Member Profile: Hollis Lyman
Hollis joined the team two years ago.
1. When did you get serious about cycling and why?
I got really serious about taking my biking to the next level shortly before I joined 614.
2. Why do you do this sport? What is it about cycling you like so much?
I like competition, with myself mostly. I like to see how hard I can drive my body and what incredible things it is capable of. The cycling community is also very unique and a great group.
3. In what bike discipline(s) do you participate?
I started as a Triathlete and wanted to focus on cycling. I started with road racing, then criteriums, mountain biking, and then cross. Now I try to dabble in all of them as the seasons change.
4. What is your favorite bike discipline and why?
I have different favorites for different reasons. I still love triathlons and always will. So road riding is key to developing that sport for me. I also really love mountain biking because it feels like a game, a very challenging game.
5. What is in your jersey pockets on a ride?
Copious amounts of Honeystingers.
6. What is your favorite bike part or bike related item that you own?
I love my bibs, they're just so sexy.
7. What famous person would you like to accompany you on a long ride? What would you talk about?
Well assuming they could even ride a bike for a long period of time, I'd love to pick Jim Carrey's brain. He's so funny, but also incredibly intelligent and deep.
8. How do you maintain your bike(s)?
Poorly! Haha,chain lube, Mark Farmer and Bike Source.
9. What are your favorite things to eat after a long ride or race?
10. What are some of your most memorable rides, races, or organized events and why?
I'd say the most memorable coincide with the most painful. Triple T Triathlon never gets easier, and I love it.
11. What advice do you have for someone thinking about getting more serious about cycling?
Step 1. Get on Bike. Step 2. Ride bike. Find your groove and a good group, then ride on.
12. What are some of your short or long term cycling goals?
I'm currently in a crazy running mode, however I have an ironman planned for 2015 (this will include a 100mile bike
portion) and would also like to plan a heavy race schedule for road season.
What do you do when you’re not cycling?