Name: Matt Walker
Location: Chicago, IL
Disciplines/ Current Categories: Road - 5, Cyclocross-3
Goals for the upcoming season:
• Get a top 10 in the 3s in cross.
• Get a top 15-20 in the 3s in cross while drinking at least 3 full beers. (This one may be impossible)
• Do a 1/2/3 race and a 3s race in the same day and not get lapped in either.
Why did you start racing? Because I am not that smart.
First Race Story: Jackson Park cyclocross. Had no idea what I was doing. Super scared. Fell a couple times. Blew up in the third lap. I was hooked.
1st Bicycle: Some old MTB thing
Current bikes: Felt F55 road bike, Sparkly black Scattante Cyclocross bike with Revolution Wheels, Bianchi BOSS MTB bike, and a hipster bar bike. There is also a single speed cross bike in the works.
Favorite Bicycle story (Does not have to be related to racing): Shirt Free Summer!
Bicycle superstitions: I like to eat pie the day before.
Dumbest thing you've done on a bike: I ran into a parked car and end up with a broken hand and facial scars. There was only a little* drinking involved.
Special Talents? I am a scientist and I make a mean biscuit.
Strengths: Being in pain and getting up after a crash
Final words of wisdom? Shut up and ride your bike.