JESUS "CHUY" ORTEGA
How I got started riding: I started riding in high school to the beach with
my friends on an old k-mart bike that I borrowed from my
Why I love to ride: My wife says I look cute in bike shorts.
Bikes that I have: Giant XTC 29er 2; Scott CrossComp; Look KG-451
Favorite bike racing idol?: Brent Prenzlow, racer with a full time job who
likes to beat up pros!
Favorite ride(s): Almost every ride is my favorite, but Celo's
Circle R & Pendleton Rides, GMR of ATOC fame and Turnbull
Cyn in Whittier, CA
My future goals: Try to do well in the So Cal Prestige Series of
Cyclo-cross and in some XC races. Try some endurance
mountain bike races and maybe an Xterra.
Outside of cycling
interests?: Running, reading, writing, and baseball
Notable Achievements &
Results?: 6th place at the Sea Otter Classic XC race in
2012, 10th at the Sea Otter Classic Crit in 2010, Unofficial
Cat 4 SCPS Champion in 2009.