Here's another familiar face from the shop, as it should be... he's one of the bike shop founders. A life long athlete, Marshall has competed in 11 ironman competitions, RAAM (Race Across America) and even has himself a Leadville belt buckle. You might say that endurance is his sweet spot, others might say speed... but still more would say puns... lots and lots of puns. When he's not piloting for Delta, you can find him kicking back at the shop or blazing through the trails on the Thursday Night MTB rides. Recently, we had the opportunity to find out a bit more about him...
How long have you been riding?
How often do you get out and ride?
Three days a week, unless I'm training for something specific. Then it's 5 or 6 times a week, for as much as 500 miles.
Do you compete/train in any other sports? If so, what?
I played soccer back in college and over the years I've participated in triathlons (11 iron mans), until my joints rebelled. I also enjoy golf!
What do you enjoy when you're not rolling along on a bike?
My job as a pilot. Music.
What do you like most about being a pilot?
The obvious, like travel and the view from the office window, but also in finding something you have a knack for.
How about your interest in music, is it an appreciation of music or do you also play?
Both really, I listen mostly to indie folk and alternative rock, but I also sing and play guitar.
Ever been in a band?
No, not yet!
What's the most embarrassing moment you've had on the bike?
I finished the bike leg of an ironman tri (112 miles), and realized the discomfort I endured through the ride was due to my bike shorts being on backwards.
How about your most embarrassing moment off the bike?
Well, I once requested a song from a musician that he had just finished playing.
What's your favorite curse word?
"son of a bitch" ... It is so versatile.
If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Pacific Northwest. Great mountain biking.
If you could try any other profession other than your own, what would it be?
What advice do you have to those new to cycling?
Talk to people who cycle to learn from their experience.