29 January 2010 - 7:062010 Bike29 Team: Travis Voyer
Travis, or T-Vo as we sometimes call him, is one of our local riders. Not only does he have a naturally cool “mountain bike name”, he is also one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He’s a dyed in the wool singlespeeder, even though he has been spotted messing around on full suspension geared bikes from time to time.
By day, Travis is a coach for the National Guard Biathlon Team. For those that don’t know what that is, it’s a combination of Nordic skate skiing and rifle marksmanship. It’s somewhat of an obscure sport here in the states, but it’s as big as NASCAR in Europe. That is probably why they are so skinny… Besides that, Biathlon is not only a real sport, but an OLYMPIC sport, one that requires a great amount of fitness and discipline, and Travis has those in spades.
He is a regular at Wednesday Night Worlds, never too cool for school, and can always be found encouraging the younger riders to go for it in their races. His home turf is Saxon Hill, which is an amazingly fun area I have recently rediscovered. And while we didn’t have an “official” team last year, Travis (along with a few others) was always out there flying the B29 colors. We’re really happy to have him aboard again this year.
Look for Travis, racing singlespeed at the Root 66 Race Series this summer, or come by Catamount and do some hot laps with him on Wednesday nights!