Recently, undergroundcrit.com caught up with a well known Phoenix UC couple and decided to interview them since they are both fast, both a bit nuts, and both ride the UC. So here are a few questions we asked Lee-Ann Beatty and Brad Wilhelm! (LA = Lee-Ann):
UC: Tell me your Ages?
LA: thirty*cough, cough* three
Brad: 38 going on 29
UC: Dating how long?
LA: 2 years in April
Brad: 4 years (2 years stalking + 2 years dating)
UC: What bikes do you each have / ride?
LA: The Almighty Velovie Vitesse 400
Brad: a for sale 2012 Trek Madone 5.2
UC: What are some races you have done so far in 2013? Any notables?
LA: 2013, ALL of them. 2012/2013 Back-to-back wins at Hungry dog crit !
If you’re really that interested see ALL of my results at,
UC: When did you both start riding – how did you start racing?
LA: I started riding in 2001. My boyfriend at the time built me up a mountain bike with no rear brakes and clipless pedals and pushed me off a cliff. I was hooked. Started racing in 2006 when I dumped the last guy and started dating a PRO roadie.
Brad: Started riding in 97 because I was fat. Started racing mtn bikes in 99 when I drove an hour to ride my favorite trail, only to find it closed that day for a race. I entered so I could ride and became addicted. Started racing road in 2012 under the influence of L.A. Beatty.
UC: And of course tell us what team you race for now?
We both proudly race for Body by Vi p/b VeloVie Cycling Team
UC: Anything else we should be aware of?
LA: In 2010 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to race in Europe. The results were less than optimal but the experience was priceless. Brad also works as a tour guide giving mountain bike tours around Phoenix and van tours of Sedona and the Grand Canyon.
Well, that’s it from us here at undergroundcrit.com – hope you liked catching up on some local riders! Stay tuned for a few more of these down the road!