Started racing 'Cross in 1973, I love the simple, pure, pain and pleasure of the sport. My goal is to always help move the sport forward, by promoting races, raking courses, or building affordable 'Cross bikes so everyone can participate.
Current Bike Collection:
Redlines--Red/white/blue Scandium Team from 1999, to 2011 team, and current Conquest carbon Team .
Nationals and the Supercup final at the Presidio in 1999 was the highligh for me, I felt like I was racing in Europe.
The 2012Redline Conquest carbon Team--17.5lbs of perfection.
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
The comraderie, everyone experiences the wet, mud, cold, and suffers together.
Yeah I enjoyed our conversation. Clearly I need to make it down to a Seattle CX race next fall. I'm just happy that people read my column. I've been threatening Claire that I would write terrible things just to see if anyone reads it but now I can just stick to positive stories. After we talked I emailed Claire and said "Yo, TIm Rutledge reads "Up North"