XXX Racing-Athletico

Ryan Fay

Member Since: 2009

Location: South Loop


Bio


Since my youth, bikes have taken me to places that I wouldn't have otherwise reached. When I was young, I rode my bike to school nearly every single day, on a route that was further than all of my friends. I didn't ride much in high school because that just wasn't something that anyone did and I was focused on basketball and baseball. In college, I rode to class almost every day and started to see more serious cyclists. The jersey I would most often see was XXX Racing. Thanks to Lance's success, I became aware of the competitive side of cycling. I watched every race that I could find on TV. The racing itch was real and I signed on with the team in early 2009, shortly after I bought my first road bike.

My first team ride was an eye opener. It was mid/late February and the extremely cold weather had just broken. The snow was melting and the hearty folks on the team showed up for a winter ride. I knew nothing about group riding or proper cycling clothing. Naturally, I arrived at Wicker Park wearing jeans and a wool sweater. I brought my messenger bag and ulock, just in case we needed to stop somewhere and lock up. I felt like a fool when I saw the normal cold weather cycling clothes that everyone else had. That didn't stop the group from welcoming me and I did the ride to Highland Park and back without any problem hanging on to the pace. Up is the only way to go when the starting point is that low.

Over the course of a few seasons, I accomplished quite a bit on the bike and made it to cat 2 on the road and got engaged along the way. The bike and the team continue to take me places where I wouldn't be otherwise. There is so much to know about racing, training, the proper way to wear sunglasses, and the nuances of taking a correct photograph of a bike. This team has all of those answers, opportunities, and more. XXX Racing is my home. Nobody does it better.


Race Reports


Unexpected Rookie Cat 5 Success!
8th Annual Hillsboro-Roubaix Road Race: Apr 04, 2009

Working For The Weekend
Circuit Of Sauk Cat 4/5 (Baraboo) + Vernon Hills Grand Prix Cat 5: May 03, 2009

My Memorial Day Weekend For The Ages
Snake Alley + Melon City + Quad Cities (Cat 5): May 25, 2009

Hitting The Road
O'Fallon Grand Pirx & Spring Prarie Road Race: Jun 07, 2009

An Illinois State Champion I Am Not
Illinois State Road Race Championship: Sep 12, 2009

