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Achieve Athletes

Matthew Santillan

Currently live in:

Oakland, CA

Achieve athlete since:

September 2016

Top accomplishments and/or results since being an Achieve athlete are:


The best part about being an Achieve athlete is:

tbd, but so far the coffee discount.

The aspect I like most about cycling and/or racing is:

It’s fun. Racing is more fun when you have cards to play. Cycling is fun because I like donuts and Mexican Coke.

My favourite bike is:

2016 TCR Advanced Pro; fits me really well.

The cycling/sporting accomplishment I’m most proud of is:

I’m most proud of helping my friend get her best Tunnel time on the way to work with a Team Sky-style express train. I enjoyed figuring out what numbers to hold, since half my Tunnel rides are with a backpack, and seeing that my calculations were dead-on. #nerd.

If I could be one animal I would be a:

I would be Mr. Owl, because he is wiser, and can steal candy from children and we love him for it. https://youtu.be/O6rHeD5x2tI

Of the following three facts, two are true and one is false:

I studied literature.

I binge watch Korean dramas.

I’m really into Jason Mraz.

My goals for the upcoming season include:
  1. Cat 4 to Cat 3 by May 31, 2017
  2. Sub-16 minute San Bruno Hill Climb
  3. Sub-12 minute Tunnel Road (OG)
  4. Top ten Berkeley Hills Road Race
  5. Win Winters Road Race



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