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Kelly Oden

Parts & Accessories Buyer
Buyers Office

Hometown: Sulphur, LA

Post-Ride Ritual:
Apres velo usually involves beer.

My favorite thing about Bicycle Sport Shop:
The great people I get to work with. There are a lot of people who have been here for quite some time and they are all very cool individuals.

Jodie Eldridge

Event Coordinator
Marketing & Promotions

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

What I ride:
Niner EMD, Specialized Allez Cro-Moly Comp, Gary Fisher Triton (flip-flop hub)

Pre-Ride Ritual:
Before any long ride, I also eat a scrambled egg sandwich on ezekiel muffin and a cup of coffee.

Rachael Cook

Assistant Sales Manager
Lamar

Hometown: Anna, TX

Main cycling disciplines:
I started cycling several years ago after I moved to Austin and stopped playing softball at UT. I have done a bit of touring and road riding, but I love being on my mountain bike, trying to ride a wheelie for more than 5 feet.

What I ride:
Several Frankenbikes. The most recent addition to my stable is a 2012 Stumpjumper carbon hard tail that I run single speed, which is the closest thing to a stock build that I have.

Al Hinton

Service Coordinator/ BSSU Teacher
Promotions/ Service

Hometown: Davenport, IA

Favorite Place to ride:
Al's Super Secret Loop/ the Greenbelt.

Coffee or Mountain Dew:
Mountain Dew

Jason Montoya

Assistant Sales Manager
Lamar

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM

Favorite Place to ride:
Garmish, Germany and East Austria

Words to live by:
Don't take broke advice! Carpe Diem!

Andrew Andress

Mechanical Brake Bleed Specialist
Lamar

Hometown: Abilene, TX

Main Cycling Discipline:
MOUNTAIN BIKE! Mostly riding w/ kids on the Austin High Mtn Bike Team & the BSS Junior's! Also, helping Clay Kimsey try to win his 1st Cat3 race.

One product in the store I can't live without:
CHAMOIS BUTTER! I'll gladly give up toothpaste for the rest of my life before I give up Chamois Butter.

Travis Turner

Assistant Sales Manager
Lamar

Hometown: Austin, TX

Main Cycling Discipline:
I would consider my favorite cycling to be full suspension mountain biking. I love the combination of speed and control and the rush of pushing the limits off the road in a beautiful environment.

One product in the store I can't live without:
Probably my S-WORKS Specialized Helmet. I have one for the road and one for mountain biking. They are comfortable, safe and look good so I never have an excuse to ride without one.

Will Adams

Sales
Lamar

Hometown: Palmetto, Florida

Favorite place to ride:
One of my favorite places to ride is Swannanoa Trails in Asheville NC.

Words to live by:
"It's life and life only." -Bob Dylan

Jason Lentzke

Tri Specialist & Sales
Lamar

Hometown: Pewaukee, WI

What I ride:
Specialized Shiv, Fairdale Parser Black, Honda Ruckus

When I'm Not Riding I'm:
Swimming at the springs, yogging on town lake or playing with my bike

Timothy Keating

Head Mechanic
Lamar

Hometown: Denton, Texas

My favorite thing about Bicycle Sport Shop:
The people that get to work with every day. I have never smiled this much at any job!

Dream trip destination:
I would love to ride from Alaska to Patagonia

Bill Simons

Sales
Research

Hometown: Austin, TX

Main cycling discipline:
Dirt. Absolutley the dirt.

My favorite thing about Bicycle Sport Shop:
Nothing makes me happier than having customers come by and share success stories about how their bike has helped them with their fitness goals.

Cassidy Keeland

Fit Technician & Sales
Lamar

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Main cycling discipline:
Road & Cyclocross racing

One product in the store I can't live without:
Mavic or Enve Wheel systems

Peter Murray

Shipping & Receiving
Lamar

Hometown: Kastellaun, Germany

What I ride:
Santa Cruz Tallboy. If it rode any better, it would ride itself!

My first job:
I started a skateboard overhaul business in my neighborhood in Maryland during the early-mid '70's. I was the only kid who bought the special skate tool so I could do the job right. Now I have a garage FULL of tools to fix my bikes, motorcycles, cars, and the house!

Jeff Compton

Assistant Service Manager
Research

Hometown: Georgetown, TX

Main cycling disciplines:
Mountain biking and commuting.

What I ride:
Specialized Evo 29er hardtail 1x10

Bob Zent

Sales
Lamar

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Main cycling disciplines:
Road Biking and Triathlons - There is nothing like the sense of accomplishment when you cross the finish line at a Triathlon. Next up, 2012 Longhorn Ironman 70.3 Austin.

One product in the store I can't live without:
A brand new Cervelo R3 with SRAM Red and Enve wheels. Oh, and a Specialized Toupe Plus saddle. Those cool new Specialized S-Works throw back shoes. Oh heck, throw in a new kit too! Gotta go I'm over my limit.

Morgann Lahaie

Service
Parmer

Hometown: Peymeinade, France

My favorite thing about Bicycle Sport Shop:
The people who work here are awesome! I'm realy glad to be here with them.

Words to live by:
Aurevoir!

Tremell Miller

Sales
Parmer

Hometown: Chaska, Minnesota

My favorite place to ride:
Lebanon Hills in Eagan, Mn by far one of the most technical trails I've ever had the pleasure of riding!

One product in the store I can't live without:
BG Contour Locking Grips, best thing I've ever put on my bike.

Jason Miller

Sales
Lamar

Hometown: Rochester, NY

My favorite place to ride:
My favorite so far is the Fruita/Grand Junction, CO area.

Dream trip destination:
Anywhere in British Columbia.

Joyce Nugent

Marketing Director
Marketing & Promotions

Hometown: I've lived in seven states and twelve cities, so its hard to pick one!

What I ride:
2012 Specialized S-works Amira on the road (i.e. my pride and joy) and a Gary Fisher Paragon off-road.

My favorite thing about Bicycle Sport Shop:
The passion that everyone here has for bikes. No matter what the genre.

Jason Renna

Assistant Store Manager/Fit Junky
Parmer

Hometown:Austin, Tx

Dream trip destination:
Riding my bike from Tuscanny to Zurich with lots of time.

My first bike:
1963 Flamboyant Red Schwinn Stingray

Josh Gordon

Assistant Service Manager
Lamar

Hometown:Houston, Tx

Main cycling disciplines:
I mainly stick to BMX consisting mostly of trails, but do like to ride my 29er's off road too. Let's just say anything fast and on dirt is alright with me.

Dream trip destination:
Gorge Rd. dirt jumps in New Zealand

Stephen Pierce

Rentals Manager
Lamar

Hometown:Lawton, Oklahoma

My favorite thing about Bicycle Sport Shop:
I love the collection of individuals that work at BSS. There are so many smart, interesting and talented people from all walks of life teaming up for a common goal.

Words to live by:
"The cup is only being spilled for the chance to have it filled"
- Guided by Voices

Judie Scalfano

Sales
Lamar

Hometown:Bay Area, California

Words to live by:
"You're never completely out of the woods"

Favorite post-ride meal:
Gotta be TEX-MEX or Bar-b-que....mmmm......

Joey Machado

Ebay Czar/Sales Support
Lamar

Hometown:San Antonio, Texas

What I ride:
Specialized Crux, Cervello R5, Specialized Epic 29er

Favorite place to ride:
South East of Austin, surrounding hills and local trails/parks.

 

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