Profiled: May, 2005.
Name: Brian Coleman.
Job: I’ve a degree in Industrial design, though lately I’ve been doing more web-work (www.toolproject.com).
How long have you been mountain biking? Regularly since Fall ’04. I raced BMX in my teens and have always been a bike guy.
First mountain bike? Orange 80’s Stumpjumper. Hard-tail, rigid forks, and cantilever brakes. I gave it away (damn!).
Current mountain bike? Canzo Voodoo, and a purple GT Zaskar.
How often do you ride? 3-4x a week.
Your favorite riding spot? I haven’t been around much, but Maui looks nice.
Do you race? Shamelessly.
What’s your best race finish? It’s not about the finish. It’s about the cow-bells.
What’s your best crash? I’ve been pretty lucky, though I did recently find myself shaking it off on Sunset. I ride alone so no one sees me cry.
What was the last thing you bought for your bike? Chocolates.
What’s your favorite beverage? Coffee.
What’s your favorite trail snack? Crow?
What’s one thing that you’ve learned from mountain biking? No pain no gain. Eat smart. Everything you live through makes you stronger. Buying cheap parts costs more in the long run. “Beginner” is open to interpretation when describing race classes.
If you had a $100 burning a hole in your pocket right now, what would you buy? Google.