Friday, September 14, 2012

Dreaming about the future

Over this last year I have been dreaming about where Quantum Mesa Cycles might go in the coming years. I for sure am a dreamer, I think that if you don't have big dreams then you can never accomplish big things. Over this last road season we had riders ranked high in the US for crit racing, our cat 3 team was ranked in the state of MO, and most of those riders are moving up to put together a great cat 2 team. We are hoping to go head to head with the other big teams in the area like Gateway Harley, Dog Fish, Mercy, Trade Winds, RACC, IScorp, Enzos, Rhythm Racing, and others out there racing at the top of the game. There are a lot more individuals that are racing amazingly and with the strength of our team we should be able to do well against them as well.

So where do we go? What do we do? I have never raced at the high level of the sport. I am only a cat 3 who hopes to one day move up and be a very good racer. But I have teammates who could do some pretty special things, and I would like this team to help make that happen. There is a lot that has to happen however, and I'm not really sure how long it will take to get there, but I just have to take it one step at a time.

Team guys have already started to target races like Joe Martin, Tour de Gila, Tulsa Tough, Dairyland, MoPRO, U23 Nationals, Master's Nationals, and others. These would all be big national and regional races, and a big jump from the local races we do every weekend. The great thing about racing locally in St Louis however, is the quality of the guys we have here. We have a good number of races throughout the year, and the guys here really seem to be getting really good. I heard often this last season how St Louis is considered a great crit racing scene around the midwest.

My dream for the team is to just keep getting stronger, and continue to race like we did this whole season, as a team. To move up into the higher ranks of USA cycling and start to be known on the regional level, and maybe someday the national level. At this point we are having a blast though, and the journey is the best part.
A big part of the team at the Maplewood race. The racing would never happen without our great family behind us.

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