Something Good To Talk About
Fox River Grove Cycling Challenge: May 17, 2010

It All Came Together
Snake Alley Critureium: May 29, 2010

Broken Dreams
Glencoe Grand Prix: Aug 15, 2010

Three Weekends, Six Races
Spring 2011: Apr 01, 2011

Podium Sweep
Matt Wittig Memorial Criterium: May 08, 2011

3's A Charm
Glencoe Grand Prix: Jun 25, 2011

Categories

Road 2
Cyclocross 3

Race Results


 Date Cat Race Result
 Apr 30, 2016 P/1/2 LP Crit DNF 
 Apr 24, 2016 P/1/2 Joe Martin - Circuit Race 31-40 
 Apr 23, 2016 P/1/2 Joe Martin - Road Race 50+ 
 Apr 21, 2016 P/1/2 Joe Martin - TT 50+ 
 Apr 10, 2016 P/1/2 Eagle Creek Park Crit #2 21-30 
 Apr 9, 2016 P/1/2 Eagle Creek Park Crit #1 14 
 Sep 7, 2015 2/3 Gateway Cup 50+ 
 Aug 23, 2015 P/1/2 State Championship Time Trial (0:57:25.96 - blew up)
 Aug 19, 2015 P/1/2 Track State Champsionships - Team Pursuit (0:4:57) w/ Tyler, Aaron, Rob
 Aug 19, 2015 P/1/2 Track State Championships - Individual Pursuit (0:5:03)
 Aug 19, 2015 P/1/2 Track State Championships - 500M TT (0:1:13.2)
 Jul 27, 2015 2/3 Intelligentsia Cup - Chicago Crit 50+ 
 Jul 27, 2015 P/1/2 Intelligentsia Cup - Chicago Crit 50+ 
 Jul 26, 2015 2/3 Intelligentsia Cup 50+ 
 Jul 25, 2015 2/3 Intelligentsia Cup 31-40 
 Jul 20, 2015 2/3 Intelligentsia Cup - Willow Springs RR 50+ 
 Jul 19, 2015 2/3 Intelligentsia Cup (32) 31-40 
 Jul 18, 2015 P/1/2/3 Intelligentsia Cup 50+ 
 Jun 29, 2015 2/3 ToaD - Tosa Crit 31-40 
 Jun 28, 2015 2/3 ToaD - Downer Ave 41-50 
 Jun 8, 2015 P/1/2 Tour of Galena - Crit (33) 31-40 
 Jun 7, 2015 P/1/2 Tour of Galena - Time Trial 11 
 Jun 7, 2015 P/1/2 Tour of Galena - Road Race (35) 31-40 
 Jun 6, 2015 P/1/2 Tour of Galena - Circuit Race DNF 
 May 31, 2015 2/3 Glencoe Grand Prix (26) 21-30 
 May 18, 2015 P/1/2/3 Fox River Grove 15 
 May 18, 2015 P/1/2/3 Fox River Grove 15 
 May 17, 2015 P/1/2/3 Elgin Crit (25) 21-30 
 Apr 19, 2015 P/1/2 Hillsboro Roubaix - Flatted out w/ 22 miles to go 31-40 
 Apr 13, 2015 P/1/2 John Fraser Memorial TT - Fastest Overall 20:25
 Apr 5, 2015 P/1/2/3 Lincoln Park Criterium 21-30 
 Sep 8, 2014 P/1/2 Team Time Trial - w/ Randy and Tyler (no 4th rider) - 28 mph avg, 18.7 miles
 Aug 31, 2014 2/3 Gateway Cup - Giro Della Montagna 31-40 
 Aug 30, 2014 2/3 Gateway Cup - Tour De Francis Park - caught up in crash w/ 3 to go : ( 50+ 
 Aug 4, 2014 P/1/2 IL TT Championship - 40k - 54:40
 Jul 27, 2014 2/3 Prairie State - Downers Grove 13 
 Jul 26, 2014 2/3 Prairie State - Chicago Crit 41-50 
 Jul 20, 2014 2/3 Prairie State - Crystal Lake
 Jul 19, 2014 2/3 Prairie State - Lake Bluff 31-40 
 Jun 29, 2014 2/3 TOAD - East Tosa 21-30 
 Jun 28, 2014 2/3 TOAD - Downer Avenue 31-40 
 Jun 23, 2014 2/3 TOAD - Waukesha 31-40 
 Jun 22, 2014 2/3 TOAD - Grafton 50+ 
 Jun 8, 2014 P/1/2 Tour Of Galena - Criterium 16 
 Jun 7, 2014 P/1/2 Tour Of Galena - Time Trial - Dropped Chain On The Hill 12 
 Jun 7, 2014 P/1/2 Tour Of Galena - Road Race DNF 
 Jun 6, 2014 P/1/2 Tour Of Galena - Circuit Race 18 
 Jun 2, 2014 P/1/2 Harvard TT 30K - 42:49 - 2nd Fastest Overall
 Jun 1, 2014 2/3 Glencoe Grand Prix 31-40 
 Jun 1, 2014 30+ Glencoe Grand Prix - SHOULD HAVE WON, did win sprint competition 14 
 May 26, 2014 30+ Quad Cities Criterium 13 
 May 25, 2014 P/1/2 Melon City DNF 
 May 24, 2014 30+ Snake Alley
 May 24, 2014 P/1/2 Snake Alley 50+ 
