|Birth Date||September 26 1958|
St. Louis, Missouri
|List and describe your bicycles||I have one bicycle today, that being a Giant Talon, 29’er…….. Love riding the wheels off this thing. My other bike is a Harley, and don’t think it qualifies……|
|List past racing accomplishments in any sport you’ve competed in||
This was my first year, on a mountain bike, thusly, have been getting my feet wet, arms scraped, knees and legs, banged up, but steadily improving my skill set.
|What is your first memory of riding a bicycle?||My first bicycle, was a gift as a 6 or 7 year old. Only thing I remember, was being the wrench that I was at the time, took my front wheel off, played with the bearings, and reassembled. Took it down a long hill, one street over, did a wheelie, and then realized I had not tightened the axle nuts. I was then catapulted over the handlebars, as the forks stabbed the pavement, landing on my chin. I then ran screaming down the street, bleeding profusely, from said chin. A neighbor heard me, tossed me in his car, and drove me to my grandparents house, and grandpa proceeded to take my to the hospital. 7 stitches later, my first ER visit, stitches, massive bandage, kinda shocked my parents, as they came to get me, that night…..Then it began….|
|Why do you ride a bicycle?||
I decided to start riding a bike again, because I wanted to get back in shape, play outside, and stay out of traffic. I know, ROUND IS a shape, but I wanted a ‘different’ shape, again.
It has awoken the kid in this old guy, and am having a blast doing it.
|What does Bearded Women mean to you?||
I know I’ve only been around you folks, once or twice. My connection to you, is James Henson. We used to do Boy Scout stuff, a long time ago.
I did help out at the last RCP Race, and hung with you guys, and you seem to have a blast, ride, and welcome others. James asked if I’d be interested, and at that time, with my skills/ competence, was uncertain of my abilities to contribute to the team. BUT, would like to support your efforts, hang out, ride, play, and maybe I can be a contribution to the team, down the trail.
Thanks for the opportunity……
BigKen (aka Santa)