Photo by Ed White.
Name: Jon Raleigh
Disciplines/ Current Categories: Track3
Goals for the upcoming season: Higher top end speed, quicker jump, and get to Cat 2 on the track
Why did you start racing? I’m bored most of the time and it fills the void
First Race Story: I'm pretty sure the first sanctioned race was a Superweek crit were I got a front row line up did a couple of laps out in front and then watched as the field blow by me as is I was standing still. Oops.
1st Bicycle: Trek Jazz bmx
Current bikes: Trek5.2 Madone, Kaminecki custom steel track, High Five carbon race track, Karate Monkey 29 mnt c'mute.
Favorite Bicycle story (Does not have to be related to racing): I fixed Mike Friedman's bike during Superweek- that was fun.
Bicycle superstitions: Only one pair of race socks. All other socks are for other riding.
Dumbest thing you've done on a bike: Thought I was fast.
Special Talents? Creeping everyone out and ending conversations.
Strengths: Not my legs
Weaknesses: Weakness is a crime
Final words of wisdom? Coming from the lips of Chris Hoy, "You train as hard as you can every effort of every session because you know that the margin of victory is so slim".