Bryan Boyhan

Riding bikes has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. Growing

up, my friends and I used to ride around the streets of New Orleans trying new

tricks on our GT and Dyno BMX bikes. Behind the levees on the banks of the

Mississippi River were some awesome trails and pump courses we would ride when

it wasn’t flooded out. My parents actually organized an event for a few years called

Bike New Orleans that was a great tour of the city. Hundreds of people came out

with all types of bikes, amazing food was served, and they even had freestyle BMX

pros show up and do trick demos.

Later, I moved to Orlando, Florida still only riding BMX. I would build some

pretty sketchy ramps and hit them full speed with complete disregard for potential

injuries. I used my bike to go to friend’s houses and worked on my street riding

skills for a little while.

High school came around and I got a car and joined a band and didn’t ride for

a couple years. I didn’t think much of it then but I subconsciously started to miss the

freedom and simple joy of riding a bike. My friend’s dad had an old road bike he

never used so after band practice I started to do short rides around the

neighborhood. This was my first experience with road bikes. Pedal cages were so

foreign to me but I acclimated to them after a couple of rides. It was an awesome

way to get away from everything.

Then I moved to California in 2010 and shortly thereafter quit the band.

I bought a single speed and used it to go everywhere because I didn’t have a car

(and still don’t). My work commute was a few miles each way and the miles started

adding up. I started to get in pretty good shape and enjoyed exploring the beautiful

California landscapes via bicycle. So I bought my first roadie and subsequently got

hooked.

While working one night some kid came in and parked his nice Felt road

bike outside, unlocked. Though I may have been tempted, I kept an eye on the

bike for him until he came back out so I could pick his brain about riding. That’s

how I met Joey, who could talk about cycling all day and at that point in time ride

circles around me. We ended up riding together fairly often and he pushed me to

get stronger. He later talked to me about joining the racing team he was a part of,

Bicycle.net. From there, I met Jonathan Tessler a.k.a. JT, a.k.a. Jewish Thunder, the

CEO of Bicycle.net and got involved with racing.

My first season has brought me into a world I never knew existed and totally

flipped my lifestyle around. Training day in, day out for criterium races practically

every week became addicting. Traveling for road races as a team was inspiring. The

true test of fitness and mental stamina was the grueling Belgian Waffle Ride in San

Diego and after completing that torture-fest I started to feel strong and motivated

with a solid group of riders around me. I’m looking forward to next season, and will

be putting in the work to “show dominance”. Attitude is Everything.

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