Nate the Great

“Racing by yourself sucks,” Nathan Greenwood says and we at FMBR couldn’t agree more. We’d add that drinking great beer is not as enjoyable by yourself either. Nate is looking forward to both drinking awesome beer and racing with tons of FMBR teammates this season.

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Wise words from a man who knows what it’s like to be on the top step of the podium whether it be a XC mountain bike race or a curvy criterium. Nate packs a powerful kick at the finish of races and enjoys technical parcours.

Look for Nate racing this weekend at SBCRR and the Soto Memorial Criterium!

Follow him throughout the season on Strava & Instagram.

This is Bobby

Robert ‘Bobby’ Lozoya originally started on the dark side (running, then triathlons), but a bum knee unwilling to take the impacts of consistent pavement pounding brought him into cycling full time in 2011 with UCSB Cycling and he hasn’t looked back since.

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A software test engineer for the local tech giant RightScale keeps him busy during the day, but dreams of winning the Copperopolis Road Race occupy his thoughts during his training hours. He is also looking forward to making the journey to tackle the Gila Monster this year in New Mexico!

Follow his exploits on Strava/Instagram and look for him starting at this weekend’s local races – SBCRR & Carlos Soto Memorial Criterium!

Welcome Cheezy!

John ‘Cheezy’ Echeveste has raced 100+ times in the SCNCA/NCNCA districts since 2008 – chances are, if you want some intel on a race, he’ll have done it and be able to offer guidance. We’re lucky to have such an experienced, well respected and dynamic teammate on FMBR this season.

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                        Cheezy taking the win at Copperopolis in 2014. Photo by Alex Chiu.

By day, Cheezy is the Architect & Manager of Desktop Services & User Support at UCSB – Life Sciences Computing Group. You can find him on the Tuesday Hammerfest ride out of Goleta as well as the Thursday OSM nooner group. When not cycling, the man loves his beerBarley (dog) & his girlfriend Caroline (not in that order, of course).

Follow his exploits on Strava/Instagram/Twitter and look for him to put the pressure on this season during the local elite races!

Introducing ☼wen

Soft with his words, Owen Thomas does his talking (aka pain inflicting) aboard his Colnago EP. All weekend long he was hanging with the big guns on the elite team during camp; whether it was on the climbs, flats or descents he was crushing, floating and dissecting every bit of road beneath him.

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Owen is coming into the season super fit likely because he’s a stalwart on the Thursday OSM ride. He hopes to take this early season fitness to his master cohorts and crush fields around the state in the hillier classics like Mt. Hamilton & Pine Flat. We’re stoked to have him on the FMBR team and excited to support his successful 2016 racing campaign!

Find him in the mountains around Santa Barbara and follow his riding exploits on Strava.

Meet Jason “The Hammer” Hannon

Besides being a Masters category competitive cyclist, Jason is also a father of two boys (young men now), a husband, and works as an electronics engineer in Goleta. You will often find him out on the lunch time group rides around Goleta during the week, or doing his weekly Fig Mountain loop practically every Friday morning.

Follow Jason on Strava and look for him at SBCRR on Saturday 1/30!

GM Kirk

With a cross-country ski background and a master’s in biomechanics Kirk Nordgren was built to be an endurance bike racer. Over the past few years he has moved up quickly into the elite road ranks and dominates just about every MTB race he enters.

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                       Many more podiums to come in ’16 for Kirk

He is also the General Manager at Carmichael Training Systems in Santa Ynez. Chances are if you have a question regarding training, recovery, nutrition or anything else in between (regardless of the endurance sport you are pursuing), Kirk will have some guidance for you – an amazing asset to have on FMBR this season.

Follow his exploits on Strava, Instagram , Twitter and check out his CTS coaching profile if you are interested in taking your training to a whole new level!

Meet Jessica BAUM

Jessica has no relation to the master frame builder in Australia, but she does ride a pretty fly Canyon Ultimate CF SLX (not sponsor correct, but that thing is so sweet we’ll give her a pass).

Jessica, BAUM-ing down OSM.
 Jessica, BAUM-ing down OSM.

She is joining Julia as the other women on FMBR for the inaugural season – we guarantee that number will grow next year! Previously she competed for UCSB Cycling where she served as team comedian to keep the racing light-hearted and fun. Like Julia, she hopes to find her “inner climber” this year and train hard on OSM cracking 20 minutes sometime soon.

Follow her exploits on Strava & Instagram – welcome to the team Jessica!

Santa Maria Dave

With two other David’s (Priest & Silverander) on the team, just Pankratz might work best for distinguishing him if is uncanny ability to find his way into the breakaway doesn’t already…

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The owner of One Way Boardshop with his brother Dan for over the last 15 years, Pankratz is an avid and skilled boarder (surf/skate/snow) as well – his balance and technical skills shine on hilly and technical racing terrain. He is looking forward to suffering through some stage races this season (San Dimas and Chico?) and upgrading to the Elite level.

Follow his exploits on Strava, Instagram , Twitter and check out his shop if you are heading through Santa Maria at 250 Town Center East. We look forward to racing with you this season Dave!

Young Gun #1 – Tyler

One of two FMBR team members legally unable to celebrate properly this upcoming season, we know it won’t hold Mr. Halweg back from a successful first year competing at a high level.

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Shooting to crack the top 10 at XC Nationals in Mammoth this July, Tyler also brings strong perseverance and teamwork to our devo squad looking to upgrade quickly on the road in 2016.

Keep up to date on his training and season successes via Strava, Instagram & Twitter – we’re excited to have some young blood on the team!