El Dorado Park (Long Beach, CA) – Cycles Veloce/Team Simple Green was out in full force on Sunday November 17, 2013 at the Cyclocross Race at El Dorado Park. “My bike is so clean thanks to Simple Green!” said one racer. Another was grateful he didn’t have to spend his evening cleaning his bike like […]
About Andrew P
Andrew has always been around bikes even from a very early age. Short rides to the park and bike rallies with friends were common. His family’s garage has always been filled with bicycles. Andrew started bicycling consistently in 2006, starting on a mountain bike riding 10 miles at a time. At first it was just to help with his health. In 2003 he had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and eventually used cycling as a tool to manage diabetes. About the same time he signed up for the Solvang Half Century and realized he needed to train more. In his first season he also completed the So Cal Tour de Cure, a 70 ride, the Salinas Classic Half Century and the Solvang Prelude. From there it grew from a few short rides a week to a lifestyle. He now rides up to six times a week often riding 200-250 miles a week during peak training. He has successfully completed the Solvang Century five times, one of the toughest centuries in the country. In December 2008 Andrew joined Canyon Velo, one of Southern California's premiere cycling clubs, based in Yorba Linda, California. In 2011 he competed at the Sea Otter Classic and the new Thursday night circuit training races at the OC Great Park. He currently rides a sleek Cannondale CAAD8 aluminum bicycle, custom assembled with SRAM Rival. Just as training and functioning equipment are essential to peak performance, so is proper nutrition. Healthy eating with fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates, as well as Juice Plus+, the capsule with 17 fruits and vegetables is key to his strong cycling performance.