Team Bike Doctor is excited to publicly announce its new roster additions for the 2014 road team. We have a select and extremely talented group joining the squad which will fit in nicely to our strong nucleus of riders. Not only have we added some incredible depth and strength to our Category 1 / 2 squad with the additions of James Studebaker and Matias Palavecino, but we’ve filled in talent to our feeder ranks with the up and coming additions of Mike Tabasko, Aidan Palmer and Katherine Klausing. The team is honored to have these terrific individuals representing our team in 2014. And of course, none of this would be possible without the uncompromising and gracious support of our Sponsors:
Bike Doctor (Waldorf, Arnold, Frederick, Annapolis, Crofton) North Tek Gear, Shimano, Cannondale, Elite Endurance Training Systems, Mayur Kabab House, Strong Smiles Dental Practice, and DigiSource Discovery Solutions.
James is a CAT 2 entering his third year of road racing. He considers himself an ‘all rounder’ who truly enjoys all disciples of the sport; time trials, road races and criteriums. He grew up as a competitive swimmer and has competed in several endurance sports including ultra-marathons. James is 37 years old and lives in Reston, Virginia.
When not on his bike, he’s trying to keep up with his baby daughter, Ella (5 months), son Evan (9 years) and wife JC. His goals are to earn a CAT 1 upgrade and bring the heat to Masters Nationals in all three events with a TT focus.
Mike comes to Bike Doctor Racing from fat-tire roots, ready to put his skills to the pavement for the red and black guard. Always a contender in the endurance MTB scene, he earned his pro license in 2011 and placed 9th overall in the 2013 National Ultra Endurance Series.
He and his wife, Bonnie, recently came back to Maryland after spending much of 2012 teaching abroad in Bhutan for Health Volunteers Overseas. As a physical therapist and orthopedic specialist, Mike is currently the clinic director at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation in Rockville, MD. He spends much of his time off the bike working with our local community of runners and cyclists. He’s currently developing a collaborative forum for physical therapists on-line at http://www.physiolab.org.
Looking forward to 2014 goals, Mike has his sights on a move up to Cat 2 while supporting the squad in the elite races.
Katherine started racing in the 2008 when she first pinned on a number for a criterium in Columbus, Ohio and she hasn’t looked back. As a student, she started racing for American University and fell in love with collegiate cycling. In 2010, she helped to start up the Your Ad Here cycling team and had a lot of fun racing in MABRA-land. Her favorite events are the Tour of Page County (VA), the Tour de Millersburg (PA), Tour of the Scioto River Valley (OH), and the MoCo Epic (MD).
Her road racing accomplishments include winning an ACCC Conference Championship in 2009, the MABRA Best All-Around Rider (BAR) Jersey in 2011, and the MABRA Road Race Championship in 2012. In 2014 she is looking forward to being a part of the Bike Doctor team, improving her time-trialing and sprinting, and doing a lot more mountain biking.
Aidan has been involved in the local MABRA community as a junior racer for several years. As a junior, he spent 3 years with ABRT before transitioning this past year to the GS-CycleLife Jr Devo team where he ended the season as a Cat 3. He hails from Severna Park, Maryland. Aidan is in the homestretch of wrapping up his senior year of High School. He has big ambitions to continue racing throughout college and is considering a few of the most prestigious college cycling teams in the U.S.
2014 will be his first year outside of the junior ranks full time. Aidan is cagey beyond his years and the team is excited to help him grow as an elite bike racer. Aidan will be targeting many of the local Cat 3 races. He’s looking for strong personal results as well as contributing to the strong results of the Bike Doctor team as a whole.
Matias earned his CAT 2 during a little sabbatical away from chasing glory in the triathlon world a few years ago. After settling down in Alexandria, VA, with his wife, Katie, the family has grown to include a young son, Leo, and a precious little daughter, Chloe. With new adjustments and priorities, Matias is looking to narrow his training focus and maintain his competitive drive by racing on the Bike Doctor elite team for 2014.
As one of Mid-Atlantic’s top triathletes, Matias’ palmares are impressive. He’s a 2 time Ironman Kona qualifier and finisher, as well as the 2008 & 2010 Eagleman Amateur Champion. Matias is a tenacious competitor and his depth of fitness will be a tremendous asset to the team, especially in fast, hilly road races.