Friday, February 10, 2012

Video: Ride Life - KK's Finest Hour

Check out this cool video that Giant (a title Sponsor of KK's Master's World Hour Record) created of KK's amazing journey.

Click here to view the video and write up from Giant:

Monday, January 30, 2012

KK Sets Another Masters World Hour Record

Congratulations to Keith (KK) Ketterer who broke yet another Masters World Hour Record-this time for age category 55-59. KK’s sponsors, friends, co-workers and family were there in person and on streaming video watching as he crossed the finish line setting a new world record.  A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported and cheered him on during this journey. (Post race photos below).

Monday, January 16, 2012

Giant Bicycle Video Interview

Two weeks to go until KK's second world record attempt.
Sun, Jan 29th 6pm at the LA Velodrome in Carson, CA

Above: KK takes time out of his busy schedule to do a video interview with one of his title sponsors Giant Bicycle. Giant is documenting KK’s journey to his second world record. Come be a part of the audience as Giant continues to film on the big day!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

KK's Colleague Weighs In On His Second World Record Attempt

When KK isn't out training for his next big race or world record, he is an Inside Sales Representative for Giant Bicycle, Inc. Here is what one of his outside Account Executives, Cindy Lacotta, has to say about his second attempt at a World Record:

1.       How long have you known KK? Where did you meet?

CL: I have “known” KK for a long time…I remember when he first came on board with Giant.  Our AE at the time (I worked at a shop then) couldn’t wait to tell us about his new inside partner.  I can still remember him excitedly talking about all of KK’s accomplishments…raced pro, managed Susan DiMattei when she won USA’s first ever Olympic mountain biking medal, etc.  I actually did not physically get to meet him until years later…it seemed that our Interbike schedules never meshed.  It was good to finally put the face to the voice!

 2.       What do you think of KK going for another World Record and his chances of breaking another record?

CL: I think it is awesome.  Giant has the best bikes in the world, and there is no better way to prove it.   I know all of the training that KK puts in…I love hearing about his workouts…and it is great to see an end result like an hour record.  Also, even though it might sound like watching someone go around and around for an hour is pretty boring, I have to say that watching his first record breaking run was one of the most exciting sporting events I have ever witnessed…I am so glad I was able to be there in person to be a part of the experience.

 3.       How has KK’s World Hour Record attempts influenced you?

CL: I am always inspired every time I hear about one of KK’s workouts.  I always like to try them and see how I stack up.  (not well!)  KK is also a role model to me that he is still so successful at such a, um, mature age.  J  I refuse to believe that age is an excuse…KK is the perfect illustration of that.  He is also a role model to me in how to balance work and with an intense training and racing schedule.  Any time I skip a workout and use work as an excuse, I think of KK.  It is all about being well organized and very disciplined.

4.       What is the general feedback from retailers when learning of KK’s second attempt?

CL: My dealers are very excited about this.  Almost all of my dealers have his autographed poster hanging up; many of them watched the live streaming webcast of his first record ride.  Dealers love hearing about race results from our sponsored athletes (Adam Craig, Katie Compton, Rabobank, etc.), but KK is extra special because he is one of us.  He is someone we actually get to talk to every day.  He is a working Joe.  And, um, there’s that mature thing again.  He is an inspiration to all of us.

5.       What words of advice/encouragement do you have for KK?

CL: Go fast.  Turn left.  J

 6.       What is your most memorable KK memory?

CL: One of the things I remember the most from his first ride is the last few laps.  All of us who came to see him were leaned over the rails and were slapping the boards to cheer him on.  The feeling was absolutely electric!  However, I still think my most memorable KK memory was watching him step off his bike and almost collapse.  I have never seen KK so utterly wasted before.  I remember that was when it really sunk into me how epic his ride was.  KK made it look so easy while he out there on the track!  J 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Here is a Facebook post from, one of KK's sponsors along with a link to photos of his track bike:

" Master's World Hour Record holder, Keith Ketterer, brought in his track wheels for the Wheelbuilder magic bearing treatment to help shatter another record. Check out the setup he is using to train for his second World Hour Record attempt on January 29, 2012."

Click here to see the photos

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

KK's new 2012 World Hour Record Kit (photo by Pat Benson)

We got a chance to have a quick Q&A with Pat Benson, fellow track rider of KK’s and an awesome photographer (Thank you, Pat). Check it out below:

Q: How long have you known KK? How did you meet?

A: I've been riding at the Home Depot Center for five years and saw KK training and racing there, and competing at the Encino Velodrome. The track community is small and close-knit, and I've gotten to know KK and his wife, Kat, over the years. 

Q:  What is your favorite memory of KK?

A: My favorite memory of KK is of him outwitting riders who were far younger than him in the points race at elite track nationals two years ago to advance to the final. He is incredibly talented, but just as important he races smart.

Q: What do you think of KK going for another World Record and his chances of breaking another record?

A: I have no doubt that KK will break the record again.  

Q: How have KK’s World Hour Record attempts influenced you?

A: KK is an inspiration for many reasons. He's down to earth and a family man, and has managed to race at the highest levels throughout his career. He's had a life dedicated to the sport--something that's very hard to sustain. And the second hour attempt is an extension of everything he has worked for. He's the best example I know of what an older athlete can achieve with hard work, experience and talent. 

Q: How do you think KK’s World Hour Record will affect Master’s Track Cycling or the Cycling community in general?

A: KK makes everyone want to work harder to achieve their dreams. 

Q: What words of advice/encouragement do you have for KK?

A: KK, I'm proud to know you. I will be there to cheer you on.

Monday, December 5, 2011

KK's UCI Masters World Hour Record Attempt

It's official KK’s going for another KK's UCI Masters World Hour Record Attempt.

Mark your calendars:

When: Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 6:00pm

Location: Home Depot Center Velodrome in Carson, CA

This World Hour Record attempt is personal for KK. He is dedicating it to Michelle Weiser, a dear friend and co-worker at Giant Bicycle who lost her battle with Breast Cancer, July 5th, 2010.