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Rob Jensen

Rob is a Category 3 racer, specializing in track. He has been in the local racing scene for a number of years and comments, "I did my first race as an Intermediate (now called Junior 13-14) in 1975 when I lived in Palo Alto, but didn't race seriously until I started collegiate racing at Santa Clara University in the 1980s. I achieved Cat 2 status on both Track and Road in the 1980s and road Friday Night Madisons regularly, and was the first Collegeiate Human Powered Vehicle Collegiate speed record holder in 1984."

When asked what he considers his greatest cycling achievement, he answers, "Achieving Cat 2 status on both track and road, and then after knee surgery ended my first racing career, being accepted to the first USCF Cycling Coaching training at Colorado Springs in 1986 taught by Eddie B. and Chris Carmichael."

"My wife Diana and I are co-owners of Testarossa Vineyards in Los Gatos and are avid cyclists. She has done several centuries including the Sequoia Century. Both of our Children, Nick and Claire love cycling and are LGBRC members. They both regularly participate in the track program and have raced at Junior Nationals in Trexlertown, PA, and have both ridden on the 45 degree banking at the indoor ADT Velodrome in Los Angeles."

When asked what his cycling goals are, "My goal is to compete for a Masters 45-499 NorCal/Nevada State Track Championship, and get back to Category 2 on the road and track. I'd also like to break the 20 minute barrier up Old Lahonda again. So far, my best modern era time is 21:35, not bad for a 6' 2" trackie, I'd say."



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