Just ask Steve Peat and Nathan Rennie… they’ll tell ya!
But seriously, I have to give props to RL Policar for all of his hard work these past two races. As a Team Captain/Mgr role he has been more than supportive for the entire Team. He’s provided everything for us from a tent (shelter from rain), food, energy supplements, tools, you name it we have it…
Memorable examples from this past weekend at Mt. SAC: On my second lap approaching the Feed Zone (FZ), I see RL yelling trying to get my attention. On one hand a fresh bottle of water with Motor Tabs and on the other a Heineken. Tough choice! To me this is comical as it breaks the monotony of the grind. Off course I grabbed the water bottle. RL did this for all the Team members, keeping us hydrated during our race.
RL at the Feed Zone for me and KIm.
On Priscilla’s race – as she approached the FZ, RL was going to give her Clif Shot Bloks. At this time I was done with my race so now I was taking pictures however I was situated on higher level than the FZ. I wish I would have captured the next events on camera…
There was a fumble with the hand-off to Priscilla. Apparently RL couldn’t get the Shot Bloks out of his pocket and at the same time trying to keep up with Priscilla as she is riding by. He ended up tumbling up the hill… none the less great effort and I have to commend him for that!
Through out day he ran back and forth at different prime spots to capture the Team on video while lugging a heavy duty tripod for a heavy duty video camera.
RL moving from different areas of the race on his Xtracycle.
To top it off there were two separate race times. At the end of each race, not only was he there to meet us at the Finish Line, but he went straight to the tent to start the grill so we can eat. This was like a Four Star treatment – man what service!!!
Grilling salmon and burgers…
So who else says RL is Super Cool – Team MtnBikeRiders.com says he is! Thanks RL!