Blake Anton

Title
Team Captain
Squad
Elite
Age
32
Hometown
Arroyo Grande, CA
Racing License
Strava

Grew up in the bay area and moved to Davis around 10 years old. I saw tons of people out cycling there and ended up getting into it. I have been riding and racing since I was 10 and was the kid in middle school and high school with ‘shaved legs.’ I went to Cal Poly where I have a BA in Architecture, a minor in Sustainble design, and kind of need to finish this Master’s I have been working on for far too long (traveling and bike racing got in the way and is WAY more fun). I live on a 20 acre ranch just outside of San Luis Obispo where I have a pretty solid garden, occasionally ducks, chickens and bees, and an Airbnb 5th wheel or two to help pay the rent. Since 2010 I have been the USAC Collegiate Athlete Representative and have run the WCCC road collegiate season for the past two years. I love all aspects of cycling and try to give back where I can.

Favorite Race
Turlock RR
Favorite Place To Ride
San Luis Obispo
Best Marc Pro Pad Placement
Inner & outer quads
Favorite H24 Product
Rebuild Strength - I am all about the big recovery smoothie after hard rides. I scoop the H24 rebuild in with 2-3 bananas (depending on how hard it was), about a cup of mixed berries, and fill the rest of the blender with half soymilk half water.
Favorite Food
Mexican and mac n cheese
Favorite Drink
Porter or stout, black butte porter
If Im Not Riding I Am
Designing and building houses, always tinkering and working on something, traveling, backpacking, enjoying life and the outdoors
Life Goal
Travel, bike, and enjoy life
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me
I once had a TENs unit pad (before I was sponsored by Marc Pro) slip off my legs in Puerto Rico and fall on my balls. That got me up real quick.
Pro Tip
Practice both your strengths and your weaknesses. Your strengths may be how you win races, but if you can't make it to the finish because you are poor at going uphill (me), or something else, work on it hard so you can be there.
Best Tactical Advice
Sag climb until it's time to light the race on fire
Best Way To Recover
Big protein shake after hard rides, quick shower, then settle down with a book or computer for an hour and let the Marc Pro or Podium Legs work some magic. I'm too lazy to foam roll. If you have enough energy to do that, you didn't ride hard enough :)
Best Training Advice
Rest
Craziest Place Slept For A Bike Race
In my car overnight for a collegiate race. But my buddy and I were woefully short on clothing and I used to keep an emergency bottle of vodka in my car (sophmore college brain), so we drank to keep warm. Felt like a real russian that night.