1. When did you start racing and why?
I did my first races in 2014. Started with the Maumee Valley Wheelmen weeknight club races and never looked back. I like riding my bike fast and I’m handsome. Racing my bike seemed totally natural.
2. What makes you love cycling so much?
I love the simplicity of riding a bike. It’s also super attractive to members of the opposite sex, which is a plus.
3. What different cycling disciplines do you participate? Race or recreation?
I did a cross race once. It snowed. I had to run up a hill. I stick to the road now.
4. What do you take in your jersey on long rides?
Wallet. Keys. Phone with a sick playlist.
5. What piece of your cycling gear (clothing, wheels, anything) is your favorite?
Base layer. Essential.
6. Which pro cyclist will you cheer for in the pro peloton?
Is it sacrilege to say my favorite rider is a triathlete? Cam Wurf. Anyone who’s goal was to cause havoc and chaos in the peloton is a legend in my book. Also Geraint Thomas. His accent is cool.
7. Which pro cyclist do you think your style is most like?
If someone compared me to Steve Cummings that would be the highest of compliments.
8. What do you eat after a long ride or race?
Ideally a burger or an entire pizza. I’m also a La Croix Boix. Peach pear.
9. What is your favorite race memory, what race was it and why do you remember it?
2015 Hyde Park Blast. Broke away mid race and rode it home solo. There was a lady on the hill that kept yelling encouragements to me. I didn’t want to disappoint her because she reminded me of my grandma.
10. What advice do you give to your team member or a new team member?
My advice is always the same. Listen to Cam Hanes, Adam Greentree, and Kanye West. That’s advice that works universally.
11. What are your 2017 goals?
Win. Anything. Doesn’t even have to be related to cycling. Oh. And beat Justin Kahle. Again this could be at anything. Even chess.
12. When you aren’t pedaling your bike what do you like to do?
I enjoy drinking my friends expensive beers. Sometimes I read books and play chess to make myself look smarter than I actually am. It definitely works.