55, Director of Technology at WMC-TV
I’ve been cycling for approximately seven years.
During 2019, I focused more on weekly group rides. Mellow Mushroom, Skip’s Peanut Butter, Major Taylor Memphis Training Ride, Saints and Sinners, Café Social Ride, Tour de Bartlett, and the Bartlett AM ride. I rode in two event rides—The BCB 100 and the Wolf River Café.
The Mellow Mushroom has become one of my favorite rides because there is a pace for everyone. If you want to go fast, there’s a pace for you. If you want to take it slow, it has that too.
I love that you get to see areas of Memphis and the surrounding suburbs on your bike that you would not see driving. Also, cycling is better on my joints, making it easier to recover. The thing I like about cycling is the people I’ve met since joining the Memphis Hightailers, Major Taylor Memphis, and the Bartlett Rec AM ride.
One might say I have a Bianchi addiction. My fellow cyclists understand but still may think I need therapy.
My goal is to stay medication free as long as I can. I really believe that staying fit and eating the right things can help achieve that goal.
I tore my ACL several years ago playing basketball. While rehabbing, I spent a lot of time on the stationary bike to strengthen my leg. Once my leg was strong enough and my basketball playing days were over, I took up cycling and, of course, I was hooked immediately. Fellow cyclists know what I’m talking about.
I’m a huge Memphis Tigers fan, both football and basketball. Like the fellowship I enjoy with my cycling groups I enjoy the same fellowship with the Tiger fans I’ve met along the way.
Lion is my spirit animal because I’m a Leo.
Control what you can control and the things you have no control over that don’t affect you, don’t sweat them.
INTERVIEW BY HAILEY THOMAS. PHOTO BY TINDALL STEPHENS.