|10/23/2021||Big Sugar 100|
The Dirty South Roubaix
|Primary Discipline(s)||Road Cycling / Criterium, Mountain Biking, Gravel Cycling|
|Bucket List Race||Unbound Gravel|
|Post-Race Drink||Immediately after, anything that is cold.|
|Off-Day Activity||Depends. Often involves modeling my pajamas.|
I have always been active (bikes, motorcycles, swimming, running, hiking, etc.) - unorganized personal pleasure activities after HS until my mid 20s. I have been running since grade school, and after HS graduation I used this form of activity to stay active. In my late 20s I started participating in running events as a way to maintain discipline. Added bikes and swimming in my 30s because the rigors of running were getting the better of my body. Did a half dozen short distance triathlons per year for a number of years, again, to keep my feet to the fire. I transitioned from tri to gravel cycling about 3 years ago, and felt like I had found my place. A high speed gravel get off on July 4, 2019 left me with a fractured C7 and legs that no longer wanted to turn over like they used to, so for the past year and a half, running has been a challenge. Ironically, riding was the one thing that I could do without much difficulty. I don’t feel like I have lost a step on my bike, but the progress to return to running continues... Having opted for self employment at an early age, I didn’t finish my college degree when I was younger, so I returned to school several years ago, and just finished up in December 2020.