So everyone has their inspirations, people or works that inspire them. As a cyclist, you’d think I’d say something like Lance Armstrong, or Greg LeMond, and while I do think of Lance as a pretty incredible rider, and credit Greg with really growing the popularity of cycling in the U.S., neither of them really inspires me.
No, the riders that inspire me are the guys like John Sinibaldi (more), who ride into their 90’s, where it’s not about winning and losing, but about the ride. That’s the rider I want to be — I don’t need to be the greatest in the world. I just want to be riding into my 90’s and have a good collection of stories to tell over a beer after the ride.