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Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe
Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe
Michael Rowe in 2005 kit
Michael has contributed much to the LGBRC since joining in 1995. He has recently upgraded to Category 2. Michael also races on the track. He is the club vice president and has chaired the Cat's Hill Committee for the past two years.

When asked what attracted him to cycling, he says, "Cycling was originally a form of cross-training for my running. I started by commuting to work on my bike. Soon I was joining weekend group rides, and that led to a desire to race. I checked out other racing clubs, but found LGBRC to be the most inviting."Michael has contributed much to the LGBRC since joining in 1995. He has recently upgraded to Category 2. Michael also races on the track. He is the club vice president and has chaired the Cat's Hill Committee for the past two years.

When asked what attracted him to cycling, he says, "Cycling was originally a form of cross-training for my running. I started by commuting to work on my bike. Soon I was joining weekend group rides, and that led to a desire to race. I checked out other racing clubs, but found LGBRC to be the most inviting."
His greatest cycling achievements: "I would like to think that my greatest accomplishments lie ahead of me. However, I am very proud to have played a key role in putting on the '99 and 2000 Cats Hill Criteriums."

"I find that I need constant challenges in my life -- both on and off the bike. Consequently my professional life seems to be in constant flux, as I tend to shake things up frequently in search of new challenges. I've spent many years as a research biologist working at Stanford, Syntex, and CV Therapeutics. Recently I reinvented my career and I'm now leveraging my MBA degree by managing external business development at Motorola's Lexicus division."

When not spending time riding, racing, or wrenching on his various bikes, he tries to find time to enjoy good food, wine, photography, travel and music. He likes to describe himself as "the big kid with too many hobbies."

His motto: "Sleep is a waste of time...life will pass you by as you sleep."

" LGBRC is a wonderful blend of dedicated athletes and interesting personalities that I enjoy both on and off the bike. Often other cycling clubs take themselves too seriously and forget how to have fun on the bike or interact with teammates outside the cycling world. Many of my closest friendships I owe to LGBRC. The club is a catalyst for racing as well as socializing. Finally, I appreciate that our membership has great diversity in age, professional background, and cycling experience."

 



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