Name: John Baker
Date of Birth: 12/7/71
Born: Anderson, IN
Hometown: Englewood, CO
Height: 6'0" ft.
Weight: 175 lbs
Road Bike: 1997 Look KG243
USCF Category: Cat 4
Cyclist since: 1992
Sports Background: Cycling
Strengths: Sprinting, team workhorse
2010 Racing Goals:
1. Finish top 10 in the CAT 4 BAR competition (best all around rider)
2. Upgrade to CAT 3
2010 Team Goals:
1. Register the Black Key Bulls as an ACA club (done)
4. Promote a camp or clinic for kids, where the primary focus is on rules and safety for road riding.
Past Experience: Started racing mtn bikes in 1993, then switched to road racing in 1994, racing for various teams from ’94 to ’01. Highlights include:
1994 Muncie, IN; Ball State University Cycling Team – C Team top point scoring honors
1995 Ball State University Cycling Team – B Team top point scoring honors
1995 Black Key Bulls – Bike-A-Thon Champs - Team Rider
1996-1997 Boulder, CO; Morgul Bismark Cycling Team - CAT 3
1997 Morgal Bismark Cycling Team president
1998 Boulder, CO; Pro Peloton Cycling Team – CAT 3
1999 Ludlow, VT; Killington Pico Cycling Team – CAT 3
2000-2001 Boulder, CO; Pro Peloton Cycling Team – CAT 3
I “retired” in 2001 for various reasons, but my passion for cycling never left me. I started training again in October ’08, with the goal of racing a few times in ’09. I raced 5 times in ’09, with a highlight of 7th place in a crit in August. This happened to be particularly satisfying for me, since the last race I did in ’01 was at the same course & I crashed out of that one.
Career Highlights: Lots of top 20, top 10, and a few top 5 finishes over the years.
What I Bring to the Team: A wealth of experience that I can share with others, and a passion and dedication which is unmatched, to see the Black Key Bulls thrive in the Colorado racing scene.
Hobbies: Music, building anything, welding
Profession: Engineer / Program Manager