Justin Rossi

Squad
Retired
Age
38
Hometown
Reno, NV
Racing License
Strava

My athletic career began at 3 years old in a swim pool. My parents couldn’t keep me out of the water and figured they would let me start early. Swimming began to get serious (year around) at 9 years old. The pool took me to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were I studied how to not treat your body as a top level athlete…and some Business Management. After college, I was burnt out on Swimming and found a new home in the gym for the next 6+ years. I never planned on competing but made it to 220 lbs at my peak!! A buddy of mine convinced me to get a road bike to work on some cardio and accompany him on some casual rides. After a few summers of riding, I became addicted to it and started to put more and more miles in. I finally got the nerve to do some local races in 2009 and began real racing as a certified Cat 5 in 2010. I spent the fall/winter season losing weight and training hard and enjoyed a quick rise to a Cat 1. I joined the then Wild Cherries Cycling Team and the rest is history. The following season we received new title sponsors from Marc Pro and Strava. Over the last 4 seasons, I have enjoyed much success on the local and national level and have had some disappointing moments as well. I have met a lot of great people and have become friends with even more.

Favorite Race
Nevada City
Favorite Place To Ride
Bay Area
Favorite Strava Segment
strava.com/segments/609257
Best Marc Pro Pad Placement
Gracilis and Vastus Medialis
Favorite H24 Product
CR7
Favorite Food
Sushi
Favorite Drink
Coffee or IPA (Track 7 is my new favorite)
If Im Not Riding I Am
I'm saving babies from burning buildings
Life Goal
Enjoy it
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me
My children are two French Bulldogs named Louie and Gus
Pro Tip
CONSISTENCY is the most important thing in cycling. Consistently; train hard, recover hard, sleep well, eat clean, stretch etc etc
Best Tactical Advice
Have a ROUTINE on race day and make it a habit. Get up a certain time before races, double check that you have everything, eat the same food, get to the race early to allow time, do the same warm up (Usually just for TT's).
Best Way To Recover
Replenish your body with the Best Nutrition and get Horizontal
Best Training Advice
Get a power meter and rest more
Craziest Place Slept For A Bike Race
Luckily I started to race bikes after I had a full time career...so no crazy couch surfing stories. Go back to best tactical advice for more.
Tell Us A Joke
I have no "appropriate" jokes
Favorite Jakroo Detail
The Speedsuit as a whole is amazing!! I really like the new Custom Name section and the thermal LS jersey is my new favorite piece of clothing. Detail would have to be the high collar on the neck of the wind vest.
Favorite Natures Bakery Bar
This is challenging. Blueberry Brownie and Blueberry Gluten Free are competing for the top spot!!