Profiled: August, 2006.
Name: Mike Stoner.
Live: San Gabriel.
Job: Product Manager.
How long have you been mountain biking? 1 1/2 years.
First mountain bike? Giant Reign.
Current mountain bike? Giant Trance (custom) and Reign (It’s all about the Maestro), couldn’t decide.
How often do you ride? 3 times a week.
Your favorite riding spot? Bonelli (try and do it faster when I go by myself).
Do you race? Only in my dreams.
What’s your best race finish? 1st.
What’s your best crash? The infamous Fullerton Loop. Smashed face into tree then fell over into cactus! Go ahead and laugh! I learned a lot that day. Now you can stop!
What was the last thing you bought for your bike? Manitou Fork.
What’s your favorite beverage? Lemonade Gatorade/MGD.
What’s your favorite trail snack? Clif Bar/Hammer Gel.
What’s one thing that you’ve learned from mountain biking? Life doesn’t get any better then riding. Oh yeah! If you don’t bother the cactus, it won’t bother you!
If you had a $100 burning a hole in your pocket right now, what would you buy? Time Atac XS pedals and a Ultimate burrito from El Pollo Loco.