Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA
Favorite Friday Night Race
One of the coolest parts of being a full time cyclist is getting to travel to fun places you might otherwise never even know about. Racing has taken me literally around the world, from central to eastern Europe, the far east, and Australia.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment on a bike?
Right now I consider my biggest accomplishment is making the Beijing Olympic Team in 2008. I’m looking to make that happen again next year for the London Olympics.
How did you get started on the Track?
My parents are responsible for getting me into track racing. They have actually raced at the velodrome every season since it has opened, including the opening all of those years ago. I did my first night of racing when I was 7, and have raced ever since. One Olympic Team and many national titles later, at 27 years old I am about to start my 20th consecutive season at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and searching for the second consecutive Olympic Team.
I consider myself and endurance rider, but if the sprinters aren’t careful I can win some sprint events as well.
Off Season/ Off Bike Training
I race on the road and track in the winter, and track and cyclo-cross in the winter. I don’t have an off season.
Follow my journey to the Olympics on Twitter @B_Lea1, Facebook, or my website www.bleacoaching.com. You can follow my Pure Energy-ProAirHFA team at www.pureenergycyling.net. If you are in the Lehigh Valley, stop by The Frying Dutchman donut shop for fresh made donuts and a cup of my coffee from The Schoolhouse Coffee Company.
Bobby Lea, Olympian (2008) and National Champion