participate in the first PTP. It turns out my legs were built to cycle because during the bike fitting I found out my femurs are long.
YEARS WITH TVP: I'm an OG.
FAVE RIDING BEV: Beer (mostly Budweiser or Coors Extra Gold) and hot gin!
ADVICE FOR TVP'17: Have fun, drink beer, and there's no shame in taking the sag wagon. Although, i'm happy to say I haven't taken it yet; this year may be the first since i haven't had the proper time to train...oopsy. That saddle is going to hurt.
FUN FACT: Jane created the first and subsequent TVP logos!
name: keith G. (beer man)
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Approximately 25 years or so. I was around when mountain bikes didn’t have shocks - yikes.
YEARS WITH TVP: This is my fourth PTP ride and second with TVP.
FAVE RIDING BEV: Cold water and NUUN tablets - the Tri-Berry is pretty tasty. Post ride - nothing beats a cold beer (or two, three…).
ADVICE FOR TVP'17: Take in all of the farm stops; the locals are great and you’ll learn things you didn’t know!
name: andrea b. (DRE)
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Riding a road bike for five years, but riding bikes my whole life!
YEARS WITH TVP: This is year two.
FAVE RIDING BEV: I like Scratch or Nuun for riding, and then definitely a cold brew or some champs to celebrate a long ride!
ADVICE FOR TVP'17: Obviously stretching is crucial to prevent injury, and it helps those legs feel fresher for the next day, but it also creates an opportunity for mindfulness and reflection.
name: Mary M.
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Three
YEARS WITH TVP: I'm a newbie; just joined PTP 2017 and am excited to get out on the road with everyone!
FAVE RIDING BEV: Nuun electrolyte tablets or my patented half water, half Gatorade mixture. Also, beer.
ADVICE FOR TVP'17: Stay hydrated and eat all the carbs.
NAME: Mark c.
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Mountain kind since the 90s and tried out roadie stuff in 2009. Don’t make me choose.
YEARS WITH TVP: I'm a junior.
FAVE RIDING BEV: From Golden so the Coors products are a favorite. For hydration H2O and “Sport Legs” pills help me get up the hill.
ADVICE FOR TVP'17: The Ag stops are part of the fun and make PTP special. Say thanks to sponsors and the kids from FFA.
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Just started this hobby about a year ago, in preparation for a half Ironman. I’ve logged quite a few miles in the last year however.
YEARS WITH TVP: Call me “FuNuGy", - I am a rookie to the team.
FAVE RIDING BEV: Roctane or Skratch. Of course, that all changes at the end of the ride. Beer…dark as night and strong like bull.
ADVICE FOR TVP'17: Its all a new journey, I look forward to “drinking” it all in as we explore Eastern Colorado!
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN RIDING: Roadbike - 3 years.
YEARS WITH TVP: Freshman
FAVE RIDING BEVERAGE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sm8JM-K1dc
ADVICE FOR TVP '17: Will take all I can get.