 May 19, 2014 P/1/2 Fox River Grove 13 
 May 18, 2014 P/1/2 Elgin Criterium 21-30 
 May 10, 2014 P/1/2 Muskego Park Criterium 12 
 Apr 19, 2014 P/1/2/3 Lincoln Park Criterium 41-50 
 Oct 14, 2013 3 Dan Ryan Woods 50+ 
 Sep 23, 2013 P/1/2 Fall Fling TT - Fastest Rider Overall - 27.8 mph avg
 Sep 9, 2013 P/1/2 TTT w/ Jake, Tom, & Tyler - 2nd Fastest Time Overall
 Sep 1, 2013 P/1/2 IL State Time Trial Championship (flat tire) DNF 
 Aug 29, 2013 P/1/2 Giro Della Montagna 50+ 
 Aug 26, 2013 P/1/2 Double Bong 40k TT 26.6 mph avg, 4th fastest overall
 Aug 26, 2013 P/1/2/3 Relay Cross w/ Ken Dawson 31-40 
 Aug 26, 2013 - Relay Cross Coed w/ Sue Wellinghoff (dressed as bacon and eggs) 31-40 
 Aug 11, 2013 P/1/2/3 Vernon Hills Grand Prix 21-30 
 Aug 3, 2013 P/1/2 Bryce Master 19k Time Trial (26:41, 7th fastest overall)
 Jul 21, 2013 2/3 St Charles- IL State Crit Championship 50+ 
 Jun 24, 2013 3 O'Fallon Criterium 10 
 Jun 16, 2013 3 O'Fallon Road Race - IL State Championship 31-40 
 Jun 10, 2013 3 Tour Of Galena - Criterium (monsoon) 17 
 Jun 9, 2013 3 Tour Of Galena - TT (flat tire) DNF 
 Jun 9, 2013 3 Tour Of Galena - Road Race (really hard) 10 
 Jun 1, 2013 2/3 Glencoe Grand Prix 21-30 
 May 27, 2013 3 Quad Cities Criterium
 May 26, 2013 3 Melon City Criterium 21-30 
 May 26, 2013 3 Melon City Criterium 21-30 
 May 25, 2013 30+ Snake Alley Criterium
 May 25, 2013 3 Snake Alley Criterium
 May 25, 2013 30+ Snake Alley Criterium
 May 25, 2013 3 Snake Alley Criterium
 May 19, 2013 3 Fox River Grove
 May 19, 2013 P/1/2/3 Fox River Grove 12 
 May 18, 2013 3 Elgin Cycling Classic 16 
 May 11, 2013 3 Monsters Of The Midway 13 
 May 11, 2013 P/1/2/3 Monsters Of The Midway 21-30 
 May 6, 2013 3 Urbana Grand Prix
 May 5, 2013 3 Tour De Champaign 14 
 Apr 28, 2013 3 Cobb Park
 Apr 28, 2013 P/1/2/3 Cobb Park 21-30 
 Apr 22, 2013 3 Cherry Valley 20k TT - 25.7 mph avg, 5th Fastest Overall
 May 12, 2012 3 Matt Wittig Memorial Criterium 16 
 May 6, 2012 P/1/2/3 Bong 20k Time Trial (26:06)
 Apr 22, 2012 3 Lincoln Park Criterium 21-30 
 Apr 22, 2012 P/1/2/3 Lincoln Park Criterium DNF 
 Apr 21, 2012 3 Leland Kermesse DNF 
 Apr 14, 2012 3 Hillsboro Roubaix 21-30 
 Apr 2, 2012 30+ John Fraser Memorial Time Trial - 20:37, 26.9 MPH Avg
 Apr 1, 2012 3 Spring Super Criterium (Adam H. gets the win) 41-50 
 Apr 1, 2012 P/1/2/3 Spring Super Criterium 41-50 
 Nov 12, 2011 4a Indian Lakes Resort Day 1 - Chicago Cross Cup
 Oct 24, 2011 4a Sunrise Park - Chicago Cross Cup 14 
 Oct 15, 2011 4a Psycho Cross - Chicago Cross Cup
 Oct 9, 2011 4a Dan Ryan Woods - Chicago Cross Cup
 Oct 2, 2011 4a Hopkins Park - Chicago Cross Cup
 Sep 25, 2011 3 Fall Fling Time Trial 9.3 Miles 20:48 (5th fastest overall)
 Sep 18, 2011 4a Jackson Park - Chicago Cross Cup 31-40 
 Sep 10, 2011 1 Team Time Trial (w/ Liam Donaghue, David Moyer, Tom Briney)
 Sep 6, 2011 3 Gateway Cup - Benton Park 21-30 
 Sep 5, 2011 3 Gateway Cup - Giro Della Montagna 31-40 
 Sep 4, 2011 3 Illinois State Time Trial Championship (33.6 K 44:32)
 Aug 29, 2011 3 Double Bong 40k Time Trial (WI State Championship) 53:25
 Aug 29, 2011 4 Relay Cross (with Owen Aronson)
 Aug 29, 2011 4 Relay Cross Coed (with Sue Wellinghoff and awesome socks) 31-40 
 Aug 7, 2011 3 Elk Grove 31-40 
 Jul 30, 2011 3 Grayslake
 Jun 26, 2011 3 Glencoe Grand Prix - Illinois State Championship
