Profiled: September, 2006.
Name: Jerome Gaw.
Live: San Gabriel.
Job: Youth Pastor, Freelance Writer, Electric Bassist, and MSW Student at Cal State LA.
How long have you been mountain biking? Since last week.
First mountain bike? Gary Fisher Piranha.
Current mountain bike? The aforementioned Fisher Piranha, a Marin East Peak, Redline Monocog 29er, and a Torelli Brianza roadie.
How often do you ride? I commute to work, and lately I’ve been riding trails three or four times a week.
Your favorite riding spot? Places without traffic.
Do you race? No.
What’s your best race finish? I’m a non-racist.
What’s your best crash? I still have three or four minor crashes every time I go out.
What was the last thing you bought for your bike? Titec flat handlebar.
What’s your favorite beverage? IBC Cherry Soda.
What’s your favorite trail snack? I like the peanut butter Powerbar.
What’s one thing that you’ve learned from mountain biking? You can upgrade ANYTHING.
If you had a $100 burning a hole in your pocket right now, what would you buy? A couple pairs of those comfy cycling shorts.