Profiled: November, 2004.
Name: Martin van der Veen.
Live: South Pasadena, CA.
How long have you been mountain biking? 12 years.
First mountain bike? POS Raliegh MT300, but Tomac rode for Raliegh so it was cool.
Current mountain bike? Rocky Element, Bullit.
How often do you ride? Every so often.
Your favorite riding spot? Yes.
Do you race? Not well.
What’s your best race finish? 1st, but I might have been sandbagging.
What’s your best crash? Big Bear, broken collar bone.
What was the last thing you bought for your bike? Lube.
What’s your favorite beverage? After a ride ice cold Coke, before riding especially on a cool day, coffee.
What’s one thing that you’ve learned from mountain biking? It’s a great way to get away from it all.
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? Dinner, maybe a magazine…