 Jun 12, 2011 3 Tour Of Galena - TT
 Jun 12, 2011 3 Tour Of Galena - Criterium 21-30 
 Jun 12, 2011 3 Tour Of Galena - Omnium 10 
 Jun 11, 2011 3 Tour Of Galena - Road Race 16 
 May 30, 2011 3 Quad Cities Criterium
 May 29, 2011 3 Melon City Criterium 21-30 
 May 28, 2011 3 Snake Alley Criterium 18 
 May 16, 2011 3 Fox River Grove (Clydesdale 190lb+ Cat 3, 4, 5)
 May 16, 2011 3 Fox River Grove 12 
 May 15, 2011 3 Monsters Of The Midway 18 
 May 9, 2011 4/5 Garden Prairie 2 Person 40k TTT w/ Jeremy Anderson (6th best overall)
 May 8, 2011 4/5 Matt Wittig Memorial Criterium
 Apr 17, 2011 4 Cherry Valley 30k TT (47:04)
 Apr 16, 2011 4 Flatlandia Leland Kermesse
 Apr 11, 2011 4 John Fraser Memorial Time Trial (22:37)
 Apr 10, 2011 4 Sherman Park Criterium
 Apr 4, 2011 4 Gateway Cycling Club Spring Criterium 14 
 Apr 3, 2011 4 Hillsboro Roubaix 41-50 
 Oct 3, 2010 4 Fall Fling DuPage Tech Park Circuit Race (gale force winds)
 Sep 26, 2010 4 Fall Fling Time Trial (9.35 miles 21:05)
 Sep 12, 2010 1 Team Time Trial (w/ Chris Kinonen, Brian Morrisey, & William Pankonin)
 Sep 4, 2010 4 Illinois State Time Trial Championship (46:43.36 32.65 km VERY windy)
 Aug 30, 2010 4 xXx Racing-Athletico Cyclocross RELAY - w/ Erik Didriksen
 Aug 25, 2010 4/5 Soldier Field Crit (small field - only 11 riders)
 Aug 16, 2010 4 Glencoe Grand Prix (crashed out in final lap) 31-40 
 Aug 8, 2010 4 Grayslake 17 
 Jul 31, 2010 4 Tour of Elk Grove 18 
 Jul 17, 2010 4/5 Schlitz Park
 Jul 11, 2010 3 Wolfgang Freitag 50K 2-Man TT (w/ Peter Allen)
 Jun 27, 2010 4 Peoria Cycling Classic Criterium
 Jun 13, 2010 4 Bong and a Half 30k (43:50)
 Jun 12, 2010 4 Sherman Park 21-30 
 Jun 1, 2010 4 Quad Cities Criterium 12 
 May 31, 2010 4 Melon City Criterium DNF 
 May 31, 2010 4/5 Quad Cities Criterium
 May 29, 2010 4 Snake Alley Criterium
 May 17, 2010 4 Fox River Grove Cycling Challenge
 May 2, 2010 4 Vernon Hills Grand Prix 21-30 
 Apr 11, 2010 4 Hillsboro-Roubaix DNF 
 Sep 20, 2009 4 Jackson Park 4A 50+ 
 Sep 20, 2009 4 Jackson Park 4B 31-40 
 Sep 19, 2009 4/5 Ronald Reagan Criterium 13 
 Sep 12, 2009 4 Illinois State Road Race Championship 21-30 
 Aug 15, 2009 3/4 Downers Grove 41-50 
 Aug 9, 2009 4 Glencoe Grand Prix
 Aug 8, 2009 4 Grayslake Cycling Classic 16 
 Aug 1, 2009 4 Elk Grove 13 
 Jul 26, 2009 4 Chicago Criterium 21-30 
 Jul 19, 2009 4 The NorthShore University HealthSystem Grand Prix 21-30 
 Jul 18, 2009 4/5 Schlitz Park 21-30 
 Jul 17, 2009 4/5 Holy Hill 21-30 
 Jul 12, 2009 4/5 Sherman Health Elgin Cycling Classic
 Jun 29, 2009 4 Proctor Cycling Classic State Criterium Championships 16 
 Jun 22, 2009 4/5 Fox River Grove DNF 
 Jun 21, 2009 4 Cobb Park Criterium 19 
 Jun 13, 2009 5 Sherman Park 5A 15 
 Jun 13, 2009 5 Sherman Park 5B
 Jun 7, 2009 4/5 Spring Prarie Road Race 14 
 May 31, 2009 4/5 O'Fallon Grand Prix 12 
 May 25, 2009 5 Quad Cities Criterium
 May 24, 2009 5 Snake Alley Criterium
 May 24, 2009 5 Melon City Criterium 13 
 May 16, 2009 5 Monsters Of The Midway 18 
 May 3, 2009 5 Vernon Hills Grand Prix
 May 2, 2009 4/5 Circuit Of Sauk 19 
 Apr 26, 2009 5 Leland Kermesse
 Apr 4, 2009 5 8th Annual Hillsboro-Roubaix Road Race
 Mar 29, 2009 4/5 Burnham Racing Spring Super Criterium 21-30 
 Mar 29, 2009 5 Burnham Racing Spring Super Criterium 16 
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