Feature – Joey Fry Q & A


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Feature – Joey Fry Q & A


1. When will you start your road season and what will be the first race?
Joey: Hopefully my season will start in February as I would like to do as much early season racing as possible to get used to the different style of racing from the Junior scene. Not sure yet what my first race will be.

2. What races will be your targets for 2016 and why?
Joey: I would love to be a part of the team for the CiCLE Classic with it being such prestigious UK race and I feel suits my style of racing. I’ll be targeting the Under 23 National road race and time trial. Other than those, hopefully I will go abroad with the team and get stuck into some full gas racing out in Europe too.

3. How will you spend the time on the bike between now and your first race in training? Long miles or cutting back to do top end efforts?
Joey: I will be heading out to Spain mid-January for a few weeks with a few of the lads from the team and get in some good miles out there in the warmer and hopefully dryer climate, getting a lot more miles in the legs before the start of the season. It will be nice to do lots of training without and distractions this year.

4. What was your favourite Xmas present?
Joey: My favourite present would have to be my new power meter, I haven’t trained using power before but excited to start to do so and look at what sort of numbers I can put out. Definitely makes the training feel more suited to me and more professional.

5. When it rains, which its doing a lot right now, is it turbo time or wrap up and get wet? (if the latter, what’s your favourite tip to stay dry in the rain)
Joey: I will have to admit, before this winter if it was raining when the alarm went off, I would probably have done a turbo session. However this year I have loved getting out and riding the bike whatever the weather.

My tip to stay dry would have to be getting a pair of proper mud guards! Not only keep you and your kit dryer and less muddy but also the rider behind you too! Another good tip is to man up and get on with it, once you’re wet through, you can’t get any more wet.

6. If you could do any race in the world including the best ones in the world etc, what would it be and why?
Joey: I would definitely want to race Paris-Roubaix. My Childhood hero being Tom Boonen who is the master of the Classics (Roubaix in particular) it was always my favourite race of the year to watch as a kid. Also the fact that is just such a tough race, from the first sector to the last lap of the velodrome, trying to get into the cobbles as high up as possible and staying there for the whole race, it’s complete chaos and I love it.



7. What piece of food can you not do without where ever you are on the road during the season?
Joey: A porridge pot always goes down well when on the road. Easy to do in a hotel room with the kettle as a snack in afternoon or have a couple for breakfast the morning of the race.

8. What is your favourite music track when warming up for a race or on the turbo?
Joey: Anything Rage Against the Machine, easily the most motivating music for me when warming up or on the turbo. It really gets you in the mood to put the hurt down in the race. Always preferred to warm up and train to something a bit heavy. Shinedown, Sound of Madness is always my last effort song for the turbo though, when you need that little bit more to finish the session off.

9. If given the option, would you prefer normal brakes or disc brakes on your road bike?
Joey: Call me old fashioned but I would prefer to stick with normal brakes. Never used disc brakes other than when I used to ride my MTB when I was younger but personally don’t see a massive need for them on road bikes.

10. What’s the spec of your race bike for 2016 and your favourite bits on it?
Joey: In 2016 I will be riding a Specialized SL5, 56”frame with Dura-Ace 11 spd. We will be using Edco’s new range of wheels which look very fast! They look very special with the custom Pedal Heaven green colour scheme. My favourite part of the bike is the custom paint job to match the Pedal Heaven green of the kit. Going to stand out well in the peloton!

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