Occupation: Designer/illustrator/marketing – Full time I’m the Marketing person at Speedvagen. My side hustle is running Bicyclecrumbs
Bikes: lol. Custom Philosophy Gravel, Allied Alfa All-Road, Speedvagen Surprise Me Rim Brake Road, Single Speed Speedvagen CX, Speedvagen GTFO single speed, Fairdale Weekender, Stanforth Kibo, Kona Process 153 27.5, Custom Waltworks Canti Gravel. MTB Cycle Tech RAW Pinion 26+
Q: When and how did you discover cycling?
A: I purchased my first bike, a shitty trek road bike the week after I graduated college. I got a real job, a credit card and got a bike. I had always been a fan of cycling, I would watch the Tour every year event before I was on a bike. I just couldn’t afford it or had the time while in school until I graduated.
Q: Has your inspiration to ride changed since then, and what is it now?
A: Yes then it was mainly weight loss / exercise and pushing myself. Now its only for fun even when im “racing”
Q: How would you define your style of gravel riding?
A: Simply. I think it’s pointless to go out sit in a group and put in no work. I would rather run out of all of my food and water and limp home for 30 miles than have a completely pointless ride. Thats when I feel like i actually did something. Those are the rides we remember.
Q: Describe an ideal day on the bike.
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?
Q: Everyone who rides has something unique to offer. Do you know what you might offer, in that regard?
Q: What role does cycling play in your current lifestyle?