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Chris Zukowski

 

 How I got started riding: Bought a 1988 Raleigh Grand Prix Sea Mist Green because the Olympic team road it. Italian (Ariel) who owned the LBS in Rancho Penasquitos built it up had that bike till the late 90s.

 

 Why I love to ride: It's my therapy. You can only go as fast or slow as you want. There's no rush, no vying for a lane.

 

 Bikes that I have: Gary Fisher XCaliber 29er, Focus Raven MTB,

Specialized Tarmac, Focus Izalco Team

 

 Favorite bike racing idol?: Marco Pantani.

 

 Favorite ride(s): Mulholland Challenge (definitely put into  perspective what I can do)

 

 My future goals: Furnace Creek 508 finisher, Ultra Endurance cycling.

 

 Strava.com profile?: http://app.strava.com/athletes/112899

 

 Outside of cycling interests?: There are things outside of cycling?

 Sleeping, surfing, robotics, Arduino, homebrewing

 

 Interesting stories/facts about me?: 90% of my crashes have been solo.

 

 Notable Achievements & Results?: Missed the Platinum award in my first Tour De Tucson by 32 seconds. 32 f'ing seconds. Also I crashed out of my first crit in the second to last lap. Never raced a crit again, yet.