Profiled: June, 2009.
Name: Justin Hoppmann.
Job: Environmental Planner.
How long have you been mountain biking? 15.
First mountain bike? 1994 Mongoose Rockadile.
Current mountain bike? 2008 Turner 5-Spot.
How often do you ride? 3x week.
Your favorite riding spot? San Gabriels.
Do you race? 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, annually.
What’s your best race finish? 13th in 4-man open, 2007.
What’s your best crash? Landed upside down in a Manzanita.
What was the last thing you bought for your bike? I buy something nearly everyday.
What’s your favorite beverage? Anything by Unibroue.
What’s your favorite trail snack? Gu.
What’s one thing that you’ve learned from mountain biking? When it doesn’t feel right, don’t push it.
If you had a $100 burning a hole in your pocket right now, what would you buy? New Thomson stem.