Member Since 2018
My friends call me Griff. When joining Bell Real Estate Cycling, I was 53. I started mountain biking and discovered my passion for road biking a few years later. I now primarily ride road bikes and mountain bikes when I have time. I have also had the chance to gravel ride as well. I have raced Sea Otter four times in the mountain bike cross country race in Category 3. I completed and placed in the middle of the field in all races.
There are a lot of reasons why I enjoy cycling besides the physical activity it provides me. I have met many fellow riders through the years while cycling as well as helping our at OBS(Oakdale Bike Shop). I enjoy the camaraderie we have. I like organizing group rides, being the ride leader, and making sure all riders return safely. I enjoy supporting local charities by participating in various cycling events.
I usually ride three to four times a week for a total of 70 to 100 miles. Mainly I ride with Oakdale Bike Shop and the Ripon group. I also participate on rides supporting TNT (Team in Training) when I have the opportunity. My favorite route is the Tunitas Creek ride. I enjoy that ride at least once a year. Locally my favorite route is Oakdale to Knights Ferry.
My most recent accomplishment was America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride in June 2018 with TNT. Although I enjoy group rides at all levels, my passion is in competitive riding to push myself to the limit.