Welcome to the first in a series of Q+A’s that will feature our Club’s Board of Directors. Today we meet Greg Cushing, Club President and Ride Leader for our first Club Ride of 2020.
1. How many years have you been cycling ?
GC: I started cycling in 1987 to enhance my hockey training. In 1991 I began Mountain Biking and became quite good at it. I was fortunate enough to have Tom Jehlicka as a close friend and Mentor.
2. What is a highlight from your years of cycling?
GC: Racing with Z-Team/Pedalinx/Zuck Bikes, Brent Aquino, fellow CCC Board Member was on the team as well. It was a great honour to be asked to join that team, they were the best. Racing the Pro/Cat1 race at the Tour de Via d’Italia Criterium in Windsor as a contributor to the race rather than pack fill was the piece de resistance. Chapeau. I had accomplished more than I had hoped possible.
3. What do you like best about being part of this cycling club?
GC: My early days as a member of the club were spent developing and honing my fitness and skills under the leadership of Dave Singfield. After seeing the way the club helped improve my cycling fitness, I was motivated to contribute to the Club as a payback for what I received. I hope to see the Club survive and grow.
4. Any goals for the 2020 cycling season?
GC: Ride as much as I can!
5. Roadie or Off Roadie?
GC: Mostly Roadie
6. Are you Team Short Socks or Team High Socks?
GC: I am a traditionalist in a lot of ways. So, to answer the question, thin white socks, just above the ankle, because that is what the pros wore in the years of the sports’ development in Europe.
7. Espresso or Americano?
GC: Neither, don’t drink it- but if I had to pick I’d say Espresso. It seems to match my style.
8. What club rides can we find you on?
GC: In a normal season, you would find me on the Pancake Ride, and the President’s Ride. This week, you’ll find me leading our Wednesday Night Ride. When we grow the calendar, I will be involved in Monday Nights which will be Development Nights, either a Tempo Ride or Crit
CCC: Thanks for this Greg! We’ll see you on the road…..