Celebrating Those Who #SacrificeNothing
This fall riders from all over the globe welcomed us into their homes, lives and training schedules with #SacrificeNothing. We wanted to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated! While the photo contest may be over, the mission statement remains. We hope that together we can continue to show the world what it means to #SacrificeNothing.
The #SacrificeNothing Grand Prize
Grand Prize Winner: Ariel B.
I'm studying to be a teacher. Right now I'm doing my practicum at a high need school in the inner city of Atlanta. Some days I have to be in before the sun to grade stacks of homework, quizzes, and class work. And that same day I might not be able to leave until 7 or 8 pm because a kid needs remediation or tutoring. Or the kid doesn't want to go home. With all this, I have my own course work, assignments, and papers as well. It's a hard job, but I want to make a difference, and if I don't do it, who will?
Getting a CycleOps trainer could help me with training when I don't have time to go out for a training ride. I've been racing for 2 years, and have moved up categories in road as well as track. My goal for 2016 is to compete in track nationals, earn my CAT 2 upgrade in road and track, and continue to be competitive in local and regional races.
Grand Prize Package
iPad Air 2, Lifetime Subscription to CycleOps VirtualTraining, a BLE PowerSync, trainer accessory kit, Joule GPS+ cycling computer, Saris Hottie home storage unit, Saris SUPERBones bike rack, $250 to PowerTap.com, a One Year Supply of Skratch Labs, and Any 3 items to prAna
2nd Place Prize
2nd Place Winner: Bryan P.
I am a general surgical resident. I work 5am-5pm (more like 7pm) with 12 days on and 2 days off then repeat. I am a husband and father to 2 beautiful girls. I love cycling. Whether it be at 3am before work or 8pm after the family is in bed it is my escape. After long days of caring for patients both physically and emotionally and then making sure my family is well taken care of, my CycleOps trainer allows me to escape to the Pyrenees for an hour a few times a week. It gives me the flexibility to continue to train during such a busy time in my life. Most importantly though is that it allows me to be on my bike, which makes me happy. I hope that CycleOps can help me to enhance this short amount of time I get to spend on myself and enhance my training equipment I currently use.
2nd Place Prize Package
3rd Place Prize
3rd Place Winner: Susan O.
I'm a full-time mom, wife, engineer, iron widow and triathlete. My husband is an active-duty Chief in the Coast Guard and has been stationed away from our home for the next 4 years!Like most working moms, I struggle to keep all the plates spinning, but now more so than ever! After 10 years of my husband doing long course, he's taking a break, so it's MY turn! My first half will be Ironman Texas 70.3! Already familiar with 4 am training sessions, I know the ONLY way this time-crunched triathlete will be able to fit in all my training will mean serious trainer time. I know that CycleOps can help me not only survive Ironman Texas 70.3, but to RACE it!
3rd Place Prize Package
This Year's Weekly Winners
"I'm currently working full time and going to college. The trainer is perfect for my studio apartment, it doesn't take too much space and allows me to ride anytime. After a long day of hitting the books or work, I can hop on the trainer and ride my stress away. It's a great feeling and really helps with the anxiety of working retail and getting good grades. Nothing comes easy and I’m ready to put in the work."
"With two daughters, a job as a lineman for a local electric cooperative and doing all my honey do's for my wife ... Training has to be precise as you know to maximize my time. My goal is to go to nationals in 2017 or 2018 for my age group in road race!"
"I first got interested in triathlon looking for an emotional release. As a single, working mother of two, my goals are to be the best I can be while modeling for my children and balancing everything that pops up in day to day life. Next year I am heading into my 6th Tri season and will be racing in my third full Ironnan. I am returning to Lake Placid where I qualified for KONA, but want to apply what learned as a faster and stronger athlete. Starting in January, this PA girl, will be spending a lot of time in my basement."