Currently Resides: Franklin
Height: 6’2″ / 187.9 cm.
Weight: 183 lbs. / 83.01 kg.
Education: Associates Degree in Combustion Engine Technology
Years Racing: 9
Racing Classifications: Cat 2 Dirt, Cat 3 Road
Strengths On The Bike: Decent climber and can time trial ok.
Strengths Off The Bike: I can cook!
Nickname: Engine (I work for an engine manufacturer)
Family: Wife Beth and 3 year old son Mason
Favorite Movies: Si Fi: Star Trek, Star Wars, Back to the Future, Austin Powers etc…
Currently on my MP3: Mostly 80’s Rock: Styx, Queen, and Foreigner. My favorite current artist
2004 WORS Sport Class Age Group Champ
2005 WORS Comp Class Age Group Runner Up
2010 WORS Comp Class Champ
2008 WCA Cat 4/5 Age Class Runner Up
2010 WCA Cat 3/4 Age Class, Runner Up
2010 Iceman 4th in age class
2012 3th Overall in WORS Comp Age Class, WORS Treadfest Age Class Champ, 6th Overall
Moved To Cat 3 and Started To Race in Masters 1/2/3
In My Own Words
I spend my off-season doing: Giving time back to my family for their sacrifices during race season. I also enjoy hitting the gym.
My goals and expectations for 2013 are: Support the masters 1/2/3 road team. Get back to the dirt and do more mountain bike racing.
I started racing because: I fell in love with a bike and had to have it. I made up a story about racing it in order to justify the expense. I did one WORS race and was hooked.
My cycling mentors and/or influences are: Tommy Braunies, Jens Voigt, Tommy is an elder cyclist and should look old, but he doesn’t. He taught me that a bike is a fountain of youth, and something we should ride forever. Jens inspires me to train harder and be tougher.
I consider my finest moment on the bike to be: My son’s first ride with me. My first race victory was right up there.
The one thing I’ve done on a bike that I will never do again: Race my mountain bike in the rain on a course that does not drain well. Pretty much had to replace the bike after that.
When I’m not on my bike, I like to: Build & Repair bikes, play a little golf.
Something you probably don’t know about me is: I was bow legged as a child. My mother had me put into braces like the character in Forest Gump. Like Forest Gump, my legs turned out nice and straight and strong, and seem to be perfect for biking. Thanks Mom!