Meet the Owls

Meet the ladies and gentlemen that fly through the night.

Speciality:
Sprinter, Rouleur
Road Category:
2
Born in Moscow, Russia. Lived in Israel. Started riding when I came to Austin 17 years ago at the age of 18 & got my first bike - Trek 1000.... more

Joined UT Austin Cycling Club. Though the years, visited all of the Hawaiian Islands on the bike - camping, riding and climbing the volcanoes.

Got the racing bug in 2016 after visiting Mellow Johny's MOTR group ride. First race was 2016 Cat 5 Meegan Baab RR - never looked back since.

Code monkey behind Thea.com & StructuredDomains.com.
Speciality:
Puncheur, All Around
Road Category:
1
Riding bikes around the neighborhood with my friends was a regular part of my childhood. At age 16 I began taking out my old 26” beater mountain bike for long rides, seeing how far ... moreAnd how fast I could go. These long bike rides allowed me to push my body and experience a sense of real freedom. Later that year I would use the money I saved from my first job to buy a Specialized Allez road bike. 

Soon after buying my first road bike I joined a local jr cycling team where I was fortunate to have a great community of experienced racers to teach me the fundamentals of road cycling. At age 18 I attended Lees’ McRae College in North Carolina on a cycling scholarship where I would spend two years racing, and working towards earning my degree. 

In 2016 I graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos earning bachelors degrees in Exercise and Sports Science and Education. I currently balance my racing hobby with my job as a coach for Boneshaker Project, an Austin based non profit which teaches bicycle fundamentals and safety to local kids and teens.

I am excited to begin my 10th year of bike racing with the night owls crew. I know 2018 will be a great year of racing bikes with good friends!
Speciality:
Puncheur, All Around
Road Category:
2
I've always been very active on bicycles -  My childhood summers were spent roaming Corvallis, Oregon with friends, always racing from point to point, with the leader always taking ... moretime to moon the chasers. While racing Track/Cross Country and studying business at Portland State University, I developed a love for charging through Portland traffic on my Look HM KG386.

