Featured Fiver: Ross Polinow.
Ross is a long time Team Evesham member, part of the ride leader team on the weekly Friday morning rides, and a TE Board Member. More about Ross:
- What is your pre-ride routine? I definitely get prepared the night before a ride. That includes laying out my best guess on what to wear for the next day, charging my Wahoo and light, checking the route and sync with my Wahoo if necessary and filling my water bottle. It’s the best way to get a few extra minutes of sleep and have a stress free morning with hot coffee, a banana or bagel with some peanut butter.
- Why did you join Team Evesham? I’ll have to give that credit to Sandy Student. He didn’t actually “make me join” but he sure did persuade me. One summer day 11 years ago I was riding along Marlton Parkway with a friend and Sandy Student pulled up next to us at a light. He gave us the Team Evesham promo speech and asked if we wanted to ride with the team that coming Sunday and we agreed. Somehow I managed to finish that first 30 mile ride on a heavy hybrid. That ride gave me the confidence to join and the rest is history.
- What is your favorite charity ride? I really enjoy riding to Cape May with the Foster 100 but my favorite memories are those first MS and ACS rides that I did with Team Evesham. There was always a huge rider turnout with great team photos and lots of camaraderie from start to finish. What a feeling of accomplishment to complete those first century rides.
- What was your first bike? It wasn’t my 1st bike but the one I remember the most was actually a “Ross”. It was a really cool bike with high rise handlebars, a blue banana seat, 3 speed shifter, a rear “slick” tire and a “sissy bar” which made a perfect fishing rod carrier.
- What’s your favorite favorite post ride food, beverage or routine? I’m all about “routine” especially when it includes eating after the ride. Stopping at Rastelli’s for coffee, good food (the hot chili is one of my favorites) and good conversation with friends is for me one of the highlights of TE rides. Although a stop at Zed’s for a few cold beers isn’t bad either!