Dan's interests through the years are as varied as Zoolander's signature looks. From XC, to road, to ultra-endurance MTB, back to road, and CX, Blue Steel has done it all. A core member of our leadership, Dan's balanced take to riding, racing, and life is much appreciated.
When not pedalling around northern Italy or waxing lyrical on Campy, Jimm is either hitting the road, trails, or gravel. He will be keeping primary focus on the off-road season again, with the payoff being social post-race seasonal beers; bonus if accompanied by offal or pasta fatto in casa.
Like many of us, Ryan received that "golden ticket" to move to the Asheville cycling mecca in the form of a job offer. His good fortune ended there as the rouleur flatlands of Charleston did not extend to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Forever doomed to gravitational vertical challenge, Ryan makes up for it with endless positive attitude and a physique suited to the banks of the Mellowdrome.
Hardened from the Massachusetts winters, Joe cut his teeth racing CX against the likes Powers and a diapered Hyde, and doing dumb stuff like riding his street motorcycle throughout New England winters. Obviously coaxing death to his door, Joe revels in the 'muddier the better' mantra while steadfastly sticking to archaic cantilever brakes.
Marc is the owner of Mountain Radiance Spa - a VSR sponsor. He's a key piece of our Euro Roadie heritage. Everyone on the team looks forward to Marc's waxing services. In related news, membership is not currently open to Brazilians per terms of the sponsorship agreement.
Another cornerstone of the VeloSports Racing foundation, Stephen is also a long-time sponsor as an honest and extremely hard working realtor. Stephen maintains a healthy racing schedule every year despite his responsibilities. His greatest win to date is defeating cancer after a long and extremely demanding fight in 2016.
Brining in Thomas was part of VSR's long term strategy. Amateur sports organizations always need to have an eye towards longevity and the 'next generation.' When we found out Thomas had his fourth kid on the way, "Boom!" we knew we needed this guy. He also gave Josh a run for his money in the ROF B Race series this past season, and has his eye on the M35+ and A race for next year.
Last Seen: 2016 ROF Awards Party
Last known location: Knoxville, TN
If found, return atop his bike.
For a time Billy was circling the revolving VSR door - always coming or going. Hell, only a third of the time could we get him on a bike (see Ecothon foto above). But just like Asheville's once-upon-a-time "Most Eligible Bachelor" has settled down with love, so too he has settled back with VSR; taking his rightful longtime place among the region's finest. He also wears a shirt more often than his Billy McStudmuffin days (see Ecothon foto above).
Once the third member of the Mississippi Mob, he's now the lone surviver. Unique to Todd is his frame building prowess - riding all his own frames. Also unique to Todd is his dedication and ability to stoke a fire at MTB team camp. *See MosleyFrameworks for beautiful slowmo fire shots on Instagram.
Not too many years ago, Josh was the young kid on the circle track. Fresh out of NC State he and his then fiancé cut a youthful figure at the Ring of Fire. Now after a marriage and a kid, he's finally ready to join the old boys. Let's hope he brings his mad excel spreadsheet skills to the table!
With his friendliness and appreciation, he could give Steve Sherman a run for the nice-guy money. We tried to get Roger to join a few years ago and he graciously declined at the time. Suffice to say, we couldn't be happier to now bring on a man of his character, and his son, into the VeloSports Racing fold.
Adam was lost for a long time. Wondering away from the flock, thankfully he found is way back to the VSR fold. However the poor guy is still often lost - by most of our measure. He can likely be found (probably only by Tony) wondering the backwoods of Pisgah National Forest, that he knows like the back of his hand.
A nicer guy you may not find. His chill demeanor the stuff of surfers. But keep this doctor away from a scalpel. He may leave you in a nauseous ball.
P.S. Love you Steve - Jimm
Tony is the hardest and softest among us. Half the year he may be laid-up with a bad back or a hard road ride may have him sore for days. Like a Phoenix, come PMBAR, Pisgah 111/55k, Monster Cross, or Double Dare and he's healed. 40sF and rain in the Pisgah Forest - the stuff of Tony's play. Well seasoned and experienced, he brings to their ruin anyone none-the-wiser to be his partner in his preferred Type 2 Fun.
Who say's you can't go home? A fixture in the Asheville riding and mechanic community for years, Eric disappeared to Utah for a spell. He even spent some time with Reid and Finn ... Reid's dog. Though circumstances may dictate one's moving and leave an unfulfilled longing to return, Eric managed to do that. We're excited he chose to join us and add to our sporting diversity!