Name: josh Coder


Occupation: hvac

Bikes: Soma Wolverine, Lynskey Helix, trek superfly fs, norco fluid ht, devinci Marshall, surly ice cream truck, Milwaukee meddle 

Q: When and how did you discover cycling?
A: 5 years ago my DR told me to start working out or die. I tried running but my knees couldn’t handle it. So he suggested that I try cycling.  The rest is history.  

Q: Has your inspiration to ride changed since then, and what is it now?
A: Yes and no. I still ride for health but I continue to get on the bike because I can burn off all of the crazy from an entire day in a matter of a few hours. Alone, with friends it doesn’t matter. 

Q: How would you define your style of gravel riding?
A: For shenanigans. Too fast down hill, too slow up hill. Beer stops, pizza stops. 

Q: Describe an ideal day on the bike.

A: 10 miles or 100. Stops at country eateries, several friends, dive bar pizza, running from dogs, wondering if the dog charging has an invisible fence, laughing because we almost got bitten (or didn’t).

Q: What are some notable trips you’ve done to enjoy cycling? 

A: Done several overnight rides but my favorite are when I’m riding In familiar areas and notice things that i have missed in cars. 

Q: You’re a Barnstormer Chapter Leader. What does that entail, and is there anything you hope to help other riders find within the club?
A: Plan rides for all levels of riders and provide a point of contact for new riders. Help with questions and product suggestions. When I first started riding I didn’t have anybody to help me with product compatibility, it was a major annoyance. 

Q: Everyone who rides has something unique to offer. Do you know what you might offer, in that regard?
A: I have met thousands of cyclists in my years riding and if I have learned anything it is that everyone rides differently and for different reasons. I just want to share miles and smile and hopefully help people find their happiness in riding 

Q: What role does cycling play in your current lifestyle?
A: My wife says it plays an active role in my divorce….. just kidding. I ride with my friends and family every chance we get. The best part is the after ride when we share laughs and food.