Team Name: Nerac Earth
Residence: Coventry, CT
Height: 4′ 11″
Strengths: sprints, gentle up hills
Race Class: First-Timer
When did you start racing? Haven’t yet
Why did you start racing? Haven’t yet
What do your mates call you? Nathan
Cycling Mentors? My dad, Nerac Earth Cycling Club
Name your favorite ride, to date: MS bike tour On June 4, 2006
Who has influenced you the most in cycling? My dad
Where do you like to ride? Often times I ride around my neighborhood, but I also like Bluff Point except for the fact that it’s far away.
What and when was your first win? Haven’t raced
What’s your #1 strength as a cyclist? A sprint on a slight down hill.
Other than race, what are some of your other bike skills that would make any Mom proud? For my age, the size of hills I’m climbing would surely make my mom proud.
How about skills off the bike? I play the piano at my house and take lessons
What gets you pumped up before a race? A little riding helps me before a small Channel 3 Kids race
Fondest memory of a race? The only race I have “been” in is one at Channel 3 when I gave somebody new water bottles each lap to help him.
Favorite flick? Over The Hedge
Hobbies? Baseball, basketball, boy scouts (might stop)
How would you describe your sense of humor? I laugh at many things that I hear.
What kind of comedians do you relate to? I can’t really name any that I relate to because I only know maybe one comedian
What has been your finest moment on two legs? Coming in 1st place in a Geography Bee of 5th grade.
When you’re not on your bike, what do you like to do? I play video games, watch TV, go swimming, or play a board game.
Favorite ride? MS Bike Tour
Favorite song? Homecoming from Green Day: American Id10t album
Favorite Carb? Anything made of potatoes
What foods do you indulge in the most? Whole grain foods such as bread, meat such as steak
Name your ultimate upcoming biking moment: The Willimantic Steeple Chase 50 miles and/or the V2V 80 miles
What’s the best perk about riding? You get to have tons of fun and you are excersicing with your friends at the same time
Name your ultimate upcoming non-biking moment: My Aunt’s wedding on July 29th
Describe your best cycling memory: When I rode a trail down to the ocean at Bluff Point and actually touched what I think was the Sound.
Your perfect day? A day in the high 80’s where we go to Lake Compounce
Got any nicknames? Some people call me Nate
Favorite junk food? Potato Chips