Bike: S-Works Venge
Favorite Ride: Big Cottonwood Canyon or Mill Creek Canyon
Bio: Bio: Former University of Utah Football/Soccer player and a St. George Ironman 70.3 finisher. Professionally, works for Sinclair Oil Corporation. A motto I live by: “when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”
Favorite Ride: Anything with lots of climbing.
Bio: Ed has taught skiing at Snowbird for three decades and is the most requested private instructor at the resort. Ed has traveled to more then 40 countries, trekked in the Spanish Pyrenees, Austrian Alps, and Italian Dolomites, and summited Kilimanjaro multiple times. He started racing in '86, and raced road and mountain for 25 years. Mainly fun, long rides now with an occasional race. Ed believes, "Cycling is not just a workout but it is a necessity for having a calm, clear and happy life. We may be able to achieve world peace if we can get everyone on a bike"
Nickname: The Godfather
Favorite Ride: Road - The GMR (Glendora Mountain Road) and Mount Baldy roads in CA. MTB - Park City single track and the White Rim.
Bio: Geno has been the fearless leader of Mi Duole for the past ten years. Known for his strong leadership and climbing skills, Geno is most at home when he's going up, whether it's Park City single track or Little Cottonwood granite. After almost 20 years of racing Geno finally decided to ride purely for fun. Professionally he works as the director, of eBusiness at Intermountain Healthcare.
Nickname: Lord of Darkness
Bike: De Rosa (road); Specialized (dirt)
Favorite Ride: Wyoming to Arizona with fellow Lords of Darkness
Bio: Chris is loyal to the team, usually following needed instruction to the best of his ability. He often pretends to be a nice guy when around new riders. He enjoys occasional road and MTB races and can be found on the Tuesday & Thursday Mill Creek Canyon rides. Saturday o’dark-thirty rides into Morgan Valley or over the Alpine Scenic Loop are favorites. He loves the road, but lives for the dirt of White Rim and Gooseberry Mesa. Professionally, he is the Director of Conventions for Visit Salt Lake.
Nickname: Meatball Sub
Favorite Ride: Anything in the dirt
Bio: Adam rides the roads, but lives for the dirt. He has a fierce competitive spirit which propels him to ungodly speeds up the canyons. Professionally, Adam works as a photographer.
Nickname: Big Dave
Favorite Ride: Assault on Big Cottonwood Canyon
Bio: Dave is a Terminator. Half man half machine. Fifteen time LOTOJA podium finisher, with three #1 finishes. Dave takes the podium at all costs and does his best to teach the team to do the same. Professionally, he is the SVP of Risk Management at Pacific Western Bank.
Nickname: King of Style
Bike: The Most Beautiful S-Works on Earth
Favorite Ride: Lamb's Canyon // Sun Valley
Bio: Spencer is the epitome of consistency. He’s dedicated to the team and committed to excellency in both cycling and his career with Dimond Wireless. He has successfully completed 6 LOTOJA races, P2P, local crit races and every Ultimate Challenge that has been ridden all while successfully managing type 1 diabetes.
Nickname: The Octagon
Favorite Ride: Crest
Bio: Andy is a jack of all trades. A St. George Ironman 70.3 finisher, mountain biker, entrepreneur, trail runner, family man, accomplished skier, BSA leader. Andy can rip and is always up for an adventure.
Bike: Quicky, Stumpy, and Riddles
Favorite Ride: More vertical the better
Bio: Dan loves anything outside, especially rides of almost any surface with good friends. Dan enjoys long cyclocross rides on the beach, moonlit road rides, and climbing the canyons in the sun's long shadow. There is nothing like the camaraderie and banter of a great group ride. Dan works professionally to integrate behavioral health with a local pediatric group.
Bike: Specialized Amira
Favorite Ride: First light up Mill Creek Canyon
Bio: Kristin is a natural athlete - golf, soccer, triathlon, basketball, marathon. Amongst her many favorite cycling memories is riding up Mill Creek Canyon at 4:30AM during the summer of 2015. Some of her favorite events have been the Huntsman 140, Little Red, Yuba Triathlon, Provo Triathlon, SG Marathon. She is a mother of two young girls and has a serious eye for photography even when going 20 MPH on her bike.
Bike: Cannondale EVO
Favorite Ride: Mill Creek Canyon
Bio: Shelly can climb! She may have on a smile, but deep down she wants to bury you in her wake. A kind hearted soul who can’t escape the need for speed. She is a mother of four and has a long history of athletic prowess: pilates, distance running, swimmer and her new found passion - the bike.
Nickname: The Teacher
Favorite Ride: Final climb of Guardsman Pass
Bio: Paul is one tough dude. He has ridden like a champ for years all while being a teacher extraordinaire at Wasatch Junior High. With ten LOTOJA races under his belt and three podium finishes in the last three years Paul has found a system that works. He is a true family man and an anchor to the team.
Bike: Jamis Xenith
Favorite Ride: City Creek Canyon
Bio: Jordan loves adventure. Anything outside is good enough for him. He is new to cycling and loves the thrill of being in the canyons. Jordan has recently graduated from college, has a new baby boy and owns a black labradoodle - life is good when Jordan can find time to ride. He is intelligent, strong and a natural athlete on the road or on the dirt.
Bike: Jamis Xenith SL Dura- Ace
Favorite Ride: Lake Jackson, WY
Bio: Jameson is a fierce competitor: St. George Ironman 70.3, Yuba Triathlon, Jordanelle Triathlon, Rockwell Relay, Salt to Saint Relay, Ultimate Challenge, MS Century Ride, the list could go on. He will take it to you on the dirt, the trail, the road or the water. Jameson is the head pharmacist at the City Creek Harmons and regularly leads the Harmons cycle team in the MS Ride in Logan, UT.
Nickname: Crazy Rob
Bike: Depends on the weather and his mood
Favorite ride: Big Cottonwood
Bio: Rob can be spotted riding uphill in the heat of the afternoon, chasing the elusive "Chamberdude," because they both fear the Lord of Darkness. Rob's dedication to pedaling uphill has led to seven LOTOJA finishes. He is an avid backcountry skier, a dog lover, and a lawyer who dreams of retirement.
Bike: Cannondale Evo Red
Favorite ride: Lamb's Canyon
Bio: Stu lives close to the canyons so that's where he rides. Nothing beats a warm summer morning riding Big Cottonwood Canyon with the Mi Duole crew. Most memorable ride was climbing the Haleakala crater with his wife -- summer of 2014
Nickname: Honey Badger
Bike: 662 SLX Seven
Favorite ride: "A beautiful east wind in Big Cottonwood with the boys"
Bio: Tek's recorded USAC results for the past ten years will blow your mind. He races hard! In 2014 Tek placed 1st in the Everest Challenge Stage race and in 2015 finished 2nd in his division at LOTOJA. Tek is a fantastic mentor, friend and riding partner. His "go to" ride takes him along Wasatch Blvd. to Little Cottonwood Canyon and when he is riding with the team he can be found waving at every passing cyclist and yelling at everyone who isn't wearing a helmet.
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