NAME: Antonio (Tony) Valenti
NICKNAME: Never really had one.
RACE DISCIPLINES AND CATEGORY: Road, possibly CX
GOAL(S) FOR THE '09 SEASON: first season. Help the team the best I can.
WHY DO YOU RIDE: The pain lets me know i'm alive. Nothing like a 60 mi. ride to clear the mind of any stress.
CURRENT RACE BIKE(S): 2005 Felt F65 aluminum/carbon, Ultegra.
DREAM BIKE: Wouldn't say no to a 2009 Parlee Custom carbon frame, SRAM Red Groupo...no doubt!
DUMBEST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE ON A BIKE: Not wearing a helmet.
MOST HELPFUL TRAINING TIP: Don't Stop!!!!!!
FAVE BIKE SHOP: BEN's hands down.
FAVE BAND: Currently playing Bon Iver, a good ol' Wisconsin boy. Brett Dennen. Sol*illaquists Of Sound.
FAVE BEER/DRINK: The Cow. Any micro brew.
MOST FLATS IN ONE RIDE: 3.
BEST BIKE RELATED STORY: Watching my room mate ride home after the MCAT Halloween Alley cat in madison. Ask me about it!
FAVE RIDING STYLE: FAST ha ha
MY FIRST BIKE WAS: Oh Snap.......GT Vertigo, I think 1997 Sky blue! Road was a 1994 Specialized Allez Campagnolo Athena
I WISH I NEVER SOLD MY: Raleigh Record Ace. 54cm, Would have been a nice single speed winter beater.
THE CYCLING WORLD NEEDS MORE: MONEY DUH!!! j/k
I AM INSPIRED BY: My family and seeing other riders busting their ass to get ahead.
IN THE OFF-SEASON, I: Would like to say train.
ONE DAY, WHEN I WAS RIDING: Chris blew a snot rocket out right in front of me, covering me in boogies!
SPECIAL TALENTS: Guitar
STRENGTHS: Long distance endurance
WEAKNESSES: Not constantly training and eating right.