“The origins of the term “sag wagon” are a topic for debate. Some cyclists believe that it is an acronym for “Support and Gear” or “Support Aid Group.” Others suggest that it may be related to distressed or weary cyclists “sagging”, or trailing behind the pack. In either case, the sag wagon can be a lifesaver for cyclists, since it carries everything from water to medical supplies. Many of the staff on board are cyclists themselves, sitting out an event for various reasons or simply enjoying the opportunity to help out.”
Nick Nicastro, who has enterprisingly turned SAGing into a thriving business.
It’s hard to write when you’re exhausted, and we have only completed day one of the Spring Training Camp. So, this will be brief, as we will all be climbing onto our bike saddles again in an hour or so, and you had better be ready or Coach Chris will be on your case. Another great group of athletes this year and a new SAG wagon run by Nick Nicastro, theSagMonkey. As you arrive at the camp motel Nick takes your bike box and puts your bike together, gives it the once over, oils the chain, mentions any issues, and you’re good to go. Here are a couple of photos from day one, which comprised an early morning swim coaching session, a fairly hard ride that included a serious climb, followed by a short run to ‘find your running legs.’ Then a great dinner, where there is a lot of triathlon talk.