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VINCENT LEI

CAT 5

Residence:  New York City

Previous sport:  Baseball

#years racing:  2

Occupation: Student

Favorite pre-ride food: Peanut butter and jelly

2018 goal:  Get stronger physically and mentally while balancing racing and school

ANDRE SIMON

CAT 3 Road & Track

Residence: Harpersferry wv. 

Height: 5'10" 200 lbs  

Specialty: All around.

Previous sport: Cycling.

Years racing: 10 Total.

Nick Name: Dre.

Ocupation:  single dad raising 3 girls.

Most embarrassing bike moment:  warming up on crit course looking stellar, everyone watching,  Frankie Andreu gave me his blessings, but when race started, I got dropped worse than a hot tomato.  True story!

2018 bike goals: Race as many bike races as i can in my area, do some races in my original home town Brooklyn, and have the mid-atlantic region gain more recognition about our H+H Racing Team.

LORENZO CAVALLARO 

CAT 4 , Masters 40

Residence:  New York City

Height: 6’1”

Specialty:  Sprinter

Previous sport:  Cross Country, Track & Field, Tennis, Soccer, KiteSurfing

#years racing:  6 +

Occupation:VP Specialty Sales International Flavors & Fragrances

Most embarrassing bike moment:  Realizing I was not a climber.  I just thought I could stay with the lead group in my first  hilly out of town race.  I pretty much exploded in a sea of lactic acid.

Favorite pre-ride food:Oatmeal with Peanut Butter

2018 goal:  Fully recover from a broken leg suffered in March 2015.  Get back in race fitness and hopefully regain my CAT 3 Upgrade Points.

Your key to being healthy and happy (other than riding the bike):  Work and Life Balance.  Lots of Family Time.  Italian Food.

OMAR TORRES

CAT 4

Residence:  Brooklyn, NY

Height: 5' 7"

Specialty: Technical courses/Crits/

Weakness: Climbing

Previous sport: Mountain Bike racing

#years racing: 6 + years

Nickname if any

Occupation: Systems Engineer

Most embarrassing bike moment: Very early on in my Racing career I fell over because i forgot to un-clip 

Favorite pre-ride food - Waffles

2018 goal : Finish Top 10

Your key to being healthy and happy (other than riding the bike): Staying positive and not letting the small things in life bother me in order to keep a stress free environment. Eating the best I can and R&R when possible.

RAY TIRADO

CAT 3 Road & Track/Mtb1

Residence: Bklyn, New York

Height: 5' 7"

Specialty: trails/ Mtb 

Previous sport: racquetball/ football

Number of years racing: 23

Nickname: nowayray

Occupation: field supervisor for plumbing company

Most embarrassing moment: I was on a team were we had silver skinsuits I had one on for a race and it started to rain lets just say that's when I found out the skinsuit was see-through when wet

2018 goal: win Floyd Bennett over all

Favorite pre-ride food: scrambled egg with a English muffin and a cafe bustelo coffee

Key to being healthy& happy: eating all the right food & drink. Try to keep my self and every thing around me stress free. Joking and making people laugh. Also happy coaching soccer and cycling

DEAN M. LEAVITT

"There is no category for me..."

Residence: NY, NY
Height: 5' 11"
Specialty: Serving as a human shield for skinny riders

Previous sport:Golf/tennis

#years racing: Never raced in my life
Nickname if any: "Slim"
Occupation: Electronic payments
Most embarrassing bike moment:  Falling on my face going zero miles an hour in front of 50 seasoned riders (forgot to unclip)
Favorite pre-ride food: Hot everything bagel with butter (scooped out of course) and 2 or 3 Gu's
2018 goal: Not to get killed by a car
Your key to being healthy and happy (other than riding the bike): Happy wife - happy life...

MARC COOPER

CAT 3

Residence: New York, New York

Height: 5’8’’

Specialty: Sprinting

# years racing: 5 years racing

Occupation: Banking

Most embarassing bike moement: Too many to mention 

Favorite pre-ride food: Banana

2018 goal: stay lean and ride hard

Key to happiness – enjoy life to the fullest

LUIGI LUCIANO

CAT 4 Masters 45+

Residence: Staten Island  

Height: 5’ 11”

Specialty: Time Trial

Previous sport: Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball and Ice Hockey

#years racing: Since 16

Occupation: Law Enforcement

Most embarrassing bike moment:

Favorite pre-ride food: Vegetables and cheese Omelet before Morning rides

2018 goal: Sub hour 40 km TT 

Your key to being healthy and happy (other than riding the bike): Not sweating the little stuff. As is life is full of commitments and responsibilities and most setbacks are only temporary.

DR DAVID HARRELL

CAT 5

Residence: NYC

Height: 6’1”

Specialty: unknown

Previous Sports: Camanachd (Shinty), Paragliding, Mixed Martial Arts, Rugby, Football (soccer), Hiking

# years racing: Complete NEWB

Nickname: Saetta (feel free to ask why)

Occupation: Research scientist (stem cell biology and regenerative medicine); Owner, Harrell BioScience Consulting; President, American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine; Chief Scientific Officer, Regenerative Medicine Training Institute

Most embarrassing bike moment: Being backed into by a police car in Boston and rather than receiving an apology I was given a long and stern warning about not having reflectors on my bike. 

Favorite pre-ride food: Double espresso and a Hammer Nutrition Bar or an omelet 

2018 goal: Learn to race crits, improve my racing category, continuous improvement in both speed and bike handling, race three Gran Fondos

Your key to being healthy and happy (other than riding the bike): Balance in work and life, relaxing with my two whippets, mentoring, writing, exploring nature, reading, being with friends, and laughter

Mitchell E. Steindler

MITCHELL E. STEINDLER

CAT 5

Residence: Columbus, OH

Height: 5'6" / 150lbs

Specialty: Anything on the road

Previous Sports: Baseball, triathlon, # years racing: 2

Occupation: Chemist

Most embarrassing bike moment: was coming to a stop in the middle of a fast blue ridge parkway descent, when I locked up the rear and slowly skidded into a curb and fell over

Favorite pre-ride food: pb & honey, apple, coffee

2018 goal: Win Tour De Granview 4/5 crit, move up in categories.

Your key to being healthy and happy (other than riding the bike): I am not sure yet