Richard Sachs

Deb Paulson

Deb Paulson

Although I’m under “Riders” I don’t race for the team. What I do is co-direct with Richard Sachs, my husband. Organizing the machinations that keep a team running smoothly takes work and I think we do a pretty darn good job. We wouldn’t be able to do it at all however, without the support of our sponsors, for whom we are profoundly grateful. They not only give us cool stuff, but their style and integrity raise the tone of the team, and I believe, the whole cyclocross industry.

I’ve been around bike racing since the early 1970’s when my high school boyfriend invited me to a race at a small park in Connecticut. At first I thought the racers were wearing pantyhose, then I saw that they actually had shaved legs. I was dumbfounded. But hooked. And except for a small patch of time when I lived on a self-sufficient farm, I’ve mostly been around bikes and bike racing.

My careers include being a video director/producer (a handy skill set to have when things need to be organized and achieved) a licensed orthopedic massage therapist (with a clientele that included elite athletes, including one Olympian) a basket maker and weaver (with a basket in the collection of the White House) and a writer and book reviewer for Kirkus. As you can see, I’ve got lots of interests and varied skill sets and I am dedicated to bringing these to facilitate the success of both our team and our sponsors.