Twenty four year old Nick grew up in Littleton and went to high school at Heritage. He went to college at Chapman University in Southern California thinking that he would become a dentist. CoVid hit, he was disillusioned with soccer and admittedly bored, so he took up cycling, putting in 8000 miles in his first six months of riding. And he has had some bikes- nine or ten at last count and the next two are still in their boxes. This incantation is a 3T and it looks fast even when the wheels are not rolling. He has joined the Primal Cycling Team, is pursuing two Masters degrees at the same time, heading for an MBA in accounting.

His memorable comment was that cycling has been his ‘Gateway to Freedom’- which is also a nod to a four day criterium he rode in Saint Louis, the Gateway Cup.

Nick may shift to riding a gravel bike in the future with his eye on competing in ‘Unbound’, a 200 mile gravel ride in Kansas.

Thanks for the profile, Nick. You seem to be well on your way to an illustrious cycling career.

Tomorrow- Nick’s riding companion, Nate Schneider.

Start Thursday, November 11, 9:15 AM, 43 degrees
Finish 10:30, 44 degrees (the wind was much more manageable today)
Cyclists on descent 3
Vehicles on descent 9
Ratio of cyclists to vehicles 1 to 3

Chuck H.

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