68; President at Ascent Investments and Partner at Folks Folly Restaurant 

I LOVE CYCLING: I began cycling again two years ago and bought a bike because my wife needed a training partner during the week while she was doing the Victory Summer Couch to 50 training. We have met many new friends through rides, training groups, and events. The Memphis cycling community is very welcoming, and we love participating. 

BUCKET LIST: I would love to go to the Tour de France and do the Tour “experience,” which allows you to pre-ride a portion of each day’s course in the morning and then watch the Pro Peloton’s afternoon race stages. It would also be a cool way to see and experience France. 

UP NEXT: SBT GRVL Race, August 18 in Steamboat Springs, CO, and the Big Dam Bridge 100-mile ride in Little Rock this September 

FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: I am riding my age on my birthday (this year, it will be 69 miles) and my first Big Dam Bridge 50-mile ride. 

HOMETOWN: Memphis, TN 

MY GROUP: Victory Bicycle Training Club’s summer and winter training groups and the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club 

RECENT RACES: Rust Buster 2024 – 45-mile Gravel Fondo 

MOST MEMORABLE FITNESS EVENT: Climbing and summiting the top of the Grand Teton Mountain with my oldest son. 

BEST EATS: Folk’s Folly Prime Steakhouse – Cowboy Ribeye or the Salmon Filet 

DREAM DINNER COMPANY: David Goggins. I’d want to hear about his motivations, mental attitude, perseverance, and the determination that it has taken for him to accomplish his otherworldly and unthinkable fitness feats. 

GO-TO GEAR: My go-to gear is a Garmin EPIX Watch and my bike helmet, which is my lifesaver. After a couple of bike crashes, I am on my third helmet in two years. 

INSPIRATION TO BE FIT: I am not getting any younger. Fortunately, I am in good shape from cycling, and I have no medical or health issues. I have lost 50 lbs. without dieting but just from riding my bike up to five times a week and eating a healthy diet. At 68, I am in better shape than I have been in the last 20-30 years, and I want to keep it that way for as long as I am able. 

ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity” by Peter Attia, MD 

PET PEEVE: When rainy, very windy, or freezing temperatures that keep me from riding outdoors. 

QUOTE: “You Don’t Stop Cycling When You Get Old, You Get Old When You Stop Cycling” – unknown

Photo by Tindall Stephens