Meet the team:

Mike Barbone

Hometown: Glen Mills, PA

Occupation: Software Solutions

Racing age / Category: 37 / Cat 3

Number of years racing bikes: 10

How did you get into racing bikes?: What started as a way to help "burn off" hangovers back in the day has now evolved into a full blown lifestyle of riding, structured training, and racing.  It still helps with the occasional hangover though....

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: my power meter...I am obsessed with data (hence my occupation)

Joe Burch

Hometown: Aston, PA

Occupation: System Administrator

Racing Age / Category: 47 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 2

How did I get into racing bikes?: I bought a road bike just to do something different fitnesswise and one thing led to another. 

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: My Garmin!

Austin Conner

Hometown: Wayne, PA

Occupation: Finance

Racing age / Category: 43 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 14

How did you get into racing bikes?: I was a triathlete and wanted to improve my bike strength so I started doing group rides, then races. I was hooked.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Giro Helmet

Jeff Conrad

Hometown: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Occupation: Police Officer

Racing age / Category: 49/ Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 10

How did you get into racing bikes?:  After frequent visits, purchases and group rides with Keswick Cycle, business Owner, Brian Hackford, led the way.  Moved onto Tri State Velo for a couple years then met Mark Klimowicz who who led me to ZMR.   

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Love my Kurt Kinetic trainer and my after workout IPA. 

Tim Courtney

Hometown: Paoli, PA

Occupation: Wireless Technology sales / consulting

Racing age / Category: 52 / Cat 3

Number of years racing bikes: 15 

How did you get into racing bikes?: Got a flat tire on a solo ride.  Liberty Cycle club (NJ) ride stopped to help me.  I then assisted in sponsoring the team for a few years and got talked into racing.  1st race was Prospect Park in NYC.

Chris Cumo

Hometown: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Occupation: Business Owner

Racing age / Category: 54 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 8 years racing

How did you get into racing bikes?: Entered the Philly Phlyer USAC race unattached and got recruited by a couple of guys from Philly Ciclismo.  The rest is history.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Can’t live without cappuccino and sfogliatelle – just look at me!

Patrick Darken

Hometown: Doylestown, PA

Occupation: Pharmaceutical product development

Racing age / Category: 45 / Cat 3

Number of years racing bikes: 7

How did you get into racing bikes?: Triathlon - I saw the light

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Strava

Augie DeLuca

Hometown: Philadelphia & Montrose, PA

Occupation: President, Rock Ridge Stone

Racing age / Category:  46 / Cat 5 / the occasional tri, ocean swim

Number of years racing bikes: 5 years.  Shifted from triathlon to marathon to cycling as various body parts wore out.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Helmet, need to protect what little common sense I have left

Earl Hunt

Hometown: Collegeville, PA

Occupation: SAP Consultant

Racing age / Category: 45 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 3

How did you get into racing bikes? I really don’t know….

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Garmin Edge 520

Mark Klimowicz

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Occupation: Project Safety Director

Racing age / Category: 40 / Cat 3

Number of years racing bikes: 5

How did you get into racing bikes?: After doing several cycling charity rides, I decided to give it a whirl and instantly became addicted.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without:  HELMET to protect my fabulous hair style. 

Jason Mangler

Hometown: Wayne, PA

Occupation: Acrobat (and I occasionally sell things)

Racing age / Category: 45 (but I look 33) / Cat 3

Number of years racing bikes: 10

How did you get into racing bikes?: took up Tri's when I hit 30 and put the soccer cleats/dream away....as needed something less pounding on the body. Loved the bike leg so much I focused on the bike. 1st Race was Lower Providence...Crit love at 1st site (ha).

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: mid ride snack...I mean, seriously.

Chris McHugh

Hometown: Newtown Square, PA

Occupation: Portfolio Manager

Racing Age / Category: 50 / Cat 3 –Masters 45+

Number of Years racing Bikes: 19

How did you get into racing bikes?: I started racing the national Duathlon (run, bike, run) circuit in 1996 and raced competitively in the US and some International races. Fell in love with biking more then the running and started racing with Guys' Bicycles for 15 years while still doing some triathlons and duathlons. After a short stint with AJS cycling team, joined Jason and brother Brian to the ZMR team.

Bike or bike product you cant live without: Cannondale!! Bonk Breakers…..

Stephen Mechanick

Hometown: Gladwyne, PA

Occupation: Physician

Racing age/Category: 58 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 9

How did you get into racing bikes?: Started cycling again to get in shape for the American Cancer Society ride.  Began doing group rides and training with a group of guys who raced, which in turn led to racing with them.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Power meter for structured workouts.

PETE NOVELLI

Hometown: Malvern, PA

Occupation: Insurance Brokerage

Racing age / Category: 49 / triathlon

Number of years racing bikes: 15

How did you get into racing bikes?: Bought a mountain bike to ride in the Wiss., and a friend loaned me his road bike and talked me into my first triathlon.  Then I bought a road bike…and then a TT bike, a cross bike.. and then another mountain bike – you know how it goes.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: my computrainer, though it’s a close race with sfogliatelle

Mike Porter

Hometown: Linfield, PA

Occupation: Engineering

Racing age / Category: 45 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 12

How did you get into racing bikes?: I started mountain biking casually.  Some friends I knew in mountain biking also did road riding and I gave it a try.  Liked it so much that I bought a road bike and put in the road miles.  Those same friends that got me into road riding also raced, so I tried out some races and before I knew it I joined a race club.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Enve wheel-set with PowerTap.

Dan Rosenbaum

Hometown: W. Conshohocken, PA

Occupation: Chief Operating Officer, pharma / supplement industry

Racing age / Category:  51 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 10

How did you get into racing bikes?: got hooked on cycling 15+ years ago; then each year tried to up the competitive level, up the fitness level and up the goals.  Now it sets the rhythm of each year, and it’s addictive.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without:  DeezNuts chamois creme

Pete Sanelli

Hometown: Collegeville, PA

Occupation: Supply Chain

Racing age / Category: 47 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 5

How did you get into racing bikes? Was doing group rides and met a few guys from ZMR and went from there

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: Hop Devil

Robin Schroyer

Hometown: NC

Occupation: Exercise and Sports Psychologist / Sports Dietitian

Racing age / Category: 38 / Cat 4

Number of years racing bikes: 2 years on bike, 7 years in triathlon

How did you get into racing bikes? I had a great coach and friends that I started riding with. The other members of the group were new as well, so we learned together. We developed into a strong group that continuously pushed each other. We trained hard and raced harder... I became a biking addict!

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: water bottle and Garmin!

Kevin Sullivan

Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ

Occupation: Sales Manager (VW)

Racing Age / Category: 42 / Cat 4 Road & Cross

How did you get into racing bikes?:  I got into bike racing from originally riding to stay in shape. Used to ride mountain bikes for fun & BMX in early 80's.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without:  Can't ride without my Oakleys. Clear vision is beyond important with these pothole filled roads in Philly area.

Favorite Race: Battenkill. It's as much mental as physical a race you will ever do in a single day.

Kip Wetzel

Hometown: Wayne, PA

Occupation: Strategy and Management Consulting

Racing age / Category: 39 / Cat 5

Number of years racing bikes: 0

How did you get into racing bikes?: After years of marathons and running, my peroneal nerve got wrecked - fell into a state of disrepair that would not allow me to run. I started biking to commute to work and to have a new exercise outlet. After riding solo for 5-6 years, Jason Mangler convinced me to ride a bit with him and try my first Crit one month later... here we go.

Bike or bike product you cannot live without: new handlebar tape as mine seem to fray quite often.