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Aaron Hanna joined LGBRC in 2004 as a Category 3 road racer.
When asked what attracted him to cycling, he replied, "My brother and I mountain biked together growing up, and although I was glued to the TV every July for the Tour "day" France, I did not own a road bike until 2003.
A good friend on the club, Greg Juneau, suggested that I join 6 months later, and there was a lot of learning to do. But soon I was hooked, and finished in the top third of my first race at McClane. Having since learned that survival is the bare minimum, my first 2 years of racing have taught me a lot about where and when to position myself during the race. And with modest but steady goal-setting, I hope to continue improving my fitness, results, and contribution to the team."
"Making it onto the podium at my first Cat's Hill was thrilling. I was inexperienced enough to drop my chain on the hill, but it's the inexperience that makes the comeback so memorable. Money or merchandise prizes from subsequent races have been spent or used up, but I will always keep my podium medal as a reminder of racing for the pure joy of it."
"My background is mechanical engineering, courtesy of 6 years on the Blue and Gold side of the bay. I work on the servo-mechanical systems of computer hard drives, having spent 7 years with Western Digital. It's a rewarding challenge delivering 1-2 orders of storage growth/decade - time consuming, but rewarding."
"My past few years with the club have been great, both from the teammates and from the leadership. The quality and professionalism of Cat's Hill is very motivating to want to help make it the best event on the calendar. Teamwork is improving this year in the races, and we have a bright future to be one of the teams to beat every week."