Aaron Schindler

StatsAaron Schindler

Currently Resides: Hartland, WI
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 156
Education: MIT undergrad, UC Berkeley grad school in physics
Years Racing: 14
Racing Classifications: Masters 3/4
Strengths On The Bike: climbing, time trials
Strengths Off The Bike: cooking
Nickname: A-Train
Family: wife Christine, children John, Paul, and Heidi
Favorite Movies: Groundhog Day, Wall Street
Currently on my MP3: Franz Liszt, Pink Floyd

Race Highlights

2010 Masters 40+ WI State Road Race Bronze Medal
2010, 2008, & 2007 Masters 35+ WI State Time Trial Silver Medal
2008 Masters 40+ WI State Road Race Champion
1998 Cat 3 IL State Criterium Champion
1997 Bermuda National Road Race Silver Medal

In My Own Words

I spend my off-season doing: Mountain biking on the roads when temps above freezing, otherwise snowshoeing or Computraining at Attitude. Come join me!
My goals and expectations for 2012 are: Top 5 in all WCA road races and time trials. Complete the Nameless Epic, Centurion 100, Chequamegon 40.
I started racing because: A fellow cyclist who pulled up at a stop light next to me in Bermuda invited me to.
My cycling mentors and/or influences are: In 2011 I broke my back, neck, and some ribs at a Ripon time trial. I had rods implanted in my spine and four vertebrae fused. I was devestated. When I got an email from Steve Ostrofsky telling me how he healed from his fusion and went on to win a gold medal in the state time trial it was just what I needed to hear — that with time I’d recover and it isn’t the end of the world.
I consider my finest moment on the bike to be: Bridging up to Chris Halverson in the 2008 state road race to win gold.
The one thing I’ve done on a bike that I will never do again: Take wet, downhill corners in a time trial too fast.
When I’m not on my bike, I like to: Garden, cook, trade stocks and futures, teach chess clubs, Wisconsin Cycling Association secretary, Zion Lutheran School board of directors
Something you probably don’t know about me is: My 12-year-old son John is the top under-15 pianist in Wisconsin.

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