However, it wasn’t until my July 2017 relocation to Travis Heights that I became interested in competitive cycling, at the encouragement of my awesome roommate Steve. In early August I purchased my Felt AR5 and have been hammering the roads of Austin since, strengthening my desire to re-enter the world of competitive athletics with each pedal stroke.
Speciality:
Climber, All Around
Road Category:
2
Kuya always had bikes around him growing up. The story goes back to fixing his own flat tire at age 6. This mechanically inclined behavior ended up with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering ... more(Robotics). He found the excitement of competitive cycling and group rides after moving to Austin in October 2017. He has been racing since the mid-season in 2018.
Speciality:
All Around
Road Category:
3
I grew up in Davis, CA the home of the Cycling Hall of Fame and a hotbed for cyclists. As a Junior racer I was mentored by Steve Larsen, a former Team Motorola team member. Training ... moreand racing from a young age against cyclists many years older I developed my tactical racing intuition. And while training in the flat central valley of CA I developed my sprinting kick. However, it was in the hills of the coastal range, and the infamous Cardiac Hill in Napa County where I was truly in my element as a Junior racer. I took 10 years off from racing to compete as a NCAA collegiate swimmer for Stanford, where I was on an American Record setting sprint relay, and became an 8 time All-American in the pool. I never gave up my passion for cycling though, and utilized my power to weight ratio to crosstrain up Old La Honda climb outside of Palo Alto. I am currently in grad school at the University of Texas at Austin, studying to get my PhD in Exercise Science. My research and interest involves power training on the bike and I love being able to apply my studies to racing. I returned to racing last year and am excited to see where I can go with it!
Speciality:
All Around
Road Category:
3
Andrew picked up cycling after a devastating knee injury suffered playing ice hockey as a way to rehab and eventually migrated to triathlon, realizing that the cycling was the most ... morefun and rewarding aspect of training. Andrew continues to fly the Night Owls flag as a category 3 and masters racer.
Speciality:
Sprinter, Climber, All Around
Road Category:
2
Group Rides:
I'm Daniel Altoran a members of #NightOwlsRacing last 3 years, I been in Austin my last 5 years. I came straight from Puerto Rico to Austin where I born and raised my last 29 years ... morein search of a better quality of life in which I have found together with new teammate than became my friends. Passionate cyclist but a little competitive too sometimes. In which I have been in this beautiful sport for the last 10 years only knowing new places and friends that the bicycle has allowed me to know.
Speciality:
Puncheur, All Around
Road Category:
3
Group Rides:
I grew up on the neighborhood swim team and running cross country/track at school. It wasn't until my late 20s that I discovered cycling and I haven't looked back since. When I'm not ... moreriding, you'll find me turning wrenches at Trek Austin.
Speciality:
All Around
Road Category:
4
Collegiate swimmer. Founder of Breakfast Club. Rookie Owl.
Speciality:
Climber, Rouleur
Road Category:
2
I grew up in Houston. I started riding with my dad when he suffered one too many knee injuries from running. Collegiate racing with UT really made me fall in love with the sport. Training, ... moretraveling, and suffering all in hope of a small fleeting moment of glory. Since collegiate racing I branched out into discovering other disciplines of the sport. I've dabbled in track racing, XC mountain biking, and gravel grinding, but most of my focus nowadays is on criterium racing and single speed cyclocross. For me, there's nothing quite like taking corners as fast as you can, on and off-road.
Speciality:
Sprinter
Road Category:
4
Born and raised in Anchorage, AK. Former professional motorcycle road racer for Factory Aprilia and Suzuki support teams.
Speciality:
Climber, Rouleur
Road Category:
4
Group Rides:
I'm a 27 year old working-class athlete who relocated to Austin, Texas at the beginning of 2017. My love for riding was found when I was attending college at the University of North ... moreTexas in Denton. I was able to foster a fond love of the bicycle, the community, and competition through collegiate cycling. I was the interim president of UNT's cycling club for season when it was in it's infancy, the club has now grown so much and it's been a privilege to see the other kids continue to build upon it.

I've been riding bikes for about 4 years now, and I've always done so for the pleasure of riding just to ride. Racing has always come secondary, but I'm now ready to get serious about racing and about training. Watch out world! I've been picking up running when I'm not on the bike, and hiking and bikepacking when I can find myself in the mountains or the wilderness. I've been working in the state government IT industry for almost 2 years. Austin is home now and bikes are life.
Speciality:
All Around
Road Category:
3
Just a happy cyclist who love biking and being competitive. All about the team and winning races.
Speciality:
Sprinter, Puncheur
Road Category:
2
I commuted around my hometown for a few years before buying my first road bike in 2017. I haven't looked back since. Although beginning my PhD in Climate Modeling brought me to Austin ... morein 2020, it was the cycling scene that sparked my interest in this town to begin with. With punchy hills and a strong women's cycling field, I knew this city would help me grow in ways my hometown couldn't. When I'm not doing research, you'll find me putting long miles in on the bike and attempting to take bike trips (including bikepacking) whenever possible. Although crits are my true love, I enjoy every style of riding and also race cyclocross, gravel, track, and mountain bike.
Speciality:
Climber, All Around
Road Category:
2
I have been racing bikes since 2014, when my mentor took me to my first race in Syracuse, NY. I didn't do well but I had fun and have been hooked since! I spent 2017 and 2018 riding ... morewith domestic elite women's road racing teams on the east coast before switching to a national gravel team for 2019 and 2020. I took a few wins (Croatan Buck Fifty 100 mile race, Uwharrie Forest Gravel Grinder 50 mile race, and others) and enjoyed seeing the country at events like the Overland, Rebecca's Private Idaho, and Steamboat Gravel. I moved to Austin, TX in 2019. I work in an acute care hospital as a Clinical Dietitian in the ICU and COVID unit so the last couple of years have been full of taking care of patients. I'm very excited to be joining the Night Owls for 2022-the focus on team and community means everything to me.
Speciality:
Puncheur, All Around
Road Category:
4
Group Rides:
I grew up swimming competitively and danced in highschool and college. I picked up cycling in 2017 when I commuted from east Austin to my office on 360 and was hooked.... more

The sense of freedom I get from riding a bike is like nothing else and my love of nature keeps me motivated to see as much of the earth on two wheels as I can.

I love criterium racing and gravel grinding but have dipped my toes into mountain biking and am looking forward to racing cyclocross. When I’m not on my bike I work as a software engineer for a company in Austin.
Speciality:
Sprinter, All Around
Road Category:
3
Full time welder, full time cyclist no excuses. Picked up my first bike ever (fixed geard) back when I lived in Chicago started doing fixed geard crits and became a crit addict! picked ... moreup my first road bike and kept my journey going. Sorry in advance if I ever throw and elbow or my head while I defend my line

also I do MTB and some fixed if you ever want to slide in my IG DMS to go out ride
@juanflockaa

ready to take some W's with the night owls 🦉
Speciality:
All Around
Road Category:
3
Group Rides:
What started with delivering sandwiches for Jimmy John's on the bike, has now blossomed into flying high with the Night Owls. One thing i've learned since joining the Night Owls, ... moreit's more then a team, it's a family.
Road Category:
3
Group Rides:
I grew up in Louisiana where I developed an interest in endurance sports and deep-fried foods. UT Austin alumnus and former competitive swimmer (Hook 'Em.) MTB, Road, Gravel, Downhill, ... moreand chill. Fitness and training data enthusiast. I love ice cream and colorful movies. Night Owl rookie coming to a race near you. Fun rides with Breakfast Club.

https://www.mattkundo.com/
Road Category:
2
Throughout high school and college, I used bikes as a means of transportation, and learned how to wrench, almost exclusively on vintage bikes. I started riding as a hobby in 2013, ... moreafter starting my first job out of college. The hobby grew into a passion, as I continued to test my limits on the weekends and after work, joining any group rides that I could find in East Texas. I started racing later that year, won the state road race as a cat 5, and have since become a cat 2. Moving to Austin was a huge opportunity for me to improve as a cyclist, with so much talent, mentorship, beautiful terrain and racing experience within easy reach.

I've done two ~2000 mile bicycle tours across texas and the west coast, which were great adventures and life experiences that I'll remember for a long time. Over the years, I have also been a student of cycling, having self taught skills as a mechanic/gearhead, learning about nutrition, training, and strategies in racing, which I study and share through my youtube videos. Cycling has become a lifestyle for me, as well as a source of friendships, adventures, and personal growth - both mentally and physically. I am excited to continue to grow as a cyclist, and work with my Night Owls.

When I'm not on the bike, I am working towards a PhD at UT-Austin, looking for ways to make better batteries.
Speciality:
Climber, All Around
Road Category:
3
I ride bikes.. Growing up in San Antonio, I got my first bike 11 years ago from a pawn shop as an alternative to riding the bus everywhere. I fell in love with the freedom of cycling, ... moreand have been riding almost every single day since then both for fun, and because it's my only means of transportation. My life revolves around my bikes. I slowly became stronger and pushed myself more and more, regularly riding from SA to Austin, Corpus, and other parts of Texas for six years, eventually going on a 2600 mile bike tour across the Western US.

In 2013, I moved to Austin and started to do group rides. Before this, cycling was always a solitary experience for me. Riding with other cyclists showed me my true strength, with my fellow riders encouraging me to start racing. Three years later, 2016, I did. One year later, I'm a Cat 3, and I'm not stopping until I'm a pro.

By day I'm a classically trained French Chef with a culinary degree... By night I'm an owl flying not on wings, but on a bike.
Speciality:
Climber, All Around
Road Category:
3
Born and raised in Montreal Quebec, this Canadian of Italian descent backs down from nothing. If it's a hard climb, a tough wheel to catch or a sprint finish, he's always up for the ... moretask. Partaking in competitive sports since the age of three, this third year cyclist undertstands that it is discipline, honest effort and teamwork which propels an athlete to stardom.

A proud member of NightOwls Racing for brotherhood binds the hearts of men, saddle up.
Speciality:
Sprinter
Road Category:
2
I started riding in 2014 and from the moment I threw my leg over the bike, I fell in love. My competitive nature accelerated my move threw the ranks to my position as a Cat 2. I've ... morewon several series championships in one of the most competitive series in the country as a Cat 3 and 4. (2014/2015 Austin Texas Pure Driveway Series) Due to injury I sat out the 2016 season and as for 2017, I've found that it takes a team effort to move to the next level and thats how I've come to be a member of the Night Owls Racing Team.
Speciality:
Sprinter, Climber
Road Category:
3
Born in Boston, Massachusetts and after years of moving all over the east coast, I ended up in the wonderful state of Texas! Orginally I was a runner throughout middle school, highschool, ... moreand the beginning of college, but due to an injury I took up cycling which I soon found a new love for.

I have been competing on the bike for about 4 years now and riding for about 5 and a half. In 2015 I had a serious crash which took me off the bike. 2016 came around and I decided to focus on finishing up school at Texas State, getting my head screwed back on and figuring out if I wanted to continue with my passion! 2017 was about getting back into it, but I just didn't quite have the mental edge back that I wanted. When 2018 hit, I definitely felt myself getting stronger, but I still had a little self doubt which, in the end, prevented me from getting on to the podium, as much as I wanted to.

This year has been off to a great start. I have been feeling stronger than ever and I can't wait to get going with the guys and accomplish all of our goals as a team!

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2021 Highlights

  • Tulsa/Crybaby Hill cat 4 3rd
  • 1st - July 3/4 driveway mini series overall win
  • HHH road 1st cat 34
  • Sun city crit 35+ master 1st
  • Wild west shootout crit 35+ master
  • 3rd Driveway p123
  • 1st State championship U40 2nd
  • CX at LBJ 2nd
  • Cross of Ages 1st
  • Cat 3 state championship 2nd
  • Cat 3 sun city crit 2nd

2018 - 2019 Highlights

  • 1st - Lago Vista - Cat 2
  • 1st - San Marvelous RR #1 - P/1/2/3
  • 1st, 2nd - San Marvelous RR #2 - P/1/2/3
  • 2nd & 3rd - Fayetteville RR - Cat 2
  • 4th & 7th - Pace Bend - Cat 2
  • 3rd - Texas RR Championships - Cat 2
  • 2nd - Stockdale gravel roundup
  • 1st - Driveway 1/2/3/4 35+ x 4
  • 1st - Driveway 3/4 Leaders Jersey
  • 1st - Driveway 3/4 x 3
  • 5th - Driveway P/1/2/3 x 2
  • 1st - Pace Bend - Cat 5
  • 1st - Davy Crockett Classic - Cat 4/5
  • 1st - Lago Vista - Cat 4
  • 2st - Tommy Ketterhagen Memorial Road Race - Cat 5  

2017 Highlights

  • 1st - Bike The Bricks Criterium - Cat 3
  • 1st - Sealy Road Race - Cat 3
  • 1st - Oatmeal Road Race - Cat 3
  • 1st - Pace Bend Road Race - Cat 3
  • 1st - The Bat City Classic at Apache Pass - Cat 3
  • 1st - San Marvelous RR - Cat 3 - Twice
  • 1st - Driveway Jersey Mini Series - Cat 3 - Twice
  • 5th - San Marvelous RR - Cat P/1/2
  • 5th - Fort Hood Texas Road Championships - Cat 2
  • 3rd - Chappell Hill RR - Cat 3
  • 4th, 5th - Fort Hood Texas Road Championships - Cat 3

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