What is the first thing you think about when you wake up?
Is this real life?
The last thing you think about before going to sleep?
What bike do you ride (most often)?
Surly Traveler’s Check
What was your first bike as a kid?
Black Schwinn World Sport
What do you consider your greatest MTB or cycling achievement?
Wearing out every single part of my bike
What do you do to unwind (other than riding)?
What is your greatest fear while riding?
I forgot my keys
What cyclist, living or dead, do you most admire?
What is your favorite smell?
Anise and Orange
Favorite snack on a long ride?
Coffee or energy drink?
Gatorade or water?
One food you could not do without – riding or otherwise?
Describe your biggest wipeout ever?
Broke my nose after a high speed endo into an ugly rut on a dirt road.
When and where were you happiest?
Sleeping out on a clear night in Big Bend on the Rio Grande.
What is the next piece of bike technology that must be improved?
Replaceable derailleur hangers
What is the best thing you’ve found on the ground while riding?
The most repulsive and unsavory thing you’ve ridden over/through?
Port Arthur, TX. Imagine the last outpost of humanity surrounded by a sprawling post-apocalyptic gas refinery spewing sludge and flames. It was actually really awesome.
What would be your theme song when entering a crowded room?
"Wolf Like Me"
Your most deplorable trait?
Snoring. I can also fall asleep anywhere.
Your most awesome trait?
A sturdy sense of direction