Janette Rho

aka 'The Painter' aka 'Jetstream'

I started riding when a friend traded me a bike he bought at a thrift shop for a ticket to a show. I kept riding because it was efficient, free, and different. I rode the hell out of a cruiser, hybrid, and single speed simply commuting and discovering new roads before I even thought of cycling for sport. Then I discovered triathlon which I quickly dropped when I did my first bike race. Partly because I don't float well but also because bike racing was so much fun. I was hooked from that first race and have enjoyed the constant challenges the bike and bike racing bring. Foolishly, I made a tough decision and left the Crew a few years back. I wanted to pursue something that I have now been given the opportunity to do with CWEC, a program that will make elite-level racing more attainable for Chicagoland women while maintaining the energy in local racing. Awesomely, I have been given the opportunity to again ride as a member of the Crew and I am PUMPED to represent.

2014 W123 Tour of Galena Criterium 2014: 5th
2014 W123 Tour of Galena RR 2014: 9th
2014 Pro 1/2 Glencoe Grand Prix (NCC) : 14th
2014 W123 Snake Alley Crit 2014: 13th
2014 W123 Fox River Grove Crit: 6th
2013 Pro 1/2 PSCS Tour de Crystal Lake: 5th 
2013 PSCS Omnium: 12th
2013 W123 Illinois State Road Race Champion
2013 W123 Whitnall Park Crit: 2nd
2013 WOpen Kettle Morraine Klassic RR: 1st
2013 W123 Tour De Champaign Criterium: 1st

Photo Cred: Tenspeed Hero