Profiled: December, 2005.
Name: Doug Sullivan.
Job: Health Plan Manager.
How long have you been mountain biking? 10 years.
First mountain bike? Gary Fisher Kaitai with a rigid fork. Lloyd gave me a used RS Mag21 a few years later.
Current mountain bikes? HARDTAIL=Trek 8900 with RS SID TRAILBIKE= Titus Switchblade with Manitou Minute.
How often do you ride? At least every Sunday.
Your favorite riding spot? Climbing Lower Sam Merrill. Descending Sunset.
Do you race? Yes. I race my times with a Polar heart rate monitor.
What’s your best race finish? Top of Brown in 48 minutes.
What’s your best crash? Gashing my eyebrow on the section going down to Millard.
What was the last thing you bought for your bike? New Hayes Metallic brake pads.
What’s your favorite beverage? Peets Coffee.
What’s one thing that you’ve learned from mountain biking? It never seems easy when climbing, but it makes the descents well earned. I will never shuttle, lower my saddle, use platform pedals, slide around switchbacks (I stay clipped in) and act like I’m the only one on the trail.
What’s your favorite trail snack? Cliff Bars.
If you had a $100 burning a hole in your pocket right now, what would you buy? New NEMA shorts or a new CamelBak.