Ken McClure, Riding Member, Geared



Birth Date September 26 1958
Birth Place
St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town
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)




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