I just thought we should have a thread like this. Please add on!
I'm Mike, and I'm 17
I started racing when I was 11. A friend in my boy scout troop took me riding, and I went to a race later on that summer. It was just a midweek xc race, but I had a lot of fun. The next year, I bought a new bike and joined a team. I opted out of joining a junior team, mostly because of the cost. After a year of racing, when I was 13, I decided that this was going to be "what I did." I spent that year getting the dirt thing down, and getting to know the local heros of cycling. When I was 14 and 15, I was racing in sport class, not making any waves, and I was the junior team for the local shop I still ride for. At 15, I picked up my first independent sponsor, Optic Nerve Eyewear, and jumped into expert class. Last season, I picked up Marin Bikes as a sponsor, and I've really enjoyed doing product related stuff with them. Most recently, I've picked up WTB, and am really looking forward to doing product stuff for them.
Some Favorite Things:
-People underestimating my age
-People underestimating my skinny lower legs
-A race last year that I showed up to that had 3 inches of fresh snow, but during the race it was 34 and raining. think cud and standing water.
-Stylin' when racing