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How much do you typically ride in a week?
When I was race training [for cross-country racing from 2013 to 2017], I was usually getting 100-plus miles a week. But now it ranges: during the winter, as few as 20 and as much as 100 in a week. Once the warmer weather starts to hit, I can get in 60 to 100.
Has anybody every commented on the size of your calves?
Here and there. I’m a tall lanky dude, so I wouldn’t say they absolutely stand out. But when I’m flexed … I remember it started in high school. They would be like, “Dude, you’ve got some pretty big calves.” I’d flex and they’d call it “calve butt.” You’ve got that line that splits up the middle of your calf that kind of makes it look like you have a butt crack on your calves.
Were you riding a lot then, or do you think genetics played a role?
Obviously, it’s somewhat genetic. Anything like that is. There are great riders out there and they don’t have remarkably defined calves. At the same time, you develop what you’ve got. I definitely think riding has been a big part of that.
Do you have any big rides on the horizon?
It’s not set in stone yet, but I’m looking to head out west to do a ride from Durango [Colo.] to Moab [Utah]. They call it a hut-to-hut mountain bike ride; you end up doing a couple of hundred miles once it’s all said and done.
Any parting words of advice?
Fun, friends and fitness — cycling is a great sport to get involved in for those three things. I would encourage people to give back to their cycling community in one way or another. Join a club, get involved.