Mayors’ Ride Bios: Russ Robinson

Which Relay link do you want to ride?
Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo

How you found us
I received an e-mail message saying you needed a rider for this relay link and it sounded like something fun to do.

Why you want to do this ride
I was going to ride to Santa Barbara from San Luis Obispo in the next couple of weeks anyway

Tell us about your touring experience- if little or none, indicate many miles have you ridden over the last year:
I ride locally three times a week and do three or four centuries per year. (150 miles per week locally; I did a century ride on July 16)

Tell us about your bike
Road bicycle – either a Trek or Scott.

Describe your training regimen
One hundred and fifty miles per week and three or centuries a year.

How are you making time for this

What are your fears about doing this ride
Riding north from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo is mostly into the wind. I’m a tailwind rider. .

Do you have any special skills that you feel would benefit the Mayors’ Ride?
I enjoy riding. Hopefully, if there are enough bicyclists on the roads, one day we be accepted as equals by motorists.

If you are involved with other non-profit organizations, please tell us about them:
San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club (


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