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Craig Peters

Craig Peters
Craig Peters

When asked how he got into cycling, Craig replies, "When I was eight my father gave me a three speed Gitane instead of the standard Schwinn. At first I was pissed because I wanted the banana seat. But when I realized left my buddies in the dust anytime there was a bump in the road I felt differently. In the late eighties when I was in college at Cal I was active with the Grizzly Peak Cycling Club as a ride leader on B rides. I enjoyed centuries, rode with my girl friend (now wife) and commuted by bike. After graduating, the car was secondary and the bike primary, until my wife and I moved to New York in the mid 90s.

Winter on the East Coast put a crimp in my riding until our return to CA in 2004 when I started riding again (and drinking beer with less guilt). A coworker got me back into riding and urged me to try competition. My first race was in 2006, and it was a blast! I've been competing at a low level, but with much enthusiasm, ever since. My wife and I moved to Oahu in 2006 and returned to the Bay Area in late 2011"

Craig was asked what he considers his greatest cycling achievement so far. He replied, "I've finished the 112 mile Dick Evans Memorial Road Race on Oahu that follows the original iron man course four times; once I was even in sight of the leaders over the KOM! I have lucked into two HI state time trial championships - one individual and one team. Small fields are a blessing and a curse."

He adds, "I appreciate the social aspect of cycling. My ideal training ride is a 60 mile ride with equal parts ribbing and sprinting. When I'm not riding bikes I love spending time with my wife and two kids, and get a lot out of working in a big tech company in the valley."





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