Matt Talbert

Member Since: 2014

Location: Park Ridge, IL


Road Track CX MTB
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About Me

Although I have been riding most of my life, most of my pre-xXx life was on a cheapo steel mountain bike, the only thing I could swing. There was something about the freedom and fresh air that couldn't be accomplished in a car. Moving to the city made me ride more, as my bike was my only non-public transit means to move around. I rode more on the LFT, and started to feel a bit faster. With a little more funds, I was able to get a decent hybrid. I rode even more, felt even faster and thought, "maybe I COULD race?" I took another plunge, got the most serviceable road bike I could purchase at the Performance Bike on Diversey and Halsted. In 2012, I officially became a roadie and never looked back. The speed kept increasing, but I had an urge for distance, despite racing always being in the back of my mind somewhere. I started training for centuries, with the North Shore Century being my big event. Then one year, I saw a group of those fast xXx guys at the tail end of the ride. Although I didn't know wheel sucking was a faux pas at the time, it was one of the most impactful wheel sucks I have ever done. Staying on those xXx wheels made me think, "hmmm, I should definitely try racing next year." I attended a few race clinics. I reached out to the team and was welcomed into a great family. I've been with this group since 2014 and can't see myself with any other team. Also, I finally got a nice and expensive carbon road bike, which helps.

Race Reports

Report Name Race Name Race Date
Just go out and have fun Prairie State Chicago Criterium Jul 26, 2014
The Double Dash Alliance Glencoe Grand Prix May 31, 2015
Daenerys, Set Me Free Skyway Classic Apr 05, 2016

Race Results

Date Category Race Result
May 2, 2019 4/5 xXx Lincoln Park Criterium 31-40
May 28, 2018 4 Memorial Day Masters 30+ Cat 4 7
May 7, 2016 4/5 Monsters of the Midway 31-40
May 7, 2016 4 Monsters of the Midway 21-30
May 7, 2016 4 Monsters of the Midway 21-30
May 7, 2016 4 Monsters of the Midway 21-30
Apr 30, 2016 4/5 Lincoln Park Criterium 21-30
Apr 30, 2016 4/5 Lincoln Park Criterium 16
Apr 23, 2016 4/5 Whitnall Park Spring Classic 21-30
Apr 5, 2016 4/5 Skyway Classic 11
Aug 17, 2015 4/5 Gift from the Heart Grand Prix 19
Aug 10, 2015 4/5 Villa Park Grand Prix 21-30
Jul 27, 2015 4 Chicago Prairie State Criterium 50+
Jul 25, 2015 4 Elmhurst Criterium 31-40
Jul 19, 2015 4 South Chicago Prairie State Crit 41-50
May 31, 2015 5 Glencoe Grand Prix 10
May 31, 2015 4/5 Glencoe Grand Prix 21-30
May 16, 2015 5 Elgin Cycling Classic 5A 9
May 16, 2015 5 Elgin Cycling Classic 5B 7
May 10, 2015 5 Monsters of the Midway 21-30
Apr 4, 2015 5 Lincoln Park Criterium 41-50
Aug 10, 2014 5 Villa Park Grand Prix 17
Jul 26, 2014 5 Prairie State Chicago Crit 31-40
May 31, 2014 5 Glencoe Grand Prix 41-50