02 November, 2011

Rider Profile: Tim Mcgee

Intro By Beaver Beavs

When I met this kid years ago on the polo courts, he was a young little smiley grom. Tim killed it at polo and now he's grown up a little to step up to the velodrome. He was already pretty quick but riding with the Predator Cycling team as well as the is making him faster and faster. Within a year of racing on the velodrome, Tim has already upgraded to CAT2 on track and CAT3 on the road and now he's training with the fastest dudes in the country on Team USA. But as he moves up in the racing world, Tim's still just as down-to-earth as ever. He's still shootin' around on the polo courts and If you ever meet him, you'd feel like you've known this kid for years. One of the best dudes around and he's always down for a big smile and a good laugh.

Tim Mcgee

What do you ride?
Bike Polo: Black on black Surly 1x1 with a gold chain.
Track: Look 464
Road: Predator Cycling Carbon Road Bike
Mtn: Foes Pro Lite XC and Transition Bottlerocket

How long have you been riding/ what started you?
Since a child but 4 years ago 818 Bike Polo started it all for me.

Do you wear a helmet and why or why not?
Yes I do! My mom wouldn't let me out of the house without it and I've had 3 concussions in 10 days.

Favorite Shop? Why?
H&S Bicycles because it's family and I work there.
Predator Cycling because they're my team and I can check on my peanut looking power test.

Clip or clipless?
Clipped for racing but when it comes down to putting people in the boards in Bike Polo I'm clip-less and strapped.

Ride with headphones/ music?
Sometimes I do and currently Jay-Z and Kanye are playing all day.

Sponsors or teams/ gangs/ clubs you are a part of?
818 Bike Polo, Predator Cycling, H&S Bicycles, and Chain Gang T.O.

Fav. Race?
The Keirin at Elite Track Nationals and the Predator Keirin Classic.

Fav. place to ride or route(s) in LA?
HDC Velodrome, Encino Velodrome, and the Valley with Bicykillers.

Fav. person(s) to ride with?
My little big brother.

Dope Chill spot?
Wednesday Nights 7pm-10pm Encino Velodrome.

Why LA?
I moved here from Hawaii in middle school for a better education.

What do you do for work?
I work at a Bookstore and H&S Bicycles in Burbank, CA.

What else do you do/ projects/ hobbies?
Illustration/Graphic Design, film photography, silk screen printing.

Dream Bike?
The bike that I'll ride to a World cup.

Best/ worst about riding in LA?
The best is riding anywhere with friends and the worst is the air in LA.

Any LA secrets/ tips you want to give out?
Don't sleep on rollers. Literally.

Shout outs?
Class 69 of Encino Velodrome Wednesday night.

Last word?
Check out my website www.everythingeaten.com

-Tim McGee



    Tim's an awesome dude and I'm proud to know